Bonso Electronics Reports Half Year Results

HONG KONG, Jan. 10, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bonso Electronics International, Inc. (Nasdaq:BNSO) today reported its financial results for the six-month period ended September 30, 2010.

Bonso reported a net income for the six-month period ended September 30, 2010 of $0.27 million or $0.05 basic and diluted earnings per share, as compared to a net loss of $0.97 million or $0.19 basic and diluted loss per share posted during the six-month period ended September 30, 2009. Net sales for the six-month period ended September 30, 2010 increased 11% to $16.5 million from $14.9 million for the six-month period ended September 30, 2009.

Mr. Anthony So, President and CEO, stated, "I am pleased to report that the revenue for sensor based products grew by 17% during the six-month period ended September 30, 2010, as compared to the same period last year. As a result, our overall revenue grew by 11%, which resulted in a net gain of $0.27 million. We expect the demand for our products will continue to grow, and believe that we will be utilizing the increased production capacity with the manufacturing facility of our new factory in the second half of calendar year 2011."

About Bonso Electronics

Bonso Electronics designs, develops, manufactures, assembles and markets a comprehensive line of electronic scales, weighing instruments, health care products and telecommunications products. Bonso products are manufactured in the People's Republic of China for customers primarily located in North America and Europe. Company services include product design and prototyping, production tooling, procurement of components, total quality management, and just-in-time delivery. Bonso also independently designs and develops electronic products for private label markets. For further information, visit the company's web site at

This news release includes forward looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward looking statements may be identified by such words or phrases as ``should,'' ``intends,'' ``is subject to,'' ``expects,'' ``will,'' ``continue,'' ``anticipate,'' ``estimated,'' ``projected,'' ``may,'' `` I or we believe,'' ``future prospects,'' or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements made in this press release, which relate to the reduction of losses and a positive impact upon our future operations as a result of the sale of assets involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the actual results to differ materially from those expected and stated in this announcement. We undertake no obligation to update "forward-looking" statements.

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Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Expressed in United States Dollars)
September 30 March 31
2010 2010
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents 6,593,522 8,085,405
Trade receivables, net 3,800,641 1,323,655
Inventories 6,986,882 4,989,958
Income tax recoverable 2,252,722 1,569,332
Other receivables, deposits and prepayments 1,617,517 1,359,065
Current assets of discontinued operations 199,893 199,892
Total current assets 21,451,177 17,527,307
Deferred income tax assets - -
Goodwill - -
Brand name and other intangible assets, net 3,433,316 3,854,610
Property, plant and equipment
Buildings 9,707,764 9,601,738
Construction-in-progress 736,437 475,931
Plant and machinery 20,433,209 20,037,455
Furniture, fixtures and equipment 3,371,943 3,287,852
Motor vehicles 450,770 448,212
34,700,123 33,851,188
Less: accumulated depreciation and impairment (32,136,526) (31,544,302)
Property, plant and equipment, net 2,563,597 2,306,886
Total assets 27,448,090 23,688,803
Liabilities and stockholders' equity
Current liabilities
Bank overdrafts – secured - 68,580
Notes payable 1,888,570 2,094,532
Accounts payable 6,152,528 2,633,187
Accrued charges and deposits 2,075,400 1,934,265
Income tax liabilities 24,423 6,888
Current portion of capital lease obligations - 51,971
Current liabilities of discontinued operations 1,097,723 1,097,723
Total current liabilities 11,238,644 7,887,146
Income tax liabilities 2,595,135 2,595,135
Deferred income tax liabilities 19,069 19,069
Stockholders' equity
Common stock par value $0.003 per share
- authorized shares - 23,333,334
- issued shares: 2009 and 2010 - 5,577,639,
outstanding shares: 2009 and 2010 – 5,246,903 shares
16,729 16,729
Additional paid-in capital 21,764,788 21,764,788
Treasury stock at cost: 2009 and 2010 - 330,736 shares (1,462,325) (1,462,325)
Accumulated deficit (9,102,898) (9,371,913)
Accumulated other comprehensive income 2,378,948 2,240,174
13,595,242 13,187,453
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity 27,448,090 23,688,803
Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss
(Expressed in United States Dollars)
Six months ended September 30,
2010 2009
Net sales 16,493,819 14,877,470
Cost of sales (13,831,935) (12,975,746)
Gross profit 2,661,884 1,901,724
Selling expenses (327,940) (337,582)
Salaries and related costs (1,123,444) (1,237,752)
Research and development expenses (244,697) (255,449)
Administration and general expenses (834,154) (820,785)
Income / (loss) from operations 131,649 (749,844)
Interest income 2,949 97,461
Interest expenses (32,847) (35,615)
Foreign exchange loss (46,127) (50,847)
Other income 213,390 72,934
Gain / (loss) from continuing operations 269,014 (665,911)
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax - (307,577)
Net income / (loss) 269,014 (973,488)
Other comprehensive income, net of tax:
Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax 138,774 (429,661)
Comprehensive loss 407,788 (1,403,149)
Loss per share
Weighted average number of shares outstanding 5,246,903 5,246,903
- basic and diluted
 -Continuing operations 0.05 (0.13)
-Discontinued operations 0.00 (0.06)
0.05 (0.19)

The diluted net loss per share was the same as the basic net loss per share for the six-month period ended September 30, 2009 and 2010 as all potential ordinary shares including the stock options and warrants are anti-dilutive and are therefore excluded from the computation of diluted net loss per share.

CONTACT:  Albert So
          Chief Financial Officer and Secretary
          Tel: 852 2605 5822
          Fax: 852 2691 1724
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