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May 13, 2010 at 6:06 AM EDT

China Yuchai International Announces Unaudited First Quarter 2010 Financial Results

SINGAPORE, May 13, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --China Yuchai International Limited (NYSE: CYD) ("China Yuchai" or the "Company"), announced today its unaudited consolidated financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010. As announced on February 25, 2010, China Yuchai has changed its financial reporting standards from U.S. GAAP to International Financial Reporting Standards as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board ("IFRS"). China Yuchai reported its consolidated financial results using IFRS in its FY 2009 Form 20-F which was filed on April 30, 2010 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the financial information presented herein for FY 2009 and FY 2010 are reported using IFRS.

Net revenue for the first quarter of 2010 was RMB 5.1 billion (US$ 742.7 million) compared with RMB 2.9 billion (US$ 431.4 million) in the first quarter of 2009, representing a 72.2% year-over-year growth. The total number of diesel engines sold by the Company's main operating subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited ("GYMCL"), during the first quarter of 2010 was 195,017 units compared with 121,749 units in the previous year, a 60% unit sales volume increase. The stronger growth in revenue was primarily due to the shift of product mix towards heavy and medium duty engines.

Gross profit was RMB 1.0 billion (US$ 150.2 million) in the first quarter of 2010, representing a 111.1% increase over the gross profit of RMB 0.49 billion (US$ 71.1 million) in the first quarter of 2009. The gross margin for the first quarter of 2010 was 20.2%, a 3.7% improvement over the gross margin of 16.5% for the first quarter of 2009. Since the second half of 2009, the Company sold more heavy and medium duty engines which carry higher gross margins.

Research and development ("R & D") expenses were RMB 67.3 million (US$ 9.9 million) in the first quarter of 2010 versus RMB 57.5 million (US$ 8.4 million) in the first quarter of 2009. As a percentage of net revenue, R & D spending was 1.3% of net revenue in the first quarter, compared with 2.0% in the same quarter last year.

Selling, distribution & administrative expenses in the first quarter of 2010 were RMB 507.7 million (US$ 74.4 million) compared with RMB 332.1 million (US$ 48.7 million) in the first quarter of 2009. These expenses represented 10.0% of first quarter 2010 net revenue compared with 11.3% of first quarter 2009 net revenue. The expenses declined as a percentage of net revenue mainly due to continued cost saving measures and improved economies of scale in the first quarter of 2010 compared to the same quarter a year ago.

Operating profit was RMB 468.7 million (US$ 68.7 million) in the first quarter of 2010, a 345.6% increase over the RMB 105.2 million (US$ 15.4 million) in the first quarter of 2009. The increase is mainly due to higher gross profit. The operating margin was 9.2% in the first quarter of 2010 compared with 3.6% in the first quarter of 2009.

Profit for the period attributable to equity holders of the Parent (the term "Parent" as used in this announcement refers to China Yuchai) was RMB 271.8 million (US$ 39.8 million), or earnings per share of RMB 7.29(US$ 1.07), in the first quarter of 2010 compared with RMB 207.8 million (US$ 30.4 million), or earnings per share of RMB 5.58(US$ 0.82) in the first quarter of 2009. In the first quarter of 2009, there was a one-time non-recurring gain of RMB 203.0 million (US$ 29.7 million) from GYMCL's acquisition of 100% equity of Guangxi Yulin Hotel Company Ltd in settlement of past loans (as previously reported). Excluding the one-time gain, the profit for the period attributable to equity holders of the Parent for the first quarter of 2009 would have been RMB 52.7 million (US$ 7.7 million) or earnings per share of RMB 1.41(US$ 0.21).

As of March 31, 2010, the Company had cash and cash equivalent of RMB 3.7 billion (US$ 537.6 million) compared with total short-term and long-term interest bearing loans and borrowings of RMB 954.5 million (US$ 139.8 million). Total equity attributable to equity holders of the Parent increased to RMB 4.3 billion (US$ 623.7 million) on March 31, 2010, from RMB 4.0 billion on December 31, 2009. The total shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2010 were 37,267,673 shares.

Mr. Boo Guan Saw, President of China Yuchai, commented, "We are pleased by the robust increase in unit sales and improved product-mix in the first quarter of 2010. We are now well-positioned to offer a wider range and higher volume of high quality engines ranging from light-duty to heavy-duty to meet the growing transportation demand in China. While this has been a strong quarter, it is to be noted that going forward, the diesel engine market in China is likely to be affected by inventories available in the industry as well as the Chinese government's credit tightening policy to contain inflation. In relation to our production capabilities, the new foundry equipped with high-grade imported machinery and robotic product tools is anticipated to significantly strengthen our in-sourcing capabilities for key performance engine components as well as improve the efficiency of our foundry operations. Trial production at the new foundry commenced in the first quarter of 2010 and this together with our strategic partnerships with CIMC-Chery, Caterpillar and Geely allows us to continue to be an active and integral participant in the growth of China's automotive industry."

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 6.8263 = US$1.00, the rate quoted by the People's Bank of China at the close of business on March 31, 2010. 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 March 31, 2010 or at any other date.

First quarter 2010 Earnings Web Cast

An audio web cast for the investment community has been scheduled for 8:30 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time today, May 13, 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 . 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 approximately 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

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                                 - tables follow --

    For the period ended March 31, 2010
    (RMB and US$ amounts expressed in thousands, except per share data)

                               Announced results
                              YTD 31st March, 2010        YTD 31st March, 2009
                               Rmb '000    Usd '000        Rmb '000   Usd '000

    Revenue, net               5,069,558   742,651         2,944,659   431,370
    Cost of sales             (4,044,390) (592,472)       (2,459,095) (360,238)
    Gross profit               1,025,168   150,179           485,564    71,132
    Other income                  18,573     2,721             9,197     1,347
    Research &
     development costs           (67,300)   (9,859)          (57,470)   (8,419)
     and administrative
     expenses                   (507,746)  (74,381)         (332,112)  (48,652)
    Operating profit             468,695    68,660           105,179    15,408
    Finance costs                (38,991)   (5,712)          (16,599)   (2,432)
    Share of profit of
     associates                       48         7             2,146       314
    Share of loss
     of joint ventures            (7,780)   (1,140)           (5,864)     (859)
    Gain on acquisition of
     Guangxi Yulin Hotel Company
     Ltd in settlement
     of past loans                    --        --           202,950    29,731
    Profit before tax from
     continuing operations       421,972    61,815           287,812    42,162
    Income tax expense           (64,637)   (9,469)          (19,651)   (2,879)
    Profit for the period from
     continuing operations       357,335    52,346           268,161    39,283
    Discontinued operations           --        --             1,236       181
    Profit for the period        357,335    52,346           269,397    39,464

    Attributable to:-
    Equity holders
     of the Parent               271,794    39,815           207,807    30,442
    Non-controlling interest      85,541    12,531            61,590     9,022
                                 357,335    52,346           269,397    39,464
    Net earnings per
     common share                   7.29      1.07              5.58      0.82

    Selected Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheet Items
    (Rmb and US$ amounts are expressed in thousands)

                                              As of
                                           December 31,
                                               2009     As of March 31, 2010
                                             Rmb '000    Rmb '000   Usd '000

    Cash and cash equivalent                 3,657,981   3,669,718    537,585
    Trade and bills receivables              2,506,701   4,565,100    668,752
    Inventories                              2,130,026   2,190,313    320,864
    Net current assets                       8,678,505  11,004,859  1,612,126
    Total assets                            13,305,911  15,735,862  2,305,182
    Trade payables                           4,749,651   6,472,963    948,239
    Short-term and long-term interest
     bearing loans and borrowings            1,079,048     954,514    139,829
    Equity attributable to equity holders
     of the Parent                           4,049,331   4,257,675    623,716

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