WUJIANG, CHINA - March 31, 2014 - China Commercial Credit, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCCR)
- Net income of $7,704,970 on revenue of $12,541,075.
- Year-end cash position of $9,405,865 vs. $1,588,061 at year-end 2012.
- Loan capacity expanded with approval of IPO proceeds as contributed registered capital.
- Total Shareholders' Equity at $84,949,906 versus $67,249,079 at year-end 2012.
China Commercial Credit, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCCR), a microfinance company whose current major business is providing microcredit loans and loan guarantees to small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs), farmers and individuals in Jiangsu Province, today reported that, for the year ended December 31, 2013, the company had net revenue of $12,541,075 compared to net revenue of $12,586,724 in 2012.
Net income for the year ended December 31, 2013 was $7,704,970, or $.81 per share, on total average shares outstanding of 9,535,161. This compares to net income of $8,312,469, or $1.04 per share, on total average shares outstanding of 7,960,662 in the prior year period. Accounting for non-cash expenses of $752,500 related to the conversion of Series A and B Preferred Shares at the closing of the company's IPO in August 2013, net income attributable to common stock shareholders was $6,952,470 for the year ended 2013 vs. $8,312,469 for the year ended 2012.
The decrease in 2013 net income compared to 2012 was primarily the result of an increase in total non interest expenses of $733,448, the majority of which comprised various travel expenses and legal and consulting costs. The 2013 net income was also negatively impacted by an increase in the provision for loan losses of $399,034, a charge assessed to reflect the added risk associated with the company's increase in loan receivables of approximately $4.4 million, to $90,203,413 in 2013 from $85,781,293 in 2012.
The company's cash position was $9,405,865 as of December 31, 2013, compared to $1,588,061 at year-end 2012. It included net IPO proceeds of $7.6 million, of which approximately $5.6 million has been approved by relevant government authorities as contributed registered capital to the company's operating entity as of the end of Q1 2014. Therefore, as of April 1, 2014, such funds can be used to expand the company's lending and guarantee capacity going forward.
Total Shareholders' Equity at year-end 2013 increased to $84,949,906 from $67,249,079 at year-end 2012.
"While net income fell moderately in 2013, we anticipate improved operating results in the current year based on an improved cash and registered capital base for expanding our microcredit lending and guarantee business, as well as contributions from our three new ventures anticipated for launch in 2014," said CEO and founder Mr. Huichun Qin. These ventures include a loan guarantee service for applicants on the Jiangsu Financial Bureau's Internet-based lending platform, utilized by thousands of SMEs, farmers and individuals in Jiangsu Province; and Pride Financial Leasing, designed to offer leases on machinery and equipment, transportation vehicles, and medical devices to municipal government agencies, hospitals and SMEs in Jiangsu Province and beyond; and Pride Lending Club, an online loan portal pairing prospective borrowers with willing lenders and loan guarantors throughout China.
The company's 2013 annual report on Form 10-K will be available online at www.sec.gov or by visiting the investor relations section of the China Commercial Credit website at http://www.ir-site.com/china-commercial-credit/default.asp.
About China Commercial Credit
China Commercial Credit (http://www.chinacommercialcredit.com), founded in 2008, provides business loans and loan guarantee services to more than 280 small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs), farmers and individuals in China's Jiangsu Province. Due to recent legislation and banking reform in China, these SMEs, farmers and individuals -- which historically had been excluded from borrowing funds from State-owned and commercial banks -- are now able to borrow money at competitive rates from microfinance lenders. According to 2012 data, SMEs account for eight of ten jobs in China and comprise nearly 60 percent of the nation's GDP.
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Results of Operations Year Ended December 31, 2013 as Compared to the Year Ended December 31, 2012
For the Years Ended
Interests and fees on loans
Interests and fees on loans-related party
Interests on deposits with banks
Total interest and fees income
Interest expense on short-term bank loans
Net interest income
Provision for loan losses
Net interest income after provision for loan losses
Commissions and fees on financial guarantee services
Over provision on financial guarantee services
Commission and fees on guarantee services, net
Other non-interest income
Total non-interest income
Salaries and employee surcharge
Business taxes and surcharge
Other operating expenses
Total non-interest expense
Income Before Taxes
Income tax expense
Amortization of beneficial conversion feature relating to convertible Series A Preferred Stocks
Amortization of beneficial conversion feature relating to convertible Series B Preferred Stocks
Net income attributable to Common Stock shareholders
Earnings per Share- Basic and Diluted
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding-Basic and Diluted
Other comprehensive income
Foreign currency translation adjustment
Consolidated Balance Sheets
Loans receivable, net of allowance for loan losses $1,375,948 and $857,813 for December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively
Tax receivable, net
Property and equipment, net
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Short-term bank loans
Unearned income from financial guarantee services
Accrual for financial guarantee services
Tax payable, net
Other current liabilities
Deferred tax liability
Series A Preferred Stock (par value $0.001 per share, 1,000,000 shares authorized at December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively; nil and 645 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively)
Series B Preferred Stock (par value $0.001 per share, 5,000,000 shares authorized at December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively; nil and 640 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively)
Common stock (par value $0.001 per share, 100,000,000 shares authorized; 10,430,657 and 9,000,000 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively)
Additional paid-in capital
Accumulated other comprehensive income
Total Shareholders' Equity
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
SOURCE: China Commercial Credit, Inc.