Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Ltd. Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Noble Horvath

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Sept. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited (NASDAQ: APWC) (“APWC” or the “Company”), a leading manufacturer of wire and cable products for the telecommunications and electric-power industries in the Asia-Pacific region, today announced the Company’s financial results for the six months ended […]

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Sept. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited (NASDAQ: APWC) (“APWC” or the “Company”), a leading manufacturer of wire and cable products for the telecommunications and electric-power industries in the Asia-Pacific region, today announced the Company’s financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2020. Unless otherwise indicated, all data are reported in U.S. Dollars at the exchange rate prevailing on the date of the event or result reported.

First Six Months 2020 Financial Results (Ended June 30, 2020), and 2019 comparative results

 

 

First 6 Months 2020

First 6 Months 2019

CHANGE

Revenues

$

127.6 million

$

160.6 million

(20.5)%

Operating Profit/(Loss)

$

0.3 million

$

(3.5) million

(1.09)%

Net Income/(Loss)

$

(0.8) million

$

(1.7) million

52.5%

EPS(1)

$

(0.06)

$

(0.12)

50.0%

 

(1)The calculation of the earnings per share is based on 13,819,669 and 13,819,669 basic and diluted weighted average common shares issued and outstanding for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

First Six Months 2020 Results 

Revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2020, were $127.6 million, a decrease of 20.5% from $160.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2019.  The decrease was primarily attributable to revenue decreases in the Company’s Thailand, North Asia, and Rest of World (“ROW”) regions. Net revenue in the Company’s Thailand region decreased by 23.6%, primarily due to decreased sales of low margin products due to COVID-19. Revenues in the Company’s North Asia region decreased by 23.1%, primarily due to the cessation of manufacturing operations of Shanghai Asia Pacific Electric Co., Ltd. (“Yayang”) , and due to depreciation of the local currency. Revenues in the Company’s Rest of World (“ROW”) region decreased by 12.1%, primarily due to Singapore’s lockdown for reasons associated with COVID-19. The Company’s North Asia region includes China and Hong Kong; the Thailand region consists of operations and sales within Thailand; the ROW region includes Singapore, Australia and the other markets where APWC has operations or sales outside of the Thailand region and North Asia region.

Operating profit for the six months ended June 30, 2020 increased to $0.3 million from a loss of $(3.5) million for the six months ended June 30, 2019.  Operating profit margin increased from a loss of (2.2)% in 2019 to a profit of 0.2% in 2020.  In the Thailand region, operating profit margin increased from a loss of (2.1)% to a profit of 3.7%, which was attributable primarily to the increase in sales of higher profit margin products. In the North Asia region, operating profit margin increased from 2.0% in 2019 to 3.0% for the same period in 2020, primarily attributable to the decrease in corresponding operating expenses resulting from the cessation of Yayang. The ROW region’s operating loss margin increased from (3.6) % in 2019 to (4.1)% in 2020, primarily attributable to higher average cost resulting from decreased sales volume in Singapore for reasons associated with COVID-19.

Selling, general and administrative expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2020 were $11.8 million, compared to $13.1 million reported for the six months ended June 30, 2019.  Net loss attributable to APWC shareholders was $(0.8) million for the first six months of 2020, compared to a net loss of $(1.7) million for the same period in 2019.  The decrease in net loss was primarily due to an increase in operating profit. The weighted average number of shares issued and outstanding was 13.82 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019.

Financial Condition

APWC reported $52.9 million in cash and cash equivalents as of June 30, 2020, compared to cash and cash equivalents of $53.7 million as of December 31, 2019.

Current assets totaled $239.2 million as of June 30, 2020, compared to $239.5 million as of December 31, 2019.  Working capital was $174.7 million as of June 30, 2020.  Short term bank loans were $14.9 million at June 30, 2020, an increase from $11.4 million at the end of 2019.  The Company had $3.3 million in long-term debt outstanding at June 30, 2020, compared to $0.0 in long-term debt as of December 31, 2019. Shareholder’s equity attributable to APWC was $148.1 million as of June 30, 2020, compared to $153.9 million as of December 31, 2019.

APWC reported $10.8 million in cash generated from operations during the six months ended June 30, 2020, compared to cash used in operations of $4.2 million in the corresponding period in 2019. The increase in cash generated from operations in 2020 was primarily attributable to the increased accounts receivable collection. The Company reported $15.7 million in cash outflows from investing activities during the six months ended June 30, 2020, compared to $2.3 million in cash outflows in the same period of 2019. The increase in cash used for investing activities in the first six months of 2020 was attributable primarily to the increase in purchases of property, plant and equipment in the Thailand region and the purchase of investment properties in the ROW region.  APWC reported $5.6 million in cash inflows from financing activities during the first six months of 2020, compared to $7.1 million in cash outflows from financing activities in the same period of 2019. The increase in cash inflows in 2020 was primarily attributable to an increase in the bank loan borrowing.

We encourage shareholders to visit the Company’s website for further information (www.apwcc.com). Information on the Company’s website or any other website does not constitute a portion of this release.

About Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation

Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation is principally engaged in the manufacture and distribution of telecommunications (copper and fiber optic) and power cable and enameled wire products in the Asia Pacific region, primarily in Thailand, China, Singapore and Australia. The Company manufactures and distributes its own wire and cable products and also distributes wire and cable products manufactured by its principal shareholder, Pacific Electric Wire & Cable Company, a Taiwanese company. The Company also provides project engineering services in the supply, delivery and installation (“SDI”) of power cables to certain of its customers.

Safe Harbor Statement

This release contains certain “forward-looking statements” relating to the Company, its business, and its subsidiary companies. These forward-looking statements are often identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “believes”, “anticipates”, “expects”, “estimates”, “intends”, “plans” or similar expressions. Such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to be materially different from those described herein as believed, anticipated, expected, estimated, intended or planned. 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 (www.sec.gov). All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or to persons acting on its 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.

Contact:
Investor Relations Contact:
Asia Alpha Investor Relations
Lisa A. Gray

Senior Account Manager
Phone: +1-212-989-9899
Email:
[email protected]

ASIA PACIFIC WIRE & CABLE CORPORATION LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

(Amounts in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except share data)

 

 

 

 

 

For the six months

 

ended June 30,

 

 

2020

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 (Unaudited)

 

 (Unaudited)

Revenue

$

127,614

 

 

$

160,602

 

Cost of sales

 

(115,544

)

 

 

(151,434

)

Gross profit

 

12,070

 

 

 

9,168

 

 

 

 

 

Other operating income

 

262

 

 

 

572

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

(11,844

)

 

 

(13,131

)

Other operating expenses

 

(224

)

 

 

(83

)

Operating profit/(loss)

 

264

 

 

 

(3,474

)

 

 

 

 

Finance costs

 

(370

)

 

 

(562

)

Finance income

 

178

 

 

 

277

 

Share of loss of associates

 

(1

)

 

 

(1

)

Exchange gain

 

145

 

 

 

981

 

Other income

 

584

 

 

 

384

 

Other expense

 

 

 

 

(82

)

Profit before tax

 

800

 

 

 

(2,477

)

Income tax expense

 

(772

)

 

 

163

 

Profit/(Loss) for the period

$

28

 

 

$

(2,314

)

 

 

 

 

Attributable to:

 

 

 

Equity holders of the parent

$

(818

)

 

$

(1,723

)

Non-controlling interests

$

846

 

 

$

(591

)

Basic and diluted loss per share

$

(0.06

)

 

$

(0.12

)

Basic and diluted weighted average common shares outstanding

 

13,819,669

 

 

 

13,819,669

 

ASIA PACIFIC WIRE & CABLE CORPORATION LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(Unaudited)

(Amounts in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except share data)

 

 

 

 

 

For the six months

 

ended June 30,

 

 

2020

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 (Unaudited)

 

 (Unaudited)

Profit/(Loss) for the period

$

28

 

 

$

(2,314

)

Other comprehensive income/(loss)

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income/(loss) to be reclassified to profit or loss in subsequent periods:

 

 

 

Exchange differences on translation of foreign operations, net of tax of nil

 

(6,919

)

 

 

7,123

 

 

 

(6,919

)

 

 

7,123

 

Other comprehensive income/(loss) not to be reclassified to profit or loss in subsequent periods:

 

 

 

Changes in the fair value of equity instruments measured at FVOCI

 

(1,069

)

 

 

227

 

Income tax effect

 

214

 

 

 

(45

)

 

 

(855

)

 

 

182

 

Re-measuring income/(losses) on defined benefit plans

 

134

 

 

 

(124

)

Income tax effect

 

(26

)

 

 

24

 

 

 

108

 

 

 

(100

)

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income/(loss) for the period, net of tax

 

(7,666

)

 

 

7,205

 

Total comprehensive income /(loss) for the period, net of tax

 

(7,638

)

 

 

4,891

 

Attributable to:

 

 

 

Equity holders of the parent

 

(5,734

)

 

 

1,414

 

Non-controlling interests

 

(1,904

)

 

 

3,477

 

 

$

(7,638

)

 

$

4,891

 

ASIA PACIFIC WIRE & CABLE CORPORATION LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Amounts in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except share data)

 

 

 

 

 

As of
June 30, 2020
(Unaudited)

 

As of
December 31, 2019
(Audited)

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

52,921

 

$

53,673

Trade receivables

 

52,072

 

 

74,077

Other receivables

 

9,636

 

 

6,868

Contract assets

 

1,625

 

 

4,686

Due from related parties

 

11,348

 

 

11,566

Inventories

 

104,687

 

 

85,187

Prepayments

 

4,615

 

 

1,926

Other current assets

 

2,249

 

 

1,521

 

 

239,153

 

 

239,504

Non-current assets

 

 

 

Financial assets at fair value through other comprehensive income

 

2,968

 

 

4,062

Property, plant and equipment

 

42,916

 

 

41,747

Right of use assets

 

3,348

 

 

3,735

Prepaid land lease payments

 

 

 

Investment properties

 

5,732

 

 

730

Intangible assets

 

193

 

 

128

Investments in associates accounted for using equity method

 

903

 

 

935

Deferred tax assets

 

4,451

 

 

3,939

Other non-current assets

 

3,639

 

 

4,131

 

 

64,150

 

 

59,407

Total assets

$

303,303

 

$

298,911

ASIA PACIFIC WIRE & CABLE CORPORATION LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Amounts in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except share data)

 

 

 

 

 

As of
June 30, 2020
(Unaudited)

 

As of
December 31, 2019
(Audited)

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

Interest-bearing loans and borrowings

$

14,931

 

 

$

11,356

 

Trade and other payables

 

25,727

 

 

 

16,879

 

Due to related parties

 

3,945

 

 

 

3,284

 

Financial liabilities at fair value through profit or loss

 

(23

)

 

 

3

 

Accruals

 

11,583

 

 

 

14,437

 

Current tax liabilities

 

3,133

 

 

 

2,872

 

Employee benefit liabilities

 

2,012

 

 

 

1,888

 

Financial lease liabilities

 

570

 

 

 

574

 

Other current liabilities

 

2,589

 

 

 

2,356

 

 

 

64,467

 

 

 

53,649

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

Interest-bearing loans and borrowings

 

3,306

 

 

 

 

Employee benefit liabilities

 

10,154

 

 

 

10,434

 

Financial lease liabilities

 

1,911

 

 

 

2,254

 

Deferred tax liabilities

 

3,875

 

 

 

4,139

 

 

 

19,246

 

 

 

16,827

 

Total liabilities

 

83,713

 

 

 

70,476

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

Issued capital

 

138

 

 

 

138

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

110,416

 

 

 

110,416

 

Treasury shares

 

(38

)

 

 

(38

)

Retained earnings

 

52,566

 

 

 

53,384

 

Other components of equity

 

(14,962

)

 

 

(10,046

)

Equity attributable to equity holders of the parent

 

148,120

 

 

 

153,854

 

Non-controlling interests

 

71,470

 

 

 

74,581

 

Total equity

$

219,590

 

 

$

228,435

 

Total liabilities and equity

$

303,303

 

 

$

298,911

 

 

ASIA PACIFIC WIRE & CABLE CORPORATION LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

(Amounts in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

 

 

 

 

 

For the six months

 

ended June 30,

 

 

2020

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 (Unaudited)

 

 (Unaudited)

Net cash provided by/(used in) operating activities

$

10,847

 

 

$

(4,230

)

Net cash provided by/(used in) investing activities

 

(15,740

)

 

 

(2,305

)

Net cash provided by/(used in) financing activities

 

5,562

 

 

 

(7,126

)

Effect of exchange rate on cash and cash equivalents

 

(1,421

)

 

 

1,978

 

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

(752

)

 

 

(11,683

)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

53,673

 

 

 

60,778

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

52,921

 

 

$

49,095

 

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