SHENYANG, China, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- A-Power Energy Generation Systems, Ltd. (Nasdaq: APWR) ("A-Power" or "the Company"), a leading provider of distributed power generation systems in China and a fast-growing manufacturer of wind turbines, today announced unaudited consolidated financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010.
Second Quarter 2010 Financial Highlights -- Revenue increased 30.1% to $74.8 million from $57.5 million in the prior year period. -- Gross profit increased 51.1% to $11.6 million from $7.7 million in the prior year period. -- Gross margin was 15.5% compared to 13.4% in the prior year period.
Mr. Jinxiang Lu, A-Power's Chairman and CEO commented, "Our results in the second quarter were primarily driven by growth in our DG business, both domestically and internationally. This segment experienced larger project orders and also benefited from higher international sales in the second quarter which fueled our gross margin increase. We are pleased that our revenue contribution from international projects has exceeded 30% of total revenues for the first time this quarter. With significant wins in Vietnam, Pakistan and Thailand, we hope to continue building upon this international success. While our DG business generated EPC work for wind projects, we did not recognize revenue from wind turbine sales in the second quarter due to delays obtaining final permits for our 2.7 MW turbines scheduled for delivery to our Inner Mongolia and Shandong wind projects. We believe wind turbine sales will pick up in the second half of the year."
Second Quarter 2010 Financial Results
Revenues in the 2010 second quarter increased 30.1% to $74.8 million from $57.5 million in the second quarter of 2009. The increase was primarily due to higher revenues recognized in the Company's core DG business, with 2.3% of the total revenue attributable to the sale of PV solar equipment. Within the DG business segment, domestic sales represented approximately 67.4% of total revenue while International DG sales represented 32.6% of total DG revenue.
Gross profit in the second quarter increased 51.1% to $11.6 million from $7.7 million in the prior year period. Gross margin was 15.5%, up from 13.4% in the same quarter of 2009. The improvement in gross margin was attributable to an increase in large-scale DG orders as well as higher international sales which typically carry slightly higher margins.
Selling, general and administrative expenses in the second quarter were $8.7 million compared with $3.0 million in the prior year period. The increase in selling, general and administrative expenses was mainly due to the growth of the businesses and $2.7 million of SG&A expenses from Evatech Co. Ltd. ("Evatech") which the Company acquired in January 2010. The Company continues to shift PV solar production for Evatech to its home base in Shenyang. As a percentage of revenues, selling, general and administrative expenses increased to 11.7% for the second quarter of 2010 from 5.2% in the second quarter of 2009.
Operating income was $2.9 million, or 3.9% of revenue in the second quarter of 2010 compared with $4.7 million, or 8.2% of revenue in the prior year period.
GAAP net income attributable to A-Power in the 2010 second quarter increased 86.3% to $11.6 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, from $6.3 million, or $0.14 per diluted share in the prior year period. Non-GAAP net income, declined to $1.1 million from $4.7 million in prior year period. In the 2010 second quarter, total shares outstanding on a diluted basis were 46.5 million shares, an increase of 32%, compared with 35.3 million in the prior year period.
Please refer to the tables below for a complete financial overview of our second quarter and first half results for 2010 and a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures included in this announcement to the most comparable GAAP financial measures.
As of June 30, 2010, the Company had cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash totaling $182.7 compared to $179.8 million at December 31, 2009. Prepayments, deposits, other receivables from customers were $86.7 million compared with $52.5 million at the end of 2009. Short-term loans outstanding, as of June 30, 2010, were $63.1 million, compared with $19.9 million at December 31, 2009. Working capital increased by approximately $22.6 million in the 2010 second quarter to $178.1 million. Total stockholders' equity rose to $357.3 million at June 30, 2010 from $252.6 million at December 31, 2009.
Earlier in August, 2010, the Company signed cooperative agreements with The United Steelworkers (USW) and Shenyang Power Group ("SPG"). A-Power and SPG anticipate purchasing over time approximately 50,000 tons of steel from suppliers with employees represented by the USW. The USW will also guide and work collaboratively on all aspects of A-Power's U.S. market strategies including manufacturing, assembly, component sourcing, distribution and wind energy project development. The Company expects that the cooperation with USW will benefit the development of its projects including the planning of a wind turbine assembly plant in Nevada and the ongoing development of the supply chain for the expected delivery of wind turbines to the 615MW wind farm under development in Texas.
In July 2010, the Company renewed its license agreement with German wind technology company Fuhrlander AG ("Fuhrlander"), and obtained the right to manufacture, operate, service and sell 2.7 MW wind turbines using Furhlander's F2500 technology throughout China. With the license agreement with Fuhrlander, the Company expects to bolster its position in the market of high capacity 2.7MW turbines, as the wind industry is increasingly transitioning to higher capacity turbines.
Also in the month of July, the Company's subsidiary, Shenyang (Ruixiang) Lucky Wind Power Equipments Co., Ltd. ("Ruixiang") has entered into a strategic partnership with Baoding Huide Wind Power Engineering Co. Ltd ("Baoding Huide"), a renewable energy company primarily focused on the development, manufacturing, and sales of 2.0 MW wind turbines and various design parts of wind power equipments in China. The partnership is intended to complement A-Power's wind business with Baoding Huide's assembly facility of wind turbine equipment to meet the growing demand for wind power in China, the United States and elsewhere.
Effective June 30, 2010, the Company appointed Mr. Kam F. Cheung to the position of Vice President of the International Division and Mr. Morris Li, Ph.D., to the position of Vice President of Solar Research and Development. Mr. Cheung has more than 20 years of business development, corporate finance, portfolio management, and securities underwriting experience including within the energy financing industry. Doctor Li contributes to the Company's proprietary PV cell production business and has more than 13 years of semiconductor industry experience.
The Company reiterates its guidance for its full year 2010 outlook of revenues of $500 million and net income of $60 million. This guidance is based upon the on-going DG projects and revenues from the expected sale of wind turbines to be generated during the remainder of 2010.
Mr. Lu continued, "We have many compelling opportunities in our business that can drive our revenue growth significantly higher in the second half of the year. Our DG business is expected to remain the primary performance driver with sales coming from our existing 15 projects. Significant sales are also expected in our wind turbine business in the second half of the year. We expect to begin delivery of 2.0 MW or larger turbines to customers in the second half of 2010. We are building a platform that will establish A-Power as an emerging leader in both distributed power and alternative power generation systems and are working aggressively to capitalize on the long-term growth opportunities in these areas."
A-Power's management will host an earnings conference call August 26, 2010 at 8:00 am. U.S. Eastern Time. Listeners may access the call by dialing 1-866-713-8566, or 1-617-597-5325 for international callers, access code: 63631409. A webcast of the conference call will be available through the Company's website at http://www.apowerenergy.com . A replay of the call will be accessible through September 2, 2010 by dialing 1-888-286-801 or 1-617-801-6888 for international callers, access code: 54527452.
A-Power Energy Generation Systems, Ltd. ("A-Power"), through its China-based operating subsidiaries, is a leading provider of distributed power generation systems in China and is expanding into the production of alternative power generation systems. Focusing on energy-efficient and environmentally friendly DG projects of 25MW to 400MW, A-Power also operates one of the largest wind turbine manufacturing facilities in China and in March 2009, entered into an agreement to establish a joint venture partnership with GE Drivetrain Technologies to produce wind turbine gearboxes in Shenyang, Liaoning Province. It also acquired Evatech, a designer and manufacturer of industrial equipment for amorphous-silicon (a-Si) photovoltaic (PV) panels, in 2010.
In addition to the establishment of strategic relationships with the world's leading wind energy design and engineering companies, A-Power has formed joint research programs with Tsinghua University and the China Academy of Sciences to develop and commercialize other renewable energy technologies. For more information, please visit http://www.apowerenergy.com .
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Mr. Bill Zima Tel: +1-203-682-8200 Email: [email protected] (Financial Tables to Follow) GAAP-non-GAAP Reconciliation Table (unaudited) Three Months Ended June 30, USD 000 2010 2009 Net Income attributable to A-Power - GAAP $ 11,645 $ 6,252 Reconciliation Item: Stock-based compensation 498 344 Change in fair value of warrants (12,641) (1,894) Loss on acquisition 1,608 -- Adjusted Net Income attributable to A-Power - non-GAAP $ 1,110 $ 4,702 A-Power Energy Generation Systems Limited and Subsidiaries Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income (in Thousands of United States dollars) Three Three Six Six months months months months ended ended ended ended June 30, June 30, June 30, June 30, 2010 2009 2010 2009 (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) Revenues $ 74,808 $ 57,518 $ 142,145 $ 88,717 Cost of sales and business taxes 63,201 49,838 120,767 77,104 Gross profit 11,607 7,680 21,378 $11,613 Expenses Selling, general and administrative expenses 8,722 2,990 17,638 5,554 Income from operations 2,885 4,690 3,740 $6,059 Other income (expenses) Interest income (expenses) 42 68 42 68 Finance costs (422) (20) (1,168) (20) Gain (loss) on acquisition of Evatech (1,608) -- 11,981 -- Other income (expense) (46) 78 1,464 217 Accretion expense on convertible debt -- (133) -- (133) Change in fair value of warrants 12,642 624 26,842 624 Change in fair value of embedded derivative - convertible notes -- 1,270 -- 1,270 Total other expenses (income) 10,608 1,887 39,161 2,026 Income before provision for income taxes 13,493 6,577 42,901 $8,085 Provision for income taxes 2,231 138 2,457 148 Net Income $ 11,262 $ 6,439 $ 40,444 $ $7,937 Net loss (income) in subsidiaries attributable to noncontrolling interest 383 (187) 502 (120) Net income attributable to A-Power Energy Generation Systems Ltd. $ 11,645 $ 6,252 $ 40,946 $ $7,817 Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - basic 45,363,638 33,706,938 44,725,192 33,706,938 Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - diluted 46,530,136 35,310,173 46,123,263 35,010,222 EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE - BASIC 0.26 0.19 0.92 0.23 EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE - DILUTED 0.25 0.14 0.89 0.19 A-Power Energy Generation Systems Limited and Subsidiaries Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets (in Thousands of United States dollars) June 30, December 31, 2010 2009 (Unaudited) (Audited) Assets Current assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 125,408 $ 166,476 Restricted cash 57,301 13,399 Short term investment 74 -- Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $Nil (2009 - $Nil) 39,445 12,463 Prepayments, deposits, other receivables 86,680 52,452 Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted projects 3,625 2,967 Inventories 27,937 10,327 Due from related parties 107 105 Total current assets 340,577 258,189 Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $Nil (2009 - $Nil) 8,611 5,738 Long term prepayments, deposits, other receivables 8,651 -- Property, plant and equipment, net accumulated depreciation of $4,370 (2009 - $1,912) 74,556 58,617 Goodwill and other Intangible assets, net accumulated depreciation of $1,226 (2009 - $169) 47,468 22,412 Deposits on intangible assets 1,819 5,657 Deferred income tax assets 3,583 2,321 Long term investments 40,857 2,423 Total assets $ 526,122 $ 355,357 Liabilities and Stockholder's Equity Current liabilities Short-term bank loans $ 63,114 $ 19,852 Accounts payable 34,136 15,415 Other payables and accrued liabilities 31,400 24,619 Customer deposits 5,134 9,994 Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted projects 3,005 4,887 Unearned revenue 2 1,419 Due to related parties 1,407 4,158 Income and business taxes payable 7,332 4,078 Fair value of forward contracts 1,585 516 Warrants liability 15,409 17,750 Total current liabilities $ 162,524 $ 102,688 Deferred income tax liabilities 3,985 31 Long-term bank loans 1,341 -- Retirement benefit obligations 1,003 -- Total liabilities $ 168,853 $ 102,719 Stockholders' equity Common shares, 150,000,000 authorized with par value of $0.0001 per share, 45,363,638 shares issued (2009 - 150,000,000 authorized, 39,585,706 issued) 5 4 Additional paid-in capital 258,441 203,491 Accumulated other comprehensive income 9,148 6,459 Statutory reserves 4,197 4,155 Retained earnings 39,253 (1,651) Total A-Power Energy Generation Systems Ltd. stockholders' equity $ 311,044 $ 212,458 Noncontrolling interest 46,225 40,180 Total stockholders' equity 357,269 252,638 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 526,122 $ 355,357 A-Power Energy Generation Systems Limited and Subsidiaries Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (in Thousands of United States dollars) Six months Six months ended ended June 30, 2010 June 30, 2009 (Unaudited) (Unaudited) Cash flows from operating activities Net income $ 40,444 $ 7,937 Items not affecting cash: -- -- Stock-based compensation 996 549 Amortization 3,790 453 Future income tax recovery 197 -- Amortization of deferred financing costs 229 14 Change in fair value of warrants (26,841) (624) Change in fair value of embedded derivatives -- (1,270) Accretion expenses on convertible debt -- 133 Loss recognized from GE Joint Venture 91 -- Change in fair value of derivatives 1,058 -- Gains on purchase of Evatech (11,981) -- Foreign exchange gain/loss (967) -- 7,016 7,192 Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable (28,985) (4,295) Inventories (3,705) (2,333) Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts (635) (98) Prepayments, deposits and other receivables (37,822) 962 Accounts payable and accrued liabilities (3,801) 5,860 Customer deposits (5,119) 31,742 Due to (from) related parties 57 -- Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts (1,902) 5,299 Income and business tax payable 2,303 1,029 Retirement benefit obligation 56 -- Unearned revenue (1,417) -- (73,954) 45,358 Cash provided by (used in) investing Decrease in restricted bank balances (43,519) 1,000 Short term investment (73) -- Purchase of property, plant and equipment (1,341) (427) Payment of intangible assets (3,018) -- Construction in Progress -- (2,759) Loans repayment (payment) from (to) third party (5,412) -- Purchase of land use right -- -- Acquisition of subsidiary (2,201) -- Long term investments (36,625) -- (92,189) (2,186) Cash provided by (used in) financing Proceeds from share capital, net of cost 5,566 -- Net proceeds from private placement 78,456 -- Net proceeds from issuance of convertible debt -- 37,096 Repayment of notes payable -- -- Cash received from bank loans 49,900 -- Repayment of bank loans (6,800) -- Due to (from) related parties (2,875) 3,996 Cash received from Hallys upon acquisition 90 -- Cash received from Evatech upon acquisition 169 -- 124,506 41,092 Effect of exchange rate changes 569 (36) Net increase in cash and cash equivalents (41,068) 84,228 Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 166,476 44,518 Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 125,408 $ 128,746 Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information Interest paid 123 6 Income tax paid 1,152 --
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