China Medicine Announces Strong Second Quarter 2008 Results

2008-08-13 07:00:00

                 Revenues increased 40.8% to $11.6 million

                Net Income increased 118.8% to $2.5 million



    GUANGZHOU, China, Aug. 13 /Xinhua-EMWPresswire/ -- China Medicine

Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CHME) ("China Medicine" or "the Company"),

a leading distributor and developer of prescription and over-the-counter

pharmaceuticals, traditional Chinese medicines ("TCM"), nutritional and

dietary-supplements, medical devices, and medical formulations in the

People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today reported strong financial results

for the second quarter ended June 30, 2008.




Second Quarter 2008 Highlights: -- Revenues increased 40.8% to $11.6 million -- Gross profit increased 72.8% to $4.2 million -- Operating income increased 107% to $3.0 million -- Net income increased 118.8% to $2.5 million, or $0.16 per diluted share "We are pleased to report strong revenue growth driven by an increase in sales of pharmaceutical products through exclusive nationwide and regional distribution rights, competitive pricing, timely delivery of products and excellent after-sales customer service," commented Mr. Senshan Yang, Chairman and CEO of China Medicine. Revenues for the second quarter of 2008 grew 40.8% to $11.6 million from $8.3 million in the second quarter of 2007. The increase was attributable to an overall increase in sales from the Company's pharmaceutical product portfolio. Sales of pharmaceutical products obtained though the Guangdong Sunshine Medicine Public Internet Bidding System contributed to 35% of total revenues. Sales of pharmaceutical products with national distribution rights made up 35.7% of total revenues, and sales of products with manufacturing license accounted for 5.6% of total revenues. Sales of pharmaceutical products with regional-level distribution rights made up 23.7% of total revenues. Product sales totaled $11.1 million and accounted for 95.1% of total net revenues. Sales of Western-style prescription and over-the-counter products accounted for 66.1% of total revenues for the second quarter. Sales of TCM prescription and over-the-counter products accounted for 26.9% of total revenues. Medical formula sales, which totaled $0.57 million, accounted for 4.9% of total revenues, representing an increase of 14% over the second quarter of 2007. Gross profit in the second quarter of 2008 was $4.2 million, an increase of 72.8% over the second quarter of 2007. Gross margin increased significantly in the second quarter to 35.7% versus 29.1% for the same period in 2007, and 33.7% in the first quarter or 2008. The increase in gross margin was attributable to the Company's strategy of restructuring its product portfolio mix, which includes higher-margin prescription pharmaceutical products and less over-the-counter generic pharmaceutical products. Operating expenses in the second quarter of 2008 were $1.2 million, up 21.5% from $0.96 million in the second quarter of 2007. The increase was due to higher selling, general and administrative expenses, but was less than the increase in revenues for the quarter. Operating expenses represented 10.0% of total revenues in the second quarter of 2008, down from 11.6% in the second quarter of 2007. Operating income was $3.0 million in the second quarter of 2008, up 107% from $1.4 million in second quarter of 2007. Operating margin for the second quarter of 2008 was 25.7% compared to 17.5% for the second quarter of 2007. Net income for the second quarter of 2008 was $2.5 million or $0.16 per diluted share, up 118.8% from $1.1 million, or $0.08 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2007. Earnings per share reflect an increase of 1.4 million diluted average shares compared to the second quarter of 2007, primarily due to the exercise of warrants and options. Six Month Results For the first half of 2008, revenues increased to $18.7 million, up 40% from $13.4 million in first half of 2007. Gross profit increased 58.1% to $6.5 million in the first six months of 2008, versus $4.1 million in the first six month of 2007. Gross margin was 34.6% in the first half of 2008 compared to 30.6% during the first half of 2007. Operating income in the first half of 2008 grew 84.3% to $4.4 million compared to $2.4 million in the first half 2007. Net income for the first six months of 2008 was $3.6 million or $0.23 per diluted share, up 92.6% from $1.9 million, or $0.15 per diluted share in the first half of 2007. Financial Condition As of June 30, 2008, China Medicine had approximately $34.2 million in working capital, an increase of 20% from $28.5 million as of December 31, 2007. Also as of June 30, 2008, China Medicine had $2.8 million in cash and cash equivalents, a decrease of 51.7% from $5.8 million as of December 31, 2007. For the six months ended June 30, 2008, cash used in operating activities was $2.99 million, compared to $3.1 million for the six months ended 2007. Cash used in operating activities is largely related to the Company's account receivable and advance payments to suppliers. Stockholders' equity as of June 30, 2008 was $37.0 million, an increase of 20% over the $30.9 million recorded as of December 31, 2007. Business Outlook China Medicine is actively expanding its product portfolio to include higher margin products in order to increase profitability. In the first half of 2008, the Company maintained distribution rights, through the Guangdong Sunshine Medicine Public Internet Bidding System, to sell all pharmaceutical products included in its current catalogue. This enables the Company to increase gross margin since it reduces expenses tied to introducing new products into the market. During the quarter, China Medicine also achieved a major milestone in obtaining a patent for recombinant aflatoxin-detoxifizyme (rADTZ) in Australia that is valid through January 13, 2025. This is in addition to a patent granted in early 2004 from State Intellectual Property Office of China. The Company has applied for rADTZ patents in 13 different jurisdictions in 2007 (including Australia, Canada, the European Union, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, the U.S., Hong Kong and India). China Medicine is currently testing rADTZ on animal feed and is scheduled to begin working with the Chinese Department of Agriculture on a large scale experiment in order to meet national standards and apply for production permits. Due to the 2008 Beijing Olympics Games, the application for a production permit will be delayed since the Chinese government mandated that all toxic tests and experiments be temporarily halted before and during the Olympics. Therefore, further testing on rADTZ will be suspended for approximately three months. To date, the Company has been approached by potential customers for rADTZ, including a large scale chicken farm in Guangzhou Province; a leading international provider of food, agriculture and risk management products and services; and an international manufacturer of enzymes for the detergent, textile, and food and feed industries. "The entrance of rADTZ in the animal feed industry is relatively easy since we will only need approval from the Department of Agriculture in China, which is in contrast to entering the food industry, where the process might take years," said Mr. Yang. "Therefore, our target market is China's entire feed industry, which is approximately RMB 274.2 billion ($39.8 billion, 1 RMB = $0.145). In the next three years, we hope rADTZ will capture 20% of the animal feed market," said Mr. Yang. "Based on our outstanding first half 2008 performance, we feel confident that we will meet our guidance of 25%-35% revenue growth and 30%-35% gross margins for fiscal 2008. In addition, based on our strong second quarter profitability, we expect to exceed our net income guidance of 20%-22% for 2008," concluded Mr. Yang. Conference Call China Medicine will hold its second quarter conference call for all interested persons at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on August 13, 2008 to discuss its results. To participate in the live conference call, please dial the following number five to ten minutes prior to the scheduled conference call time: 888.482.0024. International callers should dial 617.801.9702. When prompted by the operator, mention conference passcode 38093968. If you are unable to participate in the call at its scheduled time, a replay will be available for seven days starting on Wednesday, August 13 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To access the replay, dial 888-286-8010 (international callers dial 617-801-6888), and enter the passcode 73037488.

    About China Medicine Corporation



    China Medicine Corporation is a leading pharmaceutical company that

discovers and develops medical formulations and distributes over 2,200

pharmaceutical products in China including prescription and

over-the-counter drugs, traditional Chinese medicine products, herbs and

dietary supplements. The Company distributes the products to wholesale

distributors in 28 provinces and to more than 300 hospitals, 500 medicine

companies, and 1,788 drug stores throughout China. The Company actively

develops a number of proprietary products for many uses including oncology,

high blood pressure and the removal of toxins from food and animal feeds.

For more information visit the Company's website a

thttp://www.chinamedicinecorp.com .



    Cautionary Statement



    This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning the

Company's business and products. The Company's actual results may differ

materially depending on a number of risk factors including, but not limited

to, the following: general economic and business conditions, obtaining

regulatory approval for new products, the expected contribution of higher

margin products, government support for rural health care, competition from

existing and new competitors, changes in technology, and various other

factors beyond its control. All forward-looking statements are expressly

qualified in their entirety by this Cautionary Statement and the risk

factors detailed in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and

Exchange Commission. China Medicine Corporation undertakes no duty to

revise or update any forward- looking statement to reflect events or

circumstances after the date of this release.



    --FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW--




CHINA MEDICINE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (Unaudited) Three months ended Six months ended June, 30 June, 30 2008 2007 2008 2007 REVENUES Product sales $11,067,074 $7,764,535 $17,918,458 $12,647,744 Medical formula sales 570,465 499,433 780,120 709,219 Total revenues 11,637,539 8,263,968 18,698,578 13,356,963 COST OF GOOD SOLD 7,481,170 5,859,008 12,230,189 9,264,425 GROSS PROFIT 4,156,369 2,404,960 6,468,389 4,092,538 OPERATING EXPENSES Research and development 107,824 543 196,216 100,655 Selling, general and administrative 1,060,082 960,924 1,872,590 1,604,770 Total operating expenses 1,167,906 961,467 2,068,806 1,705,425 INCOME FROM OPERATIONS 2,988,463 1,443,493 4,399,583 2,387,113 OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE), NET 32,104 (7,118) 38,087 (10,090) INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES AND MINORITY INTEREST 3,020,567 1,436,375 4,437,670 2,377,023 PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES 572,176 338,326 840,943 538,285 INCOME BEFORE MINORITY INTEREST 2,448,391 1,098,049 3,596,727 1,838,738 MINORITY INTEREST 17,833 29,085 45,310 52,117 NET INCOME 2,466,224 1,127,134 3,642,037 1,890,855 OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME Foreign currency translation adjustment 744,658 559,325 2,071,824 559,325 COMPREHENSIVE INCOME $3,210,882 $1,686,459 $5,713,861 $2,450,180 EARNINGS PER SHARE Basic $0.16 $0.09 $0.24 $0.18 Diluted 0.16 0.08 0.23 0.15 WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING Basic 15,206,124 12,160,111 15,118,595 10,692,414 Diluted 15,634,713 14,232,457 15,547,183 12,764,759 CHINA MEDICINE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS AS OF JUNE 30, 2008 AND DECEMBER 31, 2007 A S S E T S 2008 2007 Unaudited CURRENT ASSETS Cash $2,771,459 $5,767,774 Accounts receivable, trade, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $59,212 and $55,640 as of June 30, 2008 and December 31, 2007, respectively 15,176,874 13,626,347 Notes receivables 1,718,702 -- Inventories 5,029,693 3,948,460 Advances to suppliers 9,937,629 5,983,277 Other current assets 86,003 81,221 Total current assets 34,720,360 29,407,079 EQUIPMENT, net 1,296,716 1,388,919 OTHER ASSETS Deferred expenses 541,328 678,237 Deposit for patent 622,993 -- Intangible assets, net 1,240,804 1,166,003 Total other assets 2,405,125 1,844,240 Total assets $38,422,201 $32,640,238 L I A B I L I T I E S A N D S H A R E H O L D E R S' E Q U I T Y CURRENT LIABILITIES Accounts payable, trade $104,401 $76,907 Other payables and accrued liabilities 19,686 70,343 Customer deposits 221,401 203,281 Taxes payable 115,782 468,184 Liquidated damages payable 44,003 44,003 Total liabilities 505,273 862,718 MINORITY INTEREST 904,070 893,337 SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized, - and 111,649 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2008 and December 31, 2007, respectively -- 11 Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized, 15,226,742 and 14,821,641 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2008 and December 31, 2007, respectively 1,522 1,482 Paid-in capital 12,974,863 12,560,078 Statutory reserves 2,191,230 2,191,230 Retained earnings 17,650,624 14,008,587 Accumulated other comprehensive income 4,194,619 2,122,795 Total shareholders' equity 37,012,858 30,884,183 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $38,422,201 $32,640,238 CHINA MEDICINE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2008 AND 2007 (Unaudited) 2008 2007 CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES: Net income $3,642,037 $1,890,855 Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash used in operating activities: Minority interest (45,310) (52,117) Depreciation and amortization 193,572 130,330 Bad debt expense -- 876 Stock issued for services -- 134,550 Amortization of stock option and warrant compensation 52,314 50,258 Amortization of deferred expenses 175,421 -- Loss on currency exchange -- 19,620 Change in operating assets Accounts receivable, trade (657,089) 521,256 Notes receivables (1,670,875) -- Inventories (804,759) (2,500,265) Advances to suppliers (3,473,818) (3,356,149) Other current assets 420 (15,919) Change in operating liabilities Accounts payable, trade 21,928 30,328 Other payables and accrued liabilities (52,364) (67,809) Other payables-related parties -- 30,772 Customer deposits 4,931 (157,245) Taxes payable (371,810) 245,048 Liquidated damages payable -- 1,133 Net cash used in operating activities (2,985,402) (3,094,478) CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES: Deposit for patent (605,657) -- Purchase of equipment (17,226) (214,162) Purchase of intangible asset -- (132,011) Net cash used in investing activities (622,883) (346,173) CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES: Proceeds from exercise of warrants and options 362,500 5,717,789 Net cash provided by financing activities 362,500 5,717,789 EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE ON CASH 249,470 54,060 (DECREASE) INCREASE IN CASH (2,996,315) 2,331,198 CASH, beginning of period 5,767,774 371,480 CASH, end of period $2,771,459 $2,702,678 For more information, please contact: Company Contact: Ms. Huizhen Yu Chief Financial Officer China Medicine Corp Tel: +86-20-8739-1718 Email: konzern08@163.com Investor Relations Contact: Mr. Crocker Coulson, President CCG Investor Relations Tel: +1-646-213-1915 (NY Office) Email: crocker.coulson@ccgir.com Web: http://www.ccgir.com

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