BEIJING, Aug. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Origin Agritech Limited (NASDAQ GS: SEED) ("Origin", or the "Company"), a technology-focused supplier of crop seeds in China, today announced unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended June 30, 2014. Origin prepares its financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) of the United States.
FINANCIAL RESULTS OVERVIEWFor the third quarter of fiscal 2014, the Company reported revenues of RMB92.9 million (US$15.1 million) compared with RMB128.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013. Lower revenues this quarter were mainly due to the lower sales volume of the rice seed business as the result of increasing competition.
Deferred revenues were RMB342.1 million (US$55.6 million) as of June 30, 2014 compared with RMB338.4 million on June 30, 2013. It is expected that the majority of deferred revenues will be recorded on the income statement in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2014. Deferred revenues mainly reflect the value of Origin's crop seeds after: a) the sales arrangement is confirmed; b) delivery to the customer is made; and c) pre-payment from the customer is received, but before the final sales price is fixed and determined. The final sales price is primarily determined by sales incentives that Origin offers to its customers.
Gross profit for the third quarter of fiscal 2014 was RMB21.2 million (US$3.5 million) compared to RMB36.9 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2013. Gross margin for the third quarter of fiscal 2014 decreased to 22.9% from 28.7% for the same period of fiscal 2013 due to higher production cost and unfavorable product mix.
Total net operating expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2014 were RMB27.5 million (US$4.5 million) compared with RMB28.4 million during the same quarter in fiscal 2013. Specifically, selling and marketing expenses were RMB10.5 million (US$1.7 million) for the third quarter of fiscal 20
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