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China Ceramics Announces Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results

2012-08-15 19:00 1032

JINJIANG, China, August 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Ceramics Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ Global Market: CCCL, CCCLW, CCCLU) ("China Ceramics" or the "Company"), a leading Chinese manufacturer of ceramic tiles used for exterior siding and for interior flooring and design in residential and commercial buildings, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012.

Second Quarter 2012 Highlights

  • Revenue was RMB 441.0 million (US$ 69.5 million), up 18.5% from the second quarter of 2011;
  • Gross profit was RMB 128.6 million (US$ 20.3 million), up 13.4% from the second quarter of 2011;
  • Gross profit margin was 29.2%, down 130 basis points from the second quarter of 2011;
  • Net profit was RMB 86.1 million (US$ 13.6 million), up 18.9% from the second quarter of 2011;
  • On a quarter-to-quarter sequential basis, revenue was up 18.5%, gross profit was up 13.8% and net profit was up 20.1%.
  • Non-GAAP net profit, which excludes the current quarter's share-based compensation expenses, was RMB 87.4 million (US$ 13.8 million), up 16.8% from RMB 74.8 million (US$ 11.5 million) in the second quarter of 2011;
  • Earnings per fully diluted share were RMB 4.21 (US$ 0.66).

"We are pleased to report solid second quarter financial performance, especially in light of the currently challenging domestic market environment. The quarter's results were driven by higher margin ceramic tile products manufactured with the capabilities from our capacity plant expansion and reasonably sound sales volume," said Mr. Jiadong Huang, CEO of China Ceramics. "Our annual production capacity of ceramic tiles is currently 72 million square meters, out of which we are utilizing production facilities capable of producing 56 million square meters per year. With the power now on at our Hengdali facility, we will continue to monitor the macroeconomic environment to determine when it would be prudent to bring online additional production capacity as business conditions dictate."

CEO Mr. Huang continued, "While the market environment has been challenging, we will continue to innovate and offer the best product mix to our customers relative to the market so as to sustain our competitive advantage. With our new modern facilities, we have the ability to operate efficiently and at a high level of utilization. Going forward, we anticipate that our ability to understand our customers and their needs will enable us penetrate the Tier II and Tier III markets further and to generate continued positive results."

Second Quarter 2012 Results

Revenue for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012 was RMB 441.0 million (US$ 69.5 million), up 18.5% from RMB 372.3 million (US$ 57.3 million) for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011. The year-over-year increase in revenue was primarily driven by a 19.9% increase in the average selling price of ceramic tiles to RMB 32.5 per square meter in the second quarter of 2012 from RMB 27.1 per square meter in the comparable quarter of 2011 due to a change in the sales mix, with more sales coming from the higher-priced rustic series of ceramic tiles that are being produced in the Company's Hengdali facility.

Gross profit for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012 was RMB 128.6 million (US$ 20.3 million), up 13.4% from RMB 113.4 million (US$ 17.5 million) for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011. The year-over-year increase in gross profit was mostly driven by the higher average selling prices of our tiles in the most recent quarter. Of the cost of sales for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, RMB 4.8 million (US$ 0.8 million) related to a provision for inventory that was aging. Gross profit margin was 29.2% for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012 compared to 30.5% for the same period in 2011. The year-over-year decrease in gross profit margin was driven by increased material cost, labor cost and inventory provision.

Administrative expenses for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012 were RMB 7.1 million (US$ 1.1 million), down 26.0% from RMB 9.6 million (US$ 1.5 million) in the second quarter of 2011. The year-over-year decrease in administrative expenses was primarily due to a reduction to RMB 1.3 million (US$ 0.2 million) of non-cash share-based compensation expenses related to the 2010 Incentive Compensation Plan, which is designed to retain directors and senior management. The comparable non-cash share-based expenses were RMB 2.4 million (US$ 0.4 million) in the same period in 2011. It is expected that additional non-cash share-based compensation expenses of approximately RMB 5.1 million (US$ 0.8 million) will be incurred from July 2012 to January 2014.

Profit before taxation for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012 was RMB 115.6 million (US$ 18.2 million), up 18.1% from RMB 97.9 million (US$ 15.1 million) in the second quarter of 2011. The year-over-year increase in profit from operations was the result of higher gross profit as well as lower administrative expenses.

Net profit for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012 was RMB 86.1 million (US$ 13.6 million), up 18.9% from RMB 72.4 million (US$ 11.1 million) in the same period of 2011. The year-over-year increase in net profit was the result of higher gross profit as well as the aforementioned lower administrative expenses.

Earnings per fully diluted share were RMB 4.21 (US$ 0.66) for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, up 6.0% from RMB 3.97 (US$ 0.61) over the same period in 2011. Earnings per fully diluted share in the second quarter of 2012 were computed using 20.4 million shares, while net earnings per fully diluted share in the second quarter of 2011 were computed using 18.3 million shares.

Non-GAAP profit before taxation, which excludes share-based compensation expenses, was RMB 117.0 million (US$ 18.4 million) in the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, up 16.7% from RMB 100.3 million (US$ 15.4 million) in 2011.

Non-GAAP net profit, which excludes share-based compensation expenses, was RMB 87.4 million (US$ 13.8 million) in the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, an increase of 16.8% from 74.8 million (US$ 11.5 million) in the second quarter of 2011.

Non-GAAP earnings per fully diluted share, which excludes share-based compensation expenses, was RMB 4.28 (US$ 0.67) in the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, up 4.4% from RMB 4.10 (US$ 0.63) in the same period of 2011.

Six Months 2012 Results

Revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2012 increased by 19.6% to RMB 813.3 million (US$ 128.6 million) compared to the six months ended June 30, 2011. Gross profit was RMB 241.6 million (US$ 38.2 million), up 15.8% from RMB 208.7 million (US$ 32.0 million) in the six months ended June 30, 2011. Gross margin was 29.7% compared to 30.7% in the same period of 2011. Selling expenses were RMB 5.8 million (US$ 0.9 million), compared to RMB 5.6 million (US$ 0.9 million) in the same period of 2011. Administrative expenses were RMB 16.7 million (US$ 2.6 million), compared to RMB 25.2 million (US$ 3.9 million) for the same period of 2011. Net profit for the six months ended June 30, 2012 was RMB 157.7 million (US$ 24.9 million), up 24.8% from the same period of 2011. Non-GAAP net profit, which excludes share-based compensation expenses, was RMB 160.8 million (US$ 25.4 million) for the six months ended June 30, 2012, an increase of 18.3% from RMB 135.9 million (US$ 20.8 million) in the same period of 2011. Earnings per fully diluted share were RMB 7.72 (US$ 1.22) for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and RMB 7.87 (US$ 1.24) on a non-GAAP basis, up from RMB 6.93 (US$ 1.06) and RMB 7.45 (US$ 1.14) on a non-GAAP basis in the same period of 2011. Earnings per fully diluted share for the first half of 2012 were computed using 20.4 million shares while net earnings per fully diluted share for the first half of 2011 were computed using 18.3 million shares.

Second Quarter 2012 Statements of Selected Financial Position Items

  • Cash and bank balances were RMB 78.3 million (US$ 12.3 million) as of June 30, 2012, compared with RMB 42.1 million (US$ 6.7 million) as of December 31, 2011. The increase in cash and bank balances was the result of sustained revenues and no capital expenditures during the quarter ended June 30, 2012.
  • Inventory turnover was 99 days as of June 30, 2012 compared with 84 days as of December 31, 2011. The increase in inventory turnover reflects a normal pattern when we introduce a new series of ceramic tiles, which would temporarily be slower moving as we produce a certain amount of the tiles to have available for developers to test, while thereafter the new series would only be produced in accordance with actual customer orders.
  • Trade receivables turnover was 109 days as of June 30, 2012 compared with 93 days as of December 31, 2011. The Company's trade receivables include a 17% value-added-tax ("VAT"), whereas reported revenue is net of VAT. Trade receivables turnover excluding VAT amounts was 94 days as of June 30, 2012 compared with 79 days as of December 31, 2011. The average turnover days were within the Company's past normal collection range period.
  • Trade payables turnover was 81 days as of June 30, 2012 compared with 77 days as of December 31, 2011. The average turnover days were within the Company's normal credit period.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Cash flow generated from operating activities was RMB 52.0 million (US$ 8.2 million) for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, compared to RMB 2.1 million (US$ 0.3 million) of cash flow generated from operating activities in the same period in 2011. The year-over-year increase of RMB 49.9 million (US$ 7.9 million) was mainly due to the increase in revenue.

Cash flow generated from investing activities in the quarter ended June 30, 2012 was RMB 0.1 million (US$ 0.02 million) due from interest received, compared to RMB 75.3 million (US$ 11.7 million) of cash flow used in investing activities in the same period of 2011, which was primarily due to the acquisition of property, plant and equipment.

Cash flow used in financing activities was RMB 50.0 million (US$ 7.9 million) due to the repayment of bank borrowings for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, as compared to RMB 40.0 million (US$ 6.1 million) for the quarter ended June 30, 2011

Plant Expansion and Capital Expenditures Update

The Company's Hengda facility has an annual production capacity of 42 million square meters of ceramic tiles, having undergone a facility expansion and other capital improvements in fiscal 2010 and fiscal 2011. China Ceramics is currently utilizing the full productive capacity at its Hengda facility. The Company's Hengdali facility underwent Phase II of its expansion program in the fourth quarter of 2011 and the first quarter of 2012, which increased its annual production capacity of ceramic tiles from 10 million square meters to 30 million square meters. However, consistent with our previously stated plan to bring online additional capacity at the facility as determined by market demand, the Company is currently utilizing plant facilities at Hengdali capable of producing only 14 million square meters of ceramic tiles annually. In total, the Company is utilizing annual production capacity of 56 million square meters out of a potential annual productive capacity of 72 million square meters of ceramic tiles.

Management reviews the levels of capital expenditures throughout the year and makes adjustments to its capital expenditures subject to market conditions. The Company had no capital expenditures in the first and second quarters of 2012. Whether the Company engages in capital expenditures in the second half of 2012 will be subject to the business outlook at that time. Management has determined to delay the further expansion of the Hengdali facility that had been previously planned (which would have increased production capacity by an additional 14 million square meters of ceramic tiles annually) given current business conditions.

Business Outlook

China Ceramics generated solid year-to-year operating results in the second quarter of 2012 attributable to a continued improvement in its product mix as the Company's business continues to transition from lower margin tiles products to higher margin, more advanced and better performing ceramic tiles. The products being produced at its Hengdali facility, in particular, enabled China Ceramics to increase its average selling prices by 19.9% in the second quarter relative to the comparable year-ago quarter following similar year-ago comparisons in the previous two quarters. An improved product mix led to solid revenue and earnings growth and cash flow generation in the second quarter, though at a somewhat less robust rate than occurred in previous same period year-to-year comparisons. As indicated, the Company's financial results in future periods may not improve at the same rate as in past periods due to the Company's rapid facility expansion in the last couple of years. Further, the slowing economy in China is likely to have an adverse effect on the demand for the Company's products.

In the second quarter of 2012, the Company's sales volume (the amount of square meters of ceramic tile sold) fell by 1.2%, which the Company attributes to a slowdown in construction activity and real estate development in China. This follows only a modest increase in sales volume of 2.5% in the first quarter of 2012. The Company anticipates that a possible slowing of its sales volume could continue in 2012 caused by the overall slowing in economic conditions in China. The sales volume in the second quarter of 2012 represented a 15.8% increase from that of the first quarter of 2012, which is attributable to the seasonality of the Company's business, consistent with the trend of past years. The current utilization of the Company's two plant facilities based on the production capacity divided by the amount of "on-line" production capacity (56 million square meters annually) is currently 96.3%, which is indicative of the efficiency of production capacity currently in use.

The Company's backlog of orders for delivery in the third quarter of 2012 is approximately RMB 385.9 million (US$ 60.7 million), representing a year-over-year decrease of 5.2% compared to the third quarter of 2011. This year-over-year comparison is significantly changed from that of previous quarters reflecting the impact of weaker customer demand. The Company estimates that its sales volume of ceramic tiles in the third quarter of 2012 will be approximately 12.2 million square meters.

Given the slowdown in domestic demand, the Company believes it unlikely that it will bring online the unused production capacity at its Hengdali facility until macroeconomic conditions change, and that its annual production capacity will remain at its current level of 56 million square meters of ceramic tiles for the remainder of 2012.

To mitigate the effects of slowing demand, the Company will maintain its currently wide range of product offerings and augment it with new products from its research and development program, which has the potential to result in products that realize higher margins. The Company believes that a core competitive advantage is its ability to innovate and introduce new products into the product mix that it offers to its customers. China Ceramics' new plant facilities also offer new design and production capabilities as well as the ability to operate more efficiently.

In addition, the Company plans to expand its distribution network and heighten its direct sales efforts to large developers. The Company will continue to focus on Tier II and Tier III cities where it believes conditions are generally more stable relative to more volatile Tier I cities.

Conference Call Information

The Company will host a conference call at 8:00 am ET on Wednesday, August 15, 2012. Listeners may access the call by dialing +1 (866) 395-5819 five to ten minutes prior to the scheduled conference call time. International callers should dial +1 (706) 643-6986. The conference participant pass code is 17678224. A replay of the conference call will be available for 14 days starting from 11:00 pm ET on August 15, 2012. To access the replay, dial +1 (855) 859-2056. International callers should dial +1 (404) 537-3406. The pass code is 17678224 for the replay.

About China Ceramics Co., Ltd

China Ceramics Co., Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of ceramic tiles in China. The Company's ceramic tiles are used for exterior siding, interior flooring, and design in residential and commercial buildings. China Ceramics' products, sold under the "Hengda" or "HD", "Hengdeli" or "HDL", the "TOERTO" and "WULIQIAO" brands, and the "Pottery Capital of Tang Dynasty" brands, are available in over 2,000 style, color and size combinations and are distributed through a network of exclusive distributors as well as directly to large property developers. For more information, please visit http://www.cceramics.com.

Currency Convenience Translation

The Company's financial information is stated in Renminbi ("RMB"). The translation of RMB amounts into United States dollars in the earning release is included solely for the convenience of readers. For statements of financial position data, translation of RMB into U.S. dollars has been made using historic spot exchange rates published by www.federalreserve.gov. For statements of comprehensive income data and statements of cash flows data, translation of RMB into U.S. dollars has been made using the average of historical daily exchange rates. Such translations should not be construed as representations that RMB amounts could be converted into U.S. dollars at that rate or any other rate, or to be the amounts that would have been reported under IFRS.

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain of the statements made in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning and protections of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements include statements with respect to our beliefs, plans, objectives, goals, expectations, anticipations, assumptions, estimates, intentions, and future performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may be beyond our control, and which may cause the actual results, performance, capital, ownership or achievements of the Company to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be forward-looking statements. You can identify these forward-looking statements through our use of words such as "may," "will," "anticipate," "assume," "should," "indicate," "would," "believe," "contemplate," "expect," "estimate," "continue," "plan," "point to," "project," "could," "intend," "target" and other similar words and expressions of the future.

All written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to us are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary notice, including, without limitation, those risks and uncertainties described in our annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2011 and otherwise in our SEC reports and filings, including the final prospectus for our offering. Such reports are available upon request from the Company, or from the Securities and Exchange Commission, including through the SEC's Internet website at http://www.sec.gov. We have no obligation and do not undertake to update, revise or correct any of the forward-looking statements after the date hereof, or after the respective dates on which any such statements otherwise are made.

Contact Information:


China Ceramics Co., Ltd.

CCG Investor Relations Inc.

Edmund Hen, Chief Financial Officer

David Rudnick, Account Manager

Email: info@cceramics.com

Email: david.rudnick@ccgir.com


Phone: +1-646-626-4172

FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW


CHINA CERAMICS CO., LTD. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION

(RMB in thousands)








As at

June 30, 2012


As at

December 31, 2011



(Unaudited)



ASSETS AND LIABILITIES










Non-current assets





Property, plant and equipment


810,568


843,429

Land use rights


30,932


31,267

Goodwill


3,735


3,735

Deferred tax asset


1,460


-



846,695


878,431






Current assets





Inventories


334,146


291,781

Trade receivables


515,959


473,209

Prepayments and other receivables


7,937


26,377

Cash and bank balances


78,274


42,149



936,316


833,516






Current liabilities





Trade payables


257,243


252,682

Accrued liabilities and other payables


48,362


44,349

Interest-bearing bank borrowings


35,000


125,000

Income tax payable


26,767


35,090



367,372


457,121

Non-current liabilities





Long term borrowings


60,000


60,000

Deferred tax liabilities


1,069


1,087



61,069


61,087






Net current assets


568,944


376,395






Net assets


1,354,570


1,193,739






EQUITY





Total shareholders' equity


1,354,570


1,193,739


CHINA CERAMICS CO., LTD. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(RMB in thousands, except EPS and share data)



Three months ended


Six months ended


June 30

March 31

June 30


June 30

June 30


2012

2012

2011


2012

2011








Revenue

440,991

372,288

372,323


813,279

680,188

Cost of Sales

(312,370)

(259,280)

(258,894)


(571,650)

(471,448)

Gross profit

128,621

113,008

113,429


241,629

208,740

Selling and distribution expenses

(2,834)

(2,962)

(3,062)


(5,796)

(5,596)

Administrative expenses

(7,138)

(9,593)

(9,570)


(16,731)

(25,190)

Finance costs

(2,771)

(3,570)

(2,297)


(6,341)

(4,170)

Other expenses

(237)

(246)

(646)


(483)

(1,062)

Profit before taxation

115,641

96,637

97,854


212,278

172,722

Income tax expense

(29,575)

(24,966)

(25,445)


(54,541)

(46,302)

Net Profit for the period

86,066

71,671

72,409


157,737

126,420

Attributable to:

Shareholders of the Company







EPS-Basic

4.21

3.51

3.97


7.72

6.93

EPS-Diluted

4.21

3.51

3.97


7.72

6.93

Shares used in calculating basic EPS







Basic

20,430,838

20,430,838

18,254,002


20,430,838

18,254,002

Diluted

20,430,838

20,430,838

18,254,002


20,430,838

18,254,002

CHINA CERAMICS CO., LTD. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES

SALES VOLUME AND AVERAGE SELLING PRICE


Three months ended


Six months ended


June 30

March 31

June 30


June 30

June 30


2012

2012

2011


2012

2011








Sales volume (square meters)

13,567,038

11,719,104

13,734,874


25,286,142

25,164,119

Average Selling Price (in RMB/square meter)

32.5

31.8

27.1


32.2

27.0

Average Selling Price (in USD/square meter)

5.1

5.0

4.2


5.1

4.1


CHINA CERAMICS CO., LTD. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(RMB in thousands)






Three months ended


Six months ended


June

March

June


June

June


30

31

30


30

30


2012

2012

2011


2012

2011








Cash flows from operating activities







Profit before taxation

115,641

96,637

97,854


212,278

172,722

Adjustments for







Amortization of land use rights

168

167

168


335

335

Depreciation of property, plant

and equipment

16,413

16,448

11,309


32,861

20,127

Loss on disposal of property,

plant and equipment

-

-

739


-

842

Provision for inventory

4,805

1,035

-


5,840

-

Share-based compensation

1,310

1,761

2,407


3,071

9,518

Finance costs

2,520

3,570

2,297


6,090

4,170

Interest income

(116)

(103)

(113)


(219)

(335)

Operating profit before working capital

changes

140,741

119,515

114,661


260,256

207,379

Increase in inventories

(5,341)

(42,864)

(41,697)


(48,205)

(78,322)

(Increase)/decrease in trade receivables

(77,282)

34,532

(94,909)


(42,750)

(152,642)

(Increase)/decrease in other

receivables and prepayments

11,622

6,818

(1,025)


18,440

(9,799)

Increase/(decrease) in trade payables

10,733

(6,173)

39,630


4,560

67,629

Increase/(decrease) in accrued liabilities and other payables

1,340

2,940

4,465


4,280

(1,551)

Cash generated from operations

81,813

114,768

21,125


196,581

32,694

Interest paid

(2,771)

(3,586)

(2,297)


(6,357)

(4,170)

Income tax paid

(27,001)

(37,340)

(16,718)


(64,341)

(41,620)








Net cash generated from/(used in)

operating activities

52,041

73,842

2,110


125,883

(13,096)








Cash flows from investing activities







Proceed from disposal of property,

plant and equipment

-

-

4,801


-

5,509

Acquisition of property, plant and

equipment

-

-

(80,223)


-

(244,464)

Interest received

116

103

113


219

335








Net cash generated from/(used in) investing activities

116

103

(75,309)


219

(238,620)








Cash flows from financing activities







Bank borrowings obtained

-

-

71,200


-

71,200

Repayment of short-term loans

(50,000)

(40,000)

(31,200)


(90,000)

(31,200)








Net cash generated from/(used in) financing activities

(50,000)

(40,000)

40,000


(90,000)

40,000








Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

2,157

33,945

(33,199)


36,102

(211,716)

Cash and cash equivalents,

beginning of period

76,091

42,149

84,923


42,149

263,495

Effect of foreign exchange rate

differences

26

(3)

(78)


23

(133)








Cash and cash equivalents,

end of period

78,274

76,091

51,646


78,274

51,646


CHINA CERAMICS CO., LTD. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMEMTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION

(U.S Dollar in thousands)










As at

June 30, 2012


As at

December 31, 2011





ASSETS AND LIABILITIES








Non-current assets




Property, plant and equipment

127,588


134,007

Land use rights

4,869


4,968

Goodwill

588


593

Deferred tax asset

230


-


133,275


139,568





Current assets




Inventories

52,597


46,359

Trade receivables

81,215


75,185

Prepayments and other receivables

1,249


4,191

Cash and bank balances

12,321


6,697


147,382


132,432





Current liabilities




Trade payables

40,492


40,147

Accrued liabilities and other payables

7,612


7,047

Interest-bearing bank borrowings

5,509


19,860

Income tax payable

4,213


5,575


57,826


72,629

Non-current liabilities




Long term borrowings

9,444


9,533

Deferred tax liabilities

168


173


9,612


9,706





Net current assets

89,556


59,803





Net assets

213,219


189,665





EQUITY




Total shareholders' equity

213,219


189,665


CHINA CERAMICS CO., LTD. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(U.S Dollar in thousands, except EPS and share data)



Three months ended


Six months ended


June 30

March 31

June 30


June 30

June 30


2012

2012

2011


2012

2011








Revenue

69,479

59,134

57,306


128,613

104,136

Cost of Sales

(49,217)

(41,184)

(39,846)


(90,401)

(72,178)

Gross profit

20,262

17,950

17,460


38,212

31,958

Selling and distribution expenses

(447)

(470)

(472)


(917)

(857)

Administrative expenses

(1,123)

(1,523)

(1,481)


(2,646)

(3,857)

Finance costs

(436)

(567)

(353)


(1,003)

(638)

Other expenses

(37)

(39)

(99)


(76)

(162)

Profit before taxation

18,219

15,351

15,055


33,570

26,444

Income tax expense

(4,659)

(3,966)

(3,916)


(8,625)

(7,089)

Net Profit for the period

13,560

11,385

11,139


24,945

19,355

Attributable to:

Shareholders of the Company







EPS-Basic

0.66

0.56

0.61


1.22

1.06

EPS-Diluted

0.66

0.56

0.61


1.22

1.06

Shares used in calculating basic EPS







Basic

20,430,838

20,430,838

18,254,002


20,430,838

18,254,002

Diluted

20,430,838

20,430,838

18,254,002


20,430,838

18,254,002










CHINA CERAMICS CO., LTD. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(U.S Dollar in thousands)






Three months ended


Six months ended


June

March

June


June

June


30

31

30


30

30


2012

2012

2011


2012

2011








Cash flows from operating activities







Profit before taxation

18,219

15,351

15,055


33,570

26,444

Adjustments for







Amortization of land use rights

26

27

26


53

51

Depreciation of property, plant

and equipment

2,584

2,613

1,740


5,197

3,081

Loss on disposal of property,

plant and equipment

-

-

113


-

129

Provision for inventory

760

164

-


924

-

Share-based compensation

206

280

375


486

1,457

Finance costs

396

567

353


963

638

Interest income

(19)

(16)

(17)


(35)

(51)

Operating profit before working capital

changes

22,172

18,986

17,645


41,158

31,749

Increase in inventories

(815)

(6,808)

(6,420)


(7,623)

(11,991)

(Increase)/decrease in trade receivables

(12,246)

5,485

(14,587)


(6,761)

(23,369)

(Increase)/decrease in other

receivables and prepayments

1,833

1,083

(165)


2,916

(1,500)

Increase/(decrease) in trade payables

1,702

(981)

6,095


721

10,354

Increase/(decrease) in accrued liabilities and other payables

210

467

678


677

(237)

Cash generated from operations

12,856

18,232

3,246


31,088

5,006

Interest paid

(435)

(570)

(353)


(1,005)

(638)

Income tax paid

(4,244)

(5,931)

(2,584)


(10,175)

(6,372)








Net cash generated from/(used in)

operating activities

8,177

11,731

309


19,908

(2,004)








Cash flows from investing activities







Proceed from disposal of property,

plant and equipment

-

-

735


-

843

Acquisition of property, plant and

equipment

-

-

(12,444)


-

(37,427)

Interest received

19

16

17


35

51








Net cash generated from/(used in) investing activities

19

16

(11,692)


35

(36,533)








Cash flows from financing activities







Bank borrowings obtained

-

-

10,901


-

10,901

Repayment of short-term loans

(7,879)

(6,354)

(4,777)


(14,233)

(4,777)








Net cash generated from/(used in) financing activities

(7,879)

(6,354)

6,124


(14,233)

6,124








Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

317

5,393

(5,259)


5,710

(32,413)

Cash and cash equivalents,

beginning of period

12,083

6,697

12,969


6,697

39,923

Effect of foreign exchange rate

differences

(79)

(7)

280


(86)

480








Cash and cash equivalents,

end of period

12,321

12,083

7,990


12,321

7,990

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to China Ceramics' condensed consolidation financial results under International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"), the Company also provides Non-IFRS financial measures (referred to as Non-GAAP financial measures) for the second quarter of 2012, including Non-GAAP profit before taxation, Non-GAAP net income and Non-GAAP earnings per fully diluted shares, all of which exclude the share-based compensation expenses from their comparable IFRS measure. The Company believes that these Non-GAAP financial measures provide investors with another method for assessing China Ceramics' operating results in a manner that is focused on the performance of its ongoing operations and excludes share-based compensation expenses incurred for the stock option program. Readers are cautioned not to view Non-GAAP results on a stand-alone basis or as a substitute for results under GAAP, or as being comparable to results reported or forecasted by other companies, and should refer to the reconciliation of GAAP results with Non-GAAP results below. The Company believes that both management and investors benefit from referring to these Non-GAAP financial measures in assessing the performance of China Ceramics and when planning and forecasting future periods. The accompanying tables have more details on the GAAP financial measures that are most directly comparable to Non-GAAP financial measures and the related reconciliation between these financial measures.

CHINA CERAMICS CO., LTD.

Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP

Three months ended June 30, 2012



GAAP

(1)

Non-GAAP


GAAP

(1)

Non-GAAP


RMB'000

RMB'000

RMB'000


USD'000

USD'000

USD'000

Profit before taxation

115,641

1,310

116,951


18,219

206

18,425

Net profit

86,066

1,310

87,376


13,560

206

13,766

EPS-Basic

4.21


4.28


0.66


0.67

EPS-Diluted

4.21


4.28


0.66


0.67

CHINA CERAMICS CO., LTD.

Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP

Three months ended March 31, 2012



GAAP

(1)

Non-GAAP


GAAP

(1)

Non-GAAP


RMB'000

RMB'000

RMB'000


USD'000

USD'000

USD'000

Profit before taxation

96,637

1,761

98,398


15,351

280

15,631

Net profit

71,671

1,761

73,432


11,385

280

11,665

EPS-Basic

3.51


3.59


0.56


0.57

EPS-Diluted

3.51


3.59


0.56


0.57

CHINA CERAMICS CO., LTD.

Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP

Three months ended June 30, 2011



GAAP

(1)

Non-GAAP


GAAP

(1)

Non-GAAP


RMB'000

RMB'000

RMB'000


USD'000

USD'000

USD'000

Profit before taxation

97,854

2,407

100,261


15,055

375

15,430

Net profit

72,409

2,407

74,816


11,139

375

11,514

EPS-Basic

3.97


4.10


0.61


0.63

EPS-Diluted

3.97


4.10


0.61


0.63


CHINA CERAMICS CO., LTD.

Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP

Six months ended June 30, 2012



GAAP

(1)

Non-GAAP


GAAP

(1)

Non-GAAP


RMB'000

RMB'000

RMB'000


USD'000

USD'000

USD'000

Profit before taxation

212,278

3,071

215,349


33,570

486

34,056

Net profit

157,737

3,071

160,808


24,945

486

25,431

EPS-Basic

7.72


7.87


1.22


1.24

EPS-Diluted

7.72


7.87


1.22


1.24

CHINA CERAMICS CO., LTD.

Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP

Six months ended June 30, 2011



GAAP

(1)

Non-GAAP


GAAP

(1)

Non-GAAP


RMB'000

RMB'000

RMB'000


USD'000

USD'000

USD'000

Profit before taxation

172,722

9,518

182,240


26,444

1,457

27,901

Net profit

126,420

9,518

135,938


19,355

1,457

20,812

EPS-Basic

6.93


7.45


1.06


1.14

EPS-Diluted

6.93


7.45


1.06


1.14


(1)

Share-based compensation.

Source: China Ceramics Co., Ltd.
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