SGOCO Group, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SGOC), (the “Company” or “SGOCO”), a company focused on building its own brands and retail distribution network in the Chinese flat panel display market, including monitors, TVs, and application specific products, today announced its audited operating results for the year ended December 31, 2010.
2010 Financial Highlights vs 2009:
- Total revenue increased 220.2% to $217.3 million, compared to $67.9 million;
- 75% of sales were of SGOCO brand products compared to 79%;
- Gross margin was 15.1%, compared to 14.9%;
- Operating income increased 180.7% to $25.6 million, compared to $9.1 million;
- Net income increased 178.4% to $19.9 million, compared to $7.2 million;
- Diluted earnings per share grew 121.0% to $1.86, compared to $0.84*; and
As of December 31, 2010, the Company’s distribution network included
603 SGOCO Image retail partners, as compared to 70 at the end of 2009.
* Weighted average number of common shares (diluted) at December 31, 2010 was 10,705,957 as compared to 8,500,000 at December 31, 2009.
2010 was a year of substantial growth, with record revenue and net income. The increase in revenue was primarily due to the addition of new customers, increased sales from existing customers, and an improved economic environment which also supported strong growth in exports.
Additionally, our new world-class manufacturing facility was fully operational during 2010. Of note, we occupied the new facility in May 2009, and since then we have been able to rapidly increase production and satisfy the strong growth in demand for our products.
2010 selling, general and administrative expenses increased substantially to approximately $7.1 million compared to slightly over $1 million in 2009. The majority of the increase was in general and administrative expenses which were approximately $6.4 million in 2010, as compared to approximately $0.89 million in the previous year. This increase was mainly due to fees related to our business combination, professional fees including audit and legal fees associated with being a public company, and increased management staffing.
As of December 31, 2010, cash and restricted cash was approximately $30 million and working capital was $38.7 million, compared to $11.4 million and $7.9 million as of December 31, 2009, respectively. The current ratio as of December 31, 2010 was 1.44 to 1.
SGOCO Business Model and Outlook for 2011
Our business model is marketing-driven with multiple channels and multiple brands, and has three principal elements: 1) a distinct distribution channel in the form of a national network of independent retail outlets operating under the “SGOCO Image” name; 2) an actively-managed portfolio of brands that have strong local appeal; and 3) a world-class quality, design engineering, and product development capability that supports our distribution channels and brand portfolio.
By integrating these three elements, we believe we are able to leverage opportunities across the entire value chain and create a competitive advantage for our Company. SGOCO’s portfolio includes six different high quality brands which are distributed at competitive prices to the emerging Chinese consumer through over 600 SGOCO Image retail partners. We expect to continue to increase our distribution network in 2011 and reach over 1,000 SGOCO Image retail partners by the end of the year.
We believe that we have positioned SGOCO well ahead of the competition. Most of our competitors in the emerging Chinese domestic market either focus on the low margin OEM business or offer generic brands that lack the international quality standard and rich feature set of SGOCO products.
While our growth strategy is aimed at expanding our geographic distribution network in China targeting mainly tier 3 and tier 4 cities, we are open to opportunistic export orders. In terms of products, geographic markets and financial strength, we are well-positioned to continue to achieve near and long-term growth.
The Company will hold a conference call for investors today, April 29, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. ET. Interested parties may participate in the call by dialing (201) 689-7817; please call in 10 minutes before the conference call is scheduled to begin and ask for the SGOCO conference call. After opening remarks, there will be a question and answer period. The conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet. To listen to the live call, please go to www.sgocogroup.com, click on the Investor Relations section, then to the Event Calendar where the conference call is posted. Please go to the website 15 minutes early to download and install any necessary audio software. If you are unable to listen live, the conference call will be archived and can be accessed for approximately 90 days. We suggest listeners use Microsoft Explorer as their browser.
About SGOCO Group, Ltd.
SGOCO Group, Ltd. is focused on building its own brands and retail distribution network in the flat panel display market, including monitors, TVs, and application specific products. With a network of hundreds of SGOCO Image branded retail partners, the Company is rapidly expanding in China’s tier 3 and tier 4 cities. By providing international standard quality products at competitive prices, the Company believes it is well positioned to take advantage of the emergence of China’s new consumer culture. For more information about SGOCO, please visit http://www.sgocogroup.com.
Safe Harbor and Informational 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. 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," "intend," "plan," "estimate" or similar expressions, are "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements in this press release include, without limitation, the Company’s ability to increase its distribution network of SGOCO Image retail partners in 2011 and to expand its geographic distribution network in China. 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, including risks as detailed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The Company’s filings with the SEC are available at www.sec.gov. You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements herein and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as required by applicable laws or regulations.
|SGOCO GROUP LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
Year Ended December 31,
|Revenues - related parties||12,618,047||6,201,701|
|COST OF GOODS SOLD:|
|Cost of goods sold||174,315,969||53,006,818|
|Cost of goods sold - related parties||10,285,788||4,757,517|
|Total cost of goods sold||184,601,757||57,764,335|
|General and administrative expenses||6,443,314||889,481|
|Total operating expenses||7,143,462||1,006,399|
|INCOME FROM OPERATIONS||25,555,526||9,103,570|
|OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES):|
|Other income (expense), net||(892,184||)||(75,893||)|
|Change in fair value of warrant derivative liability||(286,877||)||-|
|Total other expenses, net||(2,110,227||)||(910,285||)|
|INCOME BEFORE PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES||23,445,299||8,193,285|
|PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES||3,513,710||1,034,212|
|OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME:|
|Foreign currency translation adjustment||1,772,063||(16,864||)|
|EARNINGS PER SHARE:|
|WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF COMMON SHARES:|
|SGOCO GROUP LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
As of December 31,
|Accounts receivable, trade||55,985,013||18,641,548|
|Accounts receivable - related parties||49,559||224,407|
|Advances to suppliers||23,312,312||11,950,074|
|Advances to suppliers - related parties||-||8,954,051|
|Other current assets||46,615||20,746|
|Total current assets||127,145,377||55,328,269|
|PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET||16,886,297||15,729,350|
|Intangible assets, net||8,589,215||8,412,366|
|Other non-current assets||-||2,693|
|Total other assets||8,589,215||8,415,059|
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
|Accounts payable, trade||$||31,958,430||$||3,490,937|
|Short-term loan - shareholder||2,545,439||-|
|Other payables - related parties||-||198,875|
|Customer deposits - related parties||-||335,056|
|Total current liabilities||88,462,801||47,470,026|
|Warrant derivative liability||1,530,569||-|
|Put option derivative liability||2,000,000||-|
|Total other liabilities||3,530,569||-|
|COMMITMENT AND CONTINGENCIES|
|Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, nil issued and outstanding as of Dec. 21, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2009||-||-|
|Common stock, $0.001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, 17,428,089 and 14,300,000 issued and outstanding as of Dec.31, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2009||17,428||14,300|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income||3,815,471||2,043,408|
|Total shareholders' equity||60,627,519||32,002,652|
|Total liabilities and shareholders' equity||$||152,620,889||$||79,472,678|