Sinovac Reports Unaudited First Quarter 2013 Financial Results -Conference call scheduled for Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 8:00 AM EDT -

BEIJING, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today its unaudited first quarter financial results for the period ended March 31, 2013.

First Quarter 2013 Financial Highlights (Year-over-year comparisons to first quarter 2012)

  • Total sales increased by 68% to $10.1 million.
  • Gross profit increased by 90% to $7.1 million and gross profit margin percentage increased to 70% from 62%.
  • Net loss attributable to common stockholders was $2.0 million, or $0.04 per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $5.6 million, or $0.10 per basic and diluted share, for the first quarter 2012.
  • Cash and cash equivalents totaled $91.6 million as of March 31, 2013, compared to $91.2 million as of December 31, 2012.

Business Highlight:

  • In January 2013, Sinovac completed a pre-clinical study for its varicella vaccine candidate and submitted an application to the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) to commence clinical trials.
  • In April, Sinovac Biotech Co., Ltd. or Sinovac Beijing, the main operating subsidiary company of Sinovac, obtained a certificate of Good Manufacturing Practices for Pharmaceutical Products (GMP certificate) from the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) for its proprietary vaccines, its Haidian bulk production plants, and its Changping filing and packaging facility. The GMP certificate covers Sinovac Beijing's vaccines commercialized in China and approved for stockpiling, inclusive of the inactivated hepatitis A vaccine (human diploid cell); Inactivated hepatitis A and B combined vaccine; influenza vaccine (split virion), inactivated; H5N1 pandemic influenza vaccine (inactivated, adjuvanted); pandemic influenza vaccine (split virion, adjuvanted); and H1N1 influenza A vaccine (split virion, inactivated). The GMP certificate is valid for five years expiring on April 17, 2018.

Dr. Weidong Yin, Chairman, President and CEO, commented, "I am very pleased with the sales performance of our hepatitis A vaccine in the first quarter 2013, which is the primary driver to the total sales growth of 68% year-over-year.  In the first quarter, the mumps vaccine manufactured by our Dalian site was commercialized, which also contributed to the sales growth in the first quarter."

Dr. Yin continued, "As our commercialized vaccines keep growing, our near-term pipeline product, the enterovirus 71 (EV71) vaccine, realized another significant milestone. Enterovirus 71 (EV71) vaccine remains to be a significant unmet medical need across China and Asia because of the widespread outbreaks of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) caused by EV71 and significant pediatric mortality rates. In 2012, over 2 million cased were reported and over 500 fatal cased published by China National Health and Family Planning Commission ( or "NHFPC", previously named China Ministry of Health). We announced the approximately 95% efficacy rate of our proprietary EV71 vaccine from the phase III clinical trial on this vaccine. Based on the study results, our EV71 vaccine candidate has a good safety, immunogenicity and efficacy profile. The next step is to file the new drug application to Beijing Drug Administration in order to apply for the new drug certificate and the production license. And it is expected to launch in 2014."

"We are also committed to advance our other vaccine development pipeline. We have a few pipeline products, including varicella vaccine, pneumococcal vaccines and rubella vaccine that are under the evaluation by CFDA for granting a clinical trial approval. We believe the advancement of these product development programs will maintain our sustainable growth in long term."

Financial Review for First Quarter Ended March 31, 2013

An analysis of sales and gross profit is as follows: 

In USD'000


2013Q1

% of Sales

2012Q1

% of Sales

Change %








Hepatitis A - Healive


6,165

61.3%

1,612

27.0%

282.4%

Hepatitis A&B - Bilive


2,995

29.8%

4,015

67.2%

-25.4%

Hepatitis vaccines


9,160

91.1%

5,627

94.2%

62.8%








Influenza vaccines


294

3.0%

314

5.3%

-6.4%

Core sales


9,454

94.1%

5,941

99.5%

59.1%

Animal vaccine


13

0.1%

32

0.5%

-59.4%

Mumps vaccines


585

5.8%

-

-

-

Total sales


10,052

100%

5,973

100%

68.3%








Cost of goods sold


2,992

29.8%

2,255

37.8%

32.7%








Gross profit


7,060

70.2%

3,718

62.2%

89.9%








Total sales for the first quarter 2013 increased by 68% to $10.1 million, from $6.0 million in first quarter of 2012. The total sales growth was primarily driven by sales increase in Healive which was due to the favorable competitive landscape. The mumps vaccine manufactured by our Dalian site was firstly commercialized in the current quarter that also contributed to the total sales growth. The total sales growth was partly offset by the decrease of Bilive sales.

Gross profit of the first quarter 2013 increased by 90% to $7.1 million from $3.7 million in the same period of 2012. Gross profit margin percentage increased to 70% from 62% in 2012 with Healive sales represented 61% of the current quarter sales compared to 27% in same period of 2012.  The main reasons for the increased gross profit margin in first quarter 2013 were the lower unit cost of Healive resulted from higher production volume in response to increased sales and the higher sales mix of Healive vaccines in syringe sold at premium price.

Selling, general and administrative expenses for the first quarter 2013 were $6.4 million, compared to $4.3 million in the same period of 2012. SG&A expenses as a percentage of the sales in first quarter of 2013 were 63%, compared to 72% for the same quarter of prior year. The increase in SG&A expenses was mainly due to increased selling activities and costs that resulted in sales increases in hepatitis A and new mumps vaccines; Material and labor costs mainly for the ongoing validation activities to prepare for GMP certification for the EV71 manufacturing facilities in the Changping site; And higher operating, amortization and utilities costs in current quarter in Changping site, which was under renovation in same period of prior year.

R&D expenses in the first quarter of 2013 were $1.8 million, a significant decrease from $7.3 million in the same period of 2012 as the EV71 vaccine Phase III clinical trial was approaching to the end stage in current quarter where it just started in the same period of 2012. Also, since mumps was commercialized, no research and development expenses in current quarter while it was being developed in the same period of 2012.

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment and amortization of licenses and permits for the first quarter of 2013 was $0.8 million, compared to $0.3 million for the same period of prior year. Depreciation increased because more assets were put into service at the Changping facility since the last quarter of 2012.

Net loss attributable to stockholders in the first quarter of 2013 was $2.0 million, or $0.04 per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $5.6 million, or $0.10 per basic and diluted share, for the same quarter of last year.

As of March 31, 2013, cash and cash equivalents totaled $91.6 million, compared to $91.2 million as of December 31, 2012. Net cash used in operating activities was $5.6 million in the first quarter of 2013. Net cash of $2.1 million was used in investing activities which was mainly used for payment and prepayment for acquiring property, plant and equipment for Changping facility. Net cash provided by financing activities was $8.0 million in the first quarter of 2013, including loan proceeds of $7.5 million drawn under credit facilities already in place supporting EV71 vaccine commercialization and daily operations. When appropriate, the Company will seek new sources of financing to commercialize other pipeline products.

Conference Call Details

The Company will host a conference call on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. EDT (May 28, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. China Standard Time) to review the Company's financial results and provide an update on recent corporate developments. To access the conference call, please dial 1-877-407-4018 (USA) or 1-201-689-8471 (International). A replay of the call will be available from 11 a.m. EDT on May 28, 2012 to June 11, 2013 at midnight. To access the replay, please dial 1-877-870-5176 (USA) or 1-858-384-5517 (International) and reference the replay pin number 414862.

A live audio webcast of the call will also be available from the investors section on the corporate web site at www.sinovac.com. A webcast replay can be accessed on the corporate website beginning May 28, 2013 and the replay will remain available for 30 days.

About Sinovac

Sinovac Biotech Ltd. is a China-based biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the research, development, manufacturing and commercialization of vaccines that protect against human infectious diseases including hepatitis A and B, seasonal influenza, H5N1 pandemic influenza (avian flu), H1N1 influenza (swine flu) and mumps, as well as animal rabies vaccine for canines. The Company recently concluded the phase III clinical trial for enterovirus 71 (against hand, foot and mouth disease).  In 2009, Sinovac was the first company worldwide to receive approval for its H1N1 influenza vaccine, Panflu.1, and has manufactured it for the Chinese Central Government, pursuant to the government-stockpiling program.  The Company is also the only supplier of the H5N1 pandemic influenza vaccine to the government-stockpiling program. Sinovac is developing a number of new pipeline vaccines including vaccines for pneumococcal polysaccharides, pneumococcal conjugate, varicella and rubella. Sinovac sells its vaccines mainly in China and exports selected vaccines to Mongolia, Nepal, and the Philippines. Sinovac has also been granted a license to commercialize seasonal flu vaccine in Mexico.

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by words or phrases such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. Among other things, the business outlook and quotations from management in this press release contain forward-looking statements. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about Sinovac's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Sinovac does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

Helen Yang/Chris Lee
Sinovac Biotech Ltd.
Tel:  +86-10-8279-9871/9659
Fax:  +86-10-6296-6910
Email: ir@sinovac.com

Investors:
Stephanie Carrington
The Ruth Group
Tel:  +1-646-536-7017
Email: scarrington@theruthgroup.com

Media:
Aaron Estrada
The Ruth Group
Tel:  +1-646-536-7028
Email: aestrada@theruthgroup.com

SINOVAC BIOTECH LTD.



Consolidated Balance Sheets


(Unaudited)



March 31,2013



(Expressed in U.S. Dollars)







March 31,2013

December 31,2012

Cash and cash equivalents

91,562,252

91,240,956

Accounts receivable

27,343,747

23,440,135

Inventories

12,216,885

10,529,476

Prepaid expenses and deposits

934,590

1,072,078

Other assets

1,455,089

-

Total current assets

133,512,563

126,282,645




Property, plant and equipment

69,028,391

69,171,601

Land-use right

10,876,860

10,911,782

Long-term inventory

-

28,692

Long-term prepaid expenses

245,454

289,766

Deposits for acquistion of equipment

623,601

483,278

Deferred tax asset

444,481

445,589

License and permit

1,053,253

1,149,914

Total assets

215,784,603

208,763,267




Current liabilities



Loans payable

5,753,714

3,328,590

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

26,862,950

24,777,808

Income tax payable

239,517

238,775

Deferred revenue

213,821

1,378,425

Deferred research grants

432,437

431,097

Total current liabilities

33,502,439

30,154,695




Deferred research grants

4,433,927

4,068,602

Loans payable

36,218,996

31,181,235

Due to related party

3,240,162

3,230,125

Deferred revenue - H5N1

10,826,303

10,693,247

Total long-term liabilities

54,719,388

49,173,209




Total liabilities

88,221,827

79,327,904




Commitments and contingencies



Stockholder's equity



Common stock

55,099

55,092

Additional paid in capital

106,506,367

106,245,934

Accumulated other comprehensive income

11,975,712

11,770,927

Dedicated reserves

11,808,271

11,808,271

Accumulated deficit

(14,164,251)

(12,156,414)

Total stockholders' equity

116,181,198

117,723,810




Non-controlling interest

11,381,578

11,711,553

Total equity

127,562,776

129,435,363

Total equity and liability

215,784,603

208,763,267

 

SINOVAC BIOTECH LTD.



 Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (loss)

March 31,2013



 (Unaudited)



 (Expressed in U.S. Dollars)




 Jan-Mar 2013

 Jan-Mar 2012

 Sales

10,052,215

5,973,467

 Cost of sales(exclusive of depreciation of land use right and amortization of licenses and permits of $103,762 and $54,979 in the first quarter of 2013 and 2012 respectively)

2,991,864

2,255,289

 Gross profit

7,060,351

3,718,178




 Selling, general and administrative expenses

6,363,357

4,320,289

 Provision for doubtful account

282,190

-

 Research and development expenses

1,847,607

7,342,172

 Depreciation of property, plant and equipment and amortization of licenses and permits

772,146

307,443

 Loss on disposal and Impairment of equipment

(2,401)

-

 Government grants recognized in income

-

(71,204)

 Total operating expenses

9,262,899

11,898,700

 Operating income

(2,202,548)

(8,180,522)




 Interest and financing expenses 

(663,087)

(214,320)

 Interest income

441,318

597,671

 Other income and expenses

60,762

118,078

 Loss before income taxes and  Minority interest 

(2,363,555)

(7,679,093)

 Income taxes -current

-

2,902

 Income taxes -deferred

(2,489)

-

 Income tax expense - total

(2,489)

2,902.00




 Consolidated Net Loss 

(2,366,044)

(7,676,191)

Net Income attributable to the noncontrolling interest

(358,207)

(2,063,136)

 Net Income attributable to stockholders

(2,007,837)

(5,613,055)

 Net Loss

(2,366,044)

(7,676,191)




Foreign currency translation adjustment

233,709

646,783

 Total comprehensive income (loss)

(2,132,335)

(7,029,408)

  Less: comprehensive (income) loss attributable to non-controlling interests 

(329,283)

(1,979,589)

 Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to stockholders

(1,803,052)

(5,049,819)




 Weighted average number of shares of



   Basic

55,097,228

54,608,919

  Diluted

55,097,228

54,608,919




 Loss per share



   Basic

(0.04)

(0.10)

   Diluted

(0.04)

(0.10)

 

SINOVAC BIOTECH LTD.



 Consolidated Statements of Cash Flow



March 31,2013



 (Unaudited)



 (Expressed in U.S. Dollars)




Jan-Mar 2013

Jan-Mar 2012

 Cash flows fromused in) operating activities:



 Net income(loss)

(2,366,044)

(7,676,191)

 Deferred income tax

2,489

(2,902)

 Stock-based compensation

75,839

80,175

 Inventory provison

-

85,864

 Provision for (recovery of) doubtful allowance

282,190

-

 Disposal of Fixed assets

436,739

-

 Fixed assets impairment

-

-

 Unrealized foreign exchange and gain

-

(210,581)

 Research and development expenditures qualified for government grant

-

(79,113)

 Depreciation of property, plant and equipment, 

1,698,367

1,252,550

 Deferred government grants recognized as income

-

(71,204)

 Accreation expenses

-

68,391

 Changes in assets and liabilities:

-

-

 Accounts receivable, trade

(3,777,167)

(1,285,806)

 Inventory 

(3,075,056)

(1,319,475)

 Income tax payable

-

12,210

 Prepaid expenses and deposits

(143,749)

782,156

 Defer revenue

(1,066,999)

(99,517)

 Accounts payables and accrued liabilities

2,364,764

(3,404,810)

 Net cash provided by operating activities

(5,568,627)

(11,868,253)




 Cash flows from financing activities



 Loan proceed

7,479,781

2,023,939

 Loan Payments

-

-

 Proceeds from issuance of common stock

164,000

3,040

 Proceed from shares subscribed

-

-

 Exercise of stock options

10,880

47,360

 Government grant received

303,626

-

 Repayment from (loan to) non-controlling shareholder of Sinovac Beijing

-

(800,717)

 Repayment from (loan to) non-controlling shareholder of Sinovac Dalian

-

3,175,266

 Net cash provided by financing activities

7,958,287

4,448,888




 Cash flows from investing activities:



 Proceeds from disposal of equipment

-

-

 Proceeds from redemption of short-term investments

-

-

 Purchase of short-term investments

-

-

 Prepayments for acquisition of equipment

(138,554)

-

 Acquisition of property, plant and equipment

(2,021,953)

(2,960,461)

 Net cash used in investing activities

(2,160,507)

(2,960,461)




 Exchange gain on cash and cash equivalents

92,143

582,778




 Increase in cash and cash equivalents

321,296

(9,797,048)




 Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year

91,240,956

104,286,695




 Cash and cash equivalents, end of year

91,562,252

94,489,647

 

 

SOURCE Sinovac Biotech Ltd.



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