WUXI, China, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cleantech Solutions International, Inc. ("Cleantech Solutions" or "the Company") (CLNT), a manufacturer of metal components and assemblies used in various clean technology and manufacturing industries and textile dyeing and finishing machines, today announced that on May 2, 2014, Cleantech Solutions' Chairman and CEO Mr. Jianhua Wu, on his behalf and on behalf of his wife, Lihua Tang, advanced RMB10,000,000 (approximately $1,623,693) to the Company for the purpose of providing funding for expansion of the Company's dyeing machine business. On June 2, 2014, the Company entered into a stock purchase agreement with Mr. Wu and Ms. Tang, pursuant to which the Company sold a total of 290,984 shares to Mr. Wu and Ms. Tang for $5.58 per share, which represents the highest closing price of the Company's stock during the period from the date of Mr. Wu's advance and June 2, 2014, when the stock purchase was approved by the independent members of the Company's Board of Directors. The total purchase price, which was paid in RMB, was equivalent to $1,623,693. "This investment in Cleantech Solutions reflects my commitment to the Company and enthusiasm for its future. We believe that the Chinese government's announced aggressive stance on pollution control is encouraging textile manufacturers to upgrade their equipment to more environmentally friendly models. We continue to see strong order flow for our low emission airflow dyeing machines and are expanding capacity to meet the anticipated demand." The Company did not engage a placement agent or a finder with respect to this transaction. The shares are restricted securities. About Cleantech Solutions International Cleantech Solutions is a manufacturer of metal components and assemblies, primarily used in clean technology and other industries. The Company supplies forging products, fabricated products and machining services to a range of clean technology customers and supplies dyeing and finishing equipment to the textile industry. The Company's website is www.cleantechsolutionsinternational.com. Any information on the Company's website or any other website is not a part of this press release. Safe Harbor Statement
Cleantech Solutions (CLNT) soared Monday after the metal components manufacturer reported its fourth-quarter results. Revenue increased 29.4% year over year to $22.8 million from $17.6 million mostly due to sales of the company's dyeing and finishing equipment thanks to the demand for Cleantech's low-emission airflow dyeing machines. Net income increased to $2.1 million, or 60 cents per basic and diluted share, from $0.5 million, or 17 cents per basic and diluted share, in the same period one year earlier. Operating expenses decreased 10.7% year over year to $3.1 million from $3.5 million, while operating income increased to $2.8 million from $0.7 million. Operating margin was 12.2% compared to 4.1% in the same period one year earlier. Adjusted EBIDTA rose year over year to $7.3 million from $4.8 million.