updated 2/28/2011 9:16:43 AM ET 2011-02-28T14:16:43

NANCHONG, China, Feb. 28, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Nano Silicon Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:ANNO) ("ANNO" or "the Company"), a leading manufacturer and distributor of micro nano silicon based products, announced today its financial results for its first quarter ended December 31, 2010.

First Quarter Highlights

  • Revenue was $5,929,436, up 42.7% from the first quarter of the prior fiscal year.
  • Gross profit was $1,470,877, up 39.4% from the first quarter of the prior fiscal year, with gross margin of 24.8%, slightly increased from 23% for the first quarter of the prior fiscal year.
  • Net income was $2,479,450, an increase of $1,807,347 or 268% from the first quarter of the prior fiscal year, and earnings per diluted share were $0.08 based on 31,607,119 shares.

First Quarter of Fiscal 2011 Results

  Q3 2010 Q3 2009 CHANGE
Revenue $5.93 million $4.15 million +42.7%
Gross profit $1.47 million $0.96 million +39.4%
Net Income $2.48 million $0.67 million +268%
EPS (Diluted)* $0.08 $0.03 +266%
 
* Weighted average shares outstanding (diluted) for Q1 2011 was 31,607,119 and for Q1 2010 was 26,578,767. 

"We are pleased to announce solid financial results and robust growth in the quarter," Fachun Pu, CEO of the Company commented. "Our First Quarter results came in strong as anticipated. We experienced 42.7% growth in our revenues for the quarter year over year. We have seen increased demand in the Sichuan Province for our non-phosporous based detergent and cement additive products. Consumers are constantly becoming more conscious of using environmentally safe products and contributing to a cleaner environment. Using our emerging technologies, we continue to develop new products including our non-phosphate flame resistant additive. Additionally, we have sufficient cash from operations to fund our continued capacity expansion."

Fachun Pu added, "We remain committed to producing the highest quality non-phosphorous based auxiliary detergent agents and developing new agents for our rapidly expanding consumer base in China. Based on the development of our unique micro nano silicon technology, we believe that our enforcement and accelerator agent for cement is superior to any competitive product manufactured in China."

"We have recently increased our customer base and expect to establish long term relationships with each new customer. In turn we believe this will further strengthen our robust revenue growth in the future," Mr. Pu continued.

Revenues

Our revenues increased by 43% to $5,929,436 for the quarter ended December 31, 2010. The increase in revenue is attributable to the fact that, as a result of increased market awareness of our product, we have been operating our Micro-Nano Silicon production line at full capacity, producing product for both the detergent and the cement industries, whereas we only produced for the detergent industry in the quarter ended December 31, 2009.

During the quarter ended December 31, 2010, our revenue from the production  of accelerator additives for cement was $870,289, representing  approximately 15% of the total revenue for the quarter and a higher gross margin rate than our detergent product. During the quarter ended December 31, 2009, we did not have this cement business section.

Income from Operations and Net Income

Our operations are currently profitable, and have been so for the past two years.  Our net income for the recent quarter totaled $2,582,965. This represents a $1,864,197 or 259% increase over income from operations for the first quarter of the prior year. Aside from the income from our operations, there was other income of $1,484,396 resulting from the change in the fair value of our derivative liabilities. Although our plans to expand our facilities and increase research and development activities will increase our operating expenses in the future, we believe that the top line benefits will more than compensate for the increased expenses, and that we will realize increased income from operations in future periods.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

The Company expects that it will need to invest an additional $3.5 million during calendar year 2011 to complete construction and place these assets into service. It is expected that cash flow from operations will be sufficient to fund this. The Company has sufficient liquidity for the next twelve months.

Industry Outlook

The rapid growth in demand for our products has created a need for rapid expansion of our production capacity.  As of right now, in China, the increasing number of infrastructure projects drives the demand for cement and other construction materials. In 2010, approximately two billion square meters of cement were produced in China, approximately half of worldwide production. The domestic Chinese market opportunity for household detergent products also continues to grow.  In 2009, China's soap and detergent manufacturing industry included about 300 private owned companies with combined annual output of 10 million tons. In 2009, the overall annual revenue generated from the world wide household detergent market reached $64 billion.

About American Nano Silicon Technologies, Inc.

American Nano Silicon Technologies, Inc., through its 95%-owned subsidiary, Nanchong Chunfei Nano Silicon Technologies Co., Ltd., is engaged in the business of manufacturing and distributing micro-nano silicon based products. While the Company's micro nano silicon based products are focused on the concrete and non-phosphate detergent industries, micro nano silicon (TM) is adaptable to and widely used in many consumer and industrial products, including: laundry detergent, petrochemical, plastics, rubber, paper, ceramics and water treatment materials.

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Safe Harbor Statement

This release may contain certain "forward-looking statements" relating to the business of American Nano Silicon and its subsidiary companies, which can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates" or similar expressions. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the continued demand for American Nano Silicon Technology, Inc.'s products, American Nano Silicon Technology Inc.'s ability to sustain growth for the balance of the year, and its ability to generally meet all of its objectives. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including all business uncertainties relating to product development, marketing, and concentration in a small number of customers, raw material costs, market acceptance, future capital requirements, and competition in general as well as other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from those described herein as anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Certain of these risks and uncertainties are or will be described in greater detail in the Company's filings with the SEC. Except as required by law, American Nano Silicon Technology, Inc. will not update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 
 
AMERICAN NANO SILICON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(UNAUDITED)
     
     
  As of December 31 As of September 30
  2010 2010
     
ASSETS
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents $ 459,142 $ 498,563
Accounts receivable, net 663,104 574,956
Inventory 385,759 193,633
Advance to suppliers 1,150,439 6,911
Deferred financing cost 65,000 65,000
 Prepaid expense and other receivables 70,151 --
Employee advances, net 8,777 7,478
Total Current Assets 2,802,372 1,346.541
     
Property, plant and equipment, net 17,108,361 17,030,142
     
Other assets:    
Land use rights, net 1,013,348 1,006,065
Long term loan to related party 115,112 337,759
Total other assets 1,128,460 1,343,824
     
Total Assets $ 21,039,193 $ 19,720,507
     
     
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
     
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable $ 94,925 $ 292,426
Short term loan 605,849 597,804
Taxes payable 449,483 470,321
Construction security deposits 1,257,133 1,241,935
Accrued expenses and other payables 307,403 343,983
Total Current Liabilities 2,714,793 2,946,469
   
     
Long-term liabilities    
Long term Loan 1,997,075 1,970,556
Due to related parties 796,995 780,946
Warrant liabilities 3,613,087 5,097,483
     
Total Liabilities 9,121,950 10,795,454
     
     
Commitment and Contingencies    
     
     
Stockholders' Equity    
Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized; 31,005,323 and 30,900,067 shares issued and outstanding 3,101 3,090
Additional paid-in-capital 9,209,123 8,998,234
Accumulated other comprehensive income 1,319,789 1,121,464
Retained Earnings (Accumulated deficit) (351,119) (2,830,569)
Total American Nano Stockholders' Equity 10,180,894 7,292,219
Noncontrolling interest 1,736,349 1,632,834
Total Equity 11,917,243 8,925,053
     
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $ 21,039,193 $ 19,720,507
 
 
AMERICAN NANO SILICON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(UNAUDITED)
     
  For the Three months Ended
  December 31
  2010 2009
     
     
Revenues $ 5,929,436 $ 4,154,011
     
Cost of Goods Sold 4,458,559 3,198,663
     
Gross Profit 1,470,877 955,348
     
Operating Expenses    
Research and development expense -- 4,732
Selling, general and administrative 170,983 52,238
     
Income from operations 1,299,894 898,378
     
Other Income and Expense    
Interest expense (8,165) (32,692)
Change in fair value of warrant liabilities 1,484,396  --
Total other expense 1,476,231 (32,692)
     
Income Before Income Taxes 2,776,125 865,686
     
Provision for Income Taxes 193,160 146,918
     
Net Income 2,582,965 718,768
     
Less: net income attributable to the noncontrolling interest 103,515 46,665
     
Net Income attributable to American Nano silicon Technologies, Inc 2,479,450 672,103
     
Other comprehensive income (loss)    
Foreign currency translation adjustment 198,325 (665)
     
Comprehensive Income $ 2,677,775 $ 671,438
     
Income per common share    
Basic $ 0.08 $ 0.03
Diluted $ 0.08 $ 0.03
     
Weighted average number of common shares    
Basic 30,989,306 26,578,767
Diluted 31,607,119 26,578,767
 
 
AMERICAN NANO SILICON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)
     
  For the three months ended
  December 31
  2010 2009
     
     
Cash Flows From Operating Activities:    
Net Income $ 2,582,965 $ 718,768
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:    
Change in fair value of warrant liabilities (1,484,396) --
Depreciation and amortization 155,957 145,352
Stock based compensation expense 210,900  --
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:    
(Increase) decrease in --    
Accounts receivable (70,765) (653,969)
Inventory (187,999) 148,477
Employee advances (1,187) (190)
Advances to suppliers (1,134,258) 46,896
Prepaid expense and other receivables (79,151)  --
Related party receivables 225,370 57,072
Increase (decrease) in --    
Accounts payable (199,820) (173,434)
Construction security deposits (1,502) (6,202)
Advance from customers -- 5,859
Taxes payable (26,949) (50,154)
Accrued expenses and other payables (40,326) (19,972)
Cash provided by (used in) Operating Activities (51,161) 218,503
     
Cash Flows From Investing Activities:    
Additions to property and equipment -- (48,383)
     
Cash used in investing activities -- (48,383)
     
Cash Flows From Financing Activities    
Proceeds from related party loans 5,495 10,399
Repayment of long term loans -- (92,275)
Cash provided by (used in) financing activities 5,495 (81,876)
     
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 6,245 (12)
     
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (39,421) 88,232
     
Cash and Cash Equivalents - Beginning of the year 498,563 164,876
     
Cash and Cash Equivalents - End of the year $ 459,142 $ 253,108
     
SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION:    
During the period, cash was paid for the following:    
Interest expense $ -- $ --
Income taxes $ 241,660 $ 213,106
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         Kevin@nuwagroup.com

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