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Ossen Innovation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Financial Results

Earnings Conference Call is scheduled for 8:30 am ET on April 22, 2016
2016-04-22 04:30 2138

SHANGHAI, April 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd. ("Ossen Innovation" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: OSN), a China-based manufacturer of an array of plain surface, rare earth and zinc coated pre-stressed steel materials, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2015.

Dr. Liang Tang, Chairman of Ossen Innovation, commented, "Despite 2015 being another difficult year for China's steel industry, as slowing GDP growth and infrastructure buildout, industry-wide overcapacity, and high price volatility continued to plague the steel value chain, we managed to increase our overall sales volume by 16.6%, mostly offsetting the impact of an 18.2% decrease in blended average selling prices of our products. Our margins, including both gross and operating, as well as net profit, also improved in 2015 and reached their highest levels since 2012, highlighting our strong execution amidst challenging macro and industry environment."

"Looking ahead, we expect the Chinese central government to continue to stimulate economic growth by further injecting capital into the economy by funding new infrastructure projects. While we do not believe that the Chinese government will initiate another large scale, comprehensive capital injection, we believe that infrastructure spending will be selectively targeted at developing regions in Central or Western China. Furthermore, through the "One Belt, One Road" initiatives, investments are expected to be made during the next decade to construct new bridges, highways, and railroads. In addition, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank launched in December 2015 could pave the way for new infrastructure projects outside of China and create new bidding opportunities for us. In 2016, we expect the market for our products to recover gradually as steel industry fundamentals improve over time thanks to the central government's continuing efforts to curb excess capacity. We also expect to do well in the Japanese market as we are one of the two suppliers to supply plain surface prestressed steel products to a major Japanese company who won the bid for the construction of the Tokyo New National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics," concluded Dr. Tang.

Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2015 Financial Results



For the Twelve Months Ended December 31,

($ millions, except per share data)


2015


2014


% Change

Revenues


$117.9


$123.6


-4.6%

Gross profit


$15.7


$13.3


17.9%

Gross margin


13.3%


10.8%


2.5%

Operating income


$10.2


$6.2


65.0%

Operating margin


8.7%


5.0%


3.7%

Net income attributable to Ossen Innovation

$5.9


$3.9


52.8%

EPS


$0.30


$0.19


53.1%

For the twelve months ended December 31, 2015, revenues decreased by $5.7 million, or 4.6%, to $117.9 million from $123.6 million for the same period of last year, mainly due to decrease in average selling price for all our products and partially offset in sales volume for both coated PC steel materials and plain surface PC strands and others. The sales of coated PC steel materials, including both rare earth and zinc coated products, decreased by $12.1 million, or 11.3%, to $95.5 million and accounted for 81% of total sales for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015 from $107.6 million, or 87% of total sales, for the same period of last year. This decrease was mainly due to decrease in average selling price and partially offset by increase in sales volumes for both rare earth and zinc coated products. Sales of rare earth coated products decreased the most by $12.6 million, or 12.9%, to $85.0 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015 from $97.6 million for the same period of last year. Sales of zinc coated products increased by $0.4 million, or 4.3%, to $10.5 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015 from $10.0 million for the same period of last year. The sales of plain surface PC strands and others increased by $6.5 million, or 40.5%, to $22.4 million and accounted for 19% of total sales for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015 from $16.0 million, or 13% of total sales, for the same period of last year.

Gross profit increased by $2.4 million, or 17.9%, to $15.7 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015 from $13.3 million for the same period of last year. Gross margin was 13.3% for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015, compared to 10.8% for the same period of last year. The increase in gross profit and gross margin were mainly due to low raw materials costs and change in product mix with increased contribution from the higher margin plain surfaced PC strands and others as well as zinc coated products. Gross margins for rare earth and zinc coated products were 11.8% and 19.7%, respectively, for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015, compared to 9.8% and 18.7%, respectively, for the same period of last year. Gross margin for plain surfaced PC Strands and others was 16.2% for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015, compared to 11.7% for the same period of last year.

Selling expenses increased by $0.2 million, or 27.7%, to $1.0 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015 from $0.8 million for the same period of last year. General and administrative expenses decreased by $1.9 million, or 29.4%, to $4.5 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015 from $6.3 million for the same period of last year. As a result, total operating expenses decreased by $1.6 million, or 23.2%, to $5.5 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015 from $7.1 million for the same period of last year.

Operating income was $10.2 million, or 8.7% of total revenues, for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015, compared to $6.2 million, or 5.0% of total revenues, for the same period of last year.

Net income increased by $2.5 million, or 59.9%, to $6.6 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015 from $4.1 million for the same period of last year.

After deducting net income attributable to non-controlling interest, net income attributable to Ossen Innovation increased by $2.0 million, or 52.8%, to $5.9 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015 from $3.9 million for the same period of last year. Earnings per share, both basic and diluted, were $0.30 for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015, compared to $0.19 for the same period of last year.

Due to a depreciation of the RMB as compared to the U.S. dollar in 2015, our comprehensive income was $67,334, reflecting a foreign currency translation loss of approximately $5.8 million, unrelated to our operations.

Three Months Ended December 31, 2015 Financial Results



For the Three Months Ended December 31,

($ millions, except per share data)


2015


2014


% Change

Revenues


$35.3


$31.8


11.1%

Gross profit


$3.9


$4.5


-13.3%

Gross margin


10.9%


14.3%


-3.4%

Operating income


$1.7


$2.0


-16.0%

Operating margin


4.8%


6.3%


-1.5%

Net income attributable to Ossen Innovation

$0.5


$1.4


-67.9%

EPS


$0.02


$0.07


-67.8%

For the three months ended December 31, 2015, revenues increased by $3.5 million, or 11.1%, to $35.3 million from $31.8 million for the same period of last year. This increase was primarily due to increased revenue contribution from plain surface PC strands and zinc coated products and partially offset by decrease in sales from rare earth coated products. The sales of coated PC steel materials, including both rare earth and zinc coated products, increased by $0.7 million, or 2.5%, to $27.4 million and accounted for 77% of total sales for the three months ended December 31, 2015 from $26.7 million, or 84% of total sales, for the same period of last year. This increase was mainly due to increase in sales volume for both rare earth and zinc coated products and partially offset by decrease in average selling price of zinc coated products. Sales of rare earth coated products decreased by $2.6 million, or 10.1%, to $23.1 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015 from $25.7 million for the same period of last year. Sales of zinc coated products increased by $3.3 million, or 323.5%, to $4.3 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015 from $1.0 million for the same period of last year. Sales of plain surface PC strands and others increased by $2.9 million, or 56.9%, to $7.9 million and accounted for 23% of total sales for the three months ended December 31, 2015 from $5.1 million, or 16% of total sales, for the same period of last year. This increase was mainly due to increase in sales volume and partially offset by decrease in average selling price for plain surfaced PC strands and other products.

Gross profit decreased by $0.7 million, or 13.3%, to $3.9 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015 from $4.5 million for the same period of last year. Gross margin decreased to 10.9% for the three months ended December 31, 2015 from 14.3% for the same period of last year. Gross margins for rare earth and zinc coated products were 9.5% and 14.1%, respectively, for the three months ended December 31, 2015, compared to 15.3% and negative 11.1%, respectively, for the same period of last year. Gross margin for plain surface PC strands and others was 13.4% for the three months ended December 31, 2015, compared to 14.0% for the same period of last year.

Selling expenses increased by $0.1 million, or 50.0%, to $0.3 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015 from $0.2 million for the same period of last year. General and administrative expenses decreased by $0.4 million, or 17.4%, to $1.9 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015 from $2.3 million for the same period of last year. As a result, total operating expenses decreased by $0.3 million, or 12.0%, to $2.2 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015 from $2.5 million for the same period of last year.

Operating income was $1.7 million, or 4.8% of total revenues, for the three months ended December 31, 2015, compared to $2.0 million, or 6.3% of total revenues, for the same period of last year.

Net income decreased by $0.9 million, or 62.4%, to $0.6 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015 from $1.5 million for the same period of last year.

After deducting net income attributable to non-controlling interest, net income attributable to Ossen Innovation decreased by $0.9 million, or 67.9%, to $0.5 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015 from $1.4 million for the same period of last year. Earnings per share, both basic and diluted, were $0.02 for the three months ended December 31, 2015, compared to $0.07 for the same period of last year.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flows

The Company had $9.6 million of cash and restricted cash as of December 31, 2015, compared to $18.3 million at December 31, 2014. Notes receivable were $8.0 million as of December 31, 2015, compared to $9.9 million at December 31, 2014. Accounts receivable were $43.2 million as of December 31, 2015, compared to $53.8 million at December 31, 2014. The average days of sales of outstanding (DSO) were 150 days for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015, compared to 151 days for the year of 2014. The balance of prepayment to suppliers for raw materials totaled $55.7 million as of December 31, 2015, compared to $56.3 million at December 31, 2014. The Company had inventories of $27.3 million as of December 31, 2015, compared to $20.1 million at the end of 2014. Total working capital was $94.7 million as of December 31, 2015, compared to $108.0 million at December 31, 2014.

Net cash provided by operating activities was $12.4 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015, compared to $1.8 million for the same period of last year. Net cash used in investing activities was $0.03 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015, compared to $0.08 million for the same period of last year. Net cash used in financing activities was $4.4 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015, compared to $3.5 million for the same period of last year.

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Time:

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About Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd.

Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd. manufactures and sells a wide variety of plain surface pre-stressed steel materials and rare earth coated and zinc coated pre-stressed steel materials. The Company's products are mainly used in the construction of bridges, as well as in highways and other infrastructure projects. Ossen has two manufacturing facilities located in Ma'anshan, Anhui Province, and Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province.

Safe Harbor Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated, including risks outlined in the Company's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's annual report on Form 20-F, as amended. All information provided in this press release is as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date on which the statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

For more information, please contact:

Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd.
Feng Peng, Chief Financial Officer
Email: feng.peng@ossencorp.com
Phone: +86-21-6888-8886
Web: www.osseninnovation.com

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OSSEN INNOVATION CO., LTD AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2015 AND 2014








December 31,


2015


2014

ASSETS






Current assets






Cash and cash equivalents

$

812,277


$

684,592

Restricted cash


8,780,443



17,572,732

Note receivable-bank acceptance note


8,010,228



9,925,155

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $738,101 and $1,874,330 at December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively


43,247,974



53,764,414

Inventories


27,276,221



20,137,901

Advance to suppliers


55,730,089



56,327,390

Other current assets


915,041



946,319

Total current assets


144,772,273



159,358,503

Property, plant and equipment, net


5,557,176



7,174,646

Land use rights, net


3,911,084



4,231,348

TOTAL ASSETS

$

154,240,533


$

170,764,497







Current Liabilities






Notes payable-bank acceptance notes

$

12,477,471


$

26,521,315

Short-term bank loans


17,714,928



18,711,357

Accounts payables


1,899,400



3,217,076

Customer deposits


309,147



588,005

Taxes payable


414,250



552,459

Other payables and accrued liabilities


1,669,670



1,622,958

Due to related party


65,769



69,469

Due to shareholder


282,499



100,000

Bond payable - current portion


15,273,177



-

Total current liabilities


50,106,311



51,382,639

Bond payable


-



15,972,837

TOTAL LIABILITIES


50,106,311



67,355,476







EQUITY






Shareholders' Equity






Ordinary shares, $0.01 par value: 100,000,000 shares authorized; 20,000,000 shares issued; 19,828,790 and 19,901,959 shares outstanding as of December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively


200,000



200,000

Additional paid-in capital


33,971,455



33,971,455

Statutory reserve


5,631,373



5,021,752

Retained earnings


50,258,265



44,971,082

Treasury stock, at cost: 171,210 and 98,041 shares as of December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively


(155,343)



(96,608)

Accumulated other comprehensive income


2,596,227



8,425,697

TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY


92,501,977



92,493,378

Non-controlling interest


11,632,245



10,915,643

TOTAL EQUITY


104,134,222



103,409,021







TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

$

154,240,533


$

170,764,497










OSSEN INNOVATION CO., LTD AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015, 2014 AND 2013



Year Ended December 31,


2015


2014


2013










REVENUES

$

117,908,416


$

123,571,455


$

113,891,989

COST OF GOODS SOLD


102,197,994



110,250,876



102,353,957

GROSS PROFIT


15,710,422



13,320,579



11,538,032

Selling expenses


986,378



772,383



625,500

General and administrative expenses


4,478,413



6,340,584



3,485,118

Total Operating Expenses


5,464,791



7,112,967



4,110,618










INCOME FROM OPERATIONS


10,245,631



6,207,612



7,427,414

Financial expenses, net


(2,823,952)



(2,401,268)



(2,696,966)

Other income, net


371,894



907,941



558,426

INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAX


7,793,573



4,714,285



5,288,874

INCOME TAX


(1,180,167)



(578,727)



(1,219,030)

NET INCOME


6,613,406



4,135,558



4,069,844

LESS: NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTEREST











716,602



276,682



426,440

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO OSSEN INNOVATION CO., LTD









AND SUBSIDIARIES


5,896,804



3,858,876



3,643,404










OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)









Foreign currency translation gain (loss)


(5,829,470)



779,135



1,647,348

TOTAL OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)


(5,829,470)



779,135



1,647,348

COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

$

67,334


$

4,638,011


$

5,290,752










EARNINGS PER ORDINARY SHARE









Basic and diluted

$

0.30


$

0.19


$

0.18

WEIGHTED AVERAGE ORDINARY SHARES OUTSTANDING









Basic and diluted


19,862,537



19,901,959



19,901,959

OSSEN INNOVATION CO., LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015, 2014 AND 2013



Year Ended December 31,


2015


2014


2013

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:









Net income

$

6,613,406


$

4,135,558


$

4,069,844

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:









Depreciation and amortization


1,416,060



1,531,278



1,564,973

Share-based compensation expense





-



-

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:









(Increase) Decrease In:









Accounts receivable


10,516,441



(5,564,338)



(2,465,695)

Inventories


(7,138,320)



(1,387,131)



(8,943,726)

Advance to suppliers


597,301



(5,712,575)



27,333,681

Other current assets


31,278



2,501,567



(1,543,260)

Notes receivable - bank acceptance notes


1,914,927



(7,503,574)



(2,027,502)

Notes receivable from related party - bank acceptance notes


-



12,915,099



(11,084,891)

Increase (Decrease) In:









Accounts payable


(1,317,676)



2,713,132



(68,361)

Customer deposits


(278,858)



(2,320,266)



2,523,669

Income tax payable


(138,209)



319,918



(158,812)

Other payables and accrued expenses


46,712



73,209



744,552

Due to related party


(3,700)



52,558



16,911

Due to shareholder


182,499



50,000



50,000

Net cash provided by operating activities


12,441,861



1,804,435



10,011,383










CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:









Purchases of plant and equipment


(29,687)



(81,441)



(16,361)

Withdraw for purchases of plant and equipment


-



-



8,071,937

Disposal of property, plant and equipment


-



456



-

Net cash used in investing activities


(29,687)



(80,985)



8,055,576










CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:









Decrease (Increase) in restricted cash


8,792,289



14,210,938



(6,376,171)

Proceeds from short-term bank loans


18,462,625



28,475,194



41,531,691

Repayments of short-term bank loans


(18,462,625)



(37,261,825)



(66,189,540)

Repayments of long-term bank loans


-



-



(4,581,002)

Proceeds from notes payable-bank acceptance notes


36,202,800



55,811,380



98,467,000

Repayment of notes payable-bank acceptance notes


(49,367,454)



(80,682,428)



(84,912,143)

Repurchase of common share


(58,735)



-



-

Proceeds from bond payable


-



15,946,109



-

Net cash used in financing activities


(4,431,100)



(3,500,632)



(22,060,165)










INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS


7,981,074



(1,777,182)



(3,993,206)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash


(7,853,389)



1,322,324



3,135,892

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period


684,592



1,139,450



1,996,764

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD

$

812,277


$

684,592


$

1,139,450










SUPPLEMENTARY CASH FLOW INFORMATION









Cash paid during the periods:









Income taxes paid

$

1,301,687


$

722,948


$

1,095,357

Interest paid

$

3,353,344


$

1,977,014


$

2,865,902

Non-cash transactions:









Appropriation to statutory reserve

$

609,621


$

406,053


$

436,672

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