BVI-registered Qiao Xing Universal Telephone, Inc. announced the unaudited operating results for the second quarter of the year, ended June 30, 2008. The company only reports its second quarter operating results because a third party valuation is being conducted for the purposes of accounting for the $70 million convertible notes issued on May 15, 2008 by company’s major subsidiary, Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.
The second quarter operating results of BVI company’s subsidiary represented a large decrease from the same period of 2007, which leads to a drop of operating result in Xing also. Both companies experienced negative impact of the macro-economic recession and slowing down of consumption in Chinese consumer market.
The reported revenue in the second quarter of the year made RMB509.4 million (USD74.3 million) – compared to RMB 1,001.1 million for the second quarter 2007. Sales revenue was mainly contributed by company’s major subsidiary CECT, whose handset shipments represented a decrease of 46.4% compared to 1,055,000 units in the same period of 2007. The decrease was primarily due to lower demand caused by the earthquake in Sichuan and a delay in new product launch.
Gross profit decreased from RMB312.2 million in the second quarter of 2007 to RMB148.7 million in 2008 – mainly because of the decrease of the sale of CECT-branded mobile phone handsets. Selling, general and administrative expenses in the second quarter of 2008 made RMB78.5 million (US$11.4 million) – an increase from RMB75.2 million in 2007, primarily due to airtime costs incurred on the sale of a range of models through the info-commercial arrangement. Income from operations was RMB 70.2 million (USD 10.2 million) in the second quarter of 2008, compared to RMB 237.0 in the same period of 2007.
Qiao Xing reported that, despite the significant decline in mobile phone sales over the period, there was a 50% increase in the indoor phone sales revenue, due to the increase of sales to overseas. For the company’s mobile phone business (COSUN) the whole year growth will be adjusted from 40% to around 15%. A significant increase in company’s indoor phone business is expected, compared to 2007.