IT Tech Packaging, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2023 Financial Results

BAODING, China, March 28, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — IT Tech Packaging, Inc. (NYSE American: ITP) (“IT Tech Packaging” or the “Company”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of diversified paper products in North China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and audited financial results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023.

Mr. Zhenyong Liu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, commented, ” In 2023, the company achieved a revenue of $86.55 million and a gross profit of $1.00 million. The overall performance improved due to slightly increased sales volume. Considering current conditions, including supportive policies and the implementation of plastic-restriction-orders,  we expect a rise in domestic demand for packaging paper. In the long run, we will focus on acquiring new customers, reducing costs and improving efficiency and ensuring safe and environmentally friendly production. Moreover, we plan to implement flexible pricing and inventory management in line with market trends to maintain cash flow and minimize risks while achieving reasonable profit levels.”

Fourth Quarter 2023 Financial Results

For the Three Months Ended December 31,

 ($ millions)

2023

2022

 % Change

 Revenues

20.96

21.37

-1.91 %

 Regular Corrugating Medium Paper (“CMP”)*

17.02

17.28

-1.52 %

 Light-Weight CMP**

3.45

3.77

-8.54 %

 Offset Printing Paper

-0.01

n/a

 Tissue Paper Products

0.47

0.25

87.04 %

  Face Masks

0.01

0.06

-80.65 %

 Gross profit

0.25

1.03

-75.61 %

 Gross profit (loss) margin

1.19 %

4.80 %

3.61pp****

 Regular Corrugating Medium Paper (“CMP”)*

5.32 %

8.28 %

2.96 pp****

 Light-Weight CMP**

5.50 %

10.28 %

4.78 pp****

 Offset Printing Paper

41.02 %

n/a

 Tissue Paper Products***

-182.10 %

-315.16 %

133.06 pp****

 Face Masks

-21.19 %

27.47 %

-48.66 pp****

 Operating income (loss)

-3.80

-0.49

-673.41 %

 Net income (loss)

-3.98

-11.91

-66.54 %

 EBITDA

0.11

3.77

-97.08 %

 Basic and Diluted earnings (loss) per share

-0.40

-1.19

66.39 %

 * Products from PM6

 ** Products from PM1

 *** Products from PM8 and PM9

 **** pp represents percentage points

  • Revenue decreased by 1.91% to approximately $20.96 million, primarily attributable to a decrease in the average selling price(“ASP”) of CMP, partially offset by an increase in sales volume of regular CMP, light-weight CMP and offset printing paper.
  • Gross profit decreased by 75.61% to approximately $0.25 million. Total gross margin decreased by 3.61 percentage point to 1.19%.  
  • Loss from operations was approximately $3.80 million, compared to $0.49 million for the same period of previous year.
  • Net loss was approximately $3.98 million, or loss of $0.40 per basic and diluted share, compared to $11.91 million, or loss of $1.19 per basic and diluted share, for the same period of previous year.
  • Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) decreased by 97.08% to approximately $0.11 million.

Revenue

For the fourth quarter of 2023, total revenue decreased by approximately $0.41 million, or 1.91%, to approximately $20.96 million from approximately $21.37 million for the same period of previous year. The decrease in total revenue was mainly due to the decrease in ASP of CMP and offset printing paper, partially offset by increase in sales volume of regular CMP, light-weight CMP and offset printing paper.

The following table summarizes revenue, volume and ASP by product for the fourth quarter of 2023 and 2022, respectively:

 For the Quarter Ended December 31,

2022

2023

 Revenue
($’000)

 Volume
(tonne)

 ASP ($/tonne)

 Revenue
($’000)

 Volume
(tonne)

 ASP
($/tonne)

 Regular CMP

17,281

41,941

412

17,019

46,958

362

 Light-Weight CMP

3,768

9,365

402

3,446

9,847

350

 Offset Printing Paper

-9

 Tissue Paper Products

253

234

1,083

474

480

987

 Total

21,302

51,540

413

20,929

57,285

365

 Revenue
($’000)

 Volume
(thousand
pieces)

 ASP
($/thousand
pieces)

 Revenue
($’000)

 Volume
($/thousand
pieces)

 ASP
($/thousand
pieces)

 Face Masks

57

1,330

43

10

360

31

Revenue from CMP, including both regular CMP and light-Weight CMP, decreased by $0.58 million, or 2.78%, to approximately $20.46 million and accounted for 97.62 % of total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2023, compared to approximately $21.05 million, or 98.49% of total revenue, for the same period of previous year. The Company sold 56,805 tonnes of CMP at an ASP of $360/tonne in the fourth quarter of 2023, compared to 51,306 tonnes at an ASP of $410/tonne in the same period of previous year.

Of the total CMP sales, revenue from regular CMP decreased by approximately $0.26 million, or 1.52%, to approximately $17.02 million, resulting from sales of 46,958 tonnes at an ASP of $362/tonne, during the fourth quarter of 2023, compared to revenue of approximately$17.28  million, resulting from sales of 41,941 tonnes at an ASP of $412/tonne, for the same period of previous year. Revenue from light-weight CMP decreased by approximately $0.32 million, or 8.54%, to approximately $3.45 million, resulting from sales of 9,847 tonnes at an ASP of $350/tonne for the fourth quarter of 2023, compared to revenue of approximately $3.77 million, resulting from sales of 9,365 tonnes at an ASP of $402/tonne for the same period of previous year.

Revenue from offset printing paper was $nil for the three months ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively.

Revenue from tissue paper products increased by $0.22 million, or 87.04%, to approximately $0.47 million, resulting from sales of 480 tonnes at an ASP of $987/tonne, for the fourth quarter of 2023, compared to revenue of approximately$0.25million, resulting from sales of 234 tonnes at an ASP of $1,083/tonne for the same period of previous year.

Revenue from face masks decreased by $45,791, or 80.65%, to approximately $10,983  for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2023, from $56,774 for the same period of 2022. The Company sold 360 thousand pieces of face masks for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2023, compared to 1,330 thousand pieces of face masks for the same period of 2022.

Gross Profit and Gross Margin

Total cost of sales increased by $0.37 million, or 1.81%, to approximately $20.71 million for the fourth quarter of 2023 from approximately $20.34 million for the same period of previous year. For paper products, overall cost of sales per tonne was $361 for the fourth quarter of 2023, compared to $394 for the same period of previous year. Costs of sales per tonne for regular CMP, light-weight CMP, offset printing paper, and tissue paper products were $343, $331, $nil and $2,785, respectively, for the fourth quarter of 2023, compared to  $378, $361, $nil and $4,494, respectively, for the same period of previous year.

Total gross profit was approximately $0.25 million for the fourth quarter of 2023, compare to the gross profit of approximately $1.03 million for the same period of previous year as a result of factors described above. Overall gross margin was 1.19% for the fourth quarter of 2023, compared to 4.8% for the same period of previous year. Gross profit (loss) margins for regular CMP, light-weight CMP, offset printing paper, tissue paper products and face mask products were 5.32%, 5.50%, 41.02%, -182.10% and -21.19%, respectively, for the fourth quarter of 2023, compared to 8.28%, 10.28%, n/a, -315.16% and 27.47%, respectively, for the same period of previous year.

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

Selling, general and administrative expenses (“SG&A”) increased by $1.86 million, or 122.80%, to approximately $3.38 million for the fourth quarter of 2023 from approximately $1.52 million for the same period of previous year.

Income (Loss) from Operations

Loss from operations was approximately $3.80 million for the fourth quarter of 2023, an increase of $3.31 million, or 673.41%, from $0.49 million for the same period of previous year. Operating loss margin was 18.13% for the fourth quarter of 2023, 2.30% for the same period of previous year.

Net Income (Loss)

Net loss was approximately $3.98 million, or $0.40 loss per basic and diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2023, representing a decrease of $7.92 million, or 66.54%, from  $11.91 million, or $1.19 loss per basic and diluted share, for the same period of previous year.

EBITDA

EBITDA was approximately $0.11 million for the fourth quarter of 2023, compared to approximately $3.77 million for the same period of previous year.

Note 1: Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to our U.S. GAAP results, this press release includes a discussion of EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The Company defines EBITDA as net income before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization. EBITDA is a key measure used by management to evaluate our results and make strategic decisions. Management believes this measure is useful to investors because it is an indicator of operational performance. Because not all companies use identical calculations, the Company’s presentation of EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies, and should not be viewed as an alternative to measures of financial performance or changes in cash flows calculated in accordance with the U.S. GAAP.

Reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDA

(Amounts expressed in US$)

 For the Three Months Ended December 31,

 ($ millions)

2023

2022

 Net income (loss)

-3.98

-11.91

 Add: Income tax

-0.00

11.87

         Net interest expense

0.22

0.24

         Depreciation and amortization

3.65

3.57

 EBITDA

0.11

3.77

 

Full Year Ended December 31, 2023 Financial Results

 For the Year Ended December 31,

 ($ millions)

2023

2022

 % Change

 Revenues

86.55

100.35

-13.76 %

 Regular Corrugating Medium Paper (“CMP”)*

67.37

82.30

-18.14 %

 Light-Weight CMP**

14.52

16.43

-11.61 %

 Offset Printing Paper

3.22

0

n/a

 Tissue Paper Products

1.31

1.36

-3.76 %

  Face Masks

0.11

0.26

-58.86 %

 Gross profit

1.00

4.75

-78.97 %

 Gross profit (loss) margin

1.16 %

4.74 %

3.58 pp****

 Regular Corrugating Medium Paper (“CMP”)*

5.27 %

7.39 %

-2.12 pp****

 Light-Weight CMP**

2.59 %

9.42 %

-6.83 pp****

 Offset Printing Paper

2.41 %

n/a

 Tissue Paper Products***

-230.86 %

-216.34 %

14.52 pp****

 Face Masks

-10.49 %

26.11 %

-36.60 pp****

 Operating income (loss)

-9.58

-5.30

-80.52 %

 Net income(loss)

-9.95

-16.57

-39.98 %

 EBITDA

5.61

10.96

-48.81 %

 Basic and Diluted earnings (loss) per share

-0.99

-1.66

40.36 %

 * Products from PM6

 ** Products from PM1

 *** Products from PM8 and PM9

 **** pp represents percentage points

Revenue

For the year ended December 31, 2023, total revenue decreased by $13.81 million, or 13.76%, to approximately $86.55 million from approximately $100.35 million for 2022. The decrease in total revenue was mainly due to the decrease in average selling price (“ASP”) of CMP, partially offset by increase in sales volume of regular CMP, light-weight CMP and offset printing paper .

The following table summarizes revenue, volume and ASP by product for the years ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively:

 For the Year Ended December 31,

2022

2023

 Revenue
($’000)

 Volume
(tonne)

 ASP ($/tonne)

 Revenue
($’000)

 Volume
(tonne)

 ASP ($/tonne)

 Regular CMP

82,297

180,977

455

67,371

182,870

368

 Light-Weight CMP

16,428

37,354

440

14,520

40,953

355

 Offset Printing Paper

3,215

5,573

577

 Tissue Paper Products

1,356

1,273

1,065

1,305

1,205

1,083

 Total

100,082

219,604

456

86,412

230,601

375

 Revenue
($’000)

 Volume
(thousand
pieces)

 ASP
($/thousand
pieces)

 Revenue
($’000)

 Volume
($/thousand
pieces)

 ASP
($/thousand
pieces)

 Face Masks

258

5,625

46

106

3,383

31

Revenue from CMP, including both regular CMP and light-Weight CMP decreased by $16.83 million, or 17.05%, to approximately $81.89 million, and accounted for 94.62% of total revenue for the year ended December 31, 2023, compared to  approximately $98.73 million, or 98.38% of total revenue for 2022. The Company sold 223,823 tonnes of CMP at an ASP of $366/tonne in the year ended December 31, 2023, compared to 218,331 tonnes at an ASP of $452/tonne in 2022.

Of the total CMP sales, revenue from regular CMP decreased by $14.93 million, or 18.14%, to approximately $67.37 million, resulting from sales of 182,870 tonnes at an ASP of $368/tonne during the year ended December 31, 2023, compared to revenue of approximately $82.30 million, resulting from sales of 180,977 tonnes at an ASP of $455/tonne for 2022. Revenue from light-weight CMP decreased by $1.91 million, or 11.61%, to approximately$14.52 million, resulting from sales of 40,953 tonnes at an ASP of $355/tonne for the year ended December 31, 2023, compared to revenue of approximately $16.43 million, resulting from sales of 37,354 tonnes at an ASP of $440/tonne for 2022.

Revenue from offset printing paper was $3.22 for the year ended December 31, 2023. Due to COVID-19, our paper production was restricted and production of offset printing paper was suspended in 2022.

Revenue from tissue paper products decreased by $0.05 million, or 3.76%, to approximately $1.31 million, resulting from sales of 1,205 tonnes at an ASP of $1,083/tonne, for the year ended December 31, 2023, compared to revenue of approximately $1.36 million, resulting from sales of 1,273 tonnes at an ASP of $1,065/tonne for 2022.

Revenue from face masks decreased by $0.15 million, or 58.86%, to approximately $0.11 million for the year ended December 31, 2023, from approximately $0.26 million for 2022. The Company sold 3,383 thousand pieces of face masks for the year ended December 31, 2023, compared to 5,625 thousand pieces of face masks for 2022.

Gross Profit and Gross Margin

Total cost of sales decreased by $10.05 million, or 10.51%, to approximately $85.55 million for the year ended December 31, 2023 from approximately $95.60 million for 2022. The decrease in overall cost of sales was mainly due to due to the decrease of material costs of CMP in the year ended December 31, 2023.  Costs of sales per tonne for regular CMP, light-weight CMP, offset printing paper, tissue paper products were, $349, $345, $563, and $3,584, respectively, for the year ended December 31, 2023 compared to $421, $398, $nil, and $3,370 respectively, for 2022.

Total gross profit decreased by $3.75 million, or 78.97%, to approximately $1.00 million for the year ended December 31, 2023 from approximately $4.75 million for 2022. Overall gross margin decreased by 3.58 percentage points to 1.16% for the year ended December 31, 2023 from 4.74% for 2022. Gross margins for regular CMP, light-weight CMP, offset printing paper, tissue paper products and face mask products were 5.27%, 2.59%, 2.41, -230.86% and -10.49%, respectively, for the year ended December 31, 2023, compared to 7.39%, 9.42%, nil, -216.34% and 26.11%, respectively, for 2022.

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

SG&A expenses decreased by $0.98 million, or 9.78%, to approximately $9.08 million for the year ended December 31, 2023 from approximately $10.06 million for 2022. As a percentage of total revenue, SG&A expenses was 10.45% for the year ended December 31, 2023, compared to 10.02% for 2022.

Income (Loss) from Operations

Loss from operations decreased by $4.27million, or 80.52% to approximately $9.58 million for the year ended December 31, 2023 from $5.30 million for 2022. Operating loss margin was 11.06% for the year ended December 31, 2023, compared to 5.29% for 2022.

Net Income (Loss)

Net loss increased by $6.63 million, or 39.98%, to approximately $9.95  million, or loss per basic and diluted share of $0.99, for the year ended December 31, 2023, compared to net loss of approximately $16.57 million, or  loss  per basic and diluted share of $1.66 for 2022.

EBITDA

EBITDA decreased by $5.35 million, or 48.81%, to approximately $5.61 million for the year ended December 31, 2023 from approximately $10.96 million for 2022.

Note 1: Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to our U.S. GAAP results, this press release includes a discussion of EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The Company defines EBITDA as net income before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization. EBITDA is a key measure used by management to evaluate our results and make strategic decisions. Management believes this measure is useful to investors because it is an indicator of operational performance. Because not all companies use identical calculations, the Company’s presentation of EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies, and should not be viewed as an alternative to measures of financial performance or changes in cash flows calculated in accordance with the U.S. GAAP.

Reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDA
(Amounts expressed in US$)

 For the Year Ended December 31,

 ($ millions)

2023

2022

 Net income (loss)

-9.95

-16.57

 Add: Income tax

0.35

11.71

         Net interest expense

0.98

1.03

         Depreciation and amortization

14.23

14.79

 EBITDA

5.61

10.96

Cash, Liquidity and Financial Position

As of December 31, 2023, the Company had cash and bank balances, short-term debt (including bank loans, current portion of long-term loans from credit union and related party loans), and long-term debt (including loan from credit union) of approximately $3.92 million, $8.03 million and $4.50 million, respectively, compared to  approximately $9.52 million, $11.16 million and $4.20 million, respectively, at the end of 2022.

Net accounts receivable was approximately $0.58 million as of December 31, 2023, compared to  approximately $nil million as of December 31, 2022. Net inventory was approximately $3.56 million as of December 31, 2023, compared to approximately $2.87 million at the end of 2022. As of December 31, 2023, the Company had current assets of approximately $28.36  million and current liabilities of approximately $21.42 million, resulting in a working capital of approximately $6.94 million. This was compared to current assets of approximately $47.17 million and current liabilities of approximately $17.64 million, resulting in a working capital of approximately $29.53 million at the end of 2022.

Net Cash provided by operating activities was approximately $12.87 million for the year ended December 31, 2023, compared to approximately $10.72 million for 2022. Net cash used in investing activities was approximately $22.24 million for the year ended December 31, 2023, compared to approximately $10.90 million for 2022. Net cash provided by financing activities was approximately $4.41 million for the year ended December 31, 2023, compared to net cash used in financing activities of approximately $0.88 million for 2022.

About IT Tech Packaging, Inc.

Founded in 1996, IT Tech Packaging, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of diversified paper products and single-use face masks in North China. Using recycled paper as its primary raw material (with the exception of its tissue paper products), ITP produces and distributes three categories of paper products: corrugating medium paper, offset printing paper and tissue paper products. With production based in Baoding and Xingtai in North China’s Hebei Province, ITP is located strategically close to the Beijing and Tianjin region, home to a growing base of industrial and manufacturing activities and one of the largest markets for paper products consumption in the country. ITP has been listed on the NYSE American since December 2009. For more information, please visit: https://www.itpackaging.cn/.

Safe Harbor Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated, including risks outlined in the Company’s public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s latest annual report on Form 10-K. All information provided in this press release speaks as of the date hereof. Except as otherwise required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise its forward-looking statements.

For more information, please contact:

At the Company
Email: ir@itpackaging.cn
Tel: +86 0312 8698215

 

 

 

IT TECH PACKAGING, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2023 AND 2022

December 31,

December 31,

2023

2022

ASSETS

Current Assets

Cash and bank balances

$

3,918,938

$

9,524,868

Restricted cash

472,983

Accounts receivable (net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $11,745 and
$881,878 as of December 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively)

575,526

Inventories

3,555,235

2,872,622

Prepayments and other current assets

18,981,290

27,207,127

Due from related parties

853,929

7,561,858

Total current assets

28,357,901

47,166,475

Prepayment on property, plant and equipment

1,031,502

Operating lease right-of-use assets, net

528,648

672,722

Finance lease right-of-use assets, net

1,939,970

Property, plant, and equipment, net

163,974,022

151,569,898

Value-added tax recoverable

1,883,078

2,066,666

Deferred tax asset non-current

Total Assets

$

194,743,649

$

204,447,233

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Current Liabilities

Short-term bank loans

$

423,567

$

5,598,311

Current portion of long-term loans

6,874,497

4,835,884

Lease liability

100,484

224,497

Accounts payable

4,991

5,025

Advance from customers

136,167

Due to related parties

728,869

727,462

Accrued payroll and employee benefits

237,842

165,986

Other payables and accrued liabilities

12,912,517

5,665,558

Income taxes payable

417,906

Total current liabilities

21,418,934

17,640,629

Long-term loans

4,503,932

4,204,118

Deferred gain on sale-leaseback

52,314

Lease liability – non-current

483,866

579,997

Derivative liability

54

646,283

Total liabilities (including amounts of the consolidated VIE without recourse
to the Company of $20,084,995 and $16,784,878 as of December 31, 2023
and 2022, respectively)

26,406,786

23,123,341

Commitments and Contingencies

Stockholders’ Equity

Common stock, 50,000,000 shares authorized, $0.001 par value per share,
10,065,920 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2023 and
2022.

10,066

10,066

Additional paid-in capital

89,172,771

89,172,771

Statutory earnings reserve

6,080,574

6,080,574

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(10,555,534)

(7,514,540)

Retained earnings

83,628,986

93,575,021

Total stockholders’ equity

168,336,863

181,323,892

Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

$

194,743,649

$

204,447,233

 

 

 

IT TECH PACKAGING, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (LOSS) AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2023 AND 2022

Year Ended

December 31,

2023

2022

Revenues

$

86,546,950

$

100,352,434

Cost of sales

(85,547,065)

(95,598,238)

Gross Profit

999,885

4,754,196

Selling, general and administrative expenses

(9,075,475)

(10,058,723)

(Gain) Loss from disposal and impairment of property, plant
and equipment

(1,500,298)

Loss from Operations

(9,575,888)

(5,304,527)

Other Income (Expense):

Interest income

315,096

24,264

Interest expense

(984,518)

(1,027,951)

Gain on acquisition

30,994

Gain (Loss) on derivative liability

646,229

1,417,251

Loss before Income Taxes

(9,599,081)

(4,859,969)

Provision for Income Taxes

(346,954)

(11,711,339)

Net Loss

(9,946,035)

(16,571,308)

Other Comprehensive Loss

Foreign currency translation adjustment

(3,040,994)

(18,010,708)

Total Comprehensive Loss

$

(12,987,029)

$

(34,582,016)

Losses Per Share:

Basic and Diluted Losses per Share

$

(0.99)

$

(1.66)

Outstanding – Basic and Diluted

10,065,920

9,972,788

 

 

 

IT TECH PACKAGING, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2023 AND 2022

Year Ended

December 31,

2023

2022

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

Net income

$

(9,946,035)

$

(16,571,308)

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating
activities:

Depreciation and amortization

14,225,990

14,788,036

(Gain) Loss on derivative liability

(646,229)

(1,417,251)

(Gain) Loss from disposal and impairment of property, plant and equipment

1,608,542

(Recovery from) Allowance for bad debts

34,193

843,779

Allowances for inventories, net

2,970

Share-based compensation and expenses

156,000

Gain on acquisition

(30,992)

Deferred tax

10,261,104

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable

280,970

3,750,196

Prepayments and other current assets

9,322,532

(3,976,010)

Inventories

(736,267)

2,554,072

Accounts payable

50

(4,496)

Advance from customers

136,686

(37,452)

Related parties

(478,025)

444,291

Accrued payroll and employee benefits

74,908

(103,683)

Other payables and accrued liabilities

(596,695)

677,840

Income taxes payable

(412,504)

(614,738)

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

12,871,086

10,719,388

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

(22,292,870)

(4,534,092)

Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment

53,573

Acquisition of land

(6,364,439)

Net Cash Used in Investing Activities

(22,239,297)

(10,898,531)

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

Proceeds from issuance of shares and warrants, net

Proceeds from short term bank loans

1,275,546

6,214,020

Proceeds from long term loans

3,769,948

59,195

Repayment of bank loans

(7,647,610)

(6,071,952)

Payment of capital lease obligation

(74,154)

(206,114)

Loan to a related party (net)

7,086,369

(874,745)

Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities

4,410,099

(879,596)

Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash and Cash Equivalents

(174,835)

(618,005)

Net Decrease in Cash and Cash Equivalents

(5,132,947)

(1,676,744)

Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash – Beginning of Year

9,524,868

11,201,612

Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash – End of Year

$

4,391,921

$

9,524,868

Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information:

Cash paid for interest, net of capitalized interest cost

$

1,484,461

$

320,568

Cash paid for income taxes

$

759,458

$

2,049,911

Cash and bank balances

3,918,938

9,524,868

Restricted cash

472,983

Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash shown in the statement of
cash flows

4,391,921

9,524,868

 

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