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NIVS Announces 2010 First Quarter Results and Guidance for Year 2010
May 10, 2010 (05:05 PM EDT)
-- Net income increased 121% to $5.3 million
-- Diluted EPS increased to $0.13 from $0.06
-- Company offers guidance for balance of 2010
HUIZHOU, China, May 10 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- NIVS IntelliMedia Technology Group, Inc. ("NIVS" or the "Company") (NYSE Amex: NIV), a consumer electronics company that designs, manufactures and sells intelligent audio and visual products and mobile phones, announced today that net sales for the three months ended March 31, 2010, were $74.1 million compared to $29.3 million in the comparable prior year period, an increase of 153%. The increase in sales during the first quarter of 2010 compared to the first quarter of 2009 was attributed primarily to the launch of the Company's mobile phone business and increased sales of the Company's intelligent audio and video products, which the Company believes was the result of its market expansion efforts.
Income from operations during the first quarter 2010 was $6.8 million, an increase of $3.5 million from $3.3 million in the comparable prior year period. The increase in income from operations was attributable to the increase in revenue from mobile phone and intelligent audio and video products.
For the quarter ended March 31, 2010, the Company reported net income of $5.3 million, or $0.13 per diluted share compared to $2.4 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, in the comparable period of 2009, an increase of $2.9 million.
Mr. Tianfu Li, NIVS' Chairman and CEO, said, "We are pleased to report our first quarter results as well as a robust outlook for the full-year 2010. We anticipate our traditional audio/visual products division to increase 20-30% over 2009 and our mobile phone product to contribute $60 - 90 million of revenue for 2010. Our objective is to sustain strong growth across all our operating segments, expand market share within our core markets and take advantage of opportunities in new markets."
Liquidity and Capital Resources
The Company had an unrestricted cash balance of approximately $7.9 million as of March 31, 2010, as compared to $5.9 million as of December 31, 2009. In addition, the Company also had approximately $3.1 million in restricted cash as of March 31, 2010, as compared to $4.8 million as of December 31, 2009. The Company received $21.9 million of net proceeds from its secondary offering which went effective April 19, 2010.
The Company had bank loans of approximately $54.5 million and $51.7 million as of March 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively.
Net cash provided by operating activities was $8.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2010, compared to net cash provided by operating activities of $4.3 million for the first quarter of 2009. Accounts receivable decreased to $30.7 million from $33.2 million at the end of the first quarter of 2009, while DSO improved to 38 days versus 58 days in the prior quarter.
The Company's financial position improved strongly in first quarter of 2010 as the Company's newly acquired mobile phone manufacturing operations began to contribute revenue. The Company believes that these and other fundamentals that have been established will contribute to the Company's continued rapid growth in 2010.
For the remainder of 2010, the Company intends to continue its strong marketing and new product launch momentum, and remain focused on executing the goal of becoming China's preeminent integrated consumer electronics company. The Company intends to further enhance its income statement by focusing on cutting operating costs and streamlining operating efficiencies. In addition, the Company will continue to focus on R&D and add to its product portfolio, such as 3G mobile handsets, for example. As demonstrated by the robust year-over-year revenue growth of its intelligent audio and visual products in the first quarter of 2010, the Company believes that the integration of its solid technology, design, manufacturing, distribution, product and marketing continues to be well-received by its customers and end users.
The Company intends to sustain its strong growth across all operating segments and remains confident about the growth of the mobile phone and consumer electronics industry. Management further believes that the Company's integrated strengths should allow it to expand market share within its core market and help to capture opportunities in new markets, enabling sustained strong financial results and greater share value.
Guidance for 2010 business operations
The Company expects 20-30% growth in fiscal 2010 for its traditional audio and visual products compared with fiscal 2009, with gross and net profit margin maintained at approximately 22-25% and 10-12%, respectively. The mobile phone business is a new product line for the Company and is expected to contribute $60-90 million of revenue in 2010 and with gross and net profit margins ranging from approximately 10-18% and 5-9%, respectively. The Company hopes to further enhance its margins by incorporating increased product functionality and enhanced product design into its recently acquired mobile phone manufacturing operations.
Overall, the Company anticipates that it will generate $280-330 million of revenue, with gross and net margins estimated to range between 19-21% and 7-10%, respectively, in 2010.
About NIVS IntelliMedia Technology Group, Inc.
NIVS IntelliMedia Technology Group is an integrated consumer electronics company that designs, manufactures, markets and sells intelligent audio and video products and mobile phone products in China, Greater Asia, Europe, and North America. The NIVS brand has received "Most Popular Brand" distinction in China's acoustic industry for three consecutive years, among numerous other awards. NIVS has developed leading Chinese speech interactive technology, which forms a foundation for the Company's intelligent audio and visual systems, including digital audio, LCD televisions, digital video broadcasting ("DVB") set-top boxes, peripherals and more.
Safe Harbor Statement
This release contains certain "forward-looking statements" relating to the business of the Company and its subsidiary companies. These forward-looking statements are often identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," "expects" or similar expressions. Such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to the Company's ability to remediate the significant deficiencies and/or material weaknesses in its internal controls; the Company's ability to effectively integrate the operations and management of acquisition targets, including Dongri; the Company's ability to timely deliver products; the Company's ability to timely develop and market new products; the Company's ability to continue to borrow and raise additional capital to fund its operations; the Company's ability to accurately forecast amounts of supplies needed to meet customer demand; exposure to market risk through sales in international markets; the market acceptance of the Company's products; exposure to product liability and defect claims; fluctuations in the availability of raw materials and components needed for the Company's products; protection of the Company's intellectual property rights; and changes in the laws of the PRC that affect the Company's operations. Investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including the discussed above and in the Company's periodic reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on its website ( http://www.sec.gov ). All forward-looking statements attributable the Company or to persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these factors other than as required under the securities laws. The Company does not assume an obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
Investor Conference Call
The Company's 2010 first quarter earnings conference call will take place on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time and will also be webcast over the internet.
To participate, callers should dial 877-941-2329, callers dialing from China or Hong Kong should dial U.S. 1 -480-629-9721. Participants should ask for the "NIVS IntelliMedia Conference Call."
A simultaneous webcast will also be available via http://w.on24.com/r.htm?e=210464&s=1&k=A504489552144075983F9D9E3185DA31 .
In addition, a replay of the conference call will be archived and available until June 11, 2010 at the following numbers: Domestic callers: 800-406-7325 or 303-590-3030, access code: 4295859. Callers from China or Hong Kong: U.S. +1-303-590-3030, access code 4295859.
For more information, please contact: Company Contact: Jason Wong Vice President Investor Relations Tel: +86-138-2991-6919 Email: email@example.com Investor Contact: United States & Canada BPC Financial Marketing John Baldissera Tel: +1-800-368-1217 NIVS IntelliMedia Technology Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries Consolidated Balance Sheets (In US Dollars) March 31, December 31, 2010 2009 (Unaudited) Assets Current Assets Cash and cash equivalents $7,932,105 $5,916,224 Trade receivables, net 30,669,043 33,228,955 Inventories, net 20,777,015 9,626,048 Prepaid expenses, deposit and other receivables 8,250 8,641,448 VAT refundable 627,721 869,202 Deferred tax assets 459,520 -- Restricted cash 3,120,309 4,840,137 Total current assets 63,593,963 63,122,014 Property, equipment and construction in progress, net 66,923,901 58,409,374 Advances to suppliers 16,148,531 16,649,904 Intangible assets, net 15,370,183 2,295,244 Total Assets $162,036,578 $140,476,536 Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity Current Liabilities Accounts payable $16,946,415 $3,932,115 Accrued liabilities and other payable 1,434,662 1,485,577 Wages payable 928,219 801,972 Corporate tax payable 1,014,520 1,372,117 Various taxes payable 48,164 494,678 Customer deposits 1,067,379 -- Short-term loans 47,645,340 43,987,358 Bank notes payable 6,811,705 7,712,609 Total current liabilities 75,896,404 59,786,426 Shareholders' Equity NIVS IntelliMedia Technology Group, Inc.'s shareholders' equity Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized, 0 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively -- -- Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 40,675,347 and 40,675,347 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively 4,068 4,068 Additional paid-in capital 21,717,239 21,717,239 Accumulated other comprehensive income 3,987,102 3,979,941 Statutory reserve fund 5,722,107 5,722,107 Retained earnings (unrestricted) 52,799,335 47,497,211 Total NIVS IntelliMedia Technology Group, Inc. Shareholders' Equity 84,229,851 78,920,566 Noncontrolling interest 1,910,323 1,769,544 Total Shareholders' Equity 86,140,174 80,690,110 Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity $162,036,578 $140,476,536 NIVS IntelliMedia Technology Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries Consolidated Statements of Operations (In US Dollars) March 31, March 31, 2010 2009 (Unaudited) (Unaudited) Revenues $74,107,672 $29,256,728 Other Revenues 61,221 91,072 Cost of Goods Sold (60,947,713) (23,096,780) Gross Profit 13,221,180 6,251,020 Selling Expenses 1,601,741 1,141,223 General and administrative Amortization 811,220 17,445 Depreciation 86,861 81,270 Other general and administrative 1,219,639 1,142,915 Total general and administrative 2,117,720 1,241,630 Research and development 2,663,234 572,535 Total operating expenses 6,382,695 2,955,388 Income from operations 6,838,485 3,295,632 Other income (expenses) Interest expense (392,944) (562,063) Sundry income, net 118,663 9,981 Total other income (expenses) (274,281) (552,082) Income before noncontrolling interest and income taxes 6,564,204 2,743,550 Income taxes (1,126,345) (313,955) Net income 5,437,859 2,429,595 Net income attributable to the noncontrolling interest (135,735) (61,128) Net income attributable NIVS IntelliMedia Technology Group, Inc. 5,302,124 2,368,467 Earnings per share - net income attributable to NIVS's common shareholders - Basic and Diluted $0.13 $0.06 Weighted-average shares outstanding, Basic and Diluted 40,675,347 37,391,115 NIVS IntelliMedia Technology Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (In US Dollars) For The Three Months Ended March 31, 2010 2009 (Unaudited) (Unaudited) Net income $5,437,859 $2,429,595 Other comprehensive income, net of tax: Unrealized gain (loss) on foreign currency translation, net of tax 12,205 (99,507) Comprehensive income 5,450,064 2,330,088 Comprehensive income attributable to the noncontrolling interest (140,779) (2,551) Comprehensive income attributable to NIVS's common shareholders $5,309,285 $2,327,537 NIVS IntelliMedia Technology Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (In US Dollars) For The Three Months Ended March 31, 2010 2009 (Unaudited) (Unaudited) Cash Flows From Operating Activities Net income $5,437,859 $2,429,595 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation expense 1,632,168 1,420,781 Amortization expense 811,220 17,445 Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable 5,237,112 1,756,464 Advances to suppliers 640,165 3,328,933 Prepaid expenses and deposits -- (274,772) Inventories, net (8,310,970) (5,477,028) VAT refundable 241,619 939,552 Deferred tax assets (296,359) -- Accounts payable, accrued liabilities and customer deposits 4,042,034 (1,230,289) Various taxes payable (447,158) 1,398,917 Wages payable (17,395) (351,015) Corporate tax payable (357,814) 310,587 Net cash provided by operating activities 8,612,481 4,269,170 Cash Flows From Investing Activities Restricted cash 1,720,595 (1,049,975) Cash paid for Dongri Acquisition (4,969,525) -- Purchases of property, plant and equipment (5,389,958) (2,919,384) Payments made for construction in progress (642,803) -- Purchases of intangible assets (33,207) (8,937) Short-term investment, marketable securities -- (11,021) Net cash used in investing activities (9,314,898) (3,989,317) Cash Flows From Financing Activities Net borrowing from bank loans payable 3,603,923 (888,858) Net borrowing (repayment) in bank notes payable (902,126) 1,317,496 Net proceeds of share issuances -- 1,008,436 Net cash provided by financing activities 2,701,797 1,437,074 Effect of exchange rate changes on cash 16,501 2,784 Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 2,015,881 1,719,711 Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 5,916,224 461,504 Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $7,932,105 $2,181,215 Supplemental disclosure information: Interest expense paid $390,771 $562,063 Income taxes paid $1,480,228 $313,955 Non-cash investing and financing activities: Conversion of Li debt to common stock $-- $(7,841,726) Issuance of shares for cashless warrants exercise $-- $94
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