XI’AN, China, Sept. 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bon Natural Life Limited (Nasdaq: BON) (“BON” or the “Company”), one of the leading bio-ingredient solutions providers in the natural, health and personal care industries, today announced its half-year financial results for the six months ended March 31, 2023.
1H-2023 Financial Highlights
- Revenue – Total revenues were $14.1 million, representing a 3.4% increase from US$13.7 million for the same period in 2022.
- Income from operation – for the six months ended March 31, 2023 was $2,985,234 increase of $196,875 or 7.1% as compared to $2,788,359 in the same period of 2022.
- Net income attributable to BON Natural Life Limited – for the six months ended March 31, 2023 was $2,119,760 as compared to $2,548,678 in the same period of 2022.
- Earnings per share – Basic earnings per share was $0.24 for the six months ended March 31, 2023 as compared to $0.31 in the same period of 2022. Diluted earnings per share was $0.24 for the six months ended March 31, 2023 as compared to $0.30 in the same period of 2022.
1H-2023 Product Categories Summary: Growth vs. Prior Year
|Revenues increase (decrease)||Gross Profits increase (decrease)|
|Health Supplements (Powder Drinks)||37.2%||21.0%|
|Bioactive Food Ingredients||(5.2%)||20.0%|
Revenues from sales of fragrance compound products decreased by 8.4% to US$6.8 million in the six months ended March 31, 2023 from US$7.4 million for the same period in 2022. The decrease was primarily attributable to a 10.1% decrease in average selling price and a 9.5% negative impact from currency exchange, partially offset by an increase of 1.8% in sales volume.
Gross profit from fragrance compound products increased by 12.3% to US$2.0 million from US$1.8 million for the same period in 2022. The increase was primarily attributable to a 16.6% decrease in cost of products due to our ability to negotiate better price from suppliers and an increase of 1.8% in sales volume, partially offset by a 9.5% negative impact from currency exchange.
Health Supplements (Powder Drinks)
Revenues from sales of health supplement (powder drinks) products increased by 37.2% to US$4.6 million in the six months ended March 31, 2023 from US$3.3 million for the same period in 2022. The increase was primarily attributable to an increase of 50% in sales volume and partially offset by a 9.5% negative impact from currency exchange.
Gross profit from health supplement (powder drinks) products increased by 21.0% to US$1.4 million from US$1.2 million for the same period in 2022. The increase was primarily attributable to the above referenced factors.
Bioactive Food Ingredients
Revenues from sales of bioactive food ingredient products decreased by 5.2% to US$2.8 million in the six months ended March 31, 2023 from US$2.9 million for the same period in 2022. The decrease was primarily attributable to a 7.5% decrease in average price and a 9.5% negative impact from currency exchange, partially offset by a 2.4% increase in sales volume due to strong customer demand and sales effort.
Gross profit from bioactive food ingredient products increased by 20.0% to US$1.3 million from US$1.1 million for the same period in 2022. The increase was mainly due to a 2.4% increase in sales volume and a decrease of 21.7% in cost of products due to the decreased raw materials purchase price, partially offset by a 9.5% negative impact from currency exchange.
General and administrative expenses increased by $467,012, or approximately 46.8%, from $998,943 in the six months ended March 31, 2022, to $1,465,955 in the same period of 2023, mainly attributable to an increase of 44.2% in staff payroll due to the increase in staff headcount, a 234.8% increase in rent expenses and a 42.7% increase in expenses such as professional service and consulting fees and investor relation expenses, etc. as we become a public company since we completed the IPO in July 2021.
Research and development (“R&D”) expenses decreased by $34,680, or approximately 21.1%, from $164,675 in the six months ended March 31, 2022, to $129,995 in the same period of 2023. The decrease was mainly due to a 79.3% decrease in staff payroll and a 34.4% decrease in outsourcing R&D activities to external consulting firms.
Government subsidies received in the form of provincial-level export credit insurance subsidy and unemployment insurance expansion grant totaled $11,916 in the six months ended March 31, 2023.
Net income decreased from $2.5 million in the six months ended March 31, 2022 to $2.1 million in the same period of 2023.
Net cash used in operating activities during the six months ended March 31, 2023 was $2,177,992 compared to net cash used in operating activities of $130,577 in the same period of 2022.
Diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) was $0.24, compared to $0.30 for the same period in 2022.
Investors are encouraged to review the Company’s complete financial statements and related disclosures for additional information. These materials are available at https://www.sec.gov/edgar/browse/?CIK=1816815&owner=exclude
About Bon Natural Life Limited
The Company focuses on the manufacturing of personal care ingredients, such as plant extracted fragrance compounds for perfume and fragrance manufacturers, natural health supplements such as powder drinks and bioactive food ingredient products mostly used as food additives and nutritional supplements by their customers. For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at www.bnlus.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
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. 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 natural, health and personal care market in China and the other international markets the Company plans to serve; reputation and brand; the impact of competition and pricing; government regulations; fluctuations in general economic and business conditions in China and the international markets the Company plans to serve and assumptions underlying or related to any of the foregoing and other risks contained in reports filed by the Company with the SEC. 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 SEC, 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:
Bon Natural Life
Cindy Liu | IR
Email: [email protected]
|BON NATURAL LIFE LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
|March 31, 2023||September 30, 2022|
|Accounts receivable, net||9,260,407||6,784,307|
|Advance to suppliers, net||7,644,920||4,091,990|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||3,967,756||277,509|
|TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS||24,218,729||14,716,787|
|Property, plant and equipment, net||22,135,274||21,624,437|
|Intangible assets, net||373,751||366,167|
|Right-of-use lease assets, net||450,282||546,690|
|Deferred tax assets, net||29,023||2,768|
|LIABILITIES AND EQUITY|
|Current portion of long-term loans||1,934,411||2,135,979|
|Due to related parties||120,203||72,836|
|Accrued expenses and other current liabilities||3,503,550||114,431|
|Finance lease liabilities, current||–||26,285|
|Operating lease liability, current||247,397||230,182|
|TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES||11,461,999||6,647,338|
|Operating lease liability, noncurrent||212,955||327,202|
|COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES|
|Ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value, 500,000,000 shares authorized, 11,146,226 and 8,396,226 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2023 and September 30, 2022, respectively||1,115||840|
|Additional paid in capital||17,946,174||15,711,450|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income||(1,559,550||)||(2,631,171||)|
|TOTAL BON NATURAL LIFE LIMITED SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY||34,988,384||29,562,004|
|TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY||35,501,771||30,092,496|
|TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY||$||47,207,059||$||37,256,849|
|BON NATURAL LIFE LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
|For the six months ended
|COST OF REVENUE||(9,432,619||)||(9,652,453||)|
|General and administrative expenses||(1,465,955||)||(998,943||)|
|Research and development expenses||(129,995||)||(164,675||)|
|Total operating expenses||(1,732,114||)||(1,247,588||)|
|INCOME FROM OPERATIONS||2,985,234||2,788,359|
|OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES)|
|Unrealized foreign transaction exchange loss||8,452||(16,994||)|
|Income from short-term investments||–||12,419|
|Total other income, net||(372,501||)||304,038|
|INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAX PROVISION||2,617,733||3,092,397|
|INCOME TAX PROVISION||(510,077||)||(562,737||)|
|Less: net loss attributable to non-controlling interest||(17,104||)||(19,018||)|
|NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO BON NATURAL LIFE LIMITED||$||2,119,760||$||2,548,678|
|OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME|
|Total foreign currency translation adjustment||1,071,621||485,503|
|TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE INCOME||3,174,277||3,015,163|
|Less: comprehensive loss attributable to non-controlling interest||(17,104||)||(21,314||)|
|COMPREHENSIVE INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO BON NATURAL LIFE LIMITED||$||3,191,381||$||3,036,477|
|EARNINGS PER SHARE|
|WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING|
|BON NATURAL LIFE LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
|For the six months ended
|Cash flows from operating activities|
|Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating activities|
|Allowance for doubtful accounts||–||187|
|Depreciation and amortization||282,888||112,945|
|Deferred income tax||(25,749||)||(28||)|
|Amortization of operating lease right-of-use assets||114,179||33,122|
|Amortization of stock options||35,000||89,820|
|Unrealized foreign currency exchange loss||(8,452||)||16,994|
|Gain on disposal of property and equipment||–||(745||)|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities:|
|Advance to suppliers, net||(3,353,433||)||977,033|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||(3,595,458||)||(38,795||)|
|Operating lease liabilities||(115,170||)||(30,589||)|
|Accrued expenses and other current liabilities||3,335,205||41,452|
|Net cash used in operating activities||(2,177,992||)||(130,577||)|
|Cash flows from investing activities|
|Purchase of short-term investments||–||(3,678,199||)|
|Proceeds upon redemption of short-term investments||–||5,273,186|
|Purchase of property and equipment||(15,131||)||(10,231||)|
|Proceeds from sales of property and equipment||–||1,659|
|Capital expenditures on construction-in-progress||(2,970||)||(3,577,995||)|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(18,101||)||(1,991,580||)|
|Cash flows from financing activities|
|Net proceeds from issuance of Ordinary Shares in initial public offerings||2,200,000||–|
|Proceeds from short-term loans||259,767||1,608,378|
|Proceeds from long-term loans||–||594,864|
|Repayment of short-term loans||(79,165||)||(41,945||)|
|Repayment of long-term loans||(437,412||)||(393,343||)|
|Proceeds from (repayment of) borrowings from related parties||(1,038||)||91,965|
|Principal repayment of capital lease||(27,236||)||(89,465||)|
|Net cash provided by financing activities||1,914,916||1,824,454|
|Effect of changes of foreign exchange rates on cash||(17,412||)||2,915|
|Net decrease in cash||(298,589||)||(294,788||)|
|Cash, beginning of period||840,861||1,903,867|
|Cash, end of period||$||542,272||$||1,609,079|
|Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information|
|Cash paid for interest expense||$||178,557||$||277,764|
|Cash paid for income tax||$||500,251||$||785,853|
|Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing and financing activities|
|Amortization of share-based compensation for initial public offering services||$||35,000||$||89,820|
|Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for operating lease obligations||$||458,181||$||–|