NOWnews Digital Media Technology Reports FY 2015 First Quarter Results

May 15, 2015, 16:23 ET from Nownews Digital Media Technology Co. Ltd

TAIPEI, May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NOWnews Digital Media Technology Co. Ltd. ("NOWnews" or "the Company") (OTCQB: NDMT), a new media company that provides news, information, e-commence and multimedia platform service, today released its financial results for the first quarter of 2015.

First Quarter 2015 Highlights

  • Gross profit increased approximately $0.07 million, an increase of 83% from the corresponding period in 2014.
  • Gross margin was 31% for the three months ended March 31, 2015 as compared to 14% in the same period in 2014.

"Advertising business is our main source of revenue at current stage. We also would like to further reduce our cost to promote the profit," said Alan Chen, Chairman of the Company, "This year we are going to deepen our cooperation with current companies and looking for more cooperation with other media platforms to increase our international presence.

First Quarter 2015 Results

Net Revenue

For the three months ended March 31, 2015 NOWnews reported net revenue of $0.52 million, a decrease of $0.12 million or 20% from $0.64 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014. The decrease was primarily due to the decrease in licensing revenue and E-commerce revenue, partially offset by the increase in advertisement revenue.

  • Advertising

During the three months ended March 31, 2015, the revenue from advertising was $0.47 million, an increase of $0.16 million, or 52%, from $0.31 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014. The increase was because the Company focuses on the more profitable internet advertising and marketing.

  • Licensing

Revenue from content licensing was $0.04 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015, a decrease of $0.02 million, or 33%, from $0.06 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014. The decrease was primarily due to the Company terminated low-profit news editing services to Yahoo Taiwan, which services were supplementary to the licensing arrangements with Yahoo Taiwan.

  • E-commerce

E-commerce revenue decrease by $0.23 million, or 100%, during the three months ended March 31, 2015, compared to $0.23 million for the same period in 2014. The decrease was primarily attributable to suspension of E-Commerce business in April 2014 due to continuous losses. The Company is currently in the process of evaluating and adjusting this line of business.

  • Other

Other revenue was $1,359 for the three months ended March 31, 2015, a decrease of $0.04 million, or 100%, from $0.04 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014. The decrease was primarily due to the termination of editing services and decrease in revenue from licensing copyrights.

Cost of Revenue

Cost of revenue was $0.36 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015, compared to $0.56 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014, a decrease of $0.20 million, or 36%. The decrease was mainly due to the decrease of $0.20 million in cost of goods sold in E-commerce.

Gross Profit

Gross profit increased approximately $0.07 million, or 83%, for the three months ended March 31, 2015, as compared to the same period in 2014, due to the substantial decrease in cost of revenue. Gross margin was 31% for the three months ended March 31, 2015 as compared to 14% for the same period in 2014.

Selling Expenses

Selling expense decreased by $0.07 million, or 37%, from $0.18 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014, to $0.11 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015. The decrease in selling expenses was primarily due to the decrease in advertisement expenses related to E-commerce and the decrease in labor costs due to decrease in the number of salespersons.

General and Administrative Expenses

General and administrative expenses decreased by approximately $0.10 million, or 29%, from $0.34 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014 to $0.24 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015. The decrease in general and administration expenses was principally due to the decrease in payroll resulting from reduction in the number of employees.

Interest Expense

Interest expense for the three months ended March 31, 2015 was $1,491 compared to $5,958 for the three months ended March 31, 2014, a decrease of $4,467, or 75%. The decrease in interest expense was primarily due to reduced bank loans incurred for the three months ended March 31, 2015 as compared with the three months ended March 31, 2014. The bank loans were paid off in full during the three months ended March 31, 2015.

Net Loss

As a result of the above factors, the Company has net loss of approximately $0.19 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015 as compared to net loss of approximately $0.44 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014, representing a decrease of loss of approximately $0.25 million, or approximately 57%.

Cash, Liquidity and Financial Position

As of March 31, 2015, cash and cash equivalents were $0.03 million, compared to $0.07 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014. The Company had a working capital deficit of $1.12 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015, with $0.57 million of current assets and $1.69 million of current liabilities. The Company believes it can successfully secure financing to meet all working capital and capital expenditure needs for the next twelve months. However, there can be no guarantee that the Company will succeed in raising additional financing.

About NOWnews Digital Media Technology Co. Ltd.

NOWnews Digital Media Technology Co. Ltd. (OTCQB: NDMT) is a U.S.-listed holding company, through its subsidiaries, engaging in creating, collecting and distributing news and information through its website and applications on mobile phones or tablets. NOWnews is also the largest online self-produced news content provider of Taiwan and the only Taiwanese online news website fully accessible in Mainland China. After launched Professional Category news brands, we launched NOWnews Mobile Web and Apps. In July 2013, NOWnews launched a new concept newspaper "NOWnews", which is the first O2O case in Taiwan. NOWnews owns a great amount of brands, such as the largest online self-produced news content provider "NOWnews", the biggest Citizen Journalist platform "WEnews", online video shopping website "NOWshopping", etc. Its partners include CCTV, Yahoo, MSN, Hinet, Yam, Sina and some telecoms.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains "forward-looking statements", which may include, but is not limited to, statements that express the company's intentions, beliefs, expectations, strategies, predictions or any other statements relating to its future activities or other future events or conditions. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", or believes" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Nownews Digital Media Technology Co. Ltd. to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this press release and Nownews Digital Media Technology Co. Ltd. disclaim, other than as required by law, any obligation to update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, results, future events, circumstances, or if management's estimates or opinions should change, or otherwise. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

Contact:

Investor Relations
Dragon Gate Investment Partners LLC
Email: ndmt@dgipl.com
Tel: +1(646)-801-2803
Website: http://ndmt.nownews.com

 

 

NOWNEWS DIGITAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 




March 31,



December31,


Assets


2015



2014




(UNAUDITED)



(AUDITED)


Current Assets









Cash and cash equivalents


$

29,605



$

70,076


Accounts receivable, net



340,657




538,511


Due from related parties



107,021




171,901


Security deposits, current



-




33,089


Other current assets



18,306




9,250


Current assets of discontinued operations



70,013




69,216


      Total Current Assets



565,602




892,043











Furniture, fixture, and equipment, net



46,523




55,194


Security deposits, non-current



14,885




-


Intangible assets, net



25,976




29,040











      Total Assets


$

652,986



$

976,277











Liabilities and Equity


















Current Liabilities









Long-term debt, current


$

-



$

488,048


Accounts payable



137,476




96,354


Advance from customers



3,068




1,418


Accrued expenses



624,276




560,705


Due to related parties



835,950




1,072,495


Other current liabilities



10,484




12,903


Current liabilities of discontinued operations



80,010




79,098


      Total Current Liabilities



1,691,264




2,311,021











Long-term debt



-




321,295


      Total Liabilities



1,691,264




2,632,316











Equity









Capital stock - $.001 par value









Common Stock, $.001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized,









22,412,000 and 22,412,000 shares issued and outstanding as of









March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively



22,412




22,412


Additional paid-in capital



3,610,959




2,793,855


Accumulated deficit



(4,061,200)




(3,922,379)


Accumulated other comprehensive loss



(60,553)




(56,180)


Total Stockholders' deficit



(488,382)




(1,162,292)


Noncontrolling Interests



(549,896)




(493,747)


Total Deficit



(1,038,278)




(1,656,039)











Total Liabilities and Equity


$

652,986



$

976,277




The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited consolidated financial statements.


 

NOWNEWS DIGITAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(UNAUDITED)

 




For The Three Months Ended




March 31,




2015



2014









Net revenue


$

515,989



$

643,077


Cost of revenue



(355,214)




(555,092)


Gross profit



160,775




87,985











Selling expenses



(109,752)




(175,123)


General and administrative expenses



(242,337)




(342,838)


Total operating expense



(352,089)




(517,961)











Operating loss



(191,314)




(429,976)











Other income (expense)









Interest income



192




183


Interest expense



(1,491)




(5,958)


Other income, net



42




592


Total other expense



(1,257)




(5,183)











Loss from continuing operations before income taxes



(192,571)




(435,159)


Income taxes



-




-


Loss from continuing operations



(192,571)




(435,159)


Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes



-




(8,612)











Net loss



(192,571)




(443,771)











Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests:









Net loss from continuing operations



53,750




133,918


Net loss from discontinued operations



-




5,486


Total net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest



53,750




139,404











Net loss attributable to NOWNews Digital Media Technology Co. Ltd.



(138,821)




(304,367)











Foreign currency translation (loss) gain



(6,772)




18,111


Comprehensive loss



(145,593)




(286,256)


Other comprehensive loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interests



2,399




(5,430)


Comprehensive loss attributable to NOWNews Digital Media Technology Co. Ltd.


$

(143,194)



$

(291,686)











Amount attributable to common stockholders:









Net loss from continuing operations, net of income taxes


$

(138,821)



$

(301,241)


Net loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes



-




(3,126)


Net loss attributable to common stockholders


$

(138,821)



$

(304,367)











Net loss attributable to common stockholders - basic and diluted









Loss from continuing operations


$

(0.01)



$

(0.13)


Loss from discontinued operations



-




-


Net loss attributable to common stockholders


$

(0.01)



$

(0.13)











Weighted average shares outstanding, basic and diluted



22,412,000




2,412,000


 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 


 

 

NOWNEWS DIGITAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED)




For the Three Months Ended

March 31,




2015



2014


CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES









Net loss


$

(192,571)



$

(443,771)


Loss from discontinued operations



-




8,612


Depreciation



10,753




15,717


Amortization



3,366




7,887


Loss from disposal of equipment



3,060




-


Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:









Decrease in accounts receivable



202,120




96,389


Increase in rent due from related party



-




(31,823)


Decrease in related-parties trade receivable



66,226




-


Decrease in security deposits



18,409




-


Increase in other current assets



(8,878)




(1,946)


Increase (decrease) in accounts payable



39,631




(183,025)


Increase (decrease) in advance from customers



1,618




(66,038)


Increase (decrease) in accrued expenses



65,588




(68,625)


(Decrease) increase in other current liabilities



(2,545)




18,298


Net cash provided by (used in) continuing activities



206,777




(648,325)


Net cash used in discontinued operations



-




(5,040)


Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities



206,777




(653,365)


CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES









Additions to fixed assets



(4,594)




-


Net cash used in continuing activities



(4,594)




-


Net cash used in investing activities



(4,594)




-


CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES









Repayment of long-term loans



-




(11,999)


Net (repayment of) proceeds from loans from related parties



(243,070)




427,842


Net cash (used in) provided by continuing activities



(243,070)




415,843


Net cash used in discontinued operations



-




(259)


Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities



(243,070)




415,584


EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGE ON CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS



416




(5,277)


NET DECREASE IN CASH & CASH EQUIVALENTS



(40,471)




(243,058)


NET DECREASE IN CASH & CASH EQUIVALENTS FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS



-




(5,299)


NET DECREASE IN CASH & CASH EQUIVALENTS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS



(40,471)




(237,759)


CASH & CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING BALANCE



70,076




324,735


CASH & CASH EQUIVALENTS, ENDING BALANCE


$

29,605



$

86,976


SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES:









Income tax paid


$

-



$

-


Interest paid


$

1,491



$

7,011


NONCASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES:









Debt conversion to additional paid-in capital


$

817,104



$





The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited consolidated financial statements.


 

SOURCE Nownews Digital Media Technology Co. Ltd



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