PR Newswire: news distribution, targeting and monitoring
Home Page > News Releases > Industry News > Fuling Global Inc. Reports First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Fuling Global Inc. Reports First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

2017-05-12 19:30
Share with Twitter

Sales Volume and EPS Increase by 27.8% and 86.5%, Respectively, in the First Quarter, as the Growth Momentum Carries into 2017

ALLENTOWN, Pa., May 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Fuling Global Inc. (NASDAQ: FORK) ("Fuling Global" or the "Company"), an environmentally-friendly specialized producer and distributor of plastic serviceware, with precision manufacturing facilities in both the U.S. and China, today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017.

Mr. Xinfu Hu, Chief Executive Officer of Fuling Global, commented, "Although first quarter is typically our lowest sales quarter of the year due to Lunar New Year holidays, we are pleased with the solid year-over-year growth for both top- and bottom-lines with revenues and EPS growing 28.0% and 86.5%, respectively, highlighting continued momentum across all major product categories. With a robust order book, tight cost control, and improving productivity and efficiency through automation and process control, we are optimistic we will continue to improve our results in coming quarters."

Ms. Guilan Jiang, Chairwoman of Fuling Global, added, "We have completed the construction of our fourth factory in China in March. We are very excited and eagerly looking forward to the commencement of commercial production later this month. The new state-of-the-art factory allows us to potentially more than double our current production capacity, setting the stage for accelerated growth in second half of year and beyond."

First Quarter 2017 Financial Highlights


For the Three Months Ended March 31,

($ millions, except per share data)


2017


2016


% Change

Revenues


$26.3


$20.6


28.0%

Gross profit


$5.1


$5.2


-2.3%

Gross margin


19.3%


25.3%


-6.0 percentage points

Operating income


$1.5


$1.1


36.3%

Operating margin


5.6%


5.3%


0.3 percentage points

Net income attributable to Fuling Global


$1.4


$0.7


86.8%

Diluted earnings per share


$0.09


$0.05


86.5%

Net income attributable to Fuling Global increased by 86.8% to $1.4 million, or $0.09 per basic and diluted share, for the first quarter of 2017 from $0.7 million, or $0.05 per basic and diluted share, for the same period of last year. The increases in net income and earnings per share were primarily due to decreased selling, general and administrative expenses and increased subsidy income in 2017.

  • Total sales volume increased by 27.8% to 9,748 tons for the first quarter of 2017 from 7,629 tons for the same period of last year. The increase in sales volume was across the board in all product categories. Blended average selling price ("ASP") was essentially unchanged at $2.70 per kilogram as ASPs for straws and others increased while ASPs for cutlery and cups and plates decreased.
  • Revenues increased by 28.0% to $26.3 million for the first quarter of 2017 from $20.6 million for the same period of last year, driven by increase in overall sales volume.
  • Gross profit decreased by 2.3% to $5.1 million for the first quarter of 2017 from $5.2 million for the same period of last year. Gross margin decreased by 6.0 percentage points to 19.3% from 25.3% for the same period of last year. The decrease in gross margin was due primarily to a rebound in oil prices that led to rising raw material prices. It usually takes at the minimum one quarter and sometimes two to implement product price increases, depending on market conditions.

First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Revenues

For the first quarter of 2017, total revenues increased by $5.8 million, or 28.0%, to $26.3 million from $20.6 million for the same period of last year. The increase in total revenues was a result of strong growth in sales volume across all major product categories.

Overall sales volume increased by 2,119 tons, or 27.8%, to 9,748 tons for the first quarter of 2017 from 7,629 tons for the same period of last year. The increase in sales volume was across the board with cups and plates growing 67.3% and straws growing 61.0%. Blended ASP was essentially unchanged at $2.70 per kilogram as ASPs for straws and others increased while ASPs for cutlery and cups and plates decreased.

Revenues from cutlery sales increased by $1.0 million, or 8.4%, to $12.7 million for the first quarter of 2017 from $11.7 million for the same period of last year. Revenues from straws sales increased by $1.5 million, or 72.6%, to $3.6 million for the first quarter of 2017 from $2.1 million for the same period of last year. Revenues from cups and plates sales increased by $1.9 million, or 33.8%, to $7.4 million for the first quarter of 2017 from $5.5 million for the same period of last year. Revenues from other products sales increased by $1.4 million, or 107.3%, to $2.7 million for the first quarter of 2017 from $1.3 million for the same period of last year. Cutlery, straws, cups and plates, and other products accounted for 48.1%, 13.7%, 28.0%, and 10.2% of total revenues for the first quarter of 2017, compared to 56.8%, 10.2%, 26.7%, and 6.3% for the same period of last year, respectively.


For the Three Months Ended March 31,



2017



2016



Y/Y Change



Revenues
($'000)


% of
Total



Revenues
($'000)


% of
Total



Amount
($'000)


%

Cutlery

$

12,663


48.1%


$

11,680


56.8%


$

983


8.4%

Straws


3,615


13.7%



2,095


10.2%



1,521


72.6%

Cups and plates


7,366


28.0%



5,504


26.7%



1,863


33.8%

Others


2,694


10.2%



1,299


6.3%



1,395


107.3%

Total

$

26,338


100.0%


$

20,578


100.0%


$

5,761


28.0%

On a geographical basis, sales in the U.S., Fuling Global's largest market, increased by $3.9 million, or 20.1%, to $23.4 million for the first quarter of 2017 from $19.5 million for the same period of last year. Sales in Europe also increased by $0.2 million, or 50.7%, to $0.7 million for the first quarter of 2017. Sales in China, our second largest market, were the strongest and increased by almost four fold to $1.7 million for the first quarter of 2017 from $0.3 million for the same period of last year.



For the Three Months Ended March 31,



2017



2016



Y/Y Change



Revenues ($'000)


% of Total



Revenues ($'000)


% of Total



Amount ($'000)


%

U.S.

$

23,384


88.8%


$

19,475


94.6%


$

3,909


20.1%

Europe


655


2.5%



434


2.1%



220


50.7%

China


1,724


6.5%



345


1.7%



1,379


399.8%

Canada


252


1.0%



205


1.0%



47


23.1%

Others


324


1.2%



119


0.6%



205


172.6%

Total

$

26,338


100.0%


$

20,578


100.0%


$

5,760


28.0%

Gross profit

Total cost of goods sold increased by $5.9 million, or 38.2%, to $21.3 million for the first quarter of 2017 from $15.4 million for the same period of last year. The increase was mainly due to increased sale volume as well as higher unit price of raw material as oil prices increased year-over-year. Gross profit decreased by $0.1 million, or 2.3%, to $5.1 million for the first quarter of 2017 from $5.2 million for the same period of last year. Gross margin was 19.3% the first quarter of 2017, compared to 25.3% for the same period of last year.

Operating income

Selling expenses decreased by $0.5 million, or 27.6%, to $1.2 million for the first quarter of 2017 from $1.6 million for the same period of last year. As a percentage of sales, selling expenses were 4.5% in the first quarter of 2017, compared to 7.9% in the same period of last year. General and administrative expenses decreased by $0.1 million, or 5.8%, to $1.9 million for the first quarter of 2017 from $2.1 million for the same period of last year. As a percentage of sales, general and administrative expenses were 7.4% in the first quarter of 2017, compared to 10.0% in the same period of last year. Research and development expenses increased by $0.1 million, or 13.9%, to $0.5 million for the first quarter of 2017 from $0.4 million for the same period of last year. We expect R&D expense to stay at current levels as we continued to conduct research and development activities, especially seeking to increase the use of environmentally-friendly materials, develop degradable and biodegradable materials and reduce reliance on fossil-based raw materials. 

As a result, total operating expenses decreased by $0.5 million, or 12.5%, to $3.6 million for the first quarter of 2017 from $4.1 million for the same period of last year.

Operating income increased by $0.4 million, or 36.3%, to $1.5 million for the first quarter of 2017 from $1.1 million for the same period of last year. Operating margin was 5.6% for the first quarter of 2017, compared to 5.3% for the same period of last year. The increase in operating margin was due to decrease in operating expenses as a percentage of sales and partially offset by decrease in gross margin.

Income before income taxes

Total other income, which includes interest income and expenses, subsidy income and other non-operating income and expenses, was $0.2 million for the first quarter of 2017, compared to total other expense of $0.1 million for the same period of last year. The increase in total other income was mainly due to a $0.3 million increase in subsidy income in the first quarter of 2017.  

Income before income taxes increased by $0.7 million, or 67.1%, to $1.7 million for the first quarter of 2017 from $1.0 million for the same period of last year. The increase was primarily due to lower operating expenses and higher subsidy income received from local government.

Provision for income taxes was $0.3 million for the first quarter of 2017, essentially unchanged from the same period of last year.

Net income

Net income increased by $0.7 million, or 98.4%, to $1.4 million for the first quarter of 2017 from $0.7 million for the same period of last year. After deduction of non-controlling interest, net income attributable to Fuling Global increased by $0.7 million, or 86.8%, to $1.4 million for the first quarter of 2017 from $0.7 million for the same period of last year.

Basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.09 for the first quarter of 2017, compared to $0.05 for the same period of last year. The increase in earnings per share was mainly due to increase in net income as a result of lower operating expenses and higher subsidy income in 2017.

Financial Condition

As of March 31, 2017, the Company had cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash, and certificates of deposits of $3.9 million, $2.2 million, and $2.3 million, respectively, compared to $4.0 million, $2.3 million, and $1.5 million, respectively, at the end of 2016. Short-term borrowing and bank notes payable were $17.8 million and $2.7 million, respectively, as of March 31, 2017, compared to $21.5 million and $2.6 million, respectively, at the end of 2016. Long-term borrowing was $0.9 million as of March 31, 2017, compared to $0.8 million at the end of 2016.

Net cash used in operating activities was $0.1 million for the first quarter of 2017, compared to $2.7 million for the same period of last year. Net cash used in investing activities was $3.3 million for the first quarter of 2017, compared to $7.4 million for the same period of last year. Net cash provided by financing activities was $3.4 million for the first quarter of 2017, compared to $2.8 million for the same period of last year.  

About Fuling Global Inc.

Fuling Global Inc. ("Fuling Global") is an environmentally-friendly specialized producer and distributor of plastic serviceware, with precision manufacturing facilities in both the U.S. and China. The Company's plastic serviceware products include disposable cutlery, drinking straws, cups, plates and other plastic products and are used by more than one hundred customers primarily from the U.S. and Europe, including Subway, Wendy's, Burger King, Taco Bell, KFC (China only), Walmart, and McKesson. More information about the Company can be found at: http://ir.fulingglobal.com/.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains information about Fuling Global's view of its future expectations, plans and prospects that constitute forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from historical results or those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors including, but not limited to, risks and uncertainties associated with its application of IPO proceeds, its ability to raise additional funding, its ability to maintain and grow its business, variability of operating results, its ability to maintain and enhance its brand, its development and introduction of new products and services, the successful integration of acquired companies, technologies and assets into its portfolio of software and services, marketing and other business development initiatives, competition in the industry, general government regulation, economic conditions, dependence on key personnel, the ability to attract, hire and retain personnel who possess the technical skills and experience necessary to meet the requirements of its clients, and its ability to protect its intellectual property. Fuling Global encourages you to review other factors that may affect its future results in Fuling Global's registration statement and in its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

For more information, please contact:

Investor Relations:
Tony Tian, CFA
Weitian Group LLC
Email: tony.tian@weitian-ir.com
Phone: +1-732-910-9692

At the Company:
Gilbert Lee, CFO
Email: ir@fulingplasticusa.com
Phone: +1-610-366-8070 x1835
Web: http://ir.fulingglobal.com/

 

 

 

FULING GLOBAL INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS











March 31,



December 31,




2017



2016




(UNAUDITED)





ASSETS

Current Assets:







Cash and cash equivalents


$

3,876,697



$

4,009,784


Restricted cash



2,176,741




2,333,607


Certificates of deposit



2,297,924




1,539,082


Accounts receivable, net



18,230,145




20,915,134


Advances to supplier, net



403,724




639,947


Inventories, net



15,409,591




16,731,704


Prepaid expenses and other current assets



1,998,299




1,660,978


Total Current Assets



44,393,121




47,830,236











Property, plant and equipment, net



35,835,044




33,802,047


Intangible assets, net



9,484,313




9,447,486


Prepayments for construction and equipment purchases



2,322,613




2,192,236


Security deposit for sale leaseback



728,685




723,206


Other non-current assets



223,815




269,329


Total Assets


$

92,987,591



$

94,264,540











LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY










Current Liabilities:









Short term borrowings


$

21,469,204



$

17,790,962


Bank notes payable



2,651,817




2,556,768


Advances from customers



604,785




604,873


Accounts payable



10,712,774




16,333,445


Accrued and other liabilities



1,854,917




2,195,853


Other payable - sale leaseback



1,945,707




1,931,076


Taxes payable



242,411




164,571


Deferred gains



270,964




650,343


Due to Related party



22,945




53,082


Total Current Liabilities



39,775,524




42,280,973











Long term payable - sale leaseback



1,201,579




1,675,314


Long term borrowing



944,033




836,471


Total Liabilities



41,921,136




44,792,758











Commitments and contingencies


















Shareholders' Equity









Common stock: $0.001 par value, 70,000,000 shares authorized, 15,756,500 and
15,756,500 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2017 and
December 31, 2016, respectively



15,757




15,757


Additional paid in capital



29,857,295




29,845,442


Statutory reserve



4,151,610




4,017,957


Retained earnings



18,242,661




16,976,133


Accumulated other comprehensive loss



(1,367,550)




(1,520,750)


Total Fuling Global Inc.'s equity



50,899,773




49,334,539











Noncontrolling interest



166,682




137,243


Total Shareholders' Equity



51,066,455




49,471,782











Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity


$

92,987,591



$

94,264,540


 

 

 

FULING GLOBAL INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME


(UNAUDITED)








For the Three Months
Ended March 31,




2017



2016









Revenues


$

26,338,048



$

20,577,819


Cost of goods sold



21,250,573




15,372,996


Gross Profit



5,087,475




5,204,823











Operating Expenses









Selling expenses



1,180,659




1,631,533


General and administrative expenses



1,944,531




2,064,559


Research and development expenses



476,496




418,356


Total operating expenses



3,601,686




4,114,448











Income from Operations



1,485,789




1,090,375











Other Income (Expense):









Interest income



5,980




6,613


Interest expense



(242,661)




(201,684)


Subsidy income



366,518




40,869


Foreign currency transaction gain (loss)



(48,395)




59,789


Other expense, net



159,892




37,652


Total other income, net



241,334




(56,761)











Income Before Income Taxes



1,727,123




1,033,614











Provision for Income Taxes



297,503




313,024











Net Income


$

1,429,620



$

720,590











Less: net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest



29,439




(29,109)











Net income attributable to Fuling Global Inc.


$

1,400,181



$

749,699











Other Comprehensive Income









Foreign currency translation income



153,200




233,732


Comprehensive income attributable to Fuling Global Inc.


$

1,553,381



$

983,431











Earnings per share









Basic and diluted


$

0.09



$

0.05











Weighted average number of shares









Basic and diluted



15,756,500




15,732,795


 

 

 

FULING GLOBAL INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS


(UNAUDITED)








For the Three Months Ended March 31,




2017



2016


CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES







Net income


$

1,429,620



$

720,590


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:









Stock based compensation



11,853




34,631


Deferred tax benefit (loss)



-




(112,464)


Depreciation and amortization



808,699




619,319


Bad debt provisions(recovery)



(55,273)




5,503


Gain on disposal of fixed assets



(1,477)




(12,888)


Changes in operating assets:









Accounts receivable



2,812,566




(335,806)


Advances to suppliers



244,196




(285,218)


Inventories



1,374,124




1,588,607


Other assets



177,878




(634,938)


Changes in operating liabilities:









Accounts payable



(5,823,735)




(4,151,850)


Advance from customers



(4,021)




309,220


Deferred income



(384,541)




-


Taxes payable



(378,085)




(180,977)


Accrued and other liabilities



(351,075)




(229,848)


Net cash used in operating activities



(139,271)




(2,666,119)











CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES









Additions to property and equipment



(90,051)




(1,207,431)


Additions to construction in progress



(2,197,643)




-


Cash receipts from disposal property and equipment



13,099




19,602


Cash decrease from certificates of deposit



(747,637)




(103,046)


Prepayments for construction and equipment purchase



(310,239)




(6,062,422)


Net cash used in investing activities



(3,332,471)




(7,353,297)











CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES









Proceeds from short-term borrowings



7,499,776




9,682,986


Repayments of short-term borrowings



(3,953,506)




(7,187,968)


Proceeds from long-term borrowings



107,562




-


Proceeds from bank notes payable



1,344,182




1,778,440


Repayments of bank notes payable



(1,268,458)




(1,729,451)


Repayment of third party borrowing



-




(183,474)


Repayments of loans from related parties



(30,557)




-


Repayments of other payable - sales lease back



(486,723)




-


Change of restricted cash



174,723




488,632


Net cash provided by financing activities



3,386,999




2,849,165











EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATES CHANGES ON CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS



(48,344)




10,140











NET DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS



(133,087)




(7,160,111)











CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF THE PERIOD



4,009,784




15,573,554











CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, ENDING OF THE PERIOD


$

3,876,697



$

8,413,443











SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:









Cash paid during the period for:









Interest paid


$

214,889



$

244,975


Income tax paid


$

605,258



$

609,402


Non-cash investing activities:









Transfer from construction in progress to fixed assets


$

12,059,546



$

-


Transfer from advance payments to fixed assets


$

20,400



$

-


 

 

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fuling-global-inc-reports-first-quarter-2017-financial-results-300456732.html

Source: Fuling Global Inc.

Related stocks: NASDAQ-SMALL:FORK

Featured Video

Banking/Financial Service Recent Releases

Household/Consumer/Cosmetics Recent Releases

Retail Recent Releases

Earnings Recent Releases

Advanced Search
Search
  
  1. Products & Services
  2. News Releases
  3. Knowledge Center
  4. For Journalists & Media
  5. Multimedia Theater
  6. Contact Us