BEIJING, Oct. 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq:DHRM) ("Dehaier" or the "Company"), an emerging leader in the development, assembly, marketing and sale of medical devices and homecare medical products in China, today announced its financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2014.
Mr. Ping Chen,Chief Executive Officer of Dehaier, stated, "Our first half of 2014 results reflected continuing headwinds facing the China economy, intensifying competition in our market segments of medical device distribution, and more importantly our proactive efforts to restructure and devote ourselves to the promotion of the sleep respiratory solution systems. While these challenges are likely to continue in the near future, we are very excited about the prospects of our business as we continue to make significant progress in some of the key areas. This June, we acquired all four CFDA certificates needed for our wearable sleep respiratory solution system. However it was approximately six months later than we expected, so the new business segment's contribution to our half-year performance is a few months behind schedule. We then spent three months preparing and scheduling the official launch right after we obtained all four CFDA certificates. In early October, we were excited to announce that the systems have been successfully introduced to 28 hospitals and medical examination centers across major cities in China. We are deploying marketing and sales strategies for the solutions into hospitals and private medical examination centers in 25 provinces nationwide and in each province we are planning to feature our systems in several 3A hospitals as example hospitals, which we expect to play an important role in driving adoption rates in more hospitals of the region. In the fourth quarter of 2014, we expect to build on this momentum in introducing our systems into more medical facilities."
Mr. Chen continued, "We expect 2014 to be a transformational year for Dehaier as we continue to restructure our existing businesses and invest heavily in the wearable sleep respiratory solutions for OSAS. With our sleep respiratory business starting to take off, we expect to see further growth in the coming years and deliver significant long-term returns for our shareholders."
- In January 2014, the Company received approval from the China Food and Drug Administration ("CFDA") for its second generation DHR998 Sleep Diagnostic Device; and the Company received an "A" credit rating from Beijing Zhongguancun Enterprises Credit Promotion Association.
- In February 2014, the Company renewed its exclusive distribution right with Timesco for Timesco's CLX laryngoscope products.
- In February 2014, the Company sold 734,700 shares of its common stock at a price of $9.12 per share and warrants to purchase an aggregate of 220,410 shares of common stock with an exercise price of $11.86 per share to institutional investors in a registered offering. The warrants may be exercised for forty-two months from the date of issuance. The Company also issued warrants to purchase 73,470 shares of common stock to the placement agent with substantially the same terms as the investor warrants. Net proceeds for the Company from the registered offering was approximately $6.1 million.
- In April 2014, the Company served as the exclusive product-appointed distribution agent for some of the world's leading medical companies in bidding for multiple government procurement projects in China, and the Company became an authorized agent of Olympus (Beijing) Sales & Service Co., Ltd. to supply its electronic gastroscope and electronic bronchoscope products for several medical device procurement projects funded by the Chinese government.
- In June 2014, the Company received approval from the CFDA for its Morpheus Ox software, and the Company obtained a software copyright certificate for its Tele-Consultation Management System V1.0 from China's State Copyright Bureau and a software product register and test report from the Software Testing Center of China's State Information Center. The Company also showcased its Morpheus Ox System and work station at the 8th Biennial Chinese Sleep Research Society Conference which took place in Beijing from June 13-15, 2014.
- In July 2014, the Company showcased its current line of sleep respiratory solutions at the 5th Chinese Sleep Medicine Congress which took place in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province from July 11-13, 2014.
- In August 2014, the Company began to provide its Sleep Respiratory Solutions to its first wave of customers in 3A hospitals across major cities in China. The Sleep Respiratory Solutions and products will allow doctors to provide OSAS diagnosis, early intervention treatment, treatment evaluation and other related services for OSAS patients.
- In September 2014, the Company announced that it cooperated with several large medical enterprises in multiple medical equipment procurement projects for top-tier hospitals in China and successfully secured purchase orders of medical equipment including anesthesia machines, defibrillators, color doppler ultrasound machines, magnetic resonance imaging machines, computed tomography machines and video bronchoscopes. The projects totaled $11 million, including the projects on which the Company submitted bids.
- In October 2014, the Company announced that 22 hospitals and 6 medical examination centers in Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Henan, Shandong, Shanxi, and Gansu provinces had introduced its wearable sleep respiratory technology systems that provide OSAS diagnosis, CPAP treatment, curative effect evaluation and other related services.
First Half 2014 Financial Results
|For the Six Months Ended June 30,|
|Respiratory and oxygen homecare||$0.02||$1.19||-98.30%|
|Net income attributable to Dehaier||$1.40||$1.53||-8.90%|
|Diluted earnings per share||$0.26||$0.33||-21.20%|
|* All monetary figures other than diluted earnings per share are in millions of US dollars.|
Total revenues decreased by 24.6% from $8.33 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013 to $6.28 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014. The decrease in total revenues was mainly due to our continued effort to restructure our respiratory and oxygen homecare business and develop our sleep respiratory business.
Although overall revenues decreased, we saw several positive signs. During the first half of 2014, revenues from our government procurement business continued growth. As we continue to allocate additional resources to the sleep respiratory business, we expect it to be an important growth driver for the Company in the near future.
Our gross profit decreased by 35.7% from $3.27 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013 to $2.10 million for the same period of 2014. Gross margin for the first half of 2014 was 33.5%, compared to that of 39.2% for the first half of 2013 as a result of revenues declining at a faster rate than cost of revenues. As our higher margin sleep respiratory business develops, we expect upticks in overall growth margin in coming quarters.
Total operating expenses increased by 50.79% from $1.43 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013 to $2.16 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014, mainly due to a $0.74 million, or 85.2%, increase in general and administrative expenses as a result of our heightened research and development effort in our sleep respiratory business as well as increase in professional service fees.
Operating income for the six months ended June 30, 2014 was $0.03 million, compared to $1.91 million for the same period of 2013. The decrease in operating income was mainly due to combined result of declines in revenues and increase in general and administrative expenses.
Change in the Fair Value of Warrants Liability
Our first half 2014 results also benefitted from a decrease of approximately $1.53 million in the fair value of warrants liability as a result of changes in the price of our common shares.
As a result of the foregoing, net income decreased by 9.3% from $1.52 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013 to $1.38 million for the same period of this year. After deducting non-controlling interest, net income attributable to Dehaier was approximately $1.40 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, for the six months ended June 30, 2014, compared to $1.53 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, for the same period of last year.
Financial Condition and Cash Flows
As of June 30, 2014, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $4.28 million, an increase of $1.69 million from $2.59 million as of the end of 2013. Net cash provided by operating activities was $0.38 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014, compared to net cash used in operating activities of $1.08 million for the same period of last year. Net cash used in investing activities was $4.73 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014, compared to $1.12 million for the same period of last year. The increase in net cash used in investing activities was mainly due to increase in fixed assets purchases associated with our sleep respiratory business. Net cash provided by financing activities was $6.06 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014, compared to $0.003 million for the same period of last year, mainly due to net proceeds of approximately $6.07 million from the registered offering we consummated in February 2014.
Conference Call and Webcast
The Company will host an earnings conference call covering its first half 2014 financial results at 8:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, October 17, 2014, which is also 8:30 p.m. in Beijing on Friday, October 17, 2014. Interested parties may access the call by dialing:
|Live Participant Dial In (From China):||+86-10-59321988|
|Live Participant Dial In (From USA):||+1- 866-332-6005|
About Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd.
Dehaier is an emerging leader in the development, assembly, marketing and sale of medical products, including medical devices and wearable sleep respiratory products. The company develops and assembles its self-branded medical devices and sleep respiratory products from third-party components. The company also distributes products designed and manufactured by other companies, including medical devices from IMD (Italy), HEYER (Germany) and Timesco (UK). Dehaier's technology is based on six patents and eleven software copyrights. More information may be found at http://www.dehaier.com.cn.
This news release contains forward-looking statements as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements that are other than statements of historical facts. These statements are subject to uncertainties and risks including, but not limited to, product and service demand and acceptance, fulfillment of bids and contracts, changes in technology, economic conditions, the impact of competition and pricing, government regulation, and other risks contained in reports filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All such forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, and whether made by or on behalf of the company, are expressly qualified by the cautionary statements and any other cautionary statements which may accompany the forward-looking statements. In addition, the company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.
|DEHAIER MEDICAL SYSTEMS LIMITED AND AFFILIATE|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM BALANCE SHEETS|
|June 30,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||4,276,136||2,592,945|
|-less allowance for doubtful accounts of $938,540 and $935,865||12,422,339||12,616,694|
|-less allowance for doubtful accounts of $598,747 and $598,747||2,577,863||756,205|
|Other receivables-related party||87,000||--|
|Advances to Suppliers||5,008,814||7,077,275|
|Prepayment and other current assets||4,316,041||5,597,984|
|Deferred tax asset||123,560||125,676|
|Total Current Assets||38,317,701||36,427,448|
|Deposits for purchase of property, plant and equipment||2,829,989||--|
|Property and equipment, net||4,766,368||3,164,065|
|Intangible assets, net||2,500,472||2,616,349|
|LIABILITIES AND EQUITY|
|Advances from customers||374,170||317,947|
|Accrued expenses and other current liabilities||443,867||494,574|
|Total Current Liabilities||4,272,644||3,808,381|
|Commitments and Contingency|
|Common shares, $0.002731 par value, 18,307,038 shares authorized, 5,616,700 and 4,668,000 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively||15,340||12,749|
|Additional paid in capital||17,661,645||13,752,187|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income||3,264,629||3,950,071|
|Total Dehaier Medical Systems Limited shareholders' equity||40,483,370||35,858,351|
|Total liabilities and equity||48,414,530||42,207,862|
|DEHAIER MEDICAL SYSTEMS LIMITED AND AFFILIATE|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME|
|Six Months Ended|
|June 30||June 30|
|Costs of revenue||(4,177,210)||(5,059,745)|
|General and administrative expense||(1,607,724)||(868,262)|
|Change in fair value of warrants liability||1,527,835||(4,413)|
|Income before provision for income tax and non-controlling interest||1,494,840||1,831,946|
|Provision for income tax||(118,995)||(314,883)|
|Non-Controlling interest in loss||22,568||17,353|
|Net income attributable to Dehaier Medical Systems Limited||1,398,413||1,534,416|
|Foreign currency translation adjustments||(685,441)||491,145|
|Comprehensive income attributable to the non-controlling interest||53,154||(16,129)|
|Comprehensive income attributable to Dehaier Medical Systems Limited||743,558||1,992,079|
|Earnings per share|
|Weighted average number of common shares used in computation|
|DEHAIER MEDICAL SYSTEMS LIMITED AND AFFILIATE|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS|
|For the six months ended|
|Cash flows from operating activities|
|Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash (used in) operating activities|
|Stock-based compensation expense||349,576||43,737|
|Depreciation and amortization||301,341||300,840|
|Change in fair value of warrants liability||(1,527,835)||4,413|
|Provision for doubtful accounts||18,481||27,224|
|Provision for inventory obsolescence||77,096||--|
|Changes in assets and liabilities:|
|Increase in accounts receivable||(36,590)||(812,221)|
|Decrease (Increase) in prepayments and other current assets||3,156,478||(3,268,571)|
|(Increase)Decrease in other receivables||(1,567,908)||215,084|
|Increase in inventories||(1,986,022)||(18,953)|
|Increase in tax receivable||(313,171)||(3,839)|
|Increase in accounts payable||117,009||840|
|Increase in advances from customers||61,740||95,181|
|(Decrease) Increase in accrued expenses and other current liabilities||(42,641)||285,657|
|Increase in taxes payable||393,525||538,466|
|Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities||376,924||(1,075,079)|
|Cash flows from investing activities|
|Capital expenditures including deposits for property, plant and equipment||(4,726,762)||(1,115,276)|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(4,726,762)||(1,115,276)|
|Cash flows from financing activities|
|Proceeds from bank loan||2,944,000||2,413,250|
|Repayment of bank loan||(2,948,700)||(2,410,176)|
|Net proceeds from issuance of common stock||6,066,546||--|
|Net cash provided by financing activities||6,061,846||3,074|
|Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash and cash equivalents||(28,817)||25,197|
|Net Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents||1,683,191||(2,162,084)|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period||2,592,945||3,505,330|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of period||4,276,136||1,343,246|
|Supplemental cash flow information|
|Income tax paid||69,769||231,371|
|Uncollected option exercise proceeds recorded as other receivables and other receivables-related party||110,200||--|
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