SOURCE: Guanwei Recycling Corp.

Guanwei Recycling Corp.

November 13, 2012 07:15 ET

Guanwei Recycling Reports Year Over Year Gains in Sales and Net Income in 2012 Third Quarter as Gross Profit Increased 11.59%

Turning Point Achieved in Third Quarter as Sales Prices Increased at a Faster Pace Than Manufacturing Costs Which the Company Believes Are Now Stabilized; Investor Conference Call to Be Held Wednesday, November 14th at 8:00am ET

FUQING CITY, CHINA--(Marketwire - Nov 13, 2012) - Guanwei Recycling Corp. (NASDAQ: GPRC), China's leading clean tech manufacturer of recycled low density polyethylene (LDPE), reported today that in its third quarter ended September 30, 2012 a reversal in an approximately year long trend of manufacturing cost increases outpacing increases in selling prices helped generate a 7.32% year over year increase in net income on a 7.36% increase in sales, as gross profit in the quarter increased 11.59%.

Financial Highlights

  • Net revenues in the 2012 third quarter increased 7.36% to $17,905,974 compared with $16,679,012 in the same period last year based on increases in sales prices and tonnage sold. Tonnage sales of self-manufactured recycled LDPE increased 5.77% to 14,427 tons year over year while recycled LDPE prices in the same time period increased 0.75% to $1,208 per ton.
  • Gross profit in the 2012 third quarter compared with the prior year period increased by $574,704, or 11.59%, to $5,531,524. Wages and welfare costs, which had increased substantially in the first half of the year, stabilized in the third quarter, as did costs for raw materials and overhead. At the same time, selling prices for manufactured recycled LDPE and sorted non-LDPE materials outpaced costs.
  • 2012 third quarter net income grew 7.32% to $3,622,832, or $0.17 per share, on 20,815,654 diluted shares outstanding compared with $3,375,758, or $0.17 per share, in the third quarter of 2011 on 20,000,006 diluted shares outstanding.
  • Revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2012, which included the low margin sale of $3,462,238 of certain raw materials in the first half of 2012, increased 13.30% to $52,772,402 compared with the year ago period. There were no raw materials sales in the first nine months of 2011.
  • Net income of $8,851,118 in the first nine months of 2012, or $0.43 per share, on 20,509,042 diluted shares outstanding, was 7.26% lower than the $9,544,400 in net income, or $0.48 per share on 20,000,006 diluted shares outstanding in the same period in 2011. This decline primarily reflected increased raw material, labor and overhead costs in the first half of 2012 until this trend was reversed in the third quarter of 2012.

Financial Strength

As of September 30, 2012, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $13,236,896 and no short term borrowings. Working capital as of September 30, 2012 was $32.4 million, compared with $23.8 million at the same time last year. This increase reflected higher accounts receivable as the Company continued to expand credit sales to long term customers with good credit history, increased inventories and increased cash as a result of achieving net profits period after period.

Capital Expenditures

Net cash used in investing activities in the nine months ended September 30, 2012 was $2,412,469. During this period, the Company built additional storage space for raw materials to better manage its production cycle. It also acquired additional machinery and equipment which was placed into service in the third quarter of 2012. 

Management Comment

Mr. Min Chen, Chairman and CEO of the Company, stated, "Despite the economic downturn in China we again managed to generate quarter over quarter sales growth from our increasingly diversified customer base, and saw what we believe is a key turning point in the third quarter with costs moderating as our revenues continued to grow. Looking ahead, we anticipate further moderate increases in selling prices while costs for raw materials, labor and overhead should continue to stabilize or perhaps increase slightly. With the expectation of continued long term strong demand for recycled LDPE, we remain very optimistic about our continuing growth potential in an improving economy." 

Conference Call Invitation

The Company will discuss 2012 third quarter and nine month results during a live conference call and webcast on Wednesday, November 14th, at 8:00am ET. This will follow distribution of a news release with the Company's third quarter and nine month results on Tuesday, November 13, 2012.

To participate in the call, interested participants should call 1-877-941-8418 when calling within the United States or 1-480-629-9809 when calling internationally. Please ask for the Guanwei Recycling Corp. 2012 Third Quarter Conference Call, Conference ID: 4575618. There will be a playback available until 11/21/12. To listen to the playback, please call 1-877-870-5176 when calling within the United States or1-858-384-5517 when calling internationally. Use the Replay Pin Number: 4575618.

This call is being webcast by ViaVid Broadcasting and can be accessed by clicking on this link or at ViaVid's website at

Description of Guanwei Recycling Corp.

Guanwei Recycling Corp. is China's largest manufacturer of recycled low density polyethylene (LDPE). Adhering to the highest "green" standards, it has generated rapid growth producing LDPE from plastic waste procured mostly in Europe for sales to more than 300 customers (including over 150 active recurring customers) in more than ten different industries in China. Guanwei Recycling Corp. is one of the few plastic recyclers in China that has been issued a Compliance Certificate by Umweltagentur Erftstadt, which issues certificates of approval for certain plastics manufacturers which meet strict environmental standards in Germany. This enables the Company to procure high quality plastic waste directly from Germany and other European countries (Spain and Holland), with no middlemen, and permits highly economic production of the highest grades of LDPE. Additional information regarding Guanwei Recycling Corp. is available at

Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this press release are forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause our actual results in future periods to differ materially from forecasted results. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, product demand, market competition, and risks inherent in our operations. These and other risks are described in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
    2012     2011     2012     2011  
Net revenue   $ 17,905,974     $ 16,679,012     $ 52,772,402     $ 46,579,286  
Cost of revenue     12,374,450       11,722,192       38,793,696       32,291,990  
    Gross profit     5,531,524       4,956,820       13,978,706       14,287,296  
Operating expenses:                                
  Selling and marketing     125,536       95,288       293,286       299,233  
  General and administrative     524,112       431,316       1,647,140       1,404,042  
    Total operating expenses     649,648       526,604       1,940,426       1,703,275  
Income from operations     4,881,876       4,430,216       12,038,280       12,584,021  
Other income (expenses)                                
  Interest income     14,395       22,889       42,903       70,302  
  Interest expenses     -       (3,453 )     -       (28,667 )
  Net foreign exchange (loss) gain     (92,074 )     67,485       (121,754 )     198,609  
  Miscellaneous     2,409       -       2,409       10,398  
    Total other (expenses) income     (75,270 )     86,921       (76,442 )     250,642  
Income before income taxes     4,806,606       4,517,137       11,961,838       12,834,663  
Income taxes     1,183,774       1,141,379       3,110,720       3,290,263  
Net income     3,622,832       3,375,758       8,851,118       9,544,400  
Other comprehensive (loss) income - foreign currency translation adjustments    
)     527,199       166,087       1,070,727  
Comprehensive income   $ 3,575,501     $ 3,902,957     $ 9,017,205     $ 10,615,127  
Earnings per share attributable to shareholders of                                
  Guanwei Recycling Corp. - basic and diluted   $ 0.17     $ 0.17     $ 0.43     $ 0.48  
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding                                
  - basic and diluted     20,815,654       20,000,006       20,509,042       20,000,006  

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