Total revenue increased 67.5% to RMB724.4 million ($111.9 million(1) ) from RMB432.5 million in the second quarter of 2010.
Gross profit increased 47.9% to RMB151.1 million ($23.3 million) from RMB102.1 million in the second quarter of 2010.
Net income increased 42.7% to RMB95.8 million ($14.8 million) from RMB67.1 million in the second quarter of 2010.
Diluted earnings per American Depositary Share ("ADS") were RMB3.72($0.58) for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. Each ADS represents one of the Company's ordinary shares.
Commenting on the results for the quarter, Mr. Jinmiao Wang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Borun, stated, "We are pleased with our performance in the second quarter, as we solidly executed on all aspects of our business plans. We continue to experience strong demand for edible alcohol with sales volumes showing strong increases in spite of rising prices. Although corn cost rose at a higher year-over-year rate than that of edible alcohol prices and caused a decrease in our gross margin, our operating and net income rose solidly in line with our sales volume increases."
Mr. Wang added, "Our ability to complete pre-purchases of corn at locked-in prices provided us with assured supplies and enabled us to operate at full capacity throughout the quarter. Our new Phase III Daqing facility reached full capacity utilization during the quarter, allowing us to meet increasing market demand for our edible alcohol. I am confident that our operating efficiencies and sourcing expertise have placed us in a much better position in the edible alcohol market than most of the rest of the industry, and we are well positioned to take advantage of strategic expansion opportunities. The outlook for continued growth is bright, and we continue to make good progress towards becoming the preeminent producer of edible alcohol in China."
1. This press release contains translations of certain Renminbi amounts into US dollars at specified rates solely for the convenience of readers. Unless otherwise noted, all translations from Renminbi to US dollars for the quarter ended June 30, 2011, were made at a rate of RMB6.4716 to USD1.00 as published by the People’s Bank of China on June 30, 2011. China New Borun Corporation makes no representation that the Renminbi or US dollar amounts referred to in this press release could have been or could be converted into US dollars or Renminbi, at any particular rate or at all.
Second Quarter 2011 Financial Performance
Second quarter 2011 revenue increased by 67.5% year-over-year to RMB724.4 million ($111.9 million) from RMB432.5 million in the same period of 2010. Key factors affecting our results of operations are as follows:
Revenue from edible alcohol increased by 74.1% to RMB523.9 million ($81.0 million) in the second quarter of 2011 compared to RMB301.0 million in the second quarter of 2010 as a result of increases in the sales volume and price of edible alcohol during this period. Both strong demand in the edible alcohol market and increased production capacity due to deployment of our Daqing Phase III facilities throughout the quarter contributed to the revenue increase. Sales volume increased by 44.3% to 94,375 tons in the second quarter of 2011 and sales price increased by 20.7% to RMB5,552 per ton.
Revenue from DDGS Feed increased by 48.8% to RMB119.2 million ($18.4 million) in the second quarter of 2011, compared to RMB80.1 million in the prior year period, due to increase in sales volume being offset in part by a decrease in sales price per ton. Sales volume increased by 65.7% to 75,129 tons over the prior year period due to the utilization of the Daqing Phase III facilities and improved production yield. Following the deep-processing corn germ into crude corn oil, we can collect the residuals from Corn Germ to produce more DDGS. Sales price decreased in the second quarter of 2011 by 10.2% over the prior year period to RMB1,587 per ton.
Revenue from Corn Germ decreased by 38.8% to RMB31.5 million ($4.9 million) in the second quarter of 2011 compared to RMB51.4 million in the second quarter of 2010, mainly due to the decreases in sales volume during this period. Sales volume decreased by 43.1% to 8,916 tons. Due to the installation of our crude corn oil equipment in our Daqing facilities in the first quarter of 2011, we began to deep-process Corn Germ into crude corn oil in our Daqing facilities beginning in March 2011. This eliminated Corn Germ production at our Daqing facilities.
We began recognizing revenue from the by-product liquid carbon dioxide in July 2010. Revenue from liquid carbon dioxide was RMB15.8 million ($2.4 million) in the second quarter of 2011, and the sales volume was 29,945 tons at a price per ton of RMB528.
We began recognizing revenue from the by-product crude corn oil, produced at our Daqing facilities, in March 2011. Revenue from crude corn oil was RMB34.0 million ($5.2 million) in the second quarter of 2011, and the sales volume was 4,400 tons at a price per ton of RMB7,717.
During the second quarter of 2011, gross profit increased by 47.9% to RMB151.1 million ($23.3 million) from RMB102.1 million in the prior year period. Gross margin for the second quarter of 2011 decreased to 20.9% from 23.6% in the prior year period due to higher corn cost.
Operating income increased by 49.6% to RMB135.8 million ($21.0 million) in the second quarter of 2011, from RMB90.7 million in the same period of 2010, reflecting of the Company's strong revenue growth.
Selling expenses increased by 93.5% to RMB1.2 million ($0.2 million) in the second quarter of 2011 compared to RMB0.6 million in the same period of 2010. The higher expenses in the second quarter of 2011 were primarily due to additional sales activities to support the increased sales volume.
General and administrative expenses increased by 30.9% to RMB14.1 million ($2.2 million) in the second quarter of 2011 compared to RMB10.8 million in the same period of 2010, reflecting an increase in administrative staff costs, professional fees and other expenses in connection with maintaining the Company's status as a publicly-traded company and expanded operations.
Income tax expenses in the second quarter of 2011 were RMB32.3 million ($5.0 million), representing an effective tax rate of 25.2%, increasing from RMB21.7 million in the same period of 2010. The effective tax rate represented an increase of 78 basis points over the effective tax rate in the second quarter of 2010.
Net income increased by 42.7% to RMB95.8 million ($14.8 million) in the second quarter of 2011, compared to RMB67.1 million in the same quarter of 2010. Diluted earnings per share and per ADS were RMB3.72($0.58) in the second quarter of 2011. The Company had 25.725 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding during the quarter ended June 30, 2011.
As of June 30, 2011, the Company had cash and bank deposits of RMB112.9 million ($17.4 million), a decrease from RMB341.0 million as of December 31, 2010, which was principally driven by the pre-purchase of corn and the costs of expanding production facilities. Cash flows provided by operating activities for the quarter ended June 30, 2011 were approximately RMB36.0 million ($5.6 million) due to the strong operating results partially offset by the cash payment for corn storage for 2011 non-harvest season.
Reflecting a planned annual maintenance and upgrade of its production facilities, the Company estimates that its revenue for the third quarter of 2011 will be in the range of RMB570 million($88.1 million) to RMB620 million ($95.8 million), an increase of approximately 36.5% to 48.4% over the same quarter of 2010.
This forecast reflects the Company's current and preliminary view, which is subject to change.
Borun's management will hold an earnings conference call at 8:00 am ET on August 10, 2011 to discuss the results and highlights from the second quarter of 2011 and answer questions from investors. A webcast of the call will be available at http://ir.chinanewborun.com. Listeners may access the call by dialing:
China New Borun Corporation (NYSE: BORN) is a leading producer and distributor of corn-based edible alcohol in China. Borun's edible alcohol products are primarily sold as an ingredient to producers of baijiu, a popular grain-based alcoholic beverage that is sold throughout China in retail stores, restaurants and bars. The Company also produces DDGS Feed, Corn Germ, liquid carbon dioxide and crude corn oil as by-products of edible alcohol production. China New Borun is based in Shouguang, Shandong Province. Additional information about the company can be found at http://www.chinanewborun.com and in documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.
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