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China Housing and Land Development, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2007 Results



First Quarter and Recent Highlights:

-- On March 12, 2007 Company Announces the Acquisition of Xi'an New Land

Development Co., Ltd (“New Land”)

-- On May 19, 2007 Company Completes $25 million Private Placement with

Institutional and Accredited Investors

-- Proceeds to Help Finance 4 New Developments over the next 4 Years

Generating at least $750 million in Revenue

-- Management Commits to “Make Good” Provision to Achieve at least $16.3

million and $35.8 million in Net Income for 2007 and 2008 respectively

XI'AN, China, May 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Housing and Land Development, Inc., “China Housing” (OTC Bulletin Board: CHLN), a leading developer of residential and commercial properties in the city of Xi'an announced today financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2007.

Revenue for the first quarter was $8.2 million representing a 51.8 percent decrease from $17.0 million during the first quarter last year. Revenue declined on a comparative basis as the Company was actively preparing for new project developments while continuing to sell the remaining commercial units of the Company's Tsining JunjingYuan (aka Junjing Garden I) and Tsining-24G projects.

“Our pipeline of future projects is robust as we have identified and acquired exclusive land development rights for four properties that are expected to contribute to both our short and long term profitability. Specifically, our Baqiao and Junjing Garden II developments are anticipated to be the largest in the Company's history,” commented Mr. Pingji Lu, CEO& Chairman of China Housing. “During the second quarter we will use the proceeds of the private placement to pay for the initial purchase costs associated with the acquisition of “New Land” in addition to the necessary capital expenditures for Baqiao as we look to engage in raw land sales beginning in the third quarter 2007. Additionally, we anticipate commencing construction of Junjing Garden II during the third quarter while conducting presales later in the year.”

Cost of properties sold for the quarter was $6.3 million which decreased 45.7 percent compared to $11.5 million in the first quarter 2006 with the year over year decline consistent with overall lower revenue levels. Selling, general and administrative expense decreased 20 percent versus last year to $0.5 million. Operating income was $1.2 million which decreased 74.7 percent versus last year as a result of the aforementioned factors. For the first quarter 2007 the Company had an effective tax rate of 34 percent which was relatively unchanged from the year ago period. Net income decreased 75.4 percent to $0.8 million from $3.2 million last year with earnings per fully diluted share of $0.04 as compared to $0.16 in the first quarter of 2006 based on 20.7 million and 20.3 million weighted average fully diluted shares outstanding respectively. As a result of the May 2007 private placement the Company has 30.4 million fully diluted shares outstanding.

Revenue Contribution by Project:

(All numbers in USD millions)

1Q2007 1Q2006

Tsining-24G $7.1 --

Tsining Junjing Yuan $0.5 $16.7

Tsining GangWan -- $0.1

Other $0.5 $0.2

Total $8.2 $17.0

As of March 31, 2007 the Company had total assets of $72.7 million of which $42.3 million is related to real estate held for sale or development. Accounts receivable and notes receivable were $4.8 million as the Company receives prepayments for sales of properties while incurring minimal bad debt expense. Total liabilities were $52.3 million which include $22.6 million in loans payable secured by the Company's assets with shareholder's equity of $20.4 million. For the first quarter 2007 the Company generated $0.5 million in cash flow from operations.

Mr. Lu concluded, “The demographics of the Xi'an real estate market continue to remain favorable and our new projects we believe are well positioned to meet the secular increase in demand as the region both grows in population and consumer disposable income. Collectively we believe our portfolio of wholly owned new projects including; Baqiao, Junjing Garden II, Yijing Garden and Kang Canyon will contribute potential revenue for China Housing over the next four years.”

About China Housing and Land Development, Inc.

Based in Xi'an, the capital city of the Shaanxi province in China, China Housing and Land Development, Inc. is the largest Private developer of residential and commercial properties. China Housing has been an independent business since 1992 and became a US publicly listed company in 2006.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Information

This Press Release may contain forward-looking information about China Housing and Land Development, which are covered under the safe harbor for forward-looking statements provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward- looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. These statements can be identified by the use of forward- looking terminology such as "believe," "expect," "may," "will," "should," "project," "plan," "seek," "intend," or "anticipate" or the negative thereof or comparable terminology, and include discussions of strategy, and statements about industry trends and China Housing and Land Development's future performance, operations and products. Actual performance results may vary significantly from expectations and projections. This and other ‘‘Risk Factors'' contained in China Housing and Land Development, Inc.'s public filings with the SEC.

CHINA HOUSING & LAND DEVELOPMENT INC. AND SUBSIDIARY

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

AS OF MARCH 31, 2007 AND DECEMBER 31, 2006

March 31, 2007 December 31, 2006

(Unaudited)

ASSETS

Cash $ 257,187 $ 379,633

Cash-restricted 1,222,618 1,108,271

Accounts receivable, net of

allowance for doubtful

accounts of $79,920 and

79,118, respectively 2,618,833 3,070,516

Notes receivable, net 2,128,304 2,127,271

Real estate

Finished projects 31,788,383 37,247,436

Construction in progress 10,549,075 9,730,650

Total real estate held for

development or sale 42,337,458 46,978,086

Property and equipment, net 17,708,994 17,701,896

Advance to suppliers 5,247,003 493,570

Receivables, deferred charge and

other assets 1,140,707 986,039

Total assets 72,661,104 72,845,282

LIABILITIES

Accounts payable $ 5,550,820 $ 5,324,815

Advances from customers 2,015,250 2,902,426

Accrued expenses 1,481,171 1,738,584

Payable to original shareholders 5,462,798 5,462,798

Income and other taxes payable 11,835,787 11,386,169

Other payables 1,857,590 2,572,838

Loans from employees 1,441,142 1,037,842

Loans payable 22,626,329 23,206,852

Total liabilities 52,270,887 53,632,324

SHAREHOLDERS EQUITY

Common stock: $.001 par value,

authorized 100,000,000 shares

issued and outstanding 20,679,223

and 20,619,223, respectively 20,679 20,619

Additional paid in capital 7,323,940 7,192,600

Statutory reserves 2,234,124 2,150,138

Retained earnings 15,122,697 14,414,181

Capital contribution receivable (5,462,798) (5,462,798)

Accumulated other comprehensive

Income 1,151,575 898,218

Total shareholders' equity 20,390,217 19,212,958

Total liabilities and

shareholders' equity 72,661,104 72,845,282

CHINA HOUSING & LAND DEVELOPMENT INC. AND SUBSIDIARY

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2007 AND 2006

(Unaudited)

2007 2006

REVENUE

Sale of properties $ 8,045,576 $16,978,251

Other income 150,621 18,572

Total revenue 8,196,197 16,996,823

COSTS AND EXPENSES

Cost of properties sold 6,251,458 11,507,106

Selling, general and

administrative expenses 498,079 623,240

Other expense 32,619 72,414

Interest expense 207,876 21,783

Total costs and expense 6,990,032 12,224,543

INCOME BEFORE PROVISION

FOR INCOME TAXES 1,206,165 4,772,280

PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES 413,663 1,553,878

NET INCOME 792,502 3,218,402

GAIN ON FOREIGN EXCHANGE 253,357 98,750

OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME $ 1,045,859 3,317,152

WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES

OUTSTANDING

BASIC AND DILUTED 20,669,223 20,277,615

EARNINGS PER SHARE

BASIC AND DILUTED $ 0.04 $ 0.16

For more information, please contact:

Investors:

Matt Hayden,

Hayden Communications

Tel: +1-858-704-5065

Email: matt@haydenir.com

Company:

Jing Lu

Tel: +86-29-8258-2632

Email: lujing@chinahousinginc.com.cn

Source: China Housing and Land Development, Inc.
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