SOURCE: Aoxing Pharmaceutical Company, Inc.

Aoxing Pharmaceutical Company, Inc.

October 13, 2015 07:00 ET

Aoxing Pharma Announces Fiscal 2015 Net Income of $5.8 Million vs. $8.6 Million Net Loss in Fiscal 2014

Company Doubles Revenue and Achieves First Profitable Year Since Inception in 2002; Live Conference Call at 8:30 AM Today; Access Instructions Below

JERSEY CITY, NJ--(Marketwired - Oct 13, 2015) - Aoxing Pharmaceutical Company, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AXN) today announced that, for the year ended June 30, 2015, the company doubled revenue to $25,481,199, compared to $12,739,371 in revenue for fiscal 2014.

The company recorded net income from operations in fiscal 2015 of $8,695,657 versus a loss of $3,334,879 in the prior year. After accounting for interest expense of $5,768,094 and a tax benefit of $2,704,369, Aoxing had net income in fiscal 2015 of $5,818,473, or $.09 per share. This compares to a net loss of $8,634,380, or $(.16) per share, in fiscal 2014.

Weighted average number of shares outstanding at June 30, 2015 was 63,107,104 compared to 49,856,247 at June 30, 2014.

The doubling of revenue over the prior fiscal year was primarily the result of Aoxing eliminating most third-party distributors during fiscal 2015, enabling the company to expand its sales team and sell its products directly to the end customer -- including large chain drug stores -- at higher prices.

Aoxing's fiscal 2015 performance was also boosted by a sharp decrease in the market prices of raw materials, which resulted in a lower year-over-year aggregate on cost of goods sold. As a result of this decrease, Aoxing's gross margin in fiscal 2015 increased to 77.7% from 45.6% in fiscal 2014, resulting in a gross profit of $19,792,236, a 240% increase from $5,813,674 in the prior year.

The company's profitability in fiscal 2015 was further enhanced by a 23.8% decrease in general and administrative expenses and a 40.8% decrease in research and development expenses when compared to fiscal 2014.

Aoxing's cash balance as of June 30, 2015 was $5,371,545, compared to $2,329,660 as of June 30, 2014. This increase was the result of cash flow generated by the company's operating profit and sale of common stock, partially offset by repayment of loans and capital expenditures during the year.

Mr. Zhenjiang Yue, Chairman and CEO of Aoxing Pharma, said, "We are proud to have achieved strong results in fiscal 2015 -- our first profitable year -- and believe fiscal 2016 will also be a very strong year.

"As reported in September 2015, the company's lead product, Zhongtongan, was included in the government essential drug procurement lists for Hebei, Jiangsu, Shanxi, and Hubei Provinces. This event," said Mr. Yue, "along with Aoxing's plans to obtain additional provincial essential drug procurement listings for the product and to collaborate with new distribution companies for Zhongtongan, should result in substantial increases in sales of the product in fiscal 2016.

"Also in September, Aoxing entered into an agreement with Shijiazhuang Zhongtian Medical Company, a pharmaceutical products distributor in China, that will enable our Hebei Aoxing subsidiary to initiate production of 84 over-the-counter pill medicines it acquired in 2008. This agreement is expected to yield about $5 million in revenue in fiscal 2016.

"Third," noted Mr. Yue, "the company's Tilidine HCL pain fighting tablets, approved for sale in June 2015 by the China FDA (CFDA) and scheduled for market introduction in the fourth calendar quarter of 2015, should realize substantial market growth by end of June 2016, and be granted a minimum of eight-year market exclusivity protection within China."

The CEO added that Aoxing has submitted an NDA to the CFDA for final production clearance of the company's Oxycodone/Acetaminophen Tablets and Capsules used to treat acute and chronic pain, and expects such clearance will be received in fiscal 2016. When received, Aoxing would become the first Chinese company to produce this generic product.

Also, in July of 2015 AXN announced positive results of clinical trials for its Buprenorphine/Naloxone sublingual tablets as a treatment for opioid dependence. The company is currently working on submitting this clinical data to the CFDA, and expects to receive indications on this approval in the near future.

"With this diversification of our product line, as well as our entry in the narcotic product sector -- a sector as yet underdeveloped in China -- we are expecting fiscal 2016 revenue to increase substantially, to about $45 million," said Mr. Yue.

He added that he expected the company's clinical trial expenses in fiscal 2016 to be "minimal," thus helping Aoxing to maintain a strong bottom line for the year.

The company invites all interested parties to join its live Fiscal 2015 Earnings Conference Call at 8:30 am EDT this morning. Participants may dial 877-407-0778 in the U.S. or 201-689-8565 internationally, five to ten minutes before the beginning of the call. The call will also be webcast at and on the Aoxing website (

About the Company
Aoxing Pharmaceutical Company, Inc. is a US incorporated specialty pharmaceutical company with its operations in China, specializing in research, development, manufacturing and distribution of a variety of narcotics and pain-management products. Headquartered in Shijiazhuang City, outside Beijing, Aoxing Pharma has the largest and most advanced manufacturing facility in China for highly regulated narcotic medicines. Its facility is one of the few GMP facilities licensed for the manufacture of narcotic medicines by the China Food and Drug Administration ("CFDA"). For more information, please visit:

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    June 30,     June 30,  
    2015     2014  
CURRENT ASSETS:                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 5,371,545     $ 2,329,660  
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,364,330 and $1,562,109, respectively     5,854,055       3,890,550  
Inventories, net     3,240,026       2,195,274  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     6,630,407       2,505,129  
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS     21,096,033       10,920,613  
LONG-TERM ASSETS:                
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation     28,651,717       26,418,842  
Deferred income tax     2,711,610       -  
Other intangible assets, net     484,857       546,114  
Investment in joint venture     96,475       189,185  
TOTAL LONG-TERM ASSETS     31,944,659       27,154,141  
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 53,040,692     $ 38,074,754  
CURRENT LIABILITIES:                
Short-term borrowings   $ 12,484,356     $ 11,398,464  
Accounts payable     3,625,139       3,883,198  
Notes payable     1,631,641       -  
Loan payable - bank     16,316,408       3,247,966  
Current portion of loan payable - related parties     5,793       1,084,248  
Current portion of long-term bank loan     -       10,166,133  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities     7,176,325       4,434,790  
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES     41,239,662       34,214,799  
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES:                
Loan payable - related parties     8,158       6,146,803  
  - others     1,361,199       1,354,810  
Deferred income     368,751       367,020  
TOTAL LONG-TERM LIABILITIES     1,738,108       7,868,633  
Common stock, par value $0.001, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 69,839,259 and 49,874,822 shares issued and outstanding on June 30, 2015 and June 30, 2014     69,839       49,875  
Additional paid in capital     66,457,250       58,315,446  
Accumulated deficit     (58,354,968 )     (63,849,681 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income     3,066,026       2,979,235  
TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY OF THE COMPANY     11,238,147       (2,505,125 )
NONCONTROLLING INTEREST IN SUBSIDIARIES     (1,175,225 )     (1,503,553 )
TOTAL EQUITY     10,062,922       (4,008,678 )
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY   $ 53,040,692     $ 39,732,880  

 See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements

    For the year ended June 30  
    2015     2014  
SALES   $ 25,481,199     $ 12,739,371  
COST OF SALES     5,688,863       6,925,697  
GROSS PROFIT     19,792,336       5,813,674  
OPERATING EXPENSES:                
  Research and development     337,067       569,699  
  General and administrative     2,753,535       3,613,657  
  Selling expenses     7,457,758       4,350,442  
  Depreciation and amortization     548,319       614,755  
    TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES     11,096,679       9,148,553  
INCOME/(LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS     8,695,657       (3,334,879 )
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):                
  Interest expense, net of interest income     (5,768,094 )     (5,194,786 )
  Equity in loss of joint venture, net     (93,352 )     (104,715 )
  Subsidy income     279,893       -  
    TOTAL OTHER EXPENSE     (5,581,553 )     (5,299,501 )
INCOME/(LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES     3,114,104       (8,634,380 )
Income taxes/(benefits)     (2,704,369 )     -  
NET INCOME/(LOSS)     5,818,473       (8,634,380 )
Net income/(loss) attributable to non-controlling interest in subsidiaries     323,760       (418,697 )
  Foreign currency translation adjustment     91,359       28,055  
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME/(LOSS)     5,586,072       (8,187,628 )
Other comprehensive loss income attributable to non-controlling interest     4,568       1,403  

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