Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. Announces fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results

-- Exceeds 4Q12 Contract Sales, Revenue and Net Income Estimates --

Feb 27, 2013, 06:00 ET from Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd.

BEIJING, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. ("Xinyuan" or "the Company") (NYSE: XIN), a residential real estate developer with primary focus on high growth cities in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2012.

Highlights for the Fourth Quarter 2012

  • Total fourth quarter revenues were US$263.1 million, a 31.7% increase from US$199.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 and a 16.4% increase from US$226.1 million in the third quarter of 2012.
  • Contract sales totaled US$188.4 million, a 9.5% increase from US$172.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 and an 18.0% decrease from US$229.8 million in the third quarter of 2012.
  • Total gross floor area ("GFA") sales were 132,700 square meters, an 18.6% increase from 111,900 square meters in the fourth quarter of 2011 and a 22.3% decrease from 170,700 square meters sold in the third quarter of 2012.
  • Selling, General, and Administrative ("SG&A") expenses as a percent of total revenue totaled 5.4% compared to 5.8% in the fourth quarter of 2011 and 6.6% in the third quarter of 2012.
  • Net income totaled US$33.6 million, an 18.7% increase from US$28.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 and a 5.3% increase from US$31.9 million in the third quarter of 2012.
  • Diluted net earnings per American Depositary Share ("ADS") attributable to shareholders were US$0.47 compared to diluted net earnings per ADS of US$0.38 in the fourth quarter of 2011 and US$0.44 per ADS in the third quarter of 2012.    
  • Cash and cash equivalents, including restricted cash, increased by US$33.3 million to US$641.9 million as of December 31, 2012 from US$608.6 million as of September 30, 2012. Short and long term debt increased by US$34.2 million to US$314.1 million compared to US$279.9 million as of September 30, 2012.
  •  The Company paid a quarterly dividend of US$0.04 per ADS on October 31, 2012 and will pay a quarterly dividend of US$0.05 per ADS on February 28, 2013.

Mr. Yong Zhang, Xinyuan's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said, "We experienced a very strong fourth quarter with revenue, contract sales and net income significantly exceeding our previous guidance.  China's property market remained stable in the fourth quarter as we expected. While economic uncertainties and stricter purchasing controls remain possibilities for the China market, we believe the current fundamentals in the housing market are healthy and we intend to continue to develop projects at a measured pace to meet continued market demand.  Overall, we are very pleased to have completed an extremely successful year with revenue of US$915 million, contract sales of US$836 million and net income of US$157 million, each of which are significant gains over the prior year.

"As announced earlier, we continue to address shareholder value by raising our quarterly dividend payment by 25% from US$0.04 per ADS to US$0.05 per ADS payable to shareholders tomorrow to shareholders of record as of February 19, 2013.

"We commenced pre-sales of our Zhengzhou Century East A in November 2012 and expect to debut four additional new projects during the course of 2013. Our strong balance sheet allows us to continue to pursue additional land acquisitions and development projects further strengthening our growth prospects in the years to come."

Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter 2012

Contract Sales

Contract sales totaled US$188.4 million in the fourth quarter compared to US$172.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 and US$229.8 million in the third quarter of 2012. The Company's GFA sales were 132,700 square meters in the fourth quarter of 2012 versus 111,900 square meters in the fourth quarter of 2011 and 170,700 square meters in the third quarter of 2012. The average selling price per square meter sold was RMB8,964 (US$1,420) in the fourth quarter of 2012 versus RMB9,940 (US$1,538) in the fourth quarter of 2011 and RMB8,505 (US$1,346) in the third quarter of 2012.  

Breakdown of GFA Sales and ASP's by Project

Q4 2011

Q3 2012

Q4 2012

Unsold

GFA

ASP

GFA

ASP

GFA

ASP

GFA

Project

(m000)

(Rmb)

(m000)

(Rmb)

(m000)

(Rmb)

(m000)

Chengdu Splendid I

6.3

10,195

4.0

5,693

4.8

5,959

3.7

Chengdu Splendid II

13.9

6,936

8.9

7,078

1.3

7,153

0.5

Zhengzhou Modern City

15.5

13,462

3.0

14,671

4.2

18,294

3.2

Zhengzhou Royal Palace

9.2

15,568

19.6

10,303

15.5

8,948

50.5

Zhengzhou Century East A

-

-

-

-

12.5

8,841

64.8

Zhengzhou Century East B

13.1

8,555

30.8

8,355

18.5

8,506

36.1

Kunshan Intl City Garden

7.9

9,433

41.7

7,851

22.2

8,251

38.9

Suzhou Intl City Garden

10.1

10,676

10.1

10,843

1.7

11,450

1.4

Xuzhou Colorful Garden

0.8

11,064

-

-

-1.7

7,091

1.7

Jinan Xinyuan Splendid

7.5

8,375

43.6

7,956

45.4

8,927

340.2

Zhengzhou Yipinxiangshan II  

26.8

8,157

8.7

8,637

8.3

8,498

5.2

Others

0.8

-

0.3

-

-

-

3.2

  Total

111.9

9,940

170.7

8,505

132.7

8,964

549.4

Revenue

In the fourth quarter of 2012, total revenue was US$263.1million compared to US$199.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 and US$226.1 million in the third quarter of 2012. The early introduction of the Zhengzhou Century East A project, over US$8.0 million of re-sale of our Reno projects, and a higher percentage of completion as Shandong recovered from piling problems encountered last quarter were primary contributors to the strong revenue.

Gross Profit

Gross profit for the fourth quarter of 2012 was US$87.8 million, or 33.4% of revenue, compared to gross profit of US$56.4 million, or 28.2% of revenue, in the fourth quarter of 2011 and a gross profit of US$65.5 million, or 29.0% of revenue, in the third quarter of 2012.

The Company revised total project costs and sales projections for certain projects resulting in the recognition of a US$11.6 million increase  of cumulative gross profit in the fourth quarter of 2012 under the percentage of completion method. This increase was largely due to Chengdu Splendid I and Kunshan International City Garden projects, which achieved substantial cost savings as they completed the delivery process.

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

SG&A expenses were US$14.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to US$11.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2011 and US$14.9 million for the third quarter of 2012. As a percentage of total revenue, SG&A expenses were 5.4% compared to 5.8% in the fourth quarter of 2011 and 6.6% in the third quarter of 2012.

Income Taxes

Income taxes in the fourth quarter totaled US$43.1 million or 56.2% of pre-tax income. This compared unfavorably to third quarter 2012 income taxes that totaled US$21.5 million or 40.2% of pre-tax income. US$14.8 million of the taxes amounting to 19.3% of fourth quarter pre-tax income was attributable to adjustments for unfavorable tax bureau interpretations of Land Value Added Tax (LVAT) relating to car park cost allocations and China headquarters' expense allocations.

Net Income

Net income for the fourth quarter of 2012 was US$33.6 million compared to US$28.3 million for the same period in 2011, and US$31.9 million in the third quarter of 2012. Net margin was 12.8%, compared to 14.2% in the fourth quarter of 2011 and 14.1% in the third quarter of 2012.  Diluted earnings per ADS were US$0.47, compared to US$0.38 per ADS in the same period in 2011, and US$0.44 per ADS in the third quarter of 2012.  

Financial Results for the Full Year 2012

For the year ended December 31, 2012, total revenues increased by 33.1% to US$914.8 million from US$687.5 million in 2011. GFA sales increased by 8.3% to 612,400 square meters from 565,700 square meters in 2011. Contract sales increased by 10.2% to US$836.0 million from US$758.9 million in 2011.

Gross profit was US$280.0 million, or 30.6% of revenue in 2012 compared to a gross profit of US$199.7 million, or of 29.1% of revenue in 2011.

SG&A expenses were US$56.8 million, or 6.2% of revenue, compared to US$43.4 million, or 6.3% of revenue in 2011.

Net income was US$157.0 million in 2012 compared to US$102.3 million in 2011.  Diluted earnings per ADS were US$2.17 in 2012 compared to US$1.36 per ADS in 2011.  

Balance Sheet

As of December 31, 2012, the Company reported US$641.9 million in cash and cash equivalents (including restricted cash) compared to US$608.6 million as of September 30, 2012. Total debt outstanding was US$314.1 million, an increase of US$34.2 million from US$279.9 million at the end of the third quarter of 2012. The value of the Company's real estate property under development at the end of the fourth quarter of 2012 was US$722.1 million compared to US$631.9 million at the end of the third quarter of 2012.

Project Status

Below is a summary table of projects that were active in the fourth quarter of 2012.

GFA

Contract Sales

 Project Cost % Complete

(m2 000)

(US$ million)

      Project

Total Active Projects

Sold to date

Total Active Projects

Sales to date

%

Sold

Chengdu Splendid I

231.0

227.3

196.3

189.8

96.7%

97.7%

Chengdu Splendid II

217.0

216.5

232.1

231.6

99.8%

98.6%

Zhengzhou Modern City

226.4

223.2

307.6

300.7

97.8%

98.8%

Zhengzhou Royal Palace

132.2

81.7

220.1

151.2

68.7%

76.1%

Zhengzhou Century East A

77.3

12.5

111.6

17.5

15.7%

77.7%

Zhengzhou Century East B

166.5

130.4

233.5

175.6

75.2%

81.3%

Kunshan Intl City Garden

497.9

459.0

587.9

533.6

90.8%

97.9%

Suzhou Intl City Garden

204.9

203.5

326.9

323.9

99.1%

99.3%

Xuzhou Colorful Garden

101.8

100.1

119.3

117.4

98.4%

98.6%

Jinan Xinyuan Splendid

565.4

225.2

759.6

301.6

39.7%

70.7%

Zhengzhou Yipinxiangshan II    

198.2

193.0

230.5

223.9

97.1%

91.9%

Others remaining GFA

3.2

Total active projects

2,621.8

2,072.4

3,325.4

2,566.8

77.2%

87.7%

As of December 31, 2012, unsold GFA in active projects fell to 549,400 square meters with all but four projects more than 90% sold. The Company's total sellable GFA for both active projects and projects under planning was approximately 1,112,300 square meters. Below is a summary of all China projects at Xinyuan that are in the planning stage:

Unsold GFA

(m2 000)

 

Pre sales Scheduled

Newly Acquired  Zhengzhou Land

207.4

Q3 2013

Newly Acquired Xuzhou Land

110.7

Q3 2013

Newly Acquired  Suzhou Land

126.5

Q3 2013

Newly Acquired Beijing Land

118.3

Q3 2013

Total projects under planning                

562.9

Total active projects

549.4

Total all Xinyuan projects

1,112.3

First Quarter and Full Year 2013 Outlook

The Company is projecting lower sequential results in the first quarter of 2013 due to the seasonal impact of Chinese New Year as well as lower levels of sellable inventory. The Company expects contract sales in the first quarter reach approximately US$135 million.  Revenue is expected to range between US$130 and US$140 million and net income is expected to be in the range of US$16 to US$18 million.  

For the full year 2013, contract sales are projected to exceed US$830 million. Revenue is expected to range between US$750 and US$775 million and net income is expected to be in the range of US$90 million to US$100 million.

Conference Call Information

Xinyuan's management will host an earnings conference call on February 27th, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time. Listeners may access the call by dialing 1-719-457-1512. A webcast will also be available through the Company's investor relations website at http://www.xyre.com.  Listeners may access the replay by dialing 1-858-384-5517, access code: 9493270.

About Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. ("Xinyuan") (NYSE: XIN) is a developer of large scale, high quality residential real estate projects aimed at providing middle-income consumers with a comfortable and convenient community lifestyle. Xinyuan focuses on China's Tier I and II cities, characterized as larger, more developed urban areas with above average GDP and population growth rates. Xinyuan has expanded its network to cover a total population of over 64.7 million people in eight strategically selected cities, comprising Beijing, Hefei, Jinan, Kunshan, Suzhou, Zhengzhou, Xuzhou and Chengdu. Xinyuan's U.S. development arm, XIN Development Group International, Inc. ("XIN") is a pioneer amongst Chinese real estate residential developers, entering the US market in 2012.  Xinyuan is the first real estate developer from China to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit http://www.xyre.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release 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 terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "confident" and similar statements. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements concerning our beliefs, forecasts, estimates and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated, including, but not limited to, the risk that: our financing costs are subject to changes in interest rates; our results of operations may fluctuate from period to period; the recognition of our real estate revenue and costs relies on our estimation of total project sales value and costs; we may be unable to acquire desired development sales at commercially reasonable costs; increases in the price of raw materials may increase our cost of sales and reduce our earnings; we are heavily dependent on the performance of the residential property market in China, which is at a relatively early development stage; PRC economic, political and social conditions as well as government policies can affect our business; the market price of our ADSs may be volatile, and other risks outlined in our public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual report on Form 20-F/A for the year ended December 31, 2011. All information provided in this press release is as of February 27, 2013. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date on which the statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Notes to Unaudited Financial Information

This release contains unaudited financial information which is subject to year end audit adjustments. Adjustments to the financial statements may be identified when the audit work is completed, which could result in significant differences between our audited financial statements and this unaudited financial information.

For more information, please contact:

In China: Mr. Tom Gurnee Chief Financial Officer Tel: +86 (10) 8588-9390 Email: tom.gurnee@xyre.com

Ms. Helen Zhang Financial Controller Tel: +86 (10) 8588-9255 Email: yuan.z@xyre.com

ICR, LLC In U.S.: +1-646-308-1472 In China: +86 (10) 6583-7511 Email: William.zima@icrinc.com

 

XINYUAN REAL ESTATE CO., LTD. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (All US$ amounts and number of shares data in thousands, except per share data)

Three months ended

December 31,

September 30,

December 31,

2012

2012

2011

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Revenue

263,094

226,062

199,770

Cost of revenue

(175,261)

(160,576)

(143,407)

Gross profit

87,833

65,486

56,363

Selling and distribution expenses

(4,425)

(5,220)

(3,645)

General and administrative expenses

(9,695)

(9,667)

(8,006)

Operating income

73,713

50,599

44,712

Interest income

2,941

2,827

2,582

Exchange gains

-

-

1

Income from operations before income taxes

76,654

53,426

47,295

Income taxes

(43,084)

(21,498))

(18,986)

Net income

33,570

31,928

28,309

Less: net income attributable to non controlling interest

-

-

114

Net income attributable to shareholders

33,570

31,928

28,195

Earnings per share:

  Basic

0.47

0.44

0.38

  Diluted

0.47

0.44

0.38

Shares used in computation:

  Basic

70,969

71,839

73,996

  Diluted

71,747

72,076

73,996

XINYUAN REAL ESTATE CO., LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(All US$ amounts and number of shares data in thousands, except per share data)

Twelve months ended

December 31,

December 31,

2012

2011

(unaudited)

(audited)

Revenue

914,799

687,508

Cost of revenue

(634,763)

(487,777)

Gross profit

280,036

199,731

Selling and distribution expenses

(17,942)

(16,209)

General and administrative expenses

(38,829)

(27,231)

Operating income

223,265

156,291

Interest income

9,019

5,294

Exchange gains

-

57

Income from operations before income taxes

232,284

161,642

Income taxes

(74,175)

(58,637)

Net income

158,109

103,005

Less: net income attributable to non-controlling interest                           

1,110

707

Net income attributable to shareholders

156,999

102,298

Earnings per share:

  Basic

2.18

1.36

  Diluted

2.17

1.36

Shares used in computation:

  Basic

72,129

75,657

  Diluted

72,366

75,657

 

XINYUAN REAL ESTATE CO., LTD. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (All US$ amounts and number of shares data in thousands)

December  31,

September 30,

December  31,

2012

2012

2011

(unaudited)

        (unaudited)

(audited)

ASSETS

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

462,484

443,091

319,218

Restricted cash

179,451

165,537

168,384

Accounts receivable

3,076

2,876

20,806

Other receivables

27,018

8,831

13,352

Other deposits and prepayments

105,427

216,296

60,006

Advances to suppliers

11,435

14,056

13,579

Real estate property held for sale

11,191

-

-

Real estate property development completed

1,811

1,939

6,775

Real estate property under development

722,053

631,945

761,871

Other current assets

690

18,566

659

Total current assets

1,524,636

1,503,137

1,364,650

Real estate properties held for lease, net

24,327

21,715

18,527

Property and equipment, net

2,567

2,580

2,981

Restricted deposit

11,169

-

-

Other long-term investment

242

239

242

Deferred tax assets

1,599

1,529

1,307

Other assets

2,250

2,280

2,907

TOTAL ASSETS

1,566,790

1,531,480

1,390,614

 

XINYUAN REAL ESTATE CO., LTD. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  (All US$ amounts and number of shares data in thousands)

December 31,

September 30,

December 31,

2012

2012

2011

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

LIABILITIES AND

SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities

Accounts payable

242,182

225,169

235,911

Short-term bank loans

83,866

56,763

42,950

Customer deposits

50,201

131,002

69,524

Income tax payable

75,877

35,977

69,909

Deferred tax liabilities

13,612

37,560

22,175

Other payables and accrued liabilities

64,842

53,437

50,970

Payroll and welfare payable

9,663

10,746

7,018

Current portion of long-term bank loans and other debt

195,282

198,141

129,403

Total current liabilities

735,525

748,795

627,860

Non- current liabilities

Long-term bank loans

35,000

25,000

73,482

Deferred tax liabilities

5,885

5,582

-

Unrecognized tax benefits

8,842

8,765

13,824

Other long-term debt

-

-

39,709

TOTAL LIABILITIES

785,252

788,142

754,875

Shareholders' equity

Common shares

15

15

15

Treasury shares

(13,667)

(13,667)

(7,959)

Additional paid-in capital

511,964

511,331

509,713

Statutory reserves

49,622

33,579

33,579

Retained earnings

233,604

212,080

99,280

TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

781,538

743,338

634,628

Non-controlling interest

-

-

1,111

TOTAL EQUITY

781,538

743,338

635,739

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

1,566,790

1,531,480

1,390,614

 

SOURCE Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd.



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