NEW YORK, Jan. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Wins Finance Holdings Inc. ("Wins Finance" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: WINS), a diversified investment and asset management company that provides integrated financing solutions to small and medium enterprises ("SMEs") in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2016.

Fiscal First Quarter Financial and Operational Highlights

  • Gross revenues were $2.3 million, compared to $2.2 million for the comparable period last year. 
  • Interest on short-term investments was $3.5 million, compared to $3.6 million for the comparable period last year. 
  • Net income attributable to Wins Finance was $3.1million for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, compared to $4.7 million for the same period ended September 30, 2015.

"In the past year, we have made progress in our direct leasing business in the medical equipment and new energy sectors. $22.11 million (RMB 147 million) and $44.98 million (RMB300 million) were funded to medical equipment and new energy sectors, respectively. We remain focused on development of our leasing business in these sectors, both of which offer significant opportunities for investment. We expect these two sectors to continue to grow despite the economic slowdown and other macroeconomic factors," said Renhui Mu, Co CEO and COO of Wins Finance. "We continue to expand our pipeline of leasing opportunities, and expect our geographic footprint to increase during in the second half of 2017."  

Quarter Ended September 30, 2016 Results

Gross revenue

Wins Finance's gross revenue for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 was $2.3 million, which consists of $0.8 million of commissions and fees generated from its financial guarantee services, and $1.5 million of direct financing lease interest income.

Commissions and fees on financial guarantee services generated from financial guarantee services the Company provides to customers decreased by $0.9 million, or 52.3%, to $0.8 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, compared to $1.8 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015. The decrease was primarily attributable to reduced lending activities due to the economic recession in Shanxi province and our increased scrutiny of potential clients as a result thereof.

Direct financing lease interest income generated from payments under direct financing leases with customers increased by $1.0 million, or 208.4%, to $1.5 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, compared to $0.5 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015. The increase was primarily attributable to new contracts in the medical equipment and new energy sectors.

Interest on short-term investment

Interest on short-term investments decreased by $0.1 million to $3.5 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, compared to $3.6 million for the same period ended September 30, 2015. The decrease was primarily due to a decrease in the rate of return caused by decreased return in the local capital markets, partially offset by an increase in the average balances of short-term investments.

Non-interest expenses

Non-interest expenses increased by $0.8 million, or 114.8%, to $1.6 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, compared to $0.8 million for the same period ended September 30, 2015. The increase was primarily attributable to an increase of $0.8 million in share-based compensation to the company's directors and executive officers and increases in salaries, legal fees, auditing fees and consulting fees for investor relations in connection with being a public company.

Income taxes

Income tax expense decreased by $0.4 million, or 38.0%, to $0.7 million for the three months ended September 30, 2016, compared to $1.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015. The decrease was primarily attributable to a decrease in taxable income excluding interest on short-term investment, which is exempt from taxation.

Net income

Net income decreased by $1.6 million, or 33.5%, to $3.1 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, compared to $4.7 million for the same period ended September 30, 2015.

Other Significant Events

As previously reported, on December 13, 2016, Appelo Ltd. and Wits Global Ltd., each an entity controlled by Mr. Wang Hong, entered into an agreement to transfer all of the ordinary shares of Wins Finance owned by them, an aggregate of 13,440,000 ordinary shares (approximately 67% of the Company's outstanding ordinary shares), to Spectacular Bid Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Freeman FinTech Corporation Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (collectively, the "Purchaser"). To the knowledge of the Company, the Purchaser does not own any other of the Company's ordinary shares and the Purchaser does not have any plans to acquire the Company's remaining outstanding ordinary shares.

At the closing, Jianming Hao, Haiming Guo, Guo Chen and Jingxiao Zhang will resign from the Board of Directors and Junfeng Zhao, Xiaofeng Zhong, Shihai Wang and Weiqi Chen will be appointed to the Board of Directors. In addition, Jianming Hao will resign as Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

The transaction has not yet closed.

About Wins Finance

Wins Finance is a diversified investment and asset management company listed on NASDAQ. The company is focused on identifying value accretive investment opportunities and assets in China and the United States that can be enhanced through the strategic involvement of Wins' established management team and its familiarity with the Chinese investment community to help generate long-term value for shareholders. Wins Finance is well positioned to leverage its expertise and existing operations in China to build a comprehensive platform for the provision of lending and other financing solutions to the under-served small and medium enterprise segment. For more information, please visit www.winsholdings.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact in this press release are forward-looking statements and involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about the Company and the industry in which the Company operates, but involve a number of unknown risks and uncertainties. Further information regarding these and other risks are described in the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K dated October 26, 2015 and in the Company's other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or 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 such expectations will turn out to be correct, and actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results. You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements contained herein and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements.

Company Contacts:

Jianming Hao, President
Wins Finance Holdings Inc.
590 Madison Avenue, 21st FL
New York, NY 10022
Tel: 646-480-9882
Email: jhao@winsii.com

 

 

WINS FINANCE HOLDINGS INC.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS




As of



September 30,
2016


June 30,
2016



US$


US$

ASSETS





Cash


8,715,638


47,163,965

Restricted cash


26,766,408


27,962,846

Short-term investment


186,474,512


149,841,838

Commission receivable


286,047


-

Guarantee paid on behalf of guarantee service customers


2,578,008


2,039,684

Interest receivable


4,438,571


1,021,306

Net investment in direct financing leases


72,187,582


74,705,647

Deferred tax assets, net


404,043


428,524

Property and equipment, net


816,801


854,719

Other assets


9,657,588


608,751

TOTAL ASSETS


312,325,198


304,627,280






LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY





Liabilities





Bank loan for capital lease business


39,553,635


43,308,617

Loans payable


8,239,147


-

Interest payable


220,540


208,947

Income tax payable


3,067,173


2,510,847

Unearned income from financial guarantee services


993,051


423,801

Other liabilities


10,142,287


10,099,055

Due to related party


464,000


464,000

Allowance on guarantee


3,056,206


3,079,684

Deferred income tax liability


-


477,398

Total Liabilities


65,736,039


60,572,349






Shareholders' Equity





Common stock (par value $0.0001 per share, 100,000,000
shares authorized; 20,041,647 and 20,041,647 shares
issued and outstanding at September 30, 2016 and June 30,
2016, respectively)


2,004


2,004

Additional paid-in capital


214,221,526


213,400,296

Statutory reserve


2,364,245


2,364,245

Retained Earnings


46,342,639


43,244,044

Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(16,341,255)


(14,955,658)

Total Equity


246,589,159


244,054,931

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY


312,325,198


304,627,280

 

 

WINS FINANCE HOLDINGS INC.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND

COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)




Three months ended



September 30,
2016



September 30,
2015



US$



US$

 Guarantee service income






 Commissions and fees on financial guarantee services


835,763



1,751,579

 (Provision)/reversal of provision on financial guarantee services


5,844



319

 Commission and fees on guarantee services, net


841,607



1,751,898







 Direct financing lease income






 Direct financing lease interest income 


1,461,214



473,752

 Interest expense for direct financing lease


(815,121)



(5,350)

 Reversal/(provision) for lease payment receivable


25,584



(4,137)

 Net direct financing lease interest income after provision for
receivables 


671,677



464,265







 Net revenue


1,513,284



2,216,163







 Non-interest income






 Interest on short-term investment


3,463,436



3,587,140

 Total non-interest income


3,463,436



3,587,140







 Non-interest expense






 Business taxes and surcharge


(848)



(126,961)

 Salaries and employees surcharge


(292,291)



(181,319)

 Rental expenses


(58,279)



(64,435)

 Other operating expenses


(1,285,738)



(389,357)

 Total non-interest expense


(1,637,156)



(762,072)







 Income before taxes


3,339,564



5,041,231







 Income tax expense


(693,319)



(1,111,144)

 Deferred tax expense/(benefit)


452,350



726,567

 NET INCOME


3,098,595



4,656,654







 Other comprehensive income






 Foreign currency translation adjustment


(1,385,597)



(9,577,369)

COMPREHENSIVE INCOME/(LOSS) 


1,712,998



(4,920,715)







Weighted-average ordinary shares outstanding - basic and diluted


20,041,647



30,000,100

Earnings per share - Basic and diluted


0.15



0.16

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

The non-GAAP financial measures below are provided to enhance investors' overall understanding of the company current financial performance and prospects for the future. A limitation of using non-GAAP other operating expenses and net income, excluding share-based compensation expenses, is that these items have been and may continue to be a significant expense in the Company's business for the foreseeable future. In order to mitigate these limitations the Company has provided specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from each non-GAAP measure. The accompanying tables include details on the reconciliation between GAAP financial measures that are most directly comparable to the non-GAAP financial measures the Company has presented.

WINS FINANCE HOLDINGS INC.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURE RECONCILIATIONS




Three months ended



September 30,
2016



September 30,
2015



US$



US$

Other operating expenses under GAAP


(1,285,738)



(389,357)

Adjustment (a)


821,239



-







Non-GAAP Other operating expenses


(464,499)



(389,357)







Net income under GAAP


3,098,595



4,656,654

Adjustment (a)


821,239



-







Non-GAAP net income


3,919,834



4,656,654







Basic and diluted shares outstanding


20,041,647



30,000,100







Non-GAAP earnings per share, basic and diluted


0.20



0.16


(a) Adjustment to exclude the share-based compensation expenses for each period

  

SOURCE Wins Finance Holdings Inc.


Source: Wins Finance Holdings Inc.