China Biologic Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2019

Mar 12, 2020

BEIJING, March 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- China Biologic Products Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBPO, "China Biologic" or the "Company"), a leading fully integrated plasma-based biopharmaceutical company in China, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year of 2019.

Fourth Quarter 2019 Financial Highlights

  • Total sales in the fourth quarter of 2019 decreased by 9.6% in RMB terms and 11.1% in USD terms to $102.2 million from $114.9 million in the same quarter of 2018.
  • Gross profit decreased by 17.2% to $64.0 million from $77.3 million in the same quarter of 2018. Gross margin decreased to 62.6% from 67.3% in the same quarter of 2018.
  • Income from operations decreased by 56.2% to $18.6 million from $42.5 million in the same quarter of 2018. Operating margin decreased to 18.2% from 37.0% in the same quarter of 2018.
  • Non-GAAP adjusted income from operations decreased by 28.9% in RMB terms and 30.2% in USD terms to $27.8 million from $39.8 million in the same quarter of 2018.
  • Net income attributable to the Company decreased by 64.1% to $12.5 million from $34.8 million in the same quarter of 2018. Diluted earnings per share decreased to $0.32 compared to $0.87 in the same quarter of 2018.
  • Non-GAAP adjusted net income attributable to the Company decreased by 31.2% in RMB terms and 32.6% in USD terms to $20.7 million from $30.7 million in the same quarter of 2018. Non-GAAP adjusted earnings per diluted share decreased to $0.53 from $0.76 in the same quarter of 2018.

Fiscal Year 2019 Financial Highlights

  • Total sales in 2019 increased by 12.3% in RMB terms and 7.9% in USD terms to $503.7 million from $466.9 million in 2018.
  • Gross profit increased by 2.8% to $329.1 million from $320.1 million in 2018. Gross margin decreased to 65.3% from 68.6% in 2018.
  • Income from operations increased by 11.9% to $163.6 million from $146.2 million in 2018. Operating margin increased to 32.5% from 31.3% in 2018.
  • Non-GAAP adjusted income from operations increased by 16.6% in RMB terms and 11.6% in USD terms to $198.3 million from $177.7 million in 2018.
  • Net income attributable to the Company increased by 8.4% to $138.8 million from $128.1 million in 2018. Diluted earnings per share remained stable at $3.53 in 2019 as compared to 2018.
  • Non-GAAP adjusted net income attributable to the Company increased by 20.5% in RMB terms and 15.4% in USD terms to $168.4 million from $145.9 million in 2018. Non-GAAP adjusted earnings per diluted share increased to $4.28 from $4.02 in 2018.

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"We are pleased to report that China Biologic surpassed our upwardly revised guidance for the full year 2019. As anticipated, however, we saw a year-over-year decline in the fourth quarter after exceptionally strong results for the first nine months of the year," said Joseph Chow, Chairman and CEO of China Biologic. "During the fourth quarter we continued our various initiatives to transform our business, including improving our earnings quality, distribution network, and credit policy management. We saw encouraging progress in several areas including distribution channel consolidation, plasma collection expansion and improving accounts receivable turnover. In 2020, we expect to face challenges including increasingly strict industry regulations, intensified market competition and disruptions to our operations as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Despite these challenges, we are confident our newly-reorganized management team will successfully implement our strategies as we pursue our mission of raising standards in China's plasma industry and improving lives through the application of groundbreaking medical science."

Financial Outlook

The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted various aspects of CBPO's operations, including plasma collection, production of certain products, and sales and marketing activities. The Company is actively evaluating the overall impact on CBPO's business, and has decided to postpone the release of financial guidance for the full year 2020. The Company will provide financial guidance to the market when it has better visibility.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call at 7:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, March 13, 2020, which is 7:30 p.m. Beijing Time on March 13, 2020, to discuss its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2019 results and answer questions from investors. Listeners may access the call by dialing: 

US:

1 888 346 8982

International:

1 412 902 4272

Hong Kong:

800 905 945

Mainland China:

400 120 1203

A telephone replay will be available one hour after the conclusion of the conference all through March 20, 2020. The dial-in details are:

US:                    

1 877 344 7529

International:

1 412 317 0088

Passcode:

10139946

A live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available through the Company's investor relations website at http://chinabiologic.investorroom.com.

About China Biologic Products Holdings, Inc.

China Biologic Products Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBPO) is a leading fully integrated plasma-based biopharmaceutical company in China. The Company's products are used as critical therapies during medical emergencies and for the prevention and treatment of life-threatening diseases and immune-deficiency related diseases. China Biologic is headquartered in Beijing and manufactures over 20 different dosage forms of plasma products through its indirect majority-owned subsidiary, Shandong Taibang Biological Products Co., Ltd. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Guizhou Taibang Biological Products Co., Ltd. The Company also has an equity investment in Xi'an Huitian Blood Products Co., Ltd. Since the acquisition of TianXinFu (Beijing) Medical Appliance Co., Ltd. in 2018, China Biologic is also engaged in the sale of medical devices, primarily regenerative medical biomaterial products. The Company sells its products to hospitals, distributors and other healthcare facilities in China. For additional information, please see the Company's website www.chinabiologic.com.

Contact: 

China Biologic Products Holdings, Inc.
Mr. Ming Yin
Senior Vice President
Email: ir@chinabiologic.com

The Foote Group
Mr. Philip Lisio
Phone: +86-135-0116-6560
Email: phil@thefootegroup.com 

Non-GAAP Disclosure

This news release contains non-GAAP financial measures that exclude non-cash compensation expenses related to restricted shares and restricted share units granted to employees and directors under the Company's Equity Incentive Plans and amortization of acquired intangible assets and land use rights. To supplement the Company's unaudited consolidated financial statements presented on a GAAP basis, the Company has provided non-GAAP financial information excluding the impact of these items in this release. The Company's management believes that its presentation of non-GAAP financial measures provides useful supplementary information to and facilitates additional analysis by investors. A reconciliation of the adjustments to GAAP results appears in the table accompanying the detailed financial statements and information available through the link in the notes of this news release. This additional non-GAAP information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for GAAP financials. The non-GAAP financial information that the Company provides also may differ from the non-GAAP information provided by other companies.

In addition, as the Company evaluates certain key items of its financial results on a local currency basis (i.e., in RMB) in addition to the reporting currency (i.e., in USD), this news release contains local currency information that eliminates the impact of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates. The Company believes that, given its operations primarily based in China, providing local currency information on such key items enhances the understanding of its financial results and evaluation of performance in comparison to prior periods. Changes in local currency percentages are calculated by comparing financial results denominated in RMB from period to period.

Safe Harbor Statement

This news release may contain certain "forward-looking statements" relating to the business of China Biologic Products Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included herein, are "forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements are often identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "intend," "believe," "expect," "are expected to," "will," or similar expressions, and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Among other things, the management's quotations and forecast of the Company's financial performance in this news release contain forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they 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 news 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, without limitation, quality of purchased source plasma, potential delay or failure to complete construction of new collection facilities, potential inability to pass government inspection and certification process for existing and new facilities, potential inability to achieve the designed collection capacities at the new collection facilities, potential inability to achieve the expected operating and financial performance, potential inability to find alternative sources of plasma, potential inability to increase production at permitted sites, potential inability to mitigate the financial consequences of a temporarily reduced raw plasma supply through cost cutting or other efficiencies, and potential additional regulatory restrictions on its operations and those additional risks and uncertainties 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.

 

SOURCE China Biologic Products Holdings, Inc.