Hollysys Automation Technologies Reports Unaudited Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2013 Second Quarter Ended December 31, 2012

Feb 19, 2013, 17:00 ET from Hollysys Automation Technologies, Ltd.

BEIJING, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hollysys Automation Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) ("Hollysys" or the "Company"), a leading provider of automation and control technologies and applications in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fiscal year 2013 second quarter ended on December 31, 2012 (see attached tables).

Q2 Financial Highlights

  • Quarterly revenues of $87.2 million, representing an increase of 8.6% compared to $80.3 million year over year, and a decrease of 1.0% compared to $88.1 million quarter over quarter.
  • Gross margin at 32.1%, as compared to 38.5% year over year, and 34.4% quarter over quarter.
  • Non-GAAP net income attributable to Hollysys of $13.6 million, a 33.4% decrease compared to $20.4 million year over year, and a 13.7% decrease compared to $15.8 million quarter over quarter. Excluding $9.3 million VAT refunds recorded in the second quarter of the prior year, which was related to the VAT refund claims made for the sales from January to September 2011 that were approved in the second quarter of the prior year due to the delay in the government's issuance of the renewed VAT refund policy, Non-GAAP net income attributable to Hollysys increased by 21.9% compared to $11.2 million year over year.
  • Non-GAAP Diluted EPS at $0.24 reported for the quarter, as compared to $0.37 year over year, and $0.28 quarter over quarter.
  • Backlog of $359.6 million as of December 31, 2012, a 8.3% increase compared to $332.1 million year over year, and 2.5% decrease compared to $368.7 million quarter over quarter.
  • Quarterly DSO of 161 days, as compared to 150 days year over year, and 140 days quarter over quarter.
  • Inventory turnover days of 42 days for the current quarter compared to 54 days year over year, and 43 days quarter over quarter.
  • The total amount of cash and cash equivalents and time deposits with original maturities over three months were $133.5 million as of the current quarter end.

Dr. Changli Wang, Chairman and CEO of Hollysys, stated: "We continue to report another quarter with solid financial and operational performance, but we are not satisfied with overall results achieved amid the unfavorable external environment. We have to say we underestimated the impact that the downturn of the macro economy brought to our businesses including both industrial automation and rail transportation: the restart of high-speed rail construction is slower than we expected; and more importantly we underestimated the impact it brought to low- and middle-end markets of industrial automation. So in January of this new year, we conducted a thorough introspection deeply across various levels of management and the execution team and we adjusted our strategies: firstly, we will continue to intensify marketing efforts in the industrial automation field, expand our sales and service network across China and enhance market position in the low- and middle-end of the industrial automation market; secondly, we will organize professional teams to penetrate and occupy the high-end market; thirdly, we will actively work on new business opportunities and boost these businesses' growth. All in all, we believe that we did not make our full efforts and achieve satisfactory results in the past half year; in this calendar year we will spare no efforts to achieve our originally set targets with all that we can do. What's more, the recovery of China's economy in 2013 will further support our growth, incorporating with our own efforts.

"Here I would like to take this opportunity to discuss some key events that took place during this quarter:

"Industrial automation continued its solid growth and performed as the largest growth driver for the whole group. During this quarter, we further segmented the process industries including chemical, petro-chemical, thermal power as well as metallurgy, new energies, etc.; we found more automation application opportunities and made several significant breakthroughs in penetrating to the high end of several industries. Also, we released several advanced technologies such as our 5th generation Distributed Control System, Safety Instrumentation System, which we believe will further complete our total solution offerings and bring us significant revenue contribution; moreover, we believe that the intention to reduce labor cost and energy consumption, protect the environment, improve safety, and increase output with higher quality will be a major trend and bring us tremendous business opportunities. With our solid research and development capability, profound industry knowledge, renowned brand name recognition and successful track record, we are more than confident that we will continue to drive our industrial automation growth to a higher level and create value for our customers.

"In the rail sector, even though the restarted pace of high-speed rail construction is not yet as fast as expected, the momentum is on the upward trend. As one of the major high-speed rail signaling system providers in China, Hollysys is well prepared for more meaningful and significant contract awards and systems providing. In this quarter, we signed a contract to provide Line-side Electronic Unit (LEU) and Balise to the Chongqing-Lichuan high-speed rail line in October. In addition, we are encouraged by the contract win of approximately RMB 67.60 million, or US $10.75 million, to supply our ground-based signaling system to the Xiamen-Shenzhen high-speed rail line, Guangdong Section in December. Given that the Ministry of Railways of China ("MOR") plans to beef up investment in railway infrastructure construction as compared to last year, we are confident that with our strong research and development capability and well-reputed track records, Hollysys will capture its fair share in China's vast high-speed rail build out. We are also well on track in completing the development of our proprietary subway signaling system, and have currently reached the last phase of certification. We expect that we will soon attain the Safety Integrity Level 4 certification of subway signaling system according to international standards, which will build us to an unparalleled place to further explore China and international subway signaling business opportunities.

"In this quarter, we are also delighted with the outstanding achievements by our wholly owned subsidiary, Concord Corporation Pte. Ltd. ("Concord"). In November last year, Concord signed a contract with SMRT Trains Ltd in Singapore to provide design, electrification and installation for station renovations on the North-South and East-West lines, valued at approximately $5.59 million. Shortly after this contract, in December the same year, Concord signed a significant contract with Thales Solutions Asia Pte Ltd to provide design, installation, testing & commission for replacing the existing signaling systems for the North-South and East-West lines and install new signaling systems for the Tuas West Extension line (TWEL) in Singapore, valued at approximately $19.14 million. The two successful records in this quarter further validate the rich experience and knowledge, capability and strong track record of Concord. We believe that it is a good synergy between Hollysys and Concord, which will greatly enhance Hollysys' international presence, and enable us to continuously create value for our shareholders."

The Second Quarter Ended December 31 Unaudited Financial Results Summary

To facilitate a clear understanding of Hollysys' operational results, a summary of unaudited non-GAAP financial results is shown as below:

In USD thousands, except share numbers and EPS












Three months ended


Six months ended



December 31, 2012

December 31, 2011

%
Change


December 31, 2012

December 31, 2011

%
Change










Revenues

$

87,206

80,288

8.6%


175,272

167,452

4.7%

    Integrated contract revenue

$

81,182

75,902

7.0%


164,034

159,384

2.9%

    Products sales

$

6,024

4,386

37.3%


11,239

8,069

39.3%

Cost of revenues

$

59,195

49,412

19.8%


116,995

103,629

12.9%

Gross profit

$

28,010

30,877

(9.3)%


58,277

63,824

(8.7)%

Total operating expenses

$

13,269

8,870

49.6%


28,786

26,385

9.1%

    Selling

$

8,086

8,060

0.3%


14,679

15,042

(2.4)%

    General and administrative

$

4,143

7,385

(43.9)%


9,975

12,243

(18.5)%

    Research and development

$

8,334

6,881

21.1%


16,009

12,950

23.6%

    VAT refunds and government subsidies

$

(7,295)

(13,456)

(45.8)%


(11,878)

(13,851)

(14.2)%

Income from operations

$

14,742

22,007

(33.0)%


29,491

37,439

(21.2)%

Other income, net

$

902

71

1,162.0%


2,938

259

1032.9%

Share of net (loss) income of equity investees

$

(451)

207

(317.9)%


288

152

90.0%

Dividend income from cost investees

$

829

-

-


829

-

-

Interest income

$

751

424

77.0%


1,732

629

175.4%

Interest expenses

$

(521)

(865)

(39.7)%


(1,237)

(1,791)

(30.9)%

Income tax expenses

$

2,635

1,334

97.5%


4,601

3,201

43.8%

Non-GAAP net income  attributable to non-controlling interest

$

18

82

(78.2)%


93

223

(58.4)%

Non-GAAP net income attributable to Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd.

$

13,597

20,428

(33.4)%


29,348

33,265

(11.8)%

Basic Non-GAAP EPS

$

0.24

0.37

(35.1)%


0.52

0.60

(13.3)%

Diluted  Non-GAAP EPS

$

0.24

0.37

(35.1)%


0.52

0.60

(13.3)%










Stock-based compensation expenses

$

527

157

234.8%


1,054

315

234.8%

Net income attributable to Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd.(GAAP)

$

13,071

20,271

(35.5)%


28,294

32,950

(14.1)%

Basic GAAP EPS

$

0.23

0.36

(36.1)%


0.51

0.60

(15.0)%

Diluted GAAP EPS

$

0.23

0.36

(36.1)%


0.50

0.59

(15.3)%










Basic weighted average common shares outstanding


56,001,526

55,703,338

0.5%


56,000,221

55,356,413

1.2%

Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding


56,070,948

55,852,982

0.4%


56,066,950

55,592,152

0.9%

Operational Results Analysis for the Second quarter ended December 31, 2012

For the three months ended December 31, 2012, total revenues increased by 8.6% to $87.2 million, from $80.3 million for the same period in the prior year. Of the total revenues, revenue from integrated contracts increased by 7.0% to $81.2 million, as compared to $75.9 million for the same period of the prior year; revenue from products sales increased by 37.3% to $6.0 million, as compared to $4.4 million for the same period of the prior year. The Company's total revenue by segment was as followings:



Three months ended Dec 31,


Six months ended Dec 31,



2012


2011


2012


2011



$

% to Total Revenue


$

% to Total Revenue


$

% to Total Revenue


$

% to Total Revenue

Industrial Automation


53.9

61.8%


48.1

59.9%


114.0

65.1%


102.9

61.5%

Rail Transportation


21.5

24.6%


24.8

30.9%


36.4

20.8%


50.4

30.1%

Miscellaneous


11.8

13.6%


7.4

9.2%


24.9

14.1%


14.1

8.4%

Total


87.2

100.0%


80.3

100.0%


175.3

100.0%


167.4

100.0%

As a percentage of total revenues, overall gross margin was 32.1% for the three months ended December 31, 2012, as compared to 38.5% for the same period of the prior year. The gross margin for integrated contracts and product sales were 29.8% and 63.8% for the three months ended December 31, 2012, as compared to 36.4% and 73.4% for the same period of the prior year respectively. The gross margin fluctuation was mainly due to the different revenue mix with different margin.

For the three months ended December 31, 2012, selling expenses were $8.1 million, compared to $8.1 million for the same quarter of the prior year, representing a slight increase of 0.3% year over year. As a percentage of total revenues, selling expenses were 9.3% and 10.0% for the three months ended December 31, 2012, and 2011, respectively.

General and administrative expenses, excluding non-cash stock-based compensation expense, were $4.1 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2012, representing an decrease of $3.3 million, or 43.9%, as compared to $7.4 million for the same period of the prior year, mainly due to a decrease of 1.7 million of bad debt allowance. As a percentage of total revenues, G&A expenses were 4.8% and 9.2% for the three months ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Including the non-cash stock-based compensation cost recorded on a GAAP basis, G&A expenses were $4.7 million and $7.5 million for the three months ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

Research and development expenses were $8.3 million for the three months ended December 31, 2012, compared to $6.9 million for the same quarter of the prior year, representing a year over year increase of $1.4 million, or 21.1%. The increase was mainly due to the Company's increased R&D activities. As a percentage of total revenues, R&D expenses were 9.6% and 8.6% for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

The VAT refunds and government subsidies amounted to $7.3 million for three months ended December 31, 2012, as compared to $13.5 million for the same period in the prior year, representing a decrease of $6.2 million. Of the total amount of $13.5 million for the month ended December 31, 2011, $9.3 million VAT refunds was related to the VAT refund claims made for the sales from January to September 2011 that were approved in the second quarter of the prior year due to the delay in the government's issuance of the renewed VAT refund policy. Excluding this effect, the VAT refunds and government subsidies amounted to $7.3 million and $4.2 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2012, December 31, 2011 respectively.

The income tax expenses and the effective tax rate were $2.6 million and 16.8% for the three months ended December 31, 2012, as compared to $1.3 million and 6.2% for the same period of the prior year. The lower rate for the quarter ended December 31, 2011 was mainly due to the large sum of VAT refunds recognized, which was a non-taxable income.

For the three months ended December 31, 2012, the non-GAAP net income attributable to Hollysys excluding non-cash stock compensation expenses was $13.6 million or $0.24 per diluted share based on 56 million shares outstanding. This represents a decrease of $6.8 million, or 33.4%, over the $20.4 million, or $0.37 per share based on 56 million shares outstanding, reported in the prior year period. On a GAAP basis, net income attributable to Hollysys was $13.1 million, or $0.23 per diluted share representing a decrease of $7.2 million or 35.5%, over the $20.3 million, or $0.36 per diluted share reported in the prior year period.  The decrease of net income is mainly due to lower VAT refunds and government subsidies.

Backlog Highlights

Hollysys' backlog as of December 31, 2012 was $359.6 million, representing a decrease of 2.5% compared to $368.7 million as at September 30, 2012, and an increase of 8.3% compared to $332.1 million as at December 31, 2011.The detailed breakdown of the backlog by segment was as followings:






Quarter-over-Quarter Analysis


Year-over-Year Analysis



2012-12-31


2012-9-30


2011-12-31



$

% to Total Backlog


$

% to Total Backlog


%
Change


$

% to Total Backlog


%
Change

Industrial Automation


125.4

34.9%


145.2

39.4%


(13.6%)


124.4

37.5%


0.8%

Rail Transportation


206.7

57.4%


185.3

50.2%


11.5%


170.4

51.3%


21.3%

Miscellaneous


27.5

7.7%


38.2

10.4%


(28.1%)


37.3

11.2%


(26.3%)

Total


359.6

100.0%


368.7

100.0%


(2.5%)


332.1

100.0%


8.3%

Cash Flow Highlights

The net cash used in operating activities was $2.9 million for the three months ended December 31, 2012; including investing and financing activities, the total net cash inflows for this quarter was $4.1 million. Of the total net cash inflows, there was a cash inflow of matured time deposits with original maturities over three months amounting to $10.0 million included in investing activities during this quarter.

Balance Sheet Highlights

The total amount of cash and cash equivalents and time deposits with original maturities over three months were $133.5 million, $139.2 million, and $130.0 million as of December 31, 2012, September 30, 2012, and December 31, 2011, respectively. Of the total $133.5 million as of December 31, 2012, cash and cash equivalents were $125.3 million, and time deposits with original maturities over three months were $8.2 million.

For the three months ended December 31, 2012, Days Sales Outstanding ("DSO") was 161 days, as compared to 150 days year over year and 140 days quarter over quarter; and inventory turnover was 42 days, as compared to 54 days year over year and 43 days quarter over quarter.

Outlook for FY 2013

Dr. Wang concluded, "Given our strong backlog currently on-hand and sales pipeline envisioned so far, we reiterate our guidance of fiscal year 2013 with revenue in the range of $385 million to $410 million and non-GAAP net income in the range of $63 million to $67 million unchanged."

Conference Call

Management will discuss the current status of the Company's operations during a conference call 9:00 a.m. Beijing Time on February 20, 2013 / 8:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on February 19, 2013. Interested parties may participate in the call by dialing the following numbers approximately 10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin and ask to be connected to the Hollysys Automation Technologies conference call.  The conference call identification number is 92254065.

1-866-519-4004 (USA)
800-930-346 (HK)
+852-24750994 (HK)
800-819-0121 (China Landline)
400-620-8038 (China Mobile)
+65-67239381 (International)

In addition, a recorded replay of the conference call will be accessible within 24 hours via Hollysys' website at:

http://www.hollysys.com.sg/home/index.php/investor-relations/events-a-webcast

About Hollysys Automation Technologies, Ltd.

Hollysys Automation Technologies is a leading provider of automation and control technologies and applications in China that enables its diversified industry and utility customers to improve operating safety, reliability, and efficiency. Founded in 1993, Hollysys has approximately 3,500 employees with nationwide presence in over 60 cities in China, with subsidiaries and offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, India, and serves over 4,000 customers more than 15,000 projects in the industrial, railway, subway & nuclear industries in China, South-East Asia, and the Middle East. Its proprietary technologies are applied in its industrial automation solution suite including DCS (Distributed Control System), PLC (Programmable Logic Controller), RMIS (Real-time Management Information System), HAMS (HolliAS Asset Management System), OTS (Operator Training System), HolliAS BATCH (Batch Application Package), HolliAS APC Suite (Advanced Process Control Package), SIS (Safety Instrumentation System), high-speed railway signaling system of TCC (Train Control Center), ATP (Automatic Train Protection), Subway Supervisory and Control platform, SCADA (Surveillance Control and Data Acquisition), nuclear conventional island automation and control system and other products.

SAFE HARBOUR:

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  All statements, other than statements of historical fact included herein are "forward-looking statements," including statements regarding: the ability of the Company to achieve its commercial objectives; the business strategy, plans and objectives of the Company and its subsidiaries; and any other statements of non-historical information. These forward-looking statements are often identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," "expects" or similar expressions, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties.  Such forward-looking statements, based upon the current beliefs and expectations of Hollysys' management, are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from the forward looking statements.  Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be incorrect. Investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those discussed in the Company's reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on its website (http://www.sec.gov). All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these factors. Other than as required under the securities laws, the Company does not assume a duty to update these forward-looking statements.

Contact Information:

Hollysys Automation Technologies, Ltd.
www.hollysys.com

Investor Relations
+8610-58981386
investors@hollysys.com

 


HOLLYSYS AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES LTD.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(In US Dollars except for per-share data)












Three months ended
December 31,


Six months ended
December 31,



2012


2011


2012


2011



(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


 (Unaudited)

Revenues









Integrated contract revenue

$

81,181,627

$

75,901,956

$

164,033,662

$

159,383,839

Products sales


6,023,980


4,386,448


11,238,563


8,068,638

Total revenues


87,205,607


80,288,404


175,272,225


167,452,477










Cost of integrated contracts


57,013,225


48,243,403


113,040,984


101,149,057

Cost of products sold


2,182,121


1,168,308


3,954,308


2,479,579

Gross profit


28,010,261


30,876,693


58,276,933


63,823,841










Operating expenses









Selling


8,086,257


8,059,951


14,679,142


15,041,782

General and administrative


4,670,168


7,542,441


11,029,027


12,557,924

Research and development


8,334,000


6,880,941


16,008,707


12,950,410

VAT refunds and government subsidies


(7,294,961)


(13,456,043)


(11,877,547)


(13,850,534)

Total operating expenses


13,795,464


9,027,290


29,839,329


26,699,582










Income from operations


14,214,797


21,849,403


28,437,604


37,124,259










Other income , net


901,645


71,443


2,938,308


259,369

Share of net (loss) income of equity investees


(450,755)


206,872


288,263


151,697

Dividend income from cost investees


828,567


-


828,567


-

Interest income


750,727


424,137


1,732,438


629,115

Interest expenses


(521,475)


(864,897)


(1,237,306)


(1,791,014)

Income before income taxes


15,723,506


21,686,958


32,987,874


36,373,426










Income taxes expenses


2,635,096


1,334,468


4,601,152


3,200,648

Net income


13,088,410


20,352,490


28,386,722


33,172,778










Net income attributable to non-controlling interests


17,870


81,938


92,694


222,868

Net income attributable to Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. stockholders

$

13,070,540

$

20,270,552

$

28,294,028

$

32,949,910










Other comprehensive income, net of tax









Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of nil tax


1,804,697


1,714,300


(112,757)


5,653,872

Comprehensive income


14,893,107


22,066,790


28,273,965


38,826,650










Comprehensive income attributable to non-controlling interests


31,476


90,814


99,437


248,865

Comprehensive income attributable to Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. stockholders

$

14,861,631

$

21,975,976


28,174,528


38,577,785










Net income per ordinary share:









Basic


0.23


0.36


0.51


0.60

Diluted


0.23


0.36


0.50


0.59

Weighted average ordinary shares used in income per share computation:









Basic


56,001,526


55,703,338


56,000,221


55,356,413

Diluted


56,070,948


55,852,982


56,066,950


55,592,152

 

HOLLYSYS AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES LTD.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In US Dollars)












December 31,


September 30,





2012


2012





(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)

ASSETS






Current Assets







Cash and cash equivalents

$

125,262,261

$

121,157,212



Time deposits with original maturities over three months


8,187,751


18,015,398



Restricted cash


3,175,576


3,829,739



Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $15,443,730 and $15,777,271 as of December 31,2012 and September 30, 2012, respectively


168,168,878


136,752,983



Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,489,477 and $1,768,528  as of December 31, 2012 and September 30, 2012, respectively


118,625,168


126,344,148



Other receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $272,361 and $354,214 as of December 31, 2012 and September 30, 2012, respectively


6,967,259


5,948,416



Advances to suppliers


6,981,527


8,542,288



Amount due from related parties


14,739,788


14,750,841



Inventories, net


25,756,160


28,553,597



Prepaid expenses


858,274


288,241



Income tax recoverable


102,655


319,298



Deferred tax assets


1,994,575


652,979


Total current assets


480,819,872


465,155,140










Restricted cash


1,195,548


675,651



Prepaid expenses


29,205


-



Property, plant and equipment, net


70,510,908


69,137,613



Prepaid land leases


6,829,996


6,813,632



Acquired intangible assets, net


371,836


503,328



Investments in equity investees


14,055,037


14,256,245



Investments in cost investees


3,650,290


2,989,025



Goodwill


27,686,774


27,643,846



Deferred tax assets


466,170


1,376,462









Total assets


605,615,636


588,550,942








LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY






Current liabilities







Current portion of long-term loans


7,959,768


7,895,145



Accounts payable


85,760,172


83,314,254



Construction cost payable


4,213,860


3,309,360



Deferred revenue


72,606,208


70,235,032



Accrued payroll and related expense


9,989,855


7,239,996



Income tax payable


3,068,458


3,148,875



Warranty liabilities


3,827,355


1,602,545



Other tax payables


18,183,202


18,504,017



Accrued liabilities


8,464,522


14,077,091



Amounts due to related parties


1,594,749


1,835,253



Deferred tax liabilities


200,452


1,351,906


Total current liabilities


215,868,601


212,513,474










Long-term bank loans


20,804,534


22,610,747



Deferred tax liabilities


223,368


234,111


Total liabilities


236,896,503


235,358,332









Commitments and contingencies













Equity







Ordinary shares


56,029


55,999



Additional paid-in capital


152,595,661


151,831,919



Statutory reserves


23,128,214


23,091,072



Retained earnings


159,060,872


146,157,830



Accumulated other comprehensive income


32,595,056


30,803,965


Total Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. stockholder's equity


367,435,832


351,940,785










Non-controlling interests


1,283,301


1,251,825


Total equity


368,719,133


353,192,610









Total liabilities and equity

$

605,615,636

$

588,550,942

 


HOLLYSYS AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES LTD.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In US Dollars)










Three months ended
December 31, 2012


Six months ended
December 31, 2012




(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)

Cash flows from operating activities:






Net income

$

13,088,410

$

28,386,722

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:






Depreciation of property, plant and equipment


1,549,652


3,016,951


Amortization of prepaid land leases


39,229


78,279


Amortization of intangible assets


130,724


174,035


Allowance for doubtful accounts


(424,089)


1,141,757


Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment


1,051


25,166


Share of net loss (income) from equity investees


450,755


(288,263)


Stock dividends from cost investees


(828,567)


(828,567)


Gain on disposal of a subsidiary


(136,795)


(136,795)


Share based compensation expenses


526,772


1,053,545


Deferred income tax expenses


(1,632,632)


(1,269,670)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:






Accounts receivable


(30,729,525)


(32,225,082)


Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings


8,950,142


(2,408,240)


Inventories 


2,941,596


1,091,660


Advances to suppliers


1,638,898


3,373,135


Other receivables 


(892,749)


468,489


Deposits and other assets


(435,481)


1,318,312


Due from related parties


201,591


1,274,795


Accounts payable


2,389,095


6,947,250


Deferred revenue


1,919,368


12,808,899


Accruals and other payable


(1,037,005)


3,263,634


Due to related parties


(256,515)


(380,550)


Income tax payable


114,343


(514,921)


Other tax payables


(473,090)


(147,489)


Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities


(2,904,822)


26,223,052







Cash flows from investing activities:






Time deposits placed with banks


(72,292)


(5,289,537)


Purchases of property, plant and equipment


(1,254,877)


(5,288,117)


Maturity of time deposits


10,003,337


18,769,802


Proceeds from disposal of a subsidiary


111,998


111,998


Net cash provided by investing activities


8,788,166


8,304,146







Cash flows from financing activities:






Repayments of long-term bank loans


(1,985,332)


(3,961,330)


Proceeds from exercise of share options


237,000


237,000


Net cash used in financing activities


(1,748,332)


(3,724,330)








Effect of foreign exchange rate changes


(29,963)


(1,873,569)


Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

$

4,105,049

$

28,929,299








Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

$

121,157,212

$

96,332,962


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period


125,262,261


125,262,261

Non-GAAP Measures

In evaluating our results, the non-GAAP measures of "Non-GAAP general and administrative expenses", "Non-GAAP net income attributable to Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. stockholders", "Non-GAAP basic earnings per share", and "Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share" serve as additional indicators of our operating performance and not as a replacement for other measures in accordance with U.S. GAAP. We believe these non-GAAP measures are useful to investors, as they exclude the stock-based compensation expenses, which is calculated based on the number of shares or options granted and the fair value as of the grant date. It will not result in any cash inflows or outflows. We believe that using non-GAAP measures help our shareholders to have a better understanding of our operating results and growth prospects. In addition, given the business nature of Hollysys, it has been a common practice for investors and analysts to use such non-GAAP measures to evaluate the Company.

The following table provides a reconciliation of U.S. GAAP measures to the non-GAAP measures for the periods indicated:




Three months ended


Six months ended




December 31,


December 31,




2012


2011


2012


2011




(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)











General and administrative expenses

$

4,670,168

$

7,542,441

$

11,029,027

$

12,557,924

Minus:










Stock-based compensation cost


526,772


157,356


1,053,545


314,712

Non-GAAP general and administrative expenses

$

4,143,396

$

7,385,085

$

9,975,482

$

12,243,212











Net income attributable to Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. stockholders

$

13,070,540

$

20,270,552

$

28,294,028

$

32,949,910

Add:










Stock-based compensation cost


526,772


157,356


1,053,545


314,712

Non-GAAP net income attributable to Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. stockholders

$

13,597,312

$

20,427,908

$

29,347,573

$

33,264,622












Weighted average number of ordinary shares


56,001,526


55,703,338


56,000,221


55,356,413


Weighted average number of diluted ordinary shares


56,070,948


55,852,982


56,066,950


55,592,152

Non-GAAP basic earnings per share

$

0.24

$

0.37

$

0.52

$

0.60

Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share

$

0.24

$

0.37

$

0.52

$

0.60

SOURCE Hollysys Automation Technologies, Ltd.



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