China Shenghuo Pharmaceutical Holdings, Inc has reported unaudited financial results for the FY10 Q1.
China Shenghuo Pharmaceutical Holdings, Inc. which is engaged in the research, development, manufacture, and marketing of pharmaceutical, nutritional supplement and cosmetic products in the People's Republic of China (PRC), has reported unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010.
First Quarter 2010 Financial Highlights
· Total revenues increased to $7.9 million for the first quarter of 2010, representing 17% year-over-year growth.
· Gross margin for the first quarter of 2010 increased to $5.83 million, as compared to $4.47 million for the same period of 2009.
· Net cash provided by operations increased to $2.02 million from $0.89 million in the same period of 2009.
· Net income attributable to stockholders increased to $2,355 for the first quarter of 2010, as compared to net loss of $2,961,272 for the same period of 2009.
Mr. Gui Hua Lan, Chief Executive Officer of China Shenghuo, commented, "Sales for the quarter ended March 31, 2010 were approximately $7.9 million, increased by 17% from $6.77 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2009. Net income was $805 for the quarter ended March 31, 2010, as compared to net loss of $3,209,594 for the quarter ended March 31, 2009. The increases in sales and net income were primarily due to the Company's continuous efforts to promote the sales of products and the efforts to control our costs. Our primary products, Xuesaitong Soft Capsules continued to produce meaningful growth in a difficult market environment."
First Quarter 2010 Results
Sales for the quarter ended March 31, 2010 increased to $7.9 million from $6.77 million for the same period of 2009, an increase of approximately $1.13 million, or 17% primarily due to the Company's main product Xuesaitong's sales increasing. The new sales policy has stimulated the enthusiasm of sales representatives, resulted in the increased sales of products.
Gross margin for the quarter ended March 31, 2010 increased to $5.83 million from approximately $4.47 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2009, an increase of $1.36 million, or 30%. Gross margin as a percentage of revenues was approximately 73.7% for the quarter ended March 31, 2010, an increase of 7.7% from 66% for the quarter ended March 31, 2009. The increase in gross margin percentage was primarily due to the decrease of cost of sales set forth above.
Selling expenses decreased to approximately $5.05 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2010, a decrease of $1.35 million, or 21%, from approximately $6.4 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2009. The primary reason for the decrease in selling expenses was the strengthened controlling on the travel expense, business entertainment expense etc.
General and administrative expenses decreased by 35% from approximately $1.04 million to approximately $0.68 million primarily due to our strengthened budget control.
Research and development expense for the three months ended March 31, 2010 increased to $80,851, as compared to $7,281 for the quarter ended March 31, 2009, an increase of approximately $73,570 primarily due to the increase in the expenditure on one of our innovative medicines – Dencichine Hemostat and the cooperation with outside experts in the R&D since late 2009.
Net income attributable to shareholders increased to $2,355 for the quarter ended March 31, 2010 as compared to net loss of $2,961,272 for the quarter ended March 31, 2009. The increase in net income was primarily due to the increase of sales revenue. Also strict sales expenses controlling policy contributes to the positive results.
About China Shenghuo
Founded in 1995, China Shenghuo is a specialty pharmaceutical company that focuses on the research, development, manufacture and marketing of Sanchi-based medicinal and pharmaceutical, nutritional supplement and cosmetic products. Through its subsidiary, Kunming Shenghuo Pharmaceutical (Group) Co., Ltd., it owns thirty SFDA (State Food and Drug Administration) approved medicines, including the flagship product Xuesaitong Soft Capsules, which is currently been listed in the State Insurance Catalogue. At present, China Shenghuo incorporates a sales network of agencies and representatives throughout China, which markets Sanchi-based traditional Chinese medicine to hospitals and drug stores as prescription and OTC drugs primarily for the treatment of cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and peptic ulcer disease. The Company also exports medicinal products to Asian countries such as Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, and Thailand and to European countries such as the United Kingdom, Tajikstan, Russia and Kyrgyzstan. For more information, please visit http://www.shenghuo.com.cn.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release may contain certain "forward-looking statements," as defined in the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and the actual results and future events could differ materially from management's current expectations. Such factors include, but are not limited to, risks of litigation and governmental or other regulatory proceedings arising out of or related to any of the matters described in recent press releases, including arising out of the restatement of the Company's financial statements; the Company's ability to refinance or repay loans received; the Company's uncertain business condition; the Company's continuing ability to satisfy any requirements which may be prescribed by the Exchange for continued listing on the Exchange; risks arising from potential weaknesses or deficiencies in the Company's internal controls over financial reporting; the Company's reliance on one supplier for Sanchi; the possible effect of adverse publicity on the Company's business, including possible contract cancellation; the Company's ability to develop and market new products; the Company's ability to establish and maintain a strong brand; the Company's continued ability to obtain and maintain all certificates, permits and licenses required to open and operate retail specialty counters to offer its cosmetic products and conduct business in China; protection of the Company's intellectual property rights; market acceptance of the Company's products; changes in the laws of the People's Republic of China that affect the Company's operations; cost to the Company of complying with current and future governmental regulations; the impact of any changes in governmental regulations on the Company's operations; general economic conditions; and other factors detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory authorities. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.