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Pingtan Marine Enterprise Reports Financial Results For The Second Quarter And Six Months Ended June 30, 2016

Company to Hold Conference Call on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at 8:30 AM ET
2016-08-09 06:30 2155

FUZHOU, China, August 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd. (Nasdaq: PME), ("Pingtan" or the "Company") a global fishing company based in the People's Republic of China (PRC), today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2016.

The Company's recent notable events are as follows:

  • July 20, 2016: The Company announced that it has declared a cash dividend of $0.01 per share of common stock outstanding. The dividend was payable in cash on or about August 15, 2016 to shareholders of record on July 31, 2016. This marks the seventh consecutive quarterly dividend paid by the Company, which it intends to continue paying on a quarterly basis.
  • August 4, 2016: The Company announced that thirteen fishing vessels controlled by the Company have obtained fishing licenses from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and are expected to operate in the sea area of Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.
  • During the three months ended June 30, 2016, the Company continued to resell fish purchased from third parties to satisfy customer demands. The resale generated a positive gross margin on such sales. The positive gross margin in these reselling activities partially offset the decrease in the Company's overall gross margin for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016.

Management Comments

Mr. Xinrong Zhuo, Chairman and CEO of the Company, commented, "In the first half of 2016, our management team was dedicated in expansion of our fishing territories and region. Recently, we were pleased to announce that we will operate thirteen of our fishing vessels in the sea area of Democratic Republic of Timor-Lest. We have seen demand in China for natural seafood products continue to increase; we believe this is driven in part by the impact of the Indonesia moratorium. We will continue to explore new areas in which to deploy our vessels and solidify our position as a leading fishing company in China."

Factors Affecting Pingtan's Results of Operation - Indonesia Moratorium

Among the company's 135 fishing vessels, 13 of these vessels have obtained fishing licenses from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and will operate in the sea area of Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste; 12 vessels are operating in the Bay of Bengal in India; 6 vessels are licensed to operate in Western and Central Pacific Ocean of the international waters and the remaining vessels are licensed to operate in Arafura sea of Indonesia.

As previously disclosed in Form 10-K and 10-Q the Company filed in 2015 and 2016, in early December 2014 the Indonesian government introduced a six-month moratorium on issuing new fishing licenses and renewals so that the country's Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries ("MMAF") could monitor the operations of existing fleets and fight illegal fishing activities. As a result, all licensed fishing vessels operating in Indonesian waters were informed by the Indonesian government to operate within strict guidelines and subsequently to cease operation, in order to avoid potential enforcement actions by the Indonesian Navy such as boat seizures.

To cooperate and comply with the Indonesian government's fishing license check procedures; the Company reduced its operations in January 2015. Since February 2015, Pingtan has ceased operations of the vessels in Indonesian waters. Since the Company derives a majority of its revenue from this area, this ban caused a significant drop in production.

In November 2015, the Indonesian government announced that the moratorium had concluded. The Company's expectation is that the MMAF will implement new fishing policies and resume the license renewal process, although this has not yet occurred. In the interim, the Company's financial results will continue to be materially adversely affected by this moratorium.

Second Quarter 2016 Financial Highlights (all results are compared to prior year period)

  • As a result of the above, revenue was $2.1 million compared to $15.2 million.
  • Gross loss was $3.0 million compared to gross profit of $1.2 million, and gross margin was (144.5%) compared to 7.9%, due to the moratorium described above.
  • Net loss was $4.5 million, or $0.05 per basic and diluted share, compared to net loss of $1.6 million, or $0.02 per basic and diluted share.

Second Quarter 2016 Selected Financial Highlights

($ in millions, except per share data)

Three Months ended June 30,


2016

2015


(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Revenue

$2.1

$15.2

Cost of Revenue

$5.1

$14.0

Gross (loss) Profit

$(3.0)

$1.2

Gross Margin

(144.5%)

7.9%

Net Loss

$(4.5)

$(1.6)

Basic and Diluted Weighted Average Ordinary Shares Outstanding

79.1

79.1

EPS (in $)

$(0.05)

$(0.02)

Balance Sheet Highlights


($ in millions, except per share data)



6/30/2016

(Unaudited)

12/31/2015

(Audited)

Cash and Cash Equivalents



$2.6

$11.4

Total Current Assets



57.3

91.9

Total Assets



229.5

231.9

Total Current Liabilities



45.6

42.5

Total Long-term Debt, net of current portion



32.0

22.5

Total Liabilities



77.6

65.0

Shareholders' Equity



151.9

166.9

Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity



229.5

231.9

Book Value Per Share (in $)



$1.92

$2.11

Consolidated Financial and Operating Review

Revenues

Revenues from the fishing business, sales of frozen fish and other marine catches, for the three months ended June 30, 2016, were $2.1 million compared to $15.2 million for the same period in 2015. The decrease was primarily due to significant decrease in sales volumes, as the Company temporarily ceased its operations in the Indonesia waters since February 2015 due to the moratorium described above.

For the six months ended June 30, 2016, the Company's revenues were $6.2 million compared to $44.0 million in the first half of 2015. The decrease was primarily due to decrease in sales volume due to the moratorium described above.

Gross Margin

The Company's gross margin was (144.5%) for the three months ended June 30, 2016, compared to 7.9% in the prior-year period. The significant decrease was primarily due to the reduced scale of operations resulting from the moratorium, which is reflected in the allocation of fixed costs, mainly consisting of depreciation and maintenance fees, to cost of revenue. The maintenance fees, representing ordinary repairs and maintenance, were performed to maintain vessels in operating condition in the periods.

For the six months ended June 30, 2016, gross margin decreased to (102.2%) from 28.8% in the same period of 2015, the decrease was primarily due to the same reasons described above.

Selling Expenses

Selling expenses were $0.07 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016, compared to $0.3 million in the prior-year period.

For the six months ended June 30, 2016, selling expenses were $0.4 million, compared to $1 million in the same period of 2015.

General & Administrative Expenses

For the three months ended June 30, 2016, general and administrative expenses were $0.9 million, compared to $0.4 million in the prior-year period.

For the six months ended June 30, 2016, general and administrative expenses were $2.4 million compared to $1.8 million in the same period of 2015.

Net Income/Loss

For the three months ended June 30, 2016, net loss was $4.5 million, or $0.05 per basic and diluted share, compared to net loss of $1.6 million, or $0.02 per basic and diluted share, in the same period of 2015. The decrease was primarily due to the factors described above.

For the six months ended June 30, 2016, the Company's net loss was $10 million, or $0.12 per basic and diluted share, compared to net income of $6.8 million, or $0.09 per basic and diluted share, in the same period of 2015.

Conference Call Details

Pingtan also announced that it will discuss financial results in a conference call on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at 8:30 AM ET.

The dial-in numbers are:

Live Participant Dial In (Toll Free):

877-407-0310

Live Participant Dial In (International):

201-493-6786

To listen to the live webcast, please go to http://www.ptmarine.com and click on the conference call link at the top of the page, or go to: http://ptmarine.equisolvewebcast.com/q2-2016. This webcast will be archived and accessible through the Company's website for approximately 30 days following the call.

About Pingtan

Pingtan is a global fishing company engaging in ocean fishing through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fujian Provincial Pingtan County Ocean Fishing Group Co., Ltd., or Pingtan Fishing. Pingtan Fishing, a provider of high quality seafood in the PRC, primarily engages in ocean fishing with many of its self-owned vessels operating within the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone and the Arafura Sea of Indonesia.

Business Risks and Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward looking statements include, but are not limited to, Pingtan's expectation that its continued expansions in new fishing territories would support it to solidify its position as a leading fishing company in China. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in Pingtan's SEC filings available at www.sec.gov, including Pingtan's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Definitive Proxy Statement. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. Pingtan undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

CONTACT:
Roy Yu
Chief Financial Officer
Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd.
Tel: +86 591 87271753
ryu@ptmarine.net

INVESTOR RELATIONS COUNSEL:
The Equity Group Inc.
Katherine Yao, Senior Associate
Tel: +86 10 6587 6435
kyao@equityny.com


PINGTAN MARINE ENTERPRISE LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (UNAUDITED)

(IN U.S. DOLLARS)










For the Three Months
Ended June 30,



For the Six Months Ended
June 30,




2016



2015



2016



2015




























REVENUE


$

2,104,351



$

15,254,003



$

6,219,449



$

43,986,827



















COST OF REVENUE



5,145,118




14,047,666




12,572,928




31,313,955



















GROSS (LOSS) PROFIT



(3,040,767)




1,206,337




(6,353,479)




12,672,872



















OPERATING EXPENSES:

















Selling



71,199




291,765




414,219




997,285


General and administrative



910,813




369,088




2,378,284




1,813,302



















Total Operating Expenses



982,012




660,853




2,792,503




2,810,587



















(LOSS) INCOME FROM OPERATIONS



(4,022,779)




545,484




(9,145,982)




9,862,285



















OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):

















Interest income



902




68,787




3,269




88,019


Interest expense



(395,859)




(1,085,551)




(918,124)




(2,039,195)


Foreign currency transaction (loss) gain



(477,077)




22,933




(456,280)




60,314


Grant income



96




-




154,543




-


Gain from cost method investment



381,537




420,698




381,537




420,698


Loss on equity method investment



(7,811)




(13)




(18,127)




(3,358)


Loss on fixed assets disposal



-




(1,556,353)




-




(1,556,353)


Other expense



(153)




(50)




(417)




(213)



















Total Other Expense, net



(498,365)




(2,129,549)




(853,599)




(3,030,088)



















(LOSS) INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES



(4,521,144)




(1,584,065)




(9,999,581)




6,832,197



















INCOME TAXES



587




-




1,000




-



















NET (LOSS) INCOME


$

(4,521,731)



$

(1,584,065)



$

(10,000,581)



$

6,832,197



















LESS: NET (LOSS) INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE NON-CONTROLLING INTEREST



(296,844)




(102,069)




(675,315)




90,946



















NET (LOSS) INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO OWNERS OF THE COMPANY


$

(4,224,887)



$

(1,481,996)



$

(9,325,266)



$

6,741,251



















COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME:

















NET (LOSS) INCOME



(4,521,731)




(1,584,065)




(10,000,581)




6,832,197


OTHER COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME

















Unrealized foreign currency translation (loss) gain



(4,255,671)




465,695




(3,376,248)




1,112,451


COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME


$

(8,777,402)



$

(1,118,370)



$

(13,376,829)



$

7,944,648


LESS: COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE NON-CONTROLLING INTEREST



(633,494)




(64,813)




(942,942)




322,530


COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO OWNERS OF THE COMPANY


$

(8,143,908)



$

(1,053,557)



$

(12,433,887)



$

7,622,118



















NET (LOSS) INCOME PER ORDINARY SHARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO OWNERS OF THE COMPANY

















Basic and diluted


$

(0.05)



$

(0.02)



$

(0.12)



$

0.09



















WEIGHTED AVERAGE ORDINARY SHARES OUTSTANDING:

















Basic and diluted



79,055,053




79,055,053




79,055,053




79,055,053


PINGTAN MARINE ENTERPRISE LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)

(IN U.S. DOLLARS)











June 30,
2016



December 31, 2015


ASSETS


(Unaudited)












CURRENT ASSETS:







Cash


$

2,604,108



$

11,448,684


Restricted cash



3,046,633




1,577,642


Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts



3,238,645




12,575,042


Inventories, net of reserve for inventories



7,098,524




2,336,167


Advances to suppliers



34,871,877




35,994,146


Prepaid expenses



-




1,818


Prepaid expenses - related parties



2,777,748




4,640,166


Receivable from transferring equity method investment shares



-




15,406,659


Other receivables



77,574




78,051


Other receivables - related parties



3,578,693




7,887,527











Total Current Assets



57,293,802




91,945,902











OTHER ASSETS:









Cost method investment



3,161,032




3,235,398


Equity method investment



29,767,747




30,486,314


Prepayment for long-term assets



18,536,714




11,654,645


Property, plant and equipment, net



120,708,598




94,555,114











Total Other Assets



172,174,091




139,931,471











Total Assets


$

229,467,893



$

231,877,373











LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY


















CURRENT LIABILITIES:









Accounts payable


$

941,883



$

978,353


Accounts payable - related parties



1,726,973




408,631


Short-term bank loans



22,365,200




21,971,438


Long-term bank loans - current portion



15,157,901




12,679,680


Accrued liabilities and other payables



5,429,213




5,044,049


Due to related parties



23,354




1,384,644











Total Current Liabilities



45,644,524




42,466,795











OTHER LIABILITIES:









Long-term bank loans - non-current portion



31,941,476




22,570,755











Total Liabilities



77,586,000




65,037,550











COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES


















SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY:









Equity attributable to owners of the company:









Ordinary shares ($0.001 par value; 225,000,000 shares authorized; 79,055,053
shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015)



79,055




79,055


Additional paid-in capital



111,008,085




111,008,085


Retained earnings



23,411,673




34,318,040


Statutory reserve



9,391,827




9,391,827


Accumulated other comprehensive loss



(7,434,972)




(4,326,351)


Total equity attributable to owners of the company



136,455,668




150,470,656


Non-controlling interest



15,426,225




16,369,167











Total Shareholders' Equity



151,881,893




166,839,823











Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity


$

229,467,893



$

231,877,373


PINGTAN MARINE ENTERPRISE LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)

(IN U.S. DOLLARS)








For the Six Months Ended
June 30,




2016



2015









CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:







Net (loss) income


$

(10,000,581)



$

6,832,197


Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income from operations to net cash provided by operating activities:









Depreciation



3,303,423




3,586,876


Decrease in allowance for doubtful accounts



(150,594)




(165,539)


Increase in reserve for inventories



2,800,637




-


Loss on equity method investment



18,127




3,358


Loss on disposal of fixed assets



-




1,556,353


Changes in operating assets and liabilities:









Accounts receivable



9,347,461




36,408,536


Inventories



(7,696,280)




10,070,950


Advances to suppliers



299,809




-


Prepaid expenses



1,806




(4,562,145)


Prepaid expenses - related parties



1,789,653




(7,371,070)


Deferred expenses - related parties



-




909,427


Other receivables



414




165,038


Accounts payable



(14,213)




24,810


Accounts payable - related parties



1,344,800




(2,300,861)


Advances from customers



-




(165,417)


Accrued liabilities and other payables



509,165




1,814,292


Due to related parties



-




2











NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES



1,553,627




46,806,807











CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:









Refunds from commercial retail space prepayments



-




22,582,549


Purchase of property, plant and equipment



(417,877)




(16,422)


Prepayments made for long-term assets



(38,406,218)




-


Proceeds from transferring equity method investment share



15,301,282




-


Payments for equity method investment



-




(40,897,788)











NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES



(23,522,813)




(18,331,661)


PINGTAN MARINE ENTERPRISE LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (CONTINUED)

(IN U.S. DOLLARS)












For the Six Months Ended June 30,





2016




2015



















CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:









Proceeds from short-term bank loans



8,118,455




6,972,517


Repayments of short-term bank loans



(7,204,822)




(6,077,698)


Proceeds from long-term bank loans



19,126,603




-


Repayments of long-term bank loans



(6,258,225)




(12,731,481)


Increase in restricted cash



(1,530,128)




-


Advances from related parties



2,653,620




2,000,000


Payments made for dividend



(1,581,101)




(790,551)


Capital contribution from non-controlling interest



-




65,436,461


Payments made to related parties in connection with the termination of VIE



-




(13,578,066)


Acquisition of fishing vessels from related parties under common control



-




(56,206,080)











NET CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) FINANCING ACTIVITIES



13,324,402




(14,974,898)











EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE ON CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS



(199,792)




(41,522)











NET (DECREASE) INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS



(8,844,576)




13,458,726











CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS - beginning of period



11,448,684




12,752,272











CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS - end of period


$

2,604,108



$

26,210,998











SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:









Cash paid for:









Interest


$

1,276,407



$

2,126,455


Income taxes


$

413



$

-











NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES:









Acquisition of property and equipment by decreasing prepayment for long-term assets


$

31,138,109



$

-


Offset other receivables - related parties against due to related parties


$

4,014,910



$

-


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