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New Energy Systems Group Reports Fourth Quarter 2011 Financial Results

2012-04-02 19:30 1171

SHENZHEN, China, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- New Energy Systems Group (NYSE Amex: NEWN) ("New Energy" or the "Company"), a vertically-integrated original design manufacturer and distributor of Anytone® and MeePower® branded consumer backup power systems for mobile devices and solar panels and related solar application products to service municipal power applications, today announced financial results for the full year ended December 31, 2011.

Mr. Jack Yu, Chairman of New Energy stated, "We had a challenging year in several subsidiaries, including E'Jenie and NewPower which was one of the reasons we decided to divest of those business lines by selling them off last year. The weak of entire market forced other companies in 3C related products industry to seek more profitable products such as mobile power devices. This resulted in a significant increase in the number of competitors for Anytone® products, including a few large competitors with greater scale than Anytone® and several opportunists who counterfeited some of our faster moving products. We have lost some orders as a result of these conditions, resulting in reduced sales starting near the end of second quarter. We also made a strategic decision to selectively reduce prices of several Anytone® products in order combat some of the counterfeit products."

Mr. Yu continued, "We expect to stabilize margins by introducing new, innovative products that carry higher margins and designed to service the fast-growing smart phone and tablet market in China. In addition, we have started to identify areas within our selling, general and administrative expenses where we can become more efficient. We are, and will be committed to growing our distribution base by attending international trade shows and the many domestic, electronic trade shows in Hong Kong and China."




For the 12 Months Ended December 31



FY 2011

FY 2010

CHANGE


Net Sales

$51.5 million

$45.6 million

+12.9%


Gross Profit

$11.7 million

$12.9 million

-8.7%


Net Income (Loss) from Continuing Ops

($3.8) million

$5.2 million

-172.5%


Adjusted Net Income from Continuing Ops *

$ 6.5 million

$ 8.8 million

-26.8%


EPS from Continuing Ops (Diluted)

($0.26)

$0.40

-164.9%


Adjusted EPS from Continuing Ops (Diluted)*

$0.45

$0.68

-34.4%


*Adjusted net income and adjusted EPS from continuing operations exclude $0.8 million of non-cash stock-based compensation expenses during twelve months end of December 31, 2011, $2.0 million of amortization expenses and a $7.4 million impairment of goodwill.










Total net revenue increased 12.9% in 2011 to $51.5 million. Battery sales decreased 26.4% year-over-year to $31.3 million. The Kim Fai acquisition, which closed on November 10, 2010, added approximately $20.2 million of net revenue for 2011 compared to $3.1 million in 2010.

Gross profit decreased 8.7% to $11.7 million, with gross margin of 22.8% compared to 28.2% in the comparable period.

Selling, general and administrative expenses were $6.8 million compared to $5.4 million a year ago. Operating loss for the twelve months ending December 31, 2011 was $2.5 million compared to operating income of $7.4 million during 2010 due to a $7.4 million non-cash goodwill impairment charge incurred in 2011.

Reported net loss and earnings per diluted share from continuing operations were $3.8 million and $0.26, respectively. Non-GAAP adjusted net income from continuing operations, excluding non-cash expenses and impairment of goodwill and losses related to businesses sold in the fourth quarter of 2011, was $6.5 million and adjusted EPS were $0.45 in 2011.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Summary

As of December 31, 2011, cash and equivalents of the Company stood at $4.5 million, compared to $13.1 million as of December 31, 2010. Working capital was approximately $19.4 million as of December 31, 2011. Accounts receivable was $6.6 million, compared to $11.2 million as of December 31, 2010. The Company had $0.6 million of loans outstanding at December 31, 2011.

New Energy generated $1.8 million of cash flow from operations ended December 31, 2011 versus $21.5 million in the same period a year ago. The Company completed the sale of its E'Jenie and NewPower businesses in the fourth quarter of 2011 for approximately $13.5 million in cash and forgiveness of $24.2 million of debt the Company owed to E'Jenie. As of February 28, 2012, the Company received $3.6 million of the proceeds.

Conference Call

Date:

Monday, April 2, 2012

Time:

9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, US.

Conference Line Dial-In (U.S.):

1-877-317-6776

International Dial-In:

1-412-317-6776

Conference ID:

"New Energy Systems Group"

Webcast link:

http://webcast.mz-ir.com/publico.aspx?codplataforma=3684



Please dial in at least 10 minutes before the call to ensure timely participation. A playback will be available through April 9, 2012. To listen, please call 1-877-344-7529 within the United States or 1-412-317-0088 if calling internationally. Utilize the pass code 4385382 for the replay.

This call is being webcast by ViaVid Broadcasting and can be accessed by clicking on this link, http://webcast.mz-ir.com/publico.aspx?codplataforma=3684, where the webcast can be accessed through November April 2, 2013.

Capital Market Update

In February 2012, two separate securities class action complaints were filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against the Company and certain of its current and former officers and directors. The complaints allege that the Company issued materially false and misleading statements and omitted to state material facts that rendered its affirmative statements misleading as they related to the Company's financial performance, business prospects, and financial condition, and that the defendants failed to prevent such statements from being issued or corrected, during a putative class period between April 15, 2010 and November 14, 2011. The complaints seek, among other relief, compensatory damages and attorneys' fees. The Company believes it is likely that a consolidated amended complaint will be filed after the Court determines the Lead Plaintiff and lead counsel for the litigation. The Company has not yet responded to the complaint, but the Company believes that the complaints have no merit and intends to vigorously defend against them. While certain legal defense costs may be later reimbursed by the Company's insurance carrier, no reasonable estimate of any impact of the outcome of the litigation or related legal fees on the financial statements can be made as of the date of this statement.

About New Energy Systems Group

New Energy Systems Group is a vertically integrated original design manufacturer and distributor of lithium ion batteries and backup power systems for mobile phones, laptops, digital cameras, MP3s and a variety of other portable electronics. The company's end-user consumer products are sold under the Anytone® brand in China, and the company has begun expanding its international sales efforts. The fast pace of new mobile device introductions in China combined with a growing middle class make it fertile ground for New Energy's end-user consumer products, as well as its high powered, light weight lithium ion batteries. In addition to consumer products sold for back-up power needs, New Energy Systems Group also manufactures and sells Kim Fai solar panels for a wide variety of applications for the municipality markets in China and for export. Additional information about the company is available at: www.newenergysystemsgroup.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This release contains certain "forward-looking statements" relating to the business of the Company and its subsidiary and affiliated companies. These forward looking statements are often identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," "expects" or similar expressions. Such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to be materially different from those described herein as anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those discussed in the Company's periodic reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on its website (www.sec.gov). All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or to persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these factors other than as required under the securities laws. The Company does not assume a duty to update these forward-looking statements.


For more information, please contact:




COMPANY




New Energy Systems Group


Ken Lin, VP of Investor Relations


Tel: +1-917-573-0302


Email: klin1330@hotmail.com





INVESTOR RELATIONS




John Mattio, SVP


MZ Group


Tel: US +1-212-301-7130


Email: john.mattio@mzgroup.us


Web: http://www.mz-ir.com








NEW ENERGY SYSTEMS GROUP AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS




December 31, 2011



December 31, 2010 (Restated)









Current assets







Cash and equivalents


$

4,528,731



$

13,065,008


Accounts receivable



6,614,814




11,192,150


Inventory



1,661,515




2,420,009


Prepayments



554,375




-


Other receivables



14,121,556




47,249


Tax receivable



217,106




-


Due from shareholders



284,337




270,522


Deferred compensation



686,979




675,000











Total current assets



28,669,413




27,669,938











Noncurrent assets









Plant, property & equipment, net



208,271




1,134,029


Deferred compensation - noncurrent



423,493




1,098,493


Goodwill



39,888,807




60,555,607


Intangible assets, net



11,051,910




19,969,021











Total noncurrent assets



51,572,481




82,757,150











Total assets


$

80,241,894



$

110,427,088











Current liabilities









Accounts payable


$

2,837,889



$

6,655,592


Accrued expenses and other payables



818,452




1,127,133


Payable for Kimfai acquisition



-




6,325,985


Taxes payable



21,103




1,553,206


Loan payable to related party



571,347




543,585











Total current liabilities



4,248,791




16,205,501











Deferred tax liability



2,764,571




4,798,822











Total Liabilities



7,013,362




21,004,323











Commitments and Contingencies


















Stockholders' equity









Preferred stock, $.001 par value, 60,000,000 shares authorized, 0 and 2,553,030 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively



-




2,553


Common stock, $.001 par value, 140,000,000 shares authorized, 14,571,731 and 14,278,928 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively



14,571




14,279


Additional paid in capital



74,255,585




74,040,307


Statutory reserves



2,410,573




2,323,603


Other comprehensive income



3,292,074




1,834,341


Retained earnings (Accumulated deficit)



(6,744,271)




11,207,682











Total stockholders' equity



73,228,532




89,422,765











Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

80,241,894



$

110,427,088














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

NEW ENERGY SYSTEMS GROUP AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)




Year Ended December 31,




2011



2010


NET SALES







Battery


$

31,287,667



$

42,521,276


Solar panel



20,226,157




3,089,012


Total revenue



51,513,824




45,610,288











COST OF SALES









Battery



23,192,329




30,655,533


Solar panel



16,585,630




2,104,528


Total cost of sales



39,777,959




32,760,061











GROSS PROFIT



11,735,865




12,850,227











OPERATING EXPENSE









Selling



1,284,063




217,707


General and administrative



5,549,007




5,243,203


Goodwill impairment



7,405,344




-


Total operating expenses



14,238,414




5,460,910











INCOME (LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS



(2,502,549)




7,389,317











OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES)









Other expense



(21,259)




(862)


Interest income



17,689




11,206


Total other income (expenses), net



(3,570)




10,344











INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES



(2,506,119)




7,399,661











PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES



(1,267,087)




(2,195,807)











INCOME (LOSS) FROM CONTINUED OPERATIONS



(3,773,206)




5,203,854


INCOME (LOSS) FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS (INCLUDING GAIN ON DISPOSAL OF DISCONTINUED ENTITIES OF $292,067, NET OF TAX



(14,091,777)




9,116,659


NET INCOME (LOSS)



(17,864,983)




14,320,513











OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME









Foreign currency translation



1,457,733




608,355











COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)


$

(16,407,250)



$

14,928,868











WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING






Basic



14,425,069




12,191,008


Diluted



14,425,069




12,933,231




















NET INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS









Basic



(0.26)




0.43


Diluted



(0.26)




0.43




















NET INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE FROM DISCONTINUING OPERATIONS









Basic



(0.98)




0.75


Diluted



(0.98)




0.70











NET EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE









Basic


$

(1.24)



$

1.17


Diluted


$

(1.24)



$

1.11











The company held 125,203 anti dilutive preferred shares during 2011












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


NEW ENERGY SYSTEMS GROUP AND SUBSIDIARIES





CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS









Year Ended December 31,




2011



2010 (Restated)









CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES







Net income (loss)


$

(17,864,983)



$

14,320,513


Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash






provided by operating activities:









Depreciation and amortization



2,978,993




3,043,808


Changes in deferred taxes



(671,317)




(597,768)


Deferred stock compensation



675,621




675,000


Loss on disposal of fixed assets



-




1,534


Gain from disposal of subsidiaries



(292,067)




-


Stock and warrants expense



112,917




1,003,504


Impairment of goodwill of NewPower and Anytone



21,711,882




-


(Increase) / decrease in current assets:









Accounts receivable



2,540,164




3,505,551


Inventory



351,473




(1,321,906)


Prepaid expenses, deposits and other receivables



(1,097,396)




613,733


Increase/(decrease) in current liabilities:









Accounts payable



(3,304,019)




(812,732)


Accrued expenses and other payables



(247,897)




479,787


Taxes payable



(3,052,482)




609,513











NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES



1,840,889




21,520,537











CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES









Cash of disposed subsidiaries



(4,033,445)




-


Cash acquired in acquisition



-




705,514


Proceeds from sale of property and equipment



-




2,370


Investment into subsidiary



-




(6,529,286)


Acquisition of property and equipment



(97,883)




(154,936)











NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES



(4,131,328)




(5,976,338)











CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES









Repayment of acquisition liability for subsidiaries



(6,843,376)




(5,000,000)


Cash proceeds from warrant exercise



87,500




-


Repayment to related party



-




(1,373,809)











NET CASH USED IN FINANCING ACTIVITIES



(6,755,876)




(6,373,809)











EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGE ON CASH & EQUIVALENTS



510,038




242,628











NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH & EQUIVALENTS



(8,536,277)




9,413,018











CASH & EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF YEAR



13,065,008




3,651,990











CASH & EQUIVALENTS, END OF YEAR


$

4,528,731



$

13,065,008











SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES:









Cash paid during the period for:









Income taxes


$

4,798,558



$

4,534,300


Interest


$

-



$

-














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

Source: New Energy Systems Group
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