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CNIT Six-Month Net Income Attributable to the Company $35K in First Half of 2017 vs. $7.1 Million Net Loss in 2016


EQS-News / 21/08/2017 / 19:30 UTC+8

CNIT Six-Month Net Income Attributable to the Company $35K in First Half of 2017
vs. $7.1 Million Net Loss in 2016

SHENZHEN, China, August 21, 2017 - China Information Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNIT), a provider of cloud-app technologies for internet-based advertisement distribution and advertising display terminal sharing systems in China, today said that, for the first six months of calendar 2017 ended June 30, the company had revenue of approximately $5.7 million, a 94 percent increase from revenue of approximately $3.0 million in the first half of 2016. CNIT had net income attributable to the Company of approximately $35,000, or $.00 per share, in the first half of this year, compared to a net loss of approximately $7.1 million, or ($.18) per share, for the first half of 2016.

Excluding non-cash items mainly in the categories of depreciation of fixed assets, amortization of intangible assets, stock-based compensation, provision for obsolete inventories, and provision for bad debt reserve on accounts receivable, the Company had adjusted net income for the first six months of 2017 of approximately $1.9 million, or $.05 per share, compared to an adjusted net loss of approximately $2.9 million, or ($.07) per share, for the comparable period a year ago.

Weighted average number of shares outstanding was 40,231,159 for the first half of 2017 and 40,119,106 for the prior-year six-month period.

As of June 30, 2017, the Company had about $2.3 million in cash and cash equivalents, short-term debt of $6.8 million and accounts payable of $6.4 million, compared to cash and cash equivalents of approximately $3.8 million, short-term debt of $7.8 million and accounts payable of $6.0 million at the end of calendar 2016.

CNIT's increased six-month revenue compared to the first half of last year was the result of increased product sales of the Company's cloud-based advertising display terminals. The Company's transition to profitability compared to the prior-year six-month period was mainly the result of its continuing conversion from a traditional information technology (TIT) provider to the government sector over to a cloud-based technology (CBT) solutions provider to private enterprise, a move that generates comparably higher gross margins.

During the first six months of 2017, about 94 percent of the Company's revenue was derived from its CBT segment and 6 percent from its TIT segment, compared to 80 percent and 20 percent, respectively, in the first half of 2016. The CBT segment achieved a 47 percent gross margin in the first half of 2017 while the TIT segment had a gross margin of negative 20 percent, compared to 53 percent and negative 52 percent, respectively, for the first half of 2016.

Overall the Company's gross margin for the first half of 2017 increased to 42% from 32% for the same period of 2016.

CNIT's improved bottom line performance compared to the first six months of last year also resulted from cuts of about $2.2 million in administrative expenses, which, in turn, resulted from both a decrease in compensation and benefits related to a reduction of TIT employee headcount and a decrease in bad debt provision and depreciation. R&D expenses for the first half of 2017 increased about $0.3 million compared to the first half of 2016, primarily due to the increase of amortization of software for the CBT segment. Selling expenses for the first half of 2017 dropped about $63,000 to $0.6 million from the first half of 2016, due mostly to a reduction of sales force for the Company's TIT business.

Other income for the first half of 2017 was $0.2 million, compared to other loss of $0.6 million for the same period of 2016. Other income for the first half of 2017 was mainly due to adjustments to certain liabilities based on internal review and advice from the Company's Chinese legal counsel as a result of the expiration of the creditor's statute limitation of legal actions according to relevant regulations of the General Principles of Civil Law of the People's Republic of China.

Income tax benefit for the first half of 2017 was $1.1 million, an increase of $0.8 million from the same period of 2016, due mainly to adjustments between book and corporate tax returns for certain tax liabilities as a result of the expiration of corporate tax retrospection according to relevant regulations of the Law of Administration of Tax Collection of the People's Republic of China.

"As we projected, CNIT has turned the corner and returned to profitability," said CEO and chairman Mr. Jianghuai Lin. "Not only is our transition to a leading CBT provider progressing well, we have also increased our gross margin, reduced costs, and expanded into lucrative geographic markets."

The CEO projected that, as a result of these trends, CNIT would achieve or exceed its projection of 2017 revenue of $17 to $19 million - about 90 percent of which will be derived from equipment sales - and earn adjusted net income of $3.2 to $3.6 million.

Revenue in 2018, he said, would range from $30 to $33 million, with adjusted net income of $9 to $11 million.

In 2019, he added, revenue could possibly be between $55 and $60 million, with adjusted net income of from $20 to $23 million. Revenue in 2019 is expected to be derived evenly between equipment and services, the latter of which traditionally yields superior profit margins.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures for earnings that exclude non-cash charges. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors because they exclude non-cash charges that management excludes when it internally evaluates the performance of the Company's business and makes operating decisions, including internal budgeting, and performance measurement, as these measures provide a consistent method of comparison to historical periods. Moreover, management believes these non-GAAP measures reflect the essential operating activities of the Company. Accordingly, management excludes the expense arising from certain non-cash charges when making operational decisions. The Company also 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 the Company's financial performance in comparison to historical periods. In addition, it allows investors to evaluate the Company's performance using the same methodology and information as that used by the Company'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, the Company's management compensates for these limitations by providing the relevant disclosure of the items excluded.

The following table presents the non-GAAP financial measures contained in this press release and the most directly comparable GAAP measures and provides a reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures.

Six Months Ended June 30, 2017 and 2016 Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) Attributable to the Company and EPS
to Exclude Amortization of Intangible Assets, Depreciation, Stock-based Expenses, Provision for Losses on Accounts Receivable and Other Asset Write-downs (unaudited)

    Six Months     Six Months  
    Ended     Ended  
    June 30, 2017     June 30, 2016  
Net income (loss) attributable to the Company $ 34,697   $ (7,063,811)  
             
             
Provision for losses on account receivables   151,784     934,272  
Provision for obsolete inventories   164,783     10,545  
Depreciation   920,710     811,060  
Amortization of intangible assets   406,711     429,379  
Impairment of property and equipment   -     28,245  
Impairment of goodwill and intangible assets   -     1,642,690  
Stock-based compensation   247,098     210,990  
Change in fair value of warrant liability   (3,720)     118,637  
Adjusted net income (loss) $ 1,922,063   $ (2,877,993)  
             
Weighted average number of shares            
Outstanding            
- Basic and diluted   40,231,159     40,119,106  
             
Adjusted (loss) earnings per share            
- Basic and diluted $ 0.05   $ (0.07)  
 

About China Information Technology, Inc.
China Information Technology, Inc. (CNIT) is a leading Internet service company that provides integrated cloud-based solutions enabling innovation and smart living in the fields of new media, elevator safety management, education, etc. Through continuous innovation, CNIT is aiming to leverage its proprietary Cloud-Application-Terminal technology to level the competitive landscape in the new media industry and deliver value for its shareholders, employees, customers, and the community. To learn more, please visit http://www.chinacnit.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release may contain certain "forward-looking statements" relating to the business of China Information Technology, Inc., and its subsidiaries and other consolidated entities. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included herein, are "forward-looking statements" in nature within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements, often identified by the use of forward-looking terminologies such as "will", "would", "could", "believes", "expects" or similar expressions, involve 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. Investors 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 those discussed in the Company's periodic reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on its website (http://www.sec.gov). All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company and its subsidiaries and other consolidated entities or persons acting on their behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these factors. Other than as required under the securities laws, the Company does not assume a duty to update these forward-looking statements.

For further information, please contact:
China Information Technology, Inc.
Iris Yan
Tel: +86-755-8370-4767
Email: [email protected]
http://www.chinacnit.com
or
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Jimmy Caplan
Tel: +512-329-9505
Email: [email protected]
Media Relations:
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CHINA INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
JUNE 30, 2017 AND DECEMBER 31, 2016
Expressed in U.S. dollars (Except for share amounts)

    June 30,     December 31,  
    2017     2016  
    (Unaudited)     (Audited)  
ASSETS            
             
CURRENT ASSETS            
Cash and cash equivalents $ 2,327,865   $ 3,752,375  
Accounts receivable, net   4,875,943     3,019,349  
Advances to suppliers   982,628     235,877  
Inventories   1,262,818     1,477,783  
Other current assets   5,416,202     7,159,803  
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS   14,865,456     15,645,187  
Long-term investments   44,261     43,205  
Property, plant and equipment, net   8,247,169     8,674,850  
Intangible assets, net   1,181,785     1,556,306  
Other non-current assets   8,469,192     8,267,016  
TOTAL ASSETS $ 32,807,863   $ 34,186,564  
             
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY            
             
CURRENT LIABILITIES            
Short-term bank loans $ 6,790,833   $ 7,799,852  
Accounts payable   6,447,695     5,993,211  
Advances from customers   374,269     1,668,049  
Advances from customers-related parties   2,152,830     -  
Accrued payroll and benefits   275,875     285,284  
Other payables and accrued expenses   2,220,275     3,044,779  
Derivative Liability - Warrants   -     3,719  
Income tax payable   1,589,103     2,589,422  
TOTAL LIABILITIES   19,850,880     21,384,316  
             
EQUITY            
Ordinary shares, par $0.01; authorized capital 100,000,000 shares;
Shares issued: June 30, 2017 - 40,231,159 shares; December 31, 2016 - 41,633,607 shares;
Shares outstanding: June 30, 2017 - 40,231,159 shares; December 31, 2016: 40,231,159 shares
  412,719     426,744  
Treasury shares: June 30, 2017 - 0 shares; December 31, 2016 - 1,402,448 shares   -     (7,117,500)  
Additional paid-in capital   138,989,939     145,742,163  
Reserve   13,812,095     13,812,095  
Deficit earnings   (173,219,151)     (173,149,696 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income   23,903,563     23,994,357  
Total equity of the Company   3,899,165     3,708,163  
Non-controlling interest   9,057,818     9,094,085  
Total equity   12,956,983     12,802,248  
             
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY $ 32,807,863   $ 34,186,564  
 

 

CHINA INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF (LOSS) INCOME
FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2017 AND 2016
Expressed in U.S. dollars (Except for share and per amounts)
(Unaudited)

    Six Months     Six Months  
    Ended June 30,     Ended June 30,  
    2017     2016  
             
Revenue - Products $ 2,876,293   $ 2,556,691  
Revenue - Products-related parties   745,834     -  
Revenue - Software   1,541,864     -  
Revenue - Software-related parties   248,611     -  
Revenue - System integration   6,652     334,235  
Revenue - Others   312,810     64,989  
TOTAL REVENUE   5,732,064     2,955,915  
             
Cost - Products   3,198,247     1,373,566  
Cost - Software   83,888     32,050  
Cost - System integration   12,658     595,016  
Cost - Others   3,827     23,261  
TOTAL COST   3,298,620     2,023,893  
             
GROSS PROFIT   2,433,444     932,022  
             
Administrative expenses   1,269,973     3,522,412  
Research and development expenses   1,943,445     1,658,707  
Selling expenses   580,476     643,102  
Impairment on property, plant and equipment   -     28,245  
Impairment on goodwill and intangible assets   -     1,642,690  
LOSS FROM OPERATIONS   (1,360,450)     (6,563,134 )
             
Subsidy income   306,658     120,053  
Other income (loss), net   238,080     (603,883)  
Interest income   6,065     15,425  
Interest expense   (225,140)     (300,157)  
Change in fair value of warrant liability   3,720     (118,637)  
LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAXES   (1,031,067)     (7,450,333 )
             
             
Income tax benefit   1,045,500     211,547  
             
NET INCOME (LOSS)   14,433     (7,238,786 )
Less: Net (income) loss attributable to the non-controlling interest   20,264     174,975  
NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE COMPANY $ 34,697   $ (7,063,811)  
             
WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING            
Basic   40,231,159     40,119,106  
Diluted   40,231,159     40,119,106  
             
(LOSS) EARNINGS PER SHARE-BASIC AND DILUTED            
Basic $ 0.00   $ (0.18)  
Diluted $ 0.00   $ (0.18)  
 

 

CHINA INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2017 AND 2016
Expressed in U.S. dollars
(Unaudited)

    Six Months     Six Months  
    Ended     Ended  
    June 30, 2017     June 30, 2016
OPERATING ACTIVITIES            
Net income (loss) $ 14,433   $ (7,238,786)  
Adjustments to reconcile net (income) loss to net cash used in operating activities:            
Impairment of property and equipment   -     28,245  
Provision for losses on accounts receivable   151,784     934,272  
Depreciation   920,710     811,060  
Amortization of intangible assets   406,711     429,379  
Stock-based expenses   247,098     210,990  
Impairment of goodwill and intangible assets   -     1,642,690  
Gain on disposal of property and equipment, net   (436)     (31,195)  
Loss on disposal of inventories   103,965        
Provision for inventory allowance   164,783     10,545  
Change in deferred income tax   -     (101,108)  
Change in fair value of warrant liability   (3,720)     118,637  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities            
Decrease(increase) in restricted cash   -     727,372  
Increase in accounts receivable   (1,825,534)     556,891  
(Increase)decrease in advances to suppliers   (716,846)     1,818,208  
Decrease(increase) in other receivables and prepaid expenses   1,832,397     2,954,014  
(Increase)decrease in inventories   (521,544)     (1,858,272)  
(Decrease)increase in accounts payable and bills payable   303,534     (2,664,451)  
Decrease in advances from customers   806,613     (436,466)  
Decrease in amounts due to/from related parties   -     95,009  
(Decrease) increase in accrued expenses and other liabilities   (878,520)     (2,531,324)  
(Decrease) increase in income tax payable   (1,045,500)     (115,382)  
Net cash used in operating activities   (40,072)     (4,639,672)  
             
INVESTING ACTIVITIES            
Proceeds from sales of property and equipment   436     295,378  
Purchases of property, plant and equipment   (244,906)     -  
Cash received from sale of Zhongtian and Geo   -     12,510,805  
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities   (244,470)     12,806,183  
             
FINANCING ACTIVITIES            
Borrowings under short-term loans   1,018,063     6,120,840  
Repayment of short-term loans   (2,200,762)     (14,471,655)  
Repayment of long-term loans   -     (214,382)  
Purchase of treasury stock   -     (385,825)  
Decrease in restricted cash in relation to bank borrowings   -     130,896  
Net cash provided by financing activities   (1,182,699)     (8,820,126)  
             
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   42,731     (309,313)  
NET DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS   (1,424,510)   (962,928)  
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING   3,752,375     3,786,846  
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, ENDING $ 2,327,865   $ 2,823,918  
 

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:
Cash paid during the first half of 2017 and 2016

Income taxes $ -   $ -  
Interest $ 225,140   $ 300,157  

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