KBS Fashion Group Limited posts strong revenues growth and positive operating income for the second quarter and the first hal...

Date : 08/27/2019 @ 1:00PM
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SHISHI, China, Aug. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- KBS Fashion Group Limited ("KBS" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: KBSF), a leading fully-integrated casual menswear company in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter and the first half of 2019.

Second Quarter of 2019 Financial Highlights


For the Three Months Ended June 30,

($ millions, except per share data)

2019


2018


% Change

Revenues

4.42


3.89


13.6%

   Distribution network

2.39


3.06


-21.8%

   Corporate stores

0.12


0.13


-9.3%

   OEM

1.91


0.70


172.4%

Gross profit

1.71


1.03


66.1%

Gross margin

38.6%


26.4%


-0.9 pp

Operating income (loss)

0.62


-0.56


-209.8%

Operating (loss) margin

13.9%


-14.4%


-77.1 pp

Net income (loss)

0.36


-0.47


-177.9%

Earnings (loss) per share

0.15


-0.21


-170.5%

  • Net revenues increased by 13.6% to $4.42 million for the second quarter of 2019 from $3.89 million for the same period of last year. The increase was primarily due to the increased OEM sales during the quarter, up 172.4% compared to the same period of last year.
  • Gross profit increased by 66.1% to $1.71 million for the second quarter of 2019 from $1.03 million for the same period of last year. Gross margin was 38.6% for the second quarter of 2019, compared to 26.4% for the same period of last year.
  • Operating income was $0.62 million for the second quarter of 2019, compared to operating loss of $0.56 million for the same period of last year.
  • Net income was $0.36 million, or $0.15 earnings per basic and diluted share, for the second quarter of 2019, compared to net loss of $0.47 million, or $0.21 loss per basic and diluted share, for the same period of last year.

Mr. Keyan Yan, Chief Executive Officer of the Company commented, "we have made substantial progress with our business strategy, resulting in a 66.1% and 56.8%   gross profit increase for the second quarter and the first half year compared to the same period of last year. We were able to become profitable by earning $0.15 and $0.25 per share for the second quarter and the first half of 2019, respectively. Additionally, our collaboration with new partners has considerably strengthened our product offerings to support our growth. We are very satisfied with what we have accomplished so far this year. The management team is continuing to broaden our products' sales network throughout the marketplace to achieve a successful future for our business." 

Second Quarter of 2019 Financial Results

Revenues

Total revenues increased by $0.53 million, or 13.6%, to $4.42 million for the second quarter of 2019 from $3.89 million for the same period of last year. The increase was related to the increased sales from OEM division.



For the Three Months Ended June 30,



2019


2018

($ millions)


Revenues


Gross Profit


Gross Margin


Revenues


Gross Profit


Gross Margin

Distribution network


2.39


0.82


34.1%


3.06


0.73


23.7%

Corporate stores


0.12


0.12


99.4%


0.13


0.06


46.6%

OEM


1.91


0.77


40.5%


0.70


0.24


34.7%

Total


4.42


1.71


38.6%


3.89


1.03


26.5%

Revenues from the Company's distribution network decreased by $0.67 million, or 21.8%, to $2.39 million for the second quarter of 2018 from $3.06 million for the same period of last year. Distribution network contributed 54.1% of total revenues for the second quarter of 2019, compared to 78.7% for the same period of last year. The Company's distributor network consisted of 17 distributors in 9 provinces during the second quarter of 2019, compared to 24 distributors in 12 provinces during the same period of last year. Most of these distributors, either directly or through their sub-distributors, operate KBS-branded stores. Some wholesale distributors sold the products to multi-branded stores and online stores. As of June 30, 2019, the distributors operated 32 branded franchise stores, primarily in second and third tier cities. KBS products distributed to the fourth and fifth tier cities are primarily sold in multi-branded department stores and online shops. As a comparison, the distributors operated 38 branded franchise stores as of June 30, 2018.

The following table lists by region the number of retail stores operated by distributors and sub-distributors as of June 30, 2019: 




Location


As of June 30, 2019

Fujian


7


Guangdong


2


Guangxi


2


Jiangsu


4


Anhui


2


Sichuan


4


Chongqing


4


Tianjin


3


Hebei


4


Total


32


Revenues from corporate stores sales was $0.12 million for the second quarter of 2019 compared to $0.13 million in the same period of last year. Corporate stores accounted for 2.7% of total revenues for the second quarter of 2019, compared to 3.4% for the same period of last year. As of both June 30, 2019 and June 30, 2018, the Company operated 1 corporate store. 

Revenues from OEM sales increased by $1.21 million, or 172.4%, to $1.91 million for the second quarter of 2019 from $0.70 million for the same period of last year. OEM accounted for 43.1% of total revenues for the second quarter of 2019, compared to 17.7% for the same period of last year. The OEM segment is comprised of products that are designed by the customers and manufactured by the Company. The increase in revenues from OEM sales was primarily due to the additional sales contracts from two new customers.

Cost of Sales and Gross Profit

Total cost of sales decreased by $0.15 million, 5.3%, to $2.71 million for the second quarter of 2019 from $2.86 million for the same period of last year.

Total gross profit increased by $0.68 million, or 66.1%, to $1.71 million for the second quarter of 2019 from $1.03 million for the same period of last year. Gross profits for distribution network, corporate stores and OEM were $0.82 million, $0.12 million, and $0.77 million, respectively, for the second quarter of 2019, compared to $0.73 million, $0.06 million, and $0.24 million, respectively, for the same period of last year.

Overall gross margin was 38.6% for the second quarter of 2019, compared to 26.5% for the same period of last year. On a segment basis, gross margins for distribution network, corporate stores and OEM were 34.1%, 99.4%, and 40.5%, respectively, for the second quarter of 2019, compared to 23.7%, 46.6%, and 34.7%, respectively, for the same period of last year. The increase in gross margin was due to the launch of newly developed OEM products and distributors' wholesale price adjustment. Additionally, our domestic VAT rate reduced to 13% from 16%. 

Operating Expenses and Operating Income (Loss)

Distribution and selling expenses decreased by $0.41 million, or 60.3%, to $0.27 million for the second quarter of 2019 from $0.68 million for the same period of last year. The decrease in distribution and selling expenses was mainly due to the decrease in unnecessary advertising expenses, labor cost, and reduced subsidy to our distributors to increase the company's profit target throughout the year.

Administrative expenses decreased by $0.10 million, or 10.7%, to $0.86 million for the second quarter of 2019 from $0.96 million for same period of last year The slight decrease in administrative expenses was mainly due to our efforts in the expense control including reduced compensation for senior executives and R&D expenses.

Other operating expenses, including other income and other gains and loss, totaled $0.04 million for the second quarter of 2019, compared to $0.05 million for the same period of last year. Total operating expense decreased by $0.50 million, or 31.2%, to $1.09 million for the second quarter of 2019 from $1.59 million for the same period of last year. The decrease was mainly due to the implementation of operational strategy to improve profitability this year, as well as reduced compensation expenses, R&D expenses, and external designing cost. Lastly, after Anhui property is impaired, the depreciation expenses are reduced accordingly.

Total income from operations was $0.62 million for the second quarter of 2019, compared to operating loss of $0.56 million for the same period of last year. Operating income margin was 13.9% for the second quarter of 2019, compared to operating loss margin of 14.4% for the same period of last year.

Income (Loss) before Income Taxes

Income before income taxes was $0.60 million for the second quarter of 2019, compared to loss before tax of $0.59 million for the same period of last year.

Income tax expense was $0.23 million for the second quarter of 2019, compared to income tax benefit of $0.12 million for the same period of last year.

Net Income (Loss) and Earnings (Loss) per Share

Net income was $0.36 million, or $0.15 earnings per basic and diluted share, for the second quarter of 2019, compared to GAAP net loss of $0.47 million, or $0.21 loss per basic and diluted share, for the same period of last year.



For the Three Months Ended June 30,



2019


2018



USD


EPS


USD


EPS

Net income


$     363,603


$      0.149


$ (2,235,493)


$    (1.262)

     Change in fair value of warrants


-


$            -


$               -


$            -










First Half of 2019 Financial Results


For the Six Months Ended June 30,

($ millions, except per share data)

2019


2018


% Change

Revenues

9.04


8.35


8.2%

   Distribution network

5.43


6.96


-22.0%

   Corporate stores

0.30


0.28


4.2%

   OEM

3.31


1.11


198.3%

Gross profit

3.32


2.12


56.8%

Gross margin

36.8%


25.4%


-2.6 pp

Operating income (loss)

1.09


-2.56


-142.7%

Operating (loss) margin

12.1%


-30.7%


-60.2 pp

Net income (loss)

0.61


-2.36


-125.9%

Earnings (loss) per share

0.25


-1.07


-123.4%

Revenues

Total revenues increased by $0.69 million, or 8.2%, to $9.04 million for the first half of 2019 from $8.35 million for the same period of last year. The increase was due to the increasing sales from corporate stores and OEM.



For the Six Months Ended June 30,



2019


2018

($ millions)


Revenues


Gross Profit


Gross Margin


Revenues


Gross Profit


Gross Margin

Distribution network


5.43


1.78


32.9%


6.96


1.62


23.3%

Corporate stores


0.30


0.19


63.1%


0.28


0.12


42.6%

OEM


3.31


1.35


40.8%


1.11


0.38


34.2%

Total


9.04


3.32


36.8%


8.35


2.12


25.4%

Revenues from the Company's distribution network decreased by $1.53 million, or 22.0%, to $5.43 million for the first half of 2019 from $6.96 million for the same period of last year. Distribution network contributed 60.1% of total revenues for the first half of 2019, compared to 83.4% for the same period of last year. The decrease in revenues from the distribution network was due to the discontinuation of selected branded franchise stores operated by our distributors. Our distributors integrated underperformed stores in order to manage the cost and avoid the heavy backlog.

Revenues from corporate stores sales increased by $0.01 million, or 4.2%, to $0.30 million for the first half of 2019 from $0.28 million for the same period of last year. Corporate stores accounted for 3.3% of total revenues for the first half of 2019, compared to 3.4% for the same period of last year. The slight increase in corporate stores sales was due to the improved products with higher sales prices.

Revenues from OEM sales increased by $2.20 million, or 198.3%, to $3.31 million for the first half of 2019 from $1.11 million for the same period of last year. OEM accounted for 36.7% of total revenues for the first half of 2019, compared to 13.3% for the same period of last year. The OEM segment is comprised of products that are designed by the customers and manufactured by the Company. The increase in revenues from OEM sales was primarily due to newly signed sales contracts with two new customers.

Cost of Sales and Gross Profit

As a result of cost management, total cost of sales decreased by $0.52 million, 8.3%, to $5.72 million for the first half of 2019 from $6.23 million for the same period of last year.

Total gross profit increased by $1.20 million, or 56.8%, to $3.32 million for the first half of 2019 from $2.12 million for the same period of last year. Gross profits for distribution network, corporate stores and OEM were $1.78 million, $0.19 million, and $1.35 million, respectively, for the first half of 2019, compared to $1.62 million, $0.12 million, and $0.38 million, respectively, for the same period of last year.

Overall gross margin was 36.8% for the first half of 2019, compared to 25.4% for the same period of last year. On a segment basis, gross margins for distribution network, corporate stores and OEM were 32.9%, 63.1%, and 40.8%, respectively, for the first half of 2019, compared to 23.3%, 42.6%, and 34.2%, respectively, for the same period of last year. The increase in gross margin for all three divisions was due to additional customers, price adjustment for increasing OEM products, and reduced domestic VAT resulting improved gross margin.

Operating Expenses and Operating Income (Loss)

Distribution and selling expenses decreased by $0.84 million, or 59.7%, to $0.57 million for the first half of 2019 from $1.41 million for the same period of last year. The decrease in distribution and selling expenses was mainly due to the decrease in unnecessary advertising expenses, labor cost, and reduced subsidy to our distributors to increase the company's profit target throughout the year.

Administrative expenses decreased by $1.56 million, or 46.6%, to $1.79 million for the first half of 2019 from $3.35 million for same period of last year. The decrease was due to reduced compensation for senior executives and R&D expenses.

Other operating expenses, including other income and other gains and loss, totaled negative $0.13 million for the first half of 2019, compared to $0.08 million for the same period of last year. Total operating expense decreased by $2.45 million, or 52.4%, to $2.23 million for the first half of 2019 from $4.68 million for the same period of last year. The decrease was mainly due to the implementation of operational strategy to improve profitability this year, as well as reduced compensation expenses, R&D expenses, and external designing cost. Lastly, after Anhui property is impaired, the depreciation expenses are reduced accordingly.

Total income from operations was $1.09 million for the first half of 2019, compared to operating loss of $2.56 million for the same period of last year. Operating income margin was 12.1% for the first half of 2019, compared to operating loss margin of 30.7% for the same period of last year.

Income (Loss) before Income Taxes

Income before income taxes was $1.01 million for the first half of 2019, compared to loss before income taxes of $2.61 million for the same period of last year.

Income tax expense was $0.45 million for the first half of 2019, compared to income tax benefit of $0.26 million for the same period of last year.

Net Income (Loss) and Earnings (Loss) per Share

Net income was $0.61 million, or $0.25 earnings per basic and diluted share, for the first half of 2019, compared to net loss of $2.36 million, or $1.07 loss per basic and diluted share, for the same period of last year.



For the Six Months Ended June 30,



2019


2018



USD


EPS


USD


EPS

Net income


$     609,649


$      0.250


$ (3,969,079)


$    (2.241)

   Change in fair value of warrants


-


-


-


$            -










Financial Conditions

As of June 30, 2019, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $20.20 million, working capital of $26.46 million and stockholders' equity of $55.34 million, compared to $21.03 million, $26.46 million, and $54.30 million, respectively, at December 31, 2018.

Net cash provided by operating activities was $0.22 million for the six months ended June 30, 2019, compared to net cash used in operating activities of $4.42 million for the same period of last year. Net cash provided by investing activities was $0.03 million for the six months ended June 30, 2019, compared to net cash provided by investing activities of $0.02 million for the same period of last year. Net cash provided by financing activities was $0.03 million for the six months ended June 30, 2019, compared to net cash provided by financing activities was $0.22 million for the same period of last year.  

About KBS Fashion Group Limited

Headquartered in Shishi, China, KBS Fashion Group Limited, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the business of designing, manufacturing, selling and distributing its own casual menswear brand, KBS, through a network of 32 KBS branded stores (as of June 30, 2019) and over a number of multi-brand stores. To learn more about the Company, please visit its corporate website at www.kbsfashion.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release may contain certain "forward-looking statements" relating to the business of KBS Fashion Group Limited, and its subsidiary companies. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included herein, are "forward-looking statements" in nature within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements, often identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," "expects" or similar expressions, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be incorrect. Investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those discussed in the Company's periodic reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on its website (http://www.sec.gov). All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these factors. Other than as required under the securities laws, the Company does not assume a duty to update these forward-looking statements.

For further information, please contact:

Lixia Tu
Chief Financial Officer
T: +86 158-5972-2469
E: lingsantu@hotmail.com

 

KBS Fashion Group Limited

Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Financial Position

(Stated in US dollars)










2019/06/30


2018/12/31

Non-current assets





Property, plant and equipment

11,746,885


12,173,808

Prepayments and premiums under operating leases



1,029,190


2,371,735

Prepayment for construction of new plant



-


-

Prepayment for acquisition of land use right



-


-

Land use right



595,478


603,503

Deferred tax asset



14,449,560


14,688,829

Total non-current assets


27,821,112


29,837,875



















Current assets





Inventories



1,382,031


1,245,800

Trade receivables



11,385,708


8,122,223

Other receivables and prepayments



(165,284)


855,473

Prepayments and premiums under operating leases



1,384,684


78,532

Cash and cash equivalents



20,198,685


21,026,103

Total current assets


34,185,824


31,328,132













Total assets



62,006,936


61,166,007







Current liabilities





Short-term loans


1,090,957


1,092,785

Trade and other payables


4,930,906


5,278,460

Related parties payables


521,363


445,614

Income tax payable


122,634


47,828

Total current liabilities


6,665,859


6,864,685







Warrant liabilities











Total liabilities


6,665,859


6,864,685







Equity






Share capital



259


227

Share premium



9,199,779


8,000,561

Revaluation reserve



184,272


184,272

Statutory surplus reserve



6,084,836


6,084,836

Retained profits



46,787,863


46,178,214

Foreign currency translation reserve

(6,915,931)


(6,146,787)

Total equity



55,341,077


54,301,321







Total liabilities and equity

62,006,936


61,166,007

 

 

 KBS Fashion Group Limited 

 UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME(LOSS) 

 (Stated in US dollars) 





 Three months ended June 30


 Six months ended June 30




2019


2018


2019


2018




 USD 


 USD 


 USD 


 USD 











Revenue



4,421,408


3,893,045


9,038,280


8,352,070

Cost of sales


(2,712,832)


(2,864,645)


(5,715,026)


(6,232,435)

Gross profit



1,708,576


1,028,400


3,323,254


2,119,635

GP ratio



39%


26%


37%


25%











Other income


77,537


40,113


144,108


66,877

Other gains and losses


(41,173)


12,797


(13,729)


13,819

Distribution and selling expenses

(268,958)


(677,537)


(566,960)


(1,406,499)

Administrative expenses


(860,959)


(963,980)


(1,792,258)


(3,354,952)

Operating profit


615,024


(560,208)


1,094,414


(2,561,121)











Finance costs


(16,894)


(25,670)


(34,101)


(51,185)

Change in fair value of warrant liabilities



-


-


-


-

Profit before tax



598,130


(585,878)


1,060,313


(2,612,306)











Income tax expense



(234,527)


119,362


(450,664)


256,512

Profit for the year



363,603


(466,516)


609,649


(2,355,794)











Other comprehensive(loss) income










-Currency translation differences



(3,746,542)


(14,470,360)


(3,840,841)


(14,058,817)

Total comprehensive income for the year



(3,382,939)


(14,936,876)


(3,231,192)


(16,414,611)





















Weighted average shares outstanding:



2,441,299


2,206,741


2,441,299


2,206,741

loss per share of common stock attibutable to the company










-Basic



0.15


-0.21


0.25


-1.07

-Diluted



0.15


-0.21


0.25


-1.07

 

 

KBS Fashion Group Limited

Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flow

For the Six Months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018




2019


2018

Operating activities

 USD 


 USD 

Profit before tax

609,649


(2,355,794)

Adjustments for:




Adjust statutory reserve for year 2013

-


51,185

Share based payment

1,199,250


-

Finance costs

34,101


-

Change in fair value of warrant liabilities

-


(39,111)

Interest income

(31,800)


-

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment

413,560


792,939

Amortisation of prepaid lease payments

7,123


7,554

Amortisation of subsidies prepaid to distributors

-


-

Amortisation of prepayments and premiums under operating leases

104,887


27,432

Provision (Reversal) of inventory obsolescence

-


(28,616)

 Bad debt allowance 

-


1,314,420

 Gain on disposal of property, plant and equipment 

(801)


-

Operating cash flows before movements in working capital

2,335,968


(229,992)






(Increase) / Decrease in trade and other receivables

(3,328,397)


(2,584,533)

(Increase) / Decrease in inventories

(140,425)


(292,727)

Increase / (Decrease) in trade and other payables

260,014


108,615

Prepayment and premiums paid under operating leases

303,274


(1,464,010)

Subsidies preaid to distributors




Cash generated from operations

(569,566)


(1,534,821)

DTA


217,972


(256,512)

Income taxes paid

-


-

Net cash from operating activities

(351,594)


(1,791,333)






Investing activities




Interest received

31,800


42,538

Purchase of property, plant and equipment 

-


(21,022)

Net cash providing in investing activities

31,800


21,517






Financing activities




Interest paid

(34,101)


(51,185)

New bank loans raised 

1,107,594


1,644,448

Repayment of borrowings

(1,107,594)


(1,644,448)

Advances from related parities

71,833


271,837

Repayment to related parties

-


-

Net cash providing in financing activities

37,732


220,652






Net increase in cash and cash equivalent

(282,061)


(4,177,613)

Effects of currency translation

(545,356)


3,079,400






Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

21,026,103


25,221,323






Cash and cash equivalents at end of year

20,198,685


24,123,110

 

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