SinoCoking Announces Second Fiscal Quarter Results

PINGDINGSHAN, China, Feb. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SinoCoking Coal and Coke Chemical Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:SCOK), a vertically integrated producer of clean energy products located in Henan Province, today announced that for the second fiscal quarter of 2015 ended December 31, 2014, the company had income from operations of $523,305 on revenue of $12,677,319 compared to income from operations of $1,540,556 on revenue of $13,208,253 in the like year-ago quarter.

Due primarily to a noncash gain of $5,452,865 recorded for the change in fair value on revaluation of its warrant liability, the company reported fiscal Q2 2015 net income of $3,981,858, or $.17 per share, versus a net loss of $106,658, or $(.01) per share, for the same year-ago period. Weighted average number of shares for the 2015 second fiscal quarter was 23,960,217 compared to 21,121,372 for fiscal Q2 in 2014.

The four percent decrease in second quarter revenue compared to the same period last year resulted primarily from the slowdown in sales of most of SinoCoking's traditional coal and coke products. However, the decrease in revenue from these products was offset in part by revenue of $2,139,171 from the company's clean-burning syngas, generated and sold beginning in October 2014.

Gross profit margin in fiscal Q2 '15 increased to 21.2 percent from 15.6 percent in fiscal Q2 '14, resulting mainly from the higher profit margin of syngas.

For the six-months ended December 31, 2014, the company reported income from operations of $1,882,688 on revenue of $26,251,155 compared to income from operations of $3,993,402 on revenue of $30,684,223 in the corresponding prior year period. An adjustment of $3,425,703 for change in fair value of warrants in the fiscal 2015 six-month period resulted in net income of $1,428,601, or $.06 per share, versus net income of $1,054,226, or $.05 per share, in the comparable year-ago period. Weighted average number of shares for the six-month periods was 22,642,611 versus 21,121,372, respectively.

Revenue for the first six months of fiscal 2015 decreased 14.4 percent year-over-year, as there was no Syngas production and sales during Q1 '15 to help offset declining sales of SinoCoking's traditional products. However, gross profit margin for the first half of fiscal 2015 increased to 18.9 percent from 16.8 percent in the first half of fiscal 2014.

"This has been a highly constructive quarter," said SinoCoking CEO Mr. Jianhua Lv. "The rapid and successful launch of our aboveground syngas facility has demonstrated SinoCoking's ability to redefine itself as a producer of clean energy products. With this transition into the clean energy space, we are creating new revenue and profit centers that we expect to improve the company's financial results going forward, and at the same time mitigate negative impact on operations related to softness in the traditional coal and coking businesses."

Now under construction at the site of SinoCoking's first aboveground facility, which currently produces 25,000 cubic meters of syngas per hour, is a second facility with a similar capacity target. When completed and operating at full capacity – expected toward the end of March 2015 - the two facilities' combined syngas output of 50,000 cubic meters per hour is expected to rank among the highest syngas production for any coking plant in China. Additionally, the company believes these first two facilities are the only ones in China that, to date, combine coking and syngas in parallel.

SinoCoking also said that completion of the first phase of its underground coal gasification facility, expected later this month, should enable the company to produce an additional 60,000 cubic meters of syngas per hour, and that the ultimate goal is to expand output of that facility's capacity to 880,000 cubic meters of syngas per hour by the end of fiscal year 2018.

Previously, during construction of the first aboveground facility last summer, Mr. Lv had estimated gross profit margin on syngas sales of between 45 and 50 percent based on a price of $0.139 per cubic meter. Since the company began selling syngas in October 2014, the actual gross profit margin has been 40.6 percent based on an average price of $.10 per cubic meter. "Even though the actual price and gross profit are below what we had anticipated initially, the gross profit margin from syngas revenue is significantly higher than that of any other current SinoCoking product. We do not expect the $.10 price per cubic meter to change for the near future as we continue to achieve higher and higher levels of production."

For additional information on SinoCoking, please go to http://www.scokchina.com or refer to the company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (http://www.scokchina.com/sec-filings.html). Investors wishing to receive SinoCoking's corporate communications as they become available may go to the company's Investor Relations site (http://www.scokchina.com/corporate-overview.html) and register under Email Alerts.

Also, investors may submit questions directly to Mr. Lv and his staff to receive non-confidential information about the company's operations and products at the company's "Ask Management" blog (http://www.scokchina.com/ask-management.html).

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.

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SINOCOKING COAL AND COKE CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
December 31, June 30,
2014 2014
(Unaudited)  
ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS
Cash $ 316,967 $ 191,992
Accounts receivable, trade 17,742,845 8,946,435
Other receivables and deposits 5,930,399 5,787,232
Loans receivable 3,732,037 8,032,037
Inventories 2,392,834 7,419,821
Advances to suppliers 8,585,181 8,700,022
Prepaid expenses 71,668 --
Total current assets 38,771,931 39,077,539
PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, net 21,787,531 14,426,319
CONSTRUCTION IN PROGRESS 46,964,267 40,389,961
OTHER ASSETS
Refundable deposit 4,881,224 4,873,928
Prepayments 61,908,164 61,815,632
Intangible assets, net 32,318,629 32,305,697
Long-term investments 2,902,572 2,898,233
Other assets 113,895 113,725
Total other assets 102,124,484 102,007,215
Total assets $ 209,648,213 $ 195,901,034
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES
Current maturity of long term loan $ 50,113,895 $ 20,795,425
Accounts payable, trade 5,788 2,978,326
Other payables and accrued liabilities 4,332,559 2,460,113
Other payables - related party 2,548,117 526,699
Acquisition payable 4,718,516 4,711,463
Customer deposits 79,820 79,701
Taxes payable 2,031,256 765,421
Current portion of warrants liability 1,061,749 --
Total current liabilities 64,891,700 32,317,148
LONG TERM LIABILITIES
Long term loan -- 29,243,566
Warrants liability 5,560,681 16
Total long term liabilities 5,560,681 29,243,582
Total liabilities 70,452,381 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 December 31 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 113,724,008 112,295,407
Accumulated other comprehensive income 10,580,687 10,410,182
Total SinoCoking Coal and Coke Chemicals Industries, Inc's equity 134,864,232 130,008,704
NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS 4,331,600 4,331,600
Total equity 139,195,832 134,340,304
Total liabilities and equity $ 209,648,213 $ 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 For the Six Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
2014 2013 2014 2013
       
REVENUE $ 12,677,319 $ 13,208,253 $ 26,251,155 $ 30,684,223
COST OF REVENUE 9,989,469 11,152,697 21,281,963 25,531,366
GROSS PROFIT 2,687,850 2,055,556 4,969,192 5,152,857
OPERATING EXPENSES:
Selling 35,091 39,754 69,255 80,628
General and administrative 2,129,454 475,246 3,017,249 1,078,827
Total operating expenses 2,164,545 515,000 3,086,504 1,159,455
INCOME FROM OPERATIONS 523,305 1,540,556 1,882,688 3,993,402
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)
Interest income 62,856 184,247 165,107 367,340
Interest expense (1,502,341) (1,311,812) (2,999,554) (2,090,579)
Other finance expense (51,236) (87,717) (51,899) (150,260)
Other income, net -- -- -- --
Change in fair value of warrants 5,452,865 -- 3,425,703 12
Total other income (expense), net 3,962,144 (1,215,282) 539,357 (1,873,487)
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES 4,485,449 325,274 2,422,045 2,119,915
PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES 503,591 431,932 993,444 1,065,689
NET INCOME (LOSS) 3,981,858 (106,658) 1,428,601 1,054,226
OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
Foreign currency translation adjustment 175,539 756,310 170,505 1,601,757
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME $ 4,157,397 $ 649,652 $ 1,599,106 $ 2,655,983
WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF COMMON SHARES
Basic and diluted 23,960,217 21,121,372 22,642,611 21,121,372
EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE
Basic and diluted $ 0.17 $ (0.01) $ 0.06 $ 0.05
SINOCOKING COAL AND COKE CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)
For the Six Months Ended December 31,
2014 2013
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net income $ 1,428,601 $ 1,054,226
Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
Depreciation 652,208 578,000
Amortization and depletion 35,408 35,426
Write-off of other receivables and advances to suppliers -- 89,348
Change in fair value of warrants (3,425,703) (12)
Bad debt allowance of receivables 1,549,034 --
Amortization of prepaid expenses 33,332 --
Change in operating assets and liabilities
Accounts receivable, trade (9,093,126) (3,951,856)
Other receivables (135,855) (1,494,537)
Inventories 5,035,275 (543,788)
Advances to suppliers (1,106,222) 1,989,148
Prepaid expenses (5,000) (193,342)
Accounts payable, trade (2,975,332) 1,464,233
Other payables and accrued liabilities 1,778,225 229,536
Customer deposits -- (81,350)
Taxes payable 1,263,983 61,188
Net cash used in operating activities (4,965,172) (763,780)
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Collection of principal of loans receivable 4,500,000 --
Loan out principal of loans receivable (200,000) --
Payments of construction in progress (14,497,925) --
Purchase of equipment -- --
Net cash used in investing activities (10,197,925) --
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Change in restricted cash -- 9,762,000
Payments of note payable -- (9,762,000)
Proceeds from short-term loans - others -- 162,700
Payment of short-term loans - others -- (162,700)
Proceeds from issuance of common shares 13,204,538 --
Proceeds from (payment to) related parties 2,019,836 (66,160)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 15,224,374 (66,160)
EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE ON CASH 63,698 135,250
INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH 124,975 (694,690)
CASH, beginning of period 191,992 782,018
CASH, end of period $ 316,967 $ 87,328
SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION:
Cash paid for income tax $ 827,448 $ 859,388
Cash paid for interest expense, net of capitalized interest $ 2,127,570 $ 1,906,313
NON-CASH TRANSACTIONS OF INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Recalsification of salary payable to related parties to other payable to related parties $ -- $ 190,000
Common share issued for the payment of a service fee $ 100,000 $ --
Issuance of warrants related to the sale of common stock $ 10,048,116 $ --
Transfer of construction in progress into plant and equipment $ 7,987,721 $ --
SINOCOKING COAL AND COKE CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EQUITY
Accumulated
Additional Retained earnings other
Common Stock paid-in Statutory   comprehensive Noncontrolling
Shares Par Value capital reserves Unrestricted income interest Total
BALANCE, July 1, 2012 21,121,372 $ 21,121 $ 3,592,053 $ 3,689,941 $ 110,257,132 $ 7,613,972 $ 4,331,600 $ 129,505,819
Net income 1,047,693 1,047,693
Foreign currency translation adjustments           2,289,251   2,289,251
BALANCE, June 30, 2013 21,121,372 21,121 3,592,053 3,689,941 111,304,825 9,903,223 4,331,600 132,842,763
Net income 990,582 990,582
Foreign currency translation adjustments           506,959   506,959
BALANCE, June 30, 2014 21,121,372 21,121 3,592,053 3,689,941 112,295,407 10,410,182 4,331,600 134,340,304
Issuance of common shares 2,838,845 2,839 3,253,583 3,256,422
Net income 1,428,601 1,428,601
Foreign currency translation adjustments           170,505   170,505
BALANCE, December 31, 2014 (UNAUDITED) 23,960,217 $ 23,960 $ 6,845,636 $ 3,689,941 $ 113,724,008 $ 10,580,687 $ 4,331,600 $ 139,195,832

CONTACT: SinoCoking Song Lv, Chief Financial Officer + 86-375-2882-999 lvsong@sinocoking.net http://www.scokchina.com/ Investor Relations Counsel: Jimmy Caplan, Asia IR-PR +1-512-329-9505 jimmy@asia-irpr.com http://asia-irpr.com/Source:SinoCoking Coal and Coke Chemical Industries. Inc.