SGOCO Group, Ltd. Announces Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results

BEIJING, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SGOCO Group, Ltd. (Nasdaq: SGOC) ("SGOCO" or the "Company"), a company focused on product design, distribution and brand development in the flat-panel display market, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013.

Second Quarter 2013 Comparisons with Second Quarter 2012 - Financial Highlights

  • Total revenue increased 38.7% year-over-year to $59.2 million  
  • Gross profit increased 31.5% year-over-year to $5.2 million, gross margin at 8.8% as compared to 9.3%
  • Operating income increased 97.3% year-over-year to $4.1 million, operating margin at 6.8% as compared to 4.8%
  • Net income increased 175.7% year-over-year to $3.4 million, net margin at 5.7% as compared to 2.9%
  • Basic and diluted earnings per share ("EPS") were $0.20 as compared to $0.07

Second Quarter 2013 Comparisons with Second Quarter 2012 - Operational Highlights

  • SGOCO Brand and Licensed Brands (previously known as "SGOCO Brand") generated $41.3 million, an increase of 9.1% year-over-year, representing 69.8% of total revenues as compared to 88.7%. Key Accounts sales (previously known as "Non-SGOCO brand and OEM") generated $17.1 million, an increase of 255.8% year-over-year, representing 28.9% of total revenues as compared to 11.3%.

First Half 2013 Comparisons with First Half 2012 - Financial Highlights

  • Total revenue increased 47.3% year-over-year to $113.8 million
  • Gross profit increased 34.8% year-over-year to $8.9 million, gross margin at 7.9% as compared to 8.6%
  • Operating income increased 81.3% year-over-year to $6.7 million, operating margin at 5.9% as compared to 4.8%
  • Net income up 137.9% year-over-year to $5.1 million, net margin at 4.5% as compared to 2.8%
  • Basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.30 as compared to $0.12

First Half 2013 Comparisons with First Half 2012 - Operational Highlights

  • SGOCO Brand and Licensed Brands generated $77.9 million, increased 32.6% year-over-year, representing 68.5% of total revenues as compared to 76.3%. Key Accounts sales generated $23.6 million, increased 29.5% year-over-year, representing 20.7% of total revenues as compared to 23.7%.

Mr. Burnette Or, President and Chief Executive Officer of SGOCO, commented on the results. "Our performance over the second quarter demonstrated our continued strength in the flat-panel display market, as revenue grew 39% year over year and net earnings increased by 176% from last year. These positive signs are indicative of the success we have achieved in implementing our four-prong strategy to position the Company in a promising direction for the future.

"Our four-prong strategy enables us to focus on strengthening our brand portfolio, specializing in high-growth industry verticals, diversifying our product lines and expanding distribution channels across China's tier three and four cities. These strategies are being well-implemented and we are pleased with the results of our efforts. We have received positive feedback for our newly developed products, the touch-screen Parts-In-One (PIO) and All-In-One (AIO) PC. We expect these new products to further drive our growth in the second half of the year and to facilitate the expansion of our sales and distribution networks in various areas of China. As a result, we are able to strengthen our solid brand portfolio and expand our market share.  

"With China's economic focus expected to shift towards tier three and four cities over the next decade, our leading capabilities in product distribution in these cities will come to bear on numerous opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Over the last three quarters, we have rapidly expanded our coverage of distribution networks in rural areas to most of the provinces, covering a substantial area of China geographically."

Mr. Or concluded, "We have also opened our new sales operation in Shenzhen, one of the most active and demanding cities for innovative electronic devices to accommodate the expansion of sales and services in China, and it will become SGOCO's key sales and operational base going forward. Our focus on geographic and product expansion guarantees SGOCO's success in increasing profitability through the development of new products and opportunistic acquisitions, priming the Company to capitalize on the enormous business opportunities afforded by China's shifting landscape."

SECOND QUARTER 2013 FINANCIAL RESULTS

Revenue

Total revenue for the second quarter 2013 increased 38.7% to $59.2 million from $42.7 million in the second quarter of 2012. The year-over-year revenue increase was mainly due to the addition of a few local distributor clients and increased sales of flat panel monitors in the second quarter.

Of the total revenues in the quarter, $41.3 million or 69.8% of total revenues were from SGOCO Brand and its Licensed Brands; $17.1 million or 28.9% of total revenues were from Key Accounts sales; and $0.8 million or 1.3% of total revenues were from sales of Other Application Products.

Cost of Goods Sold

Cost of goods sold increased 39.5% to $54.0 million from $38.7 million in the second quarter of 2012. The increase was in line with the revenue growth.

Gross Profit and Gross Margin

Gross profit increased 31.5% to $5.2 million from $4.0 million for the second quarter of 2012.

The overall gross margin for the second quarter of 2013 was 8.8%, as compared with 9.3% for the second quarter of 2012. The decrease in gross margin was mainly due to withholding tax paid to Chinese authorities, starting in the second half of 2012, for recycling imported monitors. This decrease was alleviated by the exchange gain we recognized due to the appreciation of the Renminbi, as most of our purchases were settled in USD. During the second quarter of 2013, SGOCO Brand and its Licensed Brands' sales had a gross margin of 9.6%, which decreased from 9.9% in the second quarter of 2012. During the second quarter of 2013 and 2012, Key Accounts sales had a gross margin of 8.2% and 5.9%, respectively. Sales of other application products in the second quarter of 2013 recorded a gross margin of 10.4%, as compared to nil sales in the second quarter of 2012.

Operating Expenses

Selling, General and Administrative expenses for the second quarter of 2013 decreased to $1.2 million from $1.9 million for the second quarter of 2012.

Selling expenses for the second quarter of 2013 increased 140.0% year-over-year to $0.3 million, representing 0.5% of total revenues, compared with $0.1 million or 0.3% of total revenues in the second quarter of 2012. The increase was mainly attributable to an increase in transportation costs from increased product sales during the second quarter and increased staff costs due to additional employees hired in Shenzhen and Beijing offices to strengthen the sales team.

General and Administrative ("G&A") expenses decreased 52.7% year-over-year to $0.8 million from $1.8 million for the second quarter of 2012. The decrease of G&A expenses was due to tightened controls over expenses and a decrease in the professional fees due to the completion of investigation in relation to the Company's trading halt and change of auditors in 2012.

Operating Income and Operating Margin

Operating income for the second quarter of 2013 was $4.1 million, up 97.3% from $2.1 million in the second quarter of 2012. Operating margin was 6.8%, and improved from 4.8% in the second quarter of 2012 due to the increase of revenue and reduction of G&A expenses.

Net Income, Net Margin and EPS

Net income for the second quarter of 2013 was $3.4 million, an increase of 175.7% from $1.2 million in the second quarter of 2012. Net margin was 5.7% for the second quarter of 2013, which increased from 2.9% in the second quarter of 2012.

Basic and diluted EPS were $0.20 for the second quarter of 2013, compared to $0.07 in the second quarter of 2012. Basic and diluted EPS for the second quarter of 2013 was calculated based on 17,173,981 weighted average number of common shares as compared to 17,059,860 weighted average number of common shares in the second quarter of 2012.

Balance Sheet

Cash and cash equivalents

As of June 30, 2013, cash and cash equivalents were $14.2 million, an increase of $ 2.7 million from $11.5 million as of December 31, 2012. The increase in the cash position was primarily attributable to an increase in operating cash flow from increased sales during the second quarter.

Accounts receivable

Accounts receivable as of June 30, 2013 increased 28.7% to $76.4 million from $59.4 million as of December 31, 2012. The increase was primarily attributable to increased sales during the second quarter. As of June 30, 2013, Accounts Receivable Turnover Days was 108 days compared to 68 days as of June 30, 2012. The increase in Accounts Receivable Turnover Days was mainly because most of our customers made use of the credit period we granted them.

Inventories

Inventories as of June 30, 2013 increased 186.6% to $16.4 million from $5.7 million as of December 31, 2012. The increase was primarily to fulfill the upcoming sales orders and expected market demand. As of June 30, 2013, Inventory Turnover Days was 19 days compared to 4.5 days as of June 30, 2012. The increase in Inventory Turnover Days was mainly because we made significant purchases close to June 30, 2013 for next quarter orders.

Working capital

Working capital increased to $83.6 million from $78.1 million at the end of 2012. The current ratio was 2.56 on June 30, 2013, compared to 3.86 on December 31, 2012.

Voting results of the 2012 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

SGOCO also announced the voting results of its 2012 annual general meeting of shareholders ("AGM"), held in Beijing, China on June 24th, 2013.  At the AGM, shareholders approved all of the following resolutions put forward in the proxy statement: (i) the approval and adoption of the financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2012; (ii) the approval and appointment of Crowe Horwath (HK) CPA Limited as auditor of the Company and to authorize the directors to fix the remuneration of the auditors; (iii) the election of Burnette Or, Robert Eu, Frank Wu, John Chen, Pik Yue Hon, Wai Man (Helen) Hsu, and Tin Man Or to serve as directors on the board until the close of the next annual general meeting of shareholders or  until their successors are duly elected. For more detailed information regarding these resolutions, please review the Notice of 2012 Annual General Meeting posted at the website: http://www.sgocogroup.com/us/SGOC/irwebsite/index.php?mod=shareholder.

CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION

SGOCO's senior management will host a conference call on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 8 a.m. (Eastern)/5 a.m. (Pacific)/8 p.m. (Beijing/Hong Kong) to discuss quarterly results and operational updates.

To access the conference call, please dial in at least 10 minutes before the call.

1-877-941-4774 (US Toll-free)
1-480-629-9760 (International)
4001-200-611 (China Toll-free)
86-400-628-0671 (China)

Conference call identification number: 4632020

The Company will also broadcast a live audio webcast of the conference call. The webcast will be available at http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=105494

An archive of the call will be available within 48 hours at http://www.sgocogroup.com/us/SGOC/irwebsite/index.php?mod=recent&id=16

ABOUT SGOCO GROUP, LTD.

SGOCO Group, Ltd. is focused on product design, brand development and distribution of flat panel display products, including computer monitors, TVs, computers and application specific products. SGOCO sells its products and services in the Chinese market and abroad. For more information about SGOCO, please visit our investor relations website http://www.sgocogroup.com.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

SGOCO Group, Ltd.

Serena Wu
Investor Relations Manager
Tel: +86 (10) - 85870173 (China)
US: +1(646) - 5831616 (Voice mail)
Email:ir@sgoco.com  

SAFE HARBOR AND INFORMATIONAL STATEMENT

This announcement contains "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, those with respect to the objectives, plans and strategies of the Company set forth herein and those preceded by or that include the words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "future," "will," "intend," "plan," "estimate" or similar expressions, are "forward-looking statements". Forward-looking statements in this release include, without limitation, the effectiveness of the Company's multiple-brand, multiple channel strategy and the transitioning of its product development and sales focus to a "light-asset" model. Although the Company's management believes that such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot guarantee that such expectations are, or will be, correct. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, which could cause the Company's future results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements can change as a result of many possible events or factors not all of which are known to the Company, which may include, without limitation, requirements or changes adversely affecting the LCD and LED market in China; fluctuations in customer demand for LCD and LED products generally; our success in promoting our brand of LCD and LED products in China and elsewhere; our ability to have effective internal control over financial reporting; our success in designing and distributing products under brands licensed from others; management of sales trends and client mix; possibility of securing loans and other financing without fixed assets as collateral; changes in government policy in China; the fluctuations and competition in sales and sale prices of LCD and LED products in China; China's overall economic conditions and local market economic conditions; our ability to expand through strategic acquisitions and establishment of new locations; compliance with government regulations; legislation or regulatory environments; geopolitical events, and other events and/or risks outlined in SGOCO's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F and other filings. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of the issuance, and SGOCO does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

 

SGOCO GROUP, LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2013 AND 2012

(Unaudited)

(In thousands of U.S. dollars except share and per share data)




2013


2012

REVENUES:





  Revenues


59,242


42,702






COST OF GOODS SOLD:





  Cost of goods sold


54,040


38,746






GROSS PROFIT


5,202


3,956






OPERATING EXPENSES:





  Selling expenses


312


130

   General and administrative expenses


838


1,772

Total operating expenses


1,150


1,902






INCOME FROM OPERATIONS


4,052


2,054






OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES):





  Interest income


4


1

  Interest expense


(58)


(24)

  Other income (expense), net


13


3

  Change in fair value of warrant derivative liability


(31)


47

Total other income (expenses), net


(72)


27






INCOME BEFORE PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES


3,980


2,081






PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES


586


850

NET INCOME


3,394


1,231






OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS):





  Foreign currency translation adjustment


92


(11)






COMPREHENSIVE INCOME


3,486


1,220






EARNINGS PER SHARE:





Basic


0.20


0.07

Diluted


0.20


0.07






WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF COMMON SHARES

OUTSTANDING:





Basic


17,173,981


17,059,860

Diluted


17,173,981


17,059,860

 


SGOCO GROUP, LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2013 AND 2012

(Unaudited)

(In thousands of U.S. dollars except share and per share data)




2013


2012

REVENUES:





  Revenues


113,785


77,224






COST OF GOODS SOLD:





  Cost of goods sold


104,840


70,586






GROSS PROFIT


8,945


6,638






OPERATING EXPENSES:





  Selling expenses


556


247

   General and administrative expenses


1,670


2,684

Total operating expenses


2,226


2,931






INCOME FROM OPERATIONS


6,719


3,707






OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES):





  Interest income


5


2

  Interest expense


(93)


(39)

  Other income (expense), net


(61)


(12)

  Change in fair value of warrant derivative liability


(27)


48

Total other expenses, net


(176)


(1)






INCOME BEFORE PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES


6,543


3,706






PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES


1,429


1,556

NET INCOME


5,114


2,150






OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS):





  Foreign currency translation adjustment


106


(83)






COMPREHENSIVE INCOME


5,220


2,067






EARNINGS PER SHARE:





Basic


0.30


0.12

Diluted


0.30


0.12






WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF COMMON SHARES

OUTSTANDING:





Basic


17,130,888


17,059,860

Diluted


17,130,888


17,059,860

 


SGOCO GROUP, LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

AS OF JUNE 30, 2013 AND DECEMBER 31, 2012

(In thousands of U.S. dollars except share and per share data)




June 30,
2013


December 31,

2012

ASSETS


(Unaudited) 



CURRENT ASSETS





 Cash


14,156


11,548

 Accounts receivable, net of provision for doubtful accounts of $105 and nil,

    respectively


76,401


59,355

 Other receivables and prepayments


2,665


169

 Inventories


16,408


5,725

 Advances to suppliers


27,401


28,511

 Other current assets


115


78

Total current assets


137,146


105,386






PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET


242


261






Total assets


137,388


 

105,647






LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY










CURRENT LIABILITIES





   Short-term loan


7,034


6,230

   Accounts payable, trade


35,324


12,038

   Accrued liabilities


257


156

   Short-term loan – shareholder


209


209

   Other payables


403


379

   Customer deposits


2,666


1,155

 Taxes payable


7,691


7,147

Total current liabilities


53,584


27,314






OTHER LIABILITIES





Warrant derivative liability


44


18






Total liabilities


53,628


27,332






Commitment and contingencies










SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY





Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 1,000,000 shares   

  authorized, nil issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2013 

  and December 31, 2012, respectively


-


-

Common stock, $0.001 par value, 50,000,000 shares 

  authorized, 17,660,356 and 17,465,356 issued and 

  outstanding as of June 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012,   

  respectively


18


17

Paid-in-capital


25,052


24,828

Statutory reserves


401


401

Retained earnings


58,158


53,044

 Accumulated other comprehensive income


131


25

Total shareholders' equity


83,760


78,315

  Total liabilities and shareholder's equity


137,388


105,647

 

SGOCO GROUP, LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2013 AND 2012

(Unaudited)

(In thousands of U.S. dollars)




2013


2012

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:





Net income


5,114


2,150

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:




Depreciation and amortization


37


31

Provision for doubtful debts


105


-

Change in fair value of warrant derivative liability


27


(48)

Share-based compensation expenses


224


273

Change in operating assets and liabilities





Accounts receivable, trade


(17,469)


(18,725)

Other receivables and prepayments


(2,467)


(54)

Notes receivable


-


(94)

Inventories


(10,475)


38,537

Advances to suppliers


1,592


(43,793)

Other current assets


(35)


(121)

Accounts payables, trade


22,956


(144)

Accrued liabilities


98


81

Other payables


13


672

Customer deposits


1,476


1,426

Taxes payable


415


1,258

Net cash provided by (used in)

  operating activities


1,611


(18,551)






CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:





Settlement of consideration received from disposal of subsidiaries


-


18,734

Purchase of equipment


(15)


(69)

Net cash (used in) provided by

  investing activities


(15)


18,665






CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:





Increase in restricted cash


-


(318)

Notes payable


-


318

Proceeds from short-term loan


804


-

Net cash provided by financing activities


804


-






EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE ON CASH


208


65






INCREASE IN CASH


2,608


179






CASH, beginning of period


11,548


535






CASH, end of period


14,156


714






SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION





Interest expenses paid (net of amount capitalized)


93


39

Income taxes paid


900


293






SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES





Settlement of consideration receivable – received in finished goods


-


38,375

SOURCE SGOCO Group, Ltd.



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