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SkyPeople Fruit Juice Reports Full Year 2012 Financial Results

XI'AN , China, March 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPU) ("SkyPeople" or "the Company"), a producer of fruit juice concentrates, fruit juice beverages and other fruit-related products, today announced its financial results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Full Year 2012 Highlights:

  • Total revenue was $102.4 million, an increase of 22% year-over-year
  • Revenue from the concentrated pear juice segment increased 116% to $28.9 million year-over-year
  • Revenue of the fruit juice beverage segment increased 29% to $27.1 million year-over-year
  • Net income attributable to SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. increased 38% to $18.2 million year-over-year
  • Cash flow from operations for fiscal year 2012 was $19.4 million
  • Cash and cash equivalents were $77.6 million as of December 31, 2012

"We are very pleased to report robust financial results for the fiscal year 2012 even as we explore new market opportunities and initiatives. The year was driven by the outstanding commitment of our employees across a wide variety of activities which led to superior performance in two of our key product segments, concentrated pear juice and fruit juice beverages," said Mr. Hongke Xue, Chief Executive Officer of SkyPeople. "We believe that our diversified product mix is a key to our success as it provides us with flexibility to shift our manufacturing towards fruit products that have better growing seasons as well as those with better market receptivity which, in turn, maximizes our performance."

CEO Hongke Xue continued, "I am also pleased to report that the financial condition of the company is sound and that SkyPeople has excellent growth opportunities available to it.  As announced last year, we entered into an agreement with the government of Hubei Province, one of the largest citrus production provinces in China, to invest approximately $61 million to develop facilities to produce a range of orange products. We believe that this project fits our diversification strategy as it is complements our existing product platform, enhances our competitive advantages and further mitigates both the regional and seasonal cyclicality of our fruit segments." 

"We continue to see China as a tremendous growth market as the country's unprecedented economic development and rising incomes are causing a transition in consumer tastes towards healthier lifestyles and improved nutrition. Our diversified range of fruit product offerings and branded fruit juice beverages with its downstream integration and unique delivery systems are all in place for SkyPeople to enjoy a successful and profitable year in 2013," CEO Hongke Xue concluded.

Full Year 2012 Financial Results

Revenue for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012 was $102.4 million, an increase of 22%, as compared to $84.0 million for the same period in 2011. This increase was primarily due to an increase in sales of concentrated pear juice, fruit juice beverages and fresh fruit and vegetables which was partially offset by a decrease in the sales of concentrated kiwifruit juice and kiwifruit puree and concentrated apple juice and apple aroma.

Fiscal Year Revenue by Segment (in thousands)


Year ended December 31,




2012


2011


% of
change

Concentrated apple juice and apple aroma

22,887


24,837


(8)%

Concentrated kiwifruit juice and kiwi puree

9,152


15,544


(41)%

Concentrated pear juice

28,925


13,421


116%

Fruit juice beverages

27,137


20,974


29%

Fresh fruits and vegetables

8,417


7,880


7%

Other

5,838


1,365


328%

Total

102,356


84,021


22%

Gross profit was $33.1 million in fiscal 2012, an increase of 20% from $27.5 million in fiscal 2011.  Gross profit margin was 32% as compared to 33% for the same period of 2011. The slight year-over-year decrease in gross margin was attributable to a decrease in gross margin in our fruit juice beverages segment partially offset by gross margin increases in our apple products, kiwifruit products, concentrated pear juice and fresh fruit and vegetables segments.


2012


2011


Gross
profit


Gross
margin


Gross
profit


Gross
margin

Concentrated apple juice and apple aroma

4,640


20%


4,412


18%

Concentrated kiwifruit juice and kiwi puree

4,535


50%


7,661


49%

Concentrated pear juice

8,507


29%


3,182


24%

Fruit juice beverages

9,288


34%


7,905


38%

Fresh fruits and vegetables

4,663


55%


3,746


48%

Other

1,440


25%


567


42%

Total

33,073


32%


27,473


33%

Operating expenses for fiscal 2012 decreased by 6% to $7.9 million, or 8% of sales, compared to $8.4 million, or 10% of sales for the same period of 2011. General and administrative expenses decreased 14% to $4.4 million, mainly due to decreases in legal fees related to currently pending litigations. Selling expenses increased 7% to $2.9 million, which was mainly due to an increase in the headcount of the Company's sales force. Research and development expenses increased 2% to $0.57 million in fiscal 2012 from $0.56 million in fiscal 2011.

Income from operations for fiscal 2012 increased 33% to $25.2 million as compared to $19.0 million for fiscal 2011.

Total other income was $0.9 million for the fiscal year 2012, as compared to total other income of $0.2 million in 2011. The increase in other income was primarily due to an increase in the subsidy income to $1.9 million in fiscal 2012 as a result of the value-added tax rebates provided on the Company's exports, which significantly increased in 2012 from 2011.

Net income attributable to common SkyPeople Fruit Juice shareholders for the fiscal year 2012 increased 38% to $18.2 million from $13.2 million in the fiscal year 2011, while diluted earnings per share was $0.68 for the fiscal year 2012 as compared to $0.50 for fiscal year 2011.

Financial Condition

As of December 31, 2012, the Company had $77.6 million in cash and cash equivalents, up from $61.2 million as of fiscal year end 2011. The Company's working capital was $102.9 million. As of December 31, 2012, the Company had total liabilities of $31.8 million, which included $11.7 million in short-term bank loans.  Shareholders' equity attributable to SkyPeople Fruit Juice was $156.5 million as of fiscal year end 2012 as compared to $137.9 million as of fiscal year end 2011.

During 2012, the Company's operating activities generated net cash inflow of $19.4 million, a decrease of 25% as compared to $26.0 million in 2011. The decrease was mainly due to a 37% increase in accounts receivable year over year. Net cash used in investing activities were $8.8 million for fiscal 2012 versus $12.9 million in fiscal 2011. Cash flow generated from financing activities totaled $5.5 million in fiscal 2012, versus a net outflow of $4.0 million in fiscal 2011. Historically, the Company has financed its capital expenditures and other operating expenses through operating cash flows and bank loans.

Financial Guidance

The Company has previously provided financial guidance for the fiscal year 2012. Based on the business outlook in August 2012, the Company forecasted revenue to be in the range of $90 million to $110 million, net income attributable to SkyPeople Fruit Juice to be in the range of $16.2 million to $22.0 million, and fully diluted earnings per share to be in the range of $0.61 to $0.83. For fiscal year 2012, the Company's actual financial results for these three income statement metrics were within the ranges forecasted. The Company plans upon providing financial guidance for fiscal year 2013 once it has further visibility into the operating and business conditions for the year.

Conference Call

The Company will hold a conference call on Tuesday, April 2, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

The Company's Chairman, Mr. Yongke Xue, and CFO, Mr. Xin Ma, will host the call.

To attend the live conference call, please dial in at least 10 minutes before the call to ensure timely participation.  Please use the dial-in information below.  When prompted by the operator, mention the conference Pass Code.

Date:

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Time:

9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, US

Conference Line Dial-In:                          

+1-855-880-8437

International Dial-In:

+1-931-229-4159

Conference Pass Code:

28286940

To access the replay, please dial 1-855-859-2056 within the United States or 1-404-537-3406 when dialing internationally, and enter the pass code 28286940 for the replay. The replay will be available on April 2 at 12:00 pm.

About SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc.

SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc., a Florida company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Pacific Industry Holding Group Co., Ltd. ("Pacific"), a Vanuatu company, and SkyPeople Juice International Holding (HK) Ltd., a company organized under the laws of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific, holds 99.78% ownership interest in SkyPeople Juice Group Co., Ltd. ("SkyPeople (China)"). SkyPeople (China), together with its operating subsidiaries in China, is engaged in the production and sales of fruit juice concentrates, fruit beverages, and other fruit related products in the PRC and overseas markets. Its fruit juice concentrates are sold to domestic customers and exported directly or via distributors. Fruit juice concentrates are used as a basic ingredient component in the food industry. Its brands, "Hedetang" and "SkyPeople," which are registered trademarks in the PRC, are positioned as high quality, healthy and nutritious end-use juice beverages. For more information, please visit http://www.skypeoplefruitjuice.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain of the statements made in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning and protections of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act. Forward-looking statements include statements with respect to our beliefs, plans, objectives, goals, expectations, anticipations, assumptions, estimates, intentions, and future performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may be beyond our control, and which may cause the actual results, performance, capital, ownership or achievements of the Company to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be forward-looking statements. You can identify these forward-looking statements through our use of words such as "may," "will," "anticipate," "assume," "should," "indicate," "would," "believe," "contemplate," "expect," "estimate," "continue," "plan," "point to," "project," "could," "intend," "target" and other similar words and expressions of the future.

All written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to us are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary notice, including, without limitation, those risks and uncertainties described in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and otherwise in our SEC reports and filings, including the final prospectus for our offering. Such reports are available upon request from the Company, or from the Securities and Exchange Commission, including through the SEC's Internet website at http://www.sec.gov. We have no obligation and do not undertake to update, revise or correct any of the forward-looking statements after the date hereof, or after the respective dates on which any such statements otherwise are made.

-Financial Tables Follow-


SKYPEOPLE FRUIT JUICE, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Audited)









December 31,


December 31,



2012

2011


ASSETS












CURRENT ASSETS






    Cash and cash equivalents

$

77,560,278

$

61,154,007


    Restricted cash


-


316,396


    Accounts receivables, net of allowance of
      $46,643 and $46,529 as of December 31,
      2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively


49,435,961


35,999,858


    Other receivables


201,417


192,032


    Inventories


7,278,191


6,126,376


    Deferred tax assets


90,576


174,285


    Advances to suppliers and other current assets


71,536


66,528


TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS


134,637,959


104,029,482








PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET


52,180,097


44,277,228


LAND USE RIGHT, NET


7,718,363


6,673,496


OTHER ASSETS


682,592


5,323,162


TOTAL ASSETS

$

195,219,011

$

160,303,368








LIABILITIES












CURRENT LIABILITIES






    Accounts payable

$

14,399,282

$

2,972,916


    Accrued expenses


2,050,675


4,701,054


    Income tax payable


3,127,245


1,910,779


    Advances from customers


530,437


178,857


    Short-term bank loans


11,661,761


6,425,713


    Short-term notes payable


-


284,654


TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES


31,769,400


16,473,973








SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY












SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc, Stockholders' equity






    Series B Preferred stock, $0.001 par value;
       10,000,000 shares authorized; Nil shares
       and 1,456,647 shares issued and outstanding
       as of, December 31, 2012 and 2011,
       respectively.


-


1,457


    Common stock, $0.001 par value; 66,666,666
        shares authorized; 26,661,499 shares and 
        25,690,402 shares issued and outstanding
        as of, December 31, 2012 and 2011,
        respectively


26,661


25,690


    Additional paid-in capital


59,189,860


59,189,374


    Retained earnings


82,793,585


64,623,453


    Accumulated other comprehensive income


14,500,860


14,086,620


    Total SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. stockholders'
        equity


156,510,966


137,926,594


    Non-controlling interests


6,938,645


5,902,801


TOTAL EQUITY


163,449,611


143,829,395


TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

$

195,219,011

$

160,303,368








The notes in the Company's 10-K are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.


 


SKYPEOPLE FRUIT JUICE, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(Audited)













For the Year Ended December 31,





2012


2011

Revenue



$

102,356,001


$

84,021,429

Cost of goods sold




69,283,010



56,548,845

Gross profit




33,072,991



27,472,584









Operating Expenses








    General and administrative expenses




4,409,055



5,138,388

    Selling expenses




2,899,141



2,728,129

    Research and development expenses




570,278



557,361

Total operating expenses




7,878,474



8,423,878









Income from operations




25,194,517



19,048,706









Other income (expenses)








    Interest income




314,628



277,458

    Subsidy income




1,908,802



893,241

    Interest expenses




(888,574)



(849,743)

    Others incomes




-



(149,015)

    Settlement relating to prior acquisition




(475,248)



-

Total other income (expenses)




859,608



171,941









Income before income tax




26,054,125



19,220,647

    Income tax provision




6,871,238



5,089,285

Net income




19,182,887



14,131,362









Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling interests




1,012,755



926,192









NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO
SKYPEOPLE FRUIT JUICE, INC.



$

18,170,132


$

13,205,170









Earnings per share:








    Basic earnings per share



$

0.68


$

0.51

    Diluted earnings per share



$

0.68


$

0.50









Weighted average number of shares outstanding





    Basic




26,107,264



25,690,402

    Diluted




26,661,500



26,661,500









Comprehensive Income








Net income



$

19,182,887


$

14,131,362

Foreign currency translation adjustment




437,329



6,511,990

Total Comprehensive income



$

19,620,216


$

20,643,352

Comprehensive income attributable to
non-controlling interests




1,035,844



1,175,529

Comprehensive income attributable to
SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc.



$

18,584,372


$

19,467,823









The notes in the Company's 10-K are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.












 

SKYPEOPLE FRUIT JUICE, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Audited)







For the Year Ended Dec 31,



2012


2011








CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES





Net income


$

19,182,887


$

14,131,362

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash
provided by operating activities







    Depreciation and amortization



4,596,276



3,552,740

    Loss on disposal of properties and equipment



-



142,380

    Deferred tax assets



83,709



(174,285)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities







    Accounts receivable



(13,290,808)



11,932,885

    Other receivable



(8,900)



1,113,111

    Advances to suppliers and other current assets



(4,861)



(34,243)

    Inventories



(1,131,943)



(419,708)

    Accounts payable



11,370,240



(623,141)

    Accrued expenses



(2,648,963)



(382,650)

    Short-term notes payable



(284,131)



(239,119)

    Income tax payable



1,206,559



(2,609,659)

    Advances from customers



349,640



(411,869)

Net cash provided by operating activities



19,419,705



25,977,804








CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES 





    Additions to property, plant and equipment



(6,954,476)



(7,791,997)

    Additions to land use right



(1,205,038)



-

    Prepayment for other assets



(591,518)



(5,147,903)

Net cash used in investing activities



(8,751,032)



(12,939,900)








CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES 





    Changes in restricted cash



315,814



208,154

    Proceeds from short-term bank loans



6,336,634



4,235,865

    Repayment of short-term bank loans



(1,138,658)



(8,433,584)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities



5,513,790



(3,989,565)








Effect of change in exchange rate



223,808



2,755,283








NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND
CASH EQUIVALENTS



16,406,271



11,803,622

    Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year



61,154,007



49,350,385

    Cash and cash equivalents, end of year



77,560,278



61,154,007








SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH
FLOW INFORMATION







    Cash paid for interest



888,574



849,743

    Cash paid for income taxes



5,556,241



7,853,661








SUPPLEMENTARY DISCLOSURE OF
SIGNIFICANT NON-CASH TRANSACTION







    Change in fair value of warrant liability







    Transferred from other assets to property, plant
and equipment and construction in process



5,221,925



1,687,012








The notes in the Company's 10-K are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.








For more information, please contact:

COMPANY

INVESTOR RELATIONS

Xin Ma, Chief Financial Officer

David Rudnick, Account Manager

SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc.

CCG Investor Relations

Tel:   China + 86 - 29-8837-7161

Tel: US +1- 646-626-4172    

Email: oliver.x.ma@skypeoplefruitjuice.com

Email: david.rudnick@ccgir.com   

Web: http://www.skypeoplefruitjuice.com  

Web: http://www.ccgir.com 

 

SOURCE SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc.



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