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China Power Equipment Reports Higher Revenues and Net Income

2010-05-17 17:31 670

Net Income Increased 252%

Pilot Production at New Line to Start in June

XI'AN, China, May 17 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Power Equipment, Inc. ("China Power Equipment" or "the Company", OTC Bulletin Board: CPQQ), the manufacturer of a new generation of energy saving electric transformers and transformer cores in the People's Republic of China, today reported higher revenues and net income for the three months ended March 31, 2010.

First quarter 2010 highlights

-- Net revenues increased 113% to $5.75 million in the first quarter 2010

from $2.70 million in the first quarter 2009.

-- Gross profit increased 178% to $1.53 million in the first quarter 2010

from $0.55 million in the first quarter 2009.

-- Net income increased 252% to $1.16 million in the first quarter 2010

from $0.33 million in the first quarter 2009.

-- Basic earnings per share increased 300% to $0.08 per share in the first

quarter 2010 from $0.02 per share in the first quarter 2009. Weighted

average basic shares outstanding were the same in both first quarters.

-- Diluted earnings per share increased 150% to $0.05 per share in the

first quarter 2010 from $0.02 per share in the first quarter 2009.

Weighted average diluted shares outstanding were 52% higher in the

first quarter 2010 than in the first quarter of 2009.

Mr. Yong Xing Song, Chairman of the Board of China Power Equipment, said, "Our sales, net income, and earnings per share in the first quarter of 2010 all reflect the very substantial progress we achieved since the first quarter of last year. Our sales increase of 113 percent came from higher tonnage of amorphous alloy cores and transformers that we sold, and much of that sales increase flowed to our net income.

"Market demand continues to be dramatically higher, as expected, since China has started to embrace the energy saving benefits of amorphous alloy step-down transformers. The Chinese government has mandated that in the next few years, China's traditional steel core electric transformers will be gradually replaced by amorphous alloy transformers, because they are far more energy efficient. The actions to start replacing those units are just now beginning to happen, so we are still in the start of our revenue growth curve that should extend for several years."

China Power Equipment's amorphous alloy cores in the first quarter were up 135 percent in revenues and up 218 percent in gross profit from the first quarter last year. Amorphous alloy transformers in the quarter were up 98 percent in revenues and up 124 percent in gross profit from last year's first quarter.

The Company had no revenues from silicon steel cores and transformers because it has exited that product line entirely to focus on its high-growth amorphous alloy products.

Mr. Song continued, "Our gross profit margin expanded on somewhat lower prices for our raw material, amorphous alloy strip, expenses remained in good control, and our effective tax rate was a bit higher, so our net income increased 252 percent to $1.16 million in the first quarter from the first quarter of last year.

"Our new amorphous alloy core production line is ready to be installed but was delayed by government safety inspections that included static and dynamic testing of our installation and production overhead cranes, which were approved on May 14. We now expect the pilot production to begin in June. With this new plant, our capacity for amorphous alloy transformer cores will increase by 5,000 metric tons to a total of 6,500 metric tons per year.

"In addition, our customers are continuing to evaluate our test transformer cores made using the test amorphous alloy strip produced by Beijing Advanced Technology & Science Materials Co., Ltd., ("AT&M"). The test results continue to look promising, and so far, 2 customers have placed total orders with us for 45 metric tons of transformer cores, assuming this potential new second supplier will produce the alloy. We expect that AT&M's entry into the alloy market would not cause us to reduce our orders and would not affect our good relationship with Hitachi Metals Co., Ltd., our primary supplier.

"With China planning to use amorphous alloy electric transformers in both urban and rural regions, and in both new installations and in replacements, we believe the demand for China Power Equipment's amorphous alloy products should continue to increase for the next several years."

Revenues

Three Months Ended March 31,

2010 2009 Percent

Revenues % Revenues % change

Amorphous alloy cores $3,748,626 65.2% $1,594,729 59.0% 135.1%

Amorphous alloy

transformers 2,005,087 34.8% 1,014,336 37.5% 97.7%

Traditional silicon

steel cores &

transformers -- 0.0% 93,231 3.5% -100.0%

Revenues, net $5,753,713 100.0% $2,702,296 100.0% 112.9 %

Net revenues increased $3,051,417 or 112.9% to $5,753,713 in the three months ended March 31, 2010 from $2,702,296 in the first quarter 2009 primarily due to higher tonnage of amorphous alloy cores and transformers sold, in response to more orders from existing customers and new customers. To help fill customers' orders, the Company subcontracted the manufacturing of some cores and transformers to other companies. The revenues from traditional silicon steel cores and transformers were zero in the first quarter 2010 because the Company has focused on amorphous alloy cores and transformers as its major products and have exited all manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of steel cores and transformers.

Cost of goods sold

Three Months Ended March 31,

2010 2009 Percent

COGS % COGS % change

Amorphous alloy cores $2,703,504 62.9% $1,265,934 58.8% 113.6%

Amorphous alloy

transformers 1,524,164 36.1% 799,174 37.1% 90.7%

Traditional silicon

steel cores &

transformers -- 0.0% 87,471 4.1% -100.0%

Cost of goods sold $4,227,668 100.0% $2,152,579 100.0% 96.4%

Cost of goods sold increased $2,075,089 or 96.4% to $4,227,668 in the first quarter 2010 from $2,152,579 in the first quarter 2009 primarily due to higher tonnage of amorphous alloy cores and transformers sold, partly offset by lower prices for amorphous alloy strip, the primary raw material used to make amorphous alloy cores, in the first quarter of 2010 compared with the first quarter 2009.

Gross profit

Three Months Ended March 31,

2010 2009

Gross Gross Gross Gross Percent

profit margin profit margin change

Amorphous alloy cores $1,045,122 27.9% $328,795 20.6% 217.9%

Amorphous alloy

transformers 480,923 24.0% 215,162 21.2% 123.5%

Traditional silicon

steel cores &

transformers -- -- 5,760 6.2% -100.0%

Gross profit $1,526,045 26.5% $549,717 20.3% 177.6%

Gross profit increased $976,328 or 177.6% to $1,526,045 in the first quarter 2010 from $549,717 in the first quarter 2009 primarily due to higher sales revenues of amorphous alloy cores and transformers.

The gross profit margin (gross profit as a percent of total revenues) increased 6.2 percentage points to 26.5% in the first quarter 2010 from 20.3% in the first quarter 2009 primarily due to lower prices for amorphous alloy strip, the primary raw material used to make amorphous alloy cores, in the first quarter 2010 from the first quarter 2009.

Selling, general, and administration expenses

Three Months Ended March 31,

2010 2009

Percent of Percent of Percent

$ revenues $ revenues change

Selling,

general, and

administrative

expenses $190,304 3.3% $200,553 7.4% -5.1%

Selling, general, and administrative expenses decreased by $10,249 or 5.1% to $190,304 in the first quarter 2010 from $200,553 in the first quarter 2009 mainly due to lower expenses for the administrative facility expenses and travel, partly offset by higher amortization of intangible assets, higher professional and consulting fees, and higher local taxes resulting from higher revenues.

Stock-based compensation

The company incurred $14,810 in stock-based compensation in the first quarter 2010 due to the stock options granted to an officer in the third quarter of 2009. The values of these options are expensed over the terms of the respective vesting periods.

Gain on investment

Three Months Ended March 31, Percent

2010 2009 change

Gain on investment $36,700 $29,964 22.5%

Gain on investment increased $6,736 or 22.5% to $36,700 in the first quarter 2010 from $29,964 in the first quarter 2009 primarily due to higher earnings from the Company's 20% equity method investment.

Income taxes

Income taxes increased $155,659 or 281.2% to $211,009 in the first quarter 2010 from $55,350 in the first quarter 2009 mainly due to the higher net income before income taxes that resulted from higher revenues.

Net income

Net income increased $830,895 or 253.3% to $1,158,916 in the first quarter 2010 from $328,021 in the first quarter 2009, mainly due to higher revenues, higher gross profits, and good control of expenses that were partly offset by an increase in income taxes.

Liquidity and capital resources

China Power Equipment has funded its operations and capital expenditures using cash generated from operations and funds raised from issuing convertible preferred stock. It will continue its investment in the development and enhancement of its production facilities for amorphous alloy cores and transformers. The Company believes its existing cash will be sufficient to maintain its operations at the present level for at least the next twelve months.

The following table summarizes the Company's liquidity and capital resources as of March 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009. Working capital is defined as current assets minus current liabilities.

As of March 31, As of December 31,

2010 2009

Cash $8,105,276 $8,883,188

Working capital $10,504,409 $9,792,968

Stockholders' equity $18,317,197 $17,141,382

Financial statements follow.

China Power Equipment, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended March 31,

2010 2009

Revenue, net $5,753,713 $2,702,296

Cost of goods sold (4,227,668) (2,152,579)

Gross profit 1,526,045 549,717

Operating expenses:

Selling, general and

administrative expenses 190,304 200,553

Stock-based compensation 14,810 --

Total operating expenses 205,114 200,553

Net income from operations 1,320,931 349,164

Other income (expenses)

Gain on investment 36,700 29,964

Other income 732 --

Other expenses (146) (14)

Interest income 11,708 4,374

Interest expense -- (117)

Total other income 48,994 34,207

Net income before income taxes 1,369,925 383,371

Income taxes 211,009 55,350

Net income $1,158,916 $328,021

Earnings per share - basic $0.08 $0.02

Earnings per share - diluted $0.05 $0.02

Weighted average common shares

outstanding:

Basic 14,908,313 14,908,313

Diluted 22,671,718 14,908,313

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

China Power Equipment, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

March 31, December 31,

2010 2009

(Unaudited)

Assets

Current Assets

Cash $8,105,276 $8,883,188

Accounts receivable, net 2,435,925 1,949,818

Advance to suppliers 2,458 --

Inventory, net (Note 3) 1,073,949 363,312

Prepaid expenses and other receivables 280,072 221,670

Total Current Assets 11,897,680 11,417,988

Property, plant and equipment, net (Note 4) 5,037,440 4,593,068

Intangible assets, net (Note 5) 376,540 391,513

Long-term investment (Note 6) 319,643 282,897

Deposit on contract rights (Note 7) 1,316,540 1,316,328

Deposit for purchase of equipment 767,982 767,858

Prepaid capital lease (Note 9) 110,125 111,482

Total Assets $19,825,950 $18,881,134

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

Current Liabilities

Accounts payable $494,975 $549,065

Accrued liabilities and other payables 334,047 396,656

Advance from customers 32,765 32,760

Lease payable - current portion (Note 9) 2,156 2,156

Short-term loan (Note 8) 58,513 58,503

Value-added tax payable 22,459 219,398

Income taxes payable (Note 13) 339,656 365,751

Deposit from investor (Note 10) 108,700 --

Total Current Liabilities 1,393,271 1,624,289

Long-term Liabilities

Lease payable - non current portion (Note 9) 115,482 115,463

Total Long-term Liabilities 115,482 115,463

Stockholders' Equity

Series B convertible preferred stock,

$0.001 par value, 5,000,000 shares

authorized, 4,166,667 shares issued and

outstanding at March 31, 2010 and

December 31, 2009 4,167 4,167

Undesignated preferred stock, $.001 par

value, 5,000,000 shares authorized,

None issued and outstanding -- --

Common stock: par value $0.001 per share,

100,000,000 shares authorized;

14,908,313 shares issued and outstanding

at March 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009 14,908 14,908

Additional paid in capital 21,196,836 21,182,026

Statutory surplus reserve fund (Note 12) 642,819 642,819

Accumulated deficit (4,569,214) (5,728,130)

Accumulated other comprehensive income 1,027,681 1,025,592

Total stockholders' equity 18,317,197 17,141,382

Total Liabilities and Stockholders'

Equity $19,825,950 $18,881,134

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

China Power Equipment, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended March 31,

2010 2009

Cash Flows from Operating

Activities

Net income $1,158,916 $328,021

Adjustments to reconcile net income

to net cash:

Depreciation and amortization expense 67,100 58,241

Stock-Based Compensation 14,810 --

Gain on investment (36,700) (29,964)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable (485,797) 500,934

Advance to suppliers (2,458) 35,974

Inventory (710,586) (351,668)

Prepaid expenses and other receivables (58,366) 4,613

Accounts payable (54,179) 46,172

Accrued expenses and other payables (62,674) 46,106

VAT tax payable (196,976) (69,199)

Income taxes payable (26,155) (51,722)

Advance from customers -- (109,080)

Net cash provided by (used in)

operating activities (393,065) 408,428

Cash Flows from Investing Activities

Acquisitions of property, plant and

equipment (55,475) (12,858)

Addition in construction in progress (438,851) --

Advances to related parties -- (1,899)

Net cash (used in) investing activities (494,326) (14,757)

Cash Flows from Financing Activities

Proceeds from investor deposit 108,700 --

Net cash provided by (used in)

financing activities 108,700 --

Effect of exchange rate changes on

cash and cash equivalents: 779 1,382

Increase (decrease) in cash and

cash equivalents (777,912) 395,053

Cash and cash equivalents,

beginning of period 8,883,188 1,071,038

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $8,105,276 $1,466,091

Supplemental disclosure of cash

flow information

Interest paid in cash $-- $117

Income taxes paid in cash $237,164 $107,072

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

About China Power Equipment, Inc.

China Power Equipment, Inc., is a U.S. corporation, which through its wholly-owned subsidiary, An Sen (Xi'an) Power Science & Technology Co., Ltd. and its affiliated operating company, Xi'an Amorphous Zhongxi Co., Ltd., designs, manufactures, and distributes amorphous alloy transformer cores and amorphous alloy core electricity transformers in the People's Republic of China. The company currently manufactures 59 different products, primarily amorphous alloy cores and amorphous alloy core transformers.

Safe harbor

Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements.

The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding the success of the Company's investments, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in earnings, its ability to sustain its previous levels of profitability including on account of its ability to manage growth, intense competition, wage increases in China, its ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, its ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, withdrawal of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability and regional conflicts and legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside China.

Additional risks that could affect the Company's future operating results are more fully described in its filings with United States Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available at http://www.sec.gov .

The Company may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and its reports to shareholders. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time by or on its behalf.

For more information about China Power Equipment please visit its website at http://www.chinapower-equipment.com .

For more information, please contact:

China Power Equipment, Inc.

Tel: +1-646-623-6999 in the USA

Email: xa-fj@xa-fj.com

Web: www.chinapower-equipment.com

or

Christensen

Mr. Yuanyuan Chen (English and Chinese)

Mobile: +86-139-2337-7882 in Beijing

Email: ychen@christensenir.com

Mr. Tom Myers (English)

Mobile: +86-139-1141-3520 in Beijing

Email: tmyers@christensenir.com

Ms. Kathy Li (English and Chinese)

Tel: +1-212-618-1978 in the USA

Email: kli@christensenir.com

Source: China Power Equipment, Inc.
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