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Newater Technology, Inc. Announces Year 2017 Audited Financial Results

YANTAI, CHINA / ACCESSWIRE / April 30, 2018 / Newater Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEWA) (”NEWA,” ”we,” ”our” or the ”Company”), a developer, service provider and manufacturer of membrane filtration products and related hardware and engineered systems that are used in the treatment, recycling and discharge of wastewater, today announced its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2017.

The year ended December 31, 2017 Financial Highlights (all comparisons to the year ended December 31, 2016)

  • Revenues increased by 106% from $12.28 million to $25.34 million, which resulted primarily from the increased demand for our projects and services, evidenced by a large increase in our project sales, an increased number of customers and larger scale projects, and service sales.
  • Cost of revenues increased by 121% from $7.74 million to $17.08 million, primarily due to the revenue growth in the same period.
  • Gross profit increased by 82% to $8.26 million in 2017 from $4.54 million in 2016, while the gross profit margin was 33%, compared to 37% for the same period in 2016.
  • Selling, general and administrative expenses (SG&A) increased by 77% from $3.15 million to $5.58 million, however, the percentage of SG&A compared to revenue decreased from 26% to 22%.
  • Operating income increased by 93% from $1.39 million to $2.69 million. Our operating income as a percentage of total revenues was 11% for both 2016 and 2017.
  • Basic earnings per share was $0.26 in 2017 compared to $0.28 in 2016.

Selected Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income Data
in $ million

Year 2017
Year 2016
Change $
change %
Year 2015
Year 2014
Total Revenues
25.34 12.28 13.06 106 % 6.98 1.03
Total Cost of Revenues
17.08 7.74 9.34 121 % 3.76 0.67
Gross profit
8.26 4.54 3.72 82 % 3.21 0.36
Gross profit margin
33 % 37 % 46 % 35 %
SG&A
5.58 3.15 2.43 77 % 1.64 0.36
SG&A %
22 % 26 % 24 % 35 %
Operating income
2.69 1.39 1.29 93 % 1.57 0.00
Operation margin
11 % 11 % 23 % 0 %
Other Expenses (Income)
(0.38) (1.59) 1.21 0.17
Income before tax
3.07 2.98 0.08 3 % 1.40 0
Income tax provision
0.48 0.55 0.45 0.00
Net income
2.59 2.43 0.16 6 % 0.95 (0.00)
Basic Earnings Per share
$ 0.26 $ 0.28 0.12
Basic Weighted average number of common shares outstanding
9,864,479 8,767,738 8,200,000 8,200,000

Mr. Yuebiao Li, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented ”2017 was an important and pivotal year for NEWA. Our company successfully completed its initial public offering and our common shares were listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market. We continued to have robust growth in our revenues and achieved strong operating results. We are excited about 2018, as our membrane technology was successfully selected as one of the advanced technologies to be promoted in China in 2018 by China’s Ministry of Water Resources in its proclamation ”2018 Guide to Promote Advanced Practical Technology.” In addition, Phase I of our new manufacturing complex in Yantai, China, is expected to be completed as scheduled. With our new manufacturing facilities, we expect to increase our production capacity significantly, making it possible to meet the increasing expected demand for our products. In addition, we believe our unwavering commitment to R&D will position NEWA for a long-term growth.”

About Newater Technology, Inc.

Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Yantai, China, Newater, operating its business through its wholly owned subsidiary Jinzheng, specializes in the development, manufacture and sale of DTRO (Disk Tube Reverse Osmosis) and DTNF (Disk Tube Nano-Filtration) membranes for waste water treatment, recycling and discharge. Newater provides integrated technical solutions in engineering support and installation, technical advice and water purification services, and other project-related solutions to turn wastewater into valuable clean water.

The Company’s products can be used across a wide spectrum of industries, including:

– Leachate from landfills
– Wastewater from oil fields
– High acid wastewater
– Power plant waste water
– Wastewater from gas production
– Desalination

More information about the Company can be found at: www.newater.cc.

Notice

Rounding amounts and percentages: Certain amounts and percentages included in this press release have been rounded for ease of presentation. Percentage figures included in this press release have not in all cases been calculated on the basis of such rounded figures, but on the basis of such amounts prior to rounding. For this reason, certain percentage amounts in this press release may vary from those obtained by performing the same calculations using the figures in the financial statements. In addition, certain other amounts that appear in this press release may not sum due to rounding.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements that are other than statements of historical facts. When the Company uses words such as ”may,” ”will,” ”intend,” ”should,” ”believe,” ”expect,” ”anticipate,” ”project,” ”estimate” or similar expressions that do not relate solely to historical matters, it is making forward-looking statements. Specifically, the Company’s statements regarding: 1) its continued growth and business outlook, 2) completion of its manufacturing facility on schedule; and 3) abiltiy to increase its production capacity to meet the anticipated demand for its products are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause the actual results to differ materially from the Company’s expectations discussed in the forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to uncertainties and risks including, but not limited to, the following: the Company’s goals and strategies; the Company’s future business development; product and service demand and acceptance; changes in technology; economic conditions; the growth of the water filtration industry in China; reputation and brand; the impact of competition and pricing; government regulations; fluctuations in general economic and business conditions in China and assumptions underlying or related to any of the foregoing and other risks contained in reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For these reasons, among others, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements in this press release. Additional factors are discussed in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available for review at www.sec.gov. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date hereof.

For more information, please contact:

Company

Zhuo Zhang CFO
NEWATER TECHNOLOGY INC.
Phone: +86 (535) 626-4177
Email: zhuozhang@newater.cc

Investor Relations

Y. Tracy Tang CFA, CPA
SINO-AMERICAN INVESTOR ADVISORY
Phone: +1 (646) 485-1040
Email: Tracy.tang@sino-UsInvestors.com

NEWATER TECHNOLOGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

December 31,
December 31,
2017
2016
ASSETS
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents
$
3,118,080
$
1,484,762
Restricted cash, current
6,753,685
1,439,926
Accounts receivable, net
6,050,495
2,637,236
Accounts receivable from related party, net
1,060,977
Notes receivable
68,108
Inventories
10,279,397
4,840,234
Deferred cost of revenue
2,547,580
Advances to suppliers and other current assets, net
2,885,510
2,528,411
Due from related parties
3,563
Total current assets
31,634,747
14,063,217
Restricted cash, non-current
500,000
Property, plant and equipment, net
10,449,466
1,199,611
Land use rights, net
2,243,183
2,143,002
Deferred tax assets
518,251
181,003
Other non-current assets
4,591
Total assets
$
45,345,647
$
17,591,424
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities
Accounts payable and bank acceptance notes to vendors
$
4,903,058
$
1,844,077
Loans due within one year
9,020,697
2,879,853
Due to related parties
714,999
Deferred income
25,919
Advances from customers
1,408,208
833,742
Income tax payables
501,921
329,212
Accrued expenses and other payables
8,509,425
210,400
Total current liabilities
24,343,309
6,838,202
Long term loans
11,050
Total liabilities
24,354,359
6,838,202
Shareholders’ equity
Common shares ($0.001 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized, 10,809,000 and 9,199,000 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively)
10,809
9,199
Additional paid-in capital
15,059,181
7,949,466
Statutory reserves
705,698
382,802
Retained earnings
5,228,733
2,960,698
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(13,133)
(548,943)
Total shareholders’ equity
20,991,288
10,753,222
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity
$
45,345,647
$
17,591,424

NEWATER TECHNOLOGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

For the Years Ended December 31,
2017
2016
2015
Net revenues
$
25,339,497
$
11,985,055
$
3,318,833
Net revenues from related parties
294,666
3,659,421
Total revenues
25,339,497
12,279,721
6,978,254
Cost of revenues
17,077,129
7,182,081
778,903
Cost of revenues from related party
556,692
2,984,968
Total cost of revenues
17,077,129
7,738,773
3,763,871
Gross profit
8,262,368
4,540,948
3,214,383
Operating expenses:
Selling, general and administrative
5,575,086
3,146,521
1,643,313
Total operating expenses
5,575,086
3,146,521
1,643,313
Income from operations
2,687,282
1,394,427
1,571,070
Interest expense
242,707
155,553
164,613
Interest income
(112,592)
(5,091)
(2,612)
Government grants
(513,538)
(1,750,726)
Other expenses
3,956
12,534
10,642
Total other expense (income)
(379,467)
(1,587,730)
172,643
Income before income tax provisions
3,066,749
2,982,157
1,398,427
Income tax provisions
475,818
548,437
452,850
Net income
$
2,590,931
$
2,433,720
$
945,577
Other comprehensive income (loss)
Foreign currency translation adjustment
535,810
(383,947)
(166,349)
Total comprehensive income
$
3,126,741
$
2,049,773
$
779,228
Earnings per common share
Basic
$
0.26
$
0.28
$
0.12
Diluted
$
0.26
$
0.28
$
0.10
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding
Basic
9,864,479
8,767,738
8,200,000
Diluted
9,864,479
8,767,738
9,160,087

NEWATER TECHNOLOGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Number of Shares
Common Shares
Additional Paid-in Capital
Retained Earnings (Deficit)
Statutory Reserves
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
Total Shareholders’ Equity
Balance, January 1, 2015
8,200,000
$
8,200
$
787,151
$
(35,797)
$
$
1,353
$
760,907
Net income
945,577
945,577
Capital contribution from owners
2,212,796
2,212,796
Statutory reserves
(92,995)
92,995
Foreign currency translation adjustment
(166,349)
(166,349)
Balance, December 31, 2015
8,200,000
8,200
2,999,947
816,785
92,995
(164,996)
3,752,931
Net income
2,433,720
2,433,720
Capital contribution from owners
198,917
198,917
Statutory reserves
(289,807)
289,807
Issuance of common shares for debt conversion
999,000
999
3,846,001
3,847,000
Issuance of common shares for cash
5,323,026
5,323,026
Capital distribution in connection with acquisition of a subsidiary
(4,418,425)
(4,418,425)
Foreign currency translation adjustment
(383,947)
(383,947)
Balance, December 31, 2016
9,199,000
9,199
7,949,466
2,960,698
382,802
(548,943)
10,753,222
Net income
2,590,931
2,590,931
Statutory reserves
(322,896)
322,896
Issuance of common shares for cash
1,610,000
1,610
7,109,715
7,111,325
Foreign currency translation adjustment
535,810
535,810
Balance, December 31, 2017
10,809,000
$
10,809
$
15,059,181
$
5,228,733
$
705,698
$
(13,133)
$
20,991,288

NEWATER TECHNOLOGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

For the Years Ended December 31,
2017
2016
2015
Cash flows from operating activities
Net income
$
2,590,931
$
2,433,720
$
945,577
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization expense
233,493
187,662
86,396
Bad debt expense
229,707
76,459
39,173
Deferred income taxes
(312,997)
(82,162)
(106,401)
Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment
6,199
Gain on disposal of subsidiary
(789)
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable
(3,345,269)
(1,410,115)
(1,411,777)
Accounts receivable from related parties
1,090,465
3,645,922
(3,754,977)
Notes receivable
70,000
(56,139)
64,218
Inventories
(4,923,400)
(2,743,853)
(1,890,918)
Deferred cost of revenue
(2,453,097)
Advances to suppliers and other current assets
(412,955)
(2,289,933)
(540,737)
Advances to supplier – related party
793,106
Due from related parties
703
75,469
(1,023)
Other non-current assets
4,719
22,857
132,971
Accounts payable and bank acceptance notes to vendors
2,825,887
1,079,258
582,555
Accounts payable to related party
(2,140,504)
1,159,416
Deferred income
(26,639)
(30,102)
61,007
Advances from customers
499,067
425,736
(42,227)
Due to related parties
5,102
(28,257)
(68,302)
Income tax payables
144,944
(181,386)
550,163
Accrued expenses and other payables
589,638
352,502
437,151
Net cash used in operating activities
(3,189,701)
(663,655)
(2,958,430)
Cash flows from investing activities
Purchase of land use rights
(2,261,745)
Purchase of property, plant and equipment
(1,482,360)
(66,641)
(1,218,404)
Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment
9,296
Advances to third parties
(1,236,490)
(301,019)
(40,136)
Repayments from third parties
1,236,490
338,646
Advances to related parties
(239,467)
(353,767)
Repayments from related parties
2,960
473,320
20,871
Net change in restricted cash
(5,712,407)
(922,380)
(621,567)
Cash received in connection with disposal of subsidiary
(1,209)
Net cash used in investing activities
(7,191,807)
(2,980,495)
(2,203,707)
Cash flows from financing activities
Proceeds from issuances of common shares
7,111,325
5,323,026
Capital contribution from shareholders
198,917
2,212,796
Capital distribution in connection with acquisition of a subsidiary
(4,418,4250)
Borrowings from related parties
2,558,661
478,969
Repayment to related parties
(739,973)
(1,982,733)
(799,590)
Proceeds from loans due within one year
8,805,683
11,613,289
4,013,614
Repayment of loans
(3,283,830)
(8,142,563)
(642,178)
Net cash provided by financing activities
11,893,205
5,150,172
5,263,611
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
121,621
(156,412)
(3,080)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents
1,633,318
1,349,610
98,394
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the year
1,484,762
135,152
36,758
Cash and cash equivalents, end of the year
$
3,118,080
$
1,484,762
$
135,152
Supplemental cash flow information
Cash paid for interest
$
244,753
$
307,797
$
8,354
Cash paid for income taxes
$
656,602
$
812,637
$
9,088
Non-cash investing and financing activities:
Stock issued for debt conversion
$
$
3,847,000
$
Properties acquired with loans
$
206,000
$
$
Liabilities assumed in connection with purchase of property, plant and equipment
$
7,445,478
$
$

SOURCE: Newater Technology, Inc.

Workers Day Message from Parliament’s Presiding Officers

Parliament� Millions of workers across the world will today pay tribute to the gallant struggles of the glorious and toiling masses of workers against an oppressive labour system – and celebrate milestones of victories in the continuous journey for the improvement of their working conditions.

In South Africa, the battle for better and improved rights in the workplace, which were intertwined with the struggle for social justice, freedom and democracy, has come a long way. Great strides have been made since 1994 to transform the labour legislative landscape to eliminate restrictive and oppressive labour laws to ensure progressive laws that guarantees inalienable rights such as freedom of association, collective bargaining, right to strike and workplace freedom.

While we recognise these strides in the last 24 years, the Presiding Officers of Parliament acknowledge that more still needs to be done to ensure that South Africa’s working class truly enjoy the fruits of our maturing democracy whose anniversary our nation celebrated few days ago. South African are obliged by our political history to work together, united in their diversity, to build a better country; to build an economy that takes care of its people by absorbing more people into the labour market, guaranteeing their job security, decent wages and labour rights. The objectives and goals of the Freedom Charter and the National Development Plan, of a truly non-racial, non-sexist and prosperous nation, requires united efforts towards their fulfilment.

Parliament continues to improve the legislative landscape to consolidate workers’ victories and rights.

As we commemorate May Day during the year in which we mark the 100 birthday of the founding president of our democratic South Africa Nelson Mandela, Parliament is amending two existing legislations while also introducing two more to ensure that the laws governing the employer and employee relations in South Africa further bolster the successes that we have achieved since the advent of democracy in 1994.

The new National Minimum Wage Bill, introduced by the Minister of Labour in November last year � aims to provide for the national minimum wage and the establishment of the National Minimum Wage Commission with clear functions and composition. Once passed into a law, it will advance economic development and social justice by improving the wages of lowest paid workers, protecting them from unreasonably low wages and promoting collecting bargaining and supporting economic policy. It will ensure that the pervasive and entrenched exploitation of workers in various sectors of the economy is put to a stop.

The other new Bill, the Labour Laws Amendment Bill, is a Private Member’s Bill that was drafted in line with the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) policy on family values. It deals with parental leave and also provides for adoption and surrogacy leave, and it is drafted to ensure harmony with the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) and to ensure the provisions contained in the Bill pass Constitutional muster.

The two Acts that are being amended are the BCEA and the Labour Relations Act (LRA). The amendments to the BCEA seeks to repeal the provisions dealing with sectoral determinations and the Employment Conditions Commission and provide for daily wage payments applicable to certain employees, amongst others. Proposed amendments to the LRA includes, amongst others, amending section 32 of the Act to provide for the process and criteria for the extension of bargaining agreements to non-parties by the Minister of Labour.

In processing these laws, Parliament is clearly putting to expression its commitment to Learning from Madiba � its theme for this year – by passing laws that aim to unlock bottlenecks and tackle the triple challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment consistent with the aspiration of those who fought for our democracy.

Source: Parliament of the Republic of South Africa

Workers make South Africa a better place

In marking this year’s May Day rally, President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday paid tribute to South Africa’s workers, thanking them for making the country what it is today.

In the end, you are the people who make South Africa work, you are the people who make South Africa move and you make SA move forward. We say to you that we respect and love you, said President Ramaphosa.

He was speaking at the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) main Worker’s Day rally at the Isaac Wolfson Stadium in Port Elizabeth. The President said the entire nation needed to be grateful to workers as it is them who built the country to be what it is.

He said the progress the country had made over the decades was through the labour of workers.

This is the day when all of us in South Africa take off our hats to you as workers and say thank you for all the work that you do for this nation, the President said. He added that the day, which is commemorated annually around the world, has great significance for South Africa.

President Ramaphosa once again defended the national minimum wage, to be introduced in the next few months, saying this will be another new victory for workers.

This is a victory for the workers of our country, no matter what other people may say, he said.

Last month, the Department of Labour said the national minimum wage Bill and supporting Basic Conditions of Employment and Labour Relations Bills are currently before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Labour, for consideration.

The national minimum wage is meant to improve the lives of the workers in South Africa, according to the department.

The department said more than six million workers are expected to benefit from the minimum wage when it is introduced. It proposes, among other things, that the minimum wage level be set at R20 per hour and be reviewed annually.

On Tuesday, President Ramaphosa noted that out of 16 million working South Africans, 6.6 million in several industries earn less than R20 an hour or less than R3000 a month.

He said that the proposed minimum wage is however, not a living wage.

A living wage is much higher than this R20 an hour but we said we need to form a foundation. The struggle for a living wage must continue but we must start somewhere to lift the 6.6 million so that we move towards a living wage, he said.

President Ramaphosa also reminded workers that their right to strike is protected but that they should do so in a dignified manner.

He urged protesting workers and society to protest in a peaceful manner that does not degenerate to destroying infrastructure in the process.

Even when we protest, let us not damage assets that belong to all of us. When we protest let us do it in a dignified manner, he said.

Source: South African Government News Agency