US China Mining Group Provides 2011 Financial Guidance; Revenues of $95.7 Million, Net Income of $20.3 Million, Representing 44% YOY Revenue Growth

Mar 14, 2011, 07:30 ET from US China Mining Group, Inc.

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- US China Mining Group, Inc., ("US China Mining") (OTC Bulletin Board: SGZH) a Chinese leader in coal production and exploration in the People's Republic of China, today announced preliminary financial guidance for the year ended 2011, ending December 31. The Company expects the following:

Fiscal Year Ended

December 31, 2011

Net Revenue ($ millions)

% change YOY

Coal production

$39.6 million


Coal brokerage

$33.6 million


Coal sorting

$22.5 million

N/A (new business)


$95.7 million


*Represents growth compared to 2010 revenue forecast

Management made the following assumptions to arrive at its preliminary forecasts:


Projected Volume (MT)

Projected Avg. Sales Price/ton

Coal production

834 thousand


Coal brokerage

680 thousand


Coal sorting

500 thousand



2,014 thousand


"Our 2011 financial forecast reflects our confidence in executing our growth strategy," started Mr. Hongwen Li, President of US China Mining Group. "We expect strong organic growth from our coal brokerage and coal production business, which will benefit from completing the mining equipment upgrade at our Xing An mines by February 2011.  Once mining production and our coal sorting operations both reach full production by May 2011, we anticipate revenues and profits to accelerate."

"With strong cash flows, minimal capital expenditure needs, $40 million of cash on our balance as of September 30, 2010 and an additional $15 million from our private placement in the fourth quarter of 2010, we are supremely positioned to make strategic acquisitions," continued Mr. Li. "We are currently evaluating several attractive acquisition candidates both domestically and in the U.S. Based on our preliminary due diligence and progress to date, we expect to complete at least two acquisitions during 2011. We have not included any contribution from acquisitions in our 2011 forecast, which would be additive to our overall growth rate."

About US China Mining Group

US China Mining Group is a company engaged in coal production and sales by exploring, assembling, assessing, permitting, developing and mining coal properties in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"). After obtaining permits from the Heilongjiang Province National Land and Resources Administration Bureau and the Heilongjiang Economic and Trade Commission, we extract coal from properties to which we have the right to mine capped amounts of coal, and then sell most of the coal on a per metric ton ("ton") basis in cash on delivery, primarily to power plants, cement factories, wholesalers and individuals for home heating. We do not own the coal mines, but have mining rights to extract a capped amount of coal from a mine as determined by government authorized mining engineers and approved by the Heilongjiang Department of Land and Resources. Our business consists of the operations of Tong Gong coal mine in northern PRC, located approximately 175 km southwest of the city of Heihe in the Heilongjiang Province and the Hong Yuan and Sheng Yu coal mines located in the city of Mohe in Heilongjiang Province.

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Yvonne Zhang

US China Mining Group, Inc.

(626) 570-6866

Investor Relations

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