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SOURCE Sino Agro Food, Inc.

Year-Over-Year Revenue Increases 65% to $90.9M

Record First Quarter Net Income of $20.8M

GUANGZHOU, China, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sino Agro Food, Inc. (OTC BB: SIAF), an integrated, diversified agriculture technology and organic food company ("the Company") with principal operations in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), is pleased to announce financial results for the quarter ending March 31, 2014:

Consolidated Financial Summary: Q1 2014 vs. Q1 2013


       Q1 2014

 Q1 2013

Change

Revenue

$90,927,789

$ 55,107,751

65%

Net Income

(Sino Agro Food, Inc. + subsidiaries)

$ 20,787,3919

$ 16,378,772

27%

Diluted EPS

$ .14

$ .14

0%





Stockholders' Equity

(Sino Agro Food, Inc. + subsidiaries)

$317,433,892

$219,079,851

45%

Record quarterly revenue of $90.9M exceeded the Company's previous high by over $9M, although historically, the first quarter is the Company's lowest quarter. Stockholders' equity of $317,433.892 increased by 45% year over year, and during the first quarter alone increased by $26.3M.  Working capital amounted to $184,081,493 with cash and equivalents of $18,766,877.

Revenue from sale of goods totaled $78,273,971 in the quarter ended March 31, 2014, an increase of $41,724,617 or 114% over the first quarter in 2013. Because cattle farm and corporate work were completed in 2013, revenue from consulting and services accounted for 13.5% of total revenue. This historically low percentage is expected to increase in the upcoming quarters.

First quarter results met internal targets, and laid the groundwork for a momentous 2014, a pivotal year in which the Company aims to take major strides toward establishing a future in which bottom line per share growth approximates consistent, healthy top line growth. Currently, the Company is making progress in efforts to source debt financing from institutional investors. While strictly well within the bounds of standard metrics of proper gearing, such financing would add investment capital, flexibility, and leveraged return to results.

CEO Solomon Lee commented, "2014 got off to a great start. I am particularly pleased that the fishery division's ability to reconfigure its products resulted in eels producing a major contribution to gross profits. We expect this trend to continue, as we increase the proportion of eels sold while the market price is high. The abattoir at Qinghai Sanjiang A Power Agriculture Co Ltd. ("SJAP") will start producing toward capacity in June. The reception to the division's marbled meat products indicates another new high profit margin product, just as operations scale up. Prospects for the new Zhongshan Prawn Project have moved from concept to commencement.  I look forward to reporting progress on this project that promises long-term consulting and services work, and sales volumes of a new scale for the Company."

Division Operation Performance and Developments

Fishery Division

Revenue from the sale of goods in the fishery division increased by $16,378,442, or 111% from $14,730,343 for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 to $31,108,785 for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. Sales of eels and prawns contributed $29,522,973 or 95% of the Q1 2014 total, up from 29% of the total in Q1 2013.

Gross profits from the sale of goods in the fishery division increased by $7,219,064, or 308% from $2,344,154 for Q1 2013 to $9,563,219 for Q1 2014. The gross profit from eels amounted to $8,947,926, or 94% of the division's gross profit. The average selling price of eels in Q1 2014 was $26,016 per metric ton versus $$13,226 per metric ton in Q1 2013.

Accounted within the fishery division, additional revenue from consulting and services amounted to $12,243,202 for Q1 2014, an increase of $1,030,650, or 9% over Q1 2013.

Jiangmen City A Power Fishery, Development Co. Ltd. ("JFD" or "Fish Farm 1") is fully operational, with a designed capacity of 1,200 metric tons per year. First quarter production of prawns and eels showed consistent production flow and upward trends in market prices expected throughout 2014.

Fish and Eel Farm 2. Open dams were converted to Recirculating Aquaculture Systems ("RAS") in 2013, creating higher sales capacity for 2014.

Zhongshan A Power Prawn Culture Farms Development Co. Ltd.  ("ZSAPP" or "Prawn Farm 2"): By the end of April 2014, 200,000 baby eels from the R & D facility were placed at three newly constructed RAS open dams for second stage grow-out to sizes of 350 to 400 grams. From there, eels will be placed at Fish Farm 1 or Fish Farm 2 for third stage grow-out to 1.3 to 1.5 kilograms, and then to final grow-out to 3.0 to 3.5 kilograms. This second stage grow-out program at ZSAPP adds sales revenue and diversity to the primary prawn fingerling production.

New Zhongshan Prawn Project: Work continued in Q1 2014 on a phased 20-year project using Capital Award's APRAS technology, consulting, and management systems. Consisting of gradual, phase dependent development, the project targets production of 10,000 metric tons/year of prawns in Phase I, stage I, and ultimately up to 300,000 metric tons per year.

Plantation Division

Revenue from the plantation division increased to $760,052 from $0 for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. Sales were primarily dried XueYingZi, a special Chinese herb commonly known as "Immortal Vegetables."  There were no sales in the first quarter of 2013.

The HU plants are looking healthy and growing strongly this season; therefore, a good 2014 harvest is expected beginning in late June, weather permitting. Immortal vegetables were planted during April 2014 with the first harvest expected in June 2014.

Beef Division

Revenue from the beef division increased by $9,568,573, or 140%, from $6,815,921 for Q1 2013 to $16,384,494 for Q1 2014. The increase was due to fattening 16+ month old cattle for three months, rather than 14-15 month old cattle for four or five months.

During 2013, SJAP developed 22 farmer cooperatives. Development progressed during 2014 such that the Company now expects cooperative farms to provide at least 25,000 head of cattle in 2014. Production of concentrated stock feed will rise to accommodate the increase in fattened cattle.

Work on the slaughterhouse and de-boning operation had been delayed due to an unusually long cold winter spell, and the delayed arrival of equipment. Work recommenced April 1st, such that full slaughterhouse production is targeted on or before June 15, 2014, with deboning operations starting at the same time.

With the good reception for its marbled meat at the Shanghai City Meat Exhibition Fair in late March 2014, SJAP expects enhanced profit margins for this product line, starting with the abattoir and deboning operations in June.

Management's Discussion and Analysis section in the 10-K filed April 11, 2014 and the recent 10-Q filed May 15, 2014 present supporting detail for SJAP's business, as well as all other divisions and sub-divisions.

Organic Fertilizer Division

Revenue from organic fertilizer increased by $4,528,611, or 56% from $8,061,978 for Q1 2013 to $12,590,589 for Q1 2014. The increase was primarily due to an increase in both volume of production and the selling price of bulk live feed, organic fertilizer, and organic mixed fertilizer.

The trend of steadily increasing sales in Q1 to lake fishermen and to grape farmers is expected to continue throughout 2014. In addition, with the cooperation of the Agriculture Department of the Linli Government, HSA is developing new market sectors, including tobacco and tea farmers.

Cattle Farm Division

All from the sale of goods, total revenue from the cattle farm division increased by $4,463,717, or 145% from $3,080,876 for Q1 2013 to $7,544,591 for Q1 2014. The quantity of cattle sold increased 136% from 1,130 head in Q1 2013 to 2,672 head in Q1 2014.

Revenue from consulting and services decreased by $5,281,681 or 100%, from $5,281,681 for Q1 2013 to $0 for Q1 2014. All work in progress on Cattle Farm 2 was completed in 2013.

During Q1, Jiangman City Hang Mei Cattle Farm Development Co. Ltd. ("JHMC" or "Cattle Farm 1") added 350 head of "Yellow Native Cattle" to its inventory of Angus and Simmentals.

On November 23, 2013 Macau Eiji Co., Ltd ("MEIJI") executed an agreement with Dongguan Jinrun Agriculture Co., Ltd ("DJAC") to help DJAC develop cattle farms using MEIJI's semi-free ranging cattle system and its aromatic feed program in Xin Feng county. However, DJAC reported that the local government had not yet allocated its land, causing a delay in this project.

Corporate Division (Marketing and Trading)

All from the sale of goods, total revenue in the corporate division increased by $6,025,224, or 156%% from $3,860,236 for Q1 2013 to $9,885,460 for Q1 2014. The increase was primarily due to more imported frozen and fresh seafood being marketed.

Revenue from consulting and services decreased by $1,967,390 or 100%, from $1,967,390 for Q1 2013 to $0 for Q1 2014. All work in progress had been completed in 2013.

Gross profit for the corporate division increased by $1,201,795, or $1,367% from $87,900 for Q1 2013 to $1,289,695 for Q1 2014. More categories of seafood were marketed in 2014, primarily from Madagascar, establishing a gross profit margin of 13%.

Consolidated Results

Revenue

Total revenue for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 was $90,917,789 a 65% increase over revenue of $55,107,751 in the corresponding quarter in 2013.

Revenue in the first quarter of 2014 was derived from the sale of goods and consulting services, split 86.5%-13.5%: $78,273,971 and $12,243,202, respectively, plus commissions of $412,278.

The breakdown of revenue in 2013 from the sale of goods and consulting services was 66.4%-33.6%: $36,549,354 and $18,461,623 respectively, plus commissions of $96,774.

The following chart illustrates the total revenue and changes by business segment from the quarter ended March 31, 2013 to the quarter ended March 31, 2014.

Category

Q1 2014

Q1 2013

Change ($)

Change (%)

Fishery (CA)

$43,764,265

$26,039,669

$17,724,596

68%

Plantation (JHST)

$ 760,052

-

$760,052


Organic Fertilizer (SJAP/HSA)

$12,590,590

$ 8,061,978

$4,528,612

56%

Beef (SJAP)

$16,384,494

$6,815,921

$9,568,573

140%

Cattle Farm (MEIJI)

$ 7,544,591

$8,362,557

-$ 817,966

-10%

Corporate/Other (SIAF)

$ 9,883,798

$5,827,626

$4,056,172

70%






Total

$90,927,789

$55,107,751

$35,820,038

65%

Cost of Goods

Cost of Goods Sold and Services for Q1 2014 totaled $62,367,941. Goods sold accounted for $55,864,529, and cost of services the remaining $6,503,412.

Corresponding numbers in Q1 2013 were $$33,584,934 (total), $25,764,646 (from sale of goods), and $7,820,288 (services).

Cost of goods for both sales and services increased year over year in line with respective revenue.

Gross Profit

Gross profit increased by $7,037,031 or 33% to $28,559,848 for Q1 2014 compared to $21,522,817 for Q1 2013. Gross profits from sale of goods increased by $11,623,071, or 108% from $10,784,709 in Q1 2013 to $22,407,780 in Q1 2014.

The Q1 2014 gross profit total of $28,559,848 consisted of $22,407,780 from sale of goods (78%), and the remaining $6,152,068 from consulting services (22%).

The Q1 2013 total of $21,522,817 consisted of $10,784,709 from sale of goods (50%), and the remaining $10,738,109 from consulting services (50%).

Earnings Call Information

The Company will host an earnings call on May 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM EDT to discuss financial results for the fiscal year 2014, with questions and answers. To participate in the conference call please use the following information:

SIAF 2014 First Quarter Results Call Information


Date: May 27, 2014

Time: 11 :00 AM, U.S. Eastern Daylight Time



Participant Dialing Instructions:


Toll Free Number:

(1-800) 868-1837

Direct Dial Number:

(1-404) 920-6440



Conference Code:  

 191779#

An audio replay of the conference call will be made available in the Investor Relations section of the Company's web site.

Financial Tables

 

SINO AGRO FOOD, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS





March 31, 2014



December 31, 2013


ASSETS








Current assets








Cash and cash equivalents

$

18,766,877



$

1,327,274


Inventories


19,741,726




8,148,203


Cost and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts


667,824




663,296


Deposits and prepaid expenses


85,717,775




92,401,416


Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts


92,757,959




82,057,942


Other receivables


6,524,344




3,782,771


Total current assets


224,176,505




188,380,902


Property and equipment








Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation


48,644,599




46,487,058


Construction in progress


62,068,608




59,134,732


Land use rights, net of accumulated amortization


59,739,064




60,705,829


Total property and equipment


170,452,271




166,327,619


Other assets








Goodwill


724,940




724,940


Proprietary technologies, net of accumulated amortization


11,891,060




12,081,470


Licenses


-




-


Total other assets


12,616,000




12,806,410


Total assets

$

407,244,776



$

367,514,931


LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY








Current liabilities








Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$

18,643,043



$

11,055,194


Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts


3,623,009




3,146,956


Due to a director


901,353




1,793,768


Dividends payable


3,146,987




3,146,987


Other payables


9,716,967




10,768,786


Short term bank loan


4,063,653




4,100,377




40,095,012




34,012,068


Non-current liabilities








Bonds payable


1,725,000




1,725,000


Long term debts


2,616,992




180,417




4,341,992




1,905,417


Commitments and contingencies


-




-


Stockholders' equity








Preferred stock: $0.001 par value (10,000,000 shares authorized, 7,000,100 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively)








Series A preferred stock:  $0.001 par value


-




-


(100 shares designated, 100 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively)








Series B convertible preferred stock:  $0.001 par value


7,000




7,000


(10,000,000 shares designated, 7,000,000 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively)








Series F Non-convertible preferred stock:  $0.001 par value








(1,000,000 shares designated, 0 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively)


-




-


Common stock:  $0.001 par value


149,512




137,602


(170,000,000 shares authorized, 149,512,042 and 137,602,043 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively)








Additional paid - in capital


114,002,608




108,038,413


Retained earnings


198,858,756




178,070,837


Accumulated other comprehensive income


5,666,016




6,260,131


Treasury stock


(1,250,000)




(1,250,000)


Total Sino Agro Food, Inc. and subsidiaries stockholders' equity


317,433,892




291,263,983


Non - controlling interest


45,373,880




40,333,463


Total stockholders' equity


362,807,772




331,597,446


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

407,244,776



$

367,514,931


 

 

SINO AGRO FOOD, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2014 AND 2013 (Unaudited)






Three months ended



Three months ended




March 31, 2014



March 31, 2013


Revenue









- Sale of goods


$

78,272,309



$

36,549,354


- Consulting and service income from development contracts



12,243,202




18,461,623


- Commission income



412,278




96,774





90,927,789




55,107,751


Cost of goods sold



(55,864,529)




(25,764,646)


Cost of services



(6,503,412)




(7,820,288)


Gross profit



28,559,848




21,522,817


General and administrative expenses



(2,668,394)




(2,205,388)


Net income from operations



25,891,454




19,317,429


Other income (expenses)









Government grant



113,232




79,759


Other income



3,258




18,189


Gain of extinguishment of debts



43,020




552,988


Interest expense



(109,107)




(57,052)


Net income  (expenses)



50,403




593,884


Net income before income taxes



25,941,857




19,911,313


Provision for income taxes



-




-


Net income



25,941,857




19,911,313


Less: Net (income) loss attributable to the non - controlling interest



(5,153,938)




(3,532,541)


Net income from continuing operations attributable to the Sino Agro Food, Inc. and subsidiaries



20,787,919




16,378,772


Other comprehensive  (loss) income









Foreign currency translation (loss)



(707,636)




(291,868)


Comprehensive income



20,080,283




16,086,904


Less: other comprehensive loss (income) attributable to









The non - controlling interest



113,521




51,782


Comprehensive income attributable to the Sino Agro Food, Inc. and subsidiaries


$

20,193,804



$

16,138,686


Earnings per share attributable to Sino Agro Food, Inc. and subsidiaries common stockholders:









Basic


$

0.15



$

0.16


Diluted


$

0.14



$

0.14


Weighted average number of shares outstanding:









Basic



142,658,210




105,385,902


Diluted



149,658,210




115,252,569


 

 

SINO AGRO FOOD, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2014 AND 2013




Three months ended



Three months ended




March 31, 2014



March 31, 2013


Cash flows from operating activities









Net income for the period


$

25,941,857



$

19,911,313


Adjustments to reconcile net income for the period to net cash from operations:









Depreciation



534,803




307,075


Amortization



509,080




337,867


Common stock issued for services



33,436




90,600


Gain on extinguishment of debts



(43,020)




(552,988)


Other amortized cost



50,000




-


Changes in operating assets and liabilities:









(Increase)/decrease in inventories



(11,593,523)




61,990


Increase in cost and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contacts



(4,528)




(562,558)


Decrease (increase) in deposits and prepaid expenses



6,600,205




(4,617,840)


Decrease in due to a director



(892,415)




(1,341,525)


Increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses



7,587,849




1,562,679


Increase in other payables



4,967,306




8,531,754


Decrease in accounts receivable



(10,700,017)




(18,511,975)


Increase (decrease) in billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts



476,053




(691,058)


Increase in other receivables



(2,741,573)




(267,960)


Net cash provided by operating activities



20,725,513




4,257,374


Cash flows from investing activities









Purchases of property and equipment



(907,666)




(126,182)


Payment for construction in progress



(5,248,183)




(512,010)


Net cash used in investing activities



(6,155,849)




(638,192)


Cash flows from financing activities









Proceeds from long term debts



2,438,192




-


Dividends paid



-




(951,308)


Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities



2,438,192




(951,308)


Effects on exchange rate changes on cash



431,747




(274,217)


Increase in cash and cash equivalents



17,439,603




2,393,657


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period



1,327,274




8,424,265


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period



18,766,877




10,817,922


Supplementary disclosures of cash flow information:









Cash paid for interest



57,052



$

57,052


Cash paid for income taxes



-




-


Non - cash transactions









Common stock issued for settlement of debts


$

2,373,992



$

5,115,041


Series B convertible preferred stock cancelled



-



$

(3,000)


Transfer construction in progress to property and equipment


$

1,784,678




-


About Sino Agro Food, Inc.

Sino Agro Food, Inc. (http://www.sinoagrofood.com) is an agriculture technology and natural food holding company with principal operations in the People's Republic of China. The Company acquires and maintains equity stakes in a cohesive portfolio of companies that SIAF forms according to its core mission to produce, distribute, market and sell natural, sustainable protein food and produce, primarily seafood and cattle, to the rapidly growing middle class in China. SIAF provides financial oversight and strategic direction for each company, and for the interoperation between companies. The Company owns or licenses patents, proprietary methods, and other intellectual properties in its areas of expertise. SIAF provides consulting and services to joint venture partners to construct and operate food businesses, primarily producing wholesale fish and cattle. Further joint ventures market and distribute the wholesale products as part of an overall "farm to table" concept and business strategy.

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Forward Looking Statements

This release may contain forward-looking statements relating to the business of SIAF and its subsidiary companies. All statements other than historical facts are forward-looking statements, which can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," "expects" or similar expressions. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. These risks and uncertainties are described in detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements are based on SIAF's current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on SIAF. There is no assurance that future developments affecting SIAF will be those anticipated by SIAF. SIAF undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable securities laws.

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