SOURCE: China Logistics Group, Inc.

April 01, 2011 09:35 ET

China Logistics Group Reports Financial Results for the Full Year of 2010

SHANGHAI, CHINA--(Marketwire - April 1, 2011) - China Logistics Group, Inc. (OTCBB: CHLO), an international freight forwarder and logistics management company, announced today its financial results for the full year of 2010.

Financial Highlights

--  2010 revenue increases to $23.4 million, up 18% from $19.8 million in

--  2010 gross profit increases to $1.2 million, up from $125,000 in 2009

Net revenue for the full year of 2010 was $23.4 million, an increase of 17.8% compared to the 19.8 million recorded in the full year of 2009. The increase in revenue is largely attributable to a rebound in shipping activities across all of China's major ports, particularly outbound shipping to North America, aided by a gradual improvement in the global economy. Gross margins in the 2010 year improved to 4.9%, a significant improvement from gross margins of 0.6% in 2009. Gross profit for the full year of 2010 was $1.2 million, an 827% increase from gross profit of $125,000 recorded in 2009. Operating expenses for the full year of 2010 were $2.5 million as compared to operating expenses of $1.7 million recorded in the full year of 2009. The increase in operating expenses is primarily due to higher stock based compensation expenses to certain officers and directors of our company as well as increased reserves for bad debt.

For the full year of 2010 we recorded a loss of ($166,000) inclusive of non-cash income of $1.6 million related to the extinguishment of a registration rights liability and a non-cash loss of ($447,000) related to the change in fair market value of a derivative liability. This compares to net income of $1.7 million recorded for the full year of 2009 inclusive of non-cash income of $3.3 million related to the change in fair market value of that same derivative liability. This resulted in basic and diluted EPS of ($0.00) for the full year of 2010 as compared to basic EPS of $0.07 and diluted EPS of $0.06 for the full year of 2009.

At December 31, 2010 we had cash of $1.3 million compared to $1.7 million at December 31, 2009. Total Assets at December 31, 2010 improved to $6.5 million from $6.4 million at December 31, 2009 while total liabilities decreased to $5.3 million at December 31, 2010 from $8.7 million at December 31, 2009.

Commenting on China Logistics Group's financial performance, Wei Chen, its CEO and Chairman, stated, "We are pleased with our performance in 2010 where we transitioned out of a very difficult period for our industry. As we continue to grow our sales in an improving market we intend to work aggressively to add additional relationships with new cargo carriers and build our growing customer base. Additionally, we will seek to improve our performance by focusing our efforts on higher margin product shipments while controlling our internal costs. We enter 2011 with a rebounding world economy and improved balance sheet that is poised to accelerate our growth. We look forward to delivering a much improved performance in 2011 and continue to build on our sales momentum this year."

About China Logistics Group, Inc.

China Logistics Group, Inc. is a U.S. company doing business in China through its 51% ownership in its subsidiary Shandong Jiajia International Freight & Forwarding Co., Ltd. (Shandong Jiajia). Established in 1999; Shandong Jiajia is an international freight forwarder and logistics manager located in China. Shandong Jiajia acts as an agent for international freight and shipping companies. It sells cargo space and arranges land, maritime, and air international transportation for clients seeking primarily to export goods from China.

Since its formation in 1999, Shandong Jiajia has offered its clients a comprehensive service package which includes receipt of goods, warehousing, transporting shipments, consolidation of freight, customs declaration, inspection declaration, multimodal transport, and combined large-scale logistics.

The Company has established relationships with both domestic and international transportation service providers. Shandong Jiajia has been an agent of world known shipping companies including NYK (Nippon Yusen Kaisha), P&O (Nedlloyd), and RCL (Regional Container Lines). Shandong JiaJia has branch offices in major seaport cities in China including Shanghai, Qingdao, Xiamen, and Lianyungang.

Safe Harbor Statement

In connection with the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, China Armco Metals, Inc., is hereby providing cautionary statements identifying important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those projected in forward-looking statements (as defined in such act). Any statements that are not historical facts and that express, or involve discussions as to, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, indicated through the use of words or phrases such as "will likely result," "are expected to," "will continue," "is anticipated," "estimated," "intends," "plans," "believes" and "projects") may be forward-looking and may involve estimates and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. These statements include, but are not limited to, our guidance and expectations regarding revenues, net income and earnings. In addition, any such statements are qualified in their entirety by reference to, and are accompanied by, the following key factors that have a direct bearing on our results of operations:

--  our ability to continue as a going concern;

--  risks from Securities and Exchange Commission litigation;

--  the loss of the services of any of our executive officers or the loss
    of services of any of our key persons responsible for the management,
    sales, marketing and operations efforts of our subsidiaries;

--  continuing material weaknesses in our disclosure controls and
    procedures and internal control over financial reporting which may lead
    to additional restatements of our financial statements;

--  our dependence upon advisory services provided by a U.S. company due to
    our management's location in the PRC;

--  Our reliance on overseas cargo agents to provide services to us and to
    our customers;

--  Significant credit risks in the operation of our business;

--  Difficulties in effecting service of legal process, enforcing foreign
    judgments or bringing original actions in China based on United States
    or other foreign laws;

--  Fluctuation in the value of the renminbi (rmb); 

--  Substantially all of our assets and all of our operations are located
    in the PRC and are subject to changes resulting from the political
    and economic policies of the Chinese government;

--  The Chinese government exerts substantial influence over the manner in
    which we must conduct our business activities;

--  A slowdown in the Chinese economy or an increase in its inflation rate;

--  Any recurrence of severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, or
    another widespread public health problem;

--  Restrictions on currency exchange;

--  Chinese laws and regulations governing our business operations are
    sometimes vague and uncertain and the effects of any changes in such
    laws and regulations;

--  Our ability to enforce our rights due to policies regarding the
    regulation of foreign investments in the PRC;

--  The dilutive effects of an exercise of our outstanding warrants and the
    possible conversion of our Series B Convertible Preferred stock;

--  Our lack of various corporate governance measures, in the absence of
    which, shareholders may have more limited protections against
    interested director transactions, conflicts of interest and similar

--  The impact of "penny stock" status and lack of liquidity of our stock
    which currently trades and is quoted on the OTC bulletin board; and

--  The impact of the cashless exercise provisions of our outstanding

We caution that the factors described herein could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements we make and that investors should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. Further, any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of such factors. Further, we cannot assess the impact of each such factor on our results of operations or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. This press release is qualified in its entirety by the cautionary statements and risk factor disclosure contained in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010.

                      CONSOLIDATED  BALANCE  SHEETS
                      DECEMBER  31,  2010  AND  2009

                                                    2010         2009
                                                ------------ -------------
Cash                                            $  1,309,848 $   1,720,838
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of
 $1,830,576 and $1,306,403                         3,104,526     2,923,990
Other receivables and current assets               1,017,706     1,100,662
Advances to vendors and other prepaid expenses       347,409       146,062
Due from related parties                             638,420       447,032
                                                ------------ -------------
Total Current Assets                               6,417,909     6,338,584

PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net                           35,124        39,748

                                                ------------ -------------
Total Assets                                    $  6,453,033 $   6,378,332
                                                ============ =============

Accounts payable - trade                        $  2,658,710 $   2,733,820
Accrued registration agreement penalty                     -     1,597,000
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities       693,565       535,576
Advances from customers                              466,056       475,358
Due to related parties                             1,438,667       814,226
Foreign tax payable                                   15,153        18,784
                                                ------------ -------------
Total Current Liabilities                          5,272,151     6,174,764

DERIVATIVE LIABILITY                                       -     2,535,505
                                                ------------ -------------

Total Liabilities                                  5,272,151     8,710,269
                                                ------------ -------------

EQUITY (deficit):
China Logistics Group, Inc. shareholders'
 equity (deficit):
Preferred stock - $0.001 par value, 10,000,000
 shares authorized;
Series B convertible preferred stock - 450,000
 shares issued and outstanding                           450           450
Common stock, $.001 par value, 500,000,000
 shares authorized;
41,508,203 and 34,508,203 shares issued and
 outstanding                                          41,508        34,508
Additional paid-in capital                        20,636,980    17,057,203
Accumulated deficit                              (19,505,983)  (19,541,703)
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)       (131,527)     (178,505)
                                                ------------ -------------
Total China Logistics Group, Inc. shareholders'
 equity (deficit)                                  1,041,428    (2,628,047)
Noncontrolling interest                              139,454       296,110
                                                ------------ -------------
Total equity                                       1,180,882    (2,331,937)
                                                ------------ -------------
Total Liabilities and Equity                    $  6,453,033 $   6,378,332
                                                ============ =============

              FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2010 AND 2009

                                                      2010        2009
                                                  ----------- ------------

Sales                                             $23,361,093 $ 19,824,390
Cost of sales                                      22,206,183   19,699,736
                                                  ----------- ------------
Gross profit                                        1,154,910      124,654
                                                  ----------- ------------

Operating expenses:
Selling, general and administrative                 1,941,653    1,351,775
Depreciation and amortization                          16,382       16,002
Bad debt expense                                      524,173      316,883
                                                  ----------- ------------
    Total operating expenses                        2,482,208    1,684,660
                                                  ----------- ------------
Loss from operations                               (1,327,298)  (1,560,006)
                                                  ----------- ------------

Other income (expenses):
Extinguishment of registration rights liability     1,597,000            -
Other income (expense)                                 36,867       32,228
Gain (loss) on change in fair value of derivative
 liability                                           (447,059)   3,320,227
Interest expense                                        3,259         (574)
                                                  ----------- ------------
    Total other income                              1,190,067    3,351,881
                                                  ----------- ------------

(Loss) income before income taxes                    (137,231)   1,791,875
Foreign taxes                                          28,841       28,078
                                                  ----------- ------------
Net (loss) income                                    (166,072)   1,763,797
Less: net loss attributable to the noncontrolling
 interest                                            (201,792)    (507,412)
                                                  ----------- ------------
Net income (loss) attributable to
China Logistics Group, Inc.                       $    35,720 $  2,271,209
                                                  =========== ============

Earnings per common share:
    Basic                                         $      0.00 $       0.07
                                                  =========== ============
    Diluted                                       $      0.00 $       0.06
                                                  =========== ============

Weighted average number of shares outstanding:
    Basic                                          38,130,121   34,508,203
                                                  =========== ============
    Diluted                                        42,630,121   39,008,203
                                                  =========== ============

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