Specialty Chemical Company China XD Plastics Announces Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Published : Friday, August 14, 2020, 7:30 pm
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Revenue of $283.2 million–
Net Income of $17.6 million

HARBIN, China, Aug. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- China XD Plastics Company Limited (NASDAQ: CXDC) ("China XD," the "Company" or "we"), one of China's leading specialty chemical companies engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of polymer composite materials primarily for automotive applications, today announced its financial results for the secondquarter ended June 30, 2020.

Second Quarter 2020 Financial Highlights 

  • Revenue was $283.2 million, a decrease of 38.8% YoY and an increase of 95.6% sequentially
  • Gross profit was $39.9 million, a decrease of 38.9% YoY and an increase of 667.3% sequentially
  • Gross margin was 14.1%, consistent YoY and an increase of10.5%sequentially
  • Net income was $17.6 million, compared to net income of$40.1million in the same period last year and net loss of $11.0 million sequentially
  • EBITDA was $44.9 million, a decrease of 35.9% YoY and an increase of 106.9% sequentially. A description of the adjustments from GAAP net income to EBITDA is detailed in the table captioned "Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results" following this press release.
  • Total volume shipped was 56,510 metric tons, down 47.0% YoY and an increase of 99.5% sequentially

"We are pleased with our quarterly results with recovery in both top and bottom lines," said Jie Han, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer. "During the first half of this year, we have witnessed severe disruption in both production and sales of China's auto industry, and the production and sales in the first half of this year showed a year-on-year decline, as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Amid the negative economic and industry environment, during the three-month period ended June 30, 2020,China XD proactively fine-tuned its marketing strategy to promote sales of new categories of higher-end products  of PA66 and PA6 produced with high-priced raw materials with higher selling price in domestic market. This was evidenced by sales growth in Southwest China, East China and South China, and average RMB sales price increased by 19.7%,partially offset the decreased sales volume of 47.0%."  

"Along the Chinese government recently issued supportive policies toward enterprises reopening, we will continue to focus on our customers' need, synchronize our production and sales to pursuestable sales increase. At the same time, we will continue to complete our infrastructure projects in Heilongjiang and Sichuan campus as planned, thus bringing the production capacity in Heilongjiang Campus back to 390,000 metric tons and bringing the total capacity of Sichuan base to 300,000 metric tons by the end of 2020. We are confident in our ability to make further inroads into more specialized high-end products for various applications in more other markets."

"We will continue to optimize our management structure and enhance our operating efficiency. We are confident, through our cooperation with Chinese major banks to successfully execute our expansion strategy in multiple regions and sectors, and confident with our core market positioning."Mr. Han concluded.

Second Quarter 2020 Results


Revenues were US$283.2 million in the second quarter ended June 30,2020, a decrease of US$179.9 million, or 38.8%, compared to US$463.1 million in the same period of last year. This was due to the decrease of 47.0% in sales volume, and 4.3% negative impact from exchange rate due to depreciation of RMB against US dollars, and partially offset by an increase of 19.7% in the average RMB selling price of our products, as compared with those of the same period of last year.

(i) Domestic market

For the three months ended June 30, 2020, revenue from domestic market decreased by US$162.6 million or 36.5% as a combined result of: (i) a decrease of 46.1% in sales volume; (ii) a depreciation of RMB against USD by 4.3%; and partially offset by (iii) an increase of 22.1 % in the average RMB selling price of our products, as compared with those of last year.

According to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, automobile production and sales in China decreased by 16.8% and 16.9%, respectively, for the first half year of 2020 as compared to the same period of 2019. 

The weakening in macroeconomic conditions since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in January 2020 continued to exacerbate auto business environment. The Company's business was negatively impacted and has generated lower revenue during the period from February to April 2020. Thanks to our positive efforts to expand our customer bases and to meet their new requirements, including producing raw materials for PPE such as goggles and masks, to help alleviate the pandemic to our communities and mitigate the negative impact of world pandemic on Chinese auto industry, the Company has begun to recover slowly after May 2020. We had decrease in sales by 43.8% in Northeast China, 28.9% in North China, 16.5% in Central China, and had increase in sales by 54.5% in Southwest China, 41.9% in East China, 27.8% in South China for the three-month period ended June 30, 2020 as compared to the same period of 2019.

As for the RMB selling price, the increase of 22.1% was mainly due to increased sales of new categories of higher-end products of PA66 and PA6 produced with high-priced raw materials with higher selling price in domestic market during the three-month period ended June 30, 2020.

(ii) Overseas market

For the three-month period ended June 30, 2020, revenues from overseas market was US$0.2 million as compared to US$17.5 million in the same period of 2019.The Dubai facility was temporarily shut down since late February and has not resumed its operation till the current period, which has negatively impacted operations in Dubai facility.

Premium products (PA66, PA6, POM, PPO, Plastic Alloy and PLA) in total accounted for 89.6% of revenues from sales of finished goods in the second quarter of 2020, compared to 83.6% in the prior year period. The Company continued to shift production mix from traditional lower-end products such as PP to higher-end products such as PA66 and PA6, primarily due to (i) greater growth potential of advanced modified plastics in luxury automobile models in China, (ii) the stronger demand as a result of promotion by the Chinese government for clean energy vehicles and (iii) better quality demand from and consumer recognition of higher-end cars made by automotive manufacturers from Chinese and Germany joint ventures, Sino-U.S. and Sino-Japanese joint ventures, which manufacturers tend to use more and higher-end modified plastics in quantity per vehicle in China.

Gross profit was US$39.9 million in the second quarter ended June 30, 2020, compared to US$65.3 million in the same period of 2019, representing a decrease of US$25.4 million or 38.9%. Our gross margin remained consistent at 14.1% for both quarters ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, primarily due to decreased sales of semi-finished goods with lower profit margin, and partially offset by the increased cost for idle capacity as a result of shutdown during the second quarter of 2020.

General and administrative (G&A) expenses were US$3.7 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2020 compared to US$5.8 million in the same period in 2019, representing a decrease ofUS$2.1 million or 36.2%. The decrease was primarily due to the decrease of salary and welfare and miscellaneous expenses as a result of management's cost reduction measure to cope with impact from the COVID-19.

Research and development expenses were US$5.8 million in the quarter ended June 30, 2020 compared with US$9.6 million in the same period in 2019, representing a decrease of US$3.8 million, or 39.6%. This decrease was due to (i) a decrease of US$3.4 million in raw materials consumption; (ii) a decrease of US$0.3 million in depreciation; and (iii) a decrease of US$0.1 million in salary and welfare for R&D personnel. As of June 30, 2020, the number of ongoing research and development projects was 356.

Total operating income was US$30.4 million in the second quarter ended June 30, 2020 compared to US$49.7 million in the same period of 2019, representing a decrease of US$19.3 million or 38.8%. This decrease is primarily due to the lower gross profit, and partially offset by the lower operating expenses.

Net interest expenses were US$15.8 million for the three-month period ended June 30, 2020, compared to $11.6 million in the same period of 2019, representing an increase of US$4.2 million or 36.2%, primarily due to (i) the increase of average short-term and long-term loan balance in amount of US$1,219.8 million for the three-month period ended June 30, 2020 compared to US$882.5 million for the same period in 2019; (ii) the increase of interest expense resulting from the average loan interest rate increased to 5.4% for the three-month period ended June 30, 2020 compared to 5.2% of the same period in 2019.

The effective income tax rates for the three-month periods ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 were negative 12.0% and 6.2%, respectively. The effective income tax rate decreased from 6.2% for the three-month period ended June 30, 2019 to negative 12.0% for the three-month period ended June 30, 2020, primarily due to the increased reversal amount of unrecognized tax benefit.

Net income was US$17.6 million in the second quarter of 2020 compared to a net income of US$40.1 million in the same quarter of 2019, representing a decrease of US$22.5 million, or 56.1%. Basic and diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of 2020 were both US$0.26, compared to US$0.60 earnings per share per share for the same period of 2019.

The average number of shares used in the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share for the three months ended June 30, 2020 was 66.9 million, compared to 50.9 million shares for earnings per share in the prior year period.

Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) was $44.9 million for the second quarter of 2020, compared of $70.1 million for the same period of 2019, representing a decrease of $25.2 million, or 35.9%. For a detailed reconciliation of EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, to its nearest GAAP equivalent, please see the financial tables at the end of this release.

Financial Condition

As of June 30, 2020, the Company had US$290.8 million in the total amount of cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash and time deposits, representing an increase of US$62.4 million or 27.3% as compared to US$228.4 million as of December 31, 2019, mainly due to the financing activity cash inflows. As of June 30, 2020, working capital was US$276.8 million (current assets minus current liabilities) and the current ratio (current assets divided by current liabilities) was 1.2, as compared to the current ratio of 1.0 as of December 31, 2019. Stockholders' equity as of June 30, 2020 was US$876.6 million, increased by 4.8% as compared to US$836.4 million as of December 31, 2019, primarily due to the increase of US$45.9 million non controlling interests.

Prepaid expenses and other current assets increased by US$233.6 million or 136.0% primarily due to (i) an increase of US$308.5 million in receivables due from third parties, partially offset by (ii) a decrease of US$42.6 million in trade receivables, and (iii)a decrease of US$26.6 million advances to suppliers for purchasing raw materials. The aggregate short-term and long-term bank loans increased by 34.3% due to using the line of credits to support operating and investing activities in HLJ Xinda Group and Sichuan Xinda. We define the manageable debt level as the sum of aggregate short-term and long-term loans over total assets.

Recent Development

On May 8, 2020, the Board of Directors of the Company received a preliminary nonbinding proposal letter from Mr. Han, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, XD. Engineering Plastics Company Limited (together with Mr. Han, the "Buyer Group"), a company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands and wholly owned by Mr. Han, proposing to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of the Company not already beneficially owned by the Buyer Group in a "going-private" transaction.  The Board of Directors has established a special committee (the "Special Committee"), consisting of the following independent directors of the Company: Mr. LinyuanZhai, Mr. Huiyi Chen and Mr. Guanbao Huang, with Mr. Huiyi Chen serving as chairperson of the Special Committee. The Special Committee is responsible for evaluating, negotiating and recommending to the Board any proposals involving a strategic transaction by the Company with one or more third parties. On June 15, 2020, the Company entered into an agreement and plan of merger in connection with the proposed going-private transaction. For details, please refer to the Company's Form 8-K filed on June 15, 2020. There can be no assurance that the merger agreement or the transactions contemplated thereunder or any alternative transactions will be approved by our stockholders or consummated.

Financial Guidance and Business Outlook

As a result of the outbreak of COVID-19 in the PRC, China Auto Industry production and sales drastically decreased by 16.8% and 16.9% for the first half year of 2020, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. It has a ripple effect and impact throughout China auto supply chain, including the Company.

Due to the fact that the Company had temporarily closed some of its manufacturing facilities and offices in the PRC in accordance with the requirement of the PRC government, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has an ongoing material adverse effect on our business operations. In light of these circumstances and continuing uncertainties, the Company will not be able to forecast its financial guidance for fiscal 2020 until further notice.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measure

To supplement the Company's consolidated financial results presented in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), the Company uses in this press release the following measure defined as non-GAAP financial measures by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission: EBITDA. The presentation of the non-GAAP financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. For more information on this non-GAAP financial measure, please see the table captioned "Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP Results" set forth at the end of this press release. The Company's management believes that this adjusted measure provides investors with a better understanding of how the results relate to the Company's historical performance. This adjusted measure should not be considered an alternative to net income (loss), or any other measure of financial performance presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP, and is not necessarily comparable to a similarly titled measure of any other company. The accompanying tables have more details on the reconciliation between non-GAAP financial measure and its most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

Conference Call

China XD Plastics' senior management will host a conference call at 8:00 am Eastern Time on Friday, August 14, 2020, to discuss its second quarter 2020 financial results. 

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, operator assisted conference calls are not available at the moment. All participants must preregister online prior to the call to receive the dial-in details.

Please register in advance of the conference using the link provided below. . Upon registering, you will be provided with participant dial-in numbers, Direct Event passcode and unique registrant ID.

To join the conference, please dial the number you receive, enter the event passcode followed by your unique registrant ID, and you will be joined to the conference instantly.

A recording of the conference call will be available through August 22, 2020 by calling + 1-855-452-5696(for callers in the U.S.), and +61 2 8199 0299 (for International callers) and entering passcode 4577912

A live webcast and replay of the conference call will be available on the investor relations page of the Company's website at

About China XD Plastics Company Limited                     

China XD Plastics Company Limited, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, develops, manufactures and sells polymer composites materials, primarily for automotive applications. The Company's products are used in the exterior and interior trim and in the functional components of 31 automobile brands manufactured in China, including without limitation, Audi, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Toyota, Buick, Chevrolet, Mazda, Volvo, Ford, Citroen, Jinbei and VW Passat, Golf, Jetta, etc. The Company's wholly-owned research center is dedicated to the research and development of polymer composites materials and benefits from its cooperation with well-known scientists from prestigious universities in China. As of June 30, 2020, 636 of the Company's products have been certified for use by one or more of the automobile manufacturers in China. For more information, please visit the Company's English website at, and the Chinese website at

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S.  Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact in this announcement are forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, the Company's growth potential in international markets; the effectiveness and profitability of the Company's product diversification strategy; the impact of the Company's product mix shift to more advanced products and related pricing policies;  the effectiveness, profitability, and the marketability of the Company's ongoing mix shift to more advanced products; the prospect of the Company's facilities in various regions.   These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expect," "project," "anticipate," "forecast," "plan," "believe," "estimate" and similar statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about the Company and the industry. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the global economic uncertainty, the fluctuation in automotive sales and productions, the development of Company's expansion plans, the slowdown of China's automotive industry, the concentration of the Company's distributors, customers and suppliers,  and other risks detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on its website at The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or to changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law.  Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that its expectations will turn out to be correct, and investors are cautioned that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results.


Financial Tables Follow -





June 30,


December 31,





Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents



Restricted cash



Time deposits


Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts






Prepaid expenses and other current assets



    Total current assets



Property, plant and equipment, net



Long-term prepayments to equipment and construction



Operating lease right-of-use assets, net



Other non-current assets



    Total assets




Current liabilities:

Short-term bank loans, including current portion of long-term bank loans



Bills payable



Accounts payable



Amounts due to related parties



Income taxes payable



Operating lease liabilities, current



Accrued expenses and other current liabilities



    Total current liabilities



Long-term bank loans, excluding current portion



Deferred income



Operating lease liabilities, non-current



Other non-current liabilities



    Total liabilities



Stockholders' equity:

Series B preferred stock



Common stock, US$0.0001 par value, 500,000,000 shares
authorized, 66,969,841 shares issued, 66,948,841 shares
outstanding as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019,



Treasury stock, 21,000 shares at cost



Additional paid-in capital



Retained earnings



Accumulated other comprehensive loss



    Total equity attributable to China XD Plastics
Company Limited



Noncontrolling interest


    Total stockholders' equity



Commitments and contingencies

    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity







Three-Month Period Ended

June 30,

Six-Month Period Ended

June 30,














Cost of revenues





    Gross profit





Selling expenses






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