Jerash Reports 36% Revenue Growth in Fiscal Third Quarter

GAAP EPS $0.63 Through First 9 Months
New Customers, Capacity Expansion Drive Revenue and Net Income Growth

FAIRFIELD, NJ / ACCESSWIRE / February 13, 2020 / Jerash Holdings (US), Inc. (Nasdaq:JRSH) (the “Company” or “Jerash”), a producer of high-quality textile goods for leading global brands, today reported results for its fiscal 2020 third quarter, ended December 31, 2019.

Third Quarter Fiscal 2020 and Recent Highlights

  • Reported $25.4 million third quarter revenue, an increase of 36.2% year-over-year, driven by increased customer order volumes and the addition of new customers;
  • Generated quarterly gross margin of 19.3%, up from 17.1% in the prior-year third quarter, as volume and mix continue to improve, in spite of the ongoing absorption of ramp-up costs for the acquired Paramount facility (“Paramount”);
  • Reported GAAP net income of $2.1 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, compared with net income of $1.6 million, or $0.14 per diluted share in the prior year quarter;
  • Year-to-date Jerash reported $78.6 million in revenue, 21.3% gross margin and $0.63 GAAP EPS, compared with GAAP EPS of $0.47 through the first nine months of fiscal 2019;
  • Paramount ramp progressed with over 750 employees now trained and production expected to continue scaling through the remainder of Fiscal 2020; and
  • On track to achieve an anticipated 8.0 million pieces in annual capacity with the Paramount factory assets expected to begin contributing to profitability in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020.

Management Commentary

Sam Choi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated: “The quarter represented our second year in a row with substantial fiscal third quarter revenue gains as we work to expand second half production and fully utilize our factory capabilities on a year-round basis. In addition to 36% revenue growth, we also increased gross margins due to improved warmer season product mix, helping drive $0.18 per share in GAAP net income for the quarter, and $0.63 per share year-to-date.

“We continue to execute on new customer orders as well as deliver increased volumes to existing customers as Jerash is increasingly recognized for its tariff-advantaged, high-quality global production capabilities. Our 23% capacity expansion via the Paramount asset acquisition is progressing well, with the second wave of new workers now in training. We expect Paramount to be fully staffed by fiscal year end, driving our total annual production capabilities to more than 8 million pieces per year, which we expect to be fully booked going forward. Additionally, we have secured land in Jordan for both dormitory and factory construction to begin in calendar 2020 to ensure we continue to meet the expected rising customer demand in the future.”

Fiscal 2020 Third Quarter Financial Results

For the third fiscal quarter of 2020, Jerash reported total revenue of $25.4 million, an increase of $6.8 million or 36.2% from $18.7 million in the same period in fiscal 2019. The increase in fiscal third quarter sales reflected higher volumes sold to both existing and new customers, as well as increased utilization of the Company’s manufacturing capacity in the second fiscal half as the company continues to deliver on its goal of maximizing factory capacity on a year-round basis.

The Company continued its training and production ramp programs at its acquired Paramount assets, which is expected to result in total annual production capabilities for more than 8.0 million pieces by end of the fiscal year, a 23% capacity increase. Sales to new customers accounted for 7% of fiscal third quarter revenue, with additional capacity demand from those new accounts.

Gross margin in the quarter was 19.3%, compared with 17.1% in the fiscal 2019 third quarter. The year-over-year change in gross margin reflected increased utilization and order activity. Prior year gross margin was reduced by investment in new category programs to expand business with key customers, which contributed to revenue and net income gains in the current year third quarter. Gross margins in the current year were lowered by continued higher average costs associated with the startup of the Paramount facility. Year-to-date gross margin was approximately 21.3% as the company continues to diversify orders and improve efficiency of new customer orders and new production categories.

Operating expenses for the fiscal 2020 third quarter were $2.6 million, compared with $2.2 million in fiscal 2019 and $3.1 million in the preceding quarter. Operating expenses included additional headcount costs related to Paramount staffing and expansion in the Company’s Asia based sales and marketing and support teams to continue driving customer relationship growth.

Operating income for the fiscal 2020 third quarter was $2.3 million, compared with operating income of $1.0 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2019. The sequential increase reflects the growth in total sales, improved gross margin and increased operating efficiency as Jerash increases its total production capacity and ramps its warm season production volume across its facilities.

GAAP net income for the third fiscal quarter of 2020 was $2.1 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, based on approximately 11.5 million diluted shares outstanding.

“The third quarter results demonstrated meaningful improvement in all of our key operating and profit metrics as we continue to scale production and increase efficiency for both the additional workforce and the new products added to expand our second half factory utilization,” said Gilbert Lee, Chief Financial Officer. “Jerash made a number of investments last year to launch additional categories and expand production capacity, which have had a short-term impact to gross margin. Those investments are generating returns this year, as anticipated, with higher revenue and increased profit. We continue to scale our production volumes ahead and look forward to additional contribution from the Paramount assets in the current fiscal quarter and throughout Fiscal 2021.”

Balance Sheet, Cash Flow and Dividends

Cash and restricted cash at December 31, 2019 was $27.8 million, inventory was $14.1 million, primarily comprised of fabric, work in progress and finished garments, and accounts receivable were $10.0 million. Jerash approved payment of a regular quarterly dividend of 5 cents per share on the Company’s common stock on or about February 26, 2020, to shareholders of record on February 19, 2020. Year-to-date, the company has invested $2.2 million into the purchases of the Paramount manufacturing assets and land property to further expand its production facilities and worker dormitories as part of its multi-year facilities expansion plan.

Outlook

For fiscal 2020, Jerash adjusted its outlook, which includes revenue growth through both expanding business with existing customers and the addition of new customers. Total revenues for fiscal 2020 are projected to be approximately $95 million, representing what is expected to be approximately 12% organic growth over fiscal 2019.

Conference Call

The Company will conduct a conference call and webcast to review its fiscal third quarter 2020 results on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. ET. Interested parties in the United States can access the live call by dialing 844-407-9500; interested parties outside the United States can access the call by dialing +1-862-298-0850. Callers should dial in at least 5 minutes prior to the call start time. A live and archived webcast will be available online in the investor relations section of Jerash’s website at www.jerashholdings.com. A replay of the conference call will be available until February 20, 2020, by calling +1-919-882-2331 and entering conference ID number 58803.

About Jerash Holdings (US), Inc.

Jerash Holdings (US), Inc. (Nasdaq:JRSH) is a manufacturer utilized by many well-known brands and retailers, such as Walmart, Costco, Hanes, Columbia, VF Corporation (which owns brands such as The North Face, Timberland, JanSport, etc.), and PVH Corp. (which owns brands such as Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, IZOD, etc.). Its production facilities are currently made up of four factory units and three warehouses and it currently employs approximately 3,900 people. The total annual capacity at its facilities was approximately 8.0 million pieces as of the end of calendar year 2019. Additional information is available at http://www.jerashholdings.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “seek”, “potential,” “outlook” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect Jerash’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made, including those risks described from time to time in filings made by Jerash with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated or expected. Statements contained in this news release regarding past trends or activities should not be taken as a representation that such trends or activities will continue in the future. Jerash does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements, other than as required by law.

Contact:

Matt Kreps, Darrow Associates Investor Relations
(214) 597-8200
mkreps@darrowir.com

JERASH HOLIDINGS (US), INC.,
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 

 
  December 31,     March 31,  
 
  2019     2019  
 
  (Unaudited)        
ASSETS
           
Current Assets:
           
Cash
  26,971,805     27,182,158  
Accounts receivable
    10,003,638       4,020,369  
Inventories
    14,132,051       21,074,243  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
    3,288,455       2,630,727  
Advance to suppliers
    4,948,507       443,395  
Total Current Assets
    59,344,456       55,350,892  
 
               
Restricted cash
    796,876       652,310  
Long-term deposits
          810,172  
Deferred tax assets
    81,344       81,461  
Property, plant and equipment, net
    5,656,822       2,356,262  
Right of use assets
    1,262,633        
Total Assets
  67,142,131     59,251,097  
 
               
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
               
 
               
Current Liabilities:
               
Credit facilities
  40,719     648,711  
Accounts payable
    4,673,971       3,378,258  
Accrued expenses
    2,067,515       1,539,147  
Income tax payable
    999,792       1,164,238  
Other payables
    1,193,918       855,527  
Operating lease liabilities – current
    257,832        
Total Current Liabilities
    9,233,747       7,585,881  
 
               
Operating lease liabilities – non-current
    665,602        
Income tax payable – non-current
    1,269,503       1,403,087  
Total Liabilities
    11,168,852       8,988,968  
 
               
Commitments and Contingencies
               
 
               
Equity:
               
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 500,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding
           
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 30,000,000 shares authorized; 11,325,000 shares issued and outstanding
    11,325       11,325  
Additional paid-in capital
    15,150,722       14,956,767  
Statutory reserve
    212,739       212,739  
Retained earnings
    40,303,489       34,786,735  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
    (9,988 )     (14,440 )
Total Stockholder’s Equity
    55,668,287       49,953,126  
 
               
Noncontrolling interest
    304,992       309,003  
Total Equity
    55,973,279       50,262,129  
 
               
Total Liabilities and Equity
  67,142,131     59,251,097  

 

JERASH HOLDINGS (US), INC.,
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(UNAUDITED)

 

 
  For the Three Months Ended
December 31,
    For the Nine Months Ended
December 31,
 
 
  2019     2018     2019     2018  
Revenue, net
  25,446,708     18,677,164     78,585,152     70,504,646  
Cost of goods sold
    20,532,888       15,477,534       61,856,272       54,296,244  
Gross Profit
    4,913,820       3,199,630       16,728,880       16,208,402  
 
                               
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    2,590,659       2,173,022       8,134,261       6,250,104  
Stock-based compensation expenses
                193,955       3,399,934  
Total Operating Expenses
    2,590,659       2,173,022       8,328,216       9,650,038  
 
                               
Income from Operations
    2,323,161       1,026,608       8,400,664       6,558,364  
 
                               
Other Income (Expense):
                               
Other Income (expense), net
    5,913       20,885       (3,679 )     19,633  
Total other income (expense), net
    5,913       20,885       (3,679 )     19,633  
 
                               
Net Income before provision for income tax
    2,329,074       1,047,493       8,396,985       6,577,997  
 
                               
Income tax expense (benefit)
    255,805       (578,000 )     1,185,492       1,251,000  
 
                               
Net income
    2,073,269       1,625,493       7,211,493       5,326,997  
 
                               
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest
          721       4,011       746  
 
                               
Net income attributable to Jerash Holdings (US), Inc.’s Common Stockholders
  2,073,269     1,626,214     7,215,504     5,327,743  
 
                               
Net Income
  2,073,269     1,625,493     7,211,493     5,326,997  
Other Comprehensive Income:
                               
 
                               
Foreign currency translation gain
    695       311       4,452       10,091  
 
                               
Total Comprehensive Income
    2,073,964       1,625,804       7,215,945       5,337,088  
Comprehensive loss income attributable to noncontrolling interest
          720             592  
Comprehensive Income Attributable to Jerash Holdings (US), Inc.’s Common Stockholders
  2,073,964     1,626,524     7,215,945     5,337,680  
 
                               
Earnings Per Share Attributable to Common Stockholders:
                               
Basic
  0.18     0.14     0.64     0.48  
Diluted
  0.18     0.14     0.63     0.47  
Weighted Average Number of Shares
                               
Basic
    11,325,000       11,325,000       11,325,000       11,158,600  
Diluted
    11,450,707       11,393,179       11,477,344       11,283,812  

SOURCE: Jerash Holdings (US), Inc.

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