Kandi Technologies Reports First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

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JINHUA, China, May 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. (the “Company,” “we” or “Kandi”) (NASDAQ:KNDI), today announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2017.

First Quarter Highlights

  • Total revenues were $4.3 million for the first quarter of 2017, a decrease of 91.6% from total revenues of $50.7 million for the same period in 2016.
     
  • Electric Vehicle (“EV”) parts sales decreased by 94.2% to $2.7 million for the first quarter of 2017, compared with EV parts sales of $46.2 million for the same period in 2016.
     
  • Off-road vehicles revenues increased by 130.0% to $1.6 million for the first quarter of 2017, compared with off-road vehicle sales of $0.7 million for the same period in 2016.

  • GAAP net loss for the first quarter of 2017 was $24.2 million, or a loss of $0.51 per fully diluted share, which was largely due to $20.8 million for research & development, compared with GAAP net income of $0.1 million, or $0.00 in income per fully diluted share for the same period in 2016.

  • Non-GAAP adjusted net loss1, which excludes stock award expenses, was $21.7 million in the first quarter of 2017, compared with non-GAAP net income of $3.7 million for the same period in 2016. Non-GAAP adjusted loss per share1 was approximately $0.45 per fully diluted share for the first quarter of 2017, compared with Non-GAAP adjusted earnings per share1 of $0.07 per fully diluted share for the same period in 2016;

  • Working capital surplus was $65.3 million as of March 31, 2017. Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash totaled $16.3 million as of March 31, 2017.

Mr. Hu Xiaoming, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kandi, commented, “Due to extended delays in receiving government subsidy payments, as well as the government’s recent revisions regarding the new technical standards to the MIIT directory of recommended new energy vehicle models, or the Directory, that required re-submission of applications of new energy vehicles to be included in the Directory, the JV Company was not able to have normal production in the first quarter. By April 4 of this year, all of the JV Company’s  five Geely Global Hawk  EV models (SMA7000BEV05 (Kandi Model K12), SMA7000BEV06(Kandi Model K10D), SMA7000BEV07(Kandi Model K12A), SMA7001BEV25 (Kandi Model K17), and JL7001BEV18 (Kandi Model K11)) received MIIT approval and are included in the updated Directory.”

“The significant drop in overall sales this quarter was a direct result of reduced EV product sales by the JV Company. However, now that we have begun receiving subsidy payments from the Chinese government and capital support from the supply chain finance program of the National Economic and Technological Development Zone of Rugao City, our normal production activities have resumed. We believe that we will regain our sales momentum and competitive edge in the second half of this year and consequently will achieve improved business operations.”

“Additionally, we have made significant progress towards the JV Company's receiving EV manufacturing license approval. Our application was accepted by the National Development and Reform Commission, or the Commission on March 20, 2017, and from April 13, 2017 to April 15, 2017, the project evaluation and assessment team of experts made an on-site visit to conduct a comprehensive inspection and evaluation of the JV Company’s research and development, trial production, and manufacturing capabilities. The JV Company received top marks from the evaluation and assessment team’s experts. Pursuant to the application process, the evaluation and assessment team submitted its appraisal report to the Commission on May 4, 2017, and we expect we will receive feedback from the Commission in the near future. Lastly, we note that we are honored to welcome one of most influential experts in China’s EV industry, Mr. Yi Lin, to be our independent board member. Mr. Lin has many years of experience in manufacturing, research and development, and management in the renewable energy automotive industry. He is a valuable asset to the Company and we believe that his involvement will improve the quality of our board and provide the professional guidance we need to maximize Kandi’s potential. The efforts we have made this year will lay a solid foundation for the growth of our business and towards gaining our leading market position,” Mr. Hu concluded.

Net Revenues and Gross Profit

 1Q171Q16Y-o-Y%
Net Revenues (US$mln)$4.3$50.7-91.6%
Gross Profit (US$mln)$0.7$6.7-90.1%
Gross Margin15.6%13.3%-

Net revenues for the first quarter decreased by 91.6% compared to the same period last year. The decrease in net revenues was mainly due to a significant reduction in EV parts sales during this quarter. The selling prices of our products for the three months ended March 31, 2017 decreased slightly on average from the same period last year. The decrease in revenue was primarily due to the decrease in sales volume.

Operating Income (Loss)

 1Q171Q16Y-o-Y%
Operating Expenses (US$mln)$29.4$8.3255.4%
Operating (Loss) (US$mln)($28.8)($1.6)-
Operating Margin-673.3%-3.1%-
Operating Income (Loss) (US$mln) (Non-GAAP)($26.3)$5.3-596.2%

Total operating expenses in the first quarter were $29.4 million, compared with $8.3 million in the same quarter of 2016. The increase in total operating expenses was due to increased research and development expenses relating to the development of a new EV model in an effort to prepare the Company for business growth in the coming years. Research and development expenses were $20.8 million in this quarter, compared with $0.2 million in the same quarter last year.

GAAP Net Income

 1Q171Q16Y-o-Y%
Net Income (Loss) (US$mln)($24.2)$0.1-27416.7%
Earnings per Weighted Average Common Share($0.51)$0.00-
Earnings per Weighted Average Diluted Share($0.51)$0.00-
Stock Award Expenses$2.5$6.9-63.77%
Change in the Fair Value of Financial Derivatives-($3.3)-
Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations($21.7)$3.7-687.4%

Net loss was $24.2 million in the first quarter, compared with net income of $0.1 million in the same quarter of 2016. The negative change was primarily attributable to significantly decreased sales and gross profits, JV Company losses, and significantly increased research and development expenses of approximately $21 million.

Non-GAAP net loss was $21.7 million, a 687.4% decrease in the first quarter of 2017 compared to Non-GAAP net income of $3.7 million in the same quarter of 2016. The decrease  was primarily attributable to decreased revenues and gross profits, the JV Company’s net losses, and significantly increased research and development expenses undertaken to prepare the Company for future business growth.

JV Company Financial Results

As a result of revisions to the MIIT directory of recommended new energy vehicle models and because of the PRC government’s new subsidy policies, effective as of January 1, 2017, as well as extended delays in subsidy payments for EVs manufactured in previous years resulting from the PRC government’s industry-wide subsidy review in 2016, the JV Company had no EV product sales in the first quarter of 2017. The JV Company had no EV product sales in the same quarter of 2016. This quarter, total revenue was $1.3 million, an increase of $1.8 million over the same quarter of 2016.

The condensed financial income statements of the JV Company in the first quarter are as set forth below:

 1Q171Q16Y-o-Y%
Net Revenues (Loss) (US$mln)$1.3($0.5)360.0%
Gross (Loss) (US$mln)($0.3)($1.1)-
Gross Margin---
Net loss($10.6)($8.1)-30.9%
% of Net revenue---

Kandi’s investments in the JV Company are accounted for under the equity method of accounting, because Kandi has a 50% ownership interest in the JV Company. As a result, Kandi recorded 50% of the JV Company’s loss for a total loss of $5.3 million for this quarter. After eliminating intra-entity profits and losses, Kandi’s share of the JV Company’s after-tax loss was $5.2 million for the first quarter of 2017.

First Quarter 2017 Conference Call Details
The Company has scheduled a conference call and live webcast to discuss its financial results at 8:00 A.M. Eastern Time (8:00 P.M. Beijing Time) on May 10, 2017. Mr. Hu Xiaoming, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, and Mr. Mei Bing, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, will deliver prepared remarks to be followed by a question and answer session.  

Dial-in details for the conference call are as follows:

A live audio webcast of the call can also be accessed by visiting Kandi's Investor Relations page on the Company’s website at http://www.kandivehicle.com. An archive of the webcast will be available on the Company’s website following the live call.

About Kandi Technologies Group, Inc.
Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. (KNDI), headquartered in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, is engaged in the research and development, manufacturing and sales of various vehicle products. Kandi has established itself as one of China's leading manufacturers of pure electric vehicle ("EV") products (through its joint venture), EV parts and off-road vehicles. More information can be viewed at the Company's corporate website at http://www.kandivehicle.com. The Company routinely posts important information on its website.

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains certain statements that may include "forward-looking statements." 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 "believes," "expects" or similar expressions, involving known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be incorrect. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press 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 the risk factors discussed in the Company's periodic reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on the SEC's 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 risk factors. Other than as required under the securities laws, the Company does not assume a duty to update these forward-looking statements.

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KANDI TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC. 
AND SUBSIDIARIES 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
 
(UNAUDITED)
 
  March 31,
2017
  December 31,
2016
 
       
CURRENT ASSETS      
Cash and cash equivalents $2,044,025  $12,235,921 
Restricted cash  14,222,418   12,957,377 
Short term investments   82,371    4,463,097 
Accounts receivable  34,053,585   32,394,613 
Inventories (net of provision for slow moving inventory of $464,950 and $415,797 as of March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively   14,742,642    11,914,110 
Notes receivable from JV Company and related party   1,329,481    400,239 
Other receivables  576,867   66,064 
Prepayments and prepaid expense   4,011,087    4,317,855 
Due from employees  46,207   4,863 
Advances to suppliers   16,958,367    38,250,818 
Amount due from JV Company, net  130,463,405   136,536,159 
Amount due from related party   10,568,992    10,484,816 
Deferred taxes assets  581,806   - 
Total Current assets  229,681,253   264,025,932 
         
LONG-TERM ASSETS        
Property, plants and equipment, net   14,277,542    15,194,442 
Land use rights, net  11,790,750   11,775,720 
Construction in progress   36,779,576    27,054,181 
Deferred tax assets  3,196,909   0 
Long term investments  1,378,704   1,367,723 
Investment in JV Company   72,914,887    77,453,014 
Goodwill  322,591   322,591 
Intangible assets   392,687    413,211 
Advances to suppliers   31,751,164    33,819,419 
Other long term assets  8,045,747   8,271,952 
Total Long-Term Assets   180,850,557    175,672,253 
         
TOTAL ASSETS $410,531,810  $439,698,185 
         
CURRENT LIABILITIES        
Accounts payable $106,672,979  $115,870,051 
Other payables and accrued expenses  4,338,481   4,835,952 
Short-term loans   32,508,385    34,265,065 
Customer deposits  169,177   41,671 
Notes payable   18,761,779    14,797,325 
Income tax payable  607,699   1,364,235 
Due to employees   16,014    21,214 
Deferred tax liabilities  -   118,643 
Deferred income   1,349,098    6,363,751 
Total Current Liabilities  164,423,612   177,677,907 
         
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES        
Long term bank loans   29,025,343   28,794,172 
Deferred tax liabilities  -   878,639 
Total Long-Term Liabilities   29,025,343    29,672,811 
         
TOTAL LIABILITIES  193,448,955   207,350,718 
         
Loss contingency-litigation  4,620,488   0 
STOCKHOLDER'S EQUITY        
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 47,772,138 and 47,699,638 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively   47,772    47,700 
Additional paid-in capital  230,387,924   227,911,477 
Retained earnings (restricted portions were $4,217,753 and $4,219,808 at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively)   391,728    24,545,163 
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)  (18,365,057)  (20,156,873)
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY   212,462,367    232,347,467 
         
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $410,531,810  $439,698,185 
 


 
KANDI TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC. 
AND SUBSIDIARIES 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (LOSS) AND
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) 
(UNAUDITED)
 
  Three Months Ended 
  March 31,
2017
  March 31,
2016
 
       
REVENUES FROM UNRELATED PARTIES, NET  2,962,931   33,974,416 
REVENUES FROM THE JV COMPANY AND RELATED PARTIES, NET    1,311,642    16,683,477 
         
REVENUES, NET    4,274,573    50,657,893  
         
COST OF GOODS SOLD    3,607,241    43,939,795 
         
GROSS PROFIT    667,332    6,718,098 
         
OPERATING EXPENSES:           
Research and development  20,769,732   205,968 
Selling and marketing    358,309    46,335 
General and administrative  8,319,294   8,032,882 
Total Operating Expenses    29,447,335    8,285,185 
         
(LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS    (28,780,003)   (1,567,087)
         
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):           
Interest income  530,642   780,181 
Interest expense    (614,453)   (442,079
Change in fair value of financial instruments  0   3,286,340 
Government grants    5,067,474    194,473 
Share of loss after tax of JV    (5,161,713)   (4,822,470
Other income (expense), net  28,621   22,387 
Total other expense, net    (149,429)   (981,168
         
(LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES    (28,929,432)   (2,548,255
         
INCOME TAX BENEFIT    4,775,997    2,636,675 
         
NET (LOSS) INCOME    (24,153,435)   88,420 
         
OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)           
Foreign currency translation  1,791,816   1,524,639 
            
COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME $(22,361,619) $1,613,059 
            
WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING BASIC  47,732,388   47,009,834 
WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING DILUTED  47,732,388    47,027,744 
         
NET (LOSS) INCOME PER SHARE, BASIC $(0.51) $0.00 
NET (LOSS) INCOME PER SHARE, DILUTED $(0.51) $0.00 
 


 
KANDI TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC. 
AND SUBSIDIARIES 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)
  Three months Ended 
  March 31,
2017
  March 31,
2016
 
       
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:      
Net income $(24,153,435) $88,420 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities        
Depreciation and amortization    1,162,795    1,223,243 
Asset impairments  45,831   0 
Deferred taxes    (4,775,997)   (4,397,828
Change in fair value of financial instruments  0   (3,286,340)
Share of loss after tax of the JV Company  5,161,713   4,822,470 
Stock compensation costs  2,476,519   6,887,892 
         
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions:        
(Increase) Decrease in:        
Accounts receivable    (1,399,372)   (42,638,900
Notes receivable from the JV Company and related parties    3,704,957    0 
Inventories  (2,779,644)  (7,815,491)
Other receivables and other assets    (210,503)   (144,118
Due from employees  (46,692)  (67,798)
Advances to suppliers and prepayments and prepaid expenses    21,948,470    (441,602
Advances to suppliers-Long term    (5,682,460)   0 
Amounts due from the JV Company  (15,542,072)  (47,249,577)
Due from related parties  (300,000)   34,781,767 
         
Increase (Decrease) In:        
Accounts payable    9,986,016    59,895,019 
Other payables and accrued liabilities  (297,408)  (7,875,311)
Notes payable  (1,855,353)  0 
Customer deposits    127,216    54,289 
Income tax payable  (789,661)  1,165,635 
Deferred income    (5,067,474)   0 
Loss contingency-litigation    4,622,066   0 
Net cash used in operating activities $(13,664,488) $(4,998,230)
         
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:        
Purchases of plants and equipment, net    (23,492)   (29,696
Disposal of land use rights and other intangible assets  0   13,767 
Purchases of construction in progress    (1,488,409)   (28,140
Repayment of notes receivable    -    2,724,443 
Short term investments    4,418,065    (1,455,727
Net cash provided by investing activities $2,906,164  $1,224,647 
         
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:        
Restricted cash    (1,161,410)   0 
Proceeds from short-term bank loans  3,629,407   - 
Repayments of short-term bank loans    (5,661,875)   0 
Proceeds from notes payable  3,669,853   - 
Warrant exercises  -   434,666 
 Net cash provided by financing activities $475,975  $434,666 
         
NET INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS  (10,282,349)  (3,338,917)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash  90,453   48,024 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year  12,235,921   16,738,559 
         
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD  2,044,025   13,447,666 
         
SUPPLEMENTARY CASH FLOW INFORMATION        
Income taxes paid  786,172   595,518 
Interest paid  386,973   445,176 
         
SUPPLEMENTAL NON-CASH DISCLOSURES:        
Prepayments transferred to construction in progress  8,023,030   0 
Accounts payable transferred to construction in progress  980,292   0 
Settlement of accounts due from the JV Company and related parties with notes receivable  22,713,442   31,350,559 
Settlement of accounts receivables with notes receivable from unrelated parties  -   10,413,273 
Assignment of notes receivable to suppliers to settle accounts payable  18,082,140   40,855,454 
Settlement of accounts payable with notes payables  2,032,468   2,063,766 
 

1 Non-GAAP measures, including Non-GAAP net income and Non-GAAP EPS are defined as the financial measures excluding the change of fair value of financial derivatives and the effects of stock award expenses. We supply non-GAAP information because we believe it allows our investors to obtain a clearer understanding of our operations. Any non-GAAP measure should not be considered as a substitute for, and should only be read in conjunction with, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Company Contact:

Ms. Kewa Luo
Kandi Technologies Group, Inc.
Phone: 1-212-551-3610
Email: IR@kandigroup.com