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Yongye International's CEO Discusses Second Quarter Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Although the company believes that the expectations in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, there's no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. On the call today, we'll also mentioned adjusted financial measures during the discussion of our performance. Reconciliations of those measures to comparable GAAP information can be found in the second quarter 2012 earnings release that was distributed early this morning.

Any projections as to the company's future performance represent management's estimates as of today, August 9, 2012. Yongye assumes no obligation to update these projections in the future as market conditions change. Having now stated those formalities, I will now turn the call over to Mr. Sam Yu for a review of the company's developments in the second quarter of 2012.

Sam Yu

Thank you, John. Thank you, everyone, for joining us today. Yongye has achieved another successful quarter with excellent growth in shipments of Shengmingsu and the continued strong uptake of our (inaudible) products highlighting the strength of our plan and the strength of our sales and distribution strategy.

We remained focused on expanding our distribution networks and strengthening our penetration in both new and existing markets.

During the second quarter of 2012, we continued expansion of our branded retailers to 32,015 stores covering over (inaudible) regions in China. The majority of newly recruited branded retailers are from Hebei, Shanxi, Jiangsu, and Henan provinces.

I would like to begin by providing an overview of our performance during the second quarter of 2012. Revenue increased 14.8% to $177.6 million from $154.7 million in the second quarter of 2011. Gross profit increased 17.8% year-over-year to $108.1 million. Income from operations increased 3.9% to $53.5 million.

Net income attributable to Yongye increased 4.0% to $41.1 million from $39.5 million for the same period of 2011. Diluted earnings per share stood at $0.74 compared to $0.77 for the same period of 2011.

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