China Organic Agriculture Announces Second Quarter 2010 Financial Results
China Organic Agriculture, Inc. (OTCBB: CNOA), a company headquartered in Liaoning Province in China engaged in the trading and distribution of agricultural products, announced today its financial results for the second quarter ended June, 30 2010.
2010 Second Quarter Key Financial Items
Sales for the three months ended June 30, 2010 totaled $31.3 million compared to $30.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2009, a slight increase of 4.3%. This increase was attributed to a higher market price for agriculture products.
The Company's gross profit for the second quarter of 2010 was $8.2million (or approximately 26% of revenue) compared to $6.9 million (or approximately 23% of revenue) for second quarter of 2009. This improvement in gross profit was in part attributed to the Company’s decision to more actively trade in beans and soybeans, which have better margins than certain other commodities.
Selling, general and administrative expense for the three and six months ended June 30, 2010 reflected increases of $511,223 and $952,709, respectively from the comparable 2009 periods. These increases are largely due to higher professional fees and expenses for corporate activities in 2010 for US and China as well as the increase in maintenance and upkeep fees of the Company’s Bellisimo Vineyard.
As the Company owns 60% of its Dalian Huiming subsidiary, 40% of total net income from Dalian Huiming was recorded as income attributed to noncontrolling interest. Noncontrolling interest increased from $2.0 million in the second quarter of 2009 to $2.5 million in the second quarter of 2010, reflecting increased net income from the trading operations conducted by Dalian Huiming.
Net income attributable to CNOA shareholders was $2.80 million for the second quarter of 2010, representing an increase of 12.7% compared to net income attributable to CNOA shareholders in the same period of 2009 of $2.5 million.
Earnings per share increased to $0.04 per diluted share compared to $0.03 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2009. However for the six month period, earning per share dropped from $0.09 to $0.08.
CEO Qi Qian: “The management is pleased with the results and will seek to continue to attain growth and maximize our shareholders’ value.”
As of June 30, 2010, China Organic Agriculture had cash and cash equivalents of $23.8 million, up from $18.5 million as of December 31, 2009, excluding restricted cash. Working capital as of June 30, 2010 was $67.6 million as compared to $52.0 million as of June 30, 2009.
About China Organic Agriculture
China Organic Agriculture is based in China and is primarily engaged in the acquisition, trading and distribution of agricultural products. For more information, please visit: http://www.chinaorganicagriculture.com.
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: Except for historical information, this press release contains forward-looking statements which reflect China Organic Agriculture's current expectations regarding future events. These forward- looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, which if they occur, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning future acquisitions, estimates of, and increases in, production, cash flows and values, statements relating to the continued advancement of China Organic Agriculture's products and other statements which are not historical facts. When used in this document, words such as "could," "plan," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," and similar expressions denote forward-looking statements. Although China Organic Agriculture Inc. believes that its expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, such statements involve risks and uncertainties and no assurance can be given that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in our forward looking statements include, but are not limited to, changing market conditions, our ability to raise capital as and when required, the availability of raw products and other supplies, competition, the costs of goods, government regulations, and political and economic factors in the People's Republic of China in which our subsidiaries operate and other risks detailed from time to time in China Organic Agriculture's ongoing quarterly filings and annual reports. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the forward-looking events in this press release might not occur.
Hans Shen, 707-709-2321
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