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SGOCO Group, Ltd. Announces Full Fiscal Year 2013 and Fourth Quarter 2013 Financial Results and Announce the Upcoming Launch of e-Commerce Business Line

BEIJING, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SGOCO Group, Ltd. (Nasdaq: SGOC) ("SGOCO" or the "Company"), a company focused on product design, distribution and brand development in the flat-panel display market, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and audited financial results for the full fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

Full Fiscal Year 2013 Comparisons with Full Fiscal Year 2012 - Financial Highlights

  • Total revenue increased 20.6% year-over-year to $201.0 million
  • Gross profit increased 27.6% year-over-year to $15.9 million, with gross margin at 7.9% as compared to 7.5%
  • Operating income increased 70.4% year-over-year to $11.1 million, with operating margin at 5.5% as compared to 3.9%
  • Net income increased 100.4% year-over-year to $8.4 million, with net margin at 4.2% as compared to 2.5%
  • Basic and diluted earnings per share ("EPS") were $0.49 as compared to $0.25

Full Fiscal Year 2013 Comparisons with Full Fiscal Year 2012 - Operational Highlights

  • SGOCO Brand and Licensed Brands generated $139.1 million, an increase of 18.3% year-over-year, representing 69.2% of total revenues as compared to 70.6%. Key Accounts sales generated $49.5 million, increasing 1.0% year-over-year, representing 24.6% of total revenues as compared to 29.4%. Other application products generated $12.4 million, accounting for 6.2% of total revenues as compared to nil in 2012.

Mr. David Xu, President and Chief Executive Officer of SGOCO, commented on the results. "We have made some significant strides in the full fiscal year 2013 to transform and expand our business in multiple directions, and our results are tangible proof of our enormous efforts over the past 12 months to execute on these strategic imperatives. Over the year, total revenue increased 20.6%, gross profit rose 27.6% and net income jumped by 100.4%. Our efforts to enrich our pipeline, strengthen our operation and enhance our cost competitiveness have paid off substantially as we ride on some significant momentum into 2014.

"These strategies, designed to position SGOCO for future growth, were executed on several fronts. On the business front, we shifted our product mix towards higher margin products, realigned our offerings for a variety of new distribution channels and strengthened our SGOCO brand pipeline that will provide significant benefits to our top-tier clients. In terms of operations, we have bolstered our R&D capabilities by hiring top new talent near the end of last year, expanded our regional presence to keep abreast of market trends, increased the speed of product launches and strengthened our ability to respond to changing customer needs by accelerating the rate of optimization and upgrades. Also, as announced in an earlier press release, our newly launched display products have led the way for a strong pipeline in 2014 that will consist of smart, solutions-based and application specific products that meet the requirements of high demand markets in China.

"In order to continuously improve our cost competitiveness we have streamlined our management and operational structure to focus on expanding our product portfolio and vertical distribution channels. In light of this, we are also excited to announce the upcoming launch of our e-commerce business. This is a critical move to expand our distribution channels and capture the rapid growth of B2C in China. We have spent a significant amount of time over the past 12 months in preparing this business, including the development of a product line specifically for e-commerce, and have added a sales and operations office in Shenzhen. Our decision to place some of our top talent in this high-demand region has been rewarded, and we are close to announcing a strategic partnership with a leading e-commerce player in China. With these promising results and some significant momentum under our belts, we are extremely excited about SGOCO in the year to come."

Mr. Xu concluded, "Lastly, the Company reiterates that our fourth quarter 2012 exceptional results was due to the ramping up and deferring of revenue from the previous three slow quarters. As the Company is in the process of transforming its business, we believe a full year assessment of its financial performance is a more meaningful way to measure SGOCO's ongoing progress and business performance."

FULL FISCAL 2013 AND FOURTH QUARTER 2013 FINANCIAL RESULTS

Revenue

Total revenue for fiscal 2013 increased 20.6% year-over-year to $201.0 million from $166.7 million in fiscal 2012. The year-over-year revenue increase was driven mainly by the increase in sales volumes for display products and additional revenue contribution from new products launched.

Of the total revenues in the year, $139.1 million or 69.2% of total revenues were from SGOCO Brand and its Licensed Brands; $49.5 million or 24.6% of total revenues were from Key Accounts sales; and the remaining $12.4 million or 6.2% of total revenues were from sales of Other Application Products.

Total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2013 decreased 30.3% to $44.2 million from $63.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. The year-over-year revenue decrease was mainly due to the significant growth of revenue in the fourth quarter of 2012 when comparing with a normal quarter in the fourth quarter of 2013. Fourth quarter of 2012 was an exceptional quarter as the Company experienced a ramp-up of revenue from previous three slow quarters due to positive publicity associated with the resumption of trading of the Company's stock on NASDAQ.

Of the total revenues in the fourth quarter of 2013, $37.6 million or 85.1% of total revenues were from SGOCO Brand and its Licensed Brands; $6.6 million or 14.9% of total revenues were from Key Accounts sales.

Cost of Goods Sold

Cost of goods sold for the fiscal year 2013 increased 20.0% to $185.0 million from $154.2 million in fiscal year 2012. The increase was in line with the increase in sales. Cost of goods sold for the fourth quarter of 2013 decreased 30.5% to $40.7 million from $58.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. The decrease was also in line with the decrease in sales.

Gross Profit and Gross Margin

Gross profit for the fiscal year of 2013 increased 27.6% year-over-year to $15.9 million from $12.5 million in 2012. The overall gross margin in 2013 was 7.9%, as compared with 7.5% for the fiscal year of 2012. The increases in gross margin were mainly due to the Company's efforts in securing businesses with higher gross profit margins and better cost efficiency gained through sourcing from suppliers offering lower product costs.  During the fiscal year of 2013, SGOCO Brand and its Licensed Brands' sales had a gross margin of 8.1% in 2013, increased from 8.0% in 2012. During the fiscal year of 2013 and 2012, Key Accounts sales had a gross margin of 7.5% and 6.2%, respectively. Sales of other application products in 2013 recorded a gross margin of 8.0%, as compared to nil in 2012.

Gross profit for the fourth quarter of 2013 decreased 28.2% year-over-year to $3.5 million from $4.9 million in 2012. The overall gross margin for the fourth quarter of 2013 was 8.0%, as compared with 7.7% for the fourth quarter of 2012. During the fourth quarter of 2013, SGOCO Brand and its Licensed Brands' sales had a gross margin of 7.7%, which increased from 7.6% in the fourth quarter of 2012. Key Accounts sales had a gross margin of 5.9% in the fourth quarter of 2013, as compared with 7.9% for the fourth quarter of 2012.

Operating Expenses

Selling, General and Administrative expenses for the fiscal year of 2013 decreased 18.6% year-over-year to $4.9 million from $6.0 million. Selling expenses increased 60.1% year-over-year to $1.1 million as compared to $0.7 million in the 2012. The increase in selling expenses was primarily due to the increase in sales volume and the establishment of a new operations office in Shenzhen during the year. General and Administrative expenses for the fiscal year of 2013 decreased 28.6% year-over-year to $3.8 million from $5.3 million. The decrease in General and Administrative expenses was mainly due to reduction in professional fees by $1.7 million related to the Company's NASDAQ trading halt and changing auditors in 2012.

Selling, General and Administrative expenses for the fourth quarter of 2013 increased 18.9% to $1.6 million from $1.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2012. Selling expenses for the fourth quarter of 2013 increased 22.3% year-over-year to $0.3 million, representing 0.6% of total revenues, compared with $0.2 million or 0.3% of total revenues in the fourth quarter of 2012. General and Administrative expenses increased 18.3% year-over-year to $1.4 million from $1.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2012.

Operating Income and Operating Margin

Operating income for the fiscal year of 2013 increased 70.4% year-over-year to $11.1 million from $6.5 million in 2012. Operating margin was 5.5%, which increased from 3.9% in 2012.

Operating income for the fourth quarter of 2013 was $1.9 million, decreased from $3.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. Operating margin was 4.3% for the fourth quarter of 2013, which decreased from 5.6% in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Net Income, Net Margin and EPS

Net income for fiscal year of 2013 increased 100.4% year-over-year to $8.4 million from $4.2 million in 2012. Net margin was 4.2% for the fiscal year of 2013, compared with 2.5% for the fiscal year of 2012. The higher margin in 2013 was primarily attributable to improvement on gross margins of our products sold and reduction in professional fees.

Basic and diluted EPS were $0.49 for the fiscal year of 2013, compared to $0.25 in the fiscal year of 2012. Basic and diluted EPS for the fiscal year of 2013 was calculated based on 17,193,189 weighted average number of common shares as compared to 17,059,575 weighted average number of common shares in the fiscal year of 2012.

Net income for the fourth quarter of 2013 was $1.2 million, decreased from $3.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. Net margin was 2.7% for the fourth quarter of 2013, compared with 5.0% in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Basic and diluted EPS were $0.07 for the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to $0.19 in the fourth quarter of 2012. Basic and diluted EPS for the fourth quarter of 2013 was calculated based on 17,254,860 weighted average number of common shares as compared to 17,058,726 weighted average number of common shares in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Balance Sheet

Cash and cash equivalents

As of December 31, 2013, cash and cash equivalents were $13.5 million, an increase of $2.0 million from $11.5 million as of December 31, 2012. The increase in the cash position was primarily attributable to the increase of cash generated from operations.

Accounts receivable

Accounts receivable as of December 31, 2013 was $48.1 million, compared to $59.4 million as of December 31, 2012. As of December 31, 2013, Accounts Receivable Turnover Days was 98 days compared to 87 days as of December 31, 2012. The increase in Accounts Receivable Turnover Days was mainly because longer payment terms granted to customers which were part of the Company's effort in retaining quality distributors in the face of increased competition in China's general display market.

Inventories

Inventories as of December 31, 2013 increased 22.6% to $7.0 million from $5.7 million as of December 31, 2012. As of December 31, 2013, Inventory Turnover Days was 13 days compared to 9 days as of December 31, 2012. The increase in inventory level and turnover days was primarily due to a stocking up of inventory to prepare for the purchase orders and demand before Chinese New Year holidays in January 2014.

Working capital

Working capital increased to $87.6 million as of December 31, 2013 from $78.1 million as of December 31, 2012. The current ratio was 6.2 on December 31, 2013, compared to 3.9 on December 31, 2012.

CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION

SGOCO's senior management will host a conference call on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 8 a.m. (Eastern) /5 a.m. (Pacific) / 8 p.m. (Beijing/Hong Kong) to discuss quarterly and full fiscal year results and operational updates.

To access the conference call, please dial in at least 10 minutes before the call.

1-877-941-1427 (US Toll-free)
1-480-629-9664 (International)
4001-200-611 (China Toll-free)
86-400-628-0671 (China)

Conference call identification number: 4671227#

The Company will also broadcast a live audio webcast of the conference call. The webcast will be available at http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=108081

An archive of the call will be available within 48 hours at
http://stage.investorroom.com/sgocogroup/index.php?s=123

ABOUT SGOCO GROUP, LTD.

SGOCO Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: SGOC) offers innovative display products and solutions to consumers and businesses in various industry verticals. By collaborating with its brand partners  and utilizing comprehensive industry knowledge in product development, SGOCO addresses customers' rapid-changing display needs by delivering highly intelligent products and solutions that integrate hardware and software in SGOCO's own brand and co-brands. Leveraging on its highly integrated distribution channels, SGOCO primarily targets China's rapidly-emerging tier three and four cities across 19 Provinces in China.  SGOCO is also regarded as a reliable brand developer. SGOCO was established in 2005 and maintains its headquarters in Hong Kong. For more information about SGOCO, please visit our investor relations website http://www.sgocogroup.com.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

SGOCO Group, Ltd.

Kathy Ko
Investor Relations Officer
Tel: +852 25010128
US: +1(646) - 5831616 (Voice mail)
Email: [email protected]

SAFE HARBOR AND INFORMATIONAL STATEMENT

This announcement 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 are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, those with respect to the objectives, plans and strategies of the Company set forth herein and those preceded by or that include the words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "future," "will," "intend," "plan," "estimate" or similar expressions, are "forward-looking statements". Forward-looking statements in this release include, without limitation, the effectiveness of the Company's multiple-brand, multiple channel strategy and the transitioning of its product development and sales focus to a "light-asset" model. Although the Company's management believes that such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot guarantee that such expectations are, or will be, correct. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, which could cause the Company's future results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements can change as a result of many possible events or factors not all of which are known to the Company, which may include, without limitation, requirements or changes adversely affecting the LCD and LED market in China; fluctuations in customer demand for LCD and LED products generally; our success in promoting our brand of LCD and LED products in China and elsewhere; our ability to have effective internal control over financial reporting; our success in designing and distributing products under brands licensed from others; management of sales trends and client mix; possibility of securing loans and other financing without fixed assets as collateral; changes in government policy in China; the fluctuations and competition in sales and sale prices of LCD and LED products in China; China's overall economic conditions and local market economic conditions; our ability to expand through strategic acquisitions and establishment of new locations; compliance with government regulations; legislation or regulatory environments; geopolitical events, and other events and/or risks outlined in SGOCO's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F and other filings. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of the issuance, and SGOCO does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

 

SGOCO GROUP, LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2013 AND 2012

(Unaudited)

(In thousands of U.S. dollars except share and per share data)

 


2013


2012

REVENUES:






Revenues


44,220



63,429







COST OF GOODS SOLD:






Cost of goods sold


40,704



58,530







GROSS PROFIT


3,516



4,899







OPERATING EXPENSES:






Selling expenses


258



211

 General and administrative expenses


1,367



1,156

Total operating expenses


1,625



1,367







INCOME FROM OPERATIONS


1,891



3,532







OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES):






Interest income


5



5

Interest expense


(104)



(9)

Other expense, net


(14)



(94)

Change in fair value of warrant derivative liability


7



-

Total other expenses, net


(106)



(98)







INCOME  BEFORE PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES


1,785



3,434







PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES


609



281

NET INCOME


1,176



3,153







OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME:






Foreign currency translation adjustment


673



26







COMPREHENSIVE INCOME


1,849



3,179







EARNINGS PER SHARE:






Basic


0.07



0.19

Diluted


0.07



0.19







WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING:






Basic


17,254,860



17,058,726

Diluted


17,254,860



17,058,726

 

 

 

SGOCO GROUP, LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2013 AND 2012

(In thousands of U.S. dollars except share and per share data)

 


2013


2012

REVENUES:






 Revenues


200,974



166,701







COST OF GOODS SOLD:






 Cost of goods sold


185,045



154,221







GROSS PROFIT


15,929



12,480







OPERATING EXPENSES:






 Selling expenses


1,073



670

  General and administrative expenses


3,802



5,322

Total operating expenses


4,875



5,992







INCOME FROM OPERATIONS


11,054



6,488







OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES):






 Interest income


12



8

 Interest expense


(260)



(61)

 Other income (expense), net


192



(130)

 Change in fair value of warrant derivative liability


(3)



75

Total other expenses, net


(59)



(108)







INCOME BEFORE PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES


10,995



6,380







PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES


2,551



2,167

NET INCOME


8,444



4,213







OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS):






 Foreign currency translation adjustment


805



(59)







COMPREHENSIVE INCOME


9,249



4,154







EARNINGS PER SHARE:






Basic


0.49



0.25

Diluted


0.49



0.25







WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING:






Basic


17,193,189



17,059,575

Diluted


17,193,189



17,059,575

 

 

 

SGOCO GROUP, LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
AS OF DECEMBER 2013 AND 2012

 (In thousands of U.S. dollars except share and per share data)




December 31,

2013


December 31,

2012

ASSETS





CURRENT ASSETS





  Cash


13,497


11,548

  Accounts receivable, net of provision for doubtful accounts of $98 and nil, respectively


48,063


59,355

  Notes receivable


1,316


-

  Other receivables and prepayments


744


169

  Inventories


7,017


5,725

  Advances to suppliers


33,824


28,511

  Other current assets


51


78

Total current assets


104,512


105,386






PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET


223


261






Total assets


104,735


105,647






LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY










CURRENT LIABILITIES





  Short-term loans


6,734


6,230

  Accounts payable, trade


2,052


12,038

  Loan from a shareholder


-


209

  Other payables and accrued liabilities


695


535

  Customer deposits


999


1,155

  Taxes payable


6,126


7,147

  Deferred tax liabilities


319


-

Total current liabilities


16,925


27,314






OTHER LIABILITIES





Warrant derivative liability


21


18

Total liabilities


16,946


27,332






SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY





     Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 1,000,000 shares
      authorized, nil issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2013
      and 2012, respectively


-


-

     Common stock, $0.001 par value, 50,000,000 shares
      authorized, 17,660,356 and 17,465,356 issued and
      outstanding as of December 31, 2013 and 2012,   
      respectively


18


17

  Paid-in-capital


25,052


24,828

  Statutory reserves


809


401

  Retained earnings


61,080


53,044

  Accumulated other comprehensive income


830


25

Total shareholders' equity


87,789


78,315

Total liabilities and shareholder's equity


104,735


105,647

 

 

 

 

SGOCO GROUP, LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2013 AND 2012

(In thousands of U.S. dollars)

 




2013


2012

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:






Net income


8,444


4,213


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities:








Depreciation


76


69




Provision for doubtful debts


98


-




Change in fair value of warrant derivative liability


3


(75)




Share-based compensation expenses


225


273


Deferred income taxes


314


-


Change in operating assets and liabilities








Accounts receivable, trade


10,953


(39,496)




Notes receivable


(1,294)


-




Other receivables and prepayments


(561)


587




Inventories


(1,093)


34,557




Advances to suppliers


(4,344)


(23,797)




Other current assets


31


(16)




Accounts payables, trade


(10,195)


7,390




Other payables and accrued liabilities


141


(164)




Customer deposits


(189)


997




Taxes payable


(1,225)


1,575





Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities


1,384


(13,887)










CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:






Settlement of consideration received from disposal of subsidiaries


-


18,734


Purchase of equipment and construction-in-progress


(32)


(106)





Net cash (used in) provided by 
investing activities


(32)


18,628










CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:






Proceeds from short-term loans


6,668


6,230


Payment on short-term loans


(6,230)


-


Payment on loan from a shareholder


(209)


-





Net cash provided by financing activities


229


6,230










EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE ON CASH


368


42










INCREASE IN CASH


1,949


11,013










CASH, beginning of year



11,548


535










CASH, end of year




13,497


11,548










SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION






Interest expenses paid


260


61


Income taxes paid



3,205


575










SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF NON-CASH INVESTING

      AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES






Settlement of consideration receivable - received in finished goods


-


38,397













 

SOURCE SGOCO Group, Ltd.

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