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Tianli Agritech, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results

WUHAN CITY, China, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tianli Agritech, Inc. (NASDAQ: OINK) ("Tianli" or the "Company"), a leading producer of breeder hogs, market hogs and black hogs headquartered in Wuhan City, China, today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013.

Mrs. Hanying Li, Chairwoman and CEO of Tianli Agritech, Inc. commented, "On the back of a gradual recovery of pork prices and strong growth momentum for our black hog program and retail operations, we are very pleased to report our third quarter financial results that highlighted 33% top-line growth and the return to profitability after more than a year. Recently, we also regained compliance with the minimum bid price requirement of $1.00 per share for continued listing of our common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market and completed a $3.2 million Private Placement with Mr. Wei Gong, a prominent investor and one of the pioneers of incubation centers in China. As we continue to advance our black hog program and expand our retail presence, we believe better days lie ahead of us. We want to thank our shareholders, many of whom have been with us since our IPO in 2010, for their continued patience and support."

Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results:    


For the Three Months Ended September 30,

($ thousands, except per share data)

2013


2012


% Change

Revenue

$                8,728


$                6,575


33%

Gross margin

10.4%


9.5%


9%

Operating margin

2.6%


-15.2%


NM

Net income (losses) for common hareholders

290


(1,125)


NM

Diluted earnings per share

0.03


(0.10)


NM

Revenue for the third quarter of 2013 increased by $2.15 million, or 33%, to $8.73 million from $6.57 million for the same period of 2012. This increase was primarily the result of selling more breeder hogs and market hogs as well as revenue contributed from retail operations resumed in April 2013. The Company sold a total of 37,616 breeder hogs, regular market hogs, black hogs and market hogs for processed pork with a blended average selling price of $232 per hog during the third quarter of 2013, compared to 29,702 hogs sold and a blended average selling price of $221 per hog for the same period of 2012. Revenue for the third quarter of 2013 from breeder hog sales increased 16% to $2.14 million with the number of breeder hogs sold increasing 19% to 7,605 hogs and the average selling price of breeder hogs decreasing 2% to $282 per hog. Revenue for the third quarter of 2013 from regular market hog sales increased 9% to $5.17 million as the number of regular market hogs sold grew 3% to 23,951 hogs and the average selling price of regular market hogs increased 6% to $216 per hog. We also sold 5,323 black hogs at an average selling price of $230 per hog, generating $1.23 million in revenue during the third quarter of 2013. We did not sell black hogs in the comparable period of 2012. We also generated $0.19 million in revenue from our retail operations during the third quarter of 2013.


For the Three Months Ended September 30,


2013


2012


No. of Hogs
Sold


Average
Price/Hog ($)


Sales
($ thousands)


No. of Hogs
Sold


Average
Price/Hog ($)


Sales
($ thousands)

Breeder hogs

7,605


$                282


$          2,144


6,405


$               289


$            1,848

Market hogs- regular hogs

23,951


216


5,171


23,297


203


4,726

Market hogs- black hogs

5,323


230


1,225


-


-


-

Market hogs for processed pork

737


255


188


-


-


-

Total

37,616


232


8,728


29,702


221


6,575

Gross profit for the third quarter of 2013 was $0.90 million, compared to $0.62 million for the same period of last year. Gross margin was 10.4% and 9.5% for the third quarter of 2013 and 2012, respectively. The combination of a slight decrease in feed costs and a slight increase in blended average selling prices contributed to the year-over-year increase in gross margin. The gross margins for breeder hogs, regular market hogs, black hogs, and retail sales were 29%, 4%, 3% and 17% respectively. As a comparison, gross margins for breeder hogs and regular market hogs were 32% and 1%, respectively, for the same period of last year.

Selling, general and administrative expenses decreased by $0.95 million, or 59%, to $0.67 million for the third quarter of 2013. The decrease primarily reflects the non-cash expense of $1.1 million resulting from the issuance of 1 million shares to our marketing consultants and employees for black hog sales in the third quarter of 2012. There was no comparable expense in 2013.

Net Income from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2013 was $0.17 million, compared to a net loss of $1.13 million for the same period of 2012. The combination of an increase in revenue and a decrease in selling, general, and administrative expenses led to the return to profitability in the third quarter of 2013.

After allocating net income attributable to non-controlling interest, net income attributable to common shareholders for the third quarter of 2013 was $0.29 million, or $0.03 per diluted share. This compared to net loss attributable to common shareholders of $1.13 million, or a loss of $0.10 per diluted share for the same period of last year. 

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013 Financial Results:

Revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 increased $3.29 million, or 17%, to $22.96 million from the same period of 2012. This increase was primarily the result of selling more breeder hogs and market hogs and revenue contributed from retail operations and sales of black hogs. The Company sold a total of 106,593 breeder hogs, regular market hogs, black hogs and market hogs for processed pork with a blended average selling price of $215 per hog during the nine month period ended September 30, 2013, compared to 84,831 hogs sold and a blended average selling price of $232 per hog for the same period of 2012. Revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 from breeder hog sales increased 4% to $6.23 million with the number of breeder hogs sold increasing 15% to 23,013 hogs and the average selling price of breeder hogs decreasing 10% to $271 per hog. Revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 from regular market hog sales increased 2% to $14.01 million as the number of regular market hogs sold grew 9% to 71,492 hogs and the average selling price of regular market hogs decreased 7% to $196 per hog. The decline in average selling prices of both breeder and regular market hogs was mainly due to market conditions. We also sold 11,136 black hogs with an average selling price of $223 per hog, generating $2.48 million in revenue during the nine months ended September 30, 2013. We did not sell black hogs in the comparable period of 2012. We also generated $0.24 million in revenue from retail operations during the nine months ended September 30, 2013.


For the Nine Months Ended September 30,


2013


2012


No. of Hogs
Sold


Average
Price/Hog ($)


Sales
($ thousands)


No. of Hogs
Sold


Average
Price/Hog ($)


Sales
($ thousands)

Breeder hogs

23,013


$                271


$          6,230


20,057


$               298


$            5,976

Market hogs- regular hogs

71,492


196


14,006


64,777


211


13,697

Market hogs- black hogs

11,136


223


2,483


-


-


-

Market hogs for processed pork

952


252


240


-


-


-

Total

106,593


215


22,958


84,831


232


19,672

Gross profit for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 was $1.43 million, compared to $2.72 million for the same period of last year. Gross margin was 6% and 14% for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively. The impact of increased feed costs and reduced hog prices caused the significant decrease in gross margin. The gross margins for breeder hogs, regular market hogs, black hogs, and retail sales were 27%, -3%, 2% and 13% respectively. As a comparison, gross margins for breeder hogs and regular market hogs were 32% and 6%, respectively, for the same period of last year.

Selling, general and administrative expenses decreased by $0.36 million, or 13%, to $2.32 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 from $2.68 million for the same period of last year. The decrease was primarily a result of the one-time noncash stock-based selling expense incurred in 2012 partially offset by increased expenses of $0.27 million and an additional $0.70 million in administrative expenses from our black hog and retail operations.

Net loss from continuing operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 was $1.14 million, compared to $0.14 million for the same period of 2012. The increase in net loss was primarily the result of both increases in cost of goods sold and increases in feed costs in the first half of 2013, partially offset by the increase in our revenue and the decrease in our selling, general and administrative expenses, reflecting a one-time non-cash expense for stock-based compensation in 2012. After allocating net loss attributable to non-controlling interest, net loss attributable to common shareholders for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 was $0.82 million, or loss of $0.07 per diluted share. This compared to net loss attributable to common shareholders of $0.10 million, or loss of $0.01 per diluted share, for the same period of last year. 

Financial Position  

As of September 30, 2013, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $5.71 million, compared to $7.48 million as of December 31, 2012. Working capital as of September 30, 2013 was $12.48 million as compared to $8.98 million at December 31, 2012. Cash flow from operations was $0.96 million and $4.73 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

Recent Developments 

On November 6, 2013, the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Bureau of Caidian District, Wuhan City, directed us to close our farm located in the Caidian District (the "8th Farm") by the end of 2013.  We were advised that all agricultural and manufacturing activities in the area of Dacha Lake in the Caidian District are being ordered to close as part of the government's effort to restore the lake to its natural condition.  Established in 2005, the 8th Farm is situated on approximately 13.18 acres of leased land with 24 buildings dedicated to hog rearing and 1 building for administration and employee housing. Year to date, we have sold 9,546 hogs from the 8th Farm. We are currently petitioning the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Bureau of Caidian District to allow us operate the 8th Farm into 2014 for an orderly transfer of the breeding stock to our other hog rearing facilities and for an orderly liquidation of the remaining livestock.

On November 6, 2013, Mr. Yang Chen resigned from the Board of Directors of the Company.

On October 28, 2013, the Company issued and sold an additional 522,000 common shares at $1.16 per share for a total consideration of $605,520 to Mr. Wei Gong, a PRC citizen and a member of the Board of Directors. This was the balance of a previously announced Private Placement that raised an aggregate of $3.2 million for the Company. Mr. Wei Gong now owns a total of 2.76 million shares, or 19.77% of total shares outstanding.  

On October 23, 2013, the Company dismissed RBSM LLP as its independent registered public accounting firm for the year ended December 31, 2013. On October 25, 2013, the Company engaged HHC, CPA as its independent registered public accounting firm for the year ended December 31, 2013. The dismissal and engagement were approved by the Audit Committee of the Company's Board of Directors.

On October 15, 2013, the Company received written notification from the NASDAQ Stock Market confirming that the Company has regained compliance with the minimum bid price requirement of $1.00 per share for continued listing of our common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market.

On October 3, 2013, the Company announced that its operating subsidiary, Hubei Tianzhili Breeder Hog Co. Ltd., had signed one-year sales contracts with eight hotels and restaurants in Wuhan City, Hubei Province. Among the eight new customers for the Company's Tianli-Xiduhei™ black hog meat cuts are three hotels - WuLingNianDai, DongXin, and Citizen and five restaurants - NongJiaXiaoYuan, ChuYuWang, ShuiMoRenJia, CuiZhuYuan, and XiaXingTianXia.  

On September 28, 2013, the Company entered into a subscription agreement with Wei Gong for the issuance and sale of 2.76 million shares of its common stock at a price of $1.16 per share ($3.2 million in the aggregate). 2.238 million shares were issued and sold on September 28, 2013.  

On August 21, 2013, the Company announced that it had signed an agreement with WUSHANG MART to sell cuts of its Tianli-Xiduhei™ black hog meat through three of WUSHANG MART's retail outlets located in Wuhan City, Hubei province. WUSHANG MART is a supermarket chain with retail outlets across major cities in Hubei province and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wuhan Department Store Group Co., Ltd. (ticker: 000501.SZ).

On August 5, 2013, the Company announced that it received Nasdaq's approval to transfer its listing from the Nasdaq Global Market to Nasdaq Capital Market. The Company was also granted an additional 180-Day extension, or until February 3, 2014, by Nasdaq to regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Rule.

On July 1, 2013, the Company announced that its subsidiary, Wuhan Fengze Agricultural Science and Technology Development Co. Ltd., signed a cooperation agreement with Shenzhen Investment Banking International Marketing Group to jointly develop a direct sales program for Tianli's branded black hog meat in Shenzhen and other cities in Guangdong Province.

Earnings Conference Call

Tianli will host an earnings conference call and live webcast covering its third quarter financial results at 8:00 a.m. EST on November 14, 2013, which is also 9:00 p.m. in Beijing on November 14, 2013. To attend the call, please use the information below for either dial-in access or webcast access. When prompted on dial-in, ask for "Tianli".

Conference Call



Date:

Thursday, November 14, 2013


Time:

8:00 am EST, U.S.


U.S. Dial-in:

+1 877-317-6789


International Dial-in:

+1 412-317-6789


Conference ID:

Tianli


Webcast Link:

http://services.choruscall.com/links/tianli131112.html


For those unable to participate, an audio replay of the call will be available beginning approximately one hour after the end of the live call through November 29, 2013. The audio replay can be accessed by dialing +1-877-344-7529 within the United States or +1-412-317-0088 internationally, and entering access ID No. 10036991.

About Tianli Agritech, Inc.

Tianli Agritech, Inc. is in the business of breeding, raising and selling breeder and market hogs in China and is developing a retail channel for its pork products including high-value, black hog meat. The Company is focused on growing high quality hogs for sale for breeding and meat purposes. The Company conducts genetic, breeding and nutrition research to steadily improve its production capabilities.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements that are other than statements of historical facts.  These statements are subject to uncertainties and risks including, but not limited to, product and service demand and acceptance, changes in technology, economic conditions, the impact of competition and pricing, government regulation, and other risks contained in reports filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All such forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, and whether made by or on behalf of the company, are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement and any other cautionary statements which may accompany the forward-looking statements. In addition, the company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.

For more information, please contact:

Tina Xiao
Weitian Group LLC
Phone: +1-917-609-0333
Email: tina.xiao@weitian-ir.com  
Web: http://www.weitian-ir.com

 

 

TIANLI AGRITECH, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS








September 30,


December 31,



2013


2012

ASSETS


(Unaudited)



Current Assets:





Cash and cash equivalents

$

5,717,158

$

7,477,205

Accounts receivable


305,606


158,047

Inventories


10,776,649


10,232,893

Advances to suppliers


62,903


189,094

Prepaid expenses


41,046


237,247

Restricted cash


651,848


793,512

Other receivables


1,202,739


208,325

 Total Current Assets


18,757,949


19,296,323






Long-term prepaid expenses, net


1,620,803


1,681,488

Plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation


25,852,710


24,400,573

Construction in progress


16,296


1,655,901

Biological assets, net of accumulated amortization


3,724,362


4,357,846

Intangible assets, net


1,489,597


1,485,773






Total Assets

$

51,461,717

$

52,877,904






       LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY










Current Liabilities:





Short-term loans

$

2,411,838

$

7,101,935

Accounts payable and accrued payables


146,436


190,811

Other payables


3,593,704


2,893,332

Due to related party


128,380


125,842

Total Current Liabilities


6,280,358


10,311,920






Stockholders' Equity:





Common stock ($0.001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, 13,442,000 shares and 11,194,000 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively)


13,442


11,194

Additional paid in capital


17,487,902


14,888,470

Statutory surplus reserves


2,416,647


2,416,647

Retained earnings


20,757,563


21,582,277

Accumulated other comprehensive income


3,739,532


2,604,802

Stockholders' Equity - Tianli Agritech Inc. and Subsidiaries

44,415,086


41,503,390

Noncontrolling interest


766,273


1,062,594

Total Stockholders' Equity


45,181,359


42,565,984

Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

$

51,461,717

$

52,877,904

 

 

TIANLI AGRITECH, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(UNAUDITED)












For the Three Months
Ended September 30,


For the Nine Months
Ended September 30,



2013


2012


2013


2012



















Sales

$

8,728,050

$

6,574,673

$

22,958,392

$

19,672,437

Cost of goods sold


7,824,400


5,953,024


21,525,720


16,947,240

Gross profit


903,650


621,649


1,432,672


2,725,197










Operating expenses:









General and administrative expenses


493,401


490,723


2,022,984


1,549,397

Selling expenses


179,173


1,131,133


299,423


1,132,386

Total operating expenses


672,574


1,621,856


2,322,407


2,681,783










Income (loss) from operations


231,076


(1,000,207)


(889,735)


43,414










Other income (expense):









Interest expense


(69,738)


(115,429)


(399,536)


(294,787)

Subsidy income


8,634


-


103,972


161,838

Other income (expense)


3,483


(9,570)


43,622


(52,516)

Total other expenses


(57,621)


(124,999)


(251,942)


(185,465)










Income (loss) before income taxes


173,455


(1,125,206)


(1,141,677)


(142,051)










Income taxes


-


-


-


-

Net income (loss) from continuing operations


173,455


(1,125,206)


(1,141,677)


(142,051)










Discontinued operations:









Gain from operations of discontinued component, net of taxes


-


-


-


39,179










Net income (loss)


173,455


(1,125,206)


(1,141,677)


(102,872)










Add: 









Net loss attributable to the noncontrolling interests


116,574


-


316,963


-










Net income (loss) attributable to Tianli Agritech Inc. and Subsidiaries


290,029


(1,125,206)


(824,714)


(102,872)










Unrealized foreign currency translation adjustment attributable to Tianli Agritech Inc. and Subsidiaries


529,925


(64,111)


1,134,730


205,260










Comprehensive income (loss)

$

819,954

$

(1,189,317)

$

310,016

$

102,388










Earnings (losses) per share - basic and diluted: 









Weighted-average shares outstanding, basic and diluted


11,204,000


10,968,333


11,198,444


10,412,778










Continuing operations - Basic & diluted

$

0.03

$

(0.10)

$

(0.07)

$

(0.01)

Discontinued operations -Basic & diluted

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

 

 

TIANLI AGRITECH, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED)








For the Nine Months
Ended September 30,



2013


2012











 CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES 





 Net loss 

$

(1,141,677)

$

(142,051)

 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash 





   provided by operating activities: 





 Depreciation and amortization 


2,438,385


2,138,097

 Amortization of prepaid expenses 


243,850


84,200

 Bad debt expense 


-


-

 Stock-based compensation 


5,600


1,146,030

 Loss from disposal of construction in progress 


-


49,299

 Changes in operating assets and liabilities: 





 Accounts receivable 


(141,546)


(59,837)

 Inventories 


(104,833)


47,047

 Advances to suppliers 


(50,055)


(30,356)

 Prepaid expenses 


-


(161,227)

 Other receivables 


(976,600)


(95,293)

 Accounts payable and accrued payables 


(48,884)


(25,055)

 Other payables 


736,817


1,627,446

 Total adjustments 


2,102,734


4,720,351

 Net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations 


961,057


4,578,300

 Net cash provided by operating activities from discontinued operations 


-


154,042

 Net cash provided by operating activities     


961,057


4,732,342






 CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES 





 Cash collected from loan to An Puluo 


-


1,109,614

 Addition to construction in progress 


-


(5,212,022)

 Proceeds from disposal of construction in progress 


-


509,430

 Purchase of biological assets 


(339,282)


(1,677,504)

 Purchase of plant and equipment 


(486,045)


(143,875)

                         Net cash used in investing activities 


(825,327)


(5,414,357)






 CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES 





 Increase at restricted cash 


160,948


(39,629)

 Proceeds from new shares issuance 


2,596,080


-

 Repayment of short-term loans 


(5,592,931)


(3,170,326)

 Proceeds from short-term loans 


772,549


4,755,489

 Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities       


(2,063,354)


1,545,534






 EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH 


167,577


170,249






 NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH 


(1,760,047)


1,033,768






 CASH, BEGINNING OF YEAR 


7,477,205


6,507,742






 CASH, END OF PERIOD 

$

5,717,158

$

7,541,510






 SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES: 





 Cash paid during the period for: 





 Interest paid 

$

343,832

$

312,157

 Income tax paid 

$

-

$

-

SOURCE Tianli Agritech, Inc.



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