SOURCE: Man Shing Agricultural Holdings

November 15, 2012 08:00 ET

Man Shing Earns $0.04 per Diluted Share for the Fiscal First Quarter Ending September 30, 2012

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - Nov 15, 2012) -  Man Shing Agricultural Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: 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 fiscal first quarter ending September 30, 2012. Revenue and net income totaled $7.1 million and $2 million or $0.04 per diluted share.

Mr. Shili Liu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Man Shing, stated, "We are pleased with the stable financial results we achieved during the quarter. Our financial results for the first quarter of our 2013 fiscal year were in line with our expectations. Our quarterly results on a year-over-year comparable basis were flat mostly due to a slight decrease in volume and slight increases in production costs. Overall the demand for our products remained stable with margins at approximately 40%. During the quarter, we managed our inventory as we approached the October harvest season. We are encouraged that we were able to complete the harvesting on our 7.7 million square meters of farmland. The harvest will allow us to increase our inventory and fulfill outstanding purchase orders."

Financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended September 30, 2012

 
  2013 Fiscal First Quarter (USD) (audited)
  Ended September 30, 2012 2011 CHANGE
  Revenue $7.1 million $7.2 million -2%
  Gross Profit $2.8 million $2.9 million -5%
  Gross Profit Margin 39% 41% -5%
  Net Income $2 million $2.1 million -4%
  Basic and Diluted EPS* $0.04 $0.04 -
  * Based on 48.2 million basic and diluted shares outstanding for the 2013 fiscal first quarter. Based on 48 million and 49.8 million basic and diluted shares outstanding for 2012 fiscal first quarter.
 

Financial results for the first quarter ended September 30, 2012
Revenue for the fiscal first quarter ended September 30, 2012 totaled $7.1 million, a decrease of 2% as compared to $7.2 million for the fiscal first quarter ended September 30, 2011. Revenues were derived from the sale of our frozen and fresh ginger and other agricultural products. The slight decrease in revenue was attributable to a slight decrease in production volume as compared to the same period the year prior. Geographic revenue contribution during the 2013 fiscal first quarter was 48.1% through distribution partners within China and direct sales of 44.3% to Japan, 6.2% to the United Kingdom and 1.4% to the Netherlands.

Cost of sales for the 2013 and 2012 fiscal first quarters totaled approximately $4.3 million. Cost of sales includes the costs associated with the planting, harvesting, and storing of ginger and other agricultural products such as ginger seeds and fertilizers. Cost of revenues as a percentage of total revenue increased slightly to 61% in fiscal 2013 as compared to 60% for the same period the year prior, due primarily to an increase in costs of planting and production.

Gross profit for the 2013 fiscal first quarter totaled $2.8 million, a decrease of 5% compared to $2.9 million for the 2012 fiscal first quarter. Gross profit margin decreased to 39% during the 2013 fiscal first quarter as compared to 41% for the same period the prior year. The decrease in gross profit margin during the period was due primarily to an increase in material costs and a decrease in sales.

Net income for the 2013 fiscal first quarter totaled $2 million, a decrease of 4% as compared to $2.1 million for the same period the prior year. Net income margin was down slightly to 28% for the 2013 fiscal first quarter as compared to 29% for the same period the prior year. Basic and diluted earnings per share for the 2013 and 2012 fiscal first quarters were $0.04, based on 48.2 million basic and diluted shares outstanding for the 2013 fiscal period and 48 million basic and 49.8 million diluted shares outstanding for the 2012 fiscal period.

Liquidity and Capital Resources
As of September 30, 2012, Man Shing had approximately $16.1 million in cash and cash equivalents. As of September 30, 2012, total current assets and total assets were approximately $41.6 million and $43.3 million, respectively. Total current liabilities and total liabilities were both approximately $5.9 million. Current ratio improved to 7.1 to 1 as of June 30, 2012 as compared to 6.9 to 1 as of June 30, 2012. Shareholder's equity totaled $37.4 million as of September 30, 2012, as compared to $35.6 million as of June 30, 2012. 

About Man Shing Agricultural Holdings, Inc.
Man Shing Agricultural Holdings, Inc., through its operating subsidiary in Shandong 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 Statements:
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.

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Man Shing Agricultural Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited)
As of September 30, 2012 and June 30, 2012
 
ASSETS   September 30,
2012
    June 30,
2012
 
CURRENT ASSETS            
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 16,114,315     $ 14,114,741  
  Accounts receivable, trade, net     9,123,971       8,487,628  
  Inventories     4,032,286       6,863,831  
  Deferred inventory costs     10,987,878       9,750,038  
  Prepayments     1,323,500       269,607  
  Other receivables     815       817  
  Tax recoverable     2,243       4,418  
    TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS     41,585,008       39,491,080  
                 
FIXED ASSETS                
  Property, plant, and equipment     2,202,577       2,199,393  
  Accumulated depreciation     (476,159 )     (433,015 )
    NET FIXED ASSETS     1,726,418       1,766,378  
                 
    TOTAL ASSETS   $ 43,311,426     $ 41,257,458  
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                
CURRENT LIABILITIES                
  Short-term borrowing   $ 1,955,528     $ 1,960,505  
  Convertible note     1,500,000       1,500,000  
  Accounts payable     535,067       486,683  
  Other payables and accrued liabilities     1,525,165       1,409,089  
  Receipts in advance     354,342       349,366  
    TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES     5,870,102       5,705,643  
                 
    TOTAL LIABILITIES     5,870,102       5,705,643  
                 
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                
  Common stock, $.001 par, 175,000,000 shares authorized, 48,226,958 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2012 and June 30, 2012, respectively     48,227       48,227  
  Additional paid-in capital     4,257,522       4,242,522  
  Accumulated other comprehensive income     1,715,675       1,813,485  
  Statutory reserves     10,198,223       10,198,223  
  Accumulated earnings     21,221,677       19,249,358  
    TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY     37,441,324       35,551,815  
                 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY   $ 43,311,426     $ 41,257,458  
                 
                 
 
Man Shing Agricultural Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income
For the ThreeMonths Ended September 30, 2012 and 2011
 
   For the Three Months Ended 
     
    September 30, 2012     September 30, 2011
Revenues              
  Sales   $ 7,046,479     $ 7,181,048
  Cost of sales     4,290,210       4,274,273
Gross Profit     2,756,269       2,906,775
               
Operating expenses              
  Selling and marketing expenses     465,313       645,373
  General and administrative expenses     293,239       144,718
Total Operating Expenses     758,552       790,091
               
Operating income     1,997,717       2,116,684
               
Other income (expenses), net              
  Financial expenses, net     (49,974 )     (77,893)
  Non-operating income, net     24,576       19,419
Total other income (loss), net     (25,398 )     (58,474)
               
Income from Operations befer income tax     1,972,319       2,058,210
               
Income taxes     --       --
               
Net Income     1,972,319       2,058,210
               
Other comprehensive income, net              
  Foreign currency translation (loss)/gain, net     (97,810 )     416,198
               
Total comprehensive income   $ 1,874,509     $ 2,474,408
               
Weighted average number of shares outstanding              
Basic     48,226,958       48,026,958
               
Diluted     48,226,958       49,794,458
               
Earnings per share              
Basic   $ 0.04     $ 0.04
               
Diluted   $ 0.04     $ 0.04
               

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