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Trunkbow Announces First Quarter 2013 Financial Results
May 15, 2013 (01:05 PM EDT)
BEIJING, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Trunkbow International Holdings Limited (NASDAQ: TBOW) ("Trunkbow" or the "Company"), a leading provider of Mobile Payment Solutions ("MPS") and Mobile Value Added Services ("MVAS") in the PRC, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.
First Quarter 2013 Financial Highlights
First Quarter 2013 and Recent Business Highlights
To date, no decisions have been made with respect to the Company's response to the going-private proposal previously announced on November 2, 2012. There can be no assurance that any definitive offer will be made, that any agreement will be executed or that this or any other transaction will be approved or consummated. The Company will provide relevant updates with respect to the going private transaction or any other transaction as appropriate.
First Quarter 2013 Results
Gross revenue in the first quarter of 2013 was $1.1 million, compared with gross revenue of $6.8 million in the same period a year ago. The decline in gross revenue was primarily attributable to reduced demand for the Company's platform solutions in the first quarter of 2013. Revenue from MVAS declined to $0.2 million, from $2.4 million for the first quarter of 2012, primarily as a result of a reduction in sales of the Company's mobile newspaper, business operator and SMS/phone-call management offerings. Revenue from the Company's MPS offerings totaled $0.9 million, compared with $4.4 million for the first quarter of 2012. The decline in MPS revenue was attributable to reduction of the MPS software sales.
Cost of revenue in the fourth quarter of 2012 was $0.8 million, compared with $1.3 million in the same period of 2012. The decrease in cost of revenue was primarily attributed to the decline in revenue compared to the first quarter of 2012.
Gross profit in the first quarter of 2013 totaled $0.2 million, compared with $5.3 million in the first quarter of 2012. As a percentage of net revenue, gross margin was 22.6% in the first quarter of 2013, compared with 80.0% in the year-ago period. The year-over-year decline in gross margin was attributable to a significant increase in the proportion of revenue from system integration, which involves significantly higher hardware costs.
Operating expenses in the first quarter of 2013 were $2.4 million, compared with $2.7 million in the first quarter of 2012. The decrease in operating expenses was primarily attributable to a reduction in selling and distribution expenses related to lower marketing and advertising activity.
Operating loss in the first quarter of 2013 was $(2.2) million, compared with operating income of $2.6 million reported in the same period last year.
Net loss attributable to Trunkbow was $(1.5) million in the first quarter of 2013, compared with net income of $2.2 million in the first quarter of 2012. Earnings (loss) per basic and diluted share in the first quarter of 2013 were $(0.04) each, based on basic and diluted shares outstanding of 36.8 million. This compares with $0.06 per basic and diluted share, based on basic and diluted shares outstanding of 36.8 million in the year-ago period.
Balance Sheet and Cash Flow
As of March 31, 2013, the Company had $0.3 million in cash and cash equivalents, compared with $0.8 million as of December 31, 2012. As of March 31, 2013, the Company had working capital of $49.1 million and total shareholders' equity of $94.4 million. Accounts receivable on March 31, 2013 totaled approximately $43.1 million. As of May 14, 2013, the Company had collected approximately $0.6 million of these outstanding receivables.
The Company will host a conference call to discuss financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013 on May 16, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. EDT. To participate in the live conference call, please dial the following number five to ten minutes prior to the scheduled conference call time: +1 (866) 586-2813. International callers should dial +61 2 8524 6650. The passcode required is 72743753.
If you are unable to participate in the call at this time, a replay will be available for 14 days starting on May 16, 2013. To access the replay, please dial +1 (646) 254-3697, international callers dial +61 (2) 8199-0299, and enter the passcode 72743753.
Trunkbow International Holdings (NASDAQ: TBOW) is a leading provider of Mobile Payment Solutions ("MPS") and Mobile Value Added Solutions ("MVAS") in PRC. Trunkbow's solutions enable the telecom operators to offer their subscribers access to unique mobile applications, innovative tools, value-added services that create a superior mobile experience, and as a result generate higher average revenue per user and reduce subscriber churn. Since its inception in 2001, Trunkbow has established a proven track record of innovation, and has developed a significant market presence in both the Mobile Value Added and Mobile Payment solutions markets. Trunkbow supplies its mobile payment solutions to all three Chinese mobile telecom operators, as well as re-sellers, in several provinces of China. For more information, please visit www.trunkbow.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company's current expectations and views of future events that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause its actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to uncertainties relating to the Company's relationship with China's major telecom carriers and its resellers, status of its pending "go-private" transaction, competition from domestic and international companies, changes in technology, contributions from revenue sharing plans and general economic conditions. The Company has based these forward-looking statements largely on its current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that it believes may affect its financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs. The results the Company is providing today are preliminary and unaudited and are subject to the conclusion of the audit of our financial statements, and could differ materially from the results disclosed today. Information regarding these risks, uncertainties and other factors is included in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K and other filings with the SEC.
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