GUANGZHOU, China, May 17, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sino Green Land Corporation (OTCBB:SGLA), a leading distributor of high-end fruits and vegetables in China, today announced its reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2011.
First quarter 2011 highlights (year-over-year):
- Sales reached $41.2 million, an increase of 23%
- Gross profit increased 22% to $4.4 million
- Net income of $1.7 million vs. net loss in the same period of 2010
- No long-term debt and shareholder's equity of $54.7 million
Mr. Xiong Luo, Chief Executive Officer of Sino Green Land, commented, "We had yet another strong quarter demonstrating the success of our co-op model, whereby we obtained our produce from local farmers pursuant to agreements with the farming cooperatives, and in return, we provide these farmers with land to grow the produce and an outlet for their produce. The Company's strong performance in the first quarter of this year reflects higher average sales prices in the fruits. Overall, our consistent delivery of high quality produce and services has led to a revenue increase of 23% compared to the same period last year, as well as strong margin improvement and $1.7 million of net income. Looking ahead, we remain confident in the outlook for sustained growth and improved profitability for the balance of 2011."
Mr. Luo continued, "Sino Green Land Corporation continues to take advantage of the growing demand for healthy food in China. We are underway with the interior construction of our new Metro Green Food Distribution Hub in the Guangdong wholesale market. We believe that our hub will be the first centralized distribution center for green foods in China. Green foods are healthy and environmentally friendly and their profit margins are expected to be higher than our current products. We are uniquely positioned to capitalize on this opportunity due to our established distribution channels and our relationship with the China Green Foods Association. We are excited by the forthcoming debut of this new hub, which we expect will become a pillar of our overall business success. However, we will require additional financing in order for us to commence operations in this business."
Revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2011 increased 23% to $41.2 million, as compared to $33.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2010. The increase was primarily due to higher average sales price of produce which offset a modest decline in the volume of Fuji apples we sold during the period. Gross profit increased 22% to $4.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2011, as compared to $3.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2010, representing gross margins of approximately 10.8% and 10.8%, respectively. Net income for the three months ended March 31, 2011 was $1.7 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, compared to net loss applicable to common shareholders of $0.4 million, or $0.00 per diluted share, for the same period last year. The net loss for the 2010 quarter reflected a $2.3 million negative change in derivate liability as compared with income from change in derivative liability of $476,000 in the 2011 period.
As of March 31, 2011, the company had cash and cash equivalents of $1.0 million, no long-term debt and shareholders' equity of $54.7 million.
The Company's balance sheet and statements of operations are set forth in tables 1 and 2 to this press release.
About Sino Green Land Corporation
Sino Green Land Corporation is a leading agricultural distributor of high end fruits and vegetables in the People's Republic of China. Since its inception in 2003, Sino Green Land has grown from a small distributor of various produce to become a large distributor of high end fruits -- Fuji apples, emperor bananas and tangerine oranges. In the process, Sino Green Land has built a solid reputation, a sophisticated supply chain and a distribution network that stretches from Beijing to Guangzhou. Our website is . Information on our website or any other website does not constitute a part of this press release.
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