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Kandi Technologies Reports First Quarter 2016 Financial Results

JINHUA, China, May 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. (the “Company,” “we” or “Kandi”) (NASDAQ:KNDI), today announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2016.

First Quarter Highlights

  • Total revenues grew 15.7% to $50.7 million for the first quarter of 2016, from $43.8 million for the same period of 2015.
  • Electric Vehicle (“EV”) parts sales increased 7.5% to $46.2 million for the first quarter of 2016, compared with $43.0 million in the same period of 2015.
  • GAAP net income for the first quarter of 2016 was $0.1 million, or $0.00 per fully diluted share, compared with $6.1 million, or $0.13 per fully diluted share in the same period of 2015.
  • Non-GAAP adjusted net income1, which excludes stock award expenses and changes in the fair value of financial derivatives, was $3.7 million in the first quarter of 2016, compared with $3.4 million of the same period of 2015. Non-GAAP adjusted earnings per share1 was approximately $0.08 per fully diluted share for the first quarter of 2016 compared with $0.07 per fully diluted share for the same quarter of 2015;
  • Working capital surplus was $72.5 million as of March 31, 2016. Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash totaled $29.7 million as of March 31, 2016.

“In this quarter, various elements, including the newly approved product list from Ministry of Industrial and Information Technology of China (“MIIT”) for national subsidies and the subsequent pending of the list of vehicles entitled to purchase tax exemption from the National Tax Bureau heavily impacted the JV Company’s sales and also Kandi’s financial performance,” commented Mr. Hu Xiaoming, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kandi, “After confirming that four EV products of the JV Company were on the newly approved list which qualified for purchase tax exemption, the JV Company has started to sell EV products since April 2016. Although the JV Company has no sales in the first quarter, I believe it will catch up in the rest of the year and achieve the full year target. We expect to deliver 5,500-6,000 EV products in the second quarter and no less than 35,000 EVs for the full year. Out of our full year targets of 35,000 EVs, we anticipate 10,000 of them be used for our Micro Public Transportation Program while 25,000 EVs be allocated to the direct sales channel.”

“In 2016, the JV Company continues to develop more distribution channels and service stores to achieve the direct sales target of 25,000 or more EVs,” Mr. Hu Xiaoming commented further, “Till May 2016, the JV Company has establish 74 service stores countrywide to cover the main market in those important cities, some of which are shared with Geely’s distribution channel, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Suzhou, Haikou. Meanwhile, the JV Company also works with independent distributors closely and plans to establish the strategic partnership with 4-5 strategic distribution partners, including Pangda Automobiles Sales Group Inc., Henxing Automobiles Group Inc. and others.”

“Despite of the lack of EV products sales by our JV Company in this quarter, Kandi still has revenue growth of 15.7% during this quarter compared to the same period of 2015. However, our net profit has been significantly impacted by the JV Company’s net profit during the quarter,” added Mr. Wang Cheng, Chief Financial Officer of Kandi, “I believe we can achieve good financial performance in line with the revenue growth from the JV Company for the rest of 2016.”

Net Revenues and Gross Profit

 1Q161Q15Y-o-Y%
Net Revenues (US$mln)$50.7 $43.8 15.7%
Gross Profit (US$mln)$6.7 $6.4 5.5%
Gross Margin 13.3% 14.6% -

Net revenues for the first quarter increased 15.7% compared to the same period last year. The increase in net revenues was mainly due to the 7.5% EV parts sales growth and the EV products sales by the Company of $3.8 million on the EV products in the stock.

Operating Income (Loss)

 1Q161Q15Y-o-Y%
Operating Expenses (US$mln)$8.3 $4.5 85.5%
Operating Income (Loss) (US$mln)($1.6)$1.9 -
Operating Margin -3.1% 4.4% -
Operating Income (Loss) (US$mln) (Non-GAAP)$5.3 $4.0 34.5%

Total operating expenses in the first quarter were $8.3 million, compared with $4.5 million in the same quarter of 2015. The increase in total operating expenses was due to the increased stock compensation expense, which was $6.9 million in this quarter, compared with $2.0 million in the same quarter last year. Excluding stock compensation expenses, operation expenses in the first quarter of 2016 were $1.4 million, compared with $2.4 million in the same quarter last year. The decrease was mainly due to research and development expenses savings of $0.4 million and the one-time legal expense $0.5 million occurred in 2015.

GAAP Net Income

 1Q161Q15Y-o-Y%
Net Income (Loss) (US$mln)$0.1 $6.1 -98.6%
Earnings per Weighted Average Common Share$0.00 $0.13 -
Earnings per Weighted Average Diluted Share$0.00 $0.13 -
Stock award expenses$6.9 $2.0 236.0%
Change of the fair value of financial derivatives($3.3)($4.8) -
Non-GAAP net income (loss) from continuing operations$3.7 $3.4 7.5%

Net income was $0.1 million in the first quarter, compared with $6.1 million in the same quarter of 2015. Net income was affected by significant increases in stock option expense amortization and the loss from the JV Company and also the change of the fair value of financial derivatives.

Non-GAAP net income was $3.7 million, a 7.5% increase in the first quarter of 2016 compared to $3.4 million in the same quarter of 2015. The increase in Non-GAAP net income was in line with the revenue growth in the quarter.

JV Company Financial Results

In the first quarter, the JV Company has no EV products sales, compared to 1,670 EV products sold in the same quarter of 2015. In this quarter, the newly approved product list from the MIIT for national subsidies and the subsequent pending for the list of vehicles entitled to purchase tax exemption from the National Tax Bureau heavily impacted the JV Company’s sales and also Kandi’s financial performance. After confirming that four EV products of the JV Company were on the newly approved list which qualified for the purchase tax exemption, the JV Company has started to sell EV products since April 2016.

The condensed financial income statement of the JV Company in the first quarter is as below:

 1Q161Q15Y-o-Y%
Net Revenues (US$mln)($0.5)$30.6 -101.6%
Gross Profit (US$mln)($1.1)$8.0 -113.3%
Gross Margin - 26.1% -
Net Income($8.1)$0.8 -
% of Net revenue - 2.6% -

There was no EV products sold by the JV Company in the first quarter and the negative amount was a small price discount occurred in this quarter.

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 loss for $4.0 million for the this quarter. After eliminating intra-entity profits and losses, Kandi’s share of the after tax loss of the JV Company was $4.8 million for the first quarter of 2016.

Outlook

For the second quarter of 2016, Kandi expects net revenues to be in the range of $55 million to $57 million, with gross margin in the range of 12.5% to 13.5%. For the 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 5,500-6,000 EV products in the second quarter and 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.

First Quarter of 2016 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 May 10, 2016 (8:00 PM Beijing time on May 10, 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:

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.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains certain statements that may include "forward-looking statements." All statements other than statements of historical fact included herein are "forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements are often identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," "expects" or similar expressions, involving known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be incorrect. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including the risk factors discussed in the Company's periodic reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on the SEC's website (http://www.sec.gov). All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these risk factors. Other than as required under the securities laws, the Company does not assume a duty to update these forward-looking statements.

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1 Non-GAAP measures, including the Non-GAAP net income and Non-GAAP EPS are defined as the financial measures excluding the change of the fair value of financial derivatives and the effects of the stock award expense. We supply non-GAAP information because we believe it allows our investors to obtain a clearer understanding of our operations. Any non-GAAP measures should not be considered as a substitute for, and should only be read in conjunction with, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

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KANDI TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.
AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
ASSETS
March 31, 2016 December 31, 2015
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents$ 13,447,666 $ 16,738,559
Restricted cash 16,277,051 16,172,009
Short term investment  3,100,391   1,613,727
Accounts receivable 40,867,698 8,136,421
Inventories (net of provision for slow moving inventory of 489,057 and 485,901 as of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively)  25,814,430   17,773,679
Notes receivable 11,276,387 13,033,315
Other receivables  487,077   332,922
Prepayments and prepaid expense 353,628 181,534
Due from employees  105,868   34,434
Advances to suppliers 348,761 71,794
Amount due from related party 5,585,613 40,606,162
Deferred taxes assets  744,910   -
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS 211,199,129 190,867,027
LONG-TERM ASSETS
Plant and equipment, net  19,539,908   20,525,126
Deferred taxes assets - -
Investment in associated company
Long Term Investment 1,472,686 1,463,182
Investment in JV Company  86,034,442   90,337,899
Goodwill 322,591 322,591
Intangible assets  474,782   495,306
Other long term assets 155,020 154,019
TOTAL Long-Term Assets  175,684,067   180,601,997
TOTAL ASSETS$ 386,883,196 $ 371,469,024
CURRENT LIABILITIES
Accounts payables$ 91,647,247 $ 73,957,969
Other payables and accrued expenses 1,678,011 9,544,909
Short-term loans  36,894,649   36,656,553
Customer deposits 149,688 94,026
Notes payable  5,968,252   3,850,478
Income tax payable 1,822,276 624,276
Due to employees  11,944   9,423
Deferred taxes liabilities - 2,374,924
Financial derivate - liability  537,250   3,823,590
Deferred income - 13,726
Total Current Liabilities  138,709,317   130,949,874
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES
Deferred taxes liabilities  312,693   1,593,582
Bond payable - -
Financial derivate - liability - -
Total Long-Term Liabilities  312,693   1,593,582
TOTAL LIABILITIES 139,022,010 132,543,456
STOCKHOLDER'S EQUITY
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 47,019,638 and 46,964,855 shares issued and outstanding at March 31,2016 and December 31,2015, respectively  47,020   46,965
Additional paid-in capital 219,886,837 212,564,334
Retained earnings (the restricted portion is $4,172,324 and $4,172,324 at March 31,2016 and December 31,2015, respectively)  31,144,340   31,055,919
Accumulated other comprehensive income(loss) (3,217,011) (4,741,650)
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY  247,861,186   238,925,568
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY$ 386,883,196 $ 371,469,024




KANDI TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (LOSS) AND
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
Three Months Ended    
March 31, 2016% of Revenue March 31, 2015% of Revenue Change in AmountChange in %
REVENUES, NET$ 50,657,893  $ 43,781,086    6,876,807 15.7%
COST OF GOODS SOLD  43,939,795 86.7%  37,410,353 85.4%  6,529,442 17.5%
GROSS PROFIT  6,718,098 13.3%  6,370,733 14.6%  347,365 5.5%
OPERATING EXPENSES:         
Research and development 205,968 0.4% 571,020 1.3% (365,052) (63.9%)
Selling and marketing  46,335 0.1%  113,895 0.3%  (67,560) (59.3%)
General and administrative 8,032,882 15.9% 3,780,648 8.6% 4,252,234 112.5%
Total Operating Expenses  8,285,185 16.4%  4,465,563 10.2%  3,819,622 85.5%
INCOME(LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS  (1,567,087) (3.1%)  1,905,170 4.4%  (3,472,257) (182.3%)
OTHER INCOME(EXPENSE):         
Interest income 780,181 1.5% 590,480 1.3% 189,701 32.1%
Interest expense  (442,079) (0.9%)  (598,591) (1.4%)  156,512 (26.1%)
Change in fair value of financial instruments 3,286,340 6.5% 4,750,300 10.9% (1,463,960) (30.8%)
Government grants  194,473 0.4%  - 0.0%  194,473  
Share of profit after tax of JV (4,822,470) (9.5%) 469,356 1.1% (5,291,826) (1127.5%)
Other income, net  22,387 0.0%  23,847 0.1%  (1,460) (6.1%)
Total other income, net (981,168) (1.9%) 5,235,392 12.0% (6,216,560) (118.7%)
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES  (2,548,255) (5.0%)  7,140,562 16.3%  (9,688,817) (135.7%)
INCOME TAX EXPENSE  2,636,675 5.2%  (1,008,909) (2.3%)  3,645,584 (361.3%)
NET INCOME   88,420 0.2%  6,131,653 14.0%  (6,043,233) (98.6%)
OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME         
Foreign currency translation 1,524,639 493,211 1,031,428
          
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME(LOSS)$ 1,613,059 $ 6,624,864 (5,011,805)
          
WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING BASIC 47,009,834 46,281,299
WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING DILUTED  47,027,744    46,397,993     
NET INCOME PER SHARE, BASIC$ 0.00  $ 0.13     
NET INCOME PER SHARE, DILUTED$ 0.00 $ 0.13




KANDI TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.
AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2016 March 31, 2015
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net income(loss)$ 88,420 $ 6,131,653
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities
Depreciation and amortization  1,223,243   1,479,384
Assets Impairments - -
Deferred taxes (4,397,828) -
Change in fair value of financial instruments  (3,286,340)  (4,750,300)
Loss (income) in investment in associated companies  -   -
Share of profit after tax of JV Company 4,822,470 (469,356)
Stock Compensation cost  6,887,892   2,049,683
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisition:
(Increase) Decrease In:    
Accounts receivable (32,225,627) (12,844,602)
Inventories  (7,815,491)  (11,246,265)
Other receivables (144,118) (65,602)
Due from employee  (67,798)  (10,225)
Prepayments and prepaid expenses (441,602) (527,687)
Amount due from JV Company  (15,899,018)  (19,570,708)
Increase (Decrease) In:    
Accounts payable 16,975,799 31,915,168
Other payables and accrued liabilities  (7,875,311)  (1,438,571)
Customer deposits 54,289 1,365
Income Tax payable  1,165,635   (130,488)
Net cash (used in ) provided by operating activities$ (6,153,618) $ (9,476,551)
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:    
(Purchases)/Disposal of plant and equipment, net (29,696) (233,343)
(Purchases)/Disposal of land use rights and other intangible assets 13,767   -
(Purchases)/Disposal of construction in progress (28,140) (39,266)
Disposal of associated company - -
Issuance of notes receivable  (614,592)  (4,225,884)
Repayment of notes receivable 2,430,657 2,584,147
Short Term Investment -1,455,727 -
Cash acquired in acquisition  -   -
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities$ 316,269 $ (1,914,346)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:    
Restricted cash - (12,366,201)
Proceeds from short-term bank loans  -   6,338,475
Repayments of short-term bank loans - -
Proceeds from notes payable 2,063,766 6,663,525
Fund raising through issuing common stock and warrants 0 -
Option exercise,stock awards & other financing  -   -
Warrant exercise 434,666 -
Common stock issued for acquisition, net of cost of capital -   -
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities$ 2,498,432 $ 635,799
     
NET INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS (3,338,917) (10,755,098)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash  48,024   11,296
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year 16,738,559 26,379,460
     
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD 13,447,666 15,635,658
SUPPLEMENTARY CASH FLOW INFORMATION
Income taxes paid 595,518 1,139,397
Interest paid 445,176 577,874


Company Contact:

Ms. Kewa Luo
Kandi Technologies Group, Inc.
Phone: 1-212-551-3610
Email: IR@kandigroup.com


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