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Ossen Innovation Announces Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

To Host Conference Call at 8:30 am ET on September 29, 2014
2014-09-27 04:30 2060

SHANGHAI, September 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd. ("Ossen" 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 three months and six months ended June 30, 2014.

"I am pleased to report significant quarter over quarter revenue, gross profit and net income increases for the second quarter ended June 30th," said Dr. Liang Tang, Chairman of Ossen Innovation. "Ossen continues to experience an increase in demand for our higher strength and higher quality rare earth coated products. Although our gross margin was impacted due to price competition, we are encouraged by the continued rebound in demand for rare earth products during the first half of 2014. Ossen also added several new customers during the quarter that placed large orders quickly with us, which continues to reaffirm our products' superior quality, performance and durability characteristics," concluded Dr. Tang.

Financial Summary

(in millions ex- EPS)

Q2 2014

Q2 2013

Chg.

YTD 2014

YTD 2013

Chg.

Revenue

$35.9

$24.2

+49%

$64.0

$38.8

+65%

Gross Profit

$3.7

$2.9

+28%

$6.4

$4.6

+38%

Net Income*

$1.5

$0.7

+111%

$2.0

$0.8

+153%

EPS

$0.07

$0.04

+75%

$0.10

$0.04

+150%

Shares Outstanding

19.9

19.9

0%

19.9

19.9

0%


*Net income attributable to Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd.

Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2014 Financial Results

Revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2014 was $35.9 million, up 49% from the same period a year ago. Sales of coated pre-stressed steel materials, including rare earth and zinc coated products, were approximately $29.7 million, up 39% compared to approximately $21.3 million in the second quarter of 2013. Sales of plain surface PC strands were $5.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014, an increase of $3.4 million, or 136%, compared to the prior year. The overall increase in revenue was primarily due to increased demand for higher strength and higher quality rare earth and zinc coated products and the addition of several new customers.

Gross profit was $3.7 million, up 28% compared to the same period a year ago. Gross margin was 10.4% in the second quarter of 2014, down from 12.1% in the second quarter of 2013. Gross margin was lower primarily due to lower unit pricing of coated products in order to attract new customers in the second quarter of 2014, partially offset by using lower grade raw materials to improve profitability, but without sacrificing product strength or quality.

Selling expenses were reduced by 30% to $0.2 million due to lower transportation costs, partially offset by higher commission fees. General and administrative expenses increased 50% to $1.4 million, primarily due to increased R&D expenses and a higher bad-debt provision. Operating income was approximately $2.1 million, an increase of 23% from the same period a year ago.

Net income attributable to Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd. was $1.5 million in the second quarter of 2014 compared to $0.7 million in the year-ago period. Earnings per share were $0.07 versus $0.04 a year ago. The weighted average diluted shares outstanding were 19.9 million, unchanged from the year-ago period.

Six Months Ended June 30, 2014 Financial Results

Revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2014 was $64.0 million, up 65% from the same period a year ago. Sales of pre-stressed steel rare earth coated PC wires and PC strands were $56.2 million, an increase of $22.0 million, or 64% from the same period of 2013. Sales of plain surface PC strands and PC wires were $7.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014, an increase of $3.3 million, or 80%, compared to the prior year, primarily due to increased demand for higher strength and higher quality rare earth and zinc coated products and the addition of several new customers.

Gross profit increased from $4.6 million to $6.4 million, a 38% year-over-year increase. Gross margin was 10.0%, down from 11.9% in the same period of 2013. Gross margin was lower as a result of a decrease in the average unit selling price of coated products in order to attract new customers in 2014 compared to the prior year period.

Selling expenses were reduced by 3% to $0.3 million due to a decrease in transportation costs, partially offset by higher commission and testing fees. General and administrative expenses were $2.8 million, up 78% compared to $1.6 million in the same period of 2013 due to increased R&D expenses, partially offset by lower audit fees. Operating income was approximately $3.3 million, an increase of 20% from the same period a year ago.

Net income attributable to Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd. was $2.0 million in the six months ended June 30, 2014 compared to $0.8 million in the year-ago period. Earnings per share were $0.10 versus $0.04 a year ago. The weighted average diluted shares outstanding were 19.9 million, unchanged from the year-ago period.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flows

Ossen had approximately $15.4 million of cash and restricted cash as of June 30, 2014 compared to $32.9 million at December 31, 2013. The decrease was due to an increase in inventories and repayment of bank loans. Total accounts receivable on June 30, 2014 decreased to $44.0 million from $48.2 million on December 31, 2013. The average accounts receivable days sales outstanding were 112 days for the second quarter of 2014 compared to 150 days for 2013. This decrease was primarily due to improved accounts receivable collection times and increased revenue in the second quarter. The balance of prepayments to suppliers of raw materials was $47.1 million as of June 30, 2014, a decrease of $3.5 million compared with December 31, 2013. The decrease was mainly due to an increased receipt of raw materials compared with prepayments during the second quarter. Inventories increased from $18.8 million at December 31, 2013 to $20.6 million at June 30, 2014, primarily due to anticipation of increased sales during the second half of 2014. Total working capital was $89.1 million at June 30, 2014.

The Company generated positive cash flows from operations of $9.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014 as compared to cash flows of $12.4 million for the same period of 2013. The primary reasons for the decrease in cash generated in operations were an increase in notes receivable, partially offset by an increase in net income, a decrease in notes receivable from a related party, and a decrease in accounts receivable.

Cash flow used in financing activities was $11.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014 as compared to cash flow used in financing activities of $14.9 million for the same period of 2013. The primary reasons for the decrease in cash used by financing activities were a decrease in proceeds and repayments from short-term bank loans, a decrease of proceeds from bank acceptance notes, partially offset by a decrease in restricted cash and an increase in repayments of bank acceptance notes.

Business Updates and Outlook

We note several positive developments in the second quarter of 2014. Specifically:

  • In June 2014, Ossen (Jiujiang) Steel Wire & Cable Co., Ltd. was awarded the Major Scientific and Technological Innovation Title in Jiujiang City for the year 2014. This award was received in recognition of the Company's development of the 5mm series zinc-aluminum rare earth coated bridge cables. Ossen (Jiujiang) will receive a subsidy from the government.
  • In August 2014, the Company was awarded the highest honor in product quality, the Jiujiang City Mayor Quality Award of 2014, in recognition of its superior product quality and advanced quality management systems. Furthermore, Ossen's 15.24 mm 1860MPa coated strand research project was been listed as a national key new product project for 2014 by the Chinese government.

Conference Call

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Conference Call

Ossen Innovation Second Quarter 2014 Conference Call

Date:

Monday, September 29, 2014

Time:

8:30 am Eastern Time, US

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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 Maanshan, 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

Investor Relations
FCC Group LLC
Phone: +1-347-850-7098
Email: ir@ossencorp.com


OSSEN INNOVATION CO., LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS




June 30,



December 31,



2014



2013



(Unaudited)




ASSETS






Current Assets






Cash and cash equivalents

$

731,773


$

1,139,450

Restricted cash


14,630,000



31,783,670

Notes receivable - bank acceptance notes


17,055,145



2,421,581

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts
of $1,385,583 and $1,336,177 at June 30, 2014 and
December 31,2013, respectively


43,986,144



48,200,076

Inventories


20,623,329



18,750,770

Advance to suppliers


47,083,163



50,614,815

Other current assets


928,147



3,447,886

Notes receivable from related party - bank acceptance
notes


-



12,915,099

Total Current Assets


145,037,701



169,273,347

Property, plant and equipment, net


7,790,184



8,458,121

Land use rights, net


4,277,315



4,297,849

TOTAL ASSETS

$

157,105,200


$

182,029,317

OSSEN INNOVATION CO., LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS




June 30,



December 31,



2014



2013



(Unaudited)




LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY






Current Liabilities






Notes payable - bank acceptance notes

$

25,988,792


$

50,990,427

Short-term bank loans


24,364,493



27,283,147

Accounts payable


382,170



503,944

Customer deposits


3,747,256



2,908,271

Income tax payable


430,240



232,541

Other payables and accrued expenses


829,444



1,549,748

Due to related party


76,245



16,911

Due to shareholder


100,000



50,000

Total Current Liabilities


55,918,640



83,534,989

TOTAL LIABILITIES


55,918,640



83,534,989





EQUITY




Shareholders' Equity






Ordinary shares, $0.01 par value: 100,000,000 shares
authorized, 20,000,000 shares issued; 19,901,959 shares
outstanding as of June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013,
respectively


200,000



200,000

Additional paid-in capital


33,971,455



33,971,455

Statutory reserve


4,823,680



4,615,699

Retained earnings


43,279,766



41,518,259

Treasury stock, at cost: 98,041 shares as of June 30, 2014
and December 31, 2013, respectively


(96,608)



(96,608)

Accumulated other comprehensive income


8,250,231



7,646,562

TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY


90,428,524



87,855,367

Non-controlling interest


10,758,036



10,638,961

TOTAL EQUITY


101,186,560



98,494,328

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

$

157,105,200


$

182,029,317

OSSEN INNOVATION CO., LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(Unaudited)





FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30,


FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30,




2014


2013


2014


2013










REVENUES

$

35,920,752

$

24,186,992

$

63,957,660

$

38,779,745

COST OF GOODS SOLD


32,195,742


21,267,149


57,588,658


34,167,886

GROSS PROFIT


3,725,010


2,919,843


6,369,002


4,611,859

Operating Expenses:









Selling and distribution expenses


164,358


236,033


272,796


280,108

General and administrative expenses


1,430,221


956,048


2,769,752


1,558,755

Total Operating Expenses


1,594,579


1,192,081


3,042,548


1,838,863

INCOME FROM OPERATIONS


2,130,431


1,727,762


3,326,454


2,772,996

Other Income (Expenses):









Financial expenses, net


(423,723)


(826,713)


(1,124,458)


(1,730,886)

Other income, net


59,156


51,520


227,421


95,911

INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES


1,765,864


952,569


2,429,417


1,138,021

INCOME TAXES


(205,582)


(158,780)


(340,854)


(244,050)

NET INCOME


1,560,282


793,789


2,088,563


893,971

LESS: NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO
NONCONTROLLING INTEREST


73,246


89,410


119,075


115,553

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO OSSEN
INNOVATION CO.,LTD

AND SUBSIDIARIES


1,487,036


704,379


1,969,488


778,418

OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME









Foreign currency translation gain, net of tax


108,349


1,422,536


603,669


1,932,983

TOTAL OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME


108,349


1,422,536


603,669


1,932,983

COMPREHENSIVE INCOME


1,595,385


2,216,915


2,573,157


2,711,401

EARNINGS PER ORDINARY SHARE

Basic and diluted

$

0.07

$

0.04

$

0.10

$

0.04

WEIGHTED AVERAGE ORDINARY SHARES OUTSTANDING

Basic and diluted

$

19,901,959

$

19,901,959

$

19,901,959

$

19,901,959

OSSEN INNOVATION CO., LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDER'S EQUITY

(Unaudited)



Total Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd. Shareholders' Equity


Ordinary Shares

$0.01 Par Value


Treasury Stock



Additional Paid-in

Capital



Accumulated Other
Comprehensive Income



Statutory Reserve



Retained
Earnings



Non Controlling
Interest



Total


Shares

Amount


Shares

Amount













Balance at December 31, 2013

20,000,000


200,000


(98,041)

(96,608)

33,971,455

7,646,562


4,615,699



41,518,259



10,638,961



98,494,328

Net income

-


-


-

-



-



-



-



1,969,488



119,075



2,088,563

Transfer to statutory reserve

-


-


-

-



-



-



207,981



(207,981)



-



-

Foreign currency translation
adjustment

-


-


-

-



-



603,669



-



-



-



603,669

Balance at June 30, 2014

20,000,000

$

200,000


(98,041)

$

(96,608)

$

33,971,455

$

8,250,231


$

4,823,680


$

43,279,766


$

10,758,036


$

101,186,560

OSSEN INNOVATION CO., LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)




Six Months Ended June 30,




2014



2013

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:







Net income


$

2,088,563


$

893,971

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash
provided by/ (used in) operating activities:







Depreciation and amortization



771,122



769,649

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:







(Increase) Decrease In:







Accounts receivable



4,213,932



(4,069,215)

Inventories



(1,872,559)



(5,422,010)

Advance to suppliers



3,531,652



5,150,793

Other current assets



2,519,739



(6,525)

Notes receivable - bank acceptance notes



(14,633,564)



394,079

Notes receivable from related party - bank acceptance notes



12,915,099



1,830,208

Increase (Decrease) In:







Accounts payable



(121,774)



6,530,842

Customer deposits



838,985



4,814,106

Income tax payable



197,698



(234,954)

Other payables and accrued expenses



(720,304)



118,677

Due to related party



59,333



1,588,938

Due to shareholder



50,000



-

Net cash provided by operating activities



9,837,922



12,358,559








CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:







Purchases of plant and equipment



(2,509)



(14,313)

Net cash used in investing activities



(2,509)



(14,313)

OSSEN INNOVATION CO., LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)




Six Months Ended June 30,




2014



2013

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:







(Increase)/Decrease in restricted cash



17,153,670



(5,312,862)

Proceeds from short-term bank loans



11,397,125



14,550,667

Repayments of short-term bank loans



(14,490,630)



(32,627,081)

Proceeds from notes payable-bank acceptance notes



29,306,892



45,806,173

Repayment of notes payable-bank acceptance notes



(54,681,776)



(37,317,616)

Net cash used in financing activities



(11,314,719)



(14,900,719)








DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS



(1,479,306)



(2,556,473)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash



1,071,629



3,293,409

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period



1,139,450



1,996,764

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD


$

731,773


$

2,733,700








SUPPLEMENTARY CASH FLOW INFORMATION







Cash paid during the periods:







Income taxes paid


$

446,210


$

482,301

Interest paid


$

1,205,954


$

1,799,554

Non-cash transactions:







Appropriation to statutory reserve


$

207,981


$

126,740

OSSEN INNOVATION CO., LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended June 30,




2014



2013

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:







Net income


$

1,560,282


$

793,789

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash
provided by / (used in) operating activities:







Depreciation and amortization



382,909



385,159

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:







(Increase) Decrease In:







Accounts receivable



222,604



(11,668,005)

Inventories



13,239,905



924,775

Advance to suppliers



7,343,190



89,361

Other current assets



1,705,006



(46,193)

Notes receivable - bank acceptance notes



(12,187,544)



-

Account receivable from related party



-



2,625,082

Increase (Decrease) In:







Accounts payable



34,282



6,505,020

Customer deposits



(1,223,003)



1,554,806

Income tax payable



21,042



102,953

Other payables and accrued expenses



(107,860)



415,697

Due to related party



(19,389)



1,588,938

Net cash provided by operating activities



10,971,424



3,271,382








CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:







Purchases of plant and equipment



(1,359)



(1,642)

Net cash used in investing activities



(1,359)



(1,642)

OSSEN INNOVATION CO., LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended June 30,




2014



2013

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:







(Increase)/Decrease in restricted cash



11,053,669



(11,874,205)

Proceeds from short-term bank loans



3,060,659



8,501,060

Repayments of short-term bank loans



(7,788,765)



(20,449,255)

Proceeds from notes payable-bank acceptance notes



13,941,640



31,318,956

Repayment of notes payable-bank acceptance notes



(31,470,438)



(14,551,991)

Net cash used in financing activities



(11,203,235)



(7,055,435)








DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS



(233,170)



(3,785,695)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash



202,701



2,413,868

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period



762,242



4,105,527

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD


$

731,773


$

2,733,700








SUPPLEMENTARY CASH FLOW INFORMATION







Cash paid during the periods:







Income taxes paid


$

204,531


$

93,121

Interest paid


$

633,327


$

899,581

Non-cash transactions:







Appropriation to statutory reserve


$

143,579


$

81,034

Source: Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd.
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