SGOCO Group, Ltd. Announces Solid Growth in Revenues and Earnings for First Quarter 2013

BEIJING, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SGOCO Group, Ltd. (Nasdaq: SGOC) ("SGOCO" or the "Company"), a company focused on product design, distribution and brand development in flat-panel display products, today announced its unaudited operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2013.

2013 First Quarter Overview

SGOCO started the year 2013 with a solid year-over-year growth of both its revenues and profits. Compared with the first quarter of 2012, SGOCO achieved top line increase of 58.0% and bottom line increase of 87.5% for the first quarter of 2013.

The solid operational results demonstrated that the light-asset business model provided SGOCO with greater scalability in growing its sales.

Financial Highlights First Quarter 2013 vs. First Quarter 2012

  • Quarterly revenues increased 58.0% to $54.5 million, as compared to $34.5 million year-over-year
  • Gross profit increased by 39.6% to $3.7 million, as compared to $2.7 million year-over-year
  • Net income increased 87.5% to $1.7 million, as compared to $0.9 million year-over-year
  • Basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.10, as compared to $0.05.

Revenue

In the first quarter of 2013, SGOCO's total revenues were $54.5 million, which increased by 58.0% from $34.5 million from the first quarter of 2012. The year-over-year revenue increase was mainly due to the sign-ups with a few large local distributor clients and increased sales of other application products as well as larger-sized monitors with higher prices, offset by a decrease in sales of smaller-sized monitors in the quarter.

Of the total revenues in the quarter, $36.6 million or 67.1% of total revenues were from SGOCO's own brands; $6.5 million or 12.0% of total revenues were from OEM customers; and $11.4 million or 20.9% of total revenues were from sales of other application products. Starting in the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company started to source orders for higher margin application products in order to diversify its revenue streams.

Gross Margin

Gross profit for the first quarter of 2013 increased 39.6% to $3.7 million from $2.7 million for the first quarter of 2012.

The overall gross margin for the first quarter of 2013 was 6.9%, as compared with 7.8% for the first quarter of 2012. Gross margin continued to be negatively impacted by the increased fees charged by Chinese authorities for recycling imported monitors and price decreases in monitors. During the first quarter of 2013, SGOCO brand sales had a gross margin of 6.6%, which decreased from 9.8% in the first quarter of 2012. During the first quarters of 2013 and 2012, OEM businesses had a gross margin of 6.9% and 5.5%, respectively. Sales of other application products in the first quarter of 2013 recorded a gross margin of 7.8%.

Operating Income and Expenses

Operating income totaled $2.7 million for the first quarter of 2013, or 4.9% of total revenues, as compared to $1.7 million, or 4.8% of total revenues for the first quarter of 2012.

SG&A expenses for the first quarter of 2013 were $1.1 million, roughly the same level as the first quarter of 2012 of $1.0 million. The year-over-year increase of $0.1 million was attributed to increase in both transportation cost and staff salaries and welfare, offset by a decrease in share-based compensation expenses.

Net Income and EPS

Net income for the first quarter of 2013 was $1.7 million, which grew 87.5% from $0.9 million for the first quarter of 2012. The net income margins were 3.2% and 2.7% for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

Basic and diluted earnings per share were reported at $0.10 for the first quarter of 2013, compared to $0.05 in the first quarter of 2012. Basic and diluted EPS for the first quarter of 2013 was calculated based on 17,086,826 weighted average number of common shares as compared to 17,053,036 weighted average number of common shares for the first quarter of 2012.

Cash and Working Capital

As of March 31, 2013, the Company held $5.7 million in cash and cash equivalents compared to $11.5 million as of December 31, 2012. Working capital increased to $79.9 million from $78.1 million at the end of 2012. The current ratio was 3.01 on March 31, 2013, compared to 3.86 on December 31, 2012.

The decrease in the cash position was largely due to the Company's significant inventory build-up and advances made to suppliers as of March 31, 2013 in order to meet customers' delivery schedules in the following quarter.

Annual General Meeting
The Company is scheduled to hold its Annual General Meeting on June 24, 2013 with Proxy Statement filed with the SEC.

Conference Call
SGOCO's management will host a conference call at 9 a.m. Eastern Time/9 p.m. Beijing Time on Monday, June 17, 2013.

Interested parties may access the call by dialing 1-877-941-1427 (US Toll-free) or 1-480-629-9664 (International) or 400-120-0612 (China Toll-free). The Conference call identification number is 4620997#.

A webcast will also be available via http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=104868

A recording of the conference call will be accessible within 48 hours via SGOCO's website at: http://www.sgocogroup.com/us/SGOC/irwebsite/index.php?mod=recent&id=14

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 and 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 trend and client mix; possibility of securing loans and other financing without efficient fixed assets as collaterals; 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; changing principles of generally accepted accounting principles; 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 MARCH 31, 2013 AND 2012
(Unaudited)
(In thousands of U.S.dollars except share and per share data)













2013



2012





REVENUES:













Revenues



54,544




34,522



















COST OF GOODS SOLD:













Cost of goods sold



50,801




31,840



















GROSS PROFIT



3,743




2,682



















OPERATING EXPENSES:













Selling expenses



244




118






General and administrative expenses



832




912






Total operating expenses



1,076




1,030



















INCOME FROM OPERATIONS



2,667




1,652



















OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES):













Interest income



1




-






Interest expense



(35)




(15)






Other income (expense), net



(74)




(14)






Change in fair value of warrant derivative liability



5




1






Total other expenses, net



(103)




(28)



















INCOME BEFORE PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES



2,564




1,624



















PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES



843




706






NET INCOME



1,721




918



















OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS):













Foreign currency translation adjustment



14




(72)



















COMPREHENSIVE INCOME



1,735




846



















EARNINGS PER SHARE:













Basic



0.10




0.05






Diluted



0.10




0.05



















WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING:













Basic



17,086,826




17,053,036






Diluted



17,086,826




17,053,036






SGOCO GROUP, LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
AS OF MARCH 31, 2013 AND DECEMBER 31, 2012
(In thousands of U.S.dollars except share and per share data)













March 31, 2013




December 31, 2012 


ASSETS



(Unaudited) 






CURRENT ASSETS









 Cash



5,663




11,548


 Accounts receivable, net



64,966




59,355


 Other receivables and prepayments



1,440




169


 Inventories



12,288




5,725


Advances to suppliers



35,313




28,511


 Other current assets



27




78


Total current assets



119,697




105,386











PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET



257




261











Total assets



119,954




105,647











LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY


















CURRENT LIABILITIES









Short-term loan



11,800




6,230


Accounts payable, trade



17,197




12,038


Accrued liabilities



104




156


Short-term loan – shareholder



209




209


Other payables



325




379


Customer deposits



2,563




1,155


Taxes payable



7,594




7,147


Total current liabilities



39,792




27,314











OTHER LIABILITIES









Warrant derivative liability



13




18











Total liabilities



39,805




27,332











Commitment and contingencies


















SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY









Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, nil issued and outstanding as of
March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012



-




-


Common stock, $0.001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, 17,545,356 and 17,465,356 shares
issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively



18




17


Paid-in-capital



24,926




24,828


Statutory reserves



401




401


Retained earnings



54,765




53,044


Accumulated other comprehensive income



39




25


Total shareholders' equity



80,149




78,315


 Total liabilities and shareholder's equity



119,954




105,647


SGOCO GROUP, LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2013 AND 2012
(Unaudited)
(In thousands of U.S.dollars)

















2013


2012


CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:







Net income




1,721


918



Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities:









Depreciation and amortization


18


15





Change in fair value of warrant derivative liability


(5)


(1)





Share-based compensation expenses


98


273



Change in operating assets and liabilities









Accounts receivable, trade


(5,657)


(9,511)





Other receivables and prepayments


(1,268)


392





Inventories


(6,538)


11,373





Advances to suppliers


(6,716)


(8,313)





Other current assets


54


42





Accounts payables, trade


5,119


270





Accrued liabilities


(52)


(18)





Other payables


(81)


788





Customer deposits


1,403


(40)





Taxes payable


427


517






Net cash used in operating activities


(11,477)


(3,295)












CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:







Settlement of consideration received from disposal of subsidiaries


-


9,703



Purchase of equipment


(14)


(67)







Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities


(14)


9,636












CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:







Increase in restricted cash


-


(65)



Notes payable



-


65



Proceeds from short-term loan


5,570


-






Net cash provided by financing activities


5,570


-












EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE ON CASH


36


(93)












(DECREASE) INCREASE IN CASH


(5,885)


6,248












CASH, beginning of period



11,548


535












CASH, end of period




5,663


6,783






















SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION







Interest expenses paid (net of amount capitalized)


35


15



Income taxes paid



399


189












SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES











Settlement of consideration receivable – received in finished goods



-


13,901



















SOURCE SGOCO Group, Ltd.



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