China Yida Reports Record Results for the Second Quarter 2010

Aug 23, 2010, 06:00 ET from China Yida Holding Company

FUZHOU, China, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Yida Holding Company (Nasdaq: CNYD) ("China Yida" or the "Company"), a leading diversified entertainment and media enterprise in China, today announced record financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2010.

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    Second Quarter 2010 Highlights

    -- Total net revenue increased 27.0% to $16.4 million, up from $12.9
       million in the second quarter of 2009
    -- Net revenue from the tourism business increased 40.9% year over year to
       $7.0 million
    -- Net revenue from the media business increased 18.2% year over year to
       $9.3 million
    -- Operating income grew 28.5% to $11.0 million, compared to $8.6 million
       in the second quarter of 2009
    -- Net income attributable to China Yida Holding Company increased 16.7%
       to $8.1 million, compared to $7.0 million in the same period last year
    -- Fully diluted EPS was $0.41 per share, compared to $0.39 in the second
       quarter of 2009
    -- Signed an agreement with Bengbu Municipal Government to develop the
       Ming Dynasty Entertainment World in the southeast part of Bengbu, Anhui
       Province
    -- Signed an agreement with Zhangshu Municipal Government to develop China
       Yang-sheng (Nourishing Life) Paradise project, a large-scale vacation
       destination in Zhangshu City, Jiangxi Province
    -- Signed an agreement with Fenyi County government in Xinyu city, Jiangxi
       Province, to develop a brand new tourism project to be named "The City
       of Caves"

"We are pleased to report record results for the second quarter of 2010. During the quarter we reached important milestones in the development of our strategy as we signed three new tourism projects outside Fujian Province to further expand our geographic footprint and take advantage of the rapidly growing tourism and leisure market opportunity in China. These agreements have all been structured so as to provide China Yida with 40-year operating contracts for the tourism assets that we will be developing, as well as providing us with substantial land banks surrounding the attractions that we can either develop or monetize so as to generate value for our shareholders. We were also very pleased to renew our contract to operate the Fujian Educational Television Channel (FETV) for an additional five years, which secures an important vehicle for promoting our tourism assets and enhances visibility on future cash flows to support our growth," Dr. Chen Minhua, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China Yida stated.

"We have recently announced several senior level, highly experienced additions to our management team as we embark on the development plan for our new tourism projects. As we look to the future, another immediate priority is to strengthen our finance team with additional qualified personnel, and to engage a highly qualified consulting firm to help us to further strengthen our internal controls and ensure that we meet our obligations as a U.S. publicly listed company."

Second Quarter 2010 results

Total net revenue increased by 27.0% to $16.4 million, compared with $12.9 million in the second quarter of 2009.

Media Business

Net revenue from the media business grew 18.2% to $9.3 million, compared with $7.9 million in the same period of last year.

Advertising revenue from FETV during the second quarter of 2010 was $7.9 million, approximately the same level as last year. The "Journey through China on the Train" infomercial program generated $1.4 million in revenue for the quarter, compared to no revenue in the second quarter of 2009 when the project was in development stage.

Tourism Business

Net revenue from the tourism business increased 40.9% to $7.0 million, compared to $5.0 million in the second quarter of 2009.

For the second quarter of 2010, the Great Golden Lake generated $5.4 million in revenues up from $5.0 million in the same period in 2009. The number of visitors to the Great Golden Lake in the quarter was up 11% year over year to around 200,000. Attendance at the Great Golden Lake was impacted by severe flash flooding on June 18th, which resulted in lost revenues of approximately $0.6 million during the second quarter.

Hua'An Tulou contributed revenue of $1.7 million in this quarter. There was no revenue from Hua'An Tulou during the second quarter of 2009. The number of visitors to Hua'An Tulou in the quarter was 85,000.

Gross profit for China Yida's consolidated operations was $13.3 million in the second quarter of 2010, up 27.4% from $10.4 million in the same period in 2009. Gross margin for the quarter was 81.0%, compared to 80.7% in the same period of 2009.

Total operating expense increased by 22.5% to $2.3 million in the second quarter of 2010, compared with $1.9 million in the second quarter of 2009. Higher operating expenses were driven primarily by the increase in selling expenses to support the launch of our new businesses, including "Journey through China on the Train", Hua'An Tulou and Yunding.

Operating income increased by 27.5% to $11.0 million, compared with $8.6 million a year ago. Operating margin for the second quarter of 2010 was 67.1%, compared with 66.3% for the second quarter of 2009.

Net income for the second quarter of 2010 was $8.1 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, an increase of 16.7%, compared with a net income of $7.0 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2009. The fully diluted weighted average shares outstanding increased to approximately 20 million, up from approximately 17.8 million in the prior year period, reflecting the company's stock offering of 2,489,721 shares in January of 2010.

Six Months Results

Total net revenue increased by 37.3% to $31.2 million, compared with $22.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2009. Net revenue from advertising increased by 24.9% to $18.1 million, compared with $14.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2009. Net revenue from the tourism business increased by 58.9% to $13.1 million, compared with $8.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2009.

Gross profit for the first six months of 2010 increased 39.7% year over year to $25.1 million, with gross margin of 80.6%. Operating income increased by 35.2% to $20.6 million, compared with $15.2 million in the first six months of 2009.

Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2010 was $15.2 million, or $0.77 per fully diluted share, an increase of 22.9% compared with a net income of $12.4 million, or $0.71 per share, for the comparable period of 2009.

Financial Condition

As of June 30, 2010, the Company reported $30.4 million in cash and cash equivalents. Working capital was $30.5 million with a current ratio of 6.1. As of June 30, 2010, the Company had $125.8 million in shareholders' equity compared to $77.7 million at the end of 2009.

China Yida generated $18.3 million in cash flow from operating activities for the first six months of 2010 and incurred capital expenditures of $20.5 million, which were primarily due to the construction of entertainment facilities at Yunding Park and Hua'An Tulou. The Company also expects to spend a total of approximately $63 million for the construction of the first phases of its three new projects in Anhui and Jiangxi provinces mostly to be spent in 2011 and 2012. Management believes the current cash and operating cash flow during the next two years will be sufficient to fund the company's ongoing projects and growth strategy.

Business Outlook

Subsequent to the end of the quarter the Company was able to reopen partial operations at the Great Golden Lake in the aftermath of two sets of flash floods experienced during the months of June and July 2010. As of this date, most of the scenic areas including Golden Lake, Zhuangyuan Rock, Luohan Mountain and Taining Old Town have been reopened to the public, and management expects to reopen Shangqing River in early September 2010.

Management expects a record high volume of visitors to the Great Golden Lake during China's National Holiday, following the decision by UNESCO's World Heritage Committee to "China Danxia" as a natural site on UNESCO's World Heritage List on August 1, 2010. Golden Lake, Shangqing River, and Zhuangyuan Rock are all part of China Danxia and have been well publicized in the Chinese media recently, resulting in a high degree of visitor interest.

In addition, the expressway connecting Wuyi Mountain and the Great Golden Lake is expected to be completed and put into use by September 2010. Management believes this will also benefit the Great Golden Lake destination, as Wuyi Mountain attracts approximately two million visitors per year. The Yunding Park remains on target to open in September 2010 just in time for China's National Holiday.

"Despite the temporary shutdown of operations due to the unprecedented flooding in the Great Golden Lake's region, we expect a number of positive catalysts for our tourism business in the second half of the year, which should result in another year of record revenues and net income for China Yida," said Dr. Chen.

Based upon currently available information, the Company expects total revenues for 2010 to be in the range of $67-68 million and net income in the range of $32-33 million.

"We are very excited about the progress that we have made in signing agreements that will provide a strong pipeline of new and unique tourism assets coming online over the next two years and believe we have an opportunity to build the leading portfolio of highly desirable destinations for China's rapidly developing tourism industry," Dr. Chen Minhua concluded.

Conference Call

China Yida will hold a conference call at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Monday August 23, 2010, to discuss financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010. To participate in the live conference call, please dial the following number five to ten minutes prior to the scheduled conference call time: 1-866-672-3985. International callers should dial +1-706-902-4207. The Conference ID for this call is 94738479. If you are unable to participate in the call at this time, a replay will be available for two weeks starting on Monday August 23, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. ET. To access the replay, dial 1-800-642-1687, international callers dial +1-706-645-9291. The Conference Replay Passcode is 94738479.

About China Yida

China Yida is a leading diversified entertainment enterprise focused on China's fast-growing media and tourism industries and headquartered in Fuzhou City, Fujian province of China. The Company's media business provides operations management services; including channel, column and advertisement management for television station, presently the Fujian Education Television Station ("FETV", a top-rated provincial education television channel), and "Journey through China on the Train" (an advertisement-embedded travel program, currently the only on-board media program from third party authorized by Ministry of Railways). Additionally, the Company provides tourism management services, and specializes in the development, management and operation of natural, cultural and historic scenic sites. China Yida currently operates the Great Golden Lake tourist destination (Global Geopark, including Golden Lake, Shangqing River, Zhuangyuan Rock, Luohan Mountain and Taining Old Town), Hua'An Tulou tourist destination (World Culture Heritage, including Dadi Tulou cluster and the Shangping Tulou cluster). It is also developing four other tourism projects, including China Yunding tourist destination (National Park, including Colorful Rock Valley, Yunding Paradise, Yunding Waterfall, South Heavenly Mountain, and Seven Star Lake), the Ming Dynasty Entertainment World, China Yang-sheng (Nourishing Life) Paradise and the City of Caves. The Company's operating scenic sites are over 300 square kilometers in area. For further information, please contact the Company directly, or visit its Web site at http://www.yidacn.net .

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements may be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate, "believe," "expect," "future," "may," "will," "would," "should," "plan," "projected," "intend," and similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of China Yida Holding Co., Inc. (the "Company") to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company's future operating results are dependent upon many factors, including but not limited to: (i) the Company's ability to obtain sufficient capital or a strategic business arrangement; (ii) the Company's ability to build and maintain the management and human resources and infrastructure necessary to support the anticipated growth of its business; (iii) competitive factors and developments beyond the Company's control; and (iv) other risk factors discussed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available for review at www.sec.gov.


    For more information, please contact:

    China Yida Holding Company
     George Wung CFO
     Phone: +1-909-843-6358
     Email: ir@yidacn.net

    CCG Investor Relations
     Crocker Coulson, President
     Phone: +1-646-213-1915
     Ed Job, CFA
     Phone: +86-138-1699-7314
     Email: ed.job@ccgir.com

                            FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW



                     CHINA YIDA HOLDING CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                      CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

                                      June 30, 2010              December 31,
                                       (Unaudited)                   2009

                                 ASSETS
    Current assets
      Cash and cash equivalents         $30,358,809               $5,776,678
      Accounts receivable                     2,005                    2,003
      Due from related party              5,756,478                       --
      Other receivables                      61,118                  190,424
      Advances and prepayments              304,397                1,432,138
        Total current assets             36,482,807                7,401,243

      Property, and equipment, net       34,002,130               32,995,885
      Construction in progress           55,669,876               36,730,184
      Intangible assets, net              7,137,624                7,874,938
      Long-term prepayments               1,013,424                1,012,230
        Total assets                   $134,305,861              $86,014,480

                  LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
    Current liabilities
      Accounts payable                      $48,519                  $57,277
      Bank loans payable                  1,733,102                1,731,060
      Accrued expenses and
       other payables                       988,008                1,145,565
      Taxes payable                       3,230,629                2,835,655
        Total current liabilities         6,000,258                5,769,557

      Long-term debt                      2,499,902                2,495,190
        Total liabilities                 8,500,160                8,264,747

    Commitments and contingencies

    Stockholders' equity
      Preferred stock ($0.001 par value,
       10,000,000 shares authorized,
       1 share issued and outstanding)           --                       --
      Common stock ($0.0001 par value,
       100,000,000 shares authorized,
       19,551,785 and 17,062,064 issued and
       outstanding as of June 30, 2010
       and December 31, 2009, respectively)   1,955                    1,706
      Additional paid in capital         48,478,086               21,711,384
      Accumulated other
       comprehensive income               3,358,881                3,190,162
      Retained earnings                  63,928,773               50,297,151
      Statutory reserve                   4,167,131                2,549,330
                                        119,934,826               77,749,733
      Non-controlling interest            5,870,875                       --
        Total stockholders' equity      125,805,701               77,749,733
        Total liabilities and
         stockholders' equity          $134,305,861              $86,014,480



                     CHINA YIDA HOLDING CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND
                            OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
                                   (UNAUDITED)

                       Six months ended June 30,  Three months ended June 30,
                          2010          2009         2010         2009
    Net revenue
    Advertisement      $18,094,805   $14,482,483   $9,327,521   $7,890,295
    Tourism             13,083,438     8,231,542    7,047,924    5,000,825

    Total net revenue   31,178,243    22,714,025   16,375,445   12,891,120

    Cost of revenue
    Advertisement        3,736,625     3,659,674    1,910,607    1,914,909
    Tourism              2,303,590     1,055,196    1,206,758      572,633
    Total cost of
     revenue             6,040,215     4,714,870    3,117,365    2,487,542

    Gross profit        25,138,028    17,999,155   13,258,080   10,403,578

    Operating
     expenses
      Selling
       expenses          2,235,194     1,277,450    1,256,610      846,803
      Operating and
       administrative
       expenses          2,295,363     1,479,927    1,011,419    1,004,307
    Total operating
     expenses            4,530,557     2,757,377    2,268,029    1,851,110

    Income from
     operations         20,607,471    15,241,778   10,990,051    8,552,468

    Other (income)
     expense
      Other (income)
       expense, net         (7,243)       18,335        1,610       17,066
      Interest income      (23,347)      (25,428)     (14,376)     (11,795)
                           (30,590)       (7,093)     (12,766)       5,271

    Income before
     income taxes and
     Non-controlling
      interest          20,638,061    15,248,871   11,002,817    8,547,197

    Provision for
     income taxes        5,392,670     2,837,612    2,891,474    1,594,893
    Net loss
     attributed to
     non-controlling
     interest                4,033            --       4,033            --

    Net income
     attributable to
     China Yida
     Holding Co.        15,249,424    12,411,259    8,115,376    6,952,304

    Other
     comprehensive
     income
    Foreign currency
     translation gain
     (loss)                168,719       (42,428)     465,485      (29,400)

    Other
     comprehensive
     income            $15,418,143   $12,368,831   $8,580,861   $6,922,904

    Basic earnings
     per share               $0.79         $0.73        $0.42        $0.41
    Basic weighted
     average shares
     outstanding        19,239,327    17,021,447   19,551,785   17,021,447

    Diluted earnings
     per share               $0.77         $0.71        $0.41        $0.39
    Diluted weighted
     average shares
     outstanding        19,711,148    17,501,040   20,029,132   17,805,849



                     CHINA YIDA HOLDING CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
                                   (UNAUDITED)

                                              Six months ended June 30,
                                           2010                       2009

    CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
      Net income                       $15,249,424                $12,411,259
      Adjustments to
       reconcile net income
       to net cash provided by
       operating activities:
      Depreciation                         721,972                    714,095
      Amortization                         743,749                    743,982
      Allowance for doubtful accounts           --                     15,565
      Stock based compensation              83,994                         --
    Changes in operating assets and
     liabilities:
      Accounts receivable                       --                     41,479
      Other receivables                   (151,704)                    65,398
      Advances and prepayments           1,126,445                   (453,946)
      Accounts payable                      (8,793)                    (2,404)
      Taxes payable                        390,131                    673,198
      Accrued expenses and
       other payables                      141,716                    420,805
    Net cash provided by
     operating activities               18,296,934                 14,629,431

    CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
      Due from related party            (5,756,478)                        --
      Additions to property
       & equipment                      (1,685,590)                  (179,143)
      Additions to construction in
       progress                        (18,824,089)               (16,877,719)
    Net cash used in
     investing activities              (26,266,157)               (17,056,862)

    CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES
      Non-controlling interest           5,870,875                         --
      Net proceeds from
       issuance of common stock         26,687,556                         --
      Borrowings under
       loan facilities                          --                  2,487,257
    Net cash provided by
     financing activities               32,558,431                  2,487,257

    EFFECT OF EXCHANGE
     RATE CHANGES ON CASH
     AND CASH EQUIVALENTS                   (7,077)                   101,066

    NET INCREASE IN CASH
     AND CASH EQUIVALENTS               24,582,131                    160,892

    CASH AND CASH
     EQUIVALENTS,
     BEGINNING OF PERIOD                 5,776,678                  8,715,048

    CASH AND CASH
     EQUIVALENTS, END OF
     PERIOD                            $30,358,809                 $8,875,940

    SUPPLEMENTAL
     DISCLOSURES:
    Cash paid during the
     quarter for:
         Income tax payments            $2,501,668                 $1,728,779
         Interest payments                 $71,981                    $20,416


SOURCE China Yida Holding Company



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