SOURCE: Man Shing Agricultural Holdings

May 11, 2011 08:30 ET

Man Shing Agricultural Holdings Announces 35% Net Income Improvement for 2011 Fiscal Third Quarter

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - May 11, 2011) - Man Shing Agricultural Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: MSAH) ("Man Shing" the "Company," "we," "us," or "our"), located in the Shandong Province and one of the largest Chinese exporters of high quality, fresh ginger to Japan, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands, today announced the financial results for the three and nine month periods ending March 31, 2011.

Financial Highlights for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2011
--  Revenue increased 50.4% year-over-year to $8 million
--  Gross profit increased 53.4% to $3.3 million; gross margin was 41.8%
--  Net income increased 34.8% to $2.3 million
--  Diluted EPS of $0.05 based on 46.9 million weighted average shares
    outstanding

Mr. Shili Liu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Man Shing, stated, "I am very pleased with yet another strong quarter of financial growth in which revenue increased 50.4% to $8 million and net income increased 34.8% to $2.3 million. As of March 31, 2011, fully diluted weighted average shares outstanding totaled 46.9 million, a reduction of approximately 25.2 million shares as compared to 72.1 million shares as of March 31, 2010. Fully diluted earnings per share for the 2011 fiscal third quarter was $0.05. Our financial results for the 2011 fiscal third quarter are in line with our expectations and we remain confident in our previously stated financial guidance of $8.8 million in net income for the 2011 fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, which was previously announced as an increase from our original guidance of $8 million in net income for the same period."

Summary Financials for Three Months Ended March 31, 2011:

2011 Fiscal Third Quarter Results (USD) (Unaudited)

Three months ended March 31,     Fiscal Q3      Fiscal Q3
 2011                              2011           2010           CHANGE
                               -------------  -------------  -------------
Revenue                        $   8 million  $ 5.3 million      +50.4%
                               -------------  -------------  -------------
Gross Profit                   $ 3.3 million  $ 2.2 million      +53.4%
                               -------------  -------------  -------------
Gross Profit Margin                 41.8%          41.0%            -
                               -------------  -------------  -------------
Net Income                     $ 2.3 million  $ 1.7 million      +34.8%
                               -------------  -------------  -------------
Basic EPS *                       $ 0.05         $ 0.05            -
                               -------------  -------------  -------------
Diluted EPS **                    $ 0.05         $ 0.02          +150%
                               -------------  -------------  -------------

*  Based on basic weighted average  shares outstanding of 45.1 million and
   36.1 million.

** Based on diluted weighted average shares outstanding of
   46.9 million and 72.1 million.

Financial Results for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2011

Revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2011 totaled $8 million, an increase of 50.4% compared to $5.3 million for the same period in 2010. The revenue increase was due primarily to the increase in sales of frozen and fresh ginger and other agricultural products. The average market price of ginger reached $1,360 per ton during the quarter ended March 31, 2011, compared to the average market price of $1,080 per ton for the same period the prior year.

Cost of sales for the three months ended March 31, 2011 totaled $4.6 million, or 58% of revenue, an increase of 48.3% compared to $3.1 million or 59% of revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2010. Cost of sales includes the costs associated with the planting, harvesting and maintaining of ginger and other agricultural products. Cost of sales as a percentage of revenues remained stable mainly due to cost controls associated with planting and production. During the quarter there was also a high recovery ratio of stored ginger due to the thermostatic warehouse at which the ginger was stored.

Gross profit for the three months ended March 31, 2011 totaled $3.3 million, an increase of 53.4% compared to $2.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2010. Gross profit margin remained stable during the fiscal 2011 third quarter at 41.8% as compared to 41.0% during the fiscal 2010 third quarter. During the three months ended March 31, 2011, Man Shing continued to focus on the efficient utilization of plantation and processing facilities.

Operating expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2011 totaled $1 million as compared to $439,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2010. Selling and marketing expenses were 9% of revenues for the fiscal 2011 third quarter as compared to 7% for the same period the prior year, primarily attributable to the increase of sales and marketing activities in both existing and new markets. General and administrative expenses were 4% of revenues for the 2011 fiscal third quarter as compared to 2% for the 2010 fiscal third quarter.

Net income for the three months ended March 31, 2011 totaled $2.3 million, an increase of 34.8% compared to $1.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2010. Basic earnings per share for the three months ended March 31, 2011 were $0.05 based on 45.1 million basic shares versus earnings per share of $0.05 for the three months ended March 31, 2010 based on 36.1 million basic shares outstanding. Diluted earnings per share for the three months ended March 31, 2011 totaled $0.05 based on 46.9 million shares outstanding as compared to $0.02 based on 72.1 million shares outstanding during the prior year period.

Mr. Shili Liu continued, "There were several contributing factors to our financial growth including the increase in the price of ginger, an increase in land leased and efficient utilization of our thermostatic warehouse. Our leased farmland grew to a total of 5.3 million square meters during the 2011 fiscal third quarter as compared to the 3.3 million total square meters of farmland leased during the 2010 fiscal third quarter. Our ability to warehouse our ginger at an ideal constant temperature, maintaining freshness for up to two years, offered us flexibility in meeting customer demand and was a contributing factor to our financial growth."

Summary Financials for Nine Months Ended March 31, 2011:

2011 Fiscal First Nine Month Results (USD) (Unaudited)

Nine months ended March 31,
 2011                         Fiscal 2011     Fiscal 2010       CHANGE
                            --------------  --------------  --------------
Sales                       $ 23.4 million  $ 15.1 million      +55.4%
                            --------------  --------------  --------------
Gross Profit                $  9.8 million  $  5.2 million      +88.8%
                            --------------  --------------  --------------
Gross Profit Margin              41.9%           34.5%          +21.4%
                            --------------  --------------  --------------
Net Income                  $  6.8 million  $  4.1 million      +66.9%
                            --------------  --------------  --------------
Basic EPS *                     $ 0.17          $ 0.16          +6.3%
                            --------------  --------------  --------------
Diluted EPS **                  $ 0.11          $ 0.07         +83.3%
                            --------------  --------------  --------------

*  Based on basic weighted average shares outstanding of 40.4 million and
   25.5 million.

** Based on diluted weighted average shares outstanding of
   62.8 million and 61.7 million.



Financial Highlights for the Nine Months Ended March 31, 2011
--  Revenue increased 55.4% year-over-year to $23.4 million
--  Gross profit increased 88.8% to $9.8 million; gross margin increased to
    41.9% from 34.5%
--  Net income increased 66.9% to $6.8 million; basic EPS of $0.17, diluted
    EPS of $0.11

Financial Results for the Nine Months Ended March 31, 2011

Revenue for the nine months ended March 31, 2011 totaled $23.5 million, an increase of 55.4% compared to $15.1 million for the same period in 2010. The increase in revenue was driven by the increased consumer demand of our products, the expansion of business through our marketing strategy and our customer loyalty, and an increase in average market price of ginger to approximately $1,300 per ton as compared to the average market price of $990 per ton the prior year. There were no product returns for either of the nine months ended March 31, 2010 or 2011.

Cost of sales for the nine months ended March 31, 2011 totaled $13.6 million or 58% of revenue, an increase of 37.7% compared to $9.9 million or 65% of revenue for the nine months ended March 31, 2010. Cost of sales includes the costs associated with the planting, harvesting and maintaining of ginger and other agricultural products. As a percentage of sales, cost of sales decreased due to the increase in the market price of ginger and more efficient utilization of raw materials.

Gross profit for the nine months ended March 31, 2011 totaled $9.8 million, an increase of 88.8% compared to $5.2 million for the same period the prior year. Gross profit margin increased to 41.9%, as compared to 34.5% for the same period the prior year. This increase was primarily attributable to the increase in the selling prices of our products. During the period, we were able to utilize our plantation and processing facilities more efficiently due to economies of scale from an increase in output.

Operating expenses for the nine months ended March 31, 2011 totaled $2.9 million as compared to $1.1 million for the same period in the prior year. Selling and marketing expenses as a percentage of revenue increased to 9% for the 2011 fiscal nine month period as compared to 5% for the same period the prior year as an increased investment was made during the period to gain market share in existing markets and to expand into new markets. General and administrative expenses remained stable at 3% of revenue for the 2011 fiscal nine month period as compared to 2% for the same period in the prior year.

Net income for the nine months ended March 31, 2011 totaled $6.8 million, an increase of 66.9% compared to $4.1 million for the same period in the prior year. Basic earnings per share for the nine months ended March 31, 2011 was $0.17 based on 40.4 million shares versus earnings per share of $0.16 based on 25.5 million shares outstanding for the same period in the prior year. Diluted earnings per share for the nine months ended March 31, 2011 was $0.11 based on 62.8 million shares outstanding as compared to diluted earnings per share of $0.07 based on 61.7 million shares outstanding for the same period in the prior year. The difference in the fully diluted shares outstanding for the nine month period versus the three month period is attributable to the cancellation of preferred shares owned by Chairman, Mr. Shili Liu.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of March 31, 2011, Man Shing had approximately $6.3 million in cash and cash equivalents. As of March 31, 2011, total current assets and total assets were approximately $25.0 million and $26.4 million, respectively. During the same period, total current liabilities and total liabilities were approximately $3.8 million and $5.3 million, respectively. Working capital increased year-over-year by $10.9 million to $21.2 million as compared to $10.3 million as of June 30, 2010. Shareholders' equity increased 119% to $21.1 million for the nine months ended March 31, 2010, compared to $9.6 million for the year ended June 30, 2010.

Mr. Shili Liu concluded, "Our growth strategy is contingent on our ability to lease more land. Recently we announced the lease of an additional 2.4 million square meters of land, increasing our total farmland by approximately 45% to 7.7 million square meters. We were able to lease more land for two main reasons. First, we have cultivated relationships over many years with not only our customers, but with the PRC government and local farmland workers. Since our company's inception, we have treated our customers, the government and local farmland owners as partners. On April 13, 2011, a Japanese Government Official and a farmland owner from the town of Yinayityou within the Shimane County of Japan visited our facilities. Secondly, we have invested capital and resources in sophisticated food safety procedures that have allowed us to export ginger to some of the most stringent markets in the world, most notably Japan and the United Kingdom. Those that have visited our facilities understand and trust the high quality of our products. Strong relationships with the local government and customers and our focus on quality are at the heart of Man Shing's success. We began planting on 7.7 million square meters of land last month and are looking forward to the upcoming harvest season."

About Man Shing Agricultural Holdings, Inc.

Man Shing Agricultural Holdings, Inc., through its operating subsidiary in Shandong of China, is focused on the production and processing of fresh ginger and other select vegetables such as onion and garlic. The Company produces high quality ginger which meets the requirements of the British Retail Consortium Global Food Standard. The Company focuses on customers located in countries such as Japan and the European Union which are food safety oriented. For further information about Man Shing Agricultural Holdings, Inc., please visit the Company's website at http://www.msaginger.com/

Forward Looking Statement:

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements relate to future events or our future financial performance. We have attempted to identify forward-looking statements by terminology including "anticipates," "believes," "expects," "can," "continue," "could," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "may," "plans," "potential," "predict," "should" or "will" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These statements are only predictions. Uncertainties and other factors may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels or activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.

Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Our expectations are as of the date hereof, and we do not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements after the filing date to conform these statements to actual results, unless required by law.

We file annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and proxy and information statements and amendments to reports filed or furnished pursuant to Sections 13(a) and 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. You may read and copy these materials at the SEC's Public Reference Room at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549. You may obtain information on the operation of the public reference room by calling the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330. The SEC also maintains a website (http://www.sec.gov) that contains reports, proxy and information statements and other information regarding us and other companies that file materials with the SEC electronically.


          Man Shing Agricultural Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
                  Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
       As of March 31, 2011 (unaudited) and June 30, 2010 (audited)


                         ASSETS                   3/31/2011     6/30/2010
                                                ------------  ------------
CURRENT ASSETS                                                  (Audited)
   Cash and cash equivalents                    $  6,299,438  $    378,929
   Accounts receivable, trade                      4,713,034  $  2,249,998
   Inventory                                       8,423,476  $  4,938,043
   Deferred inventory costs                        4,993,926  $  5,118,558
   Prepayments                                       523,621  $    350,668
   Other receivables                                     777  $        747
                                                ------------  ------------
      TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS                      $ 24,954,272  $ 13,036,943
                                                ------------  ------------

FIXED ASSETS
   Property, plant, and equipment                  1,644,161       908,105
   Accumulated depreciation                         (253,325)     (182,665)
   Construction in progress                           17,404       124,697
                                                ------------  ------------
      NET FIXED ASSETS                          $  1,408,240  $    850,137
                                                ------------  ------------

      TOTAL ASSETS                              $ 26,362,512  $ 13,887,080
                                                ============  ============

            LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

CURRENT LIABILITIES
   Short-term borrowing                         $    366,055  $    352,087
   Note payable                                      318,375  $    318,375
   Accounts payable                                1,383,587  $    597,791
   Other payables and accrued liabilities          1,037,691  $  1,047,529
   Received in advance                               407,566  $    314,916
   Tax payable                                       257,350  $    128,338
                                                ------------  ------------
      TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES                 $  3,770,624  $  2,759,037
                                                ------------  ------------

LONG-TERM LIABILITIES
   Convertible Note                             $  1,500,000  $  1,500,000

                                                ------------  ------------
      TOTAL LIABILITIES                         $  5,270,624  $  4,259,037
                                                ------------  ------------

STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
   Preferred stock, $.001 par, 25,000,000
    shares authorized, 176,750 and 3,535,000
    shares issued and outstanding at March 31,
    2011 and June 30, 2010, respectively                 177         3,535
   Common stock, $.001 par, 175,000,000 shares
    authorized, 48,026,958  and 38,026,958 shares
    issued and outstanding at March 31, 2011 and
    June 30, 2010, respectively                       48,027        38,027
   Additional paid-in capital                      4,195,545       177,187
   Accumulated other comprehensive income            855,085       189,186
   Statutory reserves                              5,823,139     2,134,501
   Accumulated earnings                           10,169,915     7,085,608
                                                ------------  ------------
      TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                $ 21,091,888  $  9,628,043
                                                ------------  ------------

                                                ------------  ------------
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY      $ 26,362,512  $ 13,887,080
                                                ============  ============




          Man Shing Agricultural Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive
                                  Income
        For the Three and Nine Months Ended March 31, 2011 and 2010

                             For the Three Months     For the Nine Months
                                    Ended                   Ended
                            ----------------------  ----------------------
                            3/31/2011   3/31/2010   3/31/2011   3/31/2010
Revenues
   Sales                     7,947,540   5,283,909  23,419,274  15,074,376
   Cost of sales             4,625,866   3,118,228  13,598,988   9,873,399
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
Gross profit                 3,321,674   2,165,681   9,820,286   5,200,977

Operating expenses
   Selling and marketing       697,745     353,446   2,196,824     816,749
   General and
    administrative             320,741      85,562     716,096     305,553
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
Total Operating Expenses     1,018,486     439,008   2,912,920   1,122,302
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------

                             2,303,188   1,726,673   6,907,366   4,078,675

Other income (expenses),
 net
   Financial income
    (expenses), net            (71,489)    (11,302)   (219,432)    (27,643)
   Non-operating income
    (expense), net              80,167           -      80,273       4,237
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
Total other income (loss),
 net                             8,678     (11,302)   (139,159)    (23,406)
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------

Income from Operations       2,311,866   1,715,371   6,768,207   4,055,269

Income taxes                         -           -           -           -
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------

Net Income                   2,311,866   1,715,371   6,768,207   4,055,269

Other comprehensive income
 (loss), net
   Foreign currency
    translation gain
    (loss), net                222,610      21,629     665,899     (19,731)
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------

Total comprehensive income   2,534,476   1,737,000   7,434,106   4,035,538
                            ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========


Weighted average number of
 shares outstanding
Basic                       45,138,069  36,068,625  40,371,280  25,456,776
                            ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========

Diluted                     46,905,569  72,068,625  62,804,934  61,741,962
                            ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========

Earnings per share
Basic                             0.05        0.05        0.17        0.16
                            ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========

Diluted                           0.05        0.02        0.11        0.07
                            ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========

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