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Fuda Faucet Announces Second Quarter 2008 Results

2008-08-14 22:16 928

YIYANG, Jiangxi, China, Aug. 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fuda Faucet Works, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: FUFW) (“Fuda Faucet” or the “Company”), a Chinese company engaged, through variable interest entities, in the business of developing, manufacturing, marketing and distributing

mid-tier European style brass faucets, spouts and fittings to the international markets, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2008.

Second Quarter 2008 Highlights

-- Net sales increased 27.4% year-over-year to $8.7 million

-- Gross profit increased 22.0% year-over-year to $1.6 million

-- Gross profit margin was 18.9%

-- Net income totaled $0.7 million

-- Opened a new manufacturing facility in April, increasing production

capacity to 3.5 million sets per year

-- Obtained CE marking, improving export opportunities to European

countries

-- A new electroplating production line entered production

-- Further strengthened sales force in Russia

“During the second quarter, we have continued our expansion strategy by investing in production capacity and distribution channels to strengthen our position in key growth markets,” said Ms. Yiting Wu, CEO of Fuda Faucet. “We are seeing strong demand from customers for our product lines and have now significantly expanded our production capacity.”

Second Quarter 2008 Results

Net sales for the second quarter ended June 30, 2008 totaled $8.7 million, up 27.4% from $6.9 million in the three month period ended June 30, 2007. The increase in net sales was mainly related to growing sales to existing customers and expansion in new markets, as well as an increase in average sales price. The United Arab Emirates continued as the main destination for Fuda Faucet’s products, contributing $8.0 million in net sales in the three months ended June 30 and capturing 91.6% of total net sales in the quarter. Sales were more geographically dispersed compared to the second quarter of 2007, when the United Arab Emirates accounted for 99.1% of total sales. Sales in Russia equaled $0.7 million in the quarter ended June 30, 2008, or 8.4% of total sales, up from 0.9% of total sales in the same quarter in 2007.

Gross profit for the second quarter of 2008 was $1.6 million, an increase of 22.0% from $1.4 million for the same period prior year. Gross margin was 18.9% for the first quarter of 2008, compared to 19.7% for the corresponding period prior year. The decrease in gross margin was mainly attributed to increased depreciation from investment in new equipment during the past quarter.

Operating expenses totaled $0.7 million in the second quarter of 2008, compared to $0.2 million for the same period prior year. The main reason for the increase in operating expenses was higher general and administrative (‘G&A’) expenses, which in the second quarter of 2008 totaled $0.3 million, or 3.7% of net sales, up from $0.1 million, or 1.2% of net sales, in the corresponding quarter the previous year. The increase in G&A expenses was primarily due to the expansion of the Company’s manufacturing capacity, which increased expenses related to salaries, insurance and management expenses. Also consulting and professional fees incurred from being a listed company contributed to operating expenses. In the second quarter of 2008, fees totaled $0.1 million, or 1.3% of net sales, up from nil, in the corresponding quarter the previous year. The increase in consulting and professional fees was primarily due to fees for legal, auditing and consulting services. The increase in fixed assets also augmented depreciation costs. Selling expenses amounted to $0.2 million, 2.0% of net sales, for the second quarter of 2008, compared to $0.1 million, 1.0% of net sales, in 2007. The increase was associated with the Company’s growing sales volume in Russia.

Operating income for the second quarter of 2008 totaled $1.0 million, compared to $1.2 million for the same period in 2007. Operating margin was 11.2% in the second quarter of 2008, compared to 17.3% a year ago.

Interest expense was $0.2 million in the second quarter of 2008, an increase of 126.8% from $0.1 million a year ago. Interest expense was mainly attributable to an increase in the Company’s short-term bank loans.

Net income for the second quarter of 2008 was $0.7 million, or $0.05 per fully diluted share, a decrease of 41.0% from net income of $1.1 million, or $0.11 per fully diluted share, for the second quarter of 2007. Earnings per share were calculated using a diluted weighted share count of 13.8 million shares for the second quarter of 2008 and 10.6 million shares for the second quarter of 2007.

“Our higher cost structure related to the new production facility and costs associated with being a public company impacted profit margin during the second quarter,” said Ms. Wu. “We would expect to see margins improve in the future as we are able to ramp up production to targeted levels.”

Six Month 2008 Results

Net sales for the first six months of 2008 were $18.5 million, up 69.8% from sales of $10.9 million during the same period prior year. Gross profit was $3.7 million, or 20.0% of net sales, up 74.5% from $2.1 million, or 19.5% of net sales, in the first half of 2007. Operating income was $2.7 million, or 14.4% of net sales, up 46.6% from $1.8 million, or 16.7% of net sales, in the first half of 2007. Net income for the first six months of 2008 was $2.0 million, compared to net income of $1.7 million in the same period a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were $0.15, compared to $0.16 per diluted share in the same period a year ago. Earnings per share were calculated using a diluted weighted share count of 13.9 million shares for the first six months of 2008 and 10.6 million shares for the first six months of 2007.

Financial Condition

On June 30, 2008, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $1.0 million and working capital of $2.7 million. Accounts receivable were $6.7 million, and days sales outstanding for the second quarter of fiscal 2008 were 58. Inventory was $8.4 million and days inventory outstanding for the second quarter of fiscal 2008 was 112. On June 30, 2008, the Company had short-term bank loans of $11.4 million and stockholders’ equity of $15.5 million.

During the six months ended June 30, 2008, the Company generated $2.7 million in cash flow from operating activities, down from $3.5 million as of March 31, 2008. The change was mainly due to an increase in accounts receivable. Capital expenditures totaled $8.6 million at the end of the second quarter in 2008, primarily related to the construction of the new production facility and upgrading of existing capacity.

Recent Events

The Company’s new manufacturing facility in Yiyang, Jiangxi Province, opened in April and has increased production capacity to 3.5 million sets per year from 1.2 million sets per year. The facility is equipped with

semi-automated, technologically advanced manufacturing equipment and will produce products similar to what is currently produced at the Company’s old manufacturing facility.

In June, Fuda Faucet added a second electroplating production line to its old facility and entered production later that same month. The new line incurred a cost of $ 290,000.

“By increasing our total manufacturing capability, we expect to scale up production and eventually to decrease fixed costs. Increasing our electroplating capabilities is an important measure to attract

quality-conscious customers. The continuous upgrading of production technology will help us to enter the top-tier customer segment,” said Ms. Wu.

In May, Fuda Faucet announced that it has been granted use of the CE marking for its products. The CE marking certifies that its products meet certain European health, safety, and environmental standards. The right to use the CE marking facilitates Fuda Faucet’s entry into more European markets.

The Company has also strengthened its ranks by appointing new members for its Board of Directors. Effective April 28, Hao Yu, Ning Zhang, David Yaudoon Chiang and David Oldridge were elected independent members, while Jibrin Al Jibrin was elected non-independent member.

Business Outlook

During the second quarter, Fuda Faucet has increased its manufacturing capacity 192% by adding a new production facility. The Company is also currently upgrading its original facilities and expects improvements to be complete during the third quarter of 2008. The Company expects to introduce additional working capital to realize full utilization of its fixed assets. The demand outlook for the Company’s products remains positive.

“We remain confident regarding the long-term profitability of our investments. As soon as we are able to intensify production, we expect to capture a larger share of the market for faucets,” said Ms. Wu. “The demand for our products continues to be robust in the Middle East and we have strong expectations from sales in Russia and Nigeria this year. Demand for faucets, spouts, fittings, and related products, is driven by the booming investment in real-estate in our target markets. Record high oil prices and a growing middle class in the regions are likely to stimulate demand further,” she concluded.

The Company is continuously strengthening its presence in new growth markets. The operations in Moscow are developing and sales from the region are expected to contribute to a larger share of total revenue by the end of 2008. The Company anticipates the Nigerian operations to start generating sales later in 2008.

In addition, Fuda Faucet intends to expand its product mix by including hoses and valves. By offering complete sets of products and related services to its customers, the Company expects to obtain higher margins.

About Fuda Faucet Works, Inc.

Jiangxi Yiyang Fuda Copper Co., Ltd. was founded by Ms. Wu Yiting, in Yiyang County, Jiangxi Province of the People’s Republic of China, in November 1995. When Fuda started its operations in 1995, its business comprised of copper re-processing. In 2002, the Company started production of European style brass faucets and related spouts and fittings for the Chinese market. By 2004, Fuda started selling its products to international markets. Presently, Fuda Faucet engages in the business of developing, manufacturing, marketing and distributing a wide range of brass faucets and related spouts and fittings. The products are manufactured by Fuda for Fuda Faucet. The Company manufactures all its products in China and exports most of them to international markets. For more information, please visit the Company’s web site http://www.jxfuda.com .

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact in this announcement are forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, the company’s ability to obtain the necessary financing to continue and expand operations, to market its products in new markets and to offer products at competitive pricing, to attract and retain management, and to integrate and maintain technical information and management information systems; compliance with laws and regulations of the PRC, the effects of currency policies and fluctuations, general economic conditions and other factors detailed from time to time in the Company’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory authorities. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

--FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW--

FUDA FAUCET WORKS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(UNAUDITED)

(US dollars) (US dollars)

Three Months Ended Six Months Ended

Item June 30, June 30,

2008 2007 2008 2007

Net sales 8,744,070 6,861,297 18,504,439 10,899,232

Cost of sales:

Non-related parties 3,712,009 2,126,250 6,489,145 3,578,717

Related parties 3,383,509 3,383,869 8,306,588 5,194,749

7,095,518 5,510,119 14,795,733 8,773,466

Gross margin 1,648,552 1,351,178 3,708,706 2,125,766

Operating expenses:

Selling expenses 176,715 71,571 240,433 128,684

General and

administrative 323,239 84,827 545,965 155,436

Officers’ compensation 23,155 5,841 29,566 11,647

Depreciation and

amortization 29,394 3,025 50,244 6,272

Consulting and

professional fees 116,464 -- 169,846 --

Total operating expenses 668,967 165,264 1,036,054 302,039

Operating income 979,585 1,185,914 2,672,652 1,823,726

Other income(expense)

Other income 14,419 5,841 14,419 5,841

Interest expense (184,273) (81,241) (295,185) (169,320)

Foreign currency

transactions loss (154,391) -- (367,030) --

(324,245) (75,400) (647,796) (163,479)

Net income before income

tax expense 655,340 1,110,515 2,024,856 1,660,247

Income tax expense -- -- -- --

Net income 655,340 1,110,515 2,024,856 1,660,247

Other comprehensive income

Foreign currency

translation

adjustment 350,281 2,415 886,602 49,643

Comprehensive income 1,005,621 1,112,930 2,911,458 1,709,890

Earnings per common share

Basic 0.06 0.11 0.19 0.16

Diluted 0.05 0.11 0.15 0.16

Weighted average number of

common shares outstanding

Basic 10,725,440 10,564,647 10,725,440 10,564,647

Diluted 13,816,349 10,564,647 13,940,591 10,564,647

FUDA FAUCET WORKS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(US dollars)

Item June 30, 2008 December 31, 2007

(UNAUDITED) (AUDITED)

Restated

ASSETS

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents 982,835 169,319

Accounts receivable 6,667,989 487,471

Due from related parties - trade -- 6,996,322

Prepayments to suppliers 935,547 14,326

Inventories 8,444,105 8,260,479

Other current assets 223,505 251,619

Total current assets 17,253,981 16,179,536

Property, plant and equipment

Land use right 2,093,575 869,251

Buildings 4,442,813 1,180,427

Machinery and equipment 5,116,142 983,079

Automobiles 209,717 128,495

Office equipment 29,475 14,003

Property plant and equipment - total 11,891,722 3,175,255

Less: accumulated depreciation (1,056,323) (777,600)

Property plant and equipment - net 10,835,399 2,397,655

Construction in progress 1,614,792 1,867,513

Other long-term assets - idle assets

Machinery and equipment - net 176,422 165,662

Land use right - net 196,170 184,205

30,076,764 20,794,571

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Current liabilities

Short-term bank loans 11,428,513 5,252,594

Accounts payable 854,615 686,114

Advances from customers 64,347 --

Due to related parties - trade 1,509,340 1,189,152

Due to related parties - non-

trade 377,501 869,802

Accrued expenses 194,647 112,280

Other payables 132,857 81,143

Total current liabilities 14,561,820 8,191,085

14,561,820 8,191,085

Commitments and Contingencies

Stockholders’ equity

Preferred stock, 0.0000001 par

value; 20,000,000 shares

authorized; 3,090,909 shares

issued and outstanding on June

30, 2008 and December 31, 2007 -- --

Common stock - 0.0000001 par

value; 900,000,000 shares

authorized; 10,725,440 issued

and outstanding shares on June 30,

2008 and December 31, 2007 1 1

Additional paid-in capital 7,317,817 3,748,785

Surplus reserve 260,430 260,430

Retained earnings 6,209,409 7,753,585

Accumulated other comprehensive

income 1,727,287 840,685

Total stockholders’ equity 15,514,944 12,603,486

30,076,764 20,794,571

FUDA FAUCET WORKS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED)

(US dollars)

Item Six Months Ended June 30,

2008 2007

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net income 2,024,856 1,660,246

Adjustments to reconcile net income

to net cash used in operating

activities:

Depreciation and amortization 278,723 87,975

Changes in operating assets and

liabilities:

Accounts receivable (6,180,518) 216,766

Due from related parties -

trade 6,996,322 --

Prepayments to suppliers (921,221) 95,775

Inventories (183,626) (50,930)

Other current assets 28,114 74,772

Accounts payable 168,502 186,385

Due to related parties-trade 320,188 (316,528)

Advances from customers 64,347 --

Accrued expenses 82,367 77,304

Other payables 51,714 454,934

Net cash provided by operating

activities: 2,729,768 2,486,699

Cash flows from investing activities:

Purchase of fixed assets (8,563,620) (1,685,955)

Net cash used in investing activities (8,563,620) (1,685,955)

Cash flows from financing activities:

Proceeds from short-term bank loans 16,530,731 3,781,704

Repayment of short-term bank loans (10,683,029) (4,600,124)

Loans from related parties 2,895,532 504,629

Repayment to related parties (3,387,833) (1,489,594)

Loans from employees -- 690,828

Net cash provided by used in

financing activities 5,355,401 (1,112,557)

Effect of exchange rate fluctuation

on cash and cash and equivalents 1,291,967 177,417

Net increase (decrease) in cash and

cash equivalents 813,516 (134,396)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning

of period 169,319 380,714

Cash and cash equivalents, end of

period 982,835 246,318

Supplemental Disclosures of Cash flow

Information:

Cash paid for interest 295,185 169,320

Cash paid for income taxes -- --

Non-cash investing and financing

activities:

Increase of paid-in capital of Fuda

Yiyang with its retained earnings 3,569,032 --

For more information, please contact:

Fuda Faucet Works, Inc.

Ms. Yiting Wu, CEO

Tel: +86-793-588-7178

Email: wyt1645@163.com

Web: http://www.jxfuda.com

CCG Investor Relations

Mr. Crocker Coulson, President

Tel: +1-646-213-1915

Email: crocker.coulson@ccgir.com

Web: http://www.ccgir.com

Source: Fuda Faucet Works, Inc.
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