JERSEY CITY, N.J., Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aoxing Pharmaceutical Company, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AXN) ("Aoxing Pharma"), a specialty pharmaceutical company focusing on research, development, manufacturing, and distribution of narcotic, pain-management, and addiction treatment pharmaceuticals, today announced its financial and operational results for the three and six month periods ended December 31, 2012. Complete financial results can be found in the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed by Aoxing Pharma on February 14, 2013.
Revenues for the three and six months ended December 31, 2012 were $3,314,768 and $5,919,531, respectively, representing a 56% and a 62% increase over the revenues realized in the comparable periods of fiscal year 2012. In both periods the increase in revenues led to a 60% increase in gross profit. The increase in revenue was mainly attributable to the increase in sales of our main product, Zhongtongan, which is now being marketed for gynecological and orthopaedic applications in addition to its core pediatric and stomotological market. Sales of Zhongtongan accounted for 93% of sales during the quarter ended December 31, 2012.
Aoxing Pharma completed a $10.2 million financing at the end of September 2012, which allowed it to make some crucial investments in the future of its business. Operating expenses, therefore, were swelled during the second quarter of fiscal 2013 by two categories of targeted investment:
- Research and development ("R&D") expenses were $1,090,104 during the three months ended December 31, 2012 and $1,219,659 during the six month period then ended, in both cases representing a several fold increase over R&D expense in fiscal 2012.
- Selling expenses in the amount of $1,706,202 incurred during the three months ended December 31, 2012 and $2,314,873 during the six months then ended were, in both cases, several fold higher than the selling expenses incurred during fiscal 2012. The increase in selling expenses was attributable to the addition of 90 employees to the sales staff, increases in travel expenses, and the expenses of an expanded advertising and marketing campaign. Recently, Aoxing Pharma signed advertising contracts totaling approximately $3.66 million with four different television stations, covering the period from January 2013 to December 2013.
Primarily as a result of these strategic expenses, Aoxing Pharma recorded losses from operations of $2,352,385 and $2,264,906 for the three and six month periods ended December 31, 2012, compared with losses from operations of $150,860 and $646,817 during the same periods a year earlier. Net losses for the three months ended December 31, 2012 were $3,135,661, and $3,584,176 for the six months ended December 31, 2012.
On December 31, 2012, Aoxing Pharma had $2.7 million in cash on hand and a working capital deficit of $1,409,215, which represented a significant improvement over its working capital deficit of $9,112,842 at June 30, 2012. The improvement occurred because Aoxing Pharma entered into a refinancing agreement with Beijing International Trust Co., Ltd., and replaced short-term loans of approximately $7.1 million with a two-year term loan of approximately $10.2 million.
Zhenjiang Yue, our Chairman and CEO, commented, "The Chinese pharmaceutical market continues to be challenging. I am pleased with Aoxing Pharma's operating results, highlighted by continued growth in product sales, as well as by the faith that our lenders have shown in our business model, which has enabled us to significantly improve our balance sheet."
About Aoxing Pharmaceutical Company, Inc.
Aoxing Pharmaceutical Company, Inc. is a US incorporated specialty pharmaceutical company with its operations in China, specializing in research, development, manufacturing and distribution of a variety of narcotics and pain-management products. Headquartered in Shijiazhuang City, outside Beijing, Aoxing Pharma has the largest and most advanced manufacturing facility in China for highly regulated narcotic medicines. Its facility is one of the few GMP facilities licensed for the manufacture of narcotic medicines by the China State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA). Aoxing Pharma has a joint venture collaboration with Johnson Matthey Plc to produce and market narcotics and neurological drugs in China. For more information, please visit: www.aoxingpharma.com.
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