Andatee China Marine Fuel Reports 2010 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Financial Results

Company to Hold Quarterly Conference Call with Accompanying Slide Presentation Thursday, March 31, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. ET

Mar 31, 2011, 05:30 ET from Andatee China Marine Fuel Services Corporation

DALIAN, China, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Andatee China Marine Fuel Services Corporation (Nasdaq: AMCF) ("Andatee" or "the Company"), a leading producer, distributor, and retailer of quality marine fuel for small cargo and fishing vessels in China, today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2010.

Q4 2010 Financial Highlights

  • Total revenues of $59.8 million, an increase of 53.5% year over year
  • Net income attributable to Andatee shareholders of $2.2 million, up 29.7% year over year
  • Earnings per share of $0.24

Full-year 2010 Financial Highlights

  • Total revenues of $191.2 million, an increase of 53.8% from the prior year
  • Net income attributable to Andatee shareholders of $8.9 million, up 38.7% from the prior year
  • Earnings per share of $0.95
  • Cash flow from operations of $3.8 million

Operational Highlights

  • Total sales volume (metric tons of blended fuel) in Q4 increased 100.0% year over year
  • Annual sales volume up 22.1%

Outlook for 2011 (Excludes any acquisitions that the Company may consummate this year)

  • Company expects revenues to be between $275 million and $325 million and net income between $11 million and $13 million for the year ending December 31, 2011
  • Expects total sales volume to increase between 55.0% and 107.5% for the year ending December 31, 2011

Mr. An Fengbin, Chairman, CEO and President of Andatee China Marine Fuel Services Corporation, stated, "We are pleased to report solid operating results, which included strong cash generation and stable growth. Our focus has been on improving all aspects of our operations, including raw material procurement through an expanding supplier network, improved distribution, and a diversified customer base. As the result of these initiatives and a rising oil price environment, our revenues increased over 50% in 2010. Throughout the year, the demand for our portfolio of blended fuel products remained strong, which we feel is an indication that a fragmented market is beginning to recognize and trust our 'Xingyuan' brand. We also continued to make progress in expanding our retail customer base through actively building and acquiring port space and distribution infrastructure. Our goal remains becoming a 'one-stop shop' for all marine port services—providing petroleum products, maintenance, payment services, and marine supplies for boat operators."

Operational Review

The Company's sales volume of its blended fuel products increased during the fourth quarter of 2010 by 100% to 88,000 tons from 44,000 tons for the prior-year period. The Company continued to see improved volume from its retail customer base, which includes individual or small-fleet fishing operations. In addition, the Company has continued to expand its offering of #1 blended marine fuel (utilized by larger fishing vessels), which was not offered in the prior-year period. At March 30, 2011, the Company offered six separate blended fuel products, which service smaller fishing vessels to larger handysize cargo ships.

For the year ended December 31, 2010, sales volume of its blended fuel products increased by 22.1% to 293,000 tons from 240,000 tons for the prior year. The primary drivers behind the increase in annual sales volume were the Company's continued expansion of marketing efforts tailored to "retail", or individual, operations; expansion of its distribution base in Southern China; and contribution from Mashan Xingyuan and Hailong, both acquired in 2010.

The Company is also making progress on its plan to set up market development offices in large cities; it opened its first in Shanghai in the first quarter of 2011. The Company expects to utilize these offices to establish an effective sales and marketing network to pursue organic expansion possibilities, such as new supply agreements and customer sales, while also providing solid foundations to pursue its acquisition-driven growth strategy in neighboring areas around major cities.

Market Overview

The average international oil price improved to $81 per barrel during 2010 versus $64 per barrel in the prior year. Andatee uses oil refinery by-products as raw materials for production, such as tar and heavy diesel, blends the products at its facilities, and then sells its "Xingyuan" brand to customers at a favorable rate to the market. Typically, a steady increase in oil prices causes little fluctuation for Andatee from suppliers / customers, as the Company generally purchases its raw material from suppliers on a monthly basis and prices the current cost of these materials onto its customers on a weekly or daily basis.

Mr. An continued, "The Company continues to see stable and strong demand from China's fishing industry throughout this period of oil price fluctuations. Depending on the timing of Andatee's fuel purchases, a rapid rise in prices is typically very positive for the Company as long as demand stays high. The recent increase will continue to impact our raw material costs; however, we can mitigate this in the short term by increasing the price of our products and passing the entirety of the increase to our customers. Our goal is to leverage our supply and distribution network to expand our additional service offerings, including maintenance services, supply procurement, and payment services, to help decrease the impact of oil price fluctuations. The Company is also continuing to explore the potential of additional service offerings that would further enhance the growth of its customers' business operations."

2010 Fourth Quarter Financial Review

  • The Company reported revenues for the 2010 fourth quarter of $59.8 million, an increase of 53.5% compared to $39.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2009. The increase was largely due to total sales volume increasing during the period to 88,000 tons in the fourth quarter of 2010 from 44,000 tons in the prior-year period, in addition to rising oil costs that the Company passed through to its customers. The average international oil price improved to $71 per barrel during the period versus $84 per barrel in the prior-year period.

  • Gross profit increased 64.7% to $6.4 million from $3.9 million in the prior-year period. Gross margin increased to 10.7% for the three months ended December 31, 2010, from 10.0% for the prior-year period. The increase was largely due to higher oil prices, which Andatee passed onto its customers.

  • The Company reported net income for the fourth quarter of 2010 of $2.2 million, or $0.24 per diluted share based on 9.4 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding, compared to net income of $1.7 million, or $0.28 per diluted share based on 6.0 million diluted shares outstanding, in the prior-year period.

Full-year 2010 Financial Review

  • For the year ended December 31, 2010, the Company reported revenues of $191.2 million, an increase of 53.8% compared to $124.3 million in the prior year.

  • Gross profit increased 49.4% to $21.0 million from $14.1 million in the prior year. Gross margin was 11.0% for the year ended December 31, 2010, compared to 11.3% in full-year 2009, largely as a result of shifts in product mix for the Company.

  • The Company reported net income for the year ended December 31, 2010, of $8.9 million, or $0.95 per diluted share based on 9.4 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding, compared to net income of $6.4 million, or $1.11 per diluted share based on 6.0 million diluted shares outstanding, in the prior year.

Balance Sheet Highlights

At December 31, 2010, Andatee's cash and cash equivalents (excluding $17.0 million in restricted cash) were $10.8 million, total debt was $36.3 million, and stockholders' equity was $49.9 million, compared to $1.5 million, $10.2 million, and $18.8 million, respectively, at December 31, 2009.

Outlook for 2011

For 2011, Andatee believes revenue will be between $275 million and $325 million and net income between $11 million and $13 million. This guidance excludes any acquisitions that the Company may consummate during the year.

Estimated Financial Results

(unaudited) ($ in millions)



For the year ended
December 31, 2011

For the year ended
December 31, 2010


Percent Gain

Total Revenue

$275 - $325

$191.2

43.8% - 70.0%

Net Income

$11 - $13

$8.9

23.6% - 46.1%




Mr. An concluded, "We are optimistic about the outlook of the marine fuel market in China because of growing demand, improving brand recognition, and balanced fleet growth. Andatee is continuing to generate excess cash flow and is well positioned to continue organic growth through the opening of new regional facilities, new products, and expanded service offerings such as direct refueling at sea. Finally, we also will strategically identify, research, and if appropriate, look to acquire target companies with desired facilities in areas that fit into Andatee's growth plans. We continue to remain cautious, as we are not willing to pay premium multiples for retail locations unless we can acquire a strong and growing customer base. We have attempted to geographically position our company with the ability to achieve stable growth through a variety of means."

Conference Call

The Company will also discuss these results in a conference call tomorrow morning (March 31, 2011) at 9:00 a.m. ET.

Participant Dial-In Numbers:


Toll-Free Dial-In Number:

(866) 832 - 6356

International Dial-In Number:

(706) 758 - 7383



A recorded replay of the call will be available until 11:59 p.m. ET on April 2, 2011. Listeners may dial 800-642-1687 (Domestic) or 706-645-9291 (International) and use the code 48578765 for the replay.

The call will also be simultaneously broadcast over the Internet. To listen to the live webcast, please go directly to the Company's website at http://www.andatee.com or click on the conference call link, http://www.investorcalendar.com/IC/CEPage.asp?ID=163633. The Company will also have an accompanying slide presentation available in PDF format on its homepage prior to the conference call.

About Andatee China Marine Fuel Services Corporation

Andatee China Marine Fuel Services Corporation is a leading independent operator engaged in the production, storage, distribution, wholesale purchase and sale of blended marine fuel oil for cargo and fishing vessels in northern China. Andatee provides customers with value-added benefits, including single-supplier convenience, competitive pricing, logistical support and fuel quality control. Its products are substitutes for diesel used throughout east China fishing industry. Backed by core facilities, such as storage tanks, marine fuel pumps, blending facilities and berths (the space allotted to a vessel at the wharf) and small- to medium-sized cargo vessels, its sales network covers major depots along the towns of Dandong, Shidao and Shipu along the east coast of China. Additional information about the Company is available at http://www.andatee.com.

Safe Harbor Relating to the Forward Looking Statements

Statements contained in this press release not relating to historical facts are forward-looking statements that are intended to fall within the safe harbor rule under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements included herein are based upon information available to the Company as of the date hereof and, except as is expressly required by the federal securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, changed circumstances or future events or for any other reason. To the extent that any statements made here are not historical, these statements are essentially forward-looking. The Company uses words and phrases such as "guidance," "forecasted," "projects," "is expected," "remain confident," "will" and/or similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements in this press release. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking information. The Company may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that cannot be predicted or quantified and, consequently, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Such risk factors include, without limitation, our ability to properly execute our business model, to address price and demand volatility, to counter weather and seasonal fluctuations, to attract and retain management and operational personnel, potential volatility in future earnings, fluctuations in the Company's operating results, our ability to expand geographically into new markets and successfully integrate future acquisitions, our ability to integrate and capitalize on the recent acquisitions in Mashan and other markets, PRC governmental decisions and regulation, and existing and future competition that the Company is facing. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, which will be filed on March 31, 2011, and other subsequent filings. These filings are available at http://www.sec.gov. The Company may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in our filings with the SEC and our reports to shareholders. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time by or on our behalf.

CONTACT:

Andatee China Marine Fuel Services Corp.

Mr. Wen Tong

Chief Financial Officer

+86-411-8360-4683

bill.wen@andatee.com

http://www.andatee.com


INVESTOR RELATIONS:

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Adam Prior

Vice President

(212) 836-9606

aprior@equityny.com


Carolyne Yu

Account Executive

(212) 836-9610

cyu@equityny.com



ANDATEE CHINA MARINE FUEL SERVICES CORPORATION

COMBINED AND CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME



Three Months Ended December 31,

Year Ended December 31,


2010

2009

2010

2009


(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

Revenues

$59,809,373

$38,975,129

$191,174,178

$124,277,622

Cost of revenues

53,386,933

35,074,583

170,145,434

110,201,272

Gross profit

6,422,440

3,900,546

21,028,744

14,076,350

Operating expenses





          Selling expenses

1,416,603

1,324,738

4,101,342

3,551,292

           General and administrative expenses

1,334,927

(224,107)

3,339,235

1,029,840

Total operating expenses

2,751,530

1,100,631

7,440,577

4,581,132

Income from operations

3,670,910

2,799,915

13,588,167

9,495,218

Other income (expense)





           Interest expense

(382,671)

(205,880)

(965,563)

(331,739)

           Other expense

(33,900)

(213,562)

(79,401)

(221,032)

      Total other income (expense)

(416,571)

(419,442)

(1,044,964)

(552,771)

Net income before tax provision

3,254,339

2,380,473

12,543,203

8,942,447

      Tax provision

1,255,018

639,838

3,582,995

2,292,266

      Net income

1,999,321

1,740,635

8,960,208

6,650,181

      Net income attributable to the noncontrolling interest

(212,311)

35,285

61,197

233,144

      Net income attributable to the Company

$2,211,632

$1,705,350

$8,899,011

$6,417,037

      Foreign currency translation adjustment

419,294

766

1,317,765

33,812

      Comprehensive income attributable to the Company

2,630,926

1,706,116

10,216,776

6,450,849

      Comprehensive income attributable to the noncontrolling interest

(212,311)

35,285

61,197

233,144

      Comprehensive income

$2,418,615

$1,741,401

$10,277,973

$6,683,993

      Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding

9,395,767

6,000,000

9,395,767

6,000,000

      Basic and diluted net earnings per share

$0.24

$0.28

$0.95

$1.11



ANDATEE CHINA MARINE FUEL SERVICES CORPORATION.

COMBINED AND CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS




December 31,

December 31,



2010

2009




(Audited)

ASSETS




Current assets




    Cash and cash equivalents


$10,813,103

$ 1,539,009

    Accounts receivable, net


6,203,662

2,515,403

    Other receivables, net


2,909,634

1,307,474

    Inventories


12,542,421

13,302,530

    Advances to suppliers


14,396,859

7,691,266

    Deposit for acquisition of land use rights


1,397,443

-

    Related party receivable


-

122,667

    Prepaid expense


455,700

150,943

    Deferred tax assets


45,004

112,743

    Other current assets


452,928

-

Total current assets


49,216,754

26,742,035

Property, plant and equipment, net


21,443,141

10,441,246

Construction in progress


14,622,609

632,202

Intangible assets, net


2,839,383

2,691,974

Goodwill


1,156,034

1,117,923

Restricted cash


17,022,770

-

Total assets


$106,300,691

$41,625,380





LIABILITIES AND EQUITY




Current liabilities




   Accounts payable


$1,445,218

$565,802

   Short-term loan


4,536,586

10,238,109

   Taxes payable


10,195,420

11,001,715

   Advances from customers


6,900,193

456,715

   Accrued liabilities


193,517

-

   Dividends payable


239,766

231,861

   Bank notes payable


31,761,396

-

   Construction project payable


480,403

-

   Other payable


635,332

287,914

Total current liabilities


56,387,831

22,782,116

Total liabilities


56,387,831

22,782,116

 Commitments and contingencies








Equity




  Stockholder’s equity of the Company




  Common stock: par value $.001; 50,000,000 shares
   authorized; 9,610,159 and 6,000,000 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009 respectively


9,610

6,000

  Treasury stock, at cost


(497,693)

-

  Additional paid-in capital.


29,827,160

9,533,619

  Other comprehensive income


1,806,405

488,640

  Retained earnings


16,443,005

7,543,994

Total stockholders' equity of the Company


47,588,487

17,572,253

 Noncontrolling interest


2,324,373

1,271,011

Total equity


49,912,860

18,843,264

Total liabilities and equity


$106,300,691

$ 41,625,380



ANDATEE CHINA MARINE FUEL SERVICES CORPORATION.

COMBINED AND CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS





Years ended December 31,


2010

2009


(Audited)

(Audited)

Cash flows from operating activities:



    Net income attributable to the Company

$8,899,011

$6,417,037

    Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash  



     provided by operating activities:



        Noncontrolling interest  

61,197

233,144

        Option issued for services

307,642

-

        Depreciation

530,114

410,269

        Amortization

70,622

69,494

        Bad debt allowance

(270,955)

212,473

         Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment

70,897

-

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:



     Accounts receivable

(3,832,036)

(992,664)

      Inventories

794,696

(8,584,537)

      Other receivables

(1,174,819)

713,655

      Advances to suppliers

(6,108,460)

(5,514,286)

      Related party receivable

-

(122,601)

      Prepaid expense

(292,274)

(150,862)

      Accounts payable

879,416

269,125

      Accrued liabilities

193,517

-

      Advances from customers

5,475,211

(885,912)

      Taxes payable

(741,858)

7,417,310

      Construction project payable

480,403

-

      Other payable

271,441

876,391

      Other assets

(452,928)

-

Net cash provided by operating activities

5,160,837

368,036

Cash flows from investing activities



    Consideration for acquisition

(1,060,002)

(2,210,242)

    Cash acquired by acquisition

1,253,277


    Certificate of deposit

(17,022,770)

1,520,272

    Purchase of property and equipment

(10,558,709)

(8,073,606)

    Construction contracts  

(13,969,227)

(503,661)

    Payment toward purchase of land use right

(1,397,443)

-

    Payment received from related party  

122,667

4,919,203

Net cash used in investing activities

(42,632,207)

(4,348,034)

Cash flows from financing activities



     Proceeds from Initial Public Offering

19,989,504

-

     Proceeds from short term loans

4,536,586

7,309,001

     Repayment of short term  loans

(10,238,109)

-

     Collection from escrow account for bank notes                                    


6,724,281

     Proceeds from bank notes

31,761,396

-

     Repayment of bank notes

-

(13,448,562)

     Repurchase of common stock

(497,693)

-

Net cash provided by financing activities

45,551,684

584,720

Effect of exchange rate on cash

1,193,780

10,374

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

9,274,094

(3,384,904)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

$1,539,009

$4,923,913

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$10,813,103

$1,539,009

Supplemental cash flow information:



     Cash paid during the period for:



          Interest

$890,315

$478,610

          Income taxes

$2,775,965

$1,121,660



SOURCE Andatee China Marine Fuel Services Corporation



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