XIANYANG, China, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BSPM) ("Biostar" or "the Company"), a Xianyang-based developer, manufacturer and supplier of pharmaceutical products and medical nutrients addressing a variety of diseases and conditions, today announced fiscal results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2009.
SUMMARY FINANCIALS Second Quarter 2009 Results Q2 2009 Q2 2008 CHANGE Net Sales $13.2 million $9.4 million +40.6% Gross Profit $9.7 million $5.4 million +80.5% Net Income $3.9 million $1.8 million +119.3% EPS (Fully Diluted) $0.16 $0.08 +100% Six Month 2009 Results 1H 2009 1H 2008 CHANGE Net Sales $20.7 million $16.2 million +27.5% Gross Profit $14.5 million $9.6 million +51.9% Net Income $5.7 million $3.6 million +58.8% EPS (Fully Diluted) $0.24 $0.15 +60%
Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results
Revenue for the second quarter of 2009 increased 40.6% to approximately $13.2 million compared to approximately $9.4 million for the second quarter of 2008. The increase in revenues resulted from Biostar's enhanced marketing and sales efforts which increased sales of its Xin Aoxing Oleanolic Acid Capsule ("Xin Aoxing Capsule") and Tianqi Dysmenorrhea Capsules ("Tainqi Capsule"). Xin Aoxing Capsule, one of Biostar's flagship OTC products which treats symptoms common to hepatitis B patients, contributed approximately 67.5% to total revenues for the quarter, and increased $4.1 million, or 84.1% to $8.9 million, compared to the second quarter of 2008. The increase was primarily due to market penetration in two additional provinces through local wholesalers. Revenues generated by another core OTC product, Tianqi Capsule, which treats dysmenorrhea and bloating for women, increased 25.3% to approximately $1.4 million from the second quarter of 2008. The increase in sales of Tianqi Capsule was mainly due to the continued implementation of the "new rural cooperative medical supply network plan" which markets directly to consumers in China's rural area through retail pharmacies.
Cost of goods sold for the three months ended June 30, 2009 was approximately $3.5 million or 26.5% of revenue as compared to approximately $4.0 million or 42.8% of revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2008.
The Company yielded gross profits of $9.7 million and gross margins of 73.5%, compared to $5.4 million of gross profits and a gross margin of 57.2% during the second quarter of fiscal 2008. Gross profits grew by 80.5% on a year-over-year basis. The increase in gross profit was a result of increased revenue in Xin Aoxing Capsule and Tainqi Capsule and a decrease in raw material prices of Xin Aoxing Capsule and Danshen Granule. The Sichuan province, the main region where herbs are cultivated for raw materials used in manufacturing several of Biostar's OTC medicines, has resumed production after recovering from the earthquake. During the second quarter of 2009, gross margin of three products is over 50%, Xin Aoxing Capsule (84%), Tianqi Capsule (64%) and Taohuasan Pediatrics Medicine (65%).
Operating expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2009 were approximately $4.3 million, up 26.6% from $3.4 million in the same period of 2008. The increase was primarily a result of Biostar's expanded marketing efforts, including increased costs for TV advertising, promotion, and commission associated with an expanded sales force.
Operating income for the second quarter of 2009 totaled approximately $5.5 million, a 170.8% increase from the approximately $2.0 million reported for the second quarter of 2008. Operating margins were 41.3% and 21.4% for the second quarter of 2009 and 2008, respectively. The increase in the operating margin was primarily due to increased revenues and decrease in cost of good sold.
For the second quarter of 2009, net income was approximately $3.9 million, a 119.3% increase, compared to approximately $1.8 million for the second quarter of 2008. Diluted earnings per share were $0.16 compared to $0.08 for the second quarter of 2009 and 2008 respectively, based up on 23.7 million and 23.2 million shares. The increase in net income during the second quarter of 2009 was a result of increased revenues and improved profitability.
The Company had an effective tax rate of 26.1% and 12.3%, for the second quarter of 2009 and 2008, respectively. The increase was primarily due to the expiration of the 50% income tax reduction on December 31, 2008.
"We are very pleased to report strong revenue and net income growth and further improvement in our gross margins which benefited from the success of our overall marketing strategy and solid sales increases, especially in Xin Aoxing Capsule. We anticipate that our strategy will increase sales and that allocating incremental dollars to our marketing budget will improve our brand while allowing us to successfully penetrate new target markets which eventually translate into both strong top and bottom-line growth," commented Mr. Ronghua Wang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Biostar. "The Chinese government recently announced a new health care reform plan and will invest $123 billion between 2009 and 2011 with a stated goal of covering 90% of the urban and rural residents with basic medical insurance. With continued marketing efforts, an expanding product portfolio and strong demand for our hepatitis-B product, we are ideally positioned to capitalize on the long-term secular growth occurring in our industry."
Six Month Results
For the six months ended June 30, 2009, revenues increased approximately 27.5% to $20.7 million compared to the same period in 2008. Gross profit was approximately $14.5 million for the first six months of 2009, representing an increase of 51.9% from the first six months of 2008. Gross margins were 70.2% for the first six months of 2009 compared to 58.9% for the same period in 2008.
Income from operations was $7.8 million for the first six months of 2009, representing an increase of 87.9% over the first six months of 2008. Operating margins were 37.6% for the first six months of 2009 compared to 25.5% for the first six months of 2008. Net income was $5.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2009, an increase of approximately 58.8% from the same period in 2008. Fully diluted earnings per share were $0.24 compared to $0.15 for the first six months of 2009 and 2008 respectively, based up on 23.7 million and 23.2 million shares.
Balance Sheet and Cash Flow
The Company had a current ratio of 3.2 to 1 and approximately $1.9 million in cash and cash equivalents on June 30, 2009 compared approximately $0.8 million in cash and cash equivalents on December 31, 2008.
Accounts receivable was approximately $15.3 million on June 30, 2009 versus approximately $11.7 million on December 31, 2008. The number of days sales outstanding (i.e. days sales in accounts receivable) increased to 134 for the six months ended June 30, 2009 from 117 for the same period last year due to slower payments of customers during the current economic slowdown.
On June 30, 2009, the Company had stockholders' equity of $29.0 million, with total assets of $36.3 million versus total liabilities of $7.3 million.
For the first six months of 2009, the Company generated approximately $1.2 million in cash from operations versus approximately $1.7 million use in operations for the same period in 2008, with the variance principally coming from the increase in net income.
During the second quarter of 2009, Biostar finished the engineering design and commenced construction for its new raw material processing facility expected to be operational during the fourth quarter of 2009. The raw material processing facility is part of the Company's herbal plantation base. The plantation base will be utilized to service Biostar's own raw material demand ensuring the Company's product quality, lowering its overall production costs and providing incremental revenue by selling excess raw materials into the market.
During the second quarter of 2009, Biostar commenced the full implementation of the new rural cooperative medical drug supply network plan. In April, Biostar deployed over 30 salesmen to set up a network covering approximately 1,320 sales outlets in the rural areas of 10 counties located throughout the Shaanxi province. This is the initial phase of Biostar's two-year plan to build a rural supply network covering 10,000 sales outlets throughout six provinces. The goal is to build the largest regional pharmaceutical supply network in rural areas of the PRC in order to capitalize on the growth opportunity driven by an increase in disposable income of farmers and government's significant capital commitment to rural communities throughout the PRC.
Biostar received approval from the local government to produce Yizi Capsules, Tangning Capsules, and Shengjing Capsules. The Company has launched these products through its domestic market channels and initial revenues have been generated by late July, 2009.
"We are making progress on all aspects of our business. From commencing construction for our new raw material processing facility, to establishing 1,320 rural sales outlets, to receiving three new product approvals which further diversifies our portfolio, we have set the foundation for long-term growth and profitability in our business. We remain focused on introducing higher margin products and building brand value which will enable us to achieve further market share gains," concluded Mr. Wang.
The Company will host a conference call to discuss the 2009 second quarter financial results on Friday, August 14, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. EDT. Interested participants should call 877-941-1848 within the United States, or US +1-480-629-9722 if calling internationally. The conference ID is 4139784. It is advisable to dial in approximately 5-10 minutes prior to 10:30 a.m. EDT. This call is being web cast by ViaVid Broadcasting and can be accessed at ViaVid's website athttp://www.viavid.netor at the following link: http://viavid.net/dce.aspx?sid=00006906 .
About Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary in China, develops, manufactures and markets pharmaceutical and medical nutrient products for a variety of diseases and conditions. The Company's most popular product is its Xin Ao Xing Oleanolic Acid Capsule, an over-the-counter ("OTC") medicine for chronic hepatitis B, a disease affecting approximately 10% of the Chinese population. In addition to its hepatitis product, Biostar manufactures two broad-based OTC products, two prescription-based pharmaceuticals and thirteen nutrients. The Company has adopted international standards and is in the process of applying for three patents.
Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding the success of our investments, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in earnings, our ability to sustain our previous levels of profitability including on account of our ability to manage growth, intense competition, wage increases in China, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, withdrawal of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability and regional conflicts and legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside China. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our United States Securities and Exchange Commission filings including our S-1 dated June 27, 2008, our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2009, our 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008, and other recent filings. These filings are available at http://www.sec.gov . We may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time by or on our behalf.
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