Shengkai Innovations, Inc. Reports FY2013 Third Quarter Results

TIANJIN, China, May 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shengkai Innovations, Inc. (Nasdaq:VALV) ("the Company," "Shengkai," "we," or "our"), a leading ceramic valve manufacturer in the People's Republic of China (the "PRC"), today announced results for its fiscal year 2013 ("FY2013") third quarter ended March 31, 2013.

FY2013 Third Quarter Highlights

  • Revenues were approximately $3.0 million compared with approximately $5.7 million in the third quarter of fiscal year 2012 ("FY2012");
  • Revenues from the electric power segment were approximately $0.5 million compared with approximately $1.3 million in the third quarter of FY2012;
  • Revenues from the petrochemical and chemical segment were approximately $2.4 million compared with approximately $4.0 million in the third quarter of FY2012; and
  • Gross profit was approximately $0.8 million with a gross margin of 27.1%, compared with approximately $2.6 million and 46.2% in the third quarter of FY2012.

FY2013 First Nine Months Highlights

  • Revenues were approximately $11.6 million compared with $27.0 million in the first nine months of FY2012;
  • Revenues from the electric power segment were approximately $1.6 million compared with approximately $7.5 million in the first nine months of FY2012;
  • Revenues from the petrochemical and chemical segment were approximately $8.9 million compared with approximately $17.8 million in the first nine months of FY2012;
  • Gross profit was approximately $4.0 million with a 34.5% gross margin, compared with approximately $11.8 million and 43.6% in the first nine months of FY2012;
  • Net loss was approximately $3.1 million, or loss of $0.18 per diluted share;
  • Non-GAAP net loss was approximately $2.5 million, or non-GAAP loss of $0.14 per share, after adjusting for non-cash items of share-based compensation and loss resulting from changes in the fair value of instruments; and
  • First nine months ceramic valves output was 2,282 sets compared with 4,667 sets during the same period a year ago.

Note: The earnings per share data for the third quarter and first nine months of FY2013 have been retroactively restated to reflect the 1-for-2 reverse stock split effected on March 9, 2012.

FY2013 Third Quarter Results

Revenues in the third quarter were approximately $2.9 million as compared to approximately $5.7 million in the third quarter of FY2012. Quarterly ceramic valves output was 600 sets as compared to 905 sets a year ago. Facing the general economic slowdown in the PRC, Shengkai continues the transition of target market segment from the electric power industry to domestic and international petrochemical and chemical industries.

During the third quarter of FY2013, revenues from electric power industry, petrochemical and chemical industries, and other industries accounted for 17.5%, 79.7% and 2.8% of the quarterly revenues, respectively, compared with 23.1%, 70.2% and 6.8% in the third quarter of FY2012. Specifically, revenues from the electric power industry were approximately $0.5 million compared with approximately $1.3 million in the third quarter of FY2012; revenues from the petrochemical and chemical industries were approximately $2.4 million compared with approximately $4.0 million in the third quarter of FY2012; revenues from other industries, including the aluminum and metallurgy industries were approximately $0.1 million compared with approximately $0.4 million in the third quarter of FY2012.

In the third quarter, cost of sales decreased 29.4% year-over-year to approximately $2.2 million from approximately $3.1 million in the third quarter of FY2012. Gross profit in the third quarter was approximately $0.8 million compared with approximately $2.6 million for the third quarter of FY2012. The decrease was primarily attributable to decrease in sales volume and decrease in average selling price of the product mix as we sold more lower-end products in this quarter. Gross margin was 27.1%, compared with 46.2% for the third quarter of FY2012. The decrease in gross margin was primarily due to the fixed depreciation costs spread over a smaller revenue base, and increase in sales of valves with lower profit margin in the product mix in this third quarter.

Selling expenses in the third quarter decreased by 3.2% year-over-year to approximately $0.7 million. Commissions paid to agents for introducing new sales decreased year-over-year to approximately $0.2 million from approximately $0.5 million in the third quarter of FY2012. Since overseas sales and marketing expenses increased as a result of the Company's shifted strategy to explore overseas markets, and minor components of selling expenses such as sales staff's salaries, sales offices' administrative expenses and after-sale service expenses are flat-rate and did not diminish proportionally to revenue decrease, selling expenses as a percentage of quarterly sales increased to 23.8% from 12.8% in the third quarter of FY2012.

General and administrative ("G&A") expenses in the third quarter were approximately $1.6 million, down from approximately $2.2 million for the comparable period in FY2012. Excluding the non-cash share-based compensation, G&A expenses in the third quarter were approximately $1.4 million, compared with approximately $1.2 million for the comparable period of FY2012.

Total operating expenses in the third quarter of FY2013 were approximately $2.3 million compared with approximately $2.9 million for the comparable period in FY2012. Operating loss in the third quarter of FY2013 was approximately $1.5 million compared with approximately $0.3 million for the comparable period in FY2012.

Excluding the non-cash share-based compensation, non-GAAP operating loss was approximately $1.3 million, compared with non-GAAP operating income of approximately $0.7 million for the comparable period in FY2012.

Income tax expense for the third quarter was $0 due to the loss incurred during the period, compared with approximately $0.3 million for the third quarter of FY2012. In April 2010, Tianjin Shengkai Industrial Technology Development Co., Ltd. ("Tianjin Shengkai"), the Company's operating entity in Tianjin, PRC, was awarded the status of "High Technology" enterprise by the local government. The tax rate for a "High Technology" enterprise is 15% and Tianjin Shengkai was taxed at that rate from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2011. In April 2013, the Company officially received the approval to renew such "high technology" enterprise status and extend the 15% preferential enterprise income tax treatment for another three years.

GAAP net loss was approximately $1.4 million compared with approximately $0.1 million in the third quarter of FY2012. Diluted loss per share was $0.08 compared to $0.01 in the third quarter of FY2012.

Excluding the non-cash items of share-based compensation and changes in fair value of instruments, non-GAAP net loss was approximately $1.1 million in the third quarter compared with non-GAAP net income of approximately $0.8 million in the third quarter of FY2012. The decrease was primarily due to the decline in revenues resulting from slowdown in PRC economy, loss of customers and operational transition, coupled with lower margin product mix and higher selling, marketing and research and development expenses for new potential markets. Non-GAAP loss was $0.07 per diluted share compared with Non-GAPP earnings of $0.05 per diluted share in the third quarter of FY2012.

FY2013 First Nine Months Results

Revenues for the first nine months of FY2013 were approximately $11.6 million as compared to approximately $27.0 million for the first nine months of FY2012. Total ceramic valves output was 2,282 sets as compared to 4,667 sets a year ago. The decrease in revenue was due to loss of business resulting from unsolicited investigations, the transition into the petrochemical and chemical segment, and the general economic slowdown in the PRC.

During the first nine months of FY2013, revenues from electric power industry, petrochemical and chemical industries, and other industries accounted for 14.1%, 77.4% and 8.5% of the total revenues, respectively, compared with 27.6%, 65.8% and 6.5% in the same period of FY2012. Specifically, revenues from the electric power industry were approximately $1.6 million compared with approximately $7.5 million in the first nine months of FY2012; revenues from the petrochemical and chemical industries were approximately $8.9 million compared with approximately $17.8 million in the same period of FY2012; revenues from other industries, including the aluminum and metallurgy industries were approximately $1.0 million compared with approximately $1.8 million in the same period of FY2012.

Gross profit for the first nine months of FY2013 was approximately $4.0 million compared with approximately $11.8 million for the same period in FY2012. Gross margin was 34.5% compared with 43.6% one year ago. The decrease in gross margin was primarily due to the fixed depreciation costs spread over a smaller revenue base, and increase in sales of valves with lower profit margin in the product mix for the first nine months of FY2013.

Net loss for the first nine months of FY2013 was approximately $3.1 million, or diluted loss per share of $0.18, compared with a net income of approximately $2.6 million, or diluted earnings per share of $0.14 during the first nine months of FY2012.

Excluding non-cash items of share-based compensation and change in fair value of instruments, non-GAAP net loss for the first nine months of FY2013 was approximately $2.5 million compared with a non-GAAP net income of approximately $5.0 million for the comparable period in FY2012. The decrease was primarily due to the decline in revenues because of loss of business resulting from unsolicited investigations, operational transition, and slowdown in PRC economy, coupled with lower margin product mix and higher selling, marketing and research and development expenses for new potential markets. Non-GAAP loss was $0.14 per diluted share compared with Non-GAPP earnings of $0.27 per diluted share in the first nine months of FY2012.

GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation Table (Unaudited)
(in U.S. Dollars)
For the Three Months Ended
March 31,
For the Nine Months Ended
March 31,
2013 2012 2013 2012
GAAP net (loss) income $ (1,433,809) (103,237) (3,149,445) 2,623,185
Add back/(subtract):
Share-based compensation – employee options and stock awards 194,027 1,011,742 582,081 4,180,178
Changes in fair value of instruments 91,358 (79,808) 107,182 (1,836,530)
Non-GAAP net (loss) Income $ (1,148,424) 828,697 (2,460,182) 4,966,833
GAAP (loss) earnings per share (diluted) $ (0.08) 0.01 (0.18) 0.14
Non-GAAP (loss) earnings per share (diluted) $ (0.07) 0.05 (0.14) 0.27

Financial Condition

As of March 31, 2013, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $66.3 million and net accounts receivable of approximately $6.5 million compared to cash and cash equivalents of approximately $64.8 million and net accounts receivable of approximately $9.4 million as of June 30, 2012. Total current liabilities as of March 31, 2013 were approximately $2.4 million, compared with approximately $3.5 million as of June 30, 2012. Additionally, the Company has no short-term or long-term debts.

Net cash flow provided by operating activities was approximately $1.3 million for the first nine months of FY2013 compared with approximately $7.7 million in the first nine months of FY2012. The decrease was primarily attributable to the net loss incurred in the first nine months of FY2013 as compared to a net income for the same period in FY2012.

Business Outlook

In response to the business disruptions and changes in the global ceramic valves industry as well as in PRC's economic conditions, management of the Company has decided to gradually phase out its less profitable domestic market segments including the electric power market and focus on expanding its presence in the more profitable domestic and foreign oil and chemical industries where ceramic valve products typically command higher prices. The Company has increased its product sales price since fiscal 2012 to match industry levels and to reflect its superior product quality. The Company has also been making efforts to streamline operations through headcount reduction and other cost-saving measures to conserve capital and reduce the impact of revenue loss. Meanwhile, the Company will continue to leverage its self-developed ceramic material technologies to continue in-house and joint research and development of innovative and superior-performance products for the international oil and chemical markets and commit its resources to expanding the acceptance of its products overseas.

As such, we expect that in the immediately following quarter ending June 30, 2013, total revenues would remain flat on a quarter-over-quarter basis; and major contribution to our sales would continue to be from the petrochemical and chemical industry. Such situation may persist until our marketing and sales efforts on some new customers and projects pay off, and the expansion in the international market picks up meaningfully. Successful penetration into international oil and chemical markets would also require the Company to obtain various certifications, including but not limited to different class API certification, such as API 6A which covers higher pressure valve products, and other firm-specific supplier qualifications, which will take time to go through various application procedures, develop new products and invest in additional or different equipment.

Non GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the Company's consolidated financial statements for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 presented on a GAAP basis, the Company provided non-GAAP financial information in this release that excludes the impact of non-cash items of i) share-based compensation costs related to the stock options and stock awards granted to independent directors and management staff, and (ii) changes in the fair value of instruments as a result of adoption on July 1, 2009 of FASB ASC Topic 815, "Derivative and Hedging" ("ASC 815"). The Company's management believes that these non-GAAP measures, namely non-GAAP operating and net income and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, provide investors with a better understanding of how the results relate to the Company's current and historical performance. The additional non-GAAP information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for GAAP financials. The non-GAAP financial information that the Company provides also may differ from the non-GAAP information provided by other companies. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors because they exclude non-cash expenses that management excludes when it internally evaluates the performance of the Company's business and makes operating decisions, including internal budgeting, and performance measurement, because these measures provide a consistent method of comparison to historical periods. Moreover, management believes that these non-GAAP measures reflect the essential operating activities of the Company. In addition, the provision of these non-GAAP measures allows investors to evaluate the Company's performance using the same methodology and information as that used by the Company's management. Non-GAAP measures are subject to inherent limitations because they do not include all of the expenses included under GAAP and because they involve the exercise of judgment of which charges are excluded from the non-GAAP financial measure. However, the Company's management compensates for these limitations by providing the relevant disclosure of the items excluded.

About Shengkai Innovations, Inc.

Shengkai Innovations is primarily engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic valves, high-tech ceramic materials and the provision of technical consultation and related services. The Company's industrial valve products are used by companies in the electric power, petrochemical and chemical, metallurgy and other industries as high-performance, more durable alternatives to traditional metal valves. The Company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Tianjin, PRC.

The Company is one of the few ceramic valve manufacturers in the world with research and development, engineering, and production capacity for structural ceramics and is able to produce large-sized ceramic valves with calibers of 6" (150mm) or more. The Company's product portfolio includes a broad range of valves that are sold throughout the PRC, to Europe, North America, United Arab Emirates, and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The Company has over 200 customers, and is the only ceramic valve supplier qualified to supply SINOPEC. The Company joined the supply network of China National Petroleum Corporation ("CNPC") in 2006 and subsequently received a CNPC Certificate of Material Supplier for valve products in 2011.

Safe Harbor Statements

Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Any statements set forth above that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the effect of political, economic, and market conditions and geopolitical events, legislative and regulatory changes, the Company's ability to expand and upgrade its production capacity, the actions and initiatives of current and potential competitors, and other factors detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory authorities. All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or to persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these factors other than as required under the securities laws. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

SHENGKAI INNOVATIONS, INC.
(F/K/A SOUTHERN SAUCE COMPANY, INC.) AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
AS AT MARCH 31, 2013 AND JUNE 30, 2012
(Stated in US Dollars)
March 31,
2013
June 30,
2012
ASSETS
Current Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 66,271,537 $ 64,819,870
Restricted cash 207,201 124,433
Accounts receivable, net 6,468,644 9,388,820
Notes receivable -- 167,873
Other receivables 2,945,488 2,879,422
Advances to suppliers 4,804,119 2,339,362
Inventories 2,343,192 2,750,907
Total Current Assets 83,040,181 82,470,687
Property, plant and equipment, net 51,697,441 54,068,143
Land use rights, net 2,504,288 2,533,684
Other intangible assets, net 3,839,375 4,524,058
TOTAL ASSETS $ 141,081,285 $ 143,596,572
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current Liabilities
Notes payable 207,201 124,433
Accounts payable 1,005,471 1,942,262
Advances from customers 604,452 316,020
Other payables and accrued expenses 623,715 899,491
Income tax payable -- 240,438
Total Current Liabilities 2,440,839 3,522,644
Warrant liabilities 89 1,761
Preferred (conversion option) liabilities 589,982 481,128
TOTAL LIABILITIES $ 3,030,910 $ 4,005,533
SHENGKAI INNOVATIONS, INC.
(F/K/A SOUTHERN SAUCE COMPANY, INC.) AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Continued)
AS AT MARCH 31, 2013 AND JUNE 30, 2012
(Stated in US Dollars)
March 31,
2013
June 30,
2012
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Preferred stock – $0.001 par value 15,000,000 shares authorized; 1,971,842 and 1,971,842 issued and outstanding; aggregate liquidation preference being $5,000,000 and $5,000,000 as of March 31, 2013 and June 30, 2012, respectively. $ 1,971 $ 1,971
Common stock -- $0.001 par value 100,000,000 shares authorized; 17,196,071 and 17,196,071 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2013 and June 30, 2012, respectively. 17,197 17,197
Additional paid-in capital 72,277,648 71,695,567
Statutory reserves 11,196,604 11,196,604
Retained earnings 41,942,066 45,091,511
Accumulated other comprehensive income 12,614,889 11,588,189
TOTAL STOCKHOLDER'S EQUITY 138,050,375 139,591,039
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 141,081,285 $ 143,596,572
SHENGKAI INNOVATIONS, INC.
(F/K/A SOUTHERN SAUCE COMPANY, INC.) AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2013 AND 2012
(Stated in US Dollars)
For the Three Months Ended
March 31,
For the Nine Months Ended
March 31,
2013 2012 2013 2012
Revenues $ 2,962,309 $ 5,680,510 $ 11,557,537 $ 26,985,465
Cost of sales (2,158,649) (3,058,282) (7,574,267) (15,221,094)
Gross profit 803,660 2,622,228 3,983,270 11,764,371
Operating expenses:
Selling expenses (704,123) (727,696) (1,910,775) (2,803,429)
General and administrative expenses (1,566,375) (2,172,307) (5,358,769) (7,618,949)
Total operating expenses (2,270,498) (2,900,003) (7,269,544) (10,422,378)
(Loss) Income from operations (1,466,838) (277,775) (3,286,274) 1,341,993
Other income, net 2,294 20,802 16,046 74,843
Interest income, net 122,093 371,290 379,527 717,972
Changes in fair value of instruments - (loss) gain (91,358) 79,808 (107,182) 1,836,530
Income before income taxes (1,433,809) 194,125 (2,997,883) 3,971,338
Income taxes -- (297,362) (151,562) (1,348,153)
Net (loss) income (1,433,809) (103,237) (3,149,445) 2,623,185
Foreign currency translation adjustment 597,370 881,061 1,026,699 3,092,543
Comprehensive (loss) income $ (836,439) $ 777,824 $ (2,122,746) $ 5,715,728
Basic (loss) earnings per share* $ (0.08) $ (0.01) $ (0.18) $ 0.16
Diluted (loss) earnings per share* $ (0.08) $ (0.01) $ (0.18) $ 0.14
Basic weighted average shares outstanding* 17,196,229 16,638,307 17,196,226 16,550,398
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding* 17,196,229 16,638,307 17,196,226 18,138,809
* The earnings per share data and the weighted average shares outstanding for all periods have been retroactively restated to reflect the 1-for-2 reverse stock split effected on March 9, 2012.
SHENGKAI INNOVATIONS, INC.
(F/K/A SOUTHERN SAUCE COMPANY, INC.) AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2013 AND 2012
(Stated in US Dollars)
Nine Months Ended March 31,
2013 2012
Cash flows from operating activities
Net (loss) income $ (3,149,445) $ 2,623,185
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation 2,710,561 2,819,280
Amortization 777,284 768,943
Provision for doubtful accounts 128,719 185,531
(Gain) on disposal of property, plant and equipment -- (10,584)
Changes in fair value of instruments – loss (gain) 107,182 (1,836,530)
Stock based compensation 582,081 4,180,178
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
(Increase) decrease in assets:
Accounts receivable 2,841,429 6,302,473
Notes receivable 167,620 183,875
Other receivables (47,555) 18,132
Advances to suppliers (2,444,015) (213,519)
Inventories 423,555 (332,232)
Increase (decrease) in liabilities:
Notes payable 82,751 (1,394,120)
Accounts payable (662,935) (2,887,770)
Advances from customers 286,420 430,011
Other payables (217,483) (1,561,822)
Accruals (62,126) --
Income tax payable (241,106) (1,540,673)
Net cash provided by operating activities 1,282,937 7,734,358
Cash flows from investing activities
Proceeds from disposition of property, plant and equipment -- (487)
Purchase of property, plant and equipment (288,092) (52,973)
Payment of construction in progress -- (494,230)
Purchase of intangible assets (20,983) --
Increase in advances to suppliers for purchase of equipment and construction -- (132,035)
Decrease/(increase) in restricted cash (82,751) 1,276,189
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities (391,826) 596,464
SHENGKAI INNOVATIONS, INC.
(F/K/A SOUTHERN SAUCE COMPANY, INC.) AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Continued)
FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2013 AND 2012
(Stated in US Dollars)
Nine Months Ended March 31,
2013 2012
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents $ 891,111 $ 8,330,822
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 560,556 1,361,842
Cash and cash equivalents–beginning of year 64,819,870 59,870,108
Cash and cash equivalents–end of year $ 66,271,537 $ 69,562,772
Supplementary cash flow information:
Interest received $ 379,551 $ 717,972
Taxes paid $ 424,711 $ 2,888,824
Non-cash transaction:
Preferred stock conversion to common stock $ -- $ --
Common stock issuance $ -- $ --

CONTACT: Shengkai Innovations, Inc. Linbin Zhang, Interim CFO +86-22-5883-8509 ir@shengkai.com http://www.shengkaiinnovations.comSource:Shengkai Innovations, Inc.