Sino Agro Food, Inc. Reports Quarterly Revenue Grows 115% to $54.4M with EPS of $.13

GUANGZHOU, China, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sino Agro Food, Inc. (OTC BB: SIAF.OB), an emerging integrated, diversified agriculture technology and organic food company ("the Company") with principal operations located throughout the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), is pleased to announce financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013:

Consolidated Financial Summary:


Q2 2013

Q2 2012

Change

Revenue


$54,400,329

$25,348,287

115%

Gross Profit


$19,390,447

$13,558,248

43%

Net Income (Continuing Ops)


$14,330,940

$10,290,022

39%






Basic EPS (Continuing Ops)


$0.13

$0.14

-7%

Diluted EPS (Continuing Ops)


$0.12

$0.13

-8%

 

Quarterly revenue of $54.4M and earnings of $14.3M and $.13 per share confirm the Company's operations are on track to plan. In addition, the Company realized a foreign currency translation gain of $1.7M in the second quarter.

Total stockholders' equity increased by $20.1M or 9% to $239.2M. The quarterly increase of $.16 in stockholder equity amounts to approximately 40% of the Company's market capitalization.

Solomon Lee, the Company's CEO commented, "All of the Company's divisions achieved strong year over year growth in the second quarter, integrating with one another to strengthen the company's strategic 'farm to plate' business and product concept. As such, we are on target to meet our stated 2013 revenue and earnings guidance."

Second quarter operational achievements highlighted below continue to signal fundamental organic growth, generating core sustainable value and adding a layer of corporate maturity and reliability, reinforced by all financial metrics moving positively.

Fishery Division Performance

Revenue from the fishery division increased by $2,104,341 or 13.32% to $17,904,106 for the three months ended June 30, 2013 compared to $15,799,765 for the three months ended June 30, 2012. The increase was primarily due to our increased contract service income from fishery, wholesale center 1 and prawn development contracts and sale of fish for the three months ended June 30, 2013 compared to consulting income and sale of fish for the three months ended June 30, 2012.

However, the gross profit of the fishery decreased from $9,207,455 for the three months ended June 30, 2012 to $4,130,711 (or -55.13%) for the three months ended June 30, 2013. The decrease was primarily due to part of the sales from Fishery Segment being reallocated to a new segment marked "Corporate and others." This amounted to $3,086,909 of the decrease. The remaining decrease of $1,989,835 (or 1.7 cents per share) was due primarily to the decrease in the sales prices of sleepy cod decreasing from $27/kg in the three months ended June 30, 2012 to $15.3/kg during the three months ended June 30, 2013.

The Company currently has five indoor fish or prawn farms either in operation or being constructed, or both.

Jiangmen City A Power Fishery ("Fish Farm 1") is fully operational, producing to a capacity of 1,000 metric tons per year. Its built up area is 9,900 square meters. The configuration of 16 AP RAS tanks is being adapted to accommodate sleepy cod, prawns, and flower pattern eel production, all three of which are now being stocked and grown.

Enping City A Power Prawn Co. ("Prawn Farm 1") is the first indoor prawn farm in Asia.  Its built up area is 23,100 square meters, and construction is in two phases. The first phase is complete and in operation, with sales commencing in the third quarter and targeting 250-300 metric tons of prawns in 2013.

Zhongshan A Power Prawn Co. ("Prawn Farm 2") is contracted for 120,000 square meters in two phases. Phase one is complete and has been generating revenue since May 2012. The second phase of construction is scheduled to complete by the end of 2013. Currently, ZSAPP is marketing Green Prawn fries, which command prices three times that of the Mexican White variety, which constituted the main sales in 2012.

The Fish and Eel Farm ("Fish Farm 2") is currently under construction, in three phases, with phase one 35% complete and scheduled to commence operation in June 2014. Its built up area will be 33,000 square meters.

The Xining City Prawn facility ("Prawn Farm 3") is currently 10% complete, phases, and operations are scheduled to commence in December 2014. Its built up area will be 10,560 square meters.

Plantation Division Performance

Revenue from the plantation division increased by $1,473,123 or 70.76% to $3,554,986 for the three months ended June 30, 2013 from $2,081,863 for the three months ended June 30, 2012. The increase was primarily due to the increase of wholesale prices in both of the fresh and dried flowers and the increase of production of flowers this season.

Jiangmen City Heng Sheng Tai Agriculture Co. Ltd. ("JHST") cultivates 187 acres of Hylocereus Undatus, or Dragon Fruit Flowers. Past years' problems with disease and weather have been solved and avoided so far this year. JHST has completed its revitalization of its HU plantation with new irrigation systems and the addition of staff housing to accommodate more than 40 workers.

In addition, this year marks the first for a second crop, a special Chinese herb called XueYingZi commonly known as "Immortal Vegetables." The harvest of Immortal Vegetables is expected to reach 1,000 metric tons in 2013 with prices of $6.50 per kilogram. The crop can be harvested four times per year; however, this year's late start will allow two harvests.

The plantation incurred only minor damage during the recent typhoon Utor, and no material impact on performance is anticipated.

Beef Division Performance

Revenue from beef increased by $5,157,917 or 237.68% to $7,328,071 for the three months ended June 30, 2013 compared to $2,170,154 for the three months ended June 30, 2012. The increase was primarily due to our increase of cattle sales.

At Qinghai Sanjiang A Power Agriculture Co ("SJAP") work continues on both constructing new cattle houses, and the new abattoir and deboning and packaging facilities, with construction currently 50% complete. The former, expected to complete in 2013, will increase the capacity for rearing cattle. And the latter, expected to begin operations in January 2014 and achieve full capacity within 2014, will facilitate both shipping product and more than doubling the price per pound for packaged and value added meats vs. per pound prices for wholesale head of cattle, providing a significant scaling factor to the entire SJAP subsidiary.

From Hunan Shenghua A Power Agriculture Company ("HSA" – "Cattle Farm 1") over 300 head of cattle were trucked to Beijing wholesale markets, where through a joint venture, the Company has set up a cattle station to house and grow aromatic cattle. As of July 31, 2013 the joint venture established a wholesale shop and commenced sales. This is the first in an interstate wholesale and distribution development plan mapped for some major cities in China.

Organic Fertilizer Division Performance

Revenue from organic fertilizer increased by $7,836,341 to $9,618,307 for the three months ended June 30, 2013 compared to $1,781,966 for the three months ended June 30, 2012. The increase was primarily due to the new production plants at HSA increasing its sales and production of fertilizer.

Sales of pure organic mixed fertilizer ("POMF") at HSA continue to track target 2013 sales of 30,000 metric tons. Likewise, sales of concentrated livestock feed ("CLSF") at SJAP also track capacity sales target of 60,000 metric tons.

Cattle Farm Division Performance

Revenue from the cattle farm increased by $2,906,622 to $6,421,161 for the three months ended June 30, 2013 compared to $3,514,539 for the three months ended June 30, 2012. The increase was primarily to the increase of sales due to the increase of cattle being grown in the Cattle Farm 1.

Corporate Division Performance

Revenues for the three months ended June 30 2013 increased by $9,573,698 compared to $0 for the three months ended June 30, 2012, the increase is due primarily to the increase of consulting and services being contracted and the increase of sales through trading of imported frozen and fresh seafood for the three months ended June 30 2013.

By July 31 2013, the Company established four collection centers in three major coastal villages (North, West and south coast) and at the city center of Madagascar and imported over 37 MT each of Live Crabs and Flower Pattern eels from Madagascar for the quarter ended June 30 2013.

Construction is progressing well and on pace for the Seafood and Beef Wholesale Centers 1 and 2, the import-export Trading Center, which is now operating. Leonie's now has three operating restaurants, a fourth to be completed in the third quarter, and two more planned for construction in the third quarter. The Central Kitchen is now 80% complete, and the Central Bakery started operation in May, 2013.

Consolidated Results

Revenue

Revenue increased by $29,052,042 or 114.61% to $54,400,329 for the three months ended June 30, 2013 compared to $25,348,287 for the three months ended June 30, 2012. The increase was primarily due to the natural growth of revenue generated from the fishery, cattle farm, beef and the maturity of on-going divisional businesses improving their revenue.

The following chart illustrates the changes by business segment from the three months ended June 30, 2012 to three months ended June 30, 2013. (Of note, certain revenues classified in the fishery division in 2012 were reclassified to the corporate division in 2013)

Category

2013

2012

Change ($)

Change (%)


Fishery

$17,904,106

$15,799,765

$2,104,341

13%

Plantation

$ 3,554,986

$ 2,081,863

$ 1,473,123

71%

Organic Fertilizer

$ 9,618,307

$ 1,781,966

$7,836,341

340%

Beef

$ 7,328,071

$ 2,170,154

$5,157,917

238%

Cattle Farm

$ 6,421,161

$ 3,514,539

$2,906,622

84%

Corporate/Other

$ 9,573,698


$9,573,698



Total  

$54,400,329

$25,348,287

$29,052,042

115%

 

Cost of Goods

Cost of Goods Sold increased by $23,219,843 or 196.94% to $35,009,882 for the three months ended June 30, 2013 from $11,790,039 for the three months ended June 30, 2012. The increase was primarily due to the Company increasing its scale of operation from its fishery, plantation, cattle farm and beef operations for the three months ended June 30, 2013 as compared for the three months ended June 30, 2012

Gross Profit

Gross profit increased by $5,832,199 or 43.02% to $19,390,447 for the three months ended June 30, 2013 compared to $13,558,248 for the three months ended June 30, 2012. The increase was primarily due to the corresponding increases in revenues from our fishery, cattle farm and beef operations.

Earnings Call Information

The Company will host an earnings call on August 22, 2013 at 11:00 AM EDT to discuss financial results for the second quarter of 2013, with questions and answers. To participate in the conference call please use the following information:

SIAF 2013 Second Quarter Earnings Call Information

Date: August 22, 2013

Time: 11:00 AM, U.S. Eastern Daylight Time

Participant Dialing Instructions:

Toll Free Number:

1 (800) 766-1337

Direct Dial Number:

1 (404) 920-6210

Conference Code:  6445362#

An audio replay of the conference call will be made available in the Investor Relations section of the Company's web site.

 

Financial Tables

 

SINO AGRO FOOD, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS



June 30, 2013


December 31, 2012


(Unaudited)


(Audited)

ASSETS






Current assets






Cash and cash equivalents

$

9,391,449


$

8,424,265

Inventories


18,887,433



17,114,755

Cost and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted
      contracts


1,286,775



2,336,880

Deposits and prepaid expenses


52,091,997



47,308,857

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts


82,373,870



52,948,350

Other receivables


6,374,272



5,954,248

Total current assets


170,405,796



134,087,355

Property and equipment






Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation


21,019,253



19,946,302

Construction in progress


38,089,142



24,492,510

Land use rights, net of accumulated amortization


56,379,855



55,733,246

Total property and equipment


115,488,250



100,172,058

Other assets






Goodwill


724,940



724,940

Proprietary technologies, net of accumulated amortization


7,906,667



8,114,624

License rights


1



1

Total other assets


8,631,608



8,839,565







Total assets

$

294,525,654


$

243,098,978







LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY






Current liabilities






Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$

8,368,834


$

5,762,643

Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted 
    contracts


922,375



2,790,084

Due to a director


3,257,085



3,345,803

Dividends payable


-



951,308

Other payables


10,259,178



6,654,478

Short term bank loan


2,265,849



3,181,927



25,073,321



22,686,243

Non-current liabilities






Deferred dividends payable


3,146,987



3,146,987

Long term debts


178,031



175,006



3,325,018



3,321,993

Commitments and contingencies


-



-







Stockholders' equity






Preferred stock: $0.001 par value






(10,000,000 shares authorized, 0 share issued and outstanding as of

     June 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively)






Series A preferred stock: $0.001 par value


-



-

(100 shares designated, 100 shares issued and outstanding as of
     June 30,
2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively)






Series B convertible preferred stock: $0.001 par value)


7,000



10,000

(10,000,000 shares designated, 7,000,000 and 10,000,000 shares issued
     and
outstanding) as of June 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively)  






Series F Non-convertible preferred stock: $0.001 par value)






(1,000,000 shares designated, 0 shares issued and outstanding) as of
     June
30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively)






Common stock: $0.001 par value


120,174



100,005

(130,000,000 shares authorized, 120,173,827 and 100,004,850

     shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2013 and

     December 31, 2012, respectively)






Additional paid - in capital


100,615,051



91,216,428

Retained earnings


134,574,019



103,864,308

Accumulated other comprehensive income


5,139,044



3,868,274

Treasury stock


(1,250,000)



(1,250,000)

Total Sino Agro Food, Inc. and subsidiaries stockholders' equity


239,205,288



197,809,015

Non - controlling interest


26,922,027



19,281,727

Total stockholders' equity


266,127,315



217,090,742

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

294,525,654


$

243,098,978


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

 

SINO AGRO FOOD, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME




Three


Three


Six


Six



months ended


months ended


months ended


months ended



June 30, 2013


June 30, 2012


June 30, 2013


June 30, 2012



(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)














Revenue


$

54,400,329


$

25,348,287


$

109,508,080


$

41,328,303

Cost of goods sold



35,009,882



11,790,039



68,594,816



19,756,463

Gross profit



19,390,447



13,558,248



40,913,264



21,571,840

General and administrative expenses



(1,608,304)



(2,735,677)



(3,813,692)



(4,957,999)

Net income from operations



17,782,143



10,822,571



37,099,572



16,613,841

Other income













Government grant



-



-



79,759



79,401

Other income



47,718



20,797



65,907



436,649

Gain on extinguishment of debts



498,025



562,361



1,051,013



817,513

Interest expense



(54,958)



-



(112,010)



-

Net income



490,785



583,158



1,084,669



1,333,563

Net income before income taxes



18,272,928



11,405,729



38,184,241



17,947,404

Provision for income taxes



-



-



-



-

Net income



18,272,928



11,405,729



38,184,241



17,947,404

Less: Net (income) loss attributable

     to the non - controlling interest



(3,941,988)



(1,115,707)



(7,474,529)



(1,985,920)

Net income from continuing operations attributable

     to Sino Agro Food, Inc. and subsidiaries



14,330,940



10,290,022



30,709,712



15,961,484

Other comprehensive income













Foreign currency translation gain



1,728,409



(73,645)



1,436,541



546,712

Comprehensive income



16,059,349



10,216,377



32,146,253



16,508,196

Less: other comprehensive (income) loss attributable
    
to the non - controlling interest



(217,553)



23,878



(165,771)



(131,211)

Comprehensive income attributable to













Sino Agro Food, Inc. and subsidiaries


$

15,841,796


$

10,240,255


$

31,980,482


$

16,376,985

Earnings per share attributable to Sino Agro Food, Inc.













and subsidiaries common stockholders:













Basic


$

0.13


$

0.14


$

0.28


$

0.22

Diluted


$

0.12


$

0.13


$

0.27


$

0.20

Weighted average number of shares outstanding:













Basic



115,366,595



73,836,392



110,403,819



71,312,129

Diluted



122,366,595



80,836,392



117,403,819



78,312,129

 

 

SINO AGRO FOOD, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS



Six months ended


Six months ended


June 30, 2013


June 30, 2012


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)





(Restated)

Cash flows from operating activities






Net income

$

38,184,241


$

17,947,404

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash from operations:






   Depreciation


638,671



183,154

   Amortization


976,294



1,138,176

   Common stock issued for services


181,200



2,139,057

   Gain on extinguishment of debts


(1,051,013)



(817,513)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:






   Increase in inventories


(1,842,406)



(4,618,431)

   (Increase) decrease in cost and estimated earnings in excess of

     billings on uncompleted contacts


1,050,105



(1,966,711)

   Increase in deposits and prepaid expenses


(4,783,140)



(10,893,566)

   Increase in due to a director


8,264,907



346,076

   Increase (decrease) in accounts payable and accrued expenses


2,606,191



(509,997)

   (Decrease) increase in other payables


3,608,856



9,426,533

   (Increase) decrease in accounts receivable


(29,425,520)



(5,173,526)

   (Decrease) increase in billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings    

     on uncompleted contracts


(1,867,709)



578,889

   Decrease in amount due to related parties


-



(52,321)

   Increase in other receivables


(420,024)



(839,683)

Net cash provided by operating activities


16,120,653



9,887,541

Cash flows from investing activities






Purchases of property and equipment


(490,323)



(20,423)

Acquisition of proprietary technologies


-



(1,500,000)

Acquisition of land use rights


(490,323)



-

Investment in unconsolidated equity investee


-



(1,076,489)

Business combination of a subsidiary





(2,499,184)

Payment for construction in progress


(13,596,632)



(6,626,688)

Net cash used in investing activities


(14,086,955)



(11,722,784)

Cash flows from financing activities






Non - controlling interest contribution


-



1,806,664

Dividends paid


(951,308)



(134,631)

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities


(951,308)



1,672,033

Effects on exchange rate changes on cash


(115,206)



1,467,667

Increase in cash and cash equivalents


967,184



1,304,457

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period


8,424,265



1,387,908

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

9,391,449


$

2,692,365

Supplementary disclosures of cash flow information:






Cash paid for interest

$

112,010



-

Cash paid for income taxes


-



-

Non - cash transactions






Common stock issued for settlement of debts

$

9,404,638


$

2,373,992

Series B Convertible preferred shares cancelled

$

(3,000)


$

-

 

 

About Sino Agro Food, Inc.

Sino Agro Food, Inc. ("SIAF") (http://www.sinoagrofood.com) is an integrated, diversified agricultural technology and organic food company focused on developing, producing and distributing agricultural products in the Peoples Republic of China. The Company intends to focus on meeting the increasing demand of China's rising middle class for gourmet and high-quality food items. Current lines of business include the manufacture and distribution of beef and lamb products, fish products, bioorganic fertilizer, stock feed and cash crops.

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Not a Broker/Dealer or Financial Advisor

Sino Agro Food, Inc. is not a Registered Broker/Dealer or a Financial Advisor, nor does it hold itself out to be a Registered Broker/Dealer or Financial Advisor. All material presented in this press release, on the Company's website or other media is not to be regarded as investment advice and is only for informative purposes. Readers should verify all claims and conduct their own due diligence before investing in Sino Agro Food, Inc.

Investing in small-cap, micro cap and penny stock securities is speculative and carries a high degree of risk.

No Offer of Securities

None of the information featured in this press release constitutes an offer or solicitation to purchase or to sell any securities of Sino Agro Food, Inc.

Forward Looking Statements

This release contains certain "forward-looking statements" relating to the business of SIAF and its subsidiary companies, which can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes, expects" or similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to be materially different from those described herein as anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Certain of these risks and uncertainties are or will be described in greater detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are based on SIAF's current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on SIAF. There can be no assurance that future developments affecting SIAF will be those anticipated by SIAF. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond the control of the Company) or other assumptions that may cause actual results or performance to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. SIAF undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.

SOURCE Sino Agro Food, Inc.



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