Tianli Agritech Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results Company generated $4.7 million in cash from operations YTD2012

WUHAN CITY, China, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tianli Agritech, Inc. (NASDAQ: OINK - News), a leading producer of breeder and market hogs headquartered in Wuhan City, China, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2012.

Third Quarter 2012

Summarized Third quarter 2012 Results
(Dollar Figures Rounded – Percentages based on Actual Results)


Q3 2012

Q3 2011

+/-

Sales

$6.6 million

$8.1 million

-19%

Gross Profit

$0.6 million

$3.6 million

-83%

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

$1.6 million

$0.6 million

+166%

Net Income

($1.1 million)

$2.9 million

-138%

EPS

($0.10)

$0.29

-134%

Sales for the third quarter of 2012 fell 19% to $6.6 million primarily due to the drop in prices for market hogs and a reduction in the number of breeder hogs sold in the three months ended September 30, 2012 compared to the same period a year ago. The Company sold a combined total of 29,702 breeder and market hogs in the third quarter of 2012 compared to 25,519 hogs in the comparable period in 2011.

As a result of increased competition from exporters to China and softer demand from hog farms in China, sales of Tianli breeder hogs declined 26% in the third quarter of 2012. In terms of the number of breeders sold, Tianli sold 6,405 breeder hogs in the third quarter of 2012, down 11% from 7,169 breeder hogs sold in the same period last year. The average sales price for breeder hogs was $289, down 17% from the third quarter of 2011. Breeder hog revenues in the three months ended September 30, 2012 comprised 28% of revenues for the quarter.

Tianli sold approximately 27% more market hogs in the third quarter of 2012 than it did in the same period of 2011, though the average price per market hog decreased by 33% as a result of both lower market prices and the Company's decision to sell hogs at a younger age when they weigh less than they would at full maturity. As a result, sales revenue attributable to market hogs fell by approximately 16%. The primary reason for the reduction in the prices for market hogs in this quarter compared to 2011 was the competition from imported pork, which sell for less than domestic pork.

Sales by Products

 (Dollar Figures Rounded – Percentages based on Actual Results)




                    Q3 2012


 Q3 2011

Products


No. of Hogs
Sold




Sales
Revenues


No. of Hogs
Sold




Sales
Revenues

Breeder Hogs


6,405





 

$1.8 million


7,169





 

$2.5 million

Market Hogs


23,297





 

$4.7 million


18,350





 

$5.6 million

Total


29,702





 

$6.6 million


25,519





 

$8.1 million


Gross profit in the third quarter was $0.6 million, an 83% decrease from the same period last year. Gross margin was 9.5% in the third quarter of 2012 compared to 42% in the third quarter of 2011.  The decline in gross margin is a result of lower sales prices and significantly higher feed costs.  Gross margin for breeder and market hogs was 32% and 1%, respectively, for the third quarter of 2012.

Selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses were $1.6 million in the third quarter of 2012, an increase of approximately $1.0 million from $0.6 million in the third quarter of 2011. The primary cause of the year-over-year increase in SG&A expenses was $1.1 million of non-cash stock-based compensation paid to the Company's sales and marketing agents and employees related to black hog sales.

Tianli generated an operating loss of $1.1 million in the three months ended September 30, 2012 compared to operating income of $2.9 million in the same period a year ago.

Net income from continuing operations for the three months ended September 30, 2012 was a loss of $1.1 million, down 139% from the same period last year. EPS per fully diluted share were ($0.10) compared to $0.29 for the comparable quarter last year. The weighted average number of shares outstanding was approximately 11.0 million and 10.1 million for the 2012 and 2011 periods, respectively.

"We are managing our business for the long term and are prepared to weather short term competitive forces," began Tianli's Chairwoman and CEO, Ms. Hanying Li. "Despite very challenging market conditions for breeder and market hogs in China currently, we are generating positive cash flows from operations. Our ability to quickly turn our hog inventory into cash, along with our investments in our Black Hog program, differentiates Tianli from other hog operators. We remain focused on maintaining a solid financial position in order to capitalize on the ongoing industry consolidation."

Year-to-Date 2012

Summarized Year to Date 2012 Results
(Dollar Figures Rounded – Percentages based on Actual Results)


YTD 2012

YTD 2011

+/-

Sales

$19.7 million

$21.7 million

-9%

Gross Profit

$  2.7 million

$  9.3 million

-71%

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

$  2.7 million

$  2.1 million

+31%

Net Income*

($0.1 million)

$  7.2 million

-102%

EPS*

($0.01)

$0.71

-101%


*Net income and EPS from continuing operations

Sales for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 were $19.7 million, down 9% from $21.7 million in the same period a year ago. Tianli sold 84,831 hogs in the first nine months of 2012 compared to 76,128 hogs sold in the corresponding period in 2011, an increase of 11%. Sales of breeder hogs and market hogs were $6 million and $13.7 million in the first nine months of 2012, down 23% and 2%, respectively, from the corresponding period a year ago.

Gross profit decreased 71% to $2.7 million, representing a gross margin of 14%.

Operating expenses were $2.7 million, up $0.7 million from $2.0 million in the first nine months of 2011. The Company had operating income of approximately $0.04 million compared to operating income of $7.2 million in the same period a year ago.

Net income from continuing operations for the nine months was a loss of $0.1 million compared to net income of $7.2 million in the year to date period in 2011. EPS for the first nine months of 2012 was ($0.01) based on 10.4 million weighted average shares outstanding.

Financial Position

As of September 30, 2012, the Company had $7.5 million in cash, compared to $6.5 million as of December 31, 2011. Working capital was $8.9 million, down from $12.0 million as of December 31, 2011. Because the Company conducts its hog sales on cash on delivery basis, it has low levels of accounts receivable outstanding, which totaled $0.2 million at September 30, 2012. Inventories were $9.6 million, unchanged from the end of 2011. 

Tianli generated approximately $4.7 million of cash from operating activities and spent $5.4 million on capital expenditures and breeding stock during the first nine months of 2012, primarily to support its Enshi Black Hog program. It is envisioned that Tianli will fund construction of up to 800 program farms by the end of this year, of which over 497 program farms have been completed and put into use as of September 30, 2012.

Business Updates

The Company began selling Black Hogs raised through the first 75 farms it has partnered with in Enshi during the second quarter of 2011. Through the third quarter of the year the Company has sold approximately 1,590 Black hogs to processors in the province who in turn sold Tianli's high-quality Black Hog meat at retail locations. The Company has also begun conversations with two major food retailers in northern China where its sales agents in an effort to secure retail placements. The average sales price per Black Hog is approximately 1,600 RMB, or 10% higher than the current market price for standard market hogs in China.

In March 2012, Tianli commenced construction of a 3,210 square meter feed facility located in Laifeng County, Enshi Area. Through the end of the second quarter, it has completed construction of the office building, warehouse and barns. Construction of the facility has been completed and the Company is awaiting receipt of appropriate certifications which will allow the facility to commence operations. The new feed facility can support 100,000 hogs.

About Tianli Agritech, Inc.

Tianli Agritech, Inc. is in the business of breeding, raising and selling hogs in the People's Republic of China. 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 the cautionary statements 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:

Company – US

Tianli Agritech, Inc.

Mr. Simon Guo
Vice President and US Representative
Phone: +1-347-343-0580
Email: simon@tianli-china.com
Web: http://www.tianli-china.com

Company – CHINA

Tianli Agritech, Inc.
Ms. Joyce Shen
Administrative Secretary
Phone: 86-27-82740726  x 895
Email: ir@tianli-china.com
Web: http://www.tianli-china.com

Investor Relations
Mr. John Mattio
MZ Group, SVP
Phone: (212) 730-7130
Email: john.mattio@mzgroup.us
Web: http://www.mzgroup.com

 

TIANLI AGRITECH, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(AMOUNTS EXPRESSED IN US DOLLARS)




September 30, 2012


December 31, 2011



(Unaudited)



ASSETS





Current Assets:





Cash and cash equivalents

$

7,541,510

$

6,507,742

Accounts receivable


187,316


126,866

Inventories


9,584,881


9,578,040

Advances to suppliers


30,305


-

Prepaid expenses


275,926


164,664

Restricted cash


39,563


-

Loan to An Puluo


-


1,101,582

Other receivables, net


250,780


154,775

Assets - discontinued operations


-


1,402,842

Total Current Assets


17,910,281


19,036,511

Long-term prepaid expenses


1,704,648


1,818,399

Plant and equipment, net


21,921,400


17,676,999

Construction in progress


2,616,700


3,126,317

Biological assets, net


4,652,790


3,886,580

Land use rights, net


1,493,989


1,522,709

Total Assets

$

50,299,808

$

47,067,515






LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY





Current Liabilities:





Short-term loans

$

6,330,116

$

4,721,064

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities


148,497


172,541

Due to An Puluo


-


35,951

Other payables


2,409,151


781,037

Due to related party


125,574


120,326

Liabilities - discontinued operations


-


1,198,544

Total Liabilities


9,013,338


7,029,463






Stockholders' Equity:





Common stock ($0.001 par value, 50,000,000 shares





authorized, 11,135,000 and 10,135,000 shares issued
         and outstanding on September 30, 2012 and December
         31, 2011)


11,135


10,135

Additional paid in capital


14,665,306


13,520,276

Statutory surplus reserves


2,416,647


2,416,647

Retained earnings


21,692,200


21,795,072

Accumulated other comprehensive income


2,501,182


2,295,922

Total Stockholders' Equity


41,286,470


40,038,052

 Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

$

50,299,808

$

47,067,515

 

TIANLI AGRITECH, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(AMOUNTS EXPRESSED IN US DOLLARS)

(UNAUDITED)




For the Three Months Ended September 30,


For the Nine Months Ended September 30,



2012


2011


2012


2011

Revenue

$

6,574,673

$

8,090,596

$

19,672,437

$

21,667,991

Cost of goods sold


5,953,024


4,495,248


16,947,240


12,391,691

    Gross profit


621,649


3,595,348


2,725,197


9,276,300










General and administrative expenses


490,723


581,163


1,549,397


1,962,120

Selling expenses


1,131,133


29,379


1,132,386


91,689

Income (loss) from operations


(1,000,207)


2,984,806


43,414


7,222,491










Other income (expense):









Interest expenses and bank charges


(115,429)


(77,334)


(294,787)


(186,307)

Subsidy income


-


9,142


161,838


222,409

Other income (expense)


(9,570)


1,323


(52,516)


(24,036)

Total other income (expense)


(124,999)


(66,869)


(185,465)


12,066










Income (loss) before income taxes


(1,125,206)


2,917,937


(142,051)


7,234,557

Income taxes


-


-


-


-

Net income (loss) from continuing operations


(1,125,206)


2,917,937


(142,051)


7,234,557










Discontinued operations:









Gain from operations of discontinued component, net of taxes


-


26,436


39,179


26,436

Net income (loss)

$

(1,125,206)

$

2,944,373

$

(102,872)

$

7,260,993










Earnings (losses) per share:









Basic and diluted weighted average shares


10,968,333


10,125,000


10,412,778


10,128,382

Basic and diluted earnings (losses) per share from continuing operations

$

(0.10)

$

0.29

$

(0.01)

$

0.72

Basic and diluted earnings per share from discontinued operations

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

-










Comprehensive income (loss):









Net income (loss)

$

(1,125,206)

$

2,944,373

$

(102,872)

$

7,260,993

Unrealized foreign currency translation adjustment


(64,111)


675,322


205,260


1,136,741

Comprehensive income (loss)

$

(1,189,317)

$

3,619,695

$

102,388

$

8,397,734

 

TIANLI AGRITECH, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(AMOUNTS EXPRESSED IN US DOLLARS)

(UNAUDITED)




For the Nine Months Ended
September 30,



2012


2011

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES





Net income (loss) from continuing operations

$

(142,051)

$

7,234,557

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash





 provided by operating activities:





Depreciation and amortization


2,138,097


1,641,170

Amortization of prepaid rental expenses


84,200


-

Bad debt expense


-


112,640

Stock-based compensation


1,146,030


237,926

Gain on disposal of biological assets


-


(209,502)

Loss from disposal of construction in progress


49,299


-

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:





Accounts receivable


(59,837)


(122,318)

Inventories


47,047


(3,607,070)

Advances to suppliers


(30,356)


(30,332)

Prepaid expenses


(161,227)


(126,547)

Other receivables


(95,293)


140,362

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities


(25,055)


(30,223)

Other payables


1,627,446


385,840

Net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations


4,578,300


5,626,503

Net cash provided by operating activities from discontinued operations


154,042


1,521

Net cash provided by operating activities


4,732,342


5,628,024






CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES





Cash collected from loan to An Puluo


1,109,614


-

Advance to An Puluo


-


(1,077,337)

Purchase of intangible assets


-


(780,135)

Payment for long-term prepaid expenses


-


(87,398)

Purchase of plant and equipment


(143,875)


(4,828,899)

Deposits for purchase of equipment


-


(153,905)

Addition to construction in progress


(5,212,022)


(1,206,203)

Proceeds from disposal of construction in progress


509,430


-

Purchase of biological assets


(1,677,504)


(1,678,342)

Proceeds from disposal of biological assets


-


134,156

Net cash used in investing activities


(5,414,357)


(9,678,063)






CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES





Increase in restricted cash


(39,629)


-

Repayment of short-term loans


(3,170,326)


-

Proceeds from short-term loans


4,755,489


3,078,107

Net cash provided by financing activities


1,545,534


3,078,107






EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH


170,249


522,654

NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH


1,033,768


(449,278)

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF PERIOD


6,507,742


7,983,793

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, END OF PERIOD

$

7,541,510

$

7,534,515






SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES:





Cash paid during the period for:





Interest expense paid

$

312,157

$

117,332

Income tax paid

$

-

$

-

SOURCE Tianli Agritech, Inc.



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