China Yuchai International Announces Unaudited 2009 Financial Results
The consolidated financial results for fiscal year 2009 have been prepared in conformity with International Financial Reporting Standards as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board ("IFRS"). Prior to Q4/2009, the Company prepared its consolidated financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), which differs in certain significant respects from IFRS. The Company's Board of Directors approved the change in the Company's financial reporting standards from U.S. GAAP to IFRS to more closely align China Yuchai's financial reporting with its main operating subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited ("GYMCL") and HL Global Enterprises Limited ("HLGE"), as their financial results are prepared in accordance with PRC GAAP and Singapore Financial Reporting Standards, respectively, which are closely aligned with IFRS. HLGE is considered a subsidiary of China Yuchai under IFRS. With retroactive effect from the beginning of FY 2008, China Yuchai will be reporting its consolidated financial results using IFRS in its FY 2009 Form 20-F which will be filed in accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). In March 2008, the SEC adopted rule amendments permitting foreign private issuers to file their financial statements in accordance with IFRS.
Key Unaudited Fourth Quarter, 2009 Financial Information
Unaudited net revenues (determined in accordance with IFRS) for the fourth quarter of 2009 was approximately RMB 3.2 billion (US$ 471.2 million). The total number of diesel engines sold by GYMCL during the fourth quarter of 2009 was 101,363 compared with 114,855 units during the third quarter of 2009. As a result of the conversion of the Company's accounts from US GAAP to IFRS in the fourth quarter of 2009, the foregoing fourth quarter information was compiled by the Company using summary IFRS accounting policies, and is not directly comparable with the Company's third quarter 2009 information (which was prepared in accordance with US GAAP).
Unaudited Consolidated Financial Results for 2009 and 2008 based on IFRS
The consolidated financial results for fiscal year 2008 included in this press release were originally prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP but have been restated on an unaudited basis in accordance with IFRS for comparison purposes. The Company's independent auditors are in the process of completing their audit of our IFRS financial statements for 2008 and 2009. These unaudited numbers disclosed in this announcement are, therefore, subject to change.
Net revenues for 2009 increased 26.3% to RMB 13.1 billion (US$ 1.9 billion) from RMB 10.4 billion (US$ 1.5 billion) in 2008. The total number of diesel engines sold by GYMCL for 2009 was 467,899 units, a 25.7% increase compared with 372,280 units sold in 2008. The increase in net revenues was a result of greater unit volume across the board.
Gross profit in 2009 rose 24.0% to RMB 2.5 billion (US$ 372.2 million) from RMB 2.0 billion (US$ 300.1 million) in 2008. The gross margin was 19.3% versus 19.7% in 2008. The slight decrease in gross margin was mainly due to a larger percentage of sales of the lower margin, smaller engines as well as higher costs in producing engines compliant with National III emission standards. Smaller engines are commonly installed in agricultural-related vehicles such as farming equipment and pick-up trucks which received a boost in demand from the Chinese government's stimulus measures.
In 2009, the Company continued to deploy more expenditure towards the research and development ("R&D") of low emissions, high fuel efficient engines, incurring RMB 297.3 million (US$ 43.5 million) versus RMB 184.8 million (US$ 27.1 million) in 2008. This represented a 60.9% increase year-over-year. As a percentage of net revenues, R&D spending was 2.3% of net revenues in 2009 and 1.8% in 2008. Investments in these activities will better position the Company for future growth and contribute to the Government's environmental initiatives.
In line with the increase in the number of diesel engines sold in 2009, selling, general & administrative expenses ("SG&A") rose 15.8% in 2009 to RMB 1,468.1 million (US$ 215.0 million) compared with RMB 1,268.1 million (US$ 185.7 million) in 2008. SG & A expenses was 11.2% of 2009 revenues and this compared favorably with 12.2% in 2008.
Operating income rose 30.1% in 2009 to RMB 776.0 million (US$ 113.6 million) from RMB 596.3 million (US$ 87.3 million) in 2008. The increase was mainly due to higher gross profit and more effective cost-control measures on SG&A expenses. The operating margin was 5.9% in 2009 versus 5.7% in 2008.
Interest expense in 2009 was RMB 77.5 million (US$ 11.4 million), compared with RMB 150.4 million (US$ 22.0 million) in 2008. The lower interest expense was due to the Company's improved balance sheet, in particular lower bank borrowings, stronger cash flow generation, and higher trade credits from suppliers (represented by trade accounts payable).
Other income in 2009 was RMB 78.5 million (US$ 11.5 million) compared with RMB 19.5 million (US$ 2.9 million) in 2008 mainly due to higher interest income, dividend income, government grant and write back of payables.
There was a one-time write back of approximately RMB 203 million (US$ 29.7 million) from GYMCL's acquisition of the 100% equity of Guangxi Yulin Hotel Company Ltd. ("Yulin Hotel Company") to settle past loans by GYMCL worth an aggregate principal amount of RMB 205 million. Details of this transaction were previously reported by the Company.
Net income in 2009 was RMB 628.0 million (US$ 92.0 million) compared with RMB 240.0 million (US$ 35.2 million) for 2008. Earnings per share for 2009 was RMB 16.85(US$ 2.47) compared with RMB 6.44(US$ 0.94) in 2008. Net income in 2009, excluding the one-time write back from the acquisition of the 100% equity of Yulin Hotel Company as stated above, was RMB 472.9 million (US$ 69.3 million), or earnings per share of RMB 12.69(US$ 1.86). The improvement in net income was mainly due to higher sales volume, better expense control, lower interest expense as well as higher other income.
As of December 31, 2009, a total of 37,267,673 shares were issued and outstanding.
In September 2009, China Yuchai declared a $0.10 per ordinary share cash dividend that was paid out on October 16, 2009. In view of the Company's performance in 2009, the Board of Directors has approved a quantum of US$0.25 per ordinary share be paid as cash dividend. The declaration, record and payment dates are to be determined at a later date pending receipt of the Company's share of dividends from GYMCL for the financial year 2009.
Cash and cash equivalent was RMB 3.7 billion (US$ 535.7 million) on December 31, 2009, compared with RMB 823.7 million at the end of 2008. Accounts receivable was RMB 2.5 billion (US$ 365.5 million) at the end of 2009, compared with RMB 2.5 billion at the previous year end. Inventory was RMB 2.2 billion (US$ 317.0 million) at the end of 2009 compared with RMB 2.2 billion in 2008. Trade accounts payable increased from RMB 2.6 billion in 2008 to RMB 4.9 billion (US$ 719.8 million) as GYMCL, the Company's major operating subsidiary, was able to more effectively utilize this source of financing. Short-term and long-term borrowing decreased from RMB 1.3 billion at the end of 2008 to RMB 953.6 million (US$ 139.7 million) at the end of December 31, 2009.
Mr. Boo Guan Saw, President of China Yuchai, commented, "We are very pleased that China Yuchai closed 2009 with a strong performance and much improved fundamentals across all areas from sales and product development to strategic partnerships and financial management. Once again, we have been rated the Number 1 seller of diesel engines in China in 2009. In January 2010, the positive trend continued with total sales volume of 83,040 units. The Chinese government's timely stimulus packages revitalized the domestic automotive sector and boosted the economy in inland China, which will likely become the growth engine for China in the next 5 years. With the continued growth in infrastructure expansion such as high-speed railways, inter-city highways, ports, hospitals and airports, we benefited from this favorable macroeconomic trend. As further infrastructure development occurred in central China, the usage of diesel engine powered trucks and buses increased and we need to maintain our market share in the medium and large bus segment by providing high quality products and excellent customer service support. As the Chinese government continues to strengthen its enforcement on emissions control and promoting low carbon technology, China Yuchai's investment in R&D will enhance its leading, environmental friendly engine technologies to gain further traction among our existing and future customers."
"We have taken steps to enhance our production capacity by introducing new manufacturing techniques at our facilities in Yulin, and completed phase one of our new assembly facility in Xiamen, as well as developed partnerships with global powerhouses like Caterpillar and domestic industry leaders such as CIMC-Chery Auto, with whom we will launch new heavy-duty diesel engines. With our wide product offerings and strong R&D capability, we will further reinforce our leadership in the Chinese diesel engine sector even as we put more emphasis on exports in 2010," Mr. Saw concluded.
Exchange Rate Information
The Company's functional currency is the U.S. dollar and its reporting currency is Renminbi. The translation of amounts from Renminbi to U.S. dollars is solely for the convenience of the reader. Translation of amounts from Renminbi to U.S. dollars has been made at the rate of RMB 6.8282 = US$1.00, the rate quoted by the People's Bank of China at the close of business on December 31, 2009. No representation is made that the Renminbi amounts could have been, or could be, converted into U.S. dollars at that rate or at any other certain rate on December 31, 2009 or at any other date.
Unaudited Full Year 2009 Financial Results Web Cast
An audio web cast for the investment community has been scheduled for 8:30 A.M. Eastern Standard Time today, February 25, 2010. The call will be hosted by Mr. Boo Guan Saw, President, and Mr. Weng Ming Hoh, Chief Financial Officer, who will present and discuss the financial results and business outlook of the Company, followed by a Q&A session.
The web cast can be accessed at the investor relations section of the Company's website located at http://www.cyilimited.com . Participants are requested to log into the web cast at least 5 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. The recorded web cast will be available on the website shortly after the earnings call.
About China Yuchai International
China Yuchai International Limited, through its subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited ("GYMCL"), engages in the manufacture, assembly, and sale of a wide array of light-duty, medium-sized and heavy-duty diesel engines for construction equipment, trucks, buses, and cars in China. GYMCL also produces diesel power generators, which are primarily used in the construction and mining industries. Through its regional sales offices and authorized customer service centers, the Company distributes its diesel engines directly to auto OEMs and retailers and provides maintenance and retrofitting services throughout China. Founded in 1951, GYMCL has established a reputable brand name, strong research & development team and significant market share in China with high-quality products and reliable after-sales support. In 2009, GYMCL sold 467,899 diesel engines and was consistently ranked No. 1 in unit sales by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. For more information, please visit http://www.cyilimited.com
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For more information, please contact: Kevin Theiss / Dixon Chen Grayling Tel: +1-646-284-9409 Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org -- tables follow -- CHINA YUCHAI INTERNATIONAL LIMITED UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS For the year ended December 31, 2009 (RMB and USD amounts expressed in thousands, except per share data) YTD 31st December, 2009 YTD 31st December, 2008 Rmb '000 USD '000 Rmb '000 USD '000 Revenues, net 13,144,245 1,924,994 10,404,788 1,523,797 Cost of goods sold 10,602,945 1,552,817 8,355,652 1,223,698 Gross profit 2,541,300 372,177 2,049,136 300,099 Research & development 297,259 43,534 184,794 27,063 Selling, general and administrative expenses 1,468,071 215,001 1,268,059 185,709 Operating income 775,970 113,642 596,283 87,327 Interest expenses 77,543 11,356 150,409 22,028 Other income (78,474) (11,493) (19,461) (2,850) Share of (profit)/loss of affiliates (3,078) (451) (2,717) (398) Share of (profit)/loss of joint ventures 16,000 2,343 (13,691) (2,005) Income before income taxes and minority interests 763,979 111,887 481,743 70,552 Income taxes 147,780 21,643 110,526 16,187 Profit from continuing operations 616,199 90,244 371,217 54,365 Gain on acquisition of Guangxi Yulin Hotel Company Ltd in settlement of past loan (202,950) (29,722) -- -- (Profit)/Loss from discontinued operations (13,022) (1,907) 33,985 4,977 832,171 121,873 337,232 49,388 Minority interests 204,196 29,905 97,196 14,234 Net income 627,975 91,968 240,036 35,154 Net earnings per common share 16.85 2.47 6.44 0.94 Note: Both 2008 and 2009 financials are prepared in conformity with IFRS. The amounts are unaudited and subject to change. CHINA YUCHAI INTERNATIONAL LIMITED Selected Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheet Items (RMB and USD amounts are expressed in thousands) As of December As of December 31, 2009 31, 2008 Rmb '000 Rmb '000 USD '000 Cash balances 823,696 3,657,913 535,707 Trade accounts receivable, net 2,538,135 2,495,930 365,533 Inventories, net 2,250,044 2,164,399 316,979 Investment in affiliated companies 500,344 565,003 82,746 Net current assets 961,908 1,830,609 268,095 Total assets 9,967,644 13,256,349 1,941,412 Trade accounts payable 2,619,136 4,914,969 719,804 Short-term and long-term borrowings 1,325,488 953,646 139,663 Shareholders' equity and accumulated other comprehensive income 3,415,121 4,018,914 588,576 Note: Both 2008 and 2009 financials are prepared in conformity with IFRS. The amounts are unaudited and subject to change.
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