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Puhui Wealth Investment Management Co. Ltd. Announces Financial Results for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2020

Published : Saturday, October 31, 2020, 4:01 am
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BEIJING, Oct. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Puhui Wealth Investment Management Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: PHCF) ("Puhui" or the "Company"), a third-party wealth management service provider with a focus on wealth management services for high net worth ("HNW") individuals and corporate clients, today announced its financial results for the year ended June 30, 2020. The Company also filed these results on Form 20-F with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which can be viewed at www.sec.gov. All amounts in this press release are in USD unless otherwise noted.

Financial and Operating Highlights

  • Revenues for the year ended June 30, 2020 were approximately $2.2 million, compared to approximately $3.2 million in the prior year.
  • The Company continues to add incremental HNW clientele, with new HNW clients transacting with Puhui totaling 116 for the year ended June 30, 2020.
  • As of June 30, 2020, the Company's subsidiary served as manager or general partner of five funds with an aggregate of approximately $21.6 million under management.
  • As of June 30, 2020, the Company maintained 7 offices based in Beijing (3), Shanghai, Suzhou, Qingdao and Hong Kong.
  • On December 3, 2019, Puhui acquired 100% of the shares of Granville Financial Services Company Limited ("Granville") for HK$29,390,000, or approximately $3.8 million. The purpose of the acquisition of Granville is to expand the Company's operations outside of Mainland China into Hong Kong and take advantage of financial qualifications and licenses to broaden the Company's existing product portfolio.
  • Puhui had approximately $0.7 million of cash and approximately $2.3 million of working capital as of June 30, 2020, as compared to approximately $2.0 million of cash and approximately $7.4 million of working capital as of June 30, 2019.

Mr. Zhe Ji, the Chairman and CEO of the Company, stated, "There was a considerable impact from the COVID-19 pandemic on our business during the past fiscal year, as our offices remained closed between February and June 2020. Since that time, we have begun to see business return due to a combination of strong relationships with our customers along with demand for investment and financial planning expertise in China's wealth management industry following the pandemic. While it was a challenging period, we did take the opportunity to focus on operational improvements through providing our workforce with the ability to service clients remotely. We are in a stronger position today to handle any potential challenges in the future than prior to the pandemic."

Mr. Ji continued, "We believe that the fundamental aspects of our independent wealth management business have increased value in the current volatile market environment. HNW clientele across China are continuing to seek an independent advisor that provides access to several investment products without bias. At Puhui, we are solely focused on aligning our available products with whatever financial objectives our clients are seeking. Our acquisition of Granville in December 2019 represented our first entry into the international market, which increases our potential customer base over time. Our focus for the remainder of the year is to add new HNW customers that can take advantage of our product offering, and intend to be active in marketing as well as optimizing our branch network in the coming months."

Financial Review for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2020

Wealth Management

  • Since fiscal year ended June 30, 2017, Puhui's core business has been the marketing of financial products to HNW clients and small and medium enterprises in China. As a growing independent wealth management service provider, the Company maintains a sizable client base, consisting of 1,106 clients as of June 30, 2020 (495 of which have purchased products the Company markets more than once). This compares to 990 clients as of June 30, 2019, with 282 purchasing products more than once.

Asset Management

  • Starting in June 2017, Puhui also launched its in-house asset management business. As of June 30, 2020, the Company's subsidiaries served as manager or general partner of five funds with an aggregate of approximately $21.6 million under management, compared to approximately $23.0 million under management as of June 30, 2019.

Revenues

  • The Company categorizes revenues into third-party revenues and related-party revenues. Revenue mainly includes one-time commission, recurring services fees and recurring management fees. Related party revenues consist primarily of one-time commission fees we charged for our affiliates or management fees we received from fund/limited partnerships where the Company's subsidiaries serves as manager or general partner.
  • Total revenues were approximately $2.2 million for the year ended June 30, 2020, compared to approximately $3.2 million in the prior year, a decrease of approximately $1.0 million. The overall decline was mainly due to the decrease in one-time commissions and recurring services fees as a result of the decrease in the aggregate value of wealth management products distributed. Puhui's customers were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, which reduced their budgets for investment in 2020.

Cost of Revenues

  • Puhui's cost of revenues consists of compensation paid to financial product development team members along with benefits. The Company's cost of revenues were $202,637 and $316,718 for the years ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 respectively, a decrease of $114,081.As the Company experienced slower revenue growth and product distribution, cost of revenue decreased accordingly.

Operating Expense

  • The Company's operating expenses increased to approximately $6.7 million from approximately $5.7 million in the prior year, an increase of approximately $1.0 million, largely due to an increase in general and administrative expenses. The increase in general and administrative expenses was mainly due to additional consulting fees for business development including the acquisition of Granville. As the Company acquired Granville in December 2019, Granville's general and administrative expenses and amortization of intangible assets were also included.

Net Loss Attributable to Puhui Wealth

  • Net loss attributable to Puhui Wealth for the year ended June 30, 2020 was approximately $4.0 million, or $(0.35) per basic and diluted share based on 11.5 million weighted average number of ordinary shares, as compared to net loss of approximately $2.5 million, or $(0.23) per basic and diluted share based on 10.8 million weighted average number of ordinary shares for the year ended June 30, 2019.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

  • The Company historically financed its operations primarily through cash flows from operations, additional capital contributions from shareholders and short-term advances from related parties. Going forward, the Company will rely on its cash flows from operations and may have to consider supplementing its available sources of funds through additional borrowings either from financial institutions in China or from its major shareholders.
  • As of June 30, 2020, the Company had cash of approximately $0.7 million, as compared to approximately $2.0 million as of June 30, 2019.
  • As of June 30, 2020, the Company had approximately $2.3 million of working capital.

About Puhui Wealth Investment Management Co., Ltd.

Headquartered in Beijing, China and founded in 2013, Puhui is a third-party wealth management service provider focusing on marketing financial products (including private equity and other diversified products and services) to, and managing funds for, individuals and corporate clients in the PRC. On December 27, 2018, the Company's ordinary shares were listed and began trading listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market (ticker: PHCF).

Additional information about Puhui can be found at the Company's corporate website: www.puhuiwealth.com.

Additional Disclosure Concerning COVID-19

The impacts of COVID-19 on Puhui's business, financial condition, and results of operations include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The Company temporally closed its offices and implemented work-from-home policy beginning in February 2020, as required by relevant PRC regulatory authorities. We reopened our offices in June 2020 as the situation improved in China.

Forward Looking Statement

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "estimate", "plan", "outlook", and "project" and other similar expressions that indicate future events or trends or are not statements of historical matters. These statements are based on our management's current expectations and beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions concerning future events.

Such forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside of our control and all of which could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements. Accordingly, forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any subsequent date, and we do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they were made, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in forward-looking statements can be found in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available, free of charge, on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.

Investor Relations:


The Equity Group Inc. 

In China

Adam Prior, Senior Vice President 

Lucy Ma, Associate

(212) 836-9606 

+86 10 5661 7012

aprior@equityny.com

lma@equityny.com

                    

                                                 

       

PUHUI WEALTH INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CO., LTD AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS




For the Years Ended June 30,



2020


2019






REVENUES





Revenues

$

1,481,980

$

3,052,371

Revenues - related parties


697,500


128,263

                         Total revenues


2,179,480


3,180,634






OPERATING EXPENSES





Cost of revenues


(202,637)


(316,718)

Selling expenses


(1,517,968)


(2,005,367)

General and administrative expenses


(4,977,537)


(3,427,040)

                         Total operating expenses


(6,698,142)


(5,749,125)






LOSS FROM OPERATIONS


(4,518,662)


(2,568,491)






OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES)





Interest income


74,824


62,967

Other finance expenses


(191,238)


(206,081)

Other income, net


126,858


808

                         Total other income (expenses), net


10,444


(142,306)






LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAXES 


(4,508,218)


(2,710,797)






PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES





Current


-


11,803

Deferred


179,449


380,302

                         Total income tax provision


179,449


392,105






NET LOSS


(4,687,667)


(3,102,902)






Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest


(641,719)


(645,716)






NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO PUHUI WEALTH

$

(4,045,948)

$

(2,457,186)






NET LOSS

$

(4,687,667)

$

(3,102,902)






OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)





Foreign currency translation adjustment


159,935


(271,194)






COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

$

(4,527,732)

$

(3,374,096)






Less: Comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interest


(650,730)


(672,272)






COMPREHENSIVE LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO PUHUI WEALTH

$

(3,877,002)

$

(2,701,824)






WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF ORDINARY SHARES





Basic and diluted


11,507,558


10,793,017






EARNINGS PER SHARE 





Basic and diluted

$

(0.35)

$

(0.23)








PUHUI WEALTH INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CO., LTD AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS








June 30,


June 30,



2020


2019






ASSETS





CURRENT ASSETS





Cash

$

744,436

$

2,004,625

Short-term investments


515,729


706,226

Accounts receivables


454,411


1,853,041

  Accounts receivables - related parties


1,138,498


1,013,135

Other receivables


100,302


213,252

Other receivables - related party


1,284,676


1,647,858

Prepaid expenses


1,122,164


1,278,133

Total current assets


5,360,216


8,716,270






PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET


436,325


223,385






OTHER ASSETS 





Long-term security deposits 


422,783


384,860

Acquisition prepayment


-


2,447,259

Right-of-use assets


1,285,145


-

Long-term prepaid expenses


1,599,647


2,247,872

Deferred tax assets, net


159,720


347,195

Intangible asset, net


918,787


10,241

Goodwill


1,864,053


-

Total other assets


6,250,135


5,437,427






                                        Total assets

$

12,046,676

$

14,377,082






LIABILITIES AND EQUITY






CURRENT LIABILITIES





Acquisition payable

$

368,439

$

-

Deferred revenue


1,061,162


227,622

Other payables and accrued liabilities


630,457


808,328

Other payables - related party


6,334


-

Operating lease liabilities - current


841,041


-

Financing lease liabilities - current


44,791


-

Taxes payable


86,656


10,512

Current portion of long-term debt


25,835


315,983

Total current liabilities


3,064,715


1,362,445






NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES





Operating lease liabilities - noncurrent


486,970


-

Financing lease liabilities - noncurrent


68,826


-

Long-term debt


1,145,825


1,206,565

Total non-current liabilities


1,701,621


1,206,565






                                        Total liabilities


4,766,336


2,569,010

 

 

PUHUI WEALTH INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CO., LTD AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Continued)














June 30,


June 30,






2020


2019









COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES













EQUITY






Preferred shares, $0.001 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, 0 shares issued and


-


-


outstanding as of June 30, 2020 and June 30, 2019






Ordinary shares, $0.001 par value, 49,000,000 shares authorized,


11,508


11,508


11,507,558 shares issued and outstanding






 as of June 30, 2020 and June 30, 2019






Additional paid-in capital


21,911,045


21,911,045


Accumulated deficit


(13,267,289)


(9,221,341)


Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(83,012)


(251,958)



Total equity attributable to controlling shareholders


8,572,252


12,449,254









Noncontrolling interest


(1,291,912)


(641,182)











Total equity


7,280,340


11,808,072












Total liabilities and equity

$

12,046,676

$

14,377,082









 

 

 

PUHUI WEALTH INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CO., LTD AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS








For the Years Ended June 30,







2020


2019





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