Hollysys Automation Technologies Reports Unaudited Financial Results for the Fiscal Year 2010 First Quarter Ended September 30, 2009
Nov 11, 2009
Q1 FY 2010 Financial Highlights -- Revenues of $38.2 million, as compared to $37.3 million year-over-year -- Non-GAAP net income attributable to Hollysys of $6.6 million, an increase of 8.2% year-over-year -- $14.3 million net cash generated from operations for the quarter ended on September 30, 2009 -- $130.6 million cash and cash equivalents as of September 30, 2009 -- $187.5 million backlog
BEIJING, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Hollysys Automation Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI)("Hollysys" or the "Company"), a leading provider of automation and control technologies and applications in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for its fiscal first quarter of fiscal year 2010 ended September 30, 2009 (see attached tables).
Dr. Changli Wang, Hollysys' Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are pleased to report the fiscal 2010 first quarter with solid operational performance. We have achieved a few milestones during this quarter, and I would like to review some of the key operational highlights here."
"During the September quarter, Hollysys achieved significant progress in the subway signaling sector by winning the $48 million bid on the Changping Line of Beijing Subway network, which signifies our breakthrough in fast growing subway signaling market. This contract will expedite our proprietary subway signaling product development based on our high-speed rail signaling technology and know-how, which will substantially improve our gross margin and further strengthen our leading position in the subway automation sector.
Another business highlight of the quarter is to have our proprietary designed and developed high-speed railway ATP product certified to the most stringent European safety standard SIL4. This is a strong testament to Hollysys R&D capabilities in developing its proprietary products in the leading end-markets. This certificate, being the first grant to a Chinese local company for the railway ATP product, is a head start for Hollysys to get more of its safety products in high-speed railway and subway segments certified to world-class standards. We will continue to enhance our market position both in the domestic and international arena by introducing more high-quality proprietary products," commented by Dr. Wang.
Dr. Wang continued, "Also in this quarter, we signed the contract with our nuclear joint venture, established with China Guangdong Nuclear Power Holding Co., Ltd., to provide our proprietary nuclear conventional island automation and control products to the Ningde Nuclear power station. This contract was the first batch of a series of product supply contracts granted to Hollysys. As China's infrastructure market build-out continues to roll, Hollysys is faring particularly well in the high-speed railway, subway, and nuclear sectors and we will continue to capture our fair share in these business segments for the rest of FY 2010."
Q1 Fiscal Year 2010 Unaudited Financial Results Summary
To facilitate a clear understanding of Hollysys operational result, a summary of unaudited non-GAAP financial results is included below.
In USD thousands, except share numbers and EPS Three Months ended September 30, September 30, % 2009 2008 Change Revenues $ 38,194 37,305 2.4% Integrated Contract Revenue $ 35,871 35,958 -0.2% Products Sales $ 2,323 1,346 72.6% Cost of Revenues $ 23,983 24,225 -1.0% Gross Profit $ 14,210 13,080 8.6% Total Operating Expenses $ 5,864 4,624 26.8% Selling $ 2,726 2,765 -1.4% General and Administrative $ 2,427 2,265 7.1% Research and Development $ 2,853 1,166 144.6% VAT refunds and government subsidy $ (2,142) (1,572) 36.2% Income from Operations $ 8,346 8,455 -1.3% Others $ 33 (352) -109.3% Income Tax Expenses $ 820 783 4.7% Non-GAAP Net Income Attributable to Non-controlling Interest $ 930 1,176 -20.9% Non-GAAP Net Income Attributable to Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. $ 6,629 6,144 7.9% Basic Non-GAAP EPS $ 0.13 0.14 -5.1% Diluted Non-GAAP EPS $ 0.13 0.14 -5.7% Stock-based Compensation Cost for Options $ 131 44 195.1% Net Income Attributable to Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (GAAP) $ 6,498 6,100 6.5% Basic GAAP EPS $ 0.13 0.14 -6.3% Diluted GAAP EPS $ 0.13 0.14 -6.9% Basic Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding 49,942,614 43,942,614 13.7% Diluted Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding 50,260,423 43,942,614 14.4%
For the three months ended September 30, 2009, total revenues increased 2.4% to $38.2 million, from $37.3 million in the comparable prior fiscal year period. Of the total revenues, revenue from integrated contracts amounted to $35.9 million, and that of each segment was as follows:
-- $24.2 million, or 67.5%, related to Industrial Automation & Control; -- Rail and subway was $8.8 million, or 24.6%, of which $5.5 million, or 15.3%, was from Rail Signaling and Control projects, and $3.3 million, or 9.3%, was from Subway System Integration projects; and -- $1.9 million, or 5.4%, related to Nuclear Plant Control projects.
For the three months ended September 30, 2009, Hollysys' total cost of revenues was $24.0 million, compared to $24.2 million for the same period of the prior year. The cost of integrated contracts amounted to $23.6 million, or 65.7% of integrated contract revenue.
As a percentage of total revenues, overall gross margin was 37.2% for the three months ended September 30, 2009, as compared to 35.1% for the prior year period, mainly due to gross margin for products sold increased from 38.9% to 82.8% year over year and its percentage of revenue increased from 3.5% to 6.0%. The gross margin for integrated contracts was 34.3% for the three months ended September 30, 2009, compared to 34.9% for the same period of the prior year.
For the three months ended September 30, 2009, selling expenses were $2.7 million, compared to $2.8 million year over year. As a percentage to total revenues, selling expenses were 7.1% and 7.4% for the three months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008, respectively.
General and administrative expenses excluding non-cash option expense were $2.4 million for quarter ended September 30, 2009, or 6.4% as a percentage of total revenues, compared to $2.3 million, or 6.1%, for the same period of the prior year. Including the non-cash option expenses recorded on a GAAP basis, G&A expenses were $2.6 million and $2.3 million for three months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008, respectively.
Research and development expenses were $2.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2009, compared to $1.2 million for the same period of the prior year. As a percentage to total revenue, R&D expenses were 7.5% and 3.1% for three months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008, respectively. The increase was mainly due to increased R&D activities.
For the three months ended September 30, 2009, non-GAAP net income attributable to Hollysys excluding non-cash option expense was $6.6 million, or $0.13 per diluted share based on approximately 50 million shares outstanding. This represents an increase of $0.5 million, or 7.9%, over the $6.1 million, or $0.14 per share based on approximately 44 million shares outstanding, reported in the prior year period. On a GAAP basis, net income attributable to Hollysys was $6.5 million, or $0.13 per diluted share based on approximately 50 million shares outstanding, compared to net income of $6.1 million, or $0.14 per diluted share based on 44 million shares outstanding, for the same period of the prior year.
Hollysys' backlog as of September 30, 2009 was $187.5 million, compared to $188.9 million at June 30, 2009. The detailed breakdown for the backlog by segment is as followings:
-- $64.3 million related to System Integration projects for Subway, or 34.3% of the total backlog; -- $62.6 million related to Industrial Automation & Control, or 33.3% of the total backlog; -- $57.0 million related to Rail Signaling and Control projects, or 30.4% of the total backlog; -- $3.7 million related to Nuclear and other miscellaneous contracts, or 2.0% of the total backlog. Cash Flow Highlights
Hollysys generated operating cash flow of $14.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2009. Including investing and financing activities, the total net cash inflow for the three months ended September 30, 2009 was $1.7 million.
Balance Sheet Highlights
As of September 30, 2009, Hollysys' cash and cash equivalents were $130.6 million, compared to $128.9 million at June 30, 2009. Days Sales Outstanding ("DSO") for Q1 FY 2010 is 157 days, as compared to 159 days year over year. Inventory turnover is 75 days for quarter ended September 2009, significantly reduced from 91 of the same prior year period.
Outlook for FY 2010
Dr. Wang concluded, "Given the recent contract wins and sales pipeline, especially in high-speed rail segment, we are reiterating our revenue and non-GAAP net income guidance in the range of $185.9M to $192.2M and $30.3M and $31.4M respectively."
Management will discuss the current status of the Company's operations during a conference call at 9:00 AM ET/10:00 PM Beijing time on Thursday, November 12, 2009. Interested parties may participate in the call by dialing the following numbers approximately 10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin and asking to be connected to the Hollysys Automation Technologies conference call. The conference call identification number is 38764131.
1-866-519-4004 (USA) 800-819-0121 (China Landline) 400-620-8038 (China Mobile) + 65-67357955 (International)
In addition, a recording of the conference call will be accessible within 24 hours via Hollysys' website at:
http://www.hollysys.com.sg/home/pubdown/121109.zip About Hollysys Automation Technologies, Ltd.
Hollysys Automation Technologies is a leading provider of automation and control technologies and applications in China that enables its diversified industry and utility customers to improve operating safety, reliability, and efficiency. Founded in 1993, Hollysys has approximately 2,100 employees with 9 sales centers and 13 service centers in 21 cities in China and serves over 1700 customers in the industrial, railway, subway & nuclear industries. Its proprietary technologies are applied in product lines including Distributed Control System (DCS) and Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), high-speed railway Train Control Center (TCC) and Automatic Train Protection (ATP), subway supervisory and control platform (SCADA), and nuclear conventional island automation and control products. Hollysys is the largest SCADA systems supplier to China's subway automation market, and is the only certified domestic automation control systems provider to the nuclear industry in China. Hollysys is also one of only five automation control systems and products providers approved by China's Ministry of Railways in the 200km to 250km high- speed rail segment, and is one of only two automation control systems and products providers approved in the 300km to 350km high-speed rail segment.
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included herein are "forward-looking statements," including statements regarding: the ability of the Company to achieve its commercial objectives; the business strategy, plans and objectives of the Company and its subsidiaries; and any other statements of non- historical information. These forward-looking statements are often identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," "expects" or similar expressions, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements, based upon the current beliefs and expectations of Hollysys' management, are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from the forward looking statements. 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. Investors 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 those discussed in the Company's reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on its 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 factors. Other than as required under the securities laws, the Company does not assume a duty to update these forward-looking statements.
For further information, please contact: Hollysys Automation Technologies, Ltd. http://www.hollysys.com/ Jennifer Zhang Investor Relations Tel: +86-10-5898-1386 Email: email@example.com Serena Wu Investor Relations Tel: +1-646-593-8125 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org HOLLYSYS AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES LTD. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (In US Dollars) Three months ended September 30, 2009 2008 (Unaudited) (Unaudited) Revenues Integrated contract revenue $ 35,870,551 $ 35,958,388 Products sales 2,323,057 1,346,162 Total revenues 38,193,608 37,304,550 Cost of integrated contracts 23,583,744 23,402,235 Cost of products sold 399,578 822,496 Gross profit 14,210,286 13,079,819 Operating expenses Selling 2,725,641 2,765,365 General and administrative 2,558,313 2,309,739 Research and development 2,853,279 1,166,464 VAT refunds and government subsidy (2,141,880) (1,572,388) Total operating expenses 5,995,353 4,669,180 Income from operations 8,214,933 8,410,639 Other income (expense), net 149,065 207,755 Share of net gains (losses) of equity investees 236,285 (225,763) Interest expense, net (352,803) (332,683) Income before income taxes 8,247,480 8,059,948 Income taxes expenses 819,998 783,272 Net income 7,427,482 7,276,676 Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling interest 929,924 1,176,416 Net income attributable to Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. $ 6,497,558 $ 6,100,260 Weighted average number of common shares 49,942,614 43,942,614 Weighted average number of diluted common shares 50,260,423 43,942,614 Basic earnings per share attributable to Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. 0.13 0.14 Diluted earnings per share attributable to Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. 0.13 0.14 HOLLYSYS AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES LTD. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (In US Dollars) September 30, June 30, 2009 2009 (Unaudited) (Audited) ASSETS Current Assets Cash and cash equivalents $130,598,078 $128,882,666 Contract performance deposit in banks 4,407,069 5,504,375 Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $6,742,484 and $6,276,670 63,571,474 56,548,509 Cost and estimated earnings in excess of billings, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $759,356 and $744,113 43,842,207 51,094,660 Other receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $183,175 and $178,532 4,255,909 4,148,842 Advances to suppliers 4,832,369 7,867,856 Amount due from related parties 9,919,384 7,203,058 Inventories, net of provision of $972,778 and $1,114,140 19,286,897 18,837,270 Prepaid expenses 1,043,141 1,368,918 Deferred tax assets 820,007 319,737 Deposit for acquisition of equity interest from minority interest -- 2,195,582 Total current assets 282,576,535 283,971,473 Property, plant and equipment, net 48,262,000 47,102,749 Long term investments 13,352,627 13,570,578 Long term deferred expenses 76,515 91,779 Deferred tax assets 766,389 706,943 Total assets 345,034,066 345,443,522 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities Short-term bank loans 1,464,343 5,854,887 Current portion of long-term bank loans -- 5,123,026 Accounts payable 37,161,317 37,421,717 Construction cost payable 9,145,412 10,929,116 Deferred revenue 25,961,044 21,072,540 Accrued payroll and related expense 4,159,199 4,162,851 Income tax payable 2,047,086 1,397,706 Warranty liabilities 1,865,333 1,631,407 Other tax payables 8,793,827 9,152,197 Accrued liabilities 2,565,291 2,634,107 Amounts due to related parties 2,263,833 1,464,683 Deferred tax liabilities 219,425 277,337 Total current liabilities 95,646,110 101,121,574 Long-term bank loans 36,608,581 36,593,041 Long-term bonds payable 11,714,746 11,709,773 Total liabilities 143,969,437 149,424,388 Commitments and contingencies -- -- HOLLYSYS AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES LTD. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (In US Dollars) September 30, June 30, 2009 2009 (Unaudited) (Audited) Stockholder's equity Common stock, par value $0.001 per share, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 49,942,614 and 49,942,614 shares issued and outstanding 49,943 49,943 Additional paid-in capital 130,262,262 131,220,209 Appropriated earnings 15,135,442 15,135,442 Retained earnings 19,729,812 13,232,254 Accumulated comprehensive income - translation adjustments 14,005,155 13,902,045 Total Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. stockholder's equity 179,182,614 173,539,893 Non-controlling interest 21,882,015 22,479,241 Total equity 201,064,629 196,019,134 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $345,034,066 $345,443,522 HOLLYSYS AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES LTD. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (In US Dollars) Three Three months months ended ended September September 30, 2009 30, 2008 (Unaudited) (Unaudited) Cash flows from operating activities: Net income $ 7,427,482 $ 7,276,676 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 615,738 560,301 Allowance (reversal) for doubtful accounts 521,795 (302,381) Reversal for inventories (141,362) -- Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment 1,586 2,842 Share of net gains (losses) from equity investees (236,285) 225,763 Gain on disposal of an equity investee -- (400,755) Amortization of expenses accrued for bond payable 15,303 13,838 Stock-based compensation 131,019 44,394 Deferred tax assets (liabilities) (617,628) 126,743 Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable (7,524,874) (417,882) Cost and estimated earnings in excess of billings 7,237,210 (2,122,866) Inventories (308,265) 1,401,173 Advance to suppliers 3,035,487 (2,245,911) Other receivables (112,321) (198,607) Deposits and other assets 1,423,083 (1,781,783) Amount due from related parties (2,256,376) (1,331,634) Accounts payable (1,071,017) 1,495,535 Deferred revenue 4,888,504 4,910,699 Accrued liabilities 161,458 (47,301) Amount due to related parties 799,150 -- Tax payable 291,010 504,199 Net cash provided by operating activities 14,280,697 7,713,043 Cash flows from investing activities: Purchase of property, plant and equipment (2,735,617) (2,406,927) Proceeds from disposing property, plant and equipment 1,623 1,255 Advance to related parties -- (201,930) Acquisition of long term investments -- (234,449) Proceeds from disposal of an equity investee -- 2,048,502 Acquisition of equity interest from minority interest (438,275) -- Net cash used in investing activities (3,172,269) (793,549) Cash flows from financing activities: Proceeds from (Repayments of) short-term loans (4,393,030) 4,395,926 Repayments of long-term bank loans (5,125,201) -- Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities (9,518,231) 4,395,926 Effect of foreign exchange rate changes 125,215 1,492,269 Net increase in cash and cash equivalents $ 1,715,412 $ 12,807,689 Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 128,882,666 64,250,558 Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $130,598,078 $ 77,058,247 Reconcile GAAP Net Income (Loss) to Non-GAAP Net Income
The following table provides more details on the reconciliations between GAAP financial measures that are most directly comparable to non-GAAP financial measures.
Three months ended September 30, 2009 2008 (Unaudited) (Unaudited) Net income attributable to Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. $ 6,497,558 $ 6,100,260 Adjustments: Stock-based compensation cost for options 131,019 44,394 Non-GAAP net income attributable to Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. $ 6,628,577 $ 6,144,654
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