The increase in our branded product revenues was offset by our decision to no longer distribute lower margin third party products including ozone purifiers. Accordingly, we discontinued the supply relationship with Harbin Jiujiu Ozone Purifier Co. as we plan to bring the manufacturing in-house. However, as of December 31, 2007, the new product line was not yet completed.
Compared to the corresponding period in 2006, cost of goods sold decreased by $2,904,833, or 66% for the three months ended December 31, 2007. The decrease is due in the lowered raw material purchase expenses. Dongsheng began manufacturing its own branded products and was able to drastically reduce the cost of the raw materials by negotiating more favorable terms with suppliers. This planned shift in production has considerably reduced our cost of goods sold and generated the improved gross margin.
Gross profit margin increased to 85% for the three months ended December 31, 2007, compared to the three months ended December 31, 2006 of 58%. This increase is primarily due to the lower cost of goods sold which results from our in-house manufacturing capabilities as well as the improved revenue mix.
Operating expenses were $2,281,877. Dongsheng accounted for $1,690,347 while Paperclip accounted for $591,530 compared to $403,606 for the quarter ended December 31, 2006.
Operating expenses increased by $1,878,271 for the quarter ended
December 31, 2007. This increase in total operating expense is part of
Dongsheng's plan to strengthen its management and maintain its core sales
force. We have supplemented our sales force with fixed salaries in addition
to their commissions in an effort to provide additional incentives to the
current and futu
|SOURCE China Dongsheng International, Inc.|
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