- Q4 EV parts sales increased 51.6% YoY to $57.5 million
- 2015 EV parts sales increased 68.4% YoY to $196.1 million
- Q4 the JV Company sold 12,100 EV products, a 231.0% increase YoY
- 2015 the JV Company sold 24,220 EV products, a 121.5% increase YoY
- Q4 Non-GAAP net income increased 250.9% YoY to $13.9 million, or $0.30 EPS
- Full year Non-GAAP net income increased 100.9% YoY to $28.5 million, or $0.61 EPS
JINHUA, China, March 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. (the “Company,” “we” or “Kandi”) (NASDAQ:KNDI), today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2015.
Fourth Quarter Highlights
- Total revenues grew 11.2% to $58.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2015, from $52.9 million for the same period of 2014.
- Electric Vehicle (“EV”) parts sales increased 51.6% to $57.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2015, compared with $37.9 million in the same period of 2014.
- Kandi Electric Vehicles Group Co., Ltd. (the "JV Company"), sold 12,100 EV products in the fourth quarter, a 231.0% increase compared with the same period last year. Total EV products sales comprised 6,474 EV products to the Micro Public Transportation (“MPT”) program and 5,626 EV products through the distribution channel under the direct sales program.
- GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of 2015 was $0.8 million, or $0.02 per fully diluted share, compared with $1.7 million, or $0.07 per fully diluted share in the same period of 2014.
- Non-GAAP adjusted net income1, which excludes stock award expenses and changes in the fair value of financial derivatives, was $13.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, compared with $4.0 million of the same period of 2014. Non-GAAP adjusted earnings per share1 was approximately $0.30 per fully diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2015 compared with $0.09 per fully diluted share for the same quarter of 2014;
Full Year 2015 Highlights
- Total revenues grew 18.1% to $201.1 million in 2015, from $170.2 million in 2014.
- EV parts sales increased 68.4% to $196.1 million in 2015, compared with $116.4 million in 2014.
- The JV Company sold 24,220 EV products in 2015, a 121.5% increase compared with 2014. Total EV products sales comprised 14,947 EV products to the MPT program and 9,273 EV products through the distribution channel under the direct sales program.
- GAAP net income in 2015 was $14.7 million, or $0.31 per fully diluted share, compared with $12.3 million, or $0.29 per fully diluted share in 2014.
- Non-GAAP adjusted net income1, which excludes stock award expenses and changes in the fair value of financial derivatives, was $28.5 million in 2015, compared with $14.2 million in 2014. Non-GAAP adjusted earnings per share1 was approximately $0.61 per fully diluted share for the full year of 2015 compared with $0.33 per fully diluted share for the same quarter of 2014.
- Working capital surplus was $59.9 million as of December 31, 2015. Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash totaled $32.9 million as of December 31, 2015.
“Our outstanding results in 2015 include exceeding revenue and EV sales targets with the JV Company by selling 24,220 EV products, a 121.5% increase year-over-year,” commented Mr. Hu Xiaoming, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kandi, “As the JV Company became China’s top seller for pure EV products in 2015, its EV products received extremely positive market recognition, highlighted by model K17 named as China 2015 Pure Electric Passenger Vehicle of the Year at the 6th Global New Energy Vehicle Conference. The direct sales program was launched in the second quarter and achieved 9,273 in EV products sales in 2015 through the distribution channel under this program, accounting for 38.3% of total EV products sold during the year. We are confident in being able to increase the contribution of direct sales as a percentage of total sales in 2016.”
“China’s government has continued to strongly support the growth of the EV industry,” Mr. Hu continued. “Most recently through an industry-wide subsidy investigation, the government is committed to maintaining the healthy development of the EV industry, which will benefit scaled EV products manufacturers like the JV Company. Meanwhile, the central government has extended its continuous support and confidence in developing the new energy vehicle (NEV) industry by enacting additional policies, including reducing traffic controls and purchase quotas on NEVs, encouraging government purchases and promoting EV car-share programs. By focusing on our unique growth engines, which are the rapid expansion of the Micro Public Transportation program and the direct sales program through the distribution channel, we look forward to leading the growth of China’s EV industry in 2016.”
“Our significant achievements in 2015 include excellent financial results, particularly with sales and gross margin meeting our expectation,” added Mr. Wang Cheng (Henry), Chief Financial Officer of Kandi, “During the year, key milestones, including the successful launch of the direct sales program and the expansion of the MPT program to 16 cities were accomplished. With a solid foundation built for our EV business, we believe that the Company will continue to achieve strong financial performance in 2016.”
Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Financial Results
Net Revenues and Gross Profit
Net revenues for the fourth quarter increased 16.4% sequentially, and 11.2% from the year-ago period. The increase in net revenues was mainly due to growth of EV products sales from the JV Company. Gross margin in the fourth quarter increased to 14.4%, compared with 11.0% in the same quarter last year. Margin increase was a result of cost control from battery packing production.
|Net Revenues (US$mln)||$||201.1||$||170.2||18.1||%|
|Gross Profit (US$mln)||$||28.4||$||23.4||21.4||%|
Net revenues for the full year 2015 increased 18.1% from 2014. The increase in net revenues was mainly due to growth of EV products sales from the JV Company. Gross margin for the full year 2015 increased to 14.1%, compared with 13.7% in 2014. Margin increase was a result of cost control from battery packing production.
Operating Income (Loss)
Total operating expenses in the fourth quarter were $13.9 million, compared with $3.0 million in the same quarter of 2014. The increase in total operating expenses was due to increased stock compensation expense, which was $9.8 million in the fourth quarter, compared with $2.0 million in the same quarter last year. Excluding stock compensation, operation expenses in the fourth quarter of 2015 were $4.0 million, compared with $1.0 million in the same quarter last year. The increase was mainly due to research and development expenses for new EV product models, such as K12 and K17, and for new battery packs, as well as the accrual for compensation expense.
|Operating Expenses (US$mln)||$||32.4||$||18.2||78.3||%|
|Operating Income (Loss) (US$mln)||($||4.0||)||$||5.2||-175.4||%|
|Operating Income (Loss) (US$mln)|
Total operating expenses in 2015 were $32.4 million, compared with $18.2 million in 2014. The significant increase in total operating expenses was due to increased stock compensation expense in 2015, which was $22.4 million, compared with $8.5 million in 2014. Excluding stock compensation, operation expenses in 2015 were $10.0 million, slightly higher than $9.7 million in 2014.
GAAP Net Income
|Net Income (US$mln)||$||0.8||$||2.3||$||1.7||-67.3||%||-54.1||%|
|Earnings per Weighted Average Common Share||$||0.02||$||0.05||$||0.07||-||-|
|Earnings per Weighted Average Diluted Share||$||0.02||$||0.05||$||0.07||-||-|
|Stock award expenses||$||9.8||$||7.0||$||2.0||39.7||%||390.6||%|
|Change of the fair value of financial derivatives||$||3.3||($||3.0||)||$||0.3||-207.7||%||1058.7||%|
|Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations||$||13.9||$||6.3||$||4.0||119.4||%||250.9||%|
Net income was $0.8 million in the fourth quarter, compared with $1.7 million in the same quarter of 2014. Net income was affected by significant increases in stock compensation expense and the change of the fair value of financial derivatives, which together were $10.8 million more in the fourth quarter of 2015 than in the fourth quarter of 2014. Non-GAAP net income in the fourth quarter was $13.9 million, a 250.9% increase from $4.0 million in the same quarter of 2014, mainly due to revenue growth, margin improvement, and the increased net income contribution from the JV Company.
|Net Income (US$mln)||$||14.7||$||12.3||19.5||%|
|Earnings per Weighted Average Common Share||$||0.31||$||0.29||-|
|Earnings per Weighted Average Diluted Share||$||0.31||$||0.29||-|
|Stock award expenses||$||22.4||$||8.5||164.7||%|
|Change of the fair value of financial derivatives||($||8.5||)||($||6.5||)||30.4||%|
|Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations||$||28.5||$||14.2||100.9||%|
Net income in 2015 was $14.7 million, compared with $12.3 million in 2014. The increase in net income was mainly due to revenue growth and margin improvement, increased net income contribution from the JV Company, and gain from financial derivatives, offset by the increase from stock compensation expense. Non-GAAP net income in 2015 was $28.5 million, a 100.9% increase from $14.2 million in 2014, mainly due to revenue growth, margin improvement, and increased net income contribution from the JV Company.
JV Company Financial Results
In the fourth quarter, the JV Company sold 12,100 EV products, a 231.0% increase from the same period last year. Total EV product sales comprised 6,474 EV products to the MPT program and 5,626 EV products through the distribution channel under the direct sales program, with the latter being a significant sequential increase over the 3,004 EV products sold through the distribution channel under the direct sales program in the third quarter.
The condensed financial income statement of the JV Company in the fourth quarter is as below:
|Net Revenues (US$mln)||$||164.8||$||98.4||$||88.8||67.3||%||85.6||%|
|Gross Profit (US$mln)||$||27.7||$||13.3||$||27.9||107.7||%||-1.0||%|
|% of Net revenues||11.7||%||1.6||%||0.8||%||-||-|
For the full year 2015, the JV Company sold 24,220 EV products, a 121.5% increase from 2014. Total EV product sales comprised 14,947 EV products to the MPT program and 9,273 EV products through the distribution channel. Total EV products sold in 2015 included 11,801 units of model K10, 10,472 units of model K11, 1,945 units of model K17 and 2 units of model K30.
The condensed financial income statement of the JV Company in full year 2015 is as below:
|Net Revenues (US$mln)||$||362.7||$||215.5||-99.8||%|
|Gross Profit (US$mln)||$||59.6||$||41.9||-98.2||%|
|% of Net revenues||6.4||%||3.5||%||-|
Gross margin for the full year 2015 was 16.4% compared with 19.4% in 2014. The margin decrease in 2015 was mainly due to the product price decline and the lower selling price to a strategic partner during the year.
Kandi’s investments in the JV Company are accounted for under the equity method of accounting, as Kandi has a 50% ownership interest in the JV Company. As a result, Kandi recorded 50% of the JV Company’s profit for $9.7 million for the fourth quarter and $11.7 million for the full year 2015. After eliminating intra-entity profits and losses, Kandi’s share of the after tax profit of the JV Company was $9.9 million for the fourth quarter and $11.8 million for the full year of 2015.
For the first quarter of 2016, Kandi expects net revenues to be in the range of $46.0 million to $48.0 million, with gross margin in the range of 13.5% to 14.5%. For full year 2016, Kandi expects net revenues to be in the range of $270 million to $300 million.
The Company also expects the JV Company to deliver a total of 35,000 or more EV products in the full year of 2016.
This outlook reflects the current view of the management, which is subject to change.
Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Conference Call Details
The Company has scheduled a conference call and live webcast to discuss the financial results at 8:00 AM (U.S. Eastern time) on March 14, 2016 (8:00 PM Beijing time on March 14, 2016). Mr. Hu Xiaoming, Chief Executive Officer and Mr. Wang Cheng (Henry), Chief Financial Officer, will deliver prepared remarks, followed by a question and answer session.
The dial-in details for the conference call are as follows:
- Toll-free dial-in number: +1 877-407-3982
- International dial-in number: +1 201-493-6780
- Conference ID: 13631514
- Webcast and replay: http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=118533
The live audio webcast of the call can also be accessed by visiting Kandi's Investor Relations website at http://ir.kandivehicle.com. An archive of the webcast will be available on the Company's website following the live call.
About Kandi Technologies Group, Inc.
Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. (KNDI), headquartered in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, is engaged in the research and development, manufacturing and sales of various vehicle products. Kandi has established itself as one of China's leading manufacturers of pure electric vehicle ("EV") products (through its joint venture), EV parts and off-road vehicles. More information can be viewed at the Company's corporate website at http://www.kandivehicle.com. The Company routinely posts important information on its website.
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- Tables Below -
|KANDI TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||16,738,559||$||26,379,460|
|Short term investment||1,613,727||-|
|Inventories (net of provision for slow moving inventory of 485,901 and 315,584 as of December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively)||17,773,679||15,403,840|
|Prepayments and prepaid expense||181,534||120,761|
|Due from employees||34,434||34,475|
|Advances to suppliers||71,794||6,901,505|
|Amount due from JV Company, net||76,172,471||51,450,612|
|Amount due from related party||40,606,162||-|
|Deferred taxes assets||-||-|
|TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS||190,867,027||138,327,197|
|Plant and equipment, net||20,525,126||26,215,356|
|Land use rights, net||12,935,121||15,649,152|
|Construction in progress||54,368,753||58,510,051|
|Long Term Investment||1,463,182||-|
|Investment in JV Company||90,337,899||83,309,095|
|Other long term assets||154,019||162,509|
|TOTAL Long-Term Assets||180,601,997||184,746,155|
|Other payables and accrued expenses||9,544,909||5,101,740|
|Income tax payable||624,276||1,835,685|
|Due to employees||9,423||15,787|
|Deferred taxes liabilities||2,374,924||230,864|
|Financial derivate - liability||3,823,590||2,245,610|
|Total Current Liabilities||130,949,874||99,124,513|
|Deferred taxes liabilities||1,593,582||2,266,725|
|Financial derivate - liability||-||10,097,275|
|Total Long-Term Liabilities||1,593,582||12,364,000|
|Common stock, $0.001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 46,964,855 and 46,274,855 shares issued and outstanding at December 31,2015 and December 31,2014, respectively||46,965||46,275|
|Additional paid-in capital||212,564,334||190,258,037|
|Retained earnings (the restricted portion is $4,172,324 and $4,172,324 at December 31,2015 and December 31,2014, respectively)||31,055,919||16,390,424|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income(loss)||(4,741,650||)||4,890,103|
|TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY||238,925,568||211,584,839|
|TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY||$||371,469,024||$||323,073,352|
|KANDI TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (LOSS) AND|
|COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)|
|% of Revenue||December 31,|
|% of Revenue||December 31,|
|% of Revenue|
|COST OF GOODS SOLD||172,649,955||85.9||%||146,825,073||86.3||%||72,793,517||77.0||%|
|Research and development||3,482,511||1.7||%||2,755,637||1.6||%||3,728,730||3.9||%|
|Selling and marketing||633,863||0.3||%||1,345,588||0.8||%||399,504||0.4||%|
|General and administrative||28,255,267||14.1||%||14,058,548||8.3||%||16,056,107||17.0||%|
|Total Operating Expenses||32,371,641||16.1||%||18,159,773||10.7||%||20,184,341||21.4||%|
|INCOME(LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS||(3,952,423||)||-2.0||%||5,244,160||3.1||%||1,558,187||1.6||%|
|Change in fair value of financial instruments||8,519,295||4.2||%||6,531,308||3.8||%||(16,647,283||)||-17.6||%|
|Share of profit (loss) in associated companies||-||0.0||%||(54,308||)||0.0||%||(69,056||)||-0.1||%|
|Share of profit after tax of JV||11,841,855||5.9||%||4,490,266||2.6||%||(2,414,354||)||-2.6||%|
|Other income, net||1,814,882||0.9||%||(34,649||)||0.0||%||676,257||0.7||%|
|Total other income, net||24,745,146||12.3||%||9,441,590||5.5||%||(21,104,916||)||-22.3||%|
|INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES||20,792,723||10.3||%||14,685,750||8.6||%||(19,546,729||)||-20.7||%|
|INCOME TAX EXPENSE||(6,127,228||)||-3.0||%||(2,414,412||)||-1.4||%||(1,593,994||)||-1.7||%|
|OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME|
|Foreign currency translation||(9,631,753||)||(2,725,143||)||2,112,902|
|WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING BASIC||46,744,718||42,583,495||34,707,973|
|WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING DILUTED||46,925,554||42,715,818||34,707,973|
|NET INCOME PER SHARE, BASIC||$||0.31||$||0.29||$||(0.61||)|
|NET INCOME PER SHARE, DILUTED||$||0.31||$||0.29||$||(0.61||)|
|KANDI TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS|
|CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:|
|Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities|
|Depreciation and amortization||5,788,780||5,571,465||7,708,923|
|Change in fair value of financial instruments||(8,519,295||)||(6,531,308||)||16,647,283|
|Loss (income) in investment in associated companies||-||54,308||69,056|
|Share of profit after tax of JV Company||(11,841,855||)||(4,490,266||)||2,414,354|
|Decrease in reserve for fixed assets||-||(302,023||)||-|
|Stock Compensation cost||22,306,987||-||-|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisition:|
|(Increase) Decrease In:|
|Due from employee||(7,596||)||5,139||10,797|
|Prepayments and prepaid expenses||6,664,779||(5,360,637||)||(3,810,447||)|
|Amount due from JV Company||(28,519,360||)||(48,593,522||)||(2,877,972||)|
|Increase (Decrease) In:|
|Other payables and accrued liabilities||5,300,095||2,694,689||(746,838||)|
|Income Tax payable||(1,039,187||)||482,020||651,124|
|Due from related party||(42,249,905||)||-||(841,251||)|
|Net cash (used in ) provided by operating activities||$||(3,130,976||)||$||(7,453,756||)||$||14,687,446|
|CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:|
|(Purchases)/Disposal of plant and equipment, net||(827,059||)||(2,101,355||)||(158,830||)|
|(Purchases)/Disposal of land use rights and other intangible assets||1,589,165||(1,668,534||)||-|
|(Purchases)/Disposal of construction in progress||1,128,443||(50,891,170||)||(16,134||)|
|Deposit for acquisition||-||-||(39,673,000||)|
|Disposal of associated company||-||(96,299||)||64,535,177|
|Issuance of notes receivable||(131,852,319||)||(24,705,489||)||(4,174,247||)|
|Repayment of notes receivable||127,226,115||29,354,592||311,844|
|Long Term Investment||(1,522,411||)||-||(80,668,972||)|
|Short Term Investment||(1,679,051||)||-||-|
|Cash acquired in acquisition||-||-||-|
|Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities||$||(5,937,117||)||$||(50,108,255||)||$||(59,844,162||)|
|CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:|
|Proceeds from short-term bank loans||50,640,214||48,306,743||52,918,845|
|Repayments of short-term bank loans||(47,595,391||)||(46,517,604||)||(52,596,170||)|
|Proceeds from notes payable||13,781,830||18,718,944||83,251,992|
|Repayment of notes payable||(15,398,471||)||(29,602,112||)||(92,609,593||)|
|Proceeds from bond payable||-||-||12,907,035|
|Repayment of bond payable||-||(13,011,917||)||(12,907,035||)|
|Fund raising through issuing common stock and warrants||0||78,358,991||26,387,498|
|Option exercise，stock awards & other financing||-||8,431,247||9,659,103|
|Common stock issued for acquisition, net of cost of capital||-||-||-|
|Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities||$||(2,578,164||)||$||72,775,040||$||46,317,978|
|NET INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS||(11,646,257||)||15,213,029||1,161,262|
|Effect of exchange rate changes on cash||2,005,356||(1,595,938||)||(533,989||)|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year||26,379,460||12,762,369||12,135,096|
|CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD||16,738,559||26,379,460||12,762,369|
Source:Kandi Technologies Group, Inc.