HONG KONG, Dec. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (Nasdaq: CLWT) today reported its unaudited financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2019.

The Company's revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2019 ("1H 2019") were approximately US$8,815,000, a 7.4% decrease as compared to approximately US$9,516,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2018 ("1H 2018"). Revenues from trading and manufacturing activities, and engineering activities decreased by US$281,000 and US$420,000, respectively.

Gross profits increased by 39.5% to approximately US$2,036,000 for 1H 2019 as compared to approximately US$1,460,000 for 1H 2018. The increase was primarily due to the drop in contracts of low profit margin.

Selling and administrative expenses increased by approximately US$75,000 to US$2,512,000 for 1H 2019 as compared to approximately US$2,437,000 for 1H 2018 as a result of general inflation.

Operating loss decreased by 48.4% to approximately US$476,000 for 1H 2019 as compared to approximately US$983,000 for 1H 2018. This was primarily due to the increase in gross profits.

The profit contribution from the affiliates increased by approximately US$55,000 to profit contribution of US$43,000 for 1H 2019 as compared to negative contribution of approximately US$12,000 for 1H 2018.

The net loss was approximately US$280,000 for 1H 2019, as compared to net profit of approximately US$878,000 for 1H 2018. This was primarily due to there was a non-recurrent net gain on disposal of an affiliate of approximately US$1,522,000 in 1H 2018.

The economic slowdown in Mainland China and Hong Kong resulting from the China-US trade war and the ongoing social unrest in Hong Kong will adversely affect the overall operating performance of the Company in the second half year of 2019 and the near future.

The development of the ballast water port solution prototype is now completed and under system and operation tests in various ports. The port solution system is a system installed in port to offer ballast water treatment services for ocean going ships without their own ballast water treatment system ("BWTS") and for those with damaged BWTS. The Company is now embarking on promotion activities for port solution systems in China and South East Asia.

About BWTS

BWTS are an imminent requirement by The International Maritime Organization ("IMO") to prevent the biological unbalance caused by the estimated 12 billion tons of ballast water transported across the seas by ocean-going vessels when their ballast water tanks are emptied or refilled. In 2012, ballast water discharge standard became a law in the US. Any vessel constructed in December 2013 or later will need to comply when entering US waters, and existing vessels will follow shortly after. IMO's Ballast Water Management Convention entered into force for new-built vessels on September 8, 2017 after ratification by 52 States, representing 35.1441% of world merchant shipping tonnage. According to the IMO's decision, the phase-in period for ballast water system retrofits started on 8 September 2019. 

The company obtained type approval certificate from China's Classification Society for its 200, 300, 500, 750, 1200 and 1250 Cubic Meters per hour BWTS and Alternate Management Systems ("AMS") acceptance for its full range BWTS in 2016.

Certain statements in this news release regarding the Company's expectations, estimates, present view of circumstances or events, and statements containing words such as estimates, anticipates, intends, or expects, or words of similar import, constitute forward looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements indicate uncertainty and the Company can give no assurance with regard to actual outcomes. Specific risk factors may include, without limitation, having the Company's offices and operations situated in Hong Kong and Mainland China, doing business in China, competing with Chinese manufactured products, competing with the Company's own suppliers, dependence on vendors, and lack of long term written agreements with suppliers and customers, development of new products, entering new markets, possible downturns in business conditions, increased competition, loss of significant customers, availability of qualified personnel, negotiating definitive agreements, new marketing efforts and the timely development of resources. See the "Risk Factor" discussions in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 20-F for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2018.

EURO TECH HOLDINGS COMPANY LIMITED

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS



As of

June 30,

2019

(Unaudited)

As of
December 31,
2018

(Audited)



US$'000

US$'000





Assets








Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents


6,260

5,267

Restricted cash


574

1,330

Receivables, net


2,012

5,089

Prepayments and other current assets


584

547

Contract assets


73

899

Inventories, net


314

401



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──────

Total current assets


9,817

13,533



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Property, plant and equipment, net


719

754





Interests in affiliates


7,626

7,583





Goodwill


1,071

1,071





Deferred tax assets


125

124



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──────

Total non-current assets


9,541

9,532



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──────





Total assets


19,358

23,065



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Liabilities and shareholders' equity








Current liabilities:




Accounts payable


2,437

4,900

Contract liabilities


640

1,370

Other payables and accrued expenses


1,107

1,250



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──────

Total current liabilities


4,184

7,520



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──────





Commitments and contingencies


-

-





 

Shareholders' equity:




Ordinary share,
  20,000,000 (2018: 20,000,000) shares authorized;
  2,229,609 (2018:  2,229,609) shares issued


123

123

Additional paid-in capital


9,551

9,551

Treasury stock, 167,700 (As of December 31,
  2018: 167,700) shares at cost


(786)

(786)

PRC statutory reserves


316

316

Accumulated other comprehensive income


899

893

Retained earnings


4,212

4,492



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──────

Equity attributable to shareholders of Euro Tech


14,315

14,589

Non-controlling interests


859

956



──────

──────

Total shareholders' equity


15,174

15,545



──────

──────





Total liabilities and shareholders' equity


19,358

23,065



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EURO TECH HOLDINGS COMPANY LIMITED

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME 
 / (LOSS)

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2019 AND 2018



2019

(Unaudited)

2018

(Unaudited)




US$'000

US$'000







Revenues





Trading and manufacturing


5,353

5,634


Engineering


3,462

3,882




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────────


Total revenues


8,815

9,516







Cost of revenues





Trading and manufacturing


(4,123)

(4,679)


Engineering


(2,656)

(3,377)




────────

────────


Total cost of revenues


(6,779)

(8,056)




────────

────────


Gross profit


2,036

1,460







Finance costs


-

(6)


Selling and administrative expenses


(2,512)

(2,437)




────────

────────


Operating loss


(476)

(983)


Interest income


47

11


Other income / (losses), net


9

(5)




────────

────────


 Loss before income taxes,  equity in
  income / (loss) of affiliates and non-
  controlling interests


(420)

(977)







Income taxes credit


1

253


 

Equity in income / (loss) of affiliates


43

(12)


Net gain on disposal of affiliate


-

1,522




────────

────────


Net (loss) / profit


(376)

786


Add: net loss attributable to non-
  controlling interests


96

92




────────

────────


Net (loss) / profit attributable to the
  Company


(280)

878




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════════


Other comprehensive loss





    Net (loss) / profit


(376)

786


    Foreign exchange translation

      adjustments


5

(8)




────────

────────


Comprehensive (loss) / income


(371)

778


Add: Comprehensive loss attributable
  to non-controlling interests


97

96




────────

────────


Comprehensive (loss) / income
  attributable to the Company


(274)

874




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════════







Net (loss) / income per ordinary share





- Basic


US$(0.14)

US$0.43




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════════







- Diluted


US$(0.14)

US$0.43




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Weighted average number of ordinary
  shares outstanding





- Basic


2,061,909

2,061,909




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════════







- Diluted


2,061,909

2,061,909




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════════







  Dividend per share


US$ -

US$0.70




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