Ossen Innovation Announces Unaudited Financial Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2017

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SHANGHAI, Nov. 17, 2017 — 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 second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2017.

Three Months Ended June 30, 2017 Financial Results

For the Three Months Ended June 30,

($ millions, except per share data)

2017

2016

% Change

Revenues

$26.4

$23.4

12.8%

Gross profit

$3.0

$2.5

22.3%

Gross margin

11.4%

10.5%

0.9%

Operating income

$1.8

$0.9

96.9%

Operating margin

6.9%

4.0%

3.0%

Net income attributable to Ossen Innovation

$1.2

$0.3

293.6%

EPS

$0.06

$0.02

200.0%

  • Revenues increased by 12.8% to $26.4 million, with strengths across all major product categories.
  • Gross profit increased by 22.3% to $3.0 million, driven by increase in revenues as well as improvement in gross margin which increased by 0.9 percent point.
  • Operating income almost doubled to $1.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 from $0.9 million for the same period of last year, as a combined result of increase in gross profit and decrease in general and administrative expenses.
  • Net income was $1.2 million, or $0.06 per basic and diluted share, for the three months ended June 30, 2017, compared to $0.3 million, or $0.02 per basic and diluted share, for the same period of last year.

For the three months ended June 30, 2017, revenues increased by $3.0 million, or 12.8%, to $26.4 million from $23.4 million for the same period of last year. This increase was across all major product categories. The sales of coated PC steel materials, including both rare earth and zinc coated products, were $23.4 million and accounted for 88% of total sales for the three months ended June 30, 2017. Sales of rare earth coated products, zinc coated products, and plain surface and other products were $22.9 million, $0.4 million, and $3.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017, respectively.

Gross profit increased by $0.5 million, or 22.3%, to $3.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 from $2.5 million for the same period of last year. Gross margin increased by 0.9 percentage point to 11.4% for the three months ended June 30, 2017 from 10.5% for the same period of last year. Gross margins for rare earth and zinc coated products were 10.2% and 42.4%, respectively, for the three months ended June 30, 2017, compared to 12.2% and 32.4%, respectively, for the same period of last year. Gross margin for plain surface and other products was 15.8% for the three months ended June 30, 2017, compared to -6.3% for the same period of last year.

Selling expenses decreased by $0.06 million, or 32.0%, to $0.13 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 from $0.19 million for the same period of last year. The decrease was due to lower transportation cost. General and administrative expenses decreased by $0.3 million, or 21.8%, to $1.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 from $1.3 million for the same period of last year. As a result, total operating expenses decreased by $0.4 million, or 23.1%, to $1.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 from $1.5 million for the same period of last year.

Operating income increased by $0.9 million, or 96.9%, to $1.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 from $0.9 million for the same period of last year. The increase in operation income was primarily attributable to increase in gross profit as well as decrease in general and administrative expenses in 2017. Operating margin was 6.9% for the three months ended June 30, 2017, compared to 4.0% for the same period of last year.

Net income increased by $1.0 million, or 316.4%, to $1.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 from $0.3 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 $0.9 million, or 293.6%, to $1.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 from $0.3 million for the same period of last year. Earnings per share, both basic and diluted, were $0.06 for the three months ended June 30, 2017, compared to $0.02 for the same period of last year.

Six Months Ended June 30, 2017 Financial Results

For the Six Months Ended June 30,

($ millions, except per share data)

2017

2016

% Change

Revenues

$52.0

$53.5

-2.8%

Gross profit

$4.8

$5.6

-14.4%

Gross margin

9.2%

10.4%

-1.2%

Operating income

$2.3

$2.5

-5.1%

Operating margin

4.5%

4.6%

-0.1%

Net income attributable to Ossen Innovation

$1.2

$0.8

60.2%

EPS

$0.06

$0.04

50.0%

For the six months ended June 30, 2017, revenues decreased by $1.5 million, or 2.8%, to $52.0 million from $53.5 million for the same period of last year. This decrease was mainly attributable to decrease in plain surfaced and other products and partially offset by increase in coated PC steel materials. The sales of coated PC steel materials, including both rare earth and zinc coated products, were $45.4 million and accounted for 87% of total sales for the six months ended June 30, 2017. Sales of rare earth coated products, zinc coated products, and plain surface and other products were $44.8 million, $0.6 million, and $6.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017, respectively.

Gross profit decreased by $0.8 million, or 14.4%, to $4.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017 from $5.6 million for the same period of last year. Gross margin decreased by 1.2 percentage point to 9.2% for the six months ended June 30, 2017 from 10.4% for the same period of last year. Gross margins for rare earth and zinc coated products were 7.2% and 44.7%, respectively, for the six months ended June 30, 2017, compared to 9.2% and 33.0%, respectively, for the same period of last year. Gross margin for plain surface and other products was 19.4% for the six months ended June 30, 2017, compared to 11.7% for the same period of last year.

Selling expenses decreased by $0.1 million, or 33.4%, to $0.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017 from $0.4 million for the same period of last year. The decrease was due to lower transportation cost. General and administrative expenses decreased by $0.5 million, or 20.0%, to $2.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017 from $2.7 million for the same period of last year. As a result, total operating expenses decreased by $0.7 million, or 21.8%, to $2.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017 from $3.1 million for the same period of last year.

Operating income decreased by $0.1 million, or 5.1%, to $2.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017 from $2.5 million for the same period of last year. The decrease in operation income was primarily attributable increase in general and administrative expenses and partially offset by increase in gross profit in 2017. Operating margin was 4.5% for the six months ended June 30, 2017, compared to 4.6% for the same period of last year.

Net income increased by $0.5 million, or 55.7%, to $1.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017 from $0.9 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 $0.5 million, or 60.2%, to $1.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017 from $0.8 million for the same period of last year. Earnings per share, both basic and diluted, were $0.06 for the six months ended June 30, 2017, compared to $0.04 for the same period of last year.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flows

As of June 30, 2017, the Company had cash and restricted cash of $7.6 million, compared to $6.9 million at December 31, 2016. Notes receivable were $nil as of June 30, 2017, compared to $15.3 million at December 31, 2016. Accounts receivable were $33.4 million as of June 30, 2017, compared to $37.3 million at December 31, 2016. The average days of sales of outstanding (DSO) were 120 days for the three months ended June 30, 2017, compared to 126 days for the year of 2016 as a result of lower average accounts receivable in the second quarter of 2017. The balance of prepayment to suppliers for raw materials totaled $70.8 million as of June 30, 2017, compared to $46.7 million at December 31, 2016. The Company had inventories of $19.4 million as of June 30, 2017, compared to $26.0 million at the end of 2016. Total working capital was $105.9 million as of June 30, 2017, compared to $101.6 million at December 31, 2016.

Net cash provided by operating activities was $2.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017, compared to $7.8 million for the same period of last year. Net cash used in investing activities was nil for the six months ended June 30, 2017, compared to $11,473 for the same period of last year. Net cash used in financing activities was $3.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017, compared to $5.1 million for the same period of last year.

Recent Developments

On July 20, 2017, the Company announced that it has entered into a Share Exchange Agreement (the “Exchange Agreement”) with America-Asia Diabetes Research Foundation (the “Foundation”), a California corporation that owns 90.27% of the equity interests of San MediTech (Huzhou) Co. Ltd. (“San MediTech”), a China-based medical device company engaged in the research, development and marketing of glucose control products, and the shareholders of the Foundation (the “Selling Shareholders”). Pursuant to the Exchange Agreement, the Company has agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding equity interests of the Foundation in exchange for up to 81,243,000 of the Company's ordinary shares (the “Acquisition”).

On September 6, 2017, the Company announced the final voting results for each of the proposals considered at the Company's special meeting that was held on September 5, 2017 (the “Meeting”). At the Meeting, the Company's shareholders approved the Company's proposed acquisition of the Foundation and the sale of the Company's existing business and operations to an affiliate of the Company's Chairman, Dr. Liang Tang (collectively, the “Transactions”). A total of 17,333,601 ordinary shares, representing approximately 87.6% of the Company's issued and outstanding ordinary shares, were represented at the Meeting. Dr. Tang abstained from voting all of the 11,850,000 shares he holds, as previously disclosed by the Company.

On November 7, 2017, San MediTech's new mobile dynamic continuous glucose monitoring (“CGM”) system has been approved by the China Food and Drug Administration (the “CFDA”). As previously disclosed, due to the delay of the CFDA's approval for the new generation product and the expiration of the old generation products' CFDA license earlier this year, San MediTech's sales in 2017 had been adversely affected; thus, the previously agreed earn-out target was impractical. On November 13, 2017, the Company entered into the second amendment to the Exchange Agreement with the Foundation (the “Second Amendment”). Pursuant to the Second Amendment, (a) the revenue target of $6,470,588 was changed from year 2017 to year 2018, and (b) in the event that there is a termination of the Exchange Agreement by the Company pursuant to certain conditions, Howard Gang Hao and Ken Yiming Hao, principle shareholders of the Foundation, shall jointly and severally, (i) transfer to the Company 3,434 ordinary shares of the Foundation or (ii) pay to the Company a termination fee in cash equal to the fair market value of 3,434 ordinary shares of the Foundation but not less than $5,600,000 (the “Sellers Termination Fee”). The Company intends to file amended proxy and hold another special shareholders' meeting for shareholders to vote on the Second Amendment. The transactions have not yet closed as of the date hereof.

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.

Forward-Looking 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. Furthermore, there can be no assurance that the conditions to close the transactions will be satisfied or waived.  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. 
Wei Hua, Chief Executive Officer
Email: [email protected]  
Phone: +86-21-6888-8886
Web: www.osseninnovation.com    

OSSEN INNOVATION CO., LTD AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

June 30,

December 31,

2017

2016

(Unaudited)

ASSETS

Current Assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

2,163,063

$

217,631

Restricted cash

5,459,378

6,703,242

Notes receivable – bank acceptance notes

15,280,381

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $910,732 and $985,990 at June 30, 2017 and December 31,2016, respectively

33,401,672

37,298,465

Inventories

19,377,322

25,999,182

Advance to suppliers

70,813,394

46,729,285

Other current assets

208,090

197,319

  Total Current Assets

131,422,919

132,425,505

Property, plant and equipment, net

4,202,522

4,447,063

Land use rights, net

3,609,815

3,571,183

TOTAL ASSETS

$

139,235,256

$

140,443,752

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current Liabilities

Notes payable – bank acceptance notes

$

8,410,305

$

9,586,276

Short-term bank loans

14,238,499

16,916,535

Accounts payable

394,033

1,504,863

Customer deposits

162,820

135,903

Income tax payable

264,639

594,795

Other payables and accrued expenses

1,750,098

1,740,474

Due to related party

3,886

Due to shareholder

347,499

307,499

  Total Current Liabilities

25,567,893

30,790,231

Long-term bank loans

7,377,460

7,207,727

TOTAL LIABILITIES

32,945,353

37,997,958

Shareholders' Equity

Ordinary shares, $0.01 par value: 100,000,000 shares authorized, 20,000,000 shares issued; 19,791,110 shares outstanding as of June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively

200,000

200,000

Additional paid-in capital

33,971,455

33,971,455

Statutory reserve

6,259,060

6,123,022

Retained earnings 

55,668,343

54,590,589

Treasury stock, at cost: 171,210 shares as of June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively

(192,153)

(192,153)

Accumulated other comprehensive income

(1,913,240)

(4,378,873)

TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

93,993,465

90,314,040

Non-controlling interest

12,296,438

12,131,754

TOTAL EQUITY

106,289,903

102,445,794

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

$

139,235,256

$

140,443,752

 

OSSEN INNOVATION CO., LTD AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

(Unaudited)

FOR THE THREE MONTHS
ENDED
JUNE 30,

FOR THE SIX MONTHS
ENDED JUNE 30,

2017

2016

2017

2016

REVENUES

$

26,432,478

$

23,431,553

$

52,015,016

$

53,519,492

COST OF GOODS SOLD

23,428,448

20,975,585

47,238,355

47,936,038

GROSS PROFIT

3,004,030

2,455,968

4,776,661

5,583,454

Operating Expenses:

Selling and distribution expenses

126,007

185,410

278,025

417,636

General and administrative expenses

1,048,539

1,341,587

2,167,966

2,709,453

Total Operating Expenses

1,174,546

1,526,997

2,445,991

3,127,089

INCOME FROM OPERATIONS

1,829,484

928,971

2,330,670

2,456,365

Other Income (Expenses):

Financial expenses, net

(395,972)

(803,050)

(802,485)

(1,640,523)

Other income (loss), net

(1,106)

239,564

6,148

272,743

INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES

1,432,405

365,485

1,534,332

1,088,585

INCOME TAXES

(156,606)

(59,088)

(155,856)

(203,302)

NET INCOME

1,275,799

306,397

1,378,476

885,283

LESS: NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTEREST

111,722

10,658

164,684

127,540

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO OSSEN INNOVATION CO.,LTD AND SUBSIDIARIES

1,164,077

295,739

1,213,792

757,743

OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

Foreign currency translation gain (loss), net of tax

1,764,550

(3,136,552)

2,465,633

(2,434,689)

TOTAL OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

1,764,550

(3,136,552)

2,465,633

(2,434,689)

COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

2,928,626

(2,840,813)

3,679,425

(1,676,946)

EARNINGS PER ORDINARY SHARE
Basic and diluted

$

0.06

$

0.02

$

0.06

$

0.04

WEIGHTED AVERAGE ORDINARY SHARES  OUTSTANDING
Basic and diluted

$

19,791,110

$

19,805,934

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