JA Solar Announces Second Quarter 2012 Results

منشور على 31-8-2012
JA Solar 

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. today announced its unaudited financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2012.

Second Quarter 2012 Highlights

- Shipments were 418MW, in line with the low end of the Company's previous guidance of 420MW, and an increase of 14.2% from 366MW in the first quarter of 2012
- Net revenue was RMB 1.8 billion ($284.4 million), an increase of 12.8% from RMB 1.6 billion ($252.2 million) in the first quarter of 2012
- Gross margin was 4.8%, compared with 2.1% in the first quarter of 2012
- Operating loss was RMB 155.9 million ($24.5 million), compared with operating loss of RMB 159.1 million ($25.0 million) in the first quarter of 2012
- Net loss, including a foreign exchange loss of RMB 69.8 million ($11.0 million) and tax expenses of RMB 120.0 million ($18.9 million), was RMB 457.8 million ($72.1 million), compared with net loss of RMB 250.9 million ($39.5 million) in the first quarter of 2012
- Loss per diluted ADS was RMB 2.34 ($0.37), compared with loss per diluted ADS of RMB 1.28 ($0.20) in the first quarter of 2012
- Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the quarter were RMB 3.7 billion ($589.1 million), compared with RMB 4.3 billion ($670.3 million) at the end of the first quarter of 2012

Dr. Peng Fang, CEO of JA Solar, commented, "In the second quarter, JA Solar achieved shipments in line with the low end of our guidance and maintained a healthy financial position despite the challenging market environment. Gross margin increased to 4.8% from 2.1% in the first quarter, as a result of our cost reduction efforts and increased operating efficiency. This quarter, modules accounted for more than 60% of revenues and more than 55% of shipments for the first time in our history. Although not as severe as in previous quarters, the downward pressure on pricing continued. In light of this, we focused on sustaining a healthy balance sheet and building our footprint in key growth markets."

"In Europe, JA Solar is benefiting from the continued strength of the German market, and the growth in installation activity in new markets like the United Kingdom. We continue to work with our overseas manufacturing partners to supply the United States, but remain cautious given the lack of clarity about the impact of potential tariffs. At the same time, we have been successful in developing new customers in Canada. We are quickly building momentum in the promising Japanese market, where we have a strong position in both the rooftop and megawatt-scale solar farm segments. The new office we opened in Japan in August will allow even closer cooperation with our partners there. Along with China, where installation growth remains very encouraging, Japan should be an important growth market for JA Solar in the coming quarters."

"While we recorded a loss for the quarter due to the unfavorable pricing environment, we continue to actively manage costs and operating expenses and have one of the strongest balance sheets in the industry. Our prudent approach to cash management throughout the current downturn has ensured that we have one of the best debt-to-asset ratios among our peers. Looking to the third quarter, our outlook on the market is cautious in light of uncertainty in the United States and shifting dynamics in European markets, and we have revised our guidance for the full year accordingly. Nevertheless, our robust balance sheet, expansion in key growth markets, close partnerships, and strong customer demand for our modules and cells underline our conviction that JA Solar will be a long-term industry winner. Looking to the third quarter, we remain focused on maintaining a healthy cash position while continuing aggressive expansion into key growth markets."

Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results

Total shipments in the second quarter of 2012 were 418MW, in line with the low end of the Company's previously provided guidance of 420MW to 440MW. This represents a 14.2% increase from 366MW in the first quarter of 2012 and a 4.2% increase from 401MW in the second quarter of 2011.

Revenue in the second quarter of 2012 was RMB 1.8 billion ($284.4 million), an increase of 12.8% from RMB 1.6 billion ($252.2 million) in the first quarter of 2012, and a decrease of 32.3% from RMB 2.7 billion ($420.1 million) in the second quarter of 2011.

Gross profit in the second quarter of 2012 was RMB 86.1 million ($13.6 million), compared with a gross profit of RMB 33.2 million ($5.2 million) in the first quarter of 2012 and a gross loss of RMB 72.0 million ($11.3 million) in the second quarter of 2011. Gross margin was 4.8% in the second quarter of 2012, compared with 2.1% in the first quarter of 2012 and negative 2.7% in the second quarter of 2011.

Total operating expenses in the second quarter of 2012 were RMB 242.0 million ($38.1 million), compared with RMB 192.4 million ($30.3 million) in the first quarter of 2012 and RMB 130.0 million ($20.5 million) in the second quarter of 2011. The increase in total operating expenses quarter over quarter was primarily due to a prepayment impairment of RMB 21.3 million ($3.4 million) and an increase in freight costs and other export-related expenses of RMB 23.1 million ($3.6 million).

Operating loss in the second quarter of 2012 was RMB 155.9 million ($24.5 million), compared with an operating loss of RMB 159.1 million ($25.0 million) in the first quarter of 2012 and an operating loss of RMB 202.0 million ($31.8 million) in the second quarter of 2011. Operating margin was negative 8.6% in the second quarter of 2012, compared with a negative operating margin of 9.9% in the first quarter of 2012 and a negative operating margin of 7.6% in the second quarter of 2011.

Other loss in the second quarter of 2012 was RMB 48.4 million ($7.6 million), compared with other income of RMB 32.1 million ($5.1 million) in the first quarter of 2012 and other income of RMB 29.6 million ($4.7 million) in the second quarter of 2011. Other loss was primarily due to a foreign exchange loss of RMB 69.8 million ($11.0 million) resulting from the depreciation of the Euro against the Renminbi in the second quarter of 2012.

Tax expense in the second quarter of 2012 was RMB 120.0 million ($18.9 million), compared with tax expense of RMB 0.8 million ($0.1 million) in the first quarter of 2012 and a tax benefit of RMB 20.7 million ($3.3 million) in the second quarter of 2011. The increase in tax expense was primarily due to the accrual of an RMB 81.0 million ($12.8 million) income tax expense for one of our subsidiaries in Hebei province ("JA Hebei"), and RMB 21.1 million ($3.3 million) of withholding tax for a dividend distributed by one of our subsidiaries in Jiangsu province to its parent holding company.

In June 2012, the Company received a notice from the local tax bureau in Xingtai city, Hebei province, which ruled that JA Hebei was not eligible to benefit from a previously grandfathered tax holiday related to the portion of the taxable income of JA Hebei attributable to a capital injection made in 2008. The Company recorded tax payable of RMB 81.0 million ($12.8 million) at the end of the second quarter of 2012 and paid the amount in July 2012.

Loss per diluted ADS in the second quarter of 2012 was RMB 2.34 ($0.37), compared with loss per diluted ADS of RMB 1.28 ($0.20) in the first quarter of 2012 and loss per diluted ADS of RMB 1.39 ($0.22) in the second quarter of 2011.

In the second quarter of 2012, the Company had a negative operating cash flow of RMB 254.0 million ($40.0 million).

Liquidity

The Company maintained a strong balance sheet with cash and cash equivalents of RMB 3.7 billion ($589.1 million) and total working capital of RMB 2.0 billion ($316.6 million) at June 30, 2012. Total short-term bank borrowings and convertible notes due 2013 were RMB 2.4 billion ($374.1 million). Total long-term bank borrowings were RMB 4.3 billion ($682.3 million), among which RMB 1.6 billion ($247.3 million) were due in one year. The total face value of outstanding convertible notes due 2013 was RMB 1.4 billion ($219.7 million) at June 30, 2012.

Business Outlook

For the third quarter of 2012, the Company expects total cell and module shipments to be between 350MW and 370MW. For the full year 2012, the Company now expects total cell and module shipments to be between 1.5GW and 1.8GW, compared with the previously provided full year guidance of 1.8GW to 2.0GW. The revised estimates reflect the Company's prioritization of maintaining a healthy financial position over short-term shipment gains.

 

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