Kandi Technologies Reports First Quarter 2019 Financial Results

- Q1 revenue increased 116.8% YoY to $18.1 million
- Q1 off-road vehicles sales increased 169.8% YoY to $5.3 million
- Q1 gross margin increased to 17.4% compared to 16.1%

JINHUA, China, May 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. (the “Company,” “we” or “Kandi”) (NASDAQ GS: KNDI), today announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2019.

First Quarter Highlights

  • Total revenues increased 116.8% to $18.1 million for the first quarter of 2019, from $8.3 million for the same period in 2018.
  • Electric Vehicle (“EV”) parts sales increased 100.4% to $12.8 million for the first quarter of 2019, compared with $6.4 million in the same period in 2018.
  • Off-road vehicle revenues increased 169.8% to $5.3 million for the first quarter of 2019 compared with $2.0 million in the same period in 2018.
  • GAAP net loss for the first quarter of 2019 was $4.4 million, or $0.09 loss per fully-diluted share, compared with net income of $3.7 million, or $0.07 income per fully-diluted share in the same period in 2018.
  • Non-GAAP adjusted net loss1, which excludes stock compensation expenses of $0.03 million and changes in the fair value of contingent consideration, which was a gain of $0.09 million, was $4.5 million in the first quarter of 2019, compared with non-GAAP net loss of $0.6 million for the same period of 2018. Non-GAAP adjusted loss per share1 was approximately $0.09 loss per fully diluted share for the first quarter of 2019 compared with Non-GAAP adjusted loss per share1 of $0.01 per fully diluted share for the same quarter in 2018.
  • The Company’s working capital surplus was $8.5 million as of March 31, 2019. Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash totaled $8.4 million as of March 31, 2019.

Mr. Hu Xiaoming, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kandi, commented, “Total revenues in the first quarter increased 116.8%, which represents an incredible year-over-year growth. However, the Chinese government’s national subsidy policy adjustment during the first quarter coupled with the JV Company’s pending restructuring, which is taking place in order to maximize the JV Company’s ability to grow into a prominent company, has resulted in our modifying the JV Company’s business development plan with respect to its integration into Geely under Geely’s management as a primary shareholder. This transition period has directly impacted production and sales, causing a loss for the JV Company. Despite this transitional period, the JV Company has made many meaningful advances in the first quarter. In the beginning of the year, Kandi Jiangsu received an approval notice from Jiangsu Development and Reform Commission with respect to Kandi Jiangsu’s application to an annual capacity of 50,000 pure electric vehicles project. This approval gives Kandi Jiangsu a license to build the factory for EV manufacturing. In April, a team of EV industry experts from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and we are currently anticipating approval.”

“Additionally, Kandi has taken advantage of every available opportunity to get into the online ride-hailing market by signing cooperative agreements with several major industry players such as Zhejiang Ruibo, Caocao Zhuan Che, China Resources (Zhejiang), and Didi Chuxing to provide government-accredited EVs. We strongly believe that car-sharing is a promising area with significant room for growth, and that the Company’s continued efforts in laying the foundations for supplying government-accredited EVs to drive sales growth will allow us to regain our position as the leading electric vehicle products manufacturer in the market. Furthermore, the JV Company will be able to achieve faster growth with Geely’s corporate resources and branding profile. While the restructuring reduces Kandi’s equity stake in the JV company to 22%, we believe that the value of Kandi’s 22% equity ownership in the JV Company, following the restructuring, will far exceed Kandi’s original 50% equity in the future.” Mr. Hu concluded.

Net Revenues and Gross Profit

 1Q19 1Q18 Y-o-Y% 
Net Revenues (US$mln)$18.1 $8.3 116.8% 
Gross Profit (US$mln)$3.1 $1.3 113.6% 
Gross Margin17.4% 16.1% - 


Net revenues for the first quarter increased 116.8% compared to the same period last year. The increase in revenue was mainly due to the increase in EV parts sales during this quarter. The increase in EV parts sales was primarily due to the increased sales volume of battery packs.

Operating Income (Loss)

 1Q19 1Q18 Y-o-Y% 
Operating Expenses (US$mln)$3.2 $1.1 188.5%) 
Operating (Loss) Income (US$mln)($0.06) $0.2 (124.5%) 
Operating Margin(0.3%) 2.9% - 

Total operating expenses in the first quarter were $3.2 million, compared with $1.1 million in the same quarter of 2018. The increase in total operating expenses was primarily due to increased general and administrative, which was $2.1 million in this quarter, compared with $0.4 million in the same quarter last year.

GAAP Net Income

 1Q19 1Q18 Y-o-Y% 
Net (Loss) Income (US$mln)($4.4) $3.7 (218.3%) 
(Loss) earnings per Weighted Average Common Share Outstanding Basic($0.09) $0.07 - 
(Loss) earnings per Weighted Average Common Share Outstanding Diluted($0.09) $0.07 - 
Stock Compensation expenses$0.03 ($1.6) - 
Change in fair value of contingent consideration($0.09) ($2.7) - 
Non-GAAP net Loss($4.5) ($0.6) 686.6% 

Net loss was $4.4 million in the first quarter, compared with net income of $3.7 million in the same quarter of 2018. The decrease was primarily attributable to the increased share of loss of the JV Company compared to the same period of last year.

Non-GAAP net loss was $4.5 million, a 686.6% increase in loss in the first quarter of 2019 compared to net loss of $0.6 million in the same quarter of 2018. The increase in Non-GAAP net loss was primarily attributable to an increased share of loss of the JV Company from the JV Company compared to the same period of last year.

JV Company Financial Results

In this quarter, total revenue was $1.3 million as compared to $33.8 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.

The condensed financial income statement of the JV Company in the first quarter is as below:

 1Q19 1Q18 Y-o-Y% 
Net Revenues (US$mln)$1.3 $33.8 (96.3%) 
Gross (Loss) Profit (US$mln)($0.02) $5.6 (100.4%) 
Gross Margin(1.7%) 16.5% - 
Net (Loss) Income($20.2) $1.0 (2076.4%) 
% of Net revenue(1606.5%) 3.0% - 

Kandi’s investments in the JV Company are accounted for under the equity method of accounting. Since loan to equity conversion in the JV Company resulting Kandi a 43.47% ownership was completed at end of this quarter and the transfer of 21.47% equity interests in the JV Company to a Geely affiliate has not been completed as of March 31, 2019, Kandi recorded 50% of the JV Company’s loss of $10.1 million for this quarter. After eliminating intra-entity profits and losses, Kandi’s share of the after tax loss of the JV Company was $9.9 million for the first quarter of 2019.

First Quarter of 2019 Conference Call Details

The Company has scheduled a conference call and live webcast to discuss its financial results at 8:00 A.M. Eastern Time (8:00 P.M. Beijing Time) on May 10, 2019. Mr. Hu Xiaoming, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, and Ms. Zhu Xiaoying, interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company, will deliver prepared remarks to be followed by a question and answer session.  

The dial-in details for the conference call are as follows:

The live audio webcast can also be accessed by visiting Kandi's Investor Relations page on the Company’s website at http://www.kandivehicle.com. An archive of the webcast will be available on the Company’s website following the live call.

About Kandi Technologies Group, Inc.

Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. (KNDI), headquartered in Jinhua Economic Development Zone, Zhejiang Province, is engaged in the research, development, manufacturing, and sales of various vehicular products. Kandi conducts its primary business operations through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Zhejiang Kandi Vehicles Co., Ltd. ("Kandi Vehicles") and its subsidiaries, SC Autosports, LLC, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Kandi in the United States and Kandi Electric Vehicles Group Co., Ltd. (the “JV Company”). Kandi Vehicles has established itself as one of China's leading manufacturers of pure electric vehicle parts and off-road vehicles.

In 2013, Kandi Vehicles and Geely Group, China's leading automaker, jointly invested in the establishment of the JV Company in order to develop, manufacture and sell pure electric vehicle ("EV") products. As of March 31, 2019, Geely Group (including its affiliate) hold a 56.53%, and Kandi Vehicles holds 43.47% in the JV Company, pending a closing of a transfer of 22% of the equity interests of the JV Company from Kandi Vehicles to a Geely’s affiliate, resulting in Kandi Vehicles to hold 21.47% upon the closing.  The JV Company has established itself as one of the driving forces in the development and the manufacturing of pure EV products in China.

More information about KNDI is available on the Company's corporate website at http://www.kandivehicle.com. The Company routinely posts important information on its website.

Safe Harbor Statement
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Ms. Kewa Luo
Kandi Technologies Group, Inc.
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Email: IR@kandigroup.com

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KANDI TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.
AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

 March 31,
2019
  December 31,
2018
 
 (UNAUDITED)    
Current assets     
Cash and cash equivalents$3,327,013  $15,662,201 
Restricted cash 5,134,661   6,690,870 
Accounts receivable (net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $138,678 and $120,010 as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively) 49,397,918   34,274,728 
Inventories (net of provision for slow moving inventory of $829,523 and $840,701 as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively) 27,223,890   21,997,868 
Notes receivable -   72,712 
Notes receivable from the JV Company and related party 3,769,874   3,861,032 
Other receivables 2,662,856   1,264,323 
Prepayments and prepaid expense 10,864,614   11,136,408 
Due from employees 2,522   1,001 
Advances to suppliers 4,919,164   4,705,183 
Amount due from the JV Company, net 61,060,228   67,683,462 
Right - of - use asset 108,324   - 
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS 168,471,064   167,349,788 
        
LONG-TERM ASSETS       
Property, plant and equipment, net 82,341,986   82,045,923 
Land use rights, net 11,954,930   11,749,728 
Deferred taxes assets 11,461   8,204 
Investment in the JV Company 126,492,405   128,929,893 
Goodwill 29,087,159   28,552,215 
Intangible assets 4,268,365   4,328,127 
Other long term assets 5,708,341   5,865,386 
TOTAL Long-Term Assets 259,864,647   261,479,476 
        
TOTAL ASSETS$428,335,711  $428,829,264 
        
CURRENT LIABILITIES       
Accounts payable$114,345,244  $112,309,683 
Other payables and accrued expenses 4,353,437   4,251,487 
Short-term loans 31,291,443   30,539,236 
Customer deposits 132,921   94,408 
Notes payable 6,300,010   12,787,619 
Income tax payable 2,046,046   3,471,366 
Due to employees 8,595   28,473 
Deferred income 1,362,082   1,340,605 
Lease liability 108,324   - 
Total Current Liabilities 159,948,102   164,822,877 
        
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES       
Long term bank loans 29,503,360   28,794,136 
Deferred taxes liability 1,711,343   1,711,343 
Contingent liability 7,167,000   7,256,000 
Other long-term liability -   622,034 
Total Long-Term Liabilities 38,381,703   38,383,513 
        
TOTAL LIABILITIES 198,329,805   203,206,390 
        
STOCKHOLDER’S EQUITY       
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 56,004,502 and 55,992,002 shares issued and 52,580,841 and 51,484,444 outstanding at March 31,2019 and December 31,2018, respectively 52,581   51,484 
Additional paid-in capital 258,377,036   254,989,657 
Retained earnings (the restricted portion is $4,422,033 and $4,422,033 at March 31,2019 and December 31,2018, respectively) (13,906,481)  (9,497,009)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (14,517,230)  (19,921,258)
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY 230,005,906   225,622,874 
        
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY$428,335,711  $428,829,264 
        

KANDI TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.
AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (LOSS) AND
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(UNAUDITED)

 Three Months Ended 
 March 31,
2019
  March 31,
2018
 
      
REVENUES FROM UNRELATED PARTY, NET 16,334,963   5,732,463 
REVENUES FROM THE JV COMPANY AND RELATED PARTY, NET 1,733,497   2,603,444 
        
REVENUES, NET 18,068,460   8,335,907 
        
COST OF GOODS SOLD (14,932,023)  (6,989,956)
        
GROSS PROFIT 3,136,437   1,345,951 
        
OPERATING EXPENSES:       
Research and development (537,433)  (757,298)
Selling and marketing (618,003)  (748,225)
General and administrative (2,039,528)  398,171 
Total Operating Expenses (3,194,964)  (1,107,352)
        
(LOSS) INCOME FROM OPERATIONS (58,527)  238,599 
        
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):       
Interest income 252,404   942,993 
Interest expense (439,183)  (550,417)
Change in fair value of contingent consideration 89,000   2,680,179 
Government grants 47,724   95,255 
Gain from equity dilution in JV 4,365,390   - 
Share of (loss) income after tax of the JV Company (9,949,158)  795,055 
Other income , net 474,390   22,977 
Total other (expense) income, net (5,159,433)  3,986,042 
        
(LOSS) INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES (5,217,960)  4,224,641 
        
INCOME TAX BENEFIT (EXPENSE) 808,488   (496,646)
        
NET (LOSS) INCOME (4,409,472)  3,727,995 
        
OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME       
Foreign currency translation 5,404,028   7,465,240 
        
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME 994,556  $11,193,235 
        
WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING BASIC 51,565,287   50,643,423 
WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING DILUTED 51,565,287   50,643,423 
        
NET (LOSS) INCOME PER SHARE, BASIC (0.09) $0.07 
NET (LOSS) INCOME PER SHARE, DILUTED (0.09) $0.07 
        

KANDI TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.
AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)

 Three Months Ended 
 March 31,
2019
  March 31,
2018
 
      
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:     
Net (loss) income$(4,409,472) $3,727,995 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities       
Depreciation and amortization 2,258,224   875,463 
Assets impairments (31,718)  - 
Allowance for doubtful accounts 15,629   240,419 
Deferred taxes -   (308,406)
Share of (loss) income after tax of the JV Company 9,949,158   (795,055)
Gain from equity dilution in JV (4,365,390)  - 
Change in fair value of contingent consideration (89,000)  (2,680,179)
Stock compensation cost 31,675   (1,615,706)
        
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisition:       
(Increase) Decrease In:       
Accounts receivable (17,991,854)  12,343,813 
Deferred taxes assets -   (53,414)
Notes receivable 74,114   - 
Notes receivable from the JV Company and related party 444,682   (5,015,238)
Inventories (4,659,780)  265,800 
Other receivables and other assets (14,256,807)  752,017 
Due from employee (21,961)  (23,838)
Advances to supplier and prepayments and prepaid expenses 436,768   3,144,325 
Advances to suppliers-long term -   (3,712,576)
Amount due from the JV Company (2,339,431)  (9,902,514)
        
Increase (Decrease) In:       
Accounts payable 22,593,966   19,319,570 
Other payables and accrued liabilities 5,459,852   (2,503,830)
Notes payable (5,624,153)  (16,117,038)
Customer deposits 36,544   120,458 
Income tax payable (1,537,204)  (819,372)
Deferred income (11,483)  1,670,173 
Net cash used in operating activities$(14,037,641) $(1,087,133)
        
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:       
Purchases of property, plant and equipment, net (300,704)  (109,160)
Purchases of land use rights and other intangible assets -   (99,404)
Acquisition of Jinhua An Kao (net of cash received) -   (3,699,801)
Purchases of construction in progress -   (82,792)
Net cash used in investing activities$(300,704) $(3,991,157)
        
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:       
Proceeds from short-term bank loans 2,816,317   3,775,587 
Repayments of short-term bank loans (2,816,317)  (3,775,587)
Proceeds from notes payable -   25,539,803 
Repayment of notes payable -   (28,607,869)
Net cash used in financing activities$-  $(3,068,066)
        
NET DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH (14,338,345)  (8,146,356)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash 446,948   568,965 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH AT BEGINNING OF YEAR 22,353,071   16,110,496 
        
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH AT END OF PERIOD 8,461,674   8,533,105 
        
SUPPLEMENTARY CASH FLOW INFORMATION       
Income taxes paid 594,425   1,466,761 
Interest paid 439,183   414,319 
        
SUPPLEMENTAL NON-CASH DISCLOSURES:       
Long term and short term Advances to suppliers transferred to Construction in progress -   3,712,576 
Settlement of due from the JV Company and related parties with notes receivable from related parties 10,586,387   20,337,201 
Settlement of accounts receivables with notes receivable from unrelated parties 3,750,148   7,866 
Settlement of other receivables with notes receivable from unrelated parties 2,001,067   - 
Assignment of notes receivable from unrelated parties to supplier to settle accounts payable 5,751,215   7,866 
Assignment of notes receivable from the JV Company and related parties to supplier to settle accounts payable 15,277,778   18,996,867 
Assignment of notes receivable from the JV Company and related parties to supplier to settle other payable 6,166,252   - 
Settlement of accounts payable with notes payables 2,488,735   786,581 
Replacement of notes payables with accounts payable 3,631,566   - 
Deferred tax changed to other comprehensive income -   42,528 
        

  KANDI TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY  
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2019 AND 2018  
(UNAUDITED)

  Common Stock Additional  Accumulated Other   
  Shares Par
Value
 Paid-in
Capital
 Retained
Earnings
 Comprehensive
 Income
 Total 
BALANCE AT JANUARY 1, 2018  48,036,538 $48,037 $233,055,348 $(3,802,310)$(6,310,763)$222,990,312 
Stock issuance and award  2,972,337  2,972  19,099,556        19,102,528 
Foreign currency translation              7,465,240  7,465,240 
Net income           3,727,995     3,727,995 
                    
BALANCE AT MARCH 31, 2018  51,008,875 $51,009 $252,154,904 $(74,315)$1,154,477 $253,286,075 
                    
BALANCE AT JANUARY 1, 2019  51,484,444 $51,484 $254,989,657 $(9,497,009)$(19,921,258)$225,622,874 
Stock issuance and award  1,096,397  1,097  3,387,379        3,388,476 
Foreign currency translation              5,404,028  5,404,028 
Net loss           (4,409,472)    (4,409,472)
                    
BALANCE AT MARCH 31, 2019  52,580,841 $52,581 $258,377,036 $(13,906,481)$(14,517,230)$230,005,906 
                    


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Non-GAAP measures, including the Non-GAAP net income (loss) and Non-GAAP EPS are defined as the financial measures excluding the change of the fair value of contingent consideration and the effects of the stock compensation expense. We supply non-GAAP information because we believe it allows our investors to obtain a clearer understanding of our operations. Any non-GAAP measures should not be considered as a substitute for, and should only be read in conjunction with, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.