Press Release Source: China World Trade Corporation
China World Trade Corporation Announces Record Second Quarter 2005 Revenue Growth
Monday September 12, 8:30 am ET
Second Quarter 2005 Revenues Up 405% Year over Year
TIANHE, Guangzhou, China, Sept. 12 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ --
China World Trade Corporation (China WTC) (OTC Bulletin Board: CWTD - News)
announced today record second quarter revenue growth and net profit
for the quarter ended June 30, 2005.
- An increase of 405% in operating revenues to $1,697,078 in the second
quarter 2005 compared to $335,569 in operating revenues in the second
quarter of 2004;
- Revenues in the first six months of 2005 increased 465% to $3,610,268,
compared to $639,340 in the first six months of 2004;
- Operating loss for first six months of 2005 decreased to $1,335,633
compared to $2,210,251 in the same period in 2004;
- An increase in net income to $45,637 ($0.01 per diluted share) in the
second quarter 2005 as compared to net loss of $603,133 ($0.03 per
diluted share) in the second quarter of 2004; and
- Cash and cash equivalents totaled $4,280,941 at June 30, 2005, a
significant increase compared to $32, 935 recorded as of June 30, 2004.
John Hui, CEO of China WTC commented, "We are extremely pleased to report
that the Company has completed its first profitable quarter in its history
as a public company. We spent the last year focused on building
a solid foundation so we could execute on our strategic growth initiatives
and show significant progress this year. We delivered on those expectations
and believe that this is just the beginning. Our strategy to build a platform
to provide Chinese companies with a wide and diverse range of consulting
and travel services is gaining momentum. The team has worked hard
and we are excited about reaching this milestone."
Consolidated operating revenue for the three-month period ended
June 30, 2005 was $1,697,000, compared to $336,000
for the same corresponding period in year 2004, an increase of $1,361,000
or 405.1%. The increase was mainly the result of an increase in revenues generated
from our business segments.
Of the $1,697,000 revenue in the three-month period ended June 30, 2005,
approximately $216,000 or 12.7% was generated from providing club related services
by Guangzhou World Trade Center Club and Beijing World Trade Center Club,
$1,091,000 or 64.3% was generated from business travel services resulting
from the acquisition of the New Generation Group, and $325,000 or 19.2%
from business value-added services, and the remaining $65,000 or 3.8%
from other businesses. The acquisition of New Generation
and the continuous development of China WTC's business value-added services
should continue to contribute positively to the Company's operating revenue.
The Company's segmental mix of operating revenues continued to shift since
its acquisition of the travel business and further development of its
business value-added services. China WTC will continue to utilize
the World Trade Center Clubs in various major cities in China to provide
the necessary platform for the continued growth of its businesses.
Consolidated gross profit increased by $624,000 or 358.6% for the three-month period
ended June 30, 2005 over the same corresponding period in year 2004.
The increase was predominantly driven by China WTC's business travel services
and by the Company's business value-added services resulting from providing various
consultancy services to our members.
As a percentage of total operating revenues, the consolidated gross profit margin
of 47.0% for the three-month period ended 2005 decreased from 51.8%
for the same corresponding period in 2004. China WTC's profit margin was driven
by a mix shift from lower margin trading business to higher margin business
travel services. However, the lower profit margin as a percent of operating revenues
for the three-month period ended June 30, 2005 as compared to the same
corresponding period in 2004 was primarily contributed by the negative margin
from the Company's business value-added services. The shift in segmental distribution
was primarily due to the increase in gross profit in the business travel services.
We foresee that this segment mix will continue to change and balance out
in year 2005 upon further development of the business value-added services.
China World Trade Corporation has commenced its operation in the travel business
since the Company's acquisition of New Generation in August 2004.
For the three-month period ended June 30, 2005, New Generation sold a total
of over 310,000 tickets, which translates to a total value of air-ticket fare
of approximately $34.4 million. As compared to the same corresponding period
in year 2004, ticket sold of New Generation increased by 73,000 tickets or 30.8%
from approximately 237,000 tickets with value of air-ticket fare increased
by $7.0 million or 25.5% from $27.4 million.
About China World Trade Corporation
China World Trade Corporation (CWTC) has established its business
in three distinct areas: the club and business centers throughout
major cities in China, business travel-related services, and business
value-added services. The Club and Business Center Division is devoted
to the building of the World Trade brand throughout China via the opening
and operating of business clubs in China's major, positioning the CWTC
to act as a platform to facilitate trade between China and the world markets.
The acquisition of CEO Clubs China Limited ("CEO Clubs") in May 2004
further complements CWTC's offerings by targeting high-level corporate executives
from premier companies. The Business Traveling Services Division, New Generation,
provides CWTC access to the rapidly growing travel-related industry.
New Generation is a pioneer and market leader in the travel agency business
through its strong network of ticketing sales operations throughout Southern China.
The Business Value-Added Services Division focuses on value-added services
of credit cards, merchant-related business services, as well as consultancy services
to CWTC members and clients. Guangdong World Trade Link Information Services Limited
("WTC Link"), a subsidiary of CWTC, manages the Company's co-branded
credit card project and is an active provider of CRM solutions and services in China.
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