Sino-Global Announces Fiscal First Quarter 2012 Financial Results - Revenues increased 4.8% for the first quarter ended September 30, 2011 compared to prior fiscal year -

- Strong balance sheet with $4.5 million in cash and working capital of $3.5 million -

- Chinese government strict financing policies resulted in decreased iron ore imports into China -

BEIJING, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd. (Nasdaq: SINO), a leading, non-state-owned provider of shipping agency services operating primarily in China, today announced its selected financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2011.

Financial Highlights for the First Fiscal Quarter Ended September 30, 2011

  • Total revenues increased 4.8% to US$8.59 million, from US$8.2 million in the first fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2010.
  • The devaluation of the US dollar against the Chinese Renminbi ("RMB") resulted in a minor change in gross margin from 9.81% in the first fiscal quarter of 2011 to 9.76% in the current fiscal quarter.
  • General and administrative expenses as a percentage of total revenues increased to 16.1% from 12.5% as a result of costs in implementing international expansion.
  • Net loss was US$625,357 compared to net loss of US$157,920 in the first fiscal quarter of 2010.
  • Basic and diluted losses per share were US$0.23 and US$0.05 for the first fiscal quarter of 2012 and 2011, respectively. Earnings and losses per share are adjusted for the non-controlling interest.

Revenue growth in the first fiscal quarter of 2012 ended September 30, 2011 slowed appreciably as a result of the China government financing policies that resulted in lower imports of iron ore into China.  By intensive marketing activities Sino-Global was able to show a modest increase in revenue of 4.8% in the first fiscal quarter.  Sino-Global was able to partially mitigate US dollar devaluation in the most recent quarterly period by successfully negotiating an approximately 5% agency fee increase with Beijing Shourong in March 2011.  Revenues from Sino-Global's existing major client, Beijing Shourong Forwarding Limited was 51% of total revenues in the first fiscal quarter of 2012 compared to 67% in the year prior quarter.  To offset the expected continued devaluation of the US dollar against the Chinese RMB, the Company seeks to continue to grow overseas revenue that are paid in local currencies.

Sino-Global continues to focus on expanding its global activities and on July 5, 2011 announced a Strategic Cooperative Agreement with COSCO Container Shipping Agency Co. Limited, one of the largest state-owned shipping agents in China, that permits Sino-Global to use COSCO's name to market for business in China and overseas.

Mr. Cao Lei, Sino-Global's Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We continue to look for opportunities to increase revenue in both China and globally and announced, shortly after the close of the first fiscal quarter, on October 12, 2011, the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with King & Sons Shipping Agency, a subsidiary of Grindrod Limited, a public company listed on the JSE Securities Exchange (JSE:GNDP), one of the oldest shipping agent organization in South Africa, that will allow Sino-Global to provide general shipping agency services to all ports in South Africa."

Mr. Cao, continued, "We expect to sign additional reciprocal shipping agency agreements in the near future that will result in additional ships and loading ports that use Sino-Global's services and believe that these efforts will result in significant incremental revenues and improved gross margins.  Our outstanding reputation for quality shipping agency services and agreements that we have negotiated already will open doors into new geographic regions and bring new customers."

In conclusion, Mr. Cao, stated, "Fiscal 2012 began with a very moderate increase in revenues, but we anticipate that the pace of growth will accelerate over the course of the fiscal year as we maintain and add to our current customer base and benefit from the development of new markets in China and overseas reciprocal agreements."

About Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd.

Registered in the United States in 2001 and operating primarily in mainland China, Sino-Global is a leading, non-state-owned provider of high-quality shipping agency services. With local branches in most of China's main ports and contractual arrangements in all those where it does not have branch offices, Sino-Global is able to offer efficient, high-quality shipping agency services to shipping companies entering Chinese ports. With a subsidiary in Perth, Australia, where it has a contractual relationship with a local shipping agency, Sino-Global provides complete shipping agent services to companies involved in trades between Chinese and Australian ports. Sino-Global also cooperates with companies in Hong Kong, China, India, and South Africa to offer comprehensive shipping agent services to vessels going to and from some of the world's busiest ports.

Sino-Global provides ship owners, operators and charters with comprehensive yet customized shipping agency services including intelligence, planning, real-time analysis and on-the-ground implementation and logistics support. Sino-Global has achieved both ISO9001 and UKAS certifications.

Forward Looking Statements

No statement made in this press release should be interpreted as an offer to purchase any security. Such an offer can only be made in accordance with the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and applicable state securities laws. Any statements contained in this release that relate to future plans, events or performance are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties as identified in Sino-Global's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results, events or performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as the date hereof. Sino-Global undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect the events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

For More Information

For a more detailed review of Sino-Global's financial results for fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2011, please refer to the company's filing on Form 10-Q filing or Sino-Global's web site: www.sino-global.com.

CONTACTS:




Ms. Apple Liang

Stephen D. Axelrod, CFA

Sino-Global, Beijing.

Wolfe Axelrod Weinberger Assoc. LLC

+86-10-6439-1888

Tel. (212) 370-4500 Fax (212) 370-4505



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SINO-GLOBAL SHIPPING AMERICA LTD. AND AFFILIATE

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED  STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

(UNAUDITED)

US$



For the three months ended September 30,



2011


2010

Revenues


8,592,707


8,199,344






Costs and expenses





Cost of revenues


(7,754,218)


(7,394,678)






General and administrative expense


(1,381,913)


(1,027,199)

Selling expense


(104,582)


(54,345)

Other income


20,760


29,026



(9,219,953)


(8,447,196)






Operating Loss


(627,246)


(247,852)






Financial income (expense), net


(44,003)


86,141

Non-operating revenue


9,272


3,283

Loss from equity investment


(188,084)


(14,911)



(222,815)


74,513






Net loss before provision for income taxes


(850,061)


(173,339)






Income taxes (expense) benefit


23,121


(28,188)






Net loss


(826,940)


(201,527)






Net loss attributed to non-controlling interest


(161,153)


(58,246)






Net loss attributable to Sino-Global Shipping America Ltd.


(665,787)


(143,281)






Net loss


(826,940)


(201,527)






Other comprehensive income





Foreign currency translation adjustments


33,649


(13,795)

Comprehensive loss


(793,291)


(215,322)






Comprehensive loss attributable to non-controlling interest


(167,934)


(57,402)






Comprehensive loss attributable to Sino-Global Shipping America Ltd.


(625,357)


(157,920)






Earnings (loss) per share





        -Basic and diluted


(0.23)


(0.05)






Weighted average number of common shares used in computation





        -Basic and diluted


2,903,841


2,903,841










SINO-GLOBAL SHIPPING AMERICA LTD. AND AFFILIATE

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED  BALANCE SHEETS

(UNAUDITED)

US$



September 30,


June 30,



2011


2011

Assets





Current assets





Cash and cash equivalents


4,489,198


4,878,828

Advances to suppliers


658,210


338,307

Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $290,145 and $194,955 as of September 30, 2011 and June 30, 2011


1,857,292


1,847,990

Other receivables, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $80,000 as of September 30, 2011 and June 30, 2011


401,061


417,853

Prepaid expenses and other current assets


61,980


86,453

Prepaid taxes


285,117


286,492

Employee loans receivable


9,546


10,662

Income tax receivable


1,885


1,885

Deferred tax assets


164,000


117,000

Total current assets


7,928,289


7,985,470






Property and equipment, net


537,993


587,024

Security deposits


47,611


31,026

Employee loans receivable less current portion


10,383


11,896

Deferred tax assets


255,000


252,000

Equity investment


-


186,514

Total Assets


8,779,276


9,053,930






Liabilities and Equity





Current liabilities





Advances from customers


703,388


710,891

Accounts payable


3,530,143


2,913,553

Accrued expenses


56,276


81,146

Income tax payable


19,555


-

Other current liabilities


103,888


173,249

Total Current Liabilities


4,413,250


3,878,839






Total Liabilities


4,413,250


3,878,839






Commitments and Contingencies










Equity





Preferred stock, 1,000,000 shares authorized, no par value; none issued


-


-

Common stock, 10,000,000 shares authorized, no par value; 3,029,032 shares issued and 2,903,841 outstanding


7,709,745


7,709,745

Additional paid-in capital


1,191,796


1,191,796

Treasury stock, at cost


(372,527)


(372,527)

Accumulated deficit


(1,954,570)


(1,288,783)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss


24,626


(9,023)

Unearned Compensation


(397,558)


(397,558)

Total Sino-Global Shipping America Ltd. equity


6,201,512


6,833,650






Non-Controlling interest


(1,835,486)


(1,658,559)






Total equity


4,366,026


5,175,091






Total Liabilities and  Equity


8,779,276


9,053,930









SOURCE Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd.



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