Press Release
 
Ossen Innovation Announces Unaudited Financial Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2018
09/20/18

SHANGHAI, Sept. 20, 2018 /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 six months ended June 30, 2018.

"Our first half of 2018 results exceeded our expectations and provided a strong beginning to the year for Ossen," stated Dr. Liang Tang, Chairman of Ossen Innovation. "During the six months period, we won a few more bridge projects in China that contributed to our sales results and positively impacted our growth, margins and profitability. As the Chinese government continues to reduce the overcapacity in steel industry and push forward on infrastructure projects around the country, we continue to increase our efforts to win multiple infrastructure projects and further solidify our position as a market leader."

Six Months Ended June 30, 2018 Financial Results




For the Six Months Ended June 30,

($ millions, except per share data)


2018


2017


% Change

Revenues


$70.0


$52.0


34.6%

Gross profit


$10.0


$4.8


109.4%

Gross margin


14.3%


9.2%



Operating income


$6.7


$2.3


188.2%

Operating margin


9.6%


4.5%



Net income attributable to Ossen Innovation


$4.8


$1.2


291.7%

EPS


$0.24


$0.06


300.0%








For the six months ended June 30, 2018, revenues increased by $18.0 million, or 34.6%, to $70.0 million from $52.0 million for the same period of last year. This increase was mainly attributable to increase in rare earth coated products and plain surfaced and other products and partially offset by decrease in zinc coated products. The sales of rare earth coated PC steel materials were $58.4 million and accounted for 83.4% of total sales for the six months ended June 30, 2018. Sales of plain surface and other products were $11.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018. There were no sales of zinc coated products in this period.

Gross profit increased by $5.2 million, or 109.4%, to $10.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018 from $4.8 million for the same period of last year. Gross margin increased by 5.1 percentage points to 14.3% for the six months ended June 30, 2018 from 9.2% for the same period of last year. Gross margins for rare earth products were 12.6% for the six months ended June 30, 2018, compared to 7.2% for the same period of last year. Gross margin for plain surface and other products was 22.9% for the six months ended June 30, 2018, compared to19.4% for the same period of last year.

Selling expenses decreased by $0.1 million, or 36.8%, to $0.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018 from $0.3 million for the same period of last year. The decrease was due to less freight expenses related to export. General and administrative expenses increased by $0.9 million, or 43.4%, to $3.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018 from $2.2 million for the same period of last year. The increase was due to higher research and development expenses.

As a result, total operating expenses increased by $0.8 million, or 34.3%, to $3.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018 from $2.4 million for the same period of last year.

Operating income increased by $4.4 million, or 188.2%, to $6.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018 from $2.3 million for the same period of last year. The increase in operating income was primarily attributable to increase in gross profit and partially offset by increase in general and administrative expenses. Operating margin was 9.6% for the six months ended June 30, 2018, compared to 4.5% for the same period of last year.

Net income increased by $3.8 million, or 275.1%, to $5.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018 from $1.4 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 $3.5 million, or 291.7%, to $4.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018from $1.2 million for the same period of last year. Earnings per share, both basic and diluted, were $0.24 for the six months ended June 30, 2018, compared to $0.06 for the same period of last year. Basic and diluted earnings per ADS were $0.72 for the six months ended June 30, 2018, compared with $0.18 for the same period of 2017.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flows

As of June 30, 2018, the Company had cash and restricted cash of $10.0 million, compared to $8.1 million at December 31, 2017. Accounts receivable were $76.8 million as of June 30, 2018, compared to $51.7 million at December 31, 2017. The average days of sales of outstanding (DSO) were 166days for the three months ended June 30, 2018, compared to 123 days for the year of 2017. The increase in average DSO was primarily due to the longer cycle of some of our customers' construction projects. The balance of prepayment to suppliers for raw materials totaled $56.2 million as of June 30, 2018, compared to $71.3 million at December 31, 2017. The Company had inventories of $13.7 million as of June 30, 2018, compared to $13.5 million at the end of 2017. Total working capital was $118.4 million as of June 30, 2018, compared to $114.7 million at December 31, 2017.

Net cash used in operating activities was $2.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018, compared to net cash provided by operating activities of $2.1 million for the same period of last year. Net cash used in investing activities was $67,419 for the six months ended June 30, 2018, compared to nil for the same period of last year. Net cash provided by financing activities was $5.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018, compared to net cash used in financing activities of $3.2 million for the same period of last year.

Recent Developments

On May 8, 2018, the Company announced the termination of the Share Exchange Agreement (the "Exchange Agreement"), dated July 19, 2017, among the Company, America-Asia Diabetes Research Foundation (the "Foundation") and the shareholders of the Foundation, as amended, with respect to the acquisition of the Foundation by Ossen. The Foundation and its shareholders failed to satisfy the closing conditions set forth in the Exchange Agreement. As a result, the Company terminated the Exchange Agreement. In connection therewith, the Share Purchase Agreement, dated July 19, 2017, between the Company and an affiliate of Dr. Liang Tang, the Chairman of Ossen, pursuant to which the Company agreed to sell its existing business to an affiliate of Dr. Tang, is deemed terminated.

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. 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: int.tr@ossengroup.com
Phone: +86-21-6888-8886

Investor Relations
GCI IR
Phone: +1-917-207-2173
Email: info@goldenir.com  

 

OSSEN INNOVATION CO., LTD AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS



June 30,


December 31,


2018


2017



(Unaudited)




ASSETS






Current Assets






Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,407,108


$

950,225

Restricted cash


8,613,084



7,192,928

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of  $1,126,863 and $868,973 at June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively


76,824,689



51,699,930

Inventories


13,660,824



13,479,473

Advance to suppliers


56,197,222



71,280,903

Other current assets


78,016



37,390

Accounts receivable - RPT


2,713,815



-

  Total Current Assets


159,494,758



144,640,849

Property, plant and equipment, net


3,953,509



4,031,534

Land use rights, net


3,603,094



3,697,012

Deferred tax assets


187,949



149,511

TOTAL ASSETS

$

167,051,360


$

152,518,906







LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY






Current Liabilities






Notes payable – bank acceptance notes

$

11,331,017


$

10,253,742

Short-term bank loans


19,262,729



13,947,385

Accounts payable


3,387,075



359,927

Customer deposits


280,826



316,394

Income tax payable


662,627



450,711

Other payables and accrued expenses


4,370,141



4,236,823

Customer deposits - RPT


1,430,754



-

Due to shareholder


356,499



351,499

  Total Current Liabilities


41,081,668



29,916,481

Long-term bank loans


7,554,011



7,652,046

TOTAL LIABILITIES


48,635,679



37,568,527







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, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively


200,000



200,000

Additional paid-in capital


33,971,455



33,971,455

Statutory reserve


7,159,132



6,672,254

Retained earnings 


63,654,265



59,386,668

Treasury stock, at cost: 208,890 shares as both of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017


(192,153)



(192,153)

Accumulated other comprehensive income


521,416



2,227,334

TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY


105,314,115



102,265,558

Non-controlling interest


13,101,566



12,684,821

TOTAL EQUITY


118,415,681



114,950,379

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

$

167,051,360


$

152,518,906



















OSSEN INNOVATION CO., LTD AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

(Unaudited)



FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30,


2018


2017







REVENUES

$

70,022,743


$

52,015,016

COST OF GOODS SOLD


60,022,694



47,238,355

GROSS PROFIT


10,000,048



4,776,661

Operating Expenses:






Selling and distribution expenses


175,788



278,025

General and administrative expenses


3,108,386



2,167,966

Total Operating Expenses


3,284,174



2,445,991

INCOME FROM OPERATIONS 


6,715,874



2,330,670

Other Income (Expenses):






Financial expenses, net


(705,603)



(802,485)

Other income, net


71,768



6,147

INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES


6,082,039



1,534,332

INCOME TAXES


(910,819)



(155,856)

NET INCOME 


5,171,220



1,378,476

LESS: NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO  NONCONTROLLING INTEREST


416,745



164,684

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


4,754,475



1,213,792

OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)






Foreign currency translation gain (loss), net of tax


(1,705,918)



2,465,633

TOTAL OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)


(1,705,918)



2,465,633

COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)


3,048,558



3,679,425







EARNINGS PER ORDINARY SHARE






Basic and diluted

$

0.24


$

0.06

WEIGHTED AVERAGE ORDINARY SHARES OUTSTANDING






Basic and diluted

$

19,791,110


$

19,791,110



















OSSEN INNOVATION CO., LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)



Six Months Ended June 30,


2018


2017

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:






 Net income

$

5,171,220


$

1,378,476

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






 Depreciation and amortization


339,233



390,662

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:






(Increase) Decrease In:






 Accounts receivable


(25,124,759)



3,896,793

 Inventories


(181,351)



6,621,860

 Advance to suppliers


15,083,682



(24,084,109)

 Other current assets


(40,627)



(10,771)

 Notes receivable - bank acceptance notes


-



15,280,381

 Accounts receivable - RPT


(2,713,815)



-

 Deferred tax assets


(38,438)



-

Increase (Decrease) In:






 Accounts payable 


3,027,148



(1,110,830)

 Customer deposits


(35,567)



26,917

 Income tax payable


211,916



(330,156)

 Other payables and accrued expenses


133,318



9,624

 Customer deposits - RPT


1,430,728



-

 Due to related party


-



(3,912)

 Due to shareholder


5,000



40,000

Net cash provided by/(used in) operating activities


(2,732,312)



2,104,935







CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:






 Purchases of plant and equipment


(67,419)



-

Net cash used in investing activities


(67,419)



-







CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:






 Decrease/(increase) in restricted cash


(1,420,156)



1,243,864

 Proceeds from short-term bank loans


10,467,990



1,477,061

 Repayments of short-term bank loans


(4,743,652)



(4,515,711)

 Proceeds from notes payable-bank acceptance notes 


2,833,441



6,121,021

 Repayment of notes payable-bank acceptance notes


(1,574,134)



(7,505,538)

Net cash provided by/(used in) financing activities


5,563,489



(3,179,303)







INCREASE/(DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS


2,763,758



(1,074,369)

 Effect of exchange rate changes on cash


(2,306,875)



3,019,801

 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period


950,225



217,631

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD

$

1,407,108


$

2,163,063







SUPPLEMENTARY CASH FLOW INFORMATION






Cash paid during the periods:






 Income taxes paid

$

575,057


$

481,205

 Interest paid

$

648,484


$

776,257

Non-cash transactions:






Appropriation to statutory reserve

$

486,878


$

136,038

 

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