Wowjoint Holdings Limited Reports Financial Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2013

  • Order backlog is $12.7 million as of June 30, 2013.
  • Revenue increased 116% to $5.4 million
  • Gross margins increased to 42.8% for six months ended June 30, 2013, an increase of 920 basis points from 33.6% in six months ended June 30, 2012.
  • Revenue guidance for the second half of 2013 is $7-9 million.

BEIJING, Aug. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wowjoint Holdings Limited ("Wowjoint" or the "Company") (OTC:BWOWF), China's innovative infrastructure solutions provider of customized heavy duty lifting and carrying machinery, reported today financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2013.

Six Months Ended June 30, 2013

  • Revenue for the Company's six month period ended June 30, 2013 was $5.4 million compared to $2.5 million for the same period of 2012.
  • Gross profit was $2.3 million compared to $0.9 million for the same period last year. Gross margins increased to 42.8% for the six month period ended June 30, 2013 from 33.6% for the same period last year.
  • Operating income was $79,000 for the first six months of 2013 compared to a loss of $1.9 million for the same period 2012.
  • Net loss for the six month period ended June 30, 2013 was $8,000, compared to net loss of $1.3 million for same period 2012.

Cost of sales for the six months ended June 30, 2013 was approximately $3.1 million as compared to $1.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012. The higher cost of sales in 2013 was attributable to higher sales volume. The gross profit margin increased from 33.6% to 42.8% due to the contribution by higher margin lease contracts, equaling approximately 85% of total revenue in the first half of 2013. Operating expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2013 were approximately $2.2 million compared to $2.7 million for the same period in 2012, as Wowjoint has been focused on reducing general & administrative expenses. Selling expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2013 totaled $0.6 million compared to the $0.7 million in the same period of 2012, as the Company maintained its marketing efforts in China and various global markets.

"The first half of the year saw strong gross margins, as well as a significant increase in revenue. Both of these are substantial improvements from the first half of 2012, due to a large increase in our leasing revenue and our international expansion into another new market, Indonesia," commented Mr. Yabin Liu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wowjoint. "In addition, we continue to pursue vertical markets such as the luxury goods/boat and wind power lifting machines. We attended a conference in Dubai in April 2013 that focused on our Marine Hoist for the high number of yachts that exist in the UAE and surrounding countries. We believe that these and other vertical markets are a great opportunity for Wowjoint and will be ideal for our new manufacturing and R&D facility near Shanghai."

Balance Sheet as of June 30, 2013

  • Cash and cash equivalents totaled $2.3 million as of June 30, 2013 compared to $1.7 million as of December 31, 2012.
  • Accounts receivable were $10.1 million as of June 30, 2013 as compared to $8.1 million as of December 31, 2012.
  • Inventories increased to $6.6 million, due to increased sales and procurement of materials, from $3.7 million on December 31, 2012.
  • The Company had total stockholders' equity of $18.7 million, with total assets of $48 million versus total liabilities of $29.3 million on June 30, 2013.

Business Updates

During 2013, Wowjoint continued to be active in international marketing outreach. For the six months ended June 30, 2013, 14% of total revenue represented international sales. The Company established employees and/or partnerships in North America, South America, Europe, South East Asia/India, East Asia, and the Arab World. In addition, Wowjoint has attended conferences around the world to enhance its marketing outreach in areas such as Dubai and other emerging markets.

In April 2013, Wowjoint signed a contract with Kajima-Waskita Joint Operation, an Indonesian company. The contract value is $1.47 million. The contract includes three of the Company's machines, a launching gantry, a tyre trolley, and an overhead gantry crane, as well as accessories. The full contract value is expected to be recognized during 2013. Indonesia is a new international market for Wowjoint, which follows its success last year in Malaysia and Peru.

"We continue to focus on leasing and international contracts, as the Chinese market remains fairly slow at this time. However, there is anticipated infrastructure spending in China, which was announced by the Chinese government, that we hope to benefit from next year," stated Mr. Liu. "In April of this year, we commenced manufacturing in our new facility near Shanghai and we are excited for future opportunities that will be available for that location. We are also very pleased to have increased our gross margins, expanded our international locations and grown our customer base. We believe our determination and drive to expand our business into other countries and vertical markets will result in continued growth."

Revenue Guidance and Contract Backlog

For the second half of fiscal year 2013, management anticipates total revenue in the range of approximately $7 million to $9 million. As of June 30, 2013, Wowjoint's backlog of executed contracts totaled approximately $12.7 million.

About Wowjoint Holdings Limited

Wowjoint is a leading provider of customized heavy duty lifting and carrying machinery used in large scale infrastructure projects such as railway, highway and bridge construction. Wowjoint's main product lines include launching gantries, tyre trolleys, special carriers, marine hoists and special purpose equipment. The Company's innovative design capabilities have resulted in patent grants and proprietary products. Wowjoint believes it is well-positioned to benefit directly from worldwide infrastructure development by leveraging its extensive operational experience and long-term relationships with established blue chip customers. Wowjoint also continues to expand into other countries and vertical markets, which will help to sustain and balance the Company's growth. Information on Wowjoint's products and other relevant information are available on its website at

Forward Looking Statements

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Unaudited Consolidated Statement of Income
(US dollars in thousands, except for EPS and share data)
Six Months Ended
June 30,
June 30,
Machinery sales 809 1,212
Technical service 0 0
Lease income 4,573 1,336
Total sales 5,382 2,548
Cost of goods sold 3,081 1,691
Gross profit 2,302 857
Operating expenses:
Selling expenses 615 712
General and administrative expenses 1,607 2,032
Total operating expenses 2,223 2,744
Income from operations 79 (1,887)
Other expenses:
Interest expense (net) 150 151
Bank expense 16 14
Foreign currency exchange loss (gain) -- 3
Other expense (profit) (174) (790)
Total other expenses (8) (622)
Income before income taxes 87 (1,265)
Income taxes (Benefits) expenses 95 0
Net income attributed to ordinary shareholders (8) (1,265)
Earnings per share
Basis (0.00) (0.00)
Diluted (0.00) (0.00)
Weighted average number of shares used in computing earnings per share
Basis 8,337,320 8,337,320
Diluted 8,337,320 8,337,320
Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheet
(US dollars in thousands)
June 30, December 31,
2013 2012
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents 2,266 1,714
Restricted cash 825 973
Accounts receivable(net) 10,122 8,083
Other Receivables, net 228 133
Note Receivable, net 26 48
Advances to suppliers 5,551 3,567
Inventories 6,588 3,739
Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings 2,129 2,250
Prepaid expense - Short-term -- 0
Due from Related Parties -- 0
Total Current Assets 27,735 20,506
Property, plant and equipment, net 12,535 12,396
Construction in Progress 4,572 5,301
Intangible asset, net 3,182 3,141
Other Long Term Asset - Deposit -- 2
Total Assets 48,024 41,347
Current Liabilities:
Short-term loans 4,973 2,539
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 10,740 8,683
Advances from customers 5,549 3,414
Taxes payable 4,509 4,602
Other payables 2,888 1,992
Due to Related Parties -- 316
Bank Loan - Short Term 642 476
Total Current Liabilities 29,300 22,022
Bank Loan - Long-term -- 635
Total Liabilities 29,301 22,657
Stockholders' Equity:
Common stock 8 8
Additional paid in capital 4,755 4,755
Warrants 5,581 5,581
Statutory surplus reserves 3,025 3,025
Retained earnings 3,283 3,291
Accumulated other comprehensive income 2,072 2,031
Total Stockholders' Equity 18,723 18,690
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity 48,024 41,347
Statement of Cash Flows
(US dollars in thousands)
Six Months Ended
June 30,
June 30,
Net income (loss) (8) (1,265)
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: -- --
Depreciation and amortization 497 449
Bad debt expense 78 83
Other -- --
Changes in operating assets and liabilities: -- --
Accounts receivable (2,117) 3,061
Other receivables (95) (57)
Advances to suppliers (1,984) 35
Inventories (2,849) (31)
Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings 121 (686)
Prepaid expense – Short-term -- --
Accounts payables and accrued expenses 2,057 (2,165)
Notes Receivable 22 --
Other payables 572 263
Unearned lease income -- --
Advances from customers 2,135 (361)
Taxes payable (93) (481)
Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings -- --
Total adjustments (1,656) 110
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities (1,664) (1,155)
Long term investment --
Purchase of property, plant and equipment (636) (1,021)
(Increase)/Decrease in Billings in Construction in Progress 729 --
Prepaid expense - Long-term -- --
Net cash used in investing activities 93 (1,021)
Repayment of short-term loans (2,266) (13)
Proceeds from short-term loans 4,231 --
Proceeds from long-term loans -- (480)
Restricted cash 150 (67)
Due from related parties -- 54
Due to related parties -- (54)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 2,115 (560)
CASH, END OF PERIOD 2,266 2,271
Cash paid during the period for:
Interest received 6 --
Interest paid 105 158
Income tax paid 185 316

CONTACT: For additional information contact: Wowjoint Holdings: Aubrye Foote, Vice President, Investor Relations Tel: +1-530-475-2793 Email: Website: www.wowjoint.comSource:Wowjoint Holdings