XI'AN, China, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Integrated Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBEH; the "Company"), a leading non-state-owned integrated energy company in the People's Republic of China, today announced that it has reached separate agreements to acquire two gas stations located near the city of Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, PRC: Xi'an Huafu gas station and Chang'an Lanlian gas station, which are both located close to the city of Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, PRC.
SUMMARY OF ACQUISITIONS Gas Station Purchase Sales Sales Revenues Revenues Price Volume Volume TTM FY 2010E TTM FY 2010E Xi'an Huafu $3.8 7,500 tons 8,400 tons $6.6 $7.4 million million million Chang'an $5.0 6,800 tons 7,800 tons $6.0 $6.8 Lanlian million million million TOTAL $8.8 14,300 16,200 $12.6 $14.2 million tons tons million million
Xi'an Huafu Gas Station
The Company has acquired operating rights and leased all of the assets of Xi'an Huafu gas station for a total consideration of $3.8 million and will be operated under a 10-year lease. The gas station distributes both gasoline and diesel, which includes blended biodiesel. During the past twelve months, the gas station sold approximately 7,500 tons of fuel and generated revenues of $6.6 million. For the fiscal year of 2010, the Company estimates it will sell approximately 8,400 tons of fuel and generate approximately $7.4 million in revenues.
Chang'an Lanlian Station
The Company has acquired operating rights and leased all of the assets of Chang'an Lanlian gas station for a total consideration of $5.0 million and will be operated under a 15-year lease. The gas station distributes both gasoline and diesel, which includes blended biodiesel. During the past twelve months, the gas station sold approximately 6,800 tons of fuel and generated revenues of $6.0 million. For the fiscal year of 2010, the Company estimates it will sell approximately 7,800 tons of fuel and generate approximately $6.8 million in revenues.
Operating as both a biodiesel producer and distributor, China Integrated Energy, Inc. has the ability to provide stable supply of products to each of its twelve gas stations. Customers pay cash with an average inventory turn of 3 days. As of September 30, 2009, average gross margins for its retail gas stations were 13.3%, which is higher than traditional wholesale distribution. The Company anticipates a significant increase in sales volume from its retail gas stations due to increasing demand for fuel and operating leverage while continuing to expand both gross and operating margins over the next 12 months.
"We are once again pleased to complete these retail acquisitions, which brings our total number of operating gas stations to twelve in Shaanxi province," stated Mr. Gao Xincheng, Chief Executive Officer of China Integrated Energy, Inc. "We plan to expand our wholesale distribution network through both organic growth and potential acquisitions and will continue to expand our portfolio of retail gas stations to drive incremental revenue and earnings growth into 2010. In addition, we will continue to address our growth and expansion in biodiesel manufacturing capacity through internal build-out and potential acquisitions as we focus on becoming the leading integrated energy company in China."
About China Integrated Energy, Inc.
The Company is a leading non-state-owned integrated energy company in the PRC and has engaged in three business segments: the wholesale distribution of finished oil and heavy oil products, the production and sale of biodiesel, and the operation of retail gas stations. The Company's primary business segment is the wholesale distribution of finished oil and heavy oil products. The Company also operates a 100,000-ton biodiesel production plant and with these acquisitions, twelve retail gas stations in China.
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