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China Jo-Jo Drugstores Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

2019-02-14 21:30 10019

HANGZHOU, China, Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- China Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc. (NASDAQ: CJJD) ("Jo-Jo Drugstores" or the "Company"), a leading online and offline retailer, wholesale distributor of pharmaceutical and other healthcare products, and healthcare provider in China, announced today its financial results for its third fiscal quarter, ended December 31, 2018.

Mr. Lei Liu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc., commented, "Our third quarter results reflect solid revenue growth as we continue to improve our business. Our progress reinforces our confidence in our underlying business and growth strategy. We will continue to provide exceptional retail drugstore services as we adapt to a changing regulatory and technological environment, which is reflected in our new executive hires and the everyday experience such as value-added medical consultation and monitoring that our customers receive."  

Third Quarter of Fiscal 2019 Financial Highlights



For the Three Months Ended December 31,

($ millions, except per share data)


2018


2017


% Change

Revenue


30.92


26.81


15.3%

      Retail drugstores


20.87


18.29


14.1%

      Online pharmacy


2.49


3.39


-26.6%

      Wholesale


7.56


5.13


47.3%

Gross profit


7.14


5.57


28.1%

Gross margin


23.1%


20.8%


2.3 pp*

Loss from operations


(2.13)


(2.19)


-2.8%

Net loss


(2.21)


(1.63)


35.7%

Loss per share


(0.06)


(0.08)


-25.0%

*Notes: pp represents percentage points

  • Revenue increased by 15.3% to $30.92 million for the three months ended December 31, 2018, from $26.81 million for the same period of last year.
  • Gross profit increased by 28.1% to $7.14 million for the three months ended December 31, 2018, from $5.57 million for the same period of last year.
  • Gross margin increased by 2.3 percentage points to 23.1% for the three months ended December 31, 2018, from 20.8% for the same period of last year.
  • Net loss was $2.21 million, or $0.06 per basic and diluted share for the three months ended December 31, 2018, compared to $1.63 million, or $0.08 per basic and diluted share for the same period of last year.

Third Quarter of Fiscal 2019 Financial Results

Revenue

Revenue for the three months ended December 31, 2018 increased by $4.10 million, or 15.3%, to $30.92 million, from $26.81 million for the same period of last year. The increase in revenue was primarily due to the increase in retail drugstores business and wholesale business, partially offset by the decrease in online pharmacy business.


For the Three Months Ended December 31,


2018


2017

($ millions)

Revenue


Cost of
Goods


Gross
Margin


Revenue


Cost of
Goods


Gross
Margin

Retail drugstores

20.87


14.90


28.6%


18.29


13.69


25.2%

Online pharmacy

2.49


2.23


10.4%


3.39


3.13


7.7%

Wholesale

7.56


6.65


12.1%


5.13


4.42


13.8%

Total

30.92


23.78


23.1%


26.81


21.24


20.8%

Revenue from the retail drugstores business increased by $2.58 million, or 14.1%, to $20.87 million for the three months ended December 31, 2018, from $18.29 million for the same period of last year. The increase was primarily due to consumer-facing benefits such as an emphasis on onsite medical care, chronic disease management services, incremental DTP (Direct-to-Patient) business caused by continuous hospital medical reform, promotional campaigns such as fifteen-year anniversary sales, and the maturation of stores opened a year ago.

Revenue from the online pharmacy business decreased by $0.90 million, or 26.5%, to $2.49 million for the three months ended December 31, 2018, from $3.39 million for the same period of last year. The decrease was mainly caused by a decline in sales via e-commerce platforms which suspended OTC drug sales on their sites directly, partially offset by the increase in business referred from Pharmacy Benefit Management ("PBM") providers. The Company is adding more non-medical health products such as nutritional supplements into its sales menu to counteract the decline in sale of OTC drug category.

Revenue from the wholesale business increased by $2.43 million, or 47.3%, to $7.56 million for the three months ended December 31, 2018, from $5.13 million for the same period of last year. The increase was primarily due to sale of certain medicines, which the Company sold in large quantities at its retail stores, to other vendors at competitive prices, as well as the sale of certain nutritional supplements as sales agents.

Gross profit and gross margin

The total cost of goods sold increased by $2.54 million, or 12.0%, to $23.78 million for the three months ended December 31, 2018, from $21.24 million for the same period last year. Gross profit increased by $1.56 million, or 28.1%, to $7.14 million for three months ended December 31, 2018, from $5.57 million for the same period last year. Overall gross margin increased by 2.3 percentage points to 23.1% for the three months ended December 31, 2018, from 20.8% for the same period of last year, due to higher retail and online profit margins.

Gross margin for retail drugstores increased by 3.4 percentage points to 28.6% for the three months ended December 31, 2018, from 25.2% for the same period of last year, primarily as a result of the introduction of new suppliers, and the continuing renegotiation of prices with the Company's suppliers.

Gross margin for the online pharmacy increased by 2.7 percentage points to 10.4% for the three months ended December 31, 2018, from 7.7% for the same period of last year, primarily due to the increase in sales via the Company's own official website, offset by a decrease in sales via third-party platforms, which are usually subject to low profit margins.

Gross margin for wholesale decreased by 1.7 percentage to 12.1% for the three months ended December 31, 2018, from 13.8% for the same period of last year, primarily as a result of different products the Company carries and sells to certain pharmaceutical vendors.

Loss from operations

Selling and marketing expenses increased by $1.67 million, or 33.2%, to $6.69 million for the three months ended December 31, 2018, from $5.02 million for the same period of last year. The increase in selling and marketing expenses was primarily due to increases in marketing and sales staff expenses and rental expenses related to store expansions.

General and administrative expenses decreased by $0.16 million, or 6.0%, to $2.57 million for the three months ended December 31, 2018, from $2.74 million for the same period of last year. The decrease in general and administrative expenses was primarily caused by a decrease in bad debt expenses. 

Loss from operations totaled $2.13 million for the three months ended December 31, 2018, compared to $2.19 million for the same period of last year. Operating margin was negative 6.9% for the three months ended December 31, 2018, compared to negative 8.2% for the same period of last year.

Net loss

The Company's net loss was $2.21 million, or $0.06 per basic and diluted share for the three months ended December 31, 2018, compared to $1.63 million, or $0.08 per basic and diluted share for the same period of last year.

Nine Months Ended December 31, 2018 Financial Highlights



For the Nine Months Ended December 31,

($ millions, except per share data)


2018


2017


% Change

Revenue


81.10


71.97


12.7%

      Retail drugstores


54.97


46.36


18.6%

      Online pharmacy


6.64


9.59


-30.8%

      Wholesale


19.49


16.02


21.6%

Gross profit


18.55


15.31


21.2%

Gross margin


22.9%


21.3%


1.6 pp*

Loss from operations


(4.33)


(5.30)


-18.3%

Net loss


(4.51)


(4.21)


6.9%

Loss per share


(0.14)


(0.17)


-19.1%

*Notes: pp represents percentage points

  • Revenue increased by 12.7% to $81.10 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2018, from $71.97 million for the same period of last year.
  • Gross profit increased by 21.2% to $18.55 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2018, from $15.31 million for the same period of last year.
  • Gross margin increased by 1.6 percentage points to 22.9% for the nine months ended December 31, 2018, from 21.3% for the same period of last year.
  • Net loss was $4.51 million, or $0.14 per basic and diluted share for the nine months ended December 31, 2018, compared to $4.21 million, or $0.17 per basic and diluted share for the same period of last year.

Nine Months Ended December 31, 2018 Financial Results

Revenue

Revenue for the nine months ended December 31, 2018 increased by $9.12 million, or 12.7%, to $81.10 million from $71.97 million for the same period of last year. The increase in revenue was primarily due to the increase in retail drugstores and wholesale business, partially offset by the decrease in online pharmacy business.



For the Nine Months Ended December 31,



2018


2017

($ millions)


Revenue


Cost of
Goods


Gross
Margin


Revenue


Cost of
Goods


Gross
Margin

Retail drugstores


54.97


39.35


28.4%


46.35


34.23


26.2%

Online pharmacy


6.64


5.88


11.4%


9.60


8.65


9.9%

Wholesale


19.49


17.32


11.1%


16.02


13.79


13.9%

Total


81.10


62.55


22.9%


71.97


56.67


21.3%

Revenue from the retail drugstores business increased by $8.61 million, or 18.6%, to $54.97 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2018, from $46.36 million for the same period of last year. The increase was primarily due to consumer-facing benefits such as emphasis on onsite medical care, chronic disease management, incremental DTP (Direct-to-Patient) business caused by continuous hospital medical reform, and the maturation of stores opened a year ago.

Revenue from the online pharmacy business decreased by $2.95 million, or 30.8%, to $6.64 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2018, from $9.59 million for the same period of last year. The decrease was mainly caused by a decline in sales via e-commerce platforms which suspended the direct sale of OTC drugs on their sites, and was partially offset by the increase in business referred to the Company from PBM providers. The Company is adding more non-medical health products such as nutritional supplements into its sales menu to counteract the decline in sale of OTC drug category.

Revenue from the wholesale business increased by $3.47 million, or 21.6%, to $19.49 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2018, from $16.02 million for the same period of last year. The increase was primarily a result of the Company's ability to sell certain medicines, which the Company sold in large quantities in its retail stores, to other vendors at competitive prices, as well as the sale of certain nutritional supplements as sales agents.

Gross profit and gross margin

The total cost of goods sold increased by $5.88 million, or 10.4%, to $62.55 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2018, from $56.67 million for the same period of last year. Gross profit increased by $3.24 million, or 21.2%, to $18.55 million for nine months ended December 31, 2018, from $15.31 million for the same period of last year. Overall gross margin increased by 1.6 percentage points to 22.9% for the nine months ended December 31, 2018, from 21.3% for the same period of last year, due to higher retail profit margins.

Gross margin for retail drugstores increased by 2.2 percentage points to 28.4% for the nine months ended December 31, 2018, from 26.2% for the same period of last year, primarily because of the introduction of new suppliers, and the continuing renegotiating of prices with the Company's suppliers.

Gross margin for online pharmacy increased by 1.5 percentage points to 11.4% for the nine months ended December 31, 2018, from 9.9% for the same period of last year. The increase was due to the increase in sales via the Company's own official website, offset by the decrease in sales via third-party platforms, which are usually subject to low profit margin.

Gross margin for wholesale decreased by 2.8 percentage points to 11.1% for the nine months ended December 31, 2018, from 13.9% for the same period of last year, primarily as a result of different products the Company carried and sold to certain pharmaceutical vendors.

Loss from operations

Selling and marketing expenses increased by $3.25 million, or 24.5%, to $16.54 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2018 from $13.29 million for the same period of last year. The increase in selling and marketing expenses was primarily due to an increase in marketing and sales staff expense and rental expense related to store expansion.

General and administrative expenses decreased by $0.98 million, or 13.3%, to $6.34 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2018, from $7.32 million for the same period of last year. The decrease in general and administrative expenses was primarily caused by a decrease in bad debt expense. 

Loss from operations was $4.33 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2018, compared to $5.30 million for the same period of last year. Operating margin was negative 5.3% for the nine months ended December 31, 2018, compared to negative 7.4% for the same period of last year.

Net loss

Net loss totaled $4.51 million, or $0.14 per basic and diluted share for the nine months ended December 31, 2018, compared to $4.21 million, or $0.17 per basic and diluted share for the same period of last year.

Financial Condition

As of December 31, 2018, the Company had cash and restricted cash of $20.61 million, compared to $24.22 million as of March 31, 2018. Net cash used in operating activities totaled $10.32 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2018, compared to $9.80 million for the same period of last year. Net cash used in investing activities was $6.85 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2018, compared to $1.76 million for the same period of last year. Net cash provided by financing activities was $7.98 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2018, compared to net cash provided by financing activities of $5.57 million for the same period of last year.

About China Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc.

China Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc. ("Jo-Jo Drugstores" or the "Company"), is a leading online and offline retailer and wholesale distributor of pharmaceutical and other healthcare products in China. Jo-Jo Drugstores currently operates retail drugstores and an online pharmacy. It is also a wholesale distributor of products similar to those carried in its pharmacies and it cultivates and sells herbs used for traditional Chinese medicine. For more information about the Company, please visit http://jiuzhou360.com.The Company routinely posts important information on its website.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains information about the Company's view of its future expectations, plans and prospects that constitute forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from historical results or those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors including, but not limited to, risks and uncertainties associated with its ability to raise additional funding, its ability to maintain and grow its business, variability of operating results, its ability to maintain and enhance its brand, its development and introduction of new products and services, the successful integration of acquired companies, technologies and assets into its portfolio of products and services, marketing and other business development initiatives, competition in the industry, general government regulation, economic conditions, dependence on key personnel, the ability to attract, hire and retain personnel who possess the technical skills and experience necessary to meet the requirements of its clients, and its ability to protect its intellectual property. The Company's encourages you to review other factors that may affect its future results in the Company's annual reports and in its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

For more information, please contact:

Company Contact: 

Frank Zhao
Chief Financial Officer
+86-571-88077108
frank.zhao@jojodrugstores.com

Steve Liu
Investor Relations Director
steve.liu@jojodrugstores.com

Investor Relations Contact:

Tina Xiao
Ascent Investor Relations LLC
+1-917-609-0333
tina.xiao@ascent-ir.com   

 

CHINA JO-JO DRUGSTORES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS 

(UNAUDITED)






December 31,


March 31,





2018


2018

ASSETS




CURRENT ASSETS





Cash

$

5,619,051


$

15,132,640


Restricted cash


14,988,478



16,319,551


Financial assets available for sale


176,560



175,140


Notes receivable


296,687



279,082


Trade accounts receivable


10,637,316



8,322,393


Inventories


10,483,059



13,429,568


Other receivables, net


3,718,546



3,098,079


Advances to suppliers


3,489,010



3,447,452


Other current assets


1,468,188



2,116,237



Total current assets


50,876,895



62,320,142







PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net


8,427,870



2,843,640







OTHER ASSETS







Long-term investment


34,208



40,890


Farmland assets


727,064



796,286


Long term deposits


2,266,420



2,501,968


Other noncurrent assets


1,121,814



1,253,352


Intangible assets, net


3,570,986



4,056,414



Total other assets


7,720,492



8,648,910










Total assets

$

67,025,257


$

73,812,692







LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY






CURRENT LIABILITIES







Accounts payable, trade


19,223,835



25,259,526


Notes payable


25,271,064



19,180,200


Other payables


3,851,366



4,272,523


Other payables - related parties


726,219



850,342


Customer deposits


1,492,122



4,040,867


Taxes payable


745,518



366,040


Accrued liabilities


1,618,006



841,993



Total current liabilities


52,928,130



54,811,491








Financial liability


79,957





Purchase option and warrants liability


312,751



138,796



Total liabilities


53,320,838



54,950,287







COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES












STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY







Common stock; $0.001 par value; 250,000,000 shares authorized; 28,936,778 and 28,936,778 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2018 and March 31, 2018


28,937



28,937


Preferred stock; $0.001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; nil issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2018 and March 31, 2018


-



-


Additional paid-in capital


43,747,589



43,599,089


Statutory reserves


1,309,109



1,309,109


Accumulated deficit


(33,572,688)



(29,661,190)


Accumulated other comprehensive income


2,628,814



3,586,460



Total stockholders' equity


14,141,761



18,862,405



Noncontrolling interests


(437,342)



-



Total equity


13,704,419



18,862,405




Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

67,025,257


$

73,812,692

 

 

CHINA JO-JO DRUGSTORES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

(UNAUDITED)



For the three months ended
December 31,


For the nine months ended
December 31,


2018


2017


2018


2017













REVENUES, NET

$

30,916,549


$

26,812,242


$

81,098,161


$

71,973,653













COST OF GOODS SOLD


23,780,763



21,240,629



62,548,471



56,666,782













GROSS PROFIT


7,135,786



5,571,613



18,549,690



15,306,871













SELLING EXPENSES


6,688,577



5,020,971



16,539,078



13,288,602

GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES


2,572,862



2,737,782



6,342,874



7,318,780

TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES


9,261,439



7,758,753



22,881,952



20,607,382













LOSS FROM OPERATIONS


(2,125,653)



(2,187,140)



(4,332,262)



(5,300,511)













INTEREST INCOME


18,964



76,266



92,196



479,509

OTHER INCOME, NET


32,795



301,292



12,436



263,241













CHANGE IN FAIR VALUE OF DERIVATIVE LIABILITIES


(85,115)



221,859



(173,955)



420,610













LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAXES


(2,159,009)



(1,587,723)



(4,401,585)



(4,137,151)













PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES


47,958



38,106



104,712



76,691













NET LOSS


(2,206,967)



(1,625,829)



(4,506,297)



(4,213,842)













OTHER COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME












Foreign currency translation adjustments


(130,619)



588,543



(957,646)



1,680,796













COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

$

(2,337,586)


$

(1,037,286)


$

(5,463,943)


$

(2,533,046)













WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF SHARES:












Basic


28,936,778



25,214,678



28,936,778



25,214,678

Diluted


28,936,778



25,214,678



28,936,778



25,214,678













EARNINGS PER SHARES:












Basic

$

(0.06)


$

(0.08)


$

(0.14)


$

(0.17)

Diluted

$

(0.06)


$

(0.08)


$

(0.14)


$

(0.17)

 

 

 

CHINA JO-JO DRUGSTORES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED)



Nine months ended December 31,


2018


2017

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:




Net loss

$

(4,506,297)


$

(4,213,842)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:






Bad debt direct write-off and provision


1,266,994



1,948,887

Depreciation and amortization


937,268



1,063,170

Impairment of leasehold improvement


-



(362,737)

Stock based compensation


121,547



976,816

Change in fair value of purchase option derivative liability


173,955



(420,610)

Accounts receivable, trade


(4,061,698)



(4,830,933)

Notes receivable


(43,024)



79,250

Inventories and biological assets


1,828,232)



(2,945,926)

Other receivables


(681,667)



(149,447)

Advances to suppliers


(911,061)



(990,309)

Other current assets


476,909



562,148

Long term deposit


18,548



(1,345,486)

Other noncurrent assets


23,206



(63,263)

Accounts payable, trade


(3,945,980)



853,598

Other payables and accrued liabilities


815,725



(127,969)

Customer deposits


(2,258,202)



387,458

Taxes payable


422,665



(222,207)

        Net cash used in operating activities


(10,322,880)



(9,801,402)







CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:






Disposal of financial assets available for sale


87,471



-

Purchase of financial assets available for sale


(104,577)



(136,074)

Acquisition of equipment


(5,368,240)



(237,108)

Increase in construction-in-progress


-



(1,125,110)

Increase intangible assets


(29,879)



-

Investment in a joint venture


-



(9,601)

Additions to leasehold improvements


(1,432,060)



(249,097)

        Net cash used in investing activities


(6,847,285)



(1,756,990)







CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:






Proceeds from notes payable


32,903,549



28,352,683

Repayment of notes payable


(24,930,903)



(22,501,743)

Increase in financial liability


82,167



-

Proceeds from equity and debt financing


7,544



-

Repayment of other payables-related parties


(82,866)



(278,691)

        Net cash used in financing activities


7,979,491



5,572,249







EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE ON CASH


(1,653,988)



2,408,839







INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH


(10,844,662)



(3,577,304)







CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH, beginning of year


31,452,191



27,795,810







CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH, end of period

$

20,607,529


$

24,218,506







SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:






Cash paid for income taxes

$

56,539


$

27,856

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Source: China Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc.
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