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|LDK Solar Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter 2007|
|XINYU CITY, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug 01, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- LDK Solar Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LDK), a leading manufacturer of multicrystalline
solar wafers, today reported its unaudited financial results for the second
quarter ended June 30, 2007.
All financial results are reported on a U.S. GAAP basis. Second Quarter 2007 Financial Highlights: -- Revenue of $99.1 million, up 716% from the year ago quarter -- Gross profit of $34.9 million, up 1,265% from the year ago quarter -- Net income of $28.7 million, or $0.29 per diluted ADS, up 2,083% from the year ago quarter -- Increased annualized multicrystalline wafer production capacity from 215 MW to 300 MW, up 40% quarter-over-quarter
Net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2007 were $99.1 million, up 35% sequentially from $73.4 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2007, and up 716% year-over-year from $12.1 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2006.
Gross profit for the second quarter of fiscal 2007 was $34.9 million, up 23% sequentially from $28.4 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2007, and up 1,265% year-over-year from $2.6 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2006. Gross margin for the second quarter of fiscal 2007 was 35.2%, compared with 38.7% in the first quarter of fiscal 2007 and 21.0% in the second quarter of fiscal 2006.
Net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2007 was $28.7 million, or $0.29 per diluted ADS, compared to net income of $24.5 million, or $0.27 per diluted ADS for the first quarter of fiscal 2007, and $1.3 million, or $0.02 per diluted ADS for the second quarter of fiscal 2006.
The Company ended the second quarter of fiscal 2007 with $250.6 million in cash and cash equivalents.
"We are pleased to report strong results for the second quarter, our first as a public company," stated Xiaofeng Peng, Chairman and CEO of LDK Solar. "Our results demonstrate our success in providing our customers, leading global solar cell and module manufacturers, with high-quality multicrystalline solar wafers at significant cost advantages. During the quarter, we executed our growth strategy on plan and continued the rapid expansion of our production capacity. In addition to ramping our production lines, we continued to make progress on our cost reduction efforts through further advancements of our production processes.
"We recently ordered additional DSS furnaces and wire saws to further expand our manufacturing capacity to 1,600 MW by the end of 2009. We also announced the purchase of polysilicon production equipment, enabling LDK to produce virgin silicon feedstock. By augmenting our strategy upstream, we believe we will enhance our cost efficiencies," concluded Mr. Peng.
The following statements are based upon management's current expectations. These statements are forward-looking, and actual results may differ materially. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements.
For the third quarter of fiscal 2007, LDK estimates revenue is expected to be in the range of $115 to $125 million and fully diluted earnings per ADS of $0.29 to $0.32.
Conference Call Details
The LDK Second Quarter teleconference and webcast is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET), on Wednesday, August 1, 2007. To listen to the live conference call, please dial 800-257-6607 (within U.S.) or 303-262-2006 (outside U.S.) at 4:50 p.m. ET on August 1, 2007. An audio replay of the call will be available to investors through August 6, 2007, by dialing 800-405-2236 (within U.S.) or 303-590-3000 (outside U.S.) and entering the passcode 11093873#.
A live webcast of the call will be available on the company's investor relations website at http://investor.ldksolar.com.
About LDK Solar
LDK Solar Co., Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers, which are the principal raw material used to produce solar cells. LDK sells multicrystalline wafers globally to manufacturers of photovoltaic products, including solar cells and solar modules. In addition, the company provides wafer processing services to monocrystalline and multicrystalline solar cell and module manufacturers. LDK's headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Hi-Tech Industrial Park, Xinyu City, Jiangxi province in the People's Republic of China. The company's office in the United States is located in Sunnyvale, California.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release includes statements that may constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although LDK believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are subject to risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.
The following financial information is extracted from the Company's unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the respective periods.
LDK Solar Co., Ltd. Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Income Statement Information (In US$ '000, except per ADS data) ------ For the 3 Months Ended ------ 6/30/2007 3/31/2007 6/30/2006 Net sales 99,053 73,400 12,144 Cost of goods sold (64,153) (45,020) (9,588) Gross profit 34,900 28,380 2,556 Selling expenses (132) (183) (85) General and administrative expenses (3,579) (1,819) (345) Research and development expenses (367) (261) (15) Total operating expenses (4,078) (2,263) (445) Income from operations 30,822 26,117 2,111 Other income/(expenses): Interest income 271 25 22 Interest expense (2,180) (1,529) (837) Decrease in fair value of warrants 2 -- -- Foreign currency exchange loss, net (576) (516) (36) Government subsidy 406 437 -- Income before income tax 28,745 24,534 1,260 Income tax benefit/(expenses) -- -- 57 Net income 28,745 24,534 1,317 Accretion of Series A preferred shares to redemption value (348) (512) -- Accretion of Series B preferred shares to redemption value (1,101) (1,625) -- Accretion of Series C preferred shares to redemption value (546) (805) -- Net income available to ordinary shareholders 26,750 21,592 1,317 Net income per ADS, Diluted $0.29 $0.27 $0.02 LDK Solar Co., Ltd. Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet Information (In US$ '000, except share and per share data) 6/30/2007 3/31/2007 Assets Current Assets Cash and cash equivalents 250,600 11,348 Pledged bank deposits 2,722 5,444 Trade accounts receivable, net 7,825 4,998 Inventories 173,778 114,205 Prepayments to suppliers 129,902 52,777 Deferred expenses 281 1,084 Other current assets 6,281 4,196 Total current assets 571,389 194,052 Property, plant and equipment, net 169,330 117,678 Deposit for purchase of equipment 40,840 21,075 Intangible asset, net 1,117 1,129 Land use rights 8,060 6,742 Deferred income tax assets 151 149 Total assets 790,887 340,825 Liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred shares and shareholders' equity Current liabilities Short-term bank borrowings 80,036 61,481 Trade accounts payable 9,525 7,736 Advance payments from customers 72,232 41,832 Accrued expenses and other payables 33,592 20,349 Total current liabilities 195,385 131,398 Warrants -- 2 Long-term bank borrowings, excluding current portions 29,890 29,805 Total liabilities 225,275 161,205 Series A redeemable convertible preferred shares: US$0.10 par value; 5,000,000 and nil shares authorized; 4,580,000 and nil shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2007 and June 30, 2007, respectively -- 15,959 Series B redeemable convertible preferred shares: US$0.10 par value; 8,000,000 and nil shares authorized, issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2007 and June 30, 2007, respectively -- 51,346 Series C redeemable convertible preferred shares: US$0.10 par value; 3,000,000 and nil shares authorized, issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2007 and June 30, 2007, respectively -- 23,381 Shareholders' equity Ordinary shares: US$ 0.10 par value; 134,000,000 shares authorized; 75,000,000 and 104,587,700 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2007 and June 30, 2007, respectively 10,458 7,500 Additional paid-in capital 473,696 30,408 Statutory reserve 3,623 3,623 Accumulated other comprehensive income 7,505 3,823 Retained earnings 70,330 43,580 Total shareholders' equity 565,612 88,934 Total liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred shares and shareholders' equity 790,887 340,825
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