China Security & Surveillance Technology, Inc. ("China Security" or "CSST" or the "Company") (NYSE: CSR) (Nasdaq Dubai: CSR), a leading provider of digital surveillance technology in the PRC, today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ending December 31, 2008 .
Fourth Quarter 2008
Fourth quarter 2008 revenue increased 70.5% to
In the fourth quarter, gross profits increased
GAAP earnings per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2008 was
Excluding these non-cash expenses, adjusted net income grew 47.1% to
The Company's cash position at the end of 2008 was
Mr. Guo Shen Tu , Chief Executive Officer of China Security, commented, ''In the fourth quarter, we continued to see significant demand from government Safe-City contracts, and we continue to have excellent success in winning ever larger contracts, due to our strong brand and comprehensive product and services offerings. While our pricing and profitability remain firm in the government sector, we nevertheless experienced price erosions in our corporate segment, due to higher emphasis on cost controls by many of our corporate customers. As such, while we continue to project healthy demand and revenue growth over the next 12 months, we are focused on further integrating our operations and generating greater synergies across our portfolio of technologies, products, and subsidiaries. We are also focused on increasing our manufacturing and administrative efficiencies through targeted cost savings initiatives.''
Full Year 2008
Revenue increased 77.9% to
Full year 2008 gross profits increased 73.3% to
Accordingly, GAAP net income in 2008 decreased 7.7% to
Excluding these non-cash expenses, adjusted net income increased 62.1% to
For the full year 2009, the Company reaffirms its revenue projection of
Mr. Tu concluded, ''We remain confident about the business and the growth of the security industry. Our strategy has always been to be the market leader, and we have executed on our strategy successfully. We have built our industry's leading brand, distribution, product and services breadth, and manufacturing capabilities, and we have begun to realize the benefits of our self-reinforcing foundation, as we continue to see higher revenues, and a greater number of larger Safe City contracts.
In the coming year, we aim to expand our market leadership in China through greater integration of our corporate strengths and assets. We believe that our strategic consolidation efforts during the previous two years provide us with the strongest and most complete capabilities in offering turnkey security solutions demanded by our large corporate and government customers. We also aim to expand our international business through strategic partnerships and targeted market developments. Even taking into account the current global economic situation, we believe this is a great time to leverage our expertise and increase our brand awareness on a more global scale. As such, we continue to evaluate additional strategic partnerships with leading vendors of security technology and services that seek to leverage our leading brand, distribution, and manufacturing capabilities in the Chinese market.''
Explanation of Redemption Accretion
The Company raised
As of December 31 , the Company accrued
The Company will hold a conference call to discuss the financial results at 8:00 a.m. ET on March 05, 2009 . The Company invites you to join the call by dialing 1-913-312-9325. A live webcast of the conference call will be available at http://www.csst.com . A replay of the call will be available from March 05, 2009 to March 12, 2009 . Listeners may access the replay by dialing 1-719-457-0820, passcode: 1429713.
About China Security & Surveillance Technology, Inc.
Based in Shenzhen, China , China Security manufactures, distributes, installs and services surveillance and safety products and systems as well as develops surveillance and safety related software in China . Its customers are mainly comprised of commercial and government entities and non-profit organizations. China Security has built a diversified customer base through its extensive sales and service network that includes over 150 branch offices and distribution points throughout China . To learn more about the Company visit http://www.csst.com .
About Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures for earnings that exclude the accrual for the redemption amount payable under certain outstanding convertible notes issued by the Company and certain other non-cash charges. China Security believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors because they exclude non-cash charges that China Security's management excludes when it internally evaluates the performance of China Security's business and makes operating decisions, including internal budgeting, and performance measurement, because these measures provide a consistent method of comparison to historical periods. Moreover, management believes these non-GAAP measures reflect the essential operating activities of China Security. Accordingly, management excludes the expense arising from the accrual of redemption amounts payable under its outstanding convertible notes and certain other non-cash charges when making operational decisions. China Security believes that providing the non-GAAP measures that management uses to its investors is useful to investors for a number of reasons. The non-GAAP measures provide a consistent basis for investors to understand China Security's financial performance in comparison to historical periods. In addition, it allows investors to evaluate China Security's performance using the same methodology and information as that used by China Security's management. Non-GAAP measures are subject to inherent limitations because they do not include all of the expenses included under GAAP and because they involve the exercise of judgment of which charges are excluded from the non-GAAP financial measure. However, China Security's management compensates for these limitations by providing the relevant disclosure of the items excluded.
The following table provides the non-GAAP financial measure and the related GAAP measure and provides a reconciliation of the non-GAAP measure to the equivalent GAAP measure.Adjusted Net Income (Unaudited) All amounts, other than for share and per share amounts, in thousands of U.S. dollars Twelve Months Ended Three Months Ended 12/31/2008 12/31/2007 12/31/2008 12/31/2007 GAAP Net Income $32,603 $35,319 $11,223 $14,825 Less: Gain on disposal of long lived assets -- (11,587) -- (6,898) Addition: Depreciation and amortization 9,491 5,040 2,745 1,714 Non cash employee compensation 13,837 4,157 4,175 2,102 Redemption accretion on convertible notes 19,641 13,701 5,551 4,363 Non-GAAP Net Income $75,572 $46,630 $23,694 $16,106 Adjusted EPS (Unaudited) Twelve Months Ended Three Months Ended 12/31/2008 12/31/2007 12/31/2008 12/31/2007 GAAP DILUTED EPS $0.72 $0.91 $0.23 $0.35 Less: Gain on disposal of long lived assets -- (0.30) -- (0.16) Addition: Depreciation and amortization 0.21 0.13 0.06 0.04 Non-cash employee compensation 0.31 0.11 0.09 0.05 Redemption accretion on convertible notes 0.43 0.35 0.12 0.10 Adjusted EPS $1.67 $1.20 $0.49 $0.38 Share used in computing net income per share (diluted) 'million 45.28 38.80 48.16 42.23
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These risks and uncertainties include, but not limited to, the factors mentioned in the ''Risk Factors'' section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 , and other risks mentioned in our other reports filed with the Securities Exchange Commission, or SEC. Copies of filings made with the SEC are available through the SEC's electronic data gathering analysis retrieval system (EDGAR) at www.sec.gov. The words ''believe,'' ''expect,'' ''anticipate,'' ''project,'' ''targets,'' ''optimistic,'' ''intend,'' ''aim,'' ''will'' or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward- looking statements. The Company assumes no obligation and does not intend to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by law.For more information, please contact: Company Contact: Terence Yap Tel: +86-755-8351-6102 Email: email@example.com Kewa Luo Tel: +1-212-984-0688 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Investor Contact: ICR: Michael Tieu Tel: +86-10-6599-7960 Email: email@example.com Bill Zima Tel: +1-203-682-8200 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Media Contact: Patrick Yu Fleishman-Hillard Hong Kong Tel: +852-2530-2577 Email: email@example.com CHINA SECURITY & SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME FOR THE QUARTERS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2008 AND 2007 Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars (Except for share and per share amounts) Three Months Ended December 31 2008 2007 Revenues $143,548 $84,174 Cost of goods sold 107,728 59,384 Gross profit 35,820 24,790 Selling and marketing 3,547 2,709 General and administrative 13,026 7,047 Depreciation and amortization 2,499 1,498 Income from operations 16,748 13,536 Rental income received from related party -- 103 Interest income 47 60 Interest expense (6,167) (4,819) Gain on disposal of fixed assets -- 8,115 Equity in net loss of affiliated companies -- -- Other income, net 1,069 1,483 Income before income taxes and minority interest 11,697 18,478 Minority interest in income of consolidated subsidiaries 2 (32) Income taxes (476) (3,621) Net income 11,223 14,825 NET INCOME PER SHARE BASIC 0.2362 0.3536 DILUTED 0.2331 0.3517 WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING BASIC 47,514,443 41,922,449 DILUTED 48,156,574 42,149,873 CHINA SECURITY & SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2008, 2007 and 2006 Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars (Except for share and per share amounts) 2008 2007 2006 Revenues $427,354 $240,188 $106,989 Cost of goods sold (including depreciation and amortization for the years ended December 31, 2008, 2007 and 2006 of $762, $216 and $0, respectively) 306,813 170,649 75,976 Gross profit 120,541 69,539 31,013 Selling and marketing 12,056 5,622 1,511 General and administrative 42,295 16,442 3,036 (including non-cash employee compensation for the years ended December 31, 2008, 2007 and 2006 of $13,837, $4,157 and $0, respectively) Depreciation and amortization 8,729 4,824 1,124 Income from operations 57,461 42,651 25,342 Rental income from related parties -- 483 496 Interest income 218 374 63 Interest expense (21,765) (15,011) (108) Gain on sale of affiliated company -- -- 307 Gain on disposal of land use rights and properties -- 13,632 -- Other income, net 2,236 2,530 711 Income before income taxes and minority interest 38,150 44,659 26,811 Minority interest in (income) loss of consolidated subsidiaries 33 (49) 9 Income taxes (5,580) (9,291) (3,889) Net income 32,603 35,319 22,931 Foreign currency translation gain 17,294 9,664 1,664 COMPREHENSIVE INCOME $49,897 $44,983 $24,595 NET INCOME PER SHARE BASIC $0.73 $0.95 $0.88 DILUTED $0.72 $0.91 $0.85 WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING BASIC 44,721,421 37,368,549 26,052,519 DILUTED 45,284,070 38,795,241 26,940,215 CHINA SECURITY & SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2008 AND 2007 Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars (Except for share and per share amounts) ASSETS 2008 2007 Cash and cash equivalents $47,779 $89,071 Accounts receivable, net 148,205 63,206 Related party receivables -- 549 Inventories, net 117,042 40,606 Prepayment and deposits 7,280 3,225 Advances to suppliers 17,120 2,877 Other receivables 14,065 13,171 Tax refundable -- 92 Deferred tax assets - current portion 32 137 Total current assets 351,523 212,934 Deposits paid for acquisition of subsidiaries, properties and intangible assets 7,855 46,443 Plant and equipment, net 74,523 24,066 Land use rights, net 7,675 1,379 Intangible assets 56,913 39,800 Contingently returnable acquisition consideration 1,176 -- Goodwill 73,216 52,369 Deferred financing cost 1,082 150 Deferred tax assets - - non-current portion 253 262 TOTAL ASSETS $574,216 $377,403 LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY CURRENT LIABILITIES Notes payable - short term $10,242 $12,814 Obligation under product financing arrangements - short term 2,469 -- Accounts payable 50,756 21,864 Accrued expenses 10,263 5,108 Advances from customers 28,621 8,352 Taxes payable 4,115 4,153 Payable for acquisition of businesses, properties and land use rights 11,915 -- Deferred income 1,207 915 Total current liabilities 119,588 53,206 LONG TERM LIABILITIES Notes payable - long term 2,853 698 Obligation under product financing arrangements - long term 4,214 -- Convertible notes payable 143,342 123,701 Total liabilities 269,997 177,605 MINORITY INTEREST IN CONSOLIDATED SUBSIDIARIES 32 61 SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized, 0 shares issued and outstanding Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 290,000,000 shares authorized 49,142,592 (2008) and 42,506,150 (2007) shares issued and outstanding 5 4 Additional paid-in capital 164,806 110,254 Retained earnings 109,405 76,802 Statutory surplus reserve fund 804 804 Accumulated other comprehensive income 29,167 11,873 Total shareholders' equity 304,187 199,737 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY $574,216 $377,403 CHINA SECURITY & SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2008, 2007 and 2006 Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars (Except for share and per share amounts) 2008 2007 2006 CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES: Net income $32,603 $35,319 $22,931 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 9,491 5,040 1,124 Allowance for doubtful accounts 401 74 113 Provision for obsolete inventories 14 8 230 Amortization of loan origination fees -- -- 37 Common stock issued for services -- -- 250 Issue of warrants for investor relation services -- -- 185 Amortization of consultancy services 135 122 -- Non-cash compensation expense 13,837 4,157 -- Amortization of deferred financing cost 206 26 -- Redemption accretion on convertible notes 19,641 13,701 -- Gain on disposal of land use rights, properties, plant and equipment -- (13,632) (15) Gain on sale of affiliated company -- -- (307) Deferred taxes 142 7 107 Minority interest (33) 49 (9) Changes in operating assets and liabilities: (Increase) decrease in: Accounts receivable (73,827) (28,539) (13,992) Related party receivables 587 (80) 3,768 Other receivables (2,060) (6,932) (401) Inventories (63,306) (7,851) (13,328) Prepayment and deposits (2,381) 453 (3,233) Advances to suppliers (12,850) 1,178 (1,323) Increase (decrease) in: Accounts payable and accrued expenses 21,312 10,094 6,300 Advances from customers 17,077 1,376 -- Taxes payable (318) 2,271 582 Related party payable -- -- (9) Deferred income 229 141 (26) Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities (39,100) 16,982 2,984 2008 2007 2006 CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES: Additions to plant and equipment (6,129) (11,382) (5,114) Additions to intangible assets, other than through business acquisitions (2,320) (1,016) (107) Additions to land use rights, other than through business acquisitions (5,101) (591) -- Deposits paid for acquisition of subsidiaries (3,790) (22,545) -- Deposits refunded for acquisition of subsidiaries 1,943 -- -- Deposits paid for acquisition of properties and intangible assets (357) (23,898) -- Net cash outflow on acquisition of net assets of businesses acquired (net of cash acquired) (10,997) (36,378) (6,539) Proceeds from dispositions of non-current assets -- -- 592 Proceeds from disposal of land use rights and properties 3,379 12,844 -- Net cash used in investing activities (23,372) (82,966) (11,168) CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES: Cash received from (advanced to) directors -- (71) 9 New borrowings, net of issuing cost 17,401 124,883 3,495 Repayment of borrowings (19,386) (8,045) -- New borrowings from obligation under product financing arrangements 6,687 -- -- Repayment of obligation under product financing arrangements (1,143) -- -- Issue of common stock upon exercise of warrants 277 3,905 123 Issue of common stock, net of issuing expenses 9,700 -- 32,285 Net cash provided by financing activities 13,536 120,672 35,912 NET (DECREASE) INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS (48,936) 54,688 27,728 Effect of exchange rate changes on cash 7,644 3,403 975 Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year 89,071 30,980 2,277 CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, END OF YEAR $47,779 $89,071 $30,980
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