SINGAPORE, November 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — China Yuchai International Limited (NYSE: CYD) (“China Yuchai” or the “Company”), a leading automotive manufacturer and distributor of engines in China through its main operating subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited (“GYMCL”), announced today its unaudited consolidated financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2014.

Financial Highlights for the Third Quarter of 2014

  • Net revenue was RMB 3.75 billion (US$ 609.9 million ) compared with RMB 3.70 billion in the third quarter of 2013;
  • Gross profit was RMB 715.7 million (US$ 116.3 million), with a gross margin of 19.1% compared with RMB 740.4 million and a gross margin of 20.0% in the third quarter of 2013;
  • Operating profit decreased 10.0% to RMB 227.6 million (US$ 37.0 million) compared with RMB 252.8 million in the same quarter a year ago;
  • Net earnings attributable to China Yuchai’s shareholders increased to RMB 143.8 million (US$ 23.4 million) from RMB 106.5 million;
  • Earnings per share were RMB 3.77 (US$ 0.61) compared with RMB 2.86 in the third quarter of 2013;
  • Total number of engines sold was 111,023 units compared with 118,282 units in the third quarter of 2013.

Net revenue for the third quarter of 2014 was RMB 3.75 billion (US$ 609.9 million) compared with RMB 3.70 billion in the third quarter of 2013.

The total number of engines sold during the third quarter of 2014 was 111,023 units compared with 118,282 units in the same quarter a year ago, representing a decrease of 6.1%, which compared favorably with the industry decline of 19.4% in unit sales of commercial vehicles (excluding gasoline-powered vehicles) in the third quarter of 2014, as reported by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (“CAAM”).

Gross profit was RMB 715.7 million (US$ 116.3 million) compared with RMB 740.4 million in the same quarter of 2013. Gross margin was 19.1% in the third quarter of 2014 compared with 20.0% in the same quarter last year.

Other operating income was RMB 39.6 million (US$ 6.4 million), an increase of RMB 10.7 million from RMB 28.9 million in the same quarter last year.

Research and development (“R&D”) expenses were RMB 134.9 million (US$ 21.9 million) compared with RMB 111.6 million in the same quarter of 2013, an increase of 20.9%. As a percentage of net revenue, R&D spending was 3.6% compared with 3.0% in the same quarter of 2013. The increase in R&D percentage was mainly due to higher development and testing costs as new engines were introduced to the market.

Selling, general & administrative (“SG&A”) expenses of RMB 392.7 million (US$ 63.8 million), declined from RMB 404.9 million in the third quarter last year, a decrease of RMB 12.2 million or 3.0%. SG&A expenses represented 10.5% of net revenue compared with 10.9% in the third quarter of 2013. The decline in the SG&A percentage was mainly due to lower warranty and travelling expenses.

Operating profit decreased by 10.0% to RMB 227.6 million (US$ 37.0 million) from RMB 252.8 million in the third quarter of 2013. The decrease of RMB 25.2 million was mainly due to lower gross profit and higher R&D expenses. The operating margin was 6.1% compared with 6.8% in the third quarter of 2013.

Finance costs decreased by 16.0% to RMB 51.7 million (US$ 8.4 million) from RMB 61.6 million in the same quarter last year. Lower finance costs mainly resulted from less bills discounting and lower interest costs from the issuance of three-year, medium-term notes amounting to RMB 1 billion in May 2013 at a fixed annual interest rate of 4.69%.

The share of joint ventures was a loss of RMB 2.9 million (US$ 0.5 million), compared with a loss of RMB 7.2 million in the same quarter last year.

The gains arising from acquisitions in the third quarter of 2014 were RMB 95.2 million (US$ 15.5 million). This was due to GYMCL increasing its shareholding interest in Yuchai Remanufacturing Services (Suzhou) Co., Ltd from 51% to 100% which resulted in a fair value gain and negative goodwill of RMB 64.8 million. The remaining gain was due to HL Global Enterprises Ltd increasing its shareholding interest in a hotel property from 45% to 100%. It is to be noted that these are preliminary assessments.

In the third quarter of 2014, total net profit attributable to China Yuchai’s shareholders was RMB 143.8 million (US$ 23.4 million), or earnings per share of RMB 3.77 (US$ 0.61), compared with RMB 106.5 million, or earnings per share of RMB 2.86 in the same quarter in 2013.

Earnings per share in the third quarter 2014 was based on a weighted average of 38,135,182 shares compared with earnings per share in the third quarter 2013 which was based on a weighted average of 37,267,673 shares.

Financial Highlights for the Nine Months ended September 30, 2014

  • Net revenue increased 6.9% to RMB 12.5 billion (US$ 2.0 billion) compared with RMB 11.7 billion a year ago;
  • Gross profit increased to RMB 2.3 billion (US$ 377.2 million), or a gross margin of 18.5%, compared with RMB 2.3 billion, or a 19.5% margin a year ago;
  • Operating profit decreased to RMB 901.5 million (US$ 146.5 million) compared with RMB 925.4 million a year ago;
  • Earnings per share were RMB 13.02 (US$ 2.12) compared with RMB 11.98 a year ago;
  • Total number of engines sold was 390,731 units compared with 390,173 units a year ago.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2014, net revenue was RMB 12.5 billion (US$ 2.0 billion) compared with RMB 11.7 billion in the same period last year. The increase in net sales was RMB 803.0 million, or 6.9%, as compared with the same period in 2013.

The total number of engines sold by GYMCL during the first nine months of 2014 was 390,731 units compared with 390,173 units in the same period last year. This slight increase compared favorably with the industry decline of 9.5% in unit sales of commercial vehicles (excluding gasoline-powered vehicles) for the nine months of 2014, as reported by CAAM. Higher engine sales were mainly attributable to increased sales to the agriculture market.

Gross profit was RMB 2.3 billion (US$ 377.2 million) similar to the same period last year. Gross profit margin remained at 18.5% compared with 19.5% for the first nine months of 2013. The decline was mainly attributable to the change in sales mix to higher engine sales for agriculture applications, and a more competitive commercial vehicle market.

Other operating income was RMB 81.1 million (US$ 13.2 million), a decrease of RMB 5.3 million from RMB 86.4 million in the same period last year.

Research and development (“R&D”) expenses were RMB 362.0 million (US$ 58.8 million) compared with RMB 322.3 million in the same period in 2013, an increase of 12.3%. As a percentage of net revenue, R&D spending was 2.9% compared with 2.8% in the first nine months of 2013. R&D expenses increased mainly due to the ongoing research and development of new and existing engine products as well as continued initiatives to improve engine quality.

Selling, general & administrative (“SG&A”) expenses were RMB 1.14 billion (US$ 185.0 million) which was similar to RMB 1.13 billion in the same period last year. SG&A expenses represented 9.1% of net revenue for the first nine months of 2014, compared with 9.6% in the same period last year. The decline in the SG&A percentage was mainly due to lower advertising and promotion expenditures and travelling expenditures, which was offset by higher warranty expenses.

Operating profit decreased to RMB 901.5 million (US$ 146.5 million) from RMB 925.4 million in the same period last year. The decrease of RMB 23.9 million was mainly due to an increase in R&D expenses and SG&A expenses, offset by higher gross profit. The operating margin was 7.2% compared with 7.9% in the same period last year.

Finance costs declined to RMB 120.2 million (US$ 19.5 million) from RMB 135.4 million in the same period last year, a decrease of RMB 15.2 million or 11.2%. The decline in finance costs was mainly due to lower interest costs from the outstanding short-term and medium-term notes and less bills discounting in the first nine months of 2014, as compared with the same period in 2013.

The share of joint ventures was a loss of RMB 27.1 million (US$ 4.4 million), a reduction in loss of RMB 5.8 million compared with a loss of RMB 32.9 million in the same period in 2013.

The gains arising from acquisitions were RMB 95.2 million (US$ 15.5 million). These gains were recorded in the third quarter of 2014.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2014, total net profit attributable to China Yuchai’s shareholders was RMB 489.1 million (US$ 79.5 million), or earnings per share of RMB 13.02 (US$ 2.12), compared with RMB 446.3 million, or earnings per share of RMB 11.98 in the same period last year.

Earnings per share for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 was based on a weighted average of 37,560,020 shares compared with earnings per share for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 which were based on a weighted average of 37,267,673 shares.

Balance Sheet Highlights as at September 30, 2014

  • Cash and bank balances were RMB 2.9 billion (US$ 467.3 million) compared with RMB 3.6 billion as at December 31, 2013.
  • Short- and long-term borrowings were RMB 2.7 billion (US$ 437.7 million) compared with RMB 2.3 billion at the end of 2013.
  • Net inventory was RMB 2.1 billion (US$ 341.3 million) compared with RMB 2.3 billion at the end of 2013.

Mr. Weng Ming Hoh, President of China Yuchai, commented, “We are pleased to have achieved higher revenues as our strategy of supplying advanced engines to multiple markets enabled us to counteract volatility across different segments. Higher sales to the agriculture, bus and natural gas engine markets in the third quarter mitigated headwinds in other market segments. Our ability to develop engines with increased performance and industry-leading engine emissions enhanced our customer relationships in the large Chinese engine market.”

Mr. Kok Ho Leong, Chief Financial Officer of China Yuchai, stated, “The strength of our balance sheet and cash position helped us to weather the changing economic environment in China. We also benefited from the issuance of three-year, medium-term notes in 2013 at a low interest rate of 4.69%. As a result of our performance in 2013, we rewarded our shareholders with a dividend of US$1.20 per share which was made wholly in cash or in new shares at the election of our shareholders.”

Exchange Rate Information

The Company’s functional currency is the U.S. dollar and its reporting currency is Renminbi. The translation of amounts from Renminbi to U.S. dollars is solely for the convenience of the reader. Translation of amounts from Renminbi to U.S. dollars has been made at the rate of RMB 6.1525 = US$ 1.00, the rate quoted by the People’s Bank of China at the close of business on September 30, 2014. No representation is made that the Renminbi amounts could have been, or could be, converted into U.S. dollars at that rate or at any other certain rate on September 30, 2014 or at any other date.

Third Quarter 2014 Conference Call

A conference call and audio webcast for the investment community has been scheduled for 8:00 A.M. Eastern Standard Time on November 11, 2014. The call will be hosted by Mr. Weng Ming HOH, President, and Mr. Kok Ho LEONG, Chief Financial Officer of China Yuchai. They will present on and discuss the financial results and business outlook of the Company followed with a Q&A session.

Analysts and institutional investors may participate in the conference call by dialing +1-866-519-4004 (United States), 800-906-601 (Hong Kong), 400-620-8038 (China) or +656-723-9381 (International), Conference Code: 22946148, approximately five to ten minutes before the call start time.

For all other interested parties, a simultaneous webcast can be accessed at the investor relations section of the Company’s website located at http://www.cyilimited.com. Participants are requested to log into the webcast at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. The recorded webcast will be available on the website shortly after the earnings call.

About China Yuchai International

China Yuchai International Limited, through its subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited (“GYMCL”), engages in the manufacture, assembly, and sale of a wide variety of light-, medium- and heavy-duty engines for trucks, buses, passenger vehicles, construction equipment, marine and agriculture applications in China. GYMCL also produces diesel power generators. The engines produced by GYMCL range from diesel to natural gas and hybrid engines. Through its regional sales offices and authorized customer service centers, the Company distributes its engines directly to auto OEMs and retailers and provides maintenance and retrofitting services throughout China. Founded in 1951, GYMCL has established a reputable brand name, strong research and development team and significant market share in China with high-quality products and reliable after-sales support. In 2013, GYMCL sold 500,756 engines and is recognized as a leading manufacturer and distributor of engines in China. For more information, please visit http://www.cyilimited.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

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CHINA YUCHAI INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS

For the quarters ended September 30, 2014 and 2013

(RMB and US$ amounts expressed in thousands, except per share data)

September 30, 2014

September 30, 2013

RMB ‘000

US$ ‘000

RMB ‘000

US$ ‘000

Revenue

3,752,189

609,864

3,701,224

601,580

Cost of goods sold

(3,036,483)

(493,536)

(2,960,839)

(481,242)

Gross profit

715,706

116,328

740,385

120,338

Other operating income

39,575

6,432

28,910

4,699

Research and development costs

(134,939)

(21,932)

(111,613)

(18,141)

Selling, distribution and administrative costs

(392,726)

(63,832)

(404,905)

(65,811)

Operating profit

227,616

36,996

252,777

41,085

Finance costs

(51,729)

(8,408)

(61,568)

(10,007)

Share of (loss) / profit of associates

(3)

102

17

Share of loss of joint ventures

(2,929)

(476)

(7,154)

(1,163)

Gains arising from acquisitions

95,192

15,472

Profit before tax

268,147

43,584

184,157

29,932

Income tax expense

(38,068)

(6,187)

(37,178)

(6,043)

Profit for the period

230,079

37,397

146,979

23,889

Attributable to:

Equity holders of the parent

143,785

23,370

106,518

17,313

Non-controlling interests

86,294

14,027

40,461

6,576

230,079

37,397

146,979

23,889

Net earnings per common share:

Basic

3.77

0.61

2.86

0.46

Diluted

3.77

0.61

2.86

0.46

Unit sales

111,023

118,282

CHINA YUCHAI INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS

For the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013

(RMB and US$ amounts expressed in thousands, except per share data)

September 30, 2014

September 30, 2013

RMB ‘000

US$ ‘000

RMB ‘000

US$ ‘000

Revenue

12,515,247

2,034,173

11,712,258

1,903,658

Cost of goods sold

(10,194,350)

(1,656,944)

(9,423,938)

(1,531,725)

Gross profit

2,320,897

377,229

2,288,320

371,933

Other operating income

81,106

13,183

86,416

14,046

Research and development costs

(362,041)

(58,845)

(322,346)

(52,393)

Selling, distribution and administrative costs

(1,138,451)

(185,039)

(1,126,944)

(183,168)

Operating profit

901,511

146,528

925,446

150,418

Finance costs

(120,185)

(19,534)

(135,359)

(22,001)

Share of profit of associates

152

25

208

34

Share of loss of joint ventures

(27,120)

(4,408)

(32,901)

(5,348)

Gains arising from acquisitions

95,192

15,472

Profit before tax

849,550

138,083

757,394

123,103

Income tax expense

(152,429)

(24,775)

(147,824)

(24,027)

Profit for the period

697,121

113,308

609,570

99,076

Attributable to:

Equity holders of the parent

489,110

79,499

446,302

72,539

Non-controlling interests

208,011

33,809

163,268

26,537

697,121

113,308

609,570

99,076

Net earnings per common share:

Basic

13.02

2.12

11.98

1.95

Diluted

13.02

2.12

11.98

1.95

Unit sales

390,731

390,173

CHINA YUCHAI INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

SELECTED UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET ITEMS

(RMB and US$ amounts expressed in thousands)

As of September 30, 2014

(Unaudited)

As of December 31, 2013

(Audited)

RMB ‘000

US$ ‘000

RMB ‘000

Cash and bank balances

2,875,073

467,302

3,561,848

Trade and bills receivables

8,578,240

1,394,269

7,437,948

Inventories

2,099,920

341,312

2,334,052

Trade and bills payables

4,907,361

797,621

5,085,349

Short-term and long-term interest bearing loans and borrowings

2,692,952

437,700

2,259,377

Equity attributable to equity holders of the parent

6,736,958

1,094,995

6,391,573

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