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China Zenix Auto International Limited Reports Revenue Growth of 30.6% in the 2017 Third Quarter

2017-12-06 19:00
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-- Sales to the Chinese OEM market increased by 94.6% year-over-year and aluminum wheel shipment volume more than doubled in the third quarter -
-- Third quarter net cash inflows from operating activities was US$9.0 million with capital expenditures of US$5.2 million -

ZHANGZHOU, China, Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- China Zenix Auto International Limited (NYSE: ZX) ("Zenix Auto" or "the Company"), the largest commercial vehicle wheel manufacturer in China in both the aftermarket and OEM market by sales volume, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter and first nine months ended September 30, 2017.

Financial Highlights

Third Quarter 2017:

  • Revenue was RMB643.4 million (US$96.7 million), up 30.6% year-over-year from RMB492.7 million in the third quarter of 2016;
  • Sales to the Chinese OEM market increased by 94.6% year-over-year to RMB353.5 million (US$53.1 million) from RMB181.7 million in the same quarter of 2016;
  • Gross profit was RMB81.5 million (US$12.2 million), flat year-over-year from RMB81.1 million in the third quarter of 2016;
  • Net loss and total comprehensive loss was RMB5.4 million (US$0.8 million) with loss per American Depositary Share ("ADS") of RMB0.11 (US$ 0.02), compared with net loss and total comprehensive loss of RMB16.0 million and loss per ADS of RMB0.31 in the third quarter of 2016;
  • Net cash flow from operating activities was RMB60.1 million (US$9.0 million).

First Nine Months of 2017:

  • Revenue was RMB2,094.7 million (US$314.8 million), up 26.4% year-over-year from RMB1,657.6 million in the first nine months of 2016;
  • Sales to the Chinese OEM market increased by 88.9% year-over-year to RMB1,135.1 million (US$170.6 million) and represented 54.2% of revenue;
  • Sales of tubeless steel wheels accounted for 44.1% of revenue and sales of aluminum wheels accounted for 6.3% of revenue, as the vehicle market is moving towards light-weight components;
  • Net loss and total comprehensive loss was RMB0.4 million (US$0.07 million) with earnings per ADS of RMB0.01 (US$0.00), compared with net loss and total comprehensive loss of RMB14.3 million and loss per ADS of RMB0.28 in the same period of 2016.

Mr. Junqiu Gao, Deputy CEO and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Zenix Auto, commented, "Our top line growth accelerated during the third quarter, as our shipments to many of our over 80 OEM customers experienced in excess of 32% year-over-year growth. While we benefited from the robust growth of our long-term OEM customers such as JAC, SAIC IVECO, Sinotruk and Yutong Bus, our market share with other leading OEMs such as FAW and Foton also experienced significant increases. As the largest wheel producer for the commercial vehicle market in China, our ongoing innovations in product development are finally paying off. Since the Chinese government is heavily campaigning for better on-road safety and lower emissions, OEMs and the aftermarket are increasingly adopting our tubeless steel wheels and aluminum wheel products due to their light-weight features. With the robust growth in aluminum wheel sales, we are planning to launch a second production line to meet this growing demand."

Mr. Martin Cheung, CFO of Zenix Auto, commented, "Higher raw material costs continued to affect our margin. However, we believe we can recover some of the cost increase through our cost-plus pricing model, and the improved product mix will also help offset some cost pressure. With the strong OEM market, we are also increasing collection efforts and our DSO dropped to 52 days from 60 days in December 31, 2016. In the third quarter, we generated positive cash flow from operations of US$ 9.0 million."

2017 Third Quarter Results

Revenue for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017 was RMB643.4 million (US$96.7 million) from RMB492.7 million for the third quarter of 2016. The increase in revenue on a year-over-year basis was mainly driven by increased demand for new trucks, especially in heavy- and medium-duty trucks due to the combined effect of the Government's anti-overloading policy and increased development of infrastructure and residential properties in China.

Aftermarket sales in China decreased by 10.8% year-over-year to RMB203.4 million (US$30.6 million) in the third quarter of 2017 from RMB227.9 million in the third quarter of 2016. Total unit sales in the aftermarket decreased by 27.7% year-over-year with pricing helping to stabilize revenues. Sales in the aftermarket wheel segment remained weak as higher new truck sales negatively affected aftermarket replacement volume.

Sales to the Chinese OEM market increased by 94.6% year-over-year to RMB353.5 million (US$53.1 million) in the third quarter of 2017 compared to RMB181.7 million in the same quarter of 2016. Total unit sales in the OEM market increased by 32.0% year-over-year as a result of strong truck sales, especially heavy- and medium-duty trucks, during the third quarter of 2017.

International sales increased by 4.0% year-over-year to RMB86.5 million (US$13.0 million) in the third quarter of 2017 compared to sales of RMB83.1 million in the third quarter of 2016. Total unit sales in the international sales decreased by 12.4% year-over-year in the third quarter of 2017 as we increased our pricing to reflect higher raw material costs.

In the third quarter of 2017, domestic aftermarket sales, domestic OEM sales and international sales contributed 31.6%, 55.0% and 13.4% of revenue, respectively.

Sales of tubed steel wheels comprised 44.4% of 2017 third quarter revenue compared to 54.9% in the same quarter in 2016. Tubeless steel wheel sales represented 44.4% of 2017 third quarter revenue compared to 35.7% in the same quarter of 2016. While tubed and tubeless steel wheel sales remain the main sources of revenue for the Company, sales of aluminum wheels posted a robust year-over-year growth in volume and accounted for 7.1% of third quarter revenue as compared to 4.9% in the same quarter a year ago.

Third quarter gross profit was RMB81.5 million (US$12.2 million), compared to RMB81.1 million in the same quarter in 2016. Gross margin was 12.7% compared with 16.5% in the third quarter of 2016. The decline in gross margin on a year-over-year basis was mainly driven by a significant cost increase in raw materials.

Selling and distribution expenses decreased by 2.0% to RMB40.6 million (US$6.1 million) from RMB41.4 million in the third quarter of 2016. As a percentage of revenue, selling and distribution costs were 6.3% in the third quarter of 2017, compared to 8.4% in the same quarter a year ago.

Research and development ("R&D") expenses decreased by 29.4% to RMB13.9 million (US$2.1 million), compared to RMB19.7 million in the third quarter of 2016. R&D as a percentage of revenue was 2.2% in the third quarter of 2017, compared to 4.0% in last year's third quarter.

Administrative expenses decreased by 3.8% to RMB35.0 million (US$5.3 million) from RMB36.4 million in the third quarter of 2016. As a percentage of revenue, administrative expenses were 5.4%, compared to 7.4% of revenue in the third quarter of 2016.

Net loss and total comprehensive loss for the third quarter of 2017 were RMB5.4 million (US$0.8 million), compared to net loss and total comprehensive loss of RMB16.0 million in the same quarter of 2016. 

Basic and diluted loss per ADS in the third quarter of 2017 were RMB 0.11 (US$0.02) compared to basic and diluted loss per ADS of RMB0.31 in the same quarter of 2016.

In the third quarter of 2017, the Company recorded cash inflows from operating activities of RMB60.1 million (US$9.0 million). Capital expenditures for the purchase of property, plant and equipment in the 2017 third quarter were RMB34.7 million (US$5.2 million).

During the third quarter of 2017 and 2016, the weighted average number of ordinary shares was 206.5 million and the weighted average number of ADSs was 51.6 million.

2017 First Nine-Month Results

Revenue for the first nine months ended September 30, 2017 increased by 26.4% to RMB2,094.7 million (US$314.8 million) compared with RMB1,657.6 million in the first nine months of 2016.

Aftermarket sales declined by 12.7% year-over-year to RMB674.5 million (US$101.4 million) in the first nine months of 2017, and represented 32.2% of total nine-month revenue. Sales to the Chinese OEM market increased by 88.9% year-over-year to RMB1,135.1 million (US$170.6 million) and represented 54.2% of revenue. International sales increased by 0.5% year-over-year to RMB285.1 million (US$42.8 million) compared with the same period last year, and represented 13.6% of revenue.

Tubed steel wheel sales for the first nine months ended September 30, 2017 accounted for 45.8% of revenue compared with 55.4% in the same period in 2016. Tubeless steel wheel sales accounted for 44.1% of revenue compared with 36.7% in the same period in 2016. Aluminum wheel sales accounted for 6.3% of revenue compared with 3.4% in the same period in 2016.

Gross profit for the first nine months ended September 30, 2017 was RMB273.1 million (US$41.1 million), compared with RMB298.7 million in the same period in 2016. Gross margin decreased to 13.0% compared with 18.0% in the same period last year.  Income before taxation was RMB3.4 million (US$0.5 million), compared to a loss before taxation of RMB12.2 million during the first nine months of 2016.

Net loss and total comprehensive loss for the first nine months ended September 30, 2017 was RMB0.4 million (US$0.1 million), compared with loss and total comprehensive loss of RMB14.3 million during the same period in 2016. Basic and diluted loss per ordinary share and per ADS for the first nine months ended September 30, 2017 were RMB0.00 (US$0.00) and RMB0.01 (US$0.00), respectively.

As of September 30, 2017, Zenix Auto had bank balances and cash of RMB795.8 million (US$119.6 million) and fixed bank deposits with a maturity period over three months of RMB290.0 million (US$43.6 million). Total bank loans were RMB558.0 million (US$83.9 million). Total equity attributable to owners of the Company was RMB2,537.1 million (US$381.3 million).

For the first nine months ended September 30, 2017, the Company recorded cash outflows from operating activities of RMB49.4 million (US$7.4 million). Capital expenditures for the purchase of property, plant and equipment for the first nine months of 2017 were RMB35.2 million (US$5.3 million).

Conference Call Information

The Company will host a conference call, to be simultaneously webcast, on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. EST/ 9:00 p.m. Beijing Time. Interested parties may participate in the conference call by dialing +1-877-407-0782 (U.S. Toll Free) or +1-201-689-8567 (International). Please dial in five minutes before the call start time and ask to be connected to the "China Zenix Auto" conference call.

A telephone replay of the call will be available after the conclusion of the conference call through 8:00 A.M. ET on January 6, 2018. The dial-in details for the replay are: U.S. Toll Free Number +1-877-481-4010, International dial-in number +1-919-882-2331 using Conference ID "22591" to access the replay.

Exchange Rate Information

The United States dollar (US$) amounts disclosed in this press release are presented solely for the convenience of the reader. All translations from RMB to U.S. dollars are made at a rate of RMB6.653 to US$1.00, the effective noon buying rate as of September 30, 2017 in The City of New York, for cable transfers of RMB as set forth in the H.10 weekly statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board. The percentages stated are calculated based on RMB amounts.

About China Zenix Auto International Limited

China Zenix Auto International Limited is the largest commercial vehicle wheel manufacturer in China in both the aftermarket and OEM market by sales volume. The Company offers more than 798 series of aluminum wheels, tubed steel wheels, tubeless steel wheels, and off-road steel wheels in the aftermarket and OEM markets in China and internationally. The Company's customers include large PRC commercial vehicle manufacturers, and it also exports products to over 80 distributors in more than 28 countries worldwide. With six large, strategically located manufacturing facilities in multiple regions across China, the Company has a designed annual production capacity of approximately 15.5 million units of steel and aluminum wheels as of September 30, 2017. For more information, please visit: www.zenixauto.com/en.

Safe Harbor

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "confident" and similar statements. The Company may make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the SEC, in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the Company's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Further information regarding these risks is included in our filings with the SEC. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments are as of the date of the press release, and the Company undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law. 

For more information, please contact

Kevin Theiss
Investor Relations
Awaken Advisors
Tel: +1-(212) 521-4050
Email: Kevin.Theiss@awakenlab.com

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China Zenix Auto International Limited

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Profit or Loss and Other Comprehensive Income

For the three months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016

(RMB and US$ amounts expressed in thousands, except number of shares and ADSs and per share data)




2016 Q3


2017 Q3


2017 Q3


RMB' 000


RMB' 000


US$' 000








Revenue


492,700


643,360


96,698

Cost of sales


(411,584)


(561,865)


(84,449)

Gross profit


81,116


81,495


12,249

Other operating income 


3,346


9,562


1,437

Net exchange gain(loss)


142


(1,048)


(158)

Selling and distribution costs


(41,445)


(40,631)


(6,107)

Research and development expenses


(19,670)


(13,887)


(2,087)

Administrative expenses


(36,400)


(35,025)


(5,264)

Finance costs


(5,295)


(5,262)


(791)

Loss before taxation 


(18,206)


(4,796)


(721)

Income tax credit (expense)


2,174


(645)


(97)








Loss and total comprehensive
loss for the period


(16,032)


(5,441)


(818)

Loss per share







Basic


(0.08)


(0.03)


(0.00)

Diluted


(0.08)


(0.03)


(0.00)








Loss per ADS







Basic


(0.31)


(0.11)


(0.02)

Diluted


(0.31)


(0.11)


(0.02)








Shares


206,500,000


206,500,000


206,500,000

ADSs


51,625,000


51,625,000


51,625,000

 

 

China Zenix Auto International Limited

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Profit or Loss and Other Comprehensive Income

For the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016

(RMB and US$ amounts expressed in thousands, except number of shares and ADSs and per share data)




2016


2017


2017


RMB' 000


RMB' 000


US$' 000

Revenue


1,657,645


2,094,703


314,837

Cost of sales


(1,358,949)


(1,821,584)


(273,787)

Gross profit


298,696


273,119


41,050

Other operating income 


6,702


18,942


2,847

Net exchange gain(loss)


944


(2,340)


(352)

Selling and distribution costs


(136,479)


(132,653)


(19,938)

Research and development expenses


(61,111)


(41,916)


(6,300)

Administrative expenses


(104,954)


(95,769)


(14,394)

Finance costs


(16,043)


(15,952)


(2,398)

(Loss) Profit before taxation 


(12,245)


3,431


515

Income tax expense


(2,052)


(3,876)


(583)








Loss and total comprehensive
loss for the period


(14,297)


(445)


(68)

Loss per share







Basic


(0.07)


(0.00)


(0.00)

Diluted


(0.07)


(0.00)


(0.00)








Loss per ADS







Basic


(0.28)


(0.01)


(0.00)

Diluted


(0.28)


(0.01)


(0.00)








Shares


206,500,000


206,500,000


206,500,000

ADSs


51,625,000


51,625,000


51,625,000

 

 


China Zenix Auto International Limited

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Position

(RMB and US$ amounts expressed in thousands)




December 31
 2016


September 30
 2017


September 30
 2017



RMB'000


RMB'000


US$' 000

ASSETS







Current Assets







Inventories


138,740


237,189


35,650

Trade and other receivables and
prepayments


695,856


752,244


113,064

Prepaid lease payments


9,425


9,425


1,417

Pledged bank deposits


32,100


33,100


4,975

Fixed bank deposits with maturity
period over three months


290,000


290,000


43,587

Bank balances and cash


896,799


795,761


119,604

Total current assets


2,062,920


2,117,719


318,297








Non-Current Assets







Property, plant and equipment


1,379,287


1,309,372


196,800

Prepaid lease payments


376,449


369,380


55,518

Deferred tax assets


23,836


25,750


3,870

Intangible assets


17,000


17,000


2,555

Total non-current assets


1,796,572


1,721,502


258,743

Total assets


3,859,492


3,839,221


577,040








EQUITY AND LIABILITIES







Current Liabilities







Trade and other payables and
accruals


668,633


644,257


96,833

Amount due to a shareholder


1,398


2,981


448

Taxation payable


109


1,049


158

Bank borrowings


558,000


558,000


83,868

Total current liabilities


1,228,140


1,206,287


181,307

Deferred tax liabilities


85,286


87,911


13,213

Deferred income


8,496


7,898


1,187

Total non-current liabilities


93,782


95,809


14,400

Total liabilities


1,321,922


1,302,096


195,707








EQUITY







Share capital


136


136


20

Paid in capital


392,076


392,076


58,930

Reserves


2,145,358


2,144,913


322,383

Total equity attributable to owners of
    the company


2,537,570


2,537,125


381,333

Total equity and liabilities


3,859,492


3,839,221


577,040

 

 


China Zenix Auto International Limited 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

For the three months ended September 30, 2017

(RMB and US$ amounts expressed in thousands)


OPERATING ACTIVITIES


Three Months Ended

September 30, 2017




RMB' 000


US$' 000

Loss before taxation


(4,796)


(721)

Adjustments for:






Amortization of prepaid lease payments


2,357


354


Depreciation of property plant and equipment


36,684


5,514


Release of deferred income


(199)


(30)


Finance costs


5,262


791


Interest income


(2,854)


(429)

Operating cash flows before movements in working capital


36,454


5,479

Decrease in inventories


536


81

Decrease in trade and other receivables and prepayments


54,626


8,210

Decrease in trade and other payables and accruals


(35,099)


(5,275)

Cash generated from operations


56,517


8,495

Interest received


3,617


544

NET CASH FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES


60,134


9,039

INVESTING ACTIVITIES





Purchase of property, plant and equipment


(34,719)


(5,218)

Proceeds on disposal of property, plant and equipment


26


4

Withdrawal of pledged bank deposits


2,800


421

Placement of fixed bank deposits with maturity periods over
three months


(240,000)


(36,072)

Withdrawal of fixed bank deposits with maturity periods over
three months


240,000


36,072

NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES


(31,893)


(4,793)

FINANCING ACTIVITIES





New bank borrowings raised


80,000


12,024

Repayment of bank borrowings


(80,000)


(12,024)

Interest paid


(6,199)


(932)

Advance from a shareholder


2,981


448

NET CASH USED IN FINANCING ACTIVITIES


(3,218)


(484)

NET INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS


25,023


3,762

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period


770,076


115,743

Effect of foreign exchange rate changes


662


99

Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period


795,761


119,604

 

 

China Zenix Auto International Limited 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

For the nine months ended September 30, 2017

(RMB and US$ amounts expressed in thousands)


OPERATING ACTIVITIES


Nine Months Ended September 30,
2017




RMB' 000


US$' 000

Profit before taxation


3,431


515

Adjustments for:






Amortization of prepaid lease payments


7,069


1,062


Depreciation of property plant and equipment


110,639


16,629


Release of deferred income


(598)


(89)


Finance costs


15,952


2,398


Interest income


(8,488)


(1,276)


Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment


22


3

Operating cash flows before movements in working capital

128,027


19,242

Increase in inventories


(98,449)


(14,797)

Increase in trade and other receivables and prepayments


(58,534)


(8,797)

Decrease in trade and other payables and accruals


(27,480)


(4,130)

Cash used in operations


(56,436)


(8,482)

Interest received


9,268


1,393

PRC income tax paid


(2,225)


(334)

NET CASH USED IN OPERATING ACTIVITIES


(49,393)


(7,423)

INVESTING ACTIVITIES





Purchase of property, plant and equipment


(35,218)


(5,293)

Proceeds on disposal of property, plant and equipment


45


7

Placement of pledged bank deposits


(5,000)


(752)

Withdrawal of pledged bank deposits


4,000


601

Placement of fixed bank deposits with maturity periods over three months


(530,000)


(79,660)

Withdrawal of fixed bank deposits with maturity periods over three months


530,000


79,660

NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES


(36,173)


(5,437)

FINANCING ACTIVITIES





New bank borrowings raised


335,000


50,351

Repayment of bank borrowings


(335,000)


(50,351)

Interest paid


(18,421)


(2,769)

Advance from a shareholder


1,583


238

NET CASH USED IN FINANCING ACTIVITIES


(16,838)


(2,531)

NET DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS


(102,404)


(15,391)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period


896,799


134,790

Effect of foreign exchange rate changes


1,366


205

Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period


795,761


119,604

 

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