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UPDATE -- Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited Reports Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results

·11 min read

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Sept. 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited (NASDAQ: APWC) ("APWC" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of wire and cable products for the telecommunications and electric-power industries in the Asia-Pacific region, today announced the Company's financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2022. Unless otherwise indicated, all data are reported in U.S. Dollars at the exchange rate prevailing on the date of the event or result reported.

First Six Months 2022 Financial Results (Ended June 30, 2022), and 2021 comparative results

 

 

First 6 Months 2022

First 6 Months 2021

CHANGE

Revenues

$

207.4 million

$

225.3 million

(8.0)%

Operating Profit/(Loss)

$

1.8 million

$

5.0 million

(63.4)%

Net Income/(Loss)

$

(0.3) million

$

(0.1) million

189.7%

EPS(1)

$

(0.02)

$

(0.01)

(100.0)%

 

(1)The calculation of the earnings per share is based on 20,020,364 and 13,819,669 basic and diluted weighted average common shares issued and outstanding for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively

Revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2022 were $207.4 million, a decrease of 8.0% from $225.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021.  The decrease was primarily attributable to revenue decreases across the Company’s Thailand and North Asia regions. Net revenue in the Company’s Thailand region decreased 11.9%, primarily attributable to the sales decrease from the public sector in 2022 and the depreciation of the Thai Baht, which depreciated 9.39% compared to 2021. Revenues in the Company's North Asia region decreased 20.5%, due to decreased sales volume, resulting primarily due to the economic slowdown. , The ongoing conflict in Ukraine and China's COVID lockdowns added to supply chain problems and impacted the global economy. Revenues in the Company's Rest of World (“ROW”) region increased 6.7% due to orders being released to the market, after the Singapore government removed certain COVID-19 restrictions. A decline in the demand for cables decreased revenues in Australia. The Company's North Asia region includes China and Hong Kong; the Thailand region consists of operations and sales within Thailand; the ROW region includes Singapore, Australia and the other markets where APWC has operations or sales outside of the Thailand region and North Asia region.

Operating profit for the six months ended June 30, 2022 were $1.8 million, a decrease of 63.4% from $5.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021.  Operating profit margin decreased from a profit of 2.2% in 2021 to a profit of 0.9% in 2022.  In the Thailand region, operating profit margin decreased from 3.93% in 2021 to 1.19% in 2022. The operating profit fell following a decline in higher margin Thai government projects and the fluctuation of copper prices. In the North Asia region, operating profit margin decreased from 2.74% in 2021 to 2.31% in 2022, resulting from decreased revenue and the fluctuation of copper prices. The ROW region’s operating profit margin decreased from 1.25% in 2021 to 0.49% in 2022. The decrease was attributable primarily to the decreased revenue in Australia.

Selling, general and administrative expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2022 were $12.6 million, compared to $13.0 million reported for the six months ended June 30, 2021.  Net loss attributable to APWC shareholders was $(0.3) million for the first half of 2022, compared to a net loss of $(0.1) million for the first half of 2021.  The increase in net loss was primarily due to a decrease in revenues and operating profit. The weighted average number of shares issued and outstanding was 20.02 million and 13.82 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively.

Financial Condition

APWC reported $44.6 million in cash and cash equivalents as of June 30, 2022, compared to cash and cash equivalents of $44.5 million as of December 31, 2021.

Current assets totaled $289.8 million as of June 30, 2022, compared to $312.0 million as of December 31, 2021.  Working capital was $160.4 million as of June 30, 2022. Short term bank loans were $43.7 million at June 30, 2022, a decrease of 29.6% from $62.1 million at December 31, 2021.  The Company had $12.2 million in long-term debt outstanding at June 30, 2022, compared to $3.3 in long-term debt as of December 31, 2021. Shareholder's equity attributable to APWC was $147.1 million as of June 30, 2022, compared to $147.5 million as of December 31, 2021.

APWC reported $2.9 million in cash used in operating activities during the six months ended June 30, 2022, compared to cash used in operating activities of $46.3 million in the corresponding period in 2021. The decrease in cash used in operating activities in the first half of 2022 was primarily attributable to greater inventory purchased in 2021. The Company reported $0.7 million in cash outflows from investing activities during the six months ended June 30, 2022, compared to $1.9 million in cash outflows in the same period of 2021. The decrease in cash used in investing activities in the first half of 2022 was attributable primarily to the increase in purchases of property, plant and equipment in 2021. APWC reported $8.7 million in cash inflows from financing activities during the first six months of 2022, compared to $38.7 million in cash inflows from financing activities in the same period of 2021. The decrease in cash inflows is due to a decrease in borrowings in 2022.

We encourage shareholders to visit the Company's website for further information (www.apwcc.com). Information on the Company's website or any other website does not constitute a portion of this release.

About Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited

Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited is a holding company incorporated in Bermuda with principal executive offices in Taiwan that operates its business through operating subsidiaries. Through its subsidiaries, the Company is principally engaged in the manufacture and distribution of enameled wire, power cable, and telecommunications products in Thailand, Singapore, Australia, the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong and certain other markets in the Asia Pacific region. The Company also engages in the distribution of certain wire and cable products manufactured by its controlling shareholder, Pacific Electric Wire & Cable Co., Ltd., and certain third parties. The Company also provides project engineering services in the supply, delivery and installation of power cable. The Company’s major customers include appliance component manufacturers, electrical contracting firms, state owned entities, and wire and cable dealers and factories.

Safe Harbor Statement

This release contains certain “forward-looking statements” relating to the Company, its business, and its subsidiary companies. These forward-looking statements are often identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “believes”, “anticipates”, “expects”, “estimates”, “intends”, “plans” or similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to be materially different from those described herein as believed, anticipated, expected, estimated, intended or planned. Investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company’s actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those discussed in the Company’s reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on its website (www.sec.gov). All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or to persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these factors other than as required under the securities laws. The Company does not assume a duty to update these forward-looking statements.

Contact:
Investor Relations Contact:
Skyline Corporate Communications Group, LLC
Lisa Gray, Senior Account Manager
One Rockefeller Plaza, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10020
Office: (646) 893-5835
Email: lisa@skylineccg.com


 

ASIA PACIFIC WIRE & CABLE CORPORATION LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS

(Non-Audited)

(Amounts in thousands of US Dollars, except share data)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the six months

 

 

 

ended June 30,

 

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

 

(Non-Audited)

 

(Non-Audited)

Revenue

$

207,358

 

 

$

225,282

 

Cost of sales

 

(193,865

)

 

 

(207,414

)

Gross profit

 

13,493

 

 

 

17,868

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other operating income

 

880

 

 

 

238

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

(12,550

)

 

 

(13,025

)

Other operating expenses

 

(4

)

 

 

(117

)

Operating loss

 

1,819

 

 

 

4,964

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance costs

 

(662

)

 

 

(583

)

Finance income

 

52

 

 

 

76

 

Share of loss of associates

 

(2

)

 

 

(1

)

Exchange loss

 

(663

)

 

 

(2,776

)

Other income

 

530

 

 

 

731

 

Other expense

 

-

 

 

 

(1

)

Profit before tax

 

1,074

 

 

 

2,410

 

Income tax expense

 

(1,213

)

 

 

(1,738

)

Loss for the period

$

(139

)

 

$

672

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attributable to:

 

 

 

Equity holders of the parent

$

(336

)

 

$

(116

)

Non-controlling interests

$

197

 

 

$

788

 

Basic and diluted loss per share

$

(0.02

)

 

$

(0.01

)

Basic and diluted weighted average common shares outstanding

 

20,020,364

 

 

 

13,819,669

 


 

ASIA PACIFIC WIRE & CABLE CORPORATION LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(Non-Audited)

(Amounts in thousands of US Dollars, except share data)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the six months

 

 

 

ended June 30,

 

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

 

(Non-Audited)

 

(Non-Audited)

(Loss)/profit for the period

$

(139

)

 

$

672

 

Other comprehensive income/(loss)

 

 

 

Other comprehensive loss to be reclassified to profit or loss in subsequent periods:

 

 

 

 

Exchange differences on translation of foreign operations, net of tax of nil

 

(10,621

)

 

 

(10,072

)

 

 

 

(10,621

)

 

 

(10,072

)

Other comprehensive (loss)/income not to be reclassified to profit or loss in subsequent periods:

 

 

 

 

Changes in the fair value of equity instruments measured at FVOCI

 

(1,475

)

 

 

645

 

 

Income tax effect

 

295

 

 

 

(129

)

 

 

 

(1,180

)

 

 

516

 

 

Re-measuring losses on defined benefit plans

 

177

 

 

 

244

 

 

Income tax effect

 

(35

)

 

 

(49

)

 

 

 

142

 

 

 

195

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive loss for the year , net of tax

 

(11,659

)

 

 

(9,361

)

Total comprehensive loss for the period, net of tax

 

(11,798

)

 

 

(8,689

)

Attributable to:

 

 

 

Equity holders of the parent

 

(8,336

)

 

 

(5,219

)

Non-controlling interests

 

(3,462

)

 

 

(3,470

)

 

 

 

$

(11,798

)

 

$

(8,689

)


 

ASIA PACIFIC WIRE & CABLE CORPORATION LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands of US Dollars, except share data)

 

 

 

 

 

As of
June 30, 2022
(Unaudited)

 

As of
December 31, 2021
(Audited)

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

44,628

 

$

44,507

Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss

 

399

 

 

249

Trade receivables

 

86,892

 

 

103,564

Other receivables

 

2,309

 

 

2,648

Contract assets

 

9,445

 

 

11,381

Due from related parties

 

12,287

 

 

13,965

Inventories

 

128,006

 

 

128,797

Prepayments

 

1,697

 

 

2,526

Other current assets

 

4,148

 

 

4,366

 

 

289,811

 

 

312,003

Non-current assets

 

 

 

Financial assets at fair value through other comprehensive income

 

1,417

 

 

2,929

Property, plant and equipment

 

50,471

 

 

54,419

Right of use assets

 

3,096

 

 

3,393

Investment properties

 

5,392

 

 

5,809

Intangible assets

 

156

 

 

129

Investments in associates accounted from using equity method

 

789

 

 

835

Deferred tax assets

 

7,145

 

 

7,241

Other non-current assets

 

2,504

 

 

2,670

 

 

70,970

 

 

77,425

Total assets

$

360,781

 

$

389,428


 

ASIA PACIFIC WIRE & CABLE CORPORATION LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands of US Dollars, except share data)

 

 

 

 

 

As of
June 30, 2022
(Unaudited)

 

As of
December 31, 2021
(Audited)

Liabilities

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

Interest-bearing loans and borrowings

$

43,694

 

 

$

62,083

 

Trade and other payables

 

37,691

 

 

 

44,784

 

Due to related parties

 

12,293

 

 

 

11,865

 

Accruals

 

19,080

 

 

 

23,374

 

Current tax liabilities

 

3,150

 

 

 

3,394

 

Employee benefit liabilities

 

2,012

 

 

 

1,987

 

Financial lease liabilities

 

513

 

 

 

571

 

Other current liabilities

 

10,975

 

 

 

14,135

 

 

 

129,408

 

 

 

162,193

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

Interest-bearing loans and borrowings

 

12,163

 

 

 

3,304

 

Employee benefit liabilities

 

8,241

 

 

 

8,593

 

Lease liabilities

 

1,744

 

 

 

1,916

 

Deferred tax liabilities

 

4,347

 

 

 

4,105

 

 

 

26,495

 

 

 

17,918

 

Total liabilities

 

155,903

 

 

 

180,111

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

Issued capital

 

206

 

 

 

138

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

118,103

 

 

 

110,249

 

Treasury shares

 

(38

)

 

 

(38

)

Retained earnings

 

49,854

 

 

 

50,190

 

Other components of equity

 

(21,039

)

 

 

(13,039

)

Equity attributable to equity holders of the parent

 

147,086

 

 

 

147,500

 

Non-controlling interests

 

57,792

 

 

 

61,817

 

Total equity

$

204,878

 

 

$

209,317

 

Total liabilities and equity

$

360,781

 

 

$

389,428

 


 

ASIA PACIFIC WIRE & CABLE CORPORATION LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Non-Audited)

(In thousands of U.S. Dollars)

 

 

 

 

 

For the years

 

ended June 30,

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

(Non-Audited)

 

(Non-Audited)

Net cash used in operating activities

$

(2,865

)

 

$

(46,256

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(682

)

 

 

(1,905

)

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

8,674

 

 

 

38,702

 

Effect of exchange rate on cash and cash equivalents

 

(3,011

)

 

 

(3,764

)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

2,116

 

 

 

(13,223

)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

42,512

 

 

 

52,237

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

44,628

 

 

$

39,014