Chai-Na-Ta Corp.
OTC Bulletin Board : CCCFF

Chai-Na-Ta Corp.

August 20, 2010 17:00 ET

Chai-Na-Ta Corp. Reports 2010 Second Quarter Results

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 20, 2010) - All Figures are in CDN$

Chai-Na-Ta Corp. (OTCBB:CCCFF), one of the world's largest suppliers of North American ginseng, today announced a second quarter 2010 net loss of $158,000, or less than $0.01 per basic share, compared to a net earnings of $1.5 million, or $0.04 per basic share, in the same period last year.

Revenue increased to $2.0 million in the second quarter of 2010 from $1.8 million in the prior year period. The Company has a gross loss of 6.7% of sales revenue in the 2010 second quarter compared to a gross profit of 28.3% in the same period last year.

"We sold 18% of our 2009 harvest root by June 30, 2010 with the entire remaining root committed to customers," said Derek Zen, Chairman of the Company, "Chai-Na-Ta's average selling price decreased to $7.12 per pound in the first six months of 2010 from $8.47 per pound in 2009.

"While 2010 will remain challenging, we are on track with our efforts to reduce operating and overhead costs," added Mr. Zen, "Selling, general and administrative expenses fell to $417,000 in the first half of 2010, a decrease of 10.7% from the same period last year."

In the six months ended June 30, 2010, revenue decreased to $2.8 million from $4.7 million in the first half of 2009. Net loss in the first half of 2010 was $300,000 or $0.01 per basic share, compared to net earnings of $790,000 or $0.02 per basic share in the same period last year.

The working capital position as at June 30, 2010 was a surplus of $8.5 million compared to a surplus of $8.9 million at December 31, 2009.

Chai-Na-Ta Corp., based in Richmond, British Columbia, is one of the world's largest suppliers of North American ginseng. The Company farms, processes and distributes North American ginseng as bulk root and supplies processed material for the manufacturing of value-added ginseng-based products.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company's expectations regarding future events. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual events could differ materially from those projected. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, general business conditions, and other risks as outlined in the Company's periodic filings, Annual Financial Statements, and Form 20-F.

Contact Information

  • Chai-Na-Ta Corp.
    Wilman Wong
    Chief Executive Officer/Corporate Secretary
    (604) 272-4118 or (Toll Free) 1-800-406-7668
    (604) 272-4113 (FAX)