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Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution Holding Ltd Reports The First Six Months of Fiscal Year 2014 Unaudited Financial Results

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SOURCE Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution Holding Ltd

Revenues in the First Six Months of FY2014 Up 21.9% to $3.6 Million from the First Six Months of FY2013

Gross Profits in the First Six Months of FY2014 Up 99.8% to $0.9 Million from the First Six Months of FY2013

Basic and Diluted Loss Per Share of $0.49 in the First Six Months of FY2014 Up $0.8 from Loss Per Share of $1.29 in the First Six Months of FY2013

XI'AN, China, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution Holding Ltd (Nasdaq: KONE) (Kingtone", we" or the Company"), a China-based developer and provider of mobile enterprise solutions, today announced financial results for the six months ended March 31, 2014. The financial statements and other financial information included in this press release are prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (U.S. GAAP").

Financial Highlights for the Six Months Ended March 31, 2014:

  • Revenues increased 21.9% to $3.6 million from $3.0 million for the six months ended March 31, 2013.
  • Gross profit increased 99.8% to $0.9 million from $0.4 million for the six months ended March 31, 2013.
  • Gross margin increased to 24.2% from 14.8% for the six months ended March 31, 2013
  • Net loss decreased to approximately $0.7 million from approximately $1.8 million for the six months ended March 31, 2013.
  • Basic and diluted loss per share was $0.49 for the six months ended March 31, 2014 compared to basic and diluted loss per share of $1.29 for the six months ended March 31, 2013. Weighted average shares outstanding for the six months ended March 31, 2014 remained unchanged at 1,405,000.

"The Company's business is recovering gradually and the Company also took measures to increase the profit including cutting the headcounts to decrease the cost," said Mr. Peng Zhang, Chief Executive Officer. "Although the overall market of software solution is not positive, the Company still achieved the steady business growth. In the future we will continue to take measures to improve our performance and optimize our business model to achieve sustainable growth."

Results of Operations - For the Six Months Ended March 31, 2014 Compared to the Six Months Ended March 31, 2013

Net Revenues

The Company's revenues increased by 21.9% to $3.6 million for the six months ended March 31, 2014, as compared to $3.0 million for the six months ended March 31, 2013.

Revenues from software solutions decreased by 10.6% to $0.18 million in the six months ended March 31, 2014, compared to $0.20 million in the six months ended March 31, 2013. As a percentage of total revenue, software solutions sales decreased from 6.7% to 4.9%. The decrease in our software solutions revenue was mainly due to the fact that the overall software solution market is depressed in recent years and the Company is unable to sign the contracts for larger value amounts in the six months ended March 31, 2014 than those signed in the six months ended March 31, 2013. Revenues from wireless system solutions increased by 23.0% to $3.5 million in the six months ended March 31, 2014, compared to $2.8 million in the six months ended March 31, 2013. As a percentage of total revenue, wireless system solution sales increased from 93.3% to 94.1% of our total revenue. The increase in revenue from wireless system solutions was mainly attributable to revenue recognition from the contracts signed in earlier periods.

Cost of Sales

Cost of sales increased by 8.5% to approximately $2.8 million for the six months ended March 31, 2014 from approximately $2.5 million for the six months ended March 31, 2013. As a percentage of our total revenues, cost of sales decreased from 85.2% of our total revenues for the six months ended March 31, 2013 to 75.8% of our total revenues for the six months ended March 31, 2014, which partially attributable to the fact that the projects the Company had worked on were with old clients and therefore made our work more efficient. The increase in cost of sales was primarily attributable to the increase in revenue and gross margin from wireless system solutions business.

Cost of sales for software solutions decreased by 42.3% to approximately $0.1 million for the six months ended March 31, 2014, compared to approximately $0.3 million for the six months ended March 31, 2013. This represented 5.3% and 9.9% of the total cost of sales, and 81.8% and 126.5% of software solutions revenue, for the six months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively. Cost of sales for wireless system solutions increased by 13.9%, from approximately $2.3 million for the six months ended March 31, 2013 to approximately $2.6 million for the six months ended March 31, 2014. This represented 94.6% and 90.1% of the total cost of sales, and 76.2% and 82.3% of wireless system solution revenue, for the six months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively.

Gross Profit and Gross Margin

In the six months ended March 31, 2014, gross profit increased by 99.8% to $0.9 million from $0.4 million in the six months ended March 31, 2013. Gross margin for the six months ended March 31, 2014 was 24.2%, compared to 14.8% in the six months ended March 31, 2013. This increase of gross profit and gross margin was primarily due to the revenue from Jingbian Integration Project that was partially recognized in the six months ended March 31, 2014.

Gross profit from software solutions increased by 161.1% for the six months ended March 31, 2014, from minus $0.05 million to $0.03 million, and gross margin increased to 18.2% from minus 26.5% in the six months ended March 31, 2013. Gross profit from wireless system solutions increased by 65.2% for the six months ended March 31, 2014 from $0.5 million to $0.8 million, and gross margin increased to 23.8% from 17.7% in the six months ended March 31, 2013 partially attributable to the higher margin of some of the wireless projects. In increase in gross margins in both of our business sections above was as a result of our strict cost control.

Operating Expenses

Total operating expenses for the six months ended March 31, 2014 were $1.6 million, compared to $2.3 million for the six months ended March 31, 2013, representing a decrease of 27.4%.

Selling and marketing expenses decreased by 10.3% to $0.24 million in the six months ended March 31, 2014, compared to $0.27 million for the six months ended March 31, 2013, and represented 6.6% and 8.9% of revenues for the six months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively. The decrease in sales and marketing expenses was a direct result of the Company's cost-control decision to reduce the related marketing and traveling expenses coping with the depressing software solution market. The lower demand for software solutions products is because most of our clients in this business sector are government sponsored companies. With the macro-policy in China that controls the spending budgets in governmental agencies, less clients in such nature were inclined to buy value-added software solutions.

General and administrative expenses were approximately $1.3 million in the six months ended March 31, 2014, a decrease of 22.9% from $1.7 million in the six months ended March 31, 2013, and represented 37.0% and 58.5% of revenues for the six months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively. The decrease in general and administrative expenses was primarily due to the fact that bad debt expenses were minus $0.09 million in the six months ended March 31, 2014, compared to approximately $0.5 million in the six months ended March 31, 2013.

Research and development expenses were approximately $0.06 million in the six months ended March 31, 2014, a decrease of 76.39% from $0.25 million in the six months ended March 31, 2013, represented 1.6% and 8.4% of revenues for the six months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively. The decrease in research and development expenses was mainly due to the reduction of the number of R&D staffs.

Loss from Operations

The Company had loss from operations of $0.8 million in the six months ended March 31, 2014, compared to loss from operations of $1.8 million in the six months ended March 31, 2013, a decrease of $1.1 million, or 58.1%, primarily due to increases in revenues from wireless system solutions compounded by a decrease in operating expenses. Operating margins for the six months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 were minus 21.0% and minus 61.1%, respectively.

Net Loss and EPS

Net loss was $0.7 million during the six months ended March 31, 2014, compared to net loss of $1.8 million in the six months ended March 31, 2013, a decrease of $1.1 million, or 56.9%. Net loss as a percentage of total net revenues was minus 19.0% and minus 60.6% for the six months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively. Basic and diluted loss per share was $0.49 in the six months ended March 31, 2014, compared to basic and diluted loss per share of $1.29 for the six months ended March 31, 2013. The number of weighted average common shares outstanding for the six months ended March 31, 2014 remained unchanged at 1,405,000.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Cash and Cash Equivalents

As of March 31, 2014, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $5.5 million, compared to $6.1 million as of September 30, 2013, the Company's last fiscal year end. Cash flow used in operating activities for the six months ended March 31, 2014 was approximately $0.6 million, compared to approximately $1.5 million provided by operating activities for the six months ended March 31, 2013. For the six months ended March 31, 2014, the Company had a net loss of $0.7 million, decreased unbilled revenue by $3.2 million, decreased other receivable and prepayments by $1.2 million and decreased advance from customers by $1.6 million. Cash flow provided by investing activities was approximately $0.02 million for the six months ended March 31, 2014, compared to $0.1 million used in investing activities for the six months ended March 31, 2013.

Financial Outlook

For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2014, management expects revenues of $8.7 million to $11.0 million and net loss of $1.0 million to $1.8 million.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call to discuss the financial results for the six months ended March 31, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. EDT on June 26, 2014.

To participate in the conference call, please dial any of the following numbers:

USA Toll Free: 877-407-9205
International: 201-612-7415

Conference ID #:13585325

A replay of the call will be available until 11:59 PM EDT on June 28, 2014.

To access the replay, please dial any of the following numbers:

USA Toll Free: 877-660-6853
International: 201-612-7415

Replay Passcodes (both required for playback):
Conference ID #: 13585325

About Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution Holding Ltd

Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution Holding Ltd (Nasdaq: KONE) is a China-based software and solutions developer focused on wirelessly enabling businesses and government agencies to more efficiently manage their operations. The Company's products, known as mobile enterprise solutions, extend a company's or enterprise's information technology systems to include mobile participants. The Company develops and implements mobile enterprise solutions for customers in a broad variety of sectors and industries, and improves efficiencies by enabling information management in wireless environments. At the core of its many diverse packaged solutions is proprietary middleware that enables wireless interactivity across many protocols, devices and platforms.

For more information, please visit the Company's website at http: www.kingtoneinfo.com. The Company routinely posts important information on its website.

Safe Harbor Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including certain plans, expectations, goals, and projections, which are subject to numerous assumptions, risks, and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements containing words such as "may," "could," "would," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "expects," "intends", "future" and "guidance" or similar expressions. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and are subject to change at any time. These forward-looking statements are based upon management's current expectations and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the Company's control that may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including those described under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable law.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

Yao Ti

Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer

Tel: +86-29-8826-6383

Email: tiyao@kingtoneinfo.com

 

KINGTONE WIRELESSINFO SOLUTION HOLDING LTD AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Express in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except shares and per share data)










As of March 31,


As of September 30,




2014


2013




(Unaudited)


(Audited)







ASSETS







Current assets






Cash and cash equivalents

$

5,501

$

6,132


Accounts and Notes Receivable, net of allowance


4,866


4,496


Unbilled revenue


2,857


6,029


Due from related companies


2,058


141


Inventories, net


825


688


Other receivables and prepayments


877


2,105


Total Current Assets


16,984


19,591







Non-current assets






Property, plant and equipment, net


13,015


13,358


Intangible assets, net


620


632


Total Assets

$

30,619

$

33,581







LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities






Accounts payable

$

1,056

$

1,606


Advances from customers


7,448


9,062


Other payables and accruals


114


111


Taxes payable


1,493


1,545


Amounts due to related parties


2


2


Dividend payable


839


842


Total Current Liabilities


10,952  


13,168







Stockholders' equity






Ordinary share ($0.01 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 1,405,000 shares issued and
outstanding as of March 31, 2014 and September 30, 2013, respectively)


14


14


Additional paid in capital


22,233


22,233


Appropriated retained earnings


1,615


1,615


Unappropriated retained earnings


(8,339)


(7,648)


Accumulated other comprehensive income


4,144


4,199


Total Shareholders' Equity


19,667


20,413


Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

$

30,619

$

33,581

 

KINGTONE WIRELESSINFO SOLUTION HOLDING LTD AND SUBSIDIARIES


CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS


(Express in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except shares and per share data)


(Unaudited)















For the Six Months Ended March 31,






2014


2013


2012












Revenues









Software

$

179

$

200

$

52



Wireless system solution


3,459


2,784


1,127




- Related party


-


-


31




- Third party


3,459


2,784


1,096



Total revenues


3,638


2,984


1,179












Cost of sales









Software


146


253


363



Wireless system solution


2,611


2,290


1,018




-Third Party


2,611


2,290


1,018



Total cost of sales


2,757


2,543


1,381












Gross (loss) profit


881


441


(202)












Operating expenses









Selling and marketing expenses


239


266


434



General and administrative expenses


1,347


1,747


4,351



Research and development expenses


59


251


195



Total Operating expenses


1,645


2,264


4,980


Loss from operations


(764)


(1,823)


(5,182)












Other income(expense)









Interest income


19


48


57



Other income (expense), net


54


(33)


(45)



Total other income, net


73


15


12


Loss before income tax expenses


(691)


(1,808)


(5,170)



Income tax expenses


-


-


-


Net loss


(691)


(1,808)


(5,170)


Other comprehensive income









Foreign currency translation gain (loss)


(55)


1,185


1,223


Comprehensive loss

$

(746)

$

(623)

$

(3,947)












Loss per ordinary share:









Basic and Diluted

$

(0.49)

$

(1.29)

$

(3.70)












Weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding Basic and Diluted












1,405,000


1,405,000


1,405,000


 

KINGTONE WIRELESSINFO SOLUTION HOLDING LTD AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS


(Express in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except shares and per share data)

(Unaudited)












For the Six Months Ended March 31,




2014


2013


2012

















Cash flows from operating activities







Net loss

$

(691)

$

(1,808)

$

(5,170)


Depreciation and amortization


287


308


291


Bad debt expense


(93)


515


3,281


Share-based compensation expense


-


1


2

Changes in operating assets and liabilities








Accounts and notes receivable


(294)


(582)


522


Unbilled revenue


3,174


219


141


Other receivables and prepayments


1,230


(711)


(890)


Inventories


(140)


(286)


(73)


Taxs payable


(47)


(64)


(55)


Accounts payable


(548)


140


20


Advance from customers


(1,597)


3,866


626


Other payables and accruals


4


(68)


(112)


Net investment in sales-type leases


-


(25)


(39)


Due from related party


(1,929)


-


-

Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities


(644)


1,505


(1,456)









Cash flows from investing activities








Payment to purchase property and equipments


(8)


(14)


(82)


Proceeds from disposal of office equipment


32


-


1


Proceeds from collection of due from related companies


-


124


-

Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities


24


110


(81)









Cash flows from financing activities








Proceeds from short-term loans due to related companies


-


69


-

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities


-


69


-









Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents


(11)


12


201









Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


(631)


1,696


(1,336)


Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year


6,132


6,439


8,749


Cash and cash equivalents at end of year

$

5,501

$

8,135

$

7,413

























Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information








Interest paid

$

-

$

-

$

-


Income taxes paid

$

-

$

-

$

-

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