HARBIN, China, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- SOKO Fitness & Spa Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SOKF), a leading operator of fitness clubs and spas in Northern China, today reported that the company is restating financial statements for the year ended May 31, 2008 and the first quarter ended August 31, 2008 to correct certain accounting errors discovered by the auditors. The company also announced it expects no changes to its current year-end guidance. The restatement includes:
-- The timing of revenue recognition for non-refundable membership fees from the Letian Yoga club, acquired in March 2008, has been moved from recognition upon collection to recognition on a straight-line basis of estimated membership life. -- A non-cash adjustment relating to the reclassification of the of private placement warrants from liability to equity. -- A non-cash adjustment to the number of warrants as issued to the placement agent according to the warrant agreement. -- The reclassification of certain "other expenses" to more specific expense categories consistent with previous reporting. -- The recalculation of basic weighted average common shares for the fiscal year ended May 31 from 17 million shares to approximately 11.6 million shares. Although SOKO ended the year with 17 million shares outstanding, the recalculation was necessary to account for a lower number of shares during the period when the reverse acquisition occurred. -- There was also a recalculation of diluted weighted average common shares for the fiscal 2008 first quarter ended August 31 from approximately 20 million shares to approximately 14.5 million shares, again to account for a lower number of shares during the period when the reverse acquisition occurred.
Additional information as follows:
The non-refundable membership fee previously was recognized when it was collected. Based on Staff Accounting Bulletin ("SAB") 104, the Company revised its revenue recognition of non-refundable membership fee and initial non-refundable membership fee is recognized on a straight-line basis of estimated membership life.
The warrants to investors were classified as liability and after further review of EITF 00-19 and all the facts and circumstances associated with the issuance of the warrants to the investors, the warrants do not meet the criteria to classify to liability. The Company has reclassified the warrants as equity in the financial statements.
The number of warrants issued to the placement agent has been revised according to the warrant agreement.
The other expense classification is not consistent with the classification of fiscal year 2007 other expense, the company has reclassified sales tax from other expenses to cost of sales and made other minor adjustments.
Basic and diluted income per common share has been revised because incorrect calculation of weighted average common shares, the Company follows FASB 141 to recalculate the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during the period in which the reverse acquisition occurred.
The impact of this restatement on the financial statements as originally reported as of May 31, 2008 is summarized below:
May 31, 2008 As Reported As Restated Property, plant and equipment, net $12,788,203 $12,782,918 Goodwill 1,348,359 1,505,710 Total Assets 21,163,706 21,315,772 Unearned revenue 445,684 514,965 Warrant liability 1,184,628 -- Minority Interest 363,277 329,304 Additional paid-in capital 1,142,854 884,681 Additional paid-in capital-stock options -- 18,651 Accumulated other comprehensive income 1,619,373 1,625,829 Retained earnings 12,642,130 12,757,564 Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity 21,163,706 21,315,772 Net sales 13,736,788 13,963,130 Cost of sales 4,028,853 4,119,490 Selling, General and administrative expenses 4,285,123 4,327,700 Other expenses 143,541 10,327 Minority interest (2,426) 108,481 Net income $5,160,496 $5,275,930 Net income per common share Basic $0.30 $0.45 Diluted $0.25 $0.36 Weighted average common share outstanding Basic 17,000,000 11,601,781 Diluted 20,360,000 14,478,589
The impact of this restatement on the balance sheets as originally reported as of August 31, 2008 and the statement of income for the three months ended August 31, 2008 is summarized below:
August 31, 2008 As Reported As Restated Property, plant and equipment, net $14,420,836 $14,415,810 Goodwill 2,361,569 2,521,210 Total Assets 23,742,942 23,897,557 Unearned revenue 1,429,347 1,671,654 Warrant liability 1,184,628 -- Minority Interest 387,548 257,997 Additional paid-in capital 966,640 884,681 Additional paid-in capital-stock options -- 18,651 Additional paid-in capital-warrant -- 1,279,398 Accumulated other comprehensive income 1,886,347 1,886,789 Retained earnings 14,428,560 14,400,905 Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity 23,742,942 23,987,557 Net sales 4,448,395 4,276,867 Cost of sales 971,841 971,841 Selling, General and administrative expenses 1,595,500 1,595,500 Other expenses 61,324 116,934 Minority interest 8,169 75,880 Net income $1,786,430 $1,643,341 Net income per common share Basic $0.11 $0.10 Diluted $0.09 $0.10 Weighted average common share outstanding Basic 17,000,000 17,000,000 Diluted 20,389,348 17,000,000
About SOKO Fitness & Spa Group, Inc.:
SOKO Fitness & Spa Group, Inc., is a leading operator of fitness clubs and spas in Northeast China. The Company provides programs, services, and products uniquely combined with exercise, education, and nutrition to help their members lead a healthy life and achieve their fitness goals. For further information, please go to http://www.sokofitness.com .
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