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Lotus Pharmaceuticals Announces Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results

2011-11-11 22:04 1232

BEIJING, November 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Lotus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB: LTUS) ("Lotus" or the "Company"), a profitable developer, manufacturer and seller of medicine and drugs in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced its financial results for the third fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2011. Summary financial data is provided below:

Third Quarter 2011 Financial Highlights

  • Revenues for the third quarter of fiscal year 2011 increased by 4.0% year-over-year to $19.0 million, up from $18.3 million in the third quarter of 2010
    • Wholesale revenue was $15.3 million, or 80.2% of total revenues
    • Retail revenues were $3.8 million, or 19.8% of total revenues
  • Gross margin for the third quarter was 17.4% based on gross profit of $3.3 million, compared with a 56.7% margin in the same period last year
  • Net income for the third quarter decreased 81.3% to $1.3 million, compared with $6.7 million for the third quarter of 2010
  • Earnings per diluted share were $0.04 for the quarter, compared with diluted EPS of $0.25 achieved in the same period a year ago

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Zhongyi Liu stated, "As we focused our efforts on the construction of our headquarter facility in 2011, there were some major changes on the competitive landscape for our business, which put significant pressure on our gross margins. Retail sales continue to deliver solid results with 27.4% growth in revenue versus the same period in 2010, driven primarily by our Over-the-Counter division's continued growth. Construction of our Beijing facility continues to progress and the facility is near completion. We anticipate additional capacity for growth and significant efficiency improvements once we move into the new building by the end of the year."

Mr. Liu continued, "Lotus has a well-established nationwide sales and distribution network, and strong product development capabilities. With the completion of our new headquarters, we believe we are well positioned with respect to the ongoing consolidation of the Chinese pharmaceutical industry."

Third Quarter 2011 Results of Operations

Revenues

Revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2011 were $19.0 million as compared to $18.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2010. The increase of $0.7 million, or 4.0%, was primarily due to the continued expansion of our OTC sales division. Wholesale revenue stayed roughly flat year-over-year at $15.3 million, or 80.2% of total revenues. Retail revenues increased 27.4% year-over-year to $3.8 million, or 19.8% of total revenues.

Gross Profit

Gross profit for the three months ended September 30, 2011 were $3.3 million as compared to $10.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2010. Costs of sales for the three-month period were $15.7 million as compared to $7.9 million for the same period a year ago. The Company's gross margin was 17.4% and 56.7%, for the three months ended September 30, 2011 and 2010, respectively.

Income from Operations

Operating income for the three months ended September 30, 2011 amounted to $1.3 million as compared to $6.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2010. Operating expenses for the three-month period totaled $2.0 million as compared to $3.6 million for the same period in 2010. The decrease in operating expenses was primarily due to the decrease in selling expenses and G&A expenses, partially offsetting by the increase in R&D expenses.

Net Income

Net income for the three months ended September 30, 2011 was $1.3 million as compared to $6.7 million for the three months ended September 30, 2010, due to the reasons set forth above. Earnings per diluted share were $0.04 for the quarter, compared with diluted EPS of $0.25 for the same period a year ago.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of September 30, 2011, the Company's current assets were $7.6 million and current liabilities were $14.2 million. Cash and cash equivalents totaled $0.2 million as of September 30, 2011. The Company's shareholders' equity at September 30, 2011 was $99.5 million. The Company generated $10.6 million in cash from operating activities for the nine months ended September 30, 2011, compared to $19.0 million for the same period in 2010. The Company used $11.8 million in net cash for investing activities for the nine months ended September 30, 2011, compared to $22.1 million for the same period in 2010.

Recent Business Highlights

  • The Company continues to make progress in the construction of its headquarters building in Chaoyang District, Beijing, and the project is now near completion. The company expects to finish the construction and move into the facility by the end of the year. This state-of-the-art building will host the Company's GMP manufacturing facility, a storage warehouse, an R&D center, a sales and marketing center, and administrative offices, as well as employee apartments.

Business Outlook for 2011

2011 is a transitional year for Lotus Pharmaceuticals, as the Company focuses its efforts on completing its new headquarters and shifting its focus to the wholesale business in Beijing and the surrounding areas. After the completion of the headquarters, the Company expects the growth of revenue and profitability will resume, driven primarily by the wholesale business in Beijing.

Conference Call and Webcast

Management will host a conference call to discuss these financial results on Monday, November 14, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. EST (7:00 a.m. PST).

To participate in the call, please dial (877) 941-4774, or (480) 629-9760 for international calls, approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

A replay of the call will be available for two weeks from 1:00 p.m. EST on November 14, 2011, until 11:59 p.m. EST on November 28, 2011. The number for the replay is (877) 870-5176, or (858) 384-5517 for international calls; the passcode for the replay is 4487388.

About Lotus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Lotus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a profitable developer and producer of drugs and a licensed national seller of pharmaceutical items in the People's Republic of China (PRC). Lotus operates its business through its two controlled entities: Liang Fang Pharmaceutical, Ltd. and En Ze Jia Shi Pharmaceutical, Ltd. Lotus' current drug development is focused on the treatment of cerebro-cardiovascular diseases, asthma and diabetes. Liang Fang sells drugs directly and indirectly through its national sales channels to hospitals, clinics and drugs stores in 30 provinces of the PRC.

Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this press release are forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause our actual results in future periods to differ materially from forecasted results. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, product demand, market competition, and risks inherent in our operations. These and other risks are described in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contacts:

Xing Shen, Ph.D.
VP of Corporate Development
Lotus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Ph: 415-690-7688
Email: shen@lotuspharma.com
Web: http://www.lotuspharma.com


LOTUS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(UNAUDITED)












For the Three Months Ended


For the Nine Months Ended



September 30,


September 30,



2011


2010


2011


2010










NET REVENUES:









Wholesale


$ 15,276,053


$ 15,347,372


$ 38,585,730


$ 42,309,596

Retail


3,768,485


2,957,488


12,070,485


9,652,235










Total Net Revenues


19,044,538


18,304,860


50,656,215


51,961,831










COST OF REVENUES:









Wholesale


12,855,958


5,791,825


27,287,898


16,318,673

Retail


2,874,778


2,133,906


9,014,537


6,956,438










Total Cost of Revenues


15,730,736


7,925,731


36,302,435


23,275,111










GROSS PROFIT


3,313,802


10,379,129


14,353,780


28,686,720










OPERATING EXPENSES:









Selling expenses


846,919


2,452,629


2,987,630


6,996,741

Research and development expenses


470,311


21,517


1,889,535


21,517

General and administrative expenses


728,164


1,145,412


4,170,350


3,242,617










Total Operating Expenses


2,045,394


3,619,558


9,047,515


10,260,875










INCOME FROM OPERATIONS


1,268,408


6,759,571


5,306,265


18,425,845










OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):









Debt issuance costs


-


-


-


(52,226)

Other income


47,717


200,074


141,331


597,016

Interest income


439


525


2,005


2,711

Interest expense


(63,223)


(59,896)


(187,256)


(551,726)










Total Other Income (Expense)


(15,067)


140,703


(43,920)


(4,225)










INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES


1,253,341


6,900,274


5,262,345


18,421,620










INCOME TAXES


-


200,348


149


470,514










NET INCOME


1,253,341


6,699,926


5,262,196


17,951,106










OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME:









Foreign currency translation gain


930,264


1,426,434


3,054,039


1,760,632










COMPREHENSIVE INCOME


2,183,605


8,126,360


$ 8,316,235


$ 19,711,738










NET INCOME PER COMMON SHARE:









Basic


$ 0.05


$ 0.25


$ 0.19


$ 0.69

Diluted


$ 0.04


$ 0.25


$ 0.19


$ 0.67










WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING:









Basic


27,784,732


26,697,892


27,675,063


26,000,584

Diluted


28,094,644


27,047,556


27,985,245


26,872,434





LOTUS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(UNAUDITED)








September 30, 2011


December 31, 2010

ASSETS




CURRENT ASSETS:





Cash

$ 158,908


$ 1,339,972


Accounts receivable

6,000,546


1,973,150


Inventories

1,268,875


634,583


Prepaid expenses and other current assets

128,805


593,759








Total Current Assets

7,557,134


4,541,464







PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net

52,280,950


39,337,935





OTHER ASSETS





Land use right held for development or sale

30,195,957


29,236,891


Deposits and Installments on intangible assets

9,840,982


9,528,419


Land use rights, net

13,111,904


12,932,421


Other intangible assets, net

7,169,988


7,607,485









Total Assets

$ 120,156,915


$ 103,184,615







LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY










CURRENT LIABILITIES:





Accounts payable

$ 2,499


$ 37,829


Other payables and accrued liabilities

723,557


3,441,466


Taxes payable

10,595,533


2,024,565


Unearned revenue

530,987


504,442


Dividend payable

5,743


-


Due to related parties

2,342,828


2,042,376









Total Current Liabilities

14,201,147


8,050,678







LONG-TERM LIABILITIES:





Due to related parties

1,087,879


869,067


Notes payable - related parties

5,413,778


5,241,829









Total Liabilities

20,702,804


14,161,574







COMMITMENTS AND CONTIGENCIES









STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:





Preferred stock ($.001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized;





619,824 and 607,107 shares issued and outstanding





at September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively)

620


607


Common stock ($.001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized;





27,800,927 and 26,763,485 shares issued and outstanding





at September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively)

27,801


26,763


Additional paid-in capital

23,809,738


21,679,147


Retained earnings

59,170,490


53,925,101


Statutory reserves

6,240,202


6,240,202


Accumulated other comprehensive income

10,205,260


7,151,221









Total stockholders' Equity

99,454,111


89,023,041









Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

$ 120,156,915


$ 103,184,615




Source: Lotus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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