April 24, 2013 at 07:00 AM EDT
China Ceramics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results

JINJIANG, Fujian Province, China, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- China Ceramics Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ Global Market: CCCL) ("China Ceramics" or the "Company"), a leading Chinese manufacturer of ceramic tiles used for exterior siding and for interior flooring and design in residential and commercial buildings, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and for the full year ended December 31, 2012.

Fourth Quarter 2012 Summary

  • Revenue was RMB 245.3 million (US$ 40.0 million), down 39.3% from the fourth quarter of 2011;
  • Gross profit was RMB 29.3 million (US$ 4.9 million), down 79.0% from the fourth quarter of 2011;
  • Gross profit margin was 12.0%, down 22.5% from the fourth quarter of 2011;
  • Net profit was RMB 13.3 million (US$ 2.3 million), down 85.6% from the fourth quarter of 2011;
  • On a quarter-to-quarter sequential basis, revenue was down 36.5%, gross profit was down 73.4% and net profit was down 81.8%.
  • Non-GAAP net profit, which excludes the current quarter's share-based compensation expenses, was RMB 14.6 million (US$ 2.5 million), down 85.0% from RMB 97.5 million (US$ 15.3 million) in the fourth quarter of 2011;
  • Earnings per fully diluted share were RMB 0.65 (US$ 0.11).

Full Year 2012 Summary

  • Revenue was RMB 1,444.9 million (US$ 230.7 million), down 3.1% as compared to full year 2011;
  • Gross profit was RMB 381.0 million (US$ 60.8 million), down 18.5% as compared to full year 2011;
  • Gross profit margin was 26.4%, down 4.9% as compared to full year 2011;
  • Net profit was RMB 243.8 million (US$ 38.9 million), down 17.2% as compared to full year 2011;
  • Non-GAAP net profit, which excludes the current quarter's share-based compensation expenses, was RMB 249.5 million (US$ 39.8 million), down 20.0% from RMB 311.7 million (US$ 48.4 million) as compared to full year 2011;
  • Earnings per fully diluted share were RMB 11.93 (US$ 1.91).

"We recorded disappointing financial results for the fourth quarter of the year due to continued challenging market conditions in China's real estate and construction markets.  These conditions resulted in significant decrease in the sales volume of our ceramic tile products for the quarter.  We also experienced a decline in our average selling price in the quarter due to intensified price competition in our sector that caused us to reduce the price of our products to retain market share," said Mr. Jiadong Huang, CEO of China  Ceramics.

"Despite the quarter's results, we believe that the operating fundamentals of our business are sound. In order to adjust to current market conditions and reduce operating costs, we shut down some plant capacity during the fourth quarter.  We are currently utilizing production facilities capable of producing 46 million square meters per year out of a total annual productive capacity of 72 million square meters.  We will continue to monitor the macroeconomic environment and act prudently in terms of utilizing our full production capacity. We are cautiously optimistic about an increase in demand and a rebound in pricing beginning in the second quarter of 2013 that would enable us to increase the utilization of our new and modern production capabilities." 

"We will continue to enhance our ceramic tile product offerings and competitive profile in order to reach more customers in China and abroad. We continue to be strategically positioned as a producer of high-end ceramic tiles that are becoming standard in many new construction and development projects. We are confident that our modern technologies and cost efficiencies will enable us to adapt to the operating pressures of today's challenging market environment and successfully execute upon our long-term strategy, which is to be a market leader in producing specialized building materials products," Mr. Huang continued.

"The urbanization and demographic trends in China are a long-term phenomenon that will lead to future demand for our products as current real estate fluctuations moderate over time. Even as we adopt measures in the short-term to enable us to reach our customers more effectively, we are confident that the  branding and market positioning that enabled us to become a premier ceramic tile producer will generate sound financial metrics once the building materials sector returns to more normalized conditions," CEO Jiadong Huang concluded.

Fourth Quarter 2012 Results

Revenue for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012 was RMB 245.3 million (US$ 40.0 million), down 39.3% from RMB 404.5 million (US$ 63.8 million) for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011. The year-over-year decrease in revenue was primarily driven by a 29.8% decrease in the sales volume of ceramic tiles to 8.7 million square meters in the fourth quarter of 2012 from 12.4 million square meters in the fourth quarter of 2011. The decrease in revenue was also driven by a 13.8% decrease in the Company's average selling price, which decreased in the fourth quarter of 2012 to RMB 28.2 per square meter compared to RMB 32.7 per square meter in the comparable quarter of 2011. The Company attributes its reduced sales volume to the continued challenging business conditions in China's real estate sector. Beginning in December 2012, the Company reduced the selling price of its ceramic tile products to be competitive in the market and maintain its market share.  The Company believes that the decrease in the pricing of its ceramic tile products is temporary and that product pricing will revert to normal levels once business conditions improve.

Gross profit for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012 was RMB 29.3 million (US$ 4.9 million), down 79.0% from RMB 139.4 million (US$ 21.9 million) for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011. The year-over-year decrease in gross profit was attributable to lower sales volume and the decrease in the average selling price of the Company's ceramic tiles in the quarter. Gross profit margin was 12.0% for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012 compared to 34.5% for the same period in 2011. The year-over-year decrease in gross profit margin for the fourth quarter was caused by a decrease in the average selling price of ceramic tiles in the quarter.

Administrative expenses for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012 were RMB 6.6 million (US$ 1.1 million), down 45.9% from RMB 12.2 million (US$ 1.9 million) in the fourth quarter of 2011. The year-over-year decrease in administrative expenses was primarily due to a reduction to RMB 1.3 million (US$ 0.2 million) of non-cash share-based compensation expenses related to the 2010 Incentive Compensation Plan. The comparable non-cash share-based expenses were RMB 5.4 million (US$ 0.8 million) in the same period in 2011. It is expected that additional non-cash share-based compensation expenses of approximately RMB 2.4 million (US$ 0.4 million) will be incurred between January 2013 to January 2014.

Profit from operations before taxation for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012 was RMB 18.6 million (US$ 3.2 million), down 85.2% from RMB 125.4 million (US$ 19.7 million) in the fourth quarter of 2011.  The year-over-year decrease in profit from operations was primarily the result of lower gross profit in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Net profit for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012 was RMB 13.3 million (US$ 2.3 million), down 85.6% from RMB 92.2 million (US$ 14.5 million) in the comparable period of 2011.  The year-over-year decrease in net profit was primarily the result of lower gross profit in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Earnings per fully diluted share were RMB 0.65 (US$ 0.11) for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012, down 85.6% from RMB 4.51 (US$ 0.71) over the same period in 2011. Earnings per fully diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2012 and 2011 were computed using 20.4 million shares.

Non-GAAP profit before taxation, which excludes share-based compensation expenses, was RMB 19.9 million (US$ 3.4 million) in the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012, down 84.8% from RMB 130.8 million (US$ 20.6 million) in 2011.

Non-GAAP net profit, which excludes share-based compensation expenses, was RMB 14.6 million (US$ 2.5 million) in the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012, a decrease of 85.0% from RMB 97.5 million (US$ 15.3 million) in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Non-GAAP earnings per fully diluted share, which excludes share-based compensation expenses, was RMB 0.71 (US$ 0.12) in the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012, down 85.1% from RMB 4.77 (US$ 0.75) in the same period of 2011.

Full Year 2012 Results

Revenue for the year ended December 31, 2012 decreased by 3.1% to RMB 1,444.9 million (US$ 230.7 million) compared to the year ended December 31, 2011. Gross profit was RMB 381.0 million (US$ 60.8 million), down 18.5% from RMB 467.2 million (US$ 72.5 million) in the year ended December 31, 2011. Gross margin was 26.4% compared to 31.3% in the same period of 2011. Selling expenses were RMB 11.4 million (US$ 1.8 million), compared to RMB 11.8 million (US$ 1.8 million) in the same period of 2011. Administrative expenses were RMB 30.0 million (US$ 4.8 million), compared to RMB 46.1 million (US$ 7.1 million) for the same period of 2011. Net profit for the year ended December 31, 2012 was RMB 243.8 million (US$ 38.9 million), down 17.2% from the same period of 2011. Non-GAAP net profit, which excludes share-based compensation expenses, was RMB 249.5 million (US$ 39.8 million) for the year ended December 31, 2012, a decrease of 20.0% from RMB 311.7 million (US$ 48.4 million) in the same period of 2011. Earnings per fully diluted share were RMB 11.93 (US$ 1.91) for the year ended December 31, 2012 and RMB 12.21 (US$ 1.95) on a non-GAAP basis, down from RMB 14.41 (US$ 2.24) and RMB 15.26 (US$ 2.37) on a non-GAAP basis in the same period of 2011. Earnings per fully diluted share for the year 2012 and 2011 were computed using 20.4 million shares.

Fourth Quarter 2012 Statements of Selected Financial Position Items

  • Cash and bank balances were RMB 89.4 million (US$ 14.4 million) as of December 31, 2012, compared with RMB 42.1 million (US$ 6.7 million) as of December 31, 2011. The increase in cash and bank balances was the result of sustained profits and reduced capital expenditures during the year ended December 31, 2012.
  • Inventory turnover was 101 days as of December 31, 2012 compared with 84 days as of December 31, 2011. The increase in inventory turnover reflects the decrease in sales volume of ceramic titles, which resulted in slower moving of finished goods at year-end 2012.
  • Trade receivables turnover was 117 days as of December 31, 2012 compared with 93 days as of December 31, 2011. The Company's trade receivables include a 17% value-added-tax ("VAT"), whereas reported revenue is net of VAT. Trade receivables turnover excluding VAT amounts was 100 days as of December 31, 2012 compared with 79 days as of December 31, 2011. The increase in average turnover days was mainly due to the Company having extended the credit period for certain customers to address funding pressures of those customers in the quarter ended December 31, 2012.
  • Trade payables turnover was 64 days as of December 31, 2012 compared with 77 days as of December 31, 2011. The average turnover days were within the Company's normal credit period.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Cash flow used in operating activities was RMB 33.2 million (US$ 5.2 million) for the quarter ended December 31, 2012, compared to RMB 67.3 million (US$ 10.5 million) of cash flow generated from operating activities in the same period in 2011. The year-over-year decrease of RMB 100.5 million (US$ 15.7 million) was mainly due to the decrease in revenue in this quarter and the extended credit period for certain customers at year-end 2012.

Cash flow generated from investing activities in the quarter ended December 31, 2012 was RMB 0.07 million (US$ 0.01 million) due to interest received, compared to RMB 63.7 million (US$ 10.3 million) of cash flow used in investing activities in the same period of 2011, due to acquisition of property, plant and equipment.

Cash flow used in financing activities was nil for the quarter ended December 31, 2012, as compared to RMB 10.0 million (US$ 1.5 million) used in financing activities for the same period of 2011, due to the repayment of bank borrowings.

Plant Capacity and Capital Expenditures Update

Given the continued challenging economic climate for real estate development and construction in China, the Company is currently utilizing plant facilities capable of producing 46 million square meters of ceramic tiles annually out of an annual production capacity out of 72 million square meters which is available to the Company.  This represents a reduction in plant capacity from that utilized in the third quarter of 2012 capable of producing 56 million square meters of ceramic tiles annually.  Our Hengda facility has an annual production capacity of 42 million square meters of ceramic tiles and we utilized capacity capable of producing 34 million square meters of ceramic tiles annually in the fourth quarter of 2012. Our Hengdali facility has an annual productive capacity of 30 million square meters and we utilized capacity capable of producing 12 million square meters of ceramic tiles annually in the fourth quarter of 2012. 

Management reviews the levels of capital expenditures throughout the year and makes adjustments to its capital expenditures subject to market conditions. The Company had no capital expenditures in the first and second quarters of 2012, and used $3 million in the third quarter for the replacement of old equipment at its Hengda facility. The company had no capital expenditures in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Business Outlook

As a result of the slowdown in China's construction and real estate sectors, in the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company experienced a contraction in both its sales volume and average selling price related to both the comparable year-ago quarter and sequentially from the third quarter of 2012.  The Company's sales volume (the amount of square meters of ceramic tile sold) decreased 29.8% in the fourth quarter relative to the comparable year-ago quarter and 28.7% from the third quarter of 2012.  In addition, the average selling price of the Company's ceramic tiles decreased 13.7% in the fourth quarter relative to the comparable year-ago quarter and 2.5% from the third quarter of 2012.  In the third quarter of 2012, the Company was able to largely offset a decline in its sales volume through an improved average selling price due to its customers' migration to higher margin ceramic tiles. However, due to the sluggish construction sector and intensified competition, the Company enacted a temporary strategy to reduce the average selling price of its ceramic tile products in the fourth quarter in order to hold its market position.

The Company was strategic in terms of determining those products for which it temporarily reduced prices in order to avoid a widespread predatory pricing environment or an erosion of its name brand.  We believe that we needed to counter the actions of ceramic tile producers who did not previously compete with us but recently entered portions of our market with prices that were lower than normal.  We decided to compete with these competitors head-on in order to retain our customers and market share. 

Subsequent to the price cuts that the Company enacted in the fourth quarter, we experienced an increase in our average selling price in February and March from the lows that occurred in the December to January time frame, where we reduced our average selling price in order to meet competitors' sharp discounting and retain market share.  Further, recent data from April shows a return to a lesser discount price environment which was in place prior to December of 2012.  

As is widely known, China's real estate sector has been under pressure due to speculative activities and government policies that restricted construction with the intention to rein in rising prices.  However, the Company sees some positive developments in recent reports that the government is urging local planning authorities to free up land supplies for housing development.  It is possible that the government report due out in late April could outline a formal plan that would free up land supplies for housing which would spur real estate development and construction.  Further, reports indicate that real estate developers have improved their liquidity as funding channels have reopened. These factors could support the beginning of new construction activity that would bode well for China's building materials sector and induce a change in the current market environment.

The Company's backlog of orders for delivery in the first quarter of 2013 is approximately RMB 141.9 million (US$ 22.8 million), which would represent a year-over-year decrease in revenue for the first quarter of 2013 as compared to revenues recorded in the first quarter of 2012. This negative year-over-year comparison represents a change from previous quarters which had generally shown strong positive year-over-year comparisons. Under normal circumstances, the Company's backlog is an indicator of business in the next quarter, though it is subject to change as a result of unforeseen business conditions and events. The Company estimates that its sales volume of ceramic tiles in the first quarter of 2013 will be approximately 6.1 million square meters. 

As indicated previously, the Company believes that this reduction has to do with a general slowdown in the real estate and construction sectors in China as customers are deferring orders and/or are waiting to start new projects. Further, some of the Company's customers may be delaying projects to see if the government adopts new policies to aid the construction industry.  In terms of the construction sector's long-term fundamentals, continued urbanization and demographic trends favor the building of new residential properties in China, and government support for an increase in both affordable and senior housing should also generate opportunities for real estate development companies.

Given the slowdown in domestic demand, the Company believes that it is unlikely that it will bring the unused 26 million square meters of annual productive capacity online at its two facilities until macroeconomic conditions improve. The Company's utilization of its online productive capacity for its two facilities was 68.3% in the fourth quarter of 2012, a decrease from 86.6% in the third quarter of 2012.

To retain its competitive edge, the Company will maintain its currently wide range of product offerings and continue to augment it with new products from its research and development program which has the potential to result in products that realize higher margins. The Company believes that a core competitive advantage is its ability to innovate and introduce new products into the product mix for customers.

Dividends

The Company announced that it will pay a semi-annual cash dividend of $0.10 per share.  The first two cash dividends will be payable on July 13, 2013 and January 14, 2014, with record dates of June 13, 2013 and December 13, 2013, respectively.

Conference Call Information

The Company will host a conference call at 8:00 am ET on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Listeners may access the call by dialing +1 (866) 395-5819 five to ten minutes prior to the scheduled conference call time. International callers should dial +1 (706) 643-6986. The conference participant pass code is 51415868. A replay of the conference call will be available for 14 days starting from 11:00 pm ET on April 24, 2013. To access the replay, dial +1 (855) 859-2056. International callers should dial +1 (404) 537-3406. The pass code is 51415868 for the replay.

About China Ceramics Co., Ltd

China Ceramics Co., Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of ceramic tiles in China. The Company's ceramic tiles are used for exterior siding, interior flooring, and design in residential and commercial buildings. China Ceramics' products, sold under the "Hengda" or "HD", "Hengdeli" or "HDL", the "TOERTO" and "WULIQIAO" brands, and the "Pottery Capital of Tang Dynasty" brands, are available in over 2,000 style, color and size combinations and are distributed through a network of exclusive distributors as well as directly to large property developers. For more information, please visit http://www.cceramics.com.

Currency Convenience Translation

The Company's financial information is stated in Renminbi ("RMB"). The translation of RMB amounts into United States dollars in the earning release is included solely for the convenience of readers. For statements of financial position data, translation of RMB into U.S. dollars has been made using historic spot exchange rates published by www.federalreserve.gov. For statements of comprehensive income data and statements of cash flows data, translation of RMB into U.S. dollars has been made using the average of historical daily exchange rates. Such translations should not be construed as representations that RMB amounts could be converted into U.S. dollars at that rate or any other rate, or to be the amounts that would have been reported under IFRS.

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain of the statements made in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning and protections of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements include statements with respect to our beliefs, plans, objectives, goals, expectations, anticipations, assumptions, estimates, intentions, and future performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may be beyond our control, and which may cause the actual results, performance, capital, ownership or achievements of the Company to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be forward-looking statements. You can identify these forward-looking statements through our use of words such as "may," "will," "anticipate," "assume," "should," "indicate," "would," "believe," "contemplate," "expect," "estimate," "continue," "plan," "point to," "project," "could," "intend," "target" and other similar words and expressions of the future.

All written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to us are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary notice, including, without limitation, those risks and uncertainties described in our annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2012 and otherwise in our SEC reports and filings, including the final prospectus for our offering. Such reports are available upon request from the Company, or from the Securities and Exchange Commission, including through the SEC's Internet website at http://www.sec.gov. We have no obligation and do not undertake to update, revise or correct any of the forward-looking statements after the date hereof, or after the respective dates on which any such statements otherwise are made.

FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW

 


CHINA CERAMICS CO., LTD. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION

(RMB in thousands)








As at

December 31, 2012


As at

December 31, 2011

ASSETS AND LIABILITIES










Non-current assets





Property, plant and equipment


795,983


843,429

Land use rights


30,598


31,267

Goodwill


3,735


3,735

Deferred tax asset


1,059


-



831,375


878,431






Current assets





Inventories


290,603


291,781

Trade receivables


455,885


473,209

Prepayments and other receivables


4,092


26,377

Cash and bank balances


89,448


42,149



840,028


833,516






Current liabilities





Trade payables


115,123


252,682

Accrued liabilities and other payables


51,169


44,349

Interest-bearing bank borrowings


10,000


125,000

Income tax payable


869


35,090



177,161


457,121

Non-current liabilities





Long term borrowings


50,000


60,000

Deferred tax liabilities


1,052


1,087



51,052


61,087






Net current assets


662,867


376,395






Net assets


1,443,190


1,193,739






EQUITY





Total shareholders' equity


1,443,190


1,193,739

 

CHINA CERAMICS CO., LTD. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(RMB in thousands, except EPS and share data)



Three months ended


Year ended


December 31

September 30

December 31


December 31

December 31


2012

2012

2011


2012

2011


(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)











Revenue

245,330

386,282

404,452


1,444,891

1,491,574

Cost of Sales

(216,004)

(276,238)

(265,102)


(1,063,892)

(1,024,336)

Gross profit

29,326

110,044

139,350


380,999

467,238

Selling and distribution expenses          

(2,591)

(2,991)

(3,093)


(11,378)

(11,832)

Administrative expenses

(6,632)

(6,611)

(12,199)


(29,974)

(46,079)

Finance costs

(1,189)

(1,789)

(3,771)


(9,319)

(11,067)

Other income/(expenses)

(293)

(789)

5,148


(1,565)

2,244

Profit before taxation

18,621

97,864

125,435


328,763

400,504

Income tax expense

(5,338)

(25,053)

(33,265)


(84,932)

(106,065)

Net Profit for the period

13,283

72,811

92,170


243,831

294,439

Attributable to:

Shareholders of the Company







EPS-Basic

0.65

3.56

4.51


11.93

14.41

EPS-Diluted

0.65

3.56

4.51


11.93

14.41

Shares used in calculating basic EPS







Basic

20,430,838

20,430,838

20,430,838


20,430,838

20,430,838

Diluted

20,430,838

20,430,838

20,430,838


20,430,838

20,430,838

 


CHINA CERAMICS CO., LTD. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES

SALES VOLUME AND AVERAGE SELLING PRICE


Three months ended


Year ended


December 31

September 30

December 31


December 31

December 31


2012

2012

2011


2012

2011








Sales volume (square meters)                        

8,686,025

12,196,187

12,355,462


46,168,354

52,163,367

Average Selling Price (in RMB/square meter)

28.2

31.7

32.7


31.3

28.6

Average Selling Price (in USD/square meter)

4.6

5.1

5.2


5.0

4.4

 


CHINA CERAMICS CO., LTD. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(RMB in thousands)






Three months ended


Year ended


December 31

September 30

December 31


December 31

December 31


2012

2012

2011


2012

2011


(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)











Cash flows from operating activities                                   







Profit before taxation

18,621

97,864

125,435


328,763

400,504

Adjustments for







Amortization of land use rights

167

167

167


669

669

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment

16,832

16,493

15,022


66,186

48,410

Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment

-

512

-


512

1,155

Provision for inventory

(3,179)

1,576

-


4,237

-

Share-based compensation

1,286

1,294

5,376


5,651

17,295

Finance costs

1,189

1,789

3,771


9,319

11,067

Interest income

(72)

(89)

(63)


(380)

(494)

Operating profit before working capital Changes

34,844

119,606

149,708


414,957

478,606

(Increase)/decrease in inventories

53,927

(8,781)

(35,304)


(3,059)

(114,564)

(Increase)/decrease in trade receivables

22,563

37,511

2,904


17,324

(190,233)

(Increase)/decrease in other receivables and prepayments

(2,783)

6,628

(10,943)


22,285

(17,470)

Increase/(decrease) in trade payables

(119,162)

(22,957)

(6,957)


(137,559)

74,301

Increase/(decrease) in accrued liabilities and other payables

3,934

(1,104)

(2,041)


6,870

(1,760)

Cash generated from operations

(6,677)

130,903

97,367


320,818

228,880

Interest paid

(1,142)

(1,861)

(3,771)


(9,370)

(11,067)

Income tax paid

(25,399)

(30,507)

(26,258)


(120,247)

(93,586)








Net cash generated from/(used in) operating activities

(33,218)

98,535

67,338


191,201

124,227








Cash flows from investing activities







Proceed from disposal of property, plant and equipment

-

269

-


269

7,772

Acquisition of property, plant and Equipment

-

(19,520)

(63,760)


(19,520)

(441,605)

Interest received

72

89

63


380

494








Net cash generated from/(used in) investing activities

72

(19,162)

(63,697)


(18,871)

(433,339)








Cash flows from financing activities







Bank borrowings obtained

-

-

33,000


-

173,000

Repayment of short-term loans

-

(35,000)

(43,000)


(125,000)

(85,000)








Net cash generated from/(used in) financing activities

-

(35,000)

(10,000)


(125,000)

88,000








Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

(33,146)

44,373

(6,359)


47,330

(221,112)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

122,615

78,274

48,545


42,149

263,495

Effect of foreign exchange rate Differences

(21)

(32)

(37)


(31)

(234)








Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

89,448

122,615

42,149


89,448

42,149

 

CHINA CERAMICS CO., LTD. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMEMTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION

(U.S Dollar in thousands)










As at

December 31, 2012


As at

December 31, 2011





ASSETS AND LIABILITIES








Non-current assets




Property, plant and equipment

127,764


134,007

Land use rights

4,911


4,968

Goodwill

600


593

Deferred tax asset

170


-


133,445


139,568





Current assets




Inventories

46,645


46,359

Trade receivables

73,175


75,185

Prepayments and other receivables

657


4,191

Cash and bank balances

14,357


6,697


134,834


132,432





Current liabilities




Trade payables

18,479


40,147

Accrued liabilities and other payables

8,213


7,047

Interest-bearing bank borrowings

1,605


19,860

Income tax payable

140


5,575


28,437


72,629

Non-current liabilities




Long term borrowings

8,026


9,533

Deferred tax liabilities

169


173


8,195


9,706





Net current assets

106,397


59,803





Net assets

231,647


189,665





EQUITY




Total shareholders' equity

231,647


189,665

 


CHINA CERAMICS CO., LTD. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(U.S Dollar in thousands, except EPS and share data)



Three months ended


Year ended


December 31

September 30

December 31


December 31

December 31


2012

2012

2011


2012

2011








Revenue

40,011

62,116

63,828


230,740

231,361

Cost of Sales

(35,084)

(44,412)

(41,884)


(169,897)

(158,887)

Gross profit

4,927

17,704

21,944


60,843

72,474

Selling and distribution expenses           

(420)

(480)

(488)


(1,817)

(1,835)

Administrative expenses

(1,076)

(1,065)

(1,926)


(4,787)

(7,147)

Finance costs

(195)

(290)

(593)


(1,488)

(1,717)

Other expenses/income

(48)

(126)

796


(250)

348

Profit before taxation

3,188

15,743

19,733


52,501

62,123

Income tax expense

(908)

(4,030)

(5,233)


(13,563)

(16,452)

Net Profit for the period

2,280

11,713

14,500


38,938

45,671

Attributable to:

Shareholders of the Company







EPS-Basic

0.11

0.57

0.71


1.91

2.24

EPS-Diluted

0.11

0.57

0.71


1.91

2.24

Shares used in calculating basic EPS







Basic

20,430,838

20,430,838

20,430,838


20,430,838

20,430,838

Diluted

20,430,838

20,430,838

20,430,838


20,430,838

20,430,838









 

CHINA CERAMICS CO., LTD. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(U.S Dollar in thousands)






Three months ended


Year ended


December 31

September 30

December 31


December 31

December 31


2012

2012

2011


2012

2011








Cash flows from operating activities                                    







Profit before taxation

3,188

15,743

19,733


52,501

62,123

Adjustments for

-






Amortization of land use rights

27

27

27


107

104

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment

2,722

2,650

2,364


10,569

7,509

Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment

-

81

-


81

178

Provision for inventory

(502)

255

-


677

-

Share-based compensation

208

208

846


902

2,683

Finance costs

195

290

593


1,488

1,717

Interest income

(12)

(14)

(11)


(61)

(77)

Operating profit before working capital Changes

5,826

19,240

23,552


66,264

74,237

(Increase)/decrease in inventories

8,572

(1,438)

(5,555)


(489)

(17,770)

(Increase)/decrease in trade receivables

3,600

5,928

257


2,767

(29,507)

(Increase)/decrease in other receivables and prepayments

(427)

1,070

(1,704)


3,559

(2,710)

Increase/(decrease) in trade payables

(19,042)

(3,646)

(997)


(21,967)

11,525

Increase/(decrease) in accrued liabilities and other payables

630

(172)

(316)


1,097

(273)

Cash generated from operations

(841)

20,982

15,237


51,231

35,502

Interest paid

(188)

(302)

(593)


(1,496)

(1,717)

Income tax paid

(4,122)

(4,906)

(4,140)


(19,203)

(14,516)








Net cash generated from/(used in) operating activities

(5,151)

15,774

10,504


30,532

19,269








Cash flows from investing activities







Proceed from disposal of property, plant and equipment

-

43

-


43

1,198

Acquisition of property, plant and Equipment

-

(3,104)

(10,269)


(3,104)

(68,498)

Interest received

12

14

11


61

77








Net cash generated from/(used in) investing activities

12

(3,047)

(10,258)


(3,000)

(67,223)








Cash flows from financing activities







Bank borrowings obtained

-

-

5,259


-

26,834

Repayment of short-term loans

-

(5,642)

(6,713)


(19,875)

(13,185)








Net cash generated from/(used in) financing activities

-

(5,642)

(1,454)


(19,875)

13,649








Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

(5,139)

7,085

(1,208)


7,657

(34,305)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

19,510

12,321

7,611


6,697

39,923

Effect of foreign exchange rate Differences

(14)

104

294


3

1,079








Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

14,357

19,510

6,697


14,357

6,697

Source: China Ceramics Co., Ltd.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to China Ceramics' condensed consolidation financial results under International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"), the Company also provides Non-IFRS financial measures (referred to as Non-GAAP financial measures) for the fourth quarter of 2012, including Non-GAAP profit before taxation, Non-GAAP net income and Non-GAAP earnings per fully diluted shares, all of which exclude the share-based compensation expenses from their comparable IFRS measure. The Company believes that these Non-GAAP financial measures provide investors with another method for assessing China Ceramics' operating results in a manner that is focused on the performance of its ongoing operations and excludes share-based compensation expenses incurred for the stock option program. Readers are cautioned not to view Non-GAAP results on a stand-alone basis or as a substitute for results under GAAP, or as being comparable to results reported or forecasted by other companies, and should refer to the reconciliation of GAAP results with Non-GAAP results below. The Company believes that both management and investors benefit from referring to these Non-GAAP financial measures in assessing the performance of China Ceramics and when planning and forecasting future periods. The accompanying tables have more details on the GAAP financial measures that are most directly comparable to Non-GAAP financial measures and the related reconciliation between these financial measures.

 

CHINA CERAMICS CO., LTD.

Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP

Three months ended December 31, 2012



GAAP

(1)

Non-GAAP


GAAP

(1)

Non-GAAP


RMB'000

RMB'000

RMB'000


USD'000

USD'000

USD'000

Profit before taxation

18,621

1,286

19,907


3,188

208

3,396

Net profit

13,283

1,286

14,569


2,280

208

2,488

EPS-Basic

0.65


0.71


0.11


0.12

EPS-Diluted

0.65


0.71


0.11


0.12

 

CHINA CERAMICS CO., LTD.

Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP

Three months ended September 30, 2012



GAAP

(1)

Non-GAAP


GAAP

(1)

Non-GAAP


RMB'000

RMB'000

RMB'000


USD'000

USD'000

USD'000

Profit before taxation

97,864

1,294

99,158


15,743

208

15,951

Net profit

72,811

1,294

74,105


11,713

208

11,921

EPS-Basic

3.56


3.63


0.57


0.58

EPS-Diluted

3.56


3.63


0.57


0.58

 

CHINA CERAMICS CO., LTD.

Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP

Three months ended December 31, 2011



GAAP

(1)

Non-GAAP


GAAP

(1)

Non-GAAP


RMB'000

RMB'000

RMB'000


USD'000

USD'000

USD'000

Profit before taxation

125,435

5,376

130,811


19,733

846

20,579

Net profit

92,170

5,376

97,546


14,500

846

15,346

EPS-Basic

4.51


4.77


0.71


0.75

EPS-Diluted

4.51


4.77


0.71


0.75

 

CHINA CERAMICS CO., LTD.

Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP

Year ended December 31, 2012



GAAP

(1)

Non-GAAP


GAAP

(1)

Non-GAAP


RMB'000

RMB'000

RMB'000


USD'000

USD'000

USD'000

Profit before taxation

328,763

5,651

334,414


52,501

902

53,403

Net profit

243,831

5,651

249,482


38,938

902

39,840

EPS-Basic

11.93


12.21


1.91


1.95

EPS-Diluted

11.93


12.21


1.91


1.95

 

CHINA CERAMICS CO., LTD.

Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP

Year ended December 31, 2011



GAAP

(1)

Non-GAAP


GAAP

(1)

Non-GAAP


RMB'000

RMB'000

RMB'000


USD'000

USD'000

USD'000

Profit before taxation

400,504

17,295

417,799


62,123

2,683

64,806

Net profit

294,439

17,295

311,734


45,671

2,683

48,354

EPS-Basic

14.41


15.26


2.24


2.37

EPS-Diluted

14.41


15.26


2.24


2.37


 (1) Share-based compensation.

Source: China Ceramics Co., Ltd.

Contact Information:


China Ceramics Co., Ltd.

CCG Investor Relations Inc.

Edmund Hen, Chief Financial Officer

David Rudnick, Account Manager

Email: info@cceramics.com

Email: david.rudnick@ccgir.com


Phone: +1-646-626-4172

 

SOURCE China Ceramics Co., Ltd.

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