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SinoCoking Announces First Fiscal Quarter Results

PINGDINGSHAN, China, Nov. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SinoCoking Coal and Coke Chemical Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:SCOK), an emerging producer of clean energy products located in Henan Province, today announced that for the first fiscal quarter of 2015 ended September 30, 2014 the company had income from operations of $1,359,383 on revenue of $13,573,836 compared to income from operations of $2,452,846 on revenue of $17,475,970 for the same period a year ago.

Due primarily to an increase of over $718,000 in interest expense compared to interest expense incurred in fiscal Q1 of 2014, the company had a net loss in the 2015 first fiscal quarter of $2,553,257, or $(.12) per share, compared to net income of $1,160,884, or $.05 per share, in the corresponding period in 2014.

This interest expense, which totaled $1,497,213 in the 2015 first fiscal quarter versus $778,767 in fiscal Q1 of 2014, was the result of an increase in the average loan interest rate paid by the company to 11.8% from 6.2% during the same period a year ago.

Weighted average number of shares for the 2015 first fiscal quarter was 21,310,527, compared to 21,121,372 for fiscal Q1 in 2014.

The decrease in quarterly revenue compared to the same period last year resulted primarily from the slowdown in sales of most of the company's traditional products including coke, washed coal, coke power, coke tar, coal slurry and mid coal. This slowdown was caused by continued softness in the Chinese construction market, which affected demand for steel and its constituents, coal and coke.

Nevertheless, said SinoCoking CEO Mr. Jianhua Lv, the three months ended September 30, 2014 was "an immensely successful period" for the company. During this span, he noted, SinoCoking not only raised over $14 million via an equity offering, but also achieved the double milestone of completing basic construction on its aboveground syngas production facility in Pingdingshan as well as signing an exclusive agreement to construct one of the world's few underground syngas facilities featuring carbon capture and storage technology.

The aboveground facility, which began operation on October 18, is designed to produce 25,000 cubic meters of syngas per hour, with the potential to increase to 50,000 cubic meters of syngas per hour. The underground facility, which commenced construction on October 27 and is scheduled to open in March 2015, is expected to generate 60,000 cubic meters of syngas per hour while sequestering its produced carbon dioxide deep underground.

Based upon current market conditions, the combined gross profit from the two facilities operating at full capacity is projected at $40 to $60 million per year, said Mr. Lv.

"With our Pingdingshan facility now sending syngas to customers across Henan Province, and construction on our underground syngas facility proceeding rapidly, we believe SinoCoking has truly turned the corner toward redefining itself as a producer of clean energy products," added the CEO.

"As our commercialization of these products progresses, we firmly anticipate seeing an improved top and bottom line performance going forward."

In addition, said Mr. Lv, in order to help investors expand their knowledge about the company, its technologies and market opportunities in the clean energy sector, SinoCoking has implemented a website feature titled "Ask Management." At this site, http://www.scokchina.com/ask-management.html, interested parties are invited to submit questions on these topics directly to Mr. Lv, who will promptly answer them at the site.

About SinoCoking

SinoCoking Coal and Coke Chemical Industries, Inc. (www.scokchina.com), a Florida corporation, is an emerging producer of clean energy products located in Pingdingshan, Henan Province, China. The company has historically been a vertically-integrated coal and coke processor of basic and value-added coal products for steel manufacturers, power generators, and various industrial users. SinoCoking has been producing metallurgical coke since 2002, and acts as a key supplier to regional steel producers in central China. SinoCoking also produces and supplies thermal coal to its customers in central China. SinoCoking currently owns its assets and conducts its operations through its subsidiaries, Top Favour Limited and Pingdingshan Hongyuan Energy Science and Technology Development Co., Ltd., and its affiliated companies, Henan Province Pingdingshan Hongli Coal & Coke Co., Ltd., Baofeng Coking Factory, Baofeng Hongchang Coal Co., Ltd., Baofeng Hongguang Environment Protection Electricity Generating Co., Ltd., Zhonghong Energy Investment Company, Henan Hongyuan Coal Seam Gas Engineering Technology Co., Ltd., Baofeng Shuangri Coal Mining Co., Ltd., and Baofeng Xingsheng Coal Mining Co., Ltd.

For further information about SinoCoking, please refer to our periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, particularly as related to, among other things, the business plans of the Company, statements relating to goals, plans and projections regarding the Company's financial position and business strategy. The words or phrases "plans," "would be," "will allow," "intends to," "may result," "are expected to," "will continue," "anticipates," "expects," "estimate," "project," "indicate," "could," "potentially," "should," "believe," "think," "considers" or similar expressions are intended to identify "forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements fall within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934 and are subject to the safe harbor created by these sections. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, involve known and unknown risks, a reliance on third parties for information, transactions or orders that may be cancelled, and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or developments in our industry, to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from anticipated results include risks and uncertainties related to the fluctuation of local, regional, and global economic conditions, the performance of management and our employees, our ability to obtain financing, competition, general economic conditions and other factors that are detailed in our periodic reports and on documents we file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements made herein are as of the date of this press release and should not be relied upon as of any subsequent date, and the Company specifically disclaims any obligation, to update any forward-looking statements to reflect occurrences, developments, unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statement.

SINOCOKING COAL AND COKE CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
September 30, June 30,
2014 2014
(Unaudited)
ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS
Cash $ 11,580,213 $ 191,992
Accounts receivable, trade 11,445,037 8,946,435
Other receivables and deposits 5,889,836 5,787,232
Loans receivable 3,532,037 8,032,037
Inventories 4,193,118 7,419,821
Advances to suppliers 8,437,466 8,700,022
Prepaid expenses 91,667 --
Total current assets 45,169,374 39,077,539
PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, net 14,148,219 14,426,319
CONSTRUCTION IN PROGRESS 47,425,916 40,389,961
OTHER ASSETS
Refundable deposit 4,874,324 4,873,928
Prepayments 61,820,654 61,815,632
Intangible assets, net 32,290,633 32,305,697
Long-term investments 2,898,469 2,898,233
Other assets 113,734 113,725
Total other assets 101,997,814 102,007,215
Total assets $ 208,741,323 $ 195,901,034
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES
Current maturity of long term loan $ 20,797,114 $ 20,795,425
Accounts payable, trade 673,449 2,978,326
Other payables and accrued liabilities 1,882,845 2,460,113
Other payables - related party 2,544,833 526,699
Acquisition payable 4,711,846 4,711,463
Customer deposits 79,707 79,701
Taxes payable 1,691,858 765,421
Current portion of warrants liability 3,994,869 --
Total current liabilities 36,376,521 32,317,148
LONG TERM LIABILITIES
Long term loan 29,245,942 29,243,566
Warrants liability 8,080,425 16
Total long term liabilities 37,326,367 29,243,582
Total liabilities 73,702,888 61,560,730
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
EQUITY
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 23,960,217 shares and 21,121,372 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2014 and June 30, 2014, respectively 23,960 21,121
Additional paid-in capital 6,845,636 3,592,053
Statutory reserves 3,689,941 3,689,941
Retained earnings 109,742,150 112,295,407
Accumulated other comprehensive income 10,405,148 10,410,182
Total SinoCoking Coal and Coke Chemicals Industries, Inc's equity 130,706,835 130,008,704
NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS 4,331,600 4,331,600
Total equity 135,038,435 134,340,304
Total liabilities and equity $ 208,741,323 $ 195,901,034
SINOCOKING COAL AND COKE CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(UNAUDITED)
For the Three Months Ended September 30,
2014 2013
REVENUE $ 13,573,836 $ 17,475,970
COST OF REVENUE 11,292,494 14,378,669
GROSS PROFIT 2,281,342 3,097,301
OPERATING EXPENSES:
Selling 34,164 40,874
General and administrative 887,795 603,581
Total operating expenses 921,959 644,455
INCOME FROM OPERATIONS 1,359,383 2,452,846
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)
Interest income 102,251 183,093
Interest expense (1,497,213) (778,767)
Other finance expense (663) (62,543)
Change in fair value of warrants (2,027,162) 12
Total other expense, net (3,422,787) (658,205)
INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES (2,063,404) 1,794,641
PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES 489,853 633,757
NET INCOME (LOSS) (2,553,257) 1,160,884
OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
Foreign currency translation adjustment (5,034) 845,447
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) $ (2,558,291) $ 2,006,331
WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF COMMON SHARES
Basic and diluted 21,310,527 21,121,372
EARNINGS (LOSSES) PER SHARE
Basic and diluted $ (0.12) $ 0.05
SINOCOKING COAL AND COKE CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)
For the Three Months Ended September 30,
2014 2013
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net income (loss) $ (2,553,257) $ 1,160,884
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
Depreciation 279,032 280,236
Amortization and depletion 17,674 17,659
Write-off of other receivables and advances to suppliers -- 85,938
Change in fair value of warrants 2,027,162 (12)
Bad debt expense 116,359 --
Amortization of prepaid expense 8,333 --
Change in operating assets and liabilities
Accounts receivable, trade (2,641,476) 253,487
Other receivables (72,829) (1,333,864)
Inventories 3,224,546 753,639
Advances to suppliers 263,038 (601,098)
Prepaid expenses -- (269,658)
Accounts payable, trade (2,303,148) 194,299
Other payables and accrued liabilities (675,686) (1,096,598)
Customer deposits -- (81,100)
Taxes payable 925,584 70,384
Net cash used in operating activities (1,384,668) (565,804)
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Collection of loan receivable 4,500,000 --
Payments of construction in progress and equipment (7,026,661) --
Net cash used in investing activities (2,526,661) --
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Change in restricted cash -- 9,732,000
Payments of note payable -- (9,732,000)
Proceeds from issuance of common shares 13,204,538 --
Proceeds from due to related party 2,016,383 --
Net cash provided by financing activities 15,220,921 --
EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE ON CASH 78,629 72,831
INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH 11,388,221 (492,973)
CASH, beginning of period 191,992 782,018
CASH, end of period $ 11,580,213 $ 289,045
SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION:
Cash paid for income tax $ 336,180 $ 222,990
Cash paid for interest expense $ 2,123,933 $ 1,900,455
NON-CASH TRANSACTIONS OF INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Reclassification of salary payable to related parties to other payable to related parties $ -- $ 236,890
Stock based compensation prepaid to a service provider $ 100,000 $ --
Issuance of warrants related to the sale of common stock $ 10,048,116 $ --

CONTACT: SinoCoking Song Lv, Chief Financial Officer + 86-375-2882-999 lvsong@sinocoking.net http://www.scokchina.com/ Investor Relations Counsel: Rick Eisenberg, Asia IR-PR (212) 496-6828 rick@asia-irpr.com http://asia-irpr.com/Source:SinoCoking Coal and Coke Chemical Industries. Inc.