BEIJING, Aug. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- China TechFaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited (NASDAQ: CNTF) ("TechFaith" or the "Company") today announced its unaudited condensed financial results for the first half period ended June 30, 2017.
For the first half of 2017, TechFaith reported total net revenues of US$24.6 million compared to US$34.5 million in the same period of last year. Gross profit for the first half of 2017 was US$4.5 million compared to US$5.5 million in the same period of last year. Gross margin for the first half of 2017 was 18.1% compared to 15.9% in the same period of last year.
Operating expenses for the first half of 2017 were US$9.4 million compared to US$5.7 million in the same period of last year. The first half of 2017 includes a charge of US$1.8 million for the write-off of impairment of acquired intangible assets. Net loss attributed to TechFaith for the first half of 2017 was US$2.6 million, or US$0.24 per basic and diluted weighted average outstanding ADS, compared to net loss of US$1.2 million, or US$0.11 per basic and diluted weighted average outstanding ADS, in the same period of last year.
Miss Ouyang Yuping, TechFaith's Chief Financial Officer, said, "We were able to maintain revenue in our mobile phone business at a healthy level but our efforts were impacted by softness in the overall China handset market. Separately, we expect to further strengthen our balance sheet over the coming quarters as we execute on our business strategy and deliver a greater return to our shareholders. Earlier this year we announced the share transfer agreement to sell our Beijing real estate portfolio for a total consideration of RMB1 billion (approximately US$144 million). We have already received approximately RMB 400 million of the proceeds as of Jun 30, 2017 and expect to receive approximately RMB 400 million by the end of the third quarter 2017, with the balance of RMB 200 million to be received upon final construction and transfer of relevant ownership certificates."
Mr. Deyou Dong, Chief Executive Officer of TechFaith, said, "We continue to build upon our positive operating position, with a stabilized gross margin and lower cost structure. We are also pleased with the ongoing successful development of our real estate business, led by the announced agreement to sell our Beijing real estate portfolio. We continue to execute on the buildout of our other real estate assets in Hangzhou and Shenyang, which we expect to serve as additional catalysts for our revenue and profit growth, and our success will allow us to build greater value for our shareholders. We believe our actions will benefit our long term business growth based on China's real estate market, help to further improve our cash flow, and reduce potential operational challenges. Overall, we will continue to focus on delivering an improved return on investment to the company and our shareholders, as we optimize our existing resources and infrastructure, and work to keep operating expenses under tight control to avoid any unnecessary risks and costs."
Investor Conference Call / Webcast Details
TechFaith will hold a conference call on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time (8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 23, 2017 in Beijing) using the following dial-in numbers: +1-866-519-4004 or +1-845-675-0437. The conference call passcode is 66054251. A live webcast of the conference call will also be available on TechFaith's website at www.techfaithwireless.com.
A replay of the call will be available approximately 2 hours after the conclusion of the live call by telephone at +1-646-254-3697, with passcode 66054251. A webcast replay will also be available at www.techfaithwireless.com.
TechFaith (NASDAQ: CNTF) is a developer, owner and operator of commercial real estate properties across China as well as a China-based mobile solutions provider for the global mobile handsets market. TechFaith continues to maintain a team of professional engineers focused on the development of ruggedized smart devices for both its consumer and enterprise segments, although it started investing in the construction of buildings and facilities in 2009 as part of its growth and business diversification strategy, gradually shifting away from its traditional focus on the mobile solutions and handset markets. The Company currently focuses on developing office space that can serve as anchor bases in areas with developing economies, as it meets the needs of both established businesses and innovative start-up companies in China. For more information, please visit www.techfaithwireless.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
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CHINA TECHFAITH WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(In Thousands of U.S. Dollars, except share and per share/ADS data)
Six Months Ended
Mobile phone business
Total net revenues
Cost of revenues:
Mobile phone business
Total cost of revenues
General and administrative, including real
Research and development
Selling and marketing
Impairment of long-lived assets
Total operating expenses
Government subsidy income
Loss from operations
Other expenses, net
Change in fair value of put option
Loss before income taxes
Income tax expenses
Net loss from continuing operations
Net income from operations disposed
Less: net income (loss) attributable to the
Net loss attributable to TechFaith
Net (loss) income per ADS attributable to
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of
Foreign currency translation adjustment
Comprehensive (loss) income
Less: Comprehensive loss attributable to
Comprehensive (loss) income attributable to
Weighted average shares
*Giving retroactive effect to the 1-for-5 reverse ADS split effected on March 1,2016
CHINA TECHFAITH WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In Thousands of U.S. Dollars)
Cash and cash equivalents
Accounts receivable, net of allowances of
Accounts receivable due from a related
Amount due from a related party
Prepaid expenses and other current
Assets held for sale
Total current assets
Property, plant and equipment, net
Construction in progress
Land use rights, net
Acquired intangible assets, net
Other non-current assets
Other long-term receivable
Other assets held for sale
Liabilities and equity
Accrued expenses and other current
Advance from customers
Income tax payable
Put option liability
Liabilities held for sale
Total current liabilities
Ordinary shares ($0.00002 par value;
Additional paid-in capital
Accumulated other comprehensive
Total TechFaith shareholders' equity
Total liabilities and equity
SOURCE China TechFaith Wireless Technology Limited
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