October 22, 2020

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Specialty Chemical Company China XD Plastics Announces Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results


– Revenue of $283.2 million–
– Net Income of $17.6 million–

HARBIN, China, Aug. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — China XD Plastics Company Limited (NASDAQ: CXDC) (“China XD,” the “Company” or “we”), one of China’s leading specialty chemical companies engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of polymer composite materials primarily for automotive applications, today announced its financial results for the secondquarter ended June 30, 2020.

Second Quarter 2020 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue was $283.2 million, a decrease of 38.8% YoY and an increase of 95.6% sequentially
  • Gross profit was $39.9 million, a decrease of 38.9% YoY and an increase of 667.3% sequentially
  • Gross margin was 14.1%, consistent YoY and an increase of10.5%sequentially
  • Net income was $17.6 million, compared to net income of$40.1million in the same period last year and net loss of $11.0 million sequentially
  • EBITDA was $44.9 million, a decrease of 35.9% YoY and an increase of 106.9% sequentially. A description of the adjustments from GAAP net income to EBITDA is detailed in the table captioned “Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results” following this press release.
  • Total volume shipped was 56,510 metric tons, down 47.0% YoY and an increase of 99.5% sequentially

“We are pleased with our quarterly results with recovery in both top and bottom lines,” said Jie Han, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer. “During the first half of this year, we have witnessed severe disruption in both production and sales of China’s auto industry, and the production and sales in the first half of this year showed a year-on-year decline, as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Amid the negative economic and industry environment, during the three-month period ended June 30, 2020,China XD proactively fine-tuned its marketing strategy to promote sales of new categories of higher-end products of PA66 and PA6 produced with high-priced raw materials with higher selling price in domestic market. This was evidenced by sales growth in Southwest China, East China and South China, and average RMB sales price increased by 19.7%,partially offset the decreased sales volume of 47.0%.”

“Along the Chinese government recently issued supportive policies toward enterprises reopening, we will continue to focus on our customers’ need, synchronize our production and sales to pursuestable sales increase. At the same time, we will continue to complete our infrastructure projects in Heilongjiang and Sichuan campus as planned, thus bringing the production capacity in Heilongjiang Campus back to 390,000 metric tons and bringing the total capacity of Sichuan base to 300,000 metric tons by the end of 2020. We are confident in our ability to make further inroads into more specialized high-end products for various applications in more other markets.”

“We will continue to optimize our management structure and enhance our operating efficiency. We are confident, through our cooperation with Chinese major banks to successfully execute our expansion strategy in multiple regions and sectors, and confident with our core market positioning.”Mr. Han concluded.

Second Quarter 2020 Results

Revenues

Revenues were US$283.2 million in the second quarter ended June 30,2020, a decrease of US$179.9 million, or 38.8%, compared to US$463.1 million in the same period of last year. This was due to the decrease of 47.0% in sales volume, and 4.3% negative impact from exchange rate due to depreciation of RMB against US dollars, and partially offset by an increase of 19.7% in the average RMB selling price of our products, as compared with those of the same period of last year.

(i) Domestic market

For the three months ended June 30, 2020, revenue from domestic market decreased by US$162.6 million or 36.5% as a combined result of: (i) a decrease of 46.1% in sales volume; (ii) a depreciation of RMB against USD by 4.3%; and partially offset by (iii) an increase of 22.1 % in the average RMB selling price of our products, as compared with those of last year.

According to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, automobile production and sales in China decreased by 16.8% and 16.9%, respectively, for the first half year of 2020 as compared to the same period of 2019.

The weakening in macroeconomic conditions since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in January 2020 continued to exacerbate auto business environment. The Company’s business was negatively impacted and has generated lower revenue during the period from February to April 2020. Thanks to our positive efforts to expand our customer bases and to meet their new requirements, including producing raw materials for PPE such as goggles and masks, to help alleviate the pandemic to our communities and mitigate the negative impact of world pandemic on Chinese auto industry, the Company has begun to recover slowly after May 2020. We had decrease in sales by 43.8% in Northeast China, 28.9% in North China, 16.5% in Central China, and had increase in sales by 54.5% in Southwest China, 41.9% in East China, 27.8% in South China for the three-month period ended June 30, 2020 as compared to the same period of 2019.

As for the RMB selling price, the increase of 22.1% was mainly due to increased sales of new categories of higher-end products of PA66 and PA6 produced with high-priced raw materials with higher selling price in domestic market during the three-month period ended June 30, 2020.

(ii) Overseas market

For the three-month period ended June 30, 2020, revenues from overseas market was US$0.2 million as compared to US$17.5 million in the same period of 2019.The Dubai facility was temporarily shut down since late February and has not resumed its operation till the current period, which has negatively impacted operations in Dubai facility.

Premium products (PA66, PA6, POM, PPO, Plastic Alloy and PLA) in total accounted for 89.6% of revenues from sales of finished goods in the second quarter of 2020, compared to 83.6% in the prior year period. The Company continued to shift production mix from traditional lower-end products such as PP to higher-end products such as PA66 and PA6, primarily due to (i) greater growth potential of advanced modified plastics in luxury automobile models in China, (ii) the stronger demand as a result of promotion by the Chinese government for clean energy vehicles and (iii) better quality demand from and consumer recognition of higher-end cars made by automotive manufacturers from Chinese and Germany joint ventures, Sino-U.S. and Sino-Japanese joint ventures, which manufacturers tend to use more and higher-end modified plastics in quantity per vehicle in China.

Gross profit was US$39.9 million in the second quarter ended June 30, 2020, compared to US$65.3 million in the same period of 2019, representing a decrease of US$25.4 million or 38.9%. Our gross margin remained consistent at 14.1% for both quarters ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, primarily due to decreased sales of semi-finished goods with lower profit margin, and partially offset by the increased cost for idle capacity as a result of shutdown during the second quarter of 2020.

General and administrative (G&A) expenses were US$3.7 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2020 compared to US$5.8 million in the same period in 2019, representing a decrease ofUS$2.1 million or 36.2%. The decrease was primarily due to the decrease of salary and welfare and miscellaneous expenses as a result of management’s cost reduction measure to cope with impact from the COVID-19.

Research and development expenses were US$5.8 million in the quarter ended June 30, 2020 compared with US$9.6 million in the same period in 2019, representing a decrease of US$3.8 million, or 39.6%. This decrease was due to (i) a decrease of US$3.4 million in raw materials consumption; (ii) a decrease of US$0.3 million in depreciation; and (iii) a decrease of US$0.1 million in salary and welfare for R&D personnel. As of June 30, 2020, the number of ongoing research and development projects was 356.

Total operating income was US$30.4 million in the second quarter ended June 30, 2020 compared to US$49.7 million in the same period of 2019, representing a decrease of US$19.3 million or 38.8%. This decrease is primarily due to the lower gross profit, and partially offset by the lower operating expenses.

Net interest expenses were US$15.8 million for the three-month period ended June 30, 2020, compared to $11.6 million in the same period of 2019, representing an increase of US$4.2 million or 36.2%, primarily due to (i) the increase of average short-term and long-term loan balance in amount of US$1,219.8 million for the three-month period ended June 30, 2020 compared to US$882.5 million for the same period in 2019; (ii) the increase of interest expense resulting from the average loan interest rate increased to 5.4% for the three-month period ended June 30, 2020 compared to 5.2% of the same period in 2019.

The effective income tax rates for the three-month periods ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 were negative 12.0% and 6.2%, respectively. The effective income tax rate decreased from 6.2% for the three-month period ended June 30, 2019 to negative 12.0% for the three-month period ended June 30, 2020, primarily due to the increased reversal amount of unrecognized tax benefit.

Net income was US$17.6 million in the second quarter of 2020 compared to a net income of US$40.1 million in the same quarter of 2019, representing a decrease of US$22.5 million, or 56.1%. Basic and diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of 2020 were both US$0.26, compared to US$0.60 earnings per share per share for the same period of 2019.

The average number of shares used in the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share for the three months ended June 30, 2020 was 66.9 million, compared to 50.9 million shares for earnings per share in the prior year period.

Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) was $44.9 million for the second quarter of 2020, compared of $70.1 million for the same period of 2019, representing a decrease of $25.2 million, or 35.9%. For a detailed reconciliation of EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, to its nearest GAAP equivalent, please see the financial tables at the end of this release.

Financial Condition

As of June 30, 2020, the Company had US$290.8 million in the total amount of cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash and time deposits, representing an increase of US$62.4 million or 27.3% as compared to US$228.4 million as of December 31, 2019, mainly due to the financing activity cash inflows. As of June 30, 2020, working capital was US$276.8 million (current assets minus current liabilities) and the current ratio (current assets divided by current liabilities) was 1.2, as compared to the current ratio of 1.0 as of December 31, 2019. Stockholders’ equity as of June 30, 2020 was US$876.6 million, increased by 4.8% as compared to US$836.4 million as of December 31, 2019, primarily due to the increase of US$45.9 million non controlling interests.

Prepaid expenses and other current assets increased by US$233.6 million or 136.0% primarily due to (i) an increase of US$308.5 million in receivables due from third parties, partially offset by (ii) a decrease of US$42.6 million in trade receivables, and (iii)a decrease of US$26.6 million advances to suppliers for purchasing raw materials. The aggregate short-term and long-term bank loans increased by 34.3% due to using the line of credits to support operating and investing activities in HLJ Xinda Group and Sichuan Xinda. We define the manageable debt level as the sum of aggregate short-term and long-term loans over total assets.

Recent Development

On May 8, 2020, the Board of Directors of the Company received a preliminary nonbinding proposal letter from Mr. Han, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, XD. Engineering Plastics Company Limited (together with Mr. Han, the “Buyer Group”), a company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands and wholly owned by Mr. Han, proposing to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of the Company not already beneficially owned by the Buyer Group in a “going-private” transaction. The Board of Directors has established a special committee (the “Special Committee”), consisting of the following independent directors of the Company: Mr. LinyuanZhai, Mr. Huiyi Chen and Mr. Guanbao Huang, with Mr. Huiyi Chen serving as chairperson of the Special Committee. The Special Committee is responsible for evaluating, negotiating and recommending to the Board any proposals involving a strategic transaction by the Company with one or more third parties. On June 15, 2020, the Company entered into an agreement and plan of merger in connection with the proposed going-private transaction. For details, please refer to the Company’s Form 8-K filed on June 15, 2020. There can be no assurance that the merger agreement or the transactions contemplated thereunder or any alternative transactions will be approved by our stockholders or consummated.

Financial Guidance and Business Outlook

As a result of the outbreak of COVID-19 in the PRC, China Auto Industry production and sales drastically decreased by 16.8% and 16.9% for the first half year of 2020, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. It has a ripple effect and impact throughout China auto supply chain, including the Company.

Due to the fact that the Company had temporarily closed some of its manufacturing facilities and offices in the PRC in accordance with the requirement of the PRC government, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has an ongoing material adverse effect on our business operations. In light of these circumstances and continuing uncertainties, the Company will not be able to forecast its financial guidance for fiscal 2020 until further notice.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measure

To supplement the Company’s consolidated financial results presented in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”), the Company uses in this press release the following measure defined as non-GAAP financial measures by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission: EBITDA. The presentation of the non-GAAP financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. For more information on this non-GAAP financial measure, please see the table captioned “Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP Results” set forth at the end of this press release. The Company’s management believes that this adjusted measure provides investors with a better understanding of how the results relate to the Company’s historical performance. This adjusted measure should not be considered an alternative to net income (loss), or any other measure of financial performance presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP, and is not necessarily comparable to a similarly titled measure of any other company. The accompanying tables have more details on the reconciliation between non-GAAP financial measure and its most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

Conference Call

China XD Plastics’ senior management will host a conference call at 8:00 am Eastern Time on Friday, August 14, 2020, to discuss its second quarter 2020 financial results.

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, operator assisted conference calls are not available at the moment. All participants must preregister online prior to the call to receive the dial-in details.

Please register in advance of the conference using the link provided below. http://apac.directeventreg.com/registration/event/4577912 . Upon registering, you will be provided with participant dial-in numbers, Direct Event passcode and unique registrant ID.

To join the conference, please dial the number you receive, enter the event passcode followed by your unique registrant ID, and you will be joined to the conference instantly.

A recording of the conference call will be available through August 22, 2020 by calling + 1-855-452-5696(for callers in the U.S.), and +61 2 8199 0299 (for International callers) and entering passcode 4577912

A live webcast and replay of the conference call will be available on the investor relations page of the Company’s website at http://chinaxd.net/.

About China XD Plastics Company Limited

China XD Plastics Company Limited, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, develops, manufactures and sells polymer composites materials, primarily for automotive applications. The Company’s products are used in the exterior and interior trim and in the functional components of 31 automobile brands manufactured in China, including without limitation, Audi, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Toyota, Buick, Chevrolet, Mazda, Volvo, Ford, Citroen, Jinbei and VW Passat, Golf, Jetta, etc. The Company’s wholly-owned research center is dedicated to the research and development of polymer composites materials and benefits from its cooperation with well-known scientists from prestigious universities in China. As of June 30, 2020, 636 of the Company’s products have been certified for use by one or more of the automobile manufacturers in China. For more information, please visit the Company’s English website at http://chinaxd.irpass.com/, and the Chinese website at http://www.xdholding.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact in this announcement are forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, the Company’s growth potential in international markets; the effectiveness and profitability of the Company’s product diversification strategy; the impact of the Company’s product mix shift to more advanced products and related pricing policies; the effectiveness, profitability, and the marketability of the Company’s ongoing mix shift to more advanced products; the prospect of the Company’s facilities in various regions. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “will,” “expect,” “project,” “anticipate,” “forecast,” “plan,” “believe,” “estimate” and similar statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about the Company and the industry. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the global economic uncertainty, the fluctuation in automotive sales and productions, the development of Company’s expansion plans, the slowdown of China’s automotive industry, the concentration of the Company’s distributors, customers and suppliers, and other risks detailed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on its website at http://www.sec.gov. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or to changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that its expectations will turn out to be correct, and investors are cautioned that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results.

Financial Tables Follow –

CHINA XD PLASTICS COMPANY LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

June 30,

2020

December 31,

2019

US$

US$

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

3,167,943

17,201,775

Restricted cash

164,738,656

211,231,244

Time deposits

122,890,035

—

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts

184,384,982

222,072,053

Inventories

678,543,004

642,509,534

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

405,418,146

171,848,122

Total current assets

1,559,142,766

1,264,862,728

Property, plant and equipment, net

813,776,106

830,319,716

Long-term prepayments to equipment and construction
suppliers

502,049,222

495,570,421

Operating lease right-of-use assets, net

43,107,997

44,149,955

Other non-current assets

736,988

979,428

Total assets

2,918,813,079

2,635,882,248

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Short-term bank loans, including current portion of long-term bank loans

770,943,894

680,174,859

Bills payable

331,110,954

400,671,063

Accounts payable

48,199,950

57,458,673

Amounts due to related parties

25,876,162

26,251,919

Income taxes payable

28,763,054

26,458,837

Operating lease liabilities, current

1,413,018

1,388,555

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

76,017,727

86,550,388

Total current liabilities

1,282,324,759

1,278,954,294

Long-term bank loans, excluding current portion

575,452,134

322,456,413

Deferred income

88,298,695

92,639,620

Operating lease liabilities, non-current

14,250,090

14,429,434

Other non-current liabilities

81,846,026

91,028,376

Total liabilities

2,042,171,704

1,799,508,137

Stockholders’ equity:

Series B preferred stock

100

100

Common stock, US$0.0001 par value, 500,000,000 shares
authorized, 66,969,841 shares issued, 66,948,841 shares
outstanding as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019,
respectively

6,697

6,697

Treasury stock, 21,000 shares at cost

(92,694)

(92,694)

Additional paid-in capital

184,208,447

184,208,447

Retained earnings

726,696,685

720,159,368

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(80,085,057)

(67,907,807)

Total equity attributable to China XD Plastics
Company Limited

830,734,178

836,374,111

Noncontrolling interest

45,907,197

—

Total stockholders’ equity

876,641,375

836,374,111

Commitments and contingencies

—

—

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

2,918,813,079

2,635,882,248

CHINA XD PLASTICS COMPANY LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

Three-Month Period Ended

June 30,

Six-Month Period Ended

June 30,

2020

2019

2020

2019

US$

US$

US$

US$

Revenues

283,223,987

463,073,880

428,061,665

764,539,887

Cost of revenues

(243,332,297)

(397,813,194)

(382,932,118)

(648,949,533)

Gross profit

39,891,690

65,260,686

45,129,547

115,590,354

Selling expenses

(46,149)

(247,410)

(162,060)

(525,230)

General and administrative expenses

(3,677,030)

(5,764,593)

(9,707,156)

(14,539,978)

Research and development expenses

(5,803,128)

(9,551,721)

(9,644,920)

(19,613,907)

Total operating expenses

(9,526,307)

(15,563,724)

(19,514,136)

(34,679,115)

Operating income

30,365,383

49,696,962

25,615,411

80,911,239

Interest income

75,426

454,357

341,048

890,136

Interest expense

(15,914,544)

(12,059,242)

(33,830,733)

(29,559,519)

Foreign currency exchange gains (losses)

(177,717)

3,050,612

2,190,422

909,747

Gains on disposal of a subsidiary

—

—

—

518,491

Government grant

1,342,273

1,611,216

11,255,210

3,706,153

Total non-operating expense, net

(14,674,562)

(6,943,057)

(20,074,053)

(23,534,992)

Income before income taxes

15,690,821

42,753,905

5,541,358

57,376,247

Income tax benefit (expense)

1,884,990

(2,642,588)

995,959

(6,284,215)

Net income

17,575,811

40,111,317

6,537,317

51,092,032

Net income attributable to noncontrolling
interest

—

—

—

—

Net incomeattributable to China XD
Plastics Company Limited

17,575,811

40,111,317

6,537,317

51,092,032

Earnings per common share:

Basic and diluted

0.26

0.60

0.10

0.76

Net Income

17,575,811

40,111,317

6,537,317

51,092,032

Other comprehensive income (loss)

Foreign currency translation adjustment,
net of nil income taxes

406,160

(16,713,085)

(12,177,250)

(2,042,284)

Comprehensive income (loss)

17,981,971

23,398,232

(5,639,933)

49,049,748

Comprehensive income (loss) attributable
to noncontrolling interest

—

—

—

—

Comprehensive income
(loss)attributable to China XD Plastics
Company Limited

17,981,971

23,398,232

(5,639,933)

49,049,748

CHINA XD PLASTICS COMPANY LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

Six-Month Period Ended June 30,

2020

2019

US$

US$

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities

(310,823,681)

92,864,032

Cash flows from investing activities:

Purchase of time deposits

(123,811,692)

—

Purchase of and deposits for property, plant and equipment

(24,747,038)

(52,396,204)

Proceeds from sales of a subsidiary

—

7,376,807

Cash disposed for sales of a subsidiary

—

(3,202)

Net cash used in investing activities

(148,558,730)

(45,022,599)

Cash flows from financing activities:

Proceeds from bank borrowings

638,701,758

1,400,043,299

Repayments of bank borrowings

(283,097,285)

(1,307,643,944)

Capital injection from noncontrolling interests

46,251,494

—

Proceeds from interest-free advances from related parties

1,138,498

67,389,859

Repayments of interest-free advances from related parties

(1,138,498)

(65,152,460)

Payments of issuance cost for syndicated loans

(126,012)

—

Net cash provided by financing activities

401,729,955

94,636,754

Effect of foreign currency exchange rate changes on cash,
cash equivalents and restricted cash

(2,873,964)

(2,597,145)

Net (decrease) increase in cash, cash equivalents and r
estricted cash

(60,526,420)

139,881,042

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning
of period

228,433,019

366,991,840

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of
period

167,906,599

506,872,882

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:

Interest paid, net of capitalized interest

33,303,914

29,586,602

Income taxes paid

2,256,375

6,067,051

Non-cash investing and financing activities:

Accrual for purchase of equipment and construction
included in accrued expenses and other current liabilities

5,890,438

1,721,729

Reclassification of mandatorily redeemable noncontrolling
interest to noncontrolling interest

45,907,197

—

The following table shows a reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash on the condensed consolidated balance sheets to that presented in the above condensed consolidated statements of cash flows.

June 30,

2020

2019

US$

US$

Cash and cash equivalents

3,167,943

194,763,132

Restricted cash

164,738,656

312,109,750

Total cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash shown in the
statement of cash flows

167,906,599

506,872,882

CHINA XD PLASTICS COMPANY LIMITED

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP AND NON-GAAP RESULTS

(Amounts expressed in United States Dollars)

Three-Month Period Ended

June 30,

2020

2019

Net income -GAAP

$ 17,575,811

$ 40,111,317

Interest expense

15,914,544

12,059,242

Provision for income taxes

(1,884,990)

2,642,588

Depreciation and amortization expense

12,950,084

15,143,020

Amortization of operating lease right-of-use assets

312,112

157,806

EBITDA

44,867,561

70,113,973


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