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Greenland Technologies Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Unaudited Financial Results

28 March 2022
  • 48% Increase in FY21 Revenue to $98.8 Million Compared to FY20
  • 14% Increase in FY21 Net Income to $7.3 Million Compared to FY20
  • Cash Balance Nearly Doubles to $17.8 Million
  • Company Expects Continued Growth in 2022 as Production Ramps

Greenland Technologies Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: GTEC) ("Greenland" or the "Company"), a technology developer and manufacturer of electric industrial vehicles and drivetrain systems for material handling machineries and vehicles, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2021.

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Full Year 2021 Financial and Operating Highlights

  • Total revenues were $98.8 million, an increase of 48% from $66.9 million in 2020.
  • Gross margin was 19.8%, an increase of 70 basis points year over year.
  • Net Income was $7.3 million, an increase of 14% from $6.4 million in 2020.
  • Number of transmission products sold was 141,431 units, an increase of 30% compared with 108,913 units in 2020.

Mr. Raymond Wang, Chief Executive Officer of Greenland Technologies Holding Corporation, commented, "This was a record year for Greenland as our team drove 48% growth in full year 2021 revenue compared to last year, while expanding our gross margin another 70 basis points to 19.8%. We introduced a series of popular new electric industrial vehicle models, expanded our new vehicle pipeline to reach additional categories in the industrial market and made major progress on our manufacturing strategy."

Mr. Wang added, "Our long-term vision remains for Greenland to be the global standard for electric industrial vehicles, which we believe deliver superior performance and a faster return on investment than traditional industrial vehicles. To that end, we recently announced a new distribution agreement with a minimum potential market value of $5 million to $8.4 million; and we announced new strategic partnerships for lithium battery solutions and autonomous vehicle technology. As a result, while we are pleased with our continued success and progress, we are even more excited about the Company's future, as we leverage our advantaged market position to capture an increased share of the growth opportunities in front of us."

Mr. Jing Jin, Chief Financial Officer of Greenland, commented: "We continued to drive record revenue growth and gross margin expansion led by higher transmission sales, while increasing investments in our infrastructure to support the next phase of our growth. Costs have increased in nearly all areas from materials to shipping, which we were able to partially mitigate through prior agreements we had in place but this remains a near-term headwind. Importantly, we continued to add to our revenue generating headcount, with sales and marketing hires, while also more than doubling our investment in R&D in support of our expanded product roadmap. Despite the significant increase in investment, operating expense as a percentage of total revenues increased only 2.3 percentage points from the prior year to 11.5% for the full year 2021. Finally, we took the opportunity in 2021 to fortify our balance sheet, giving us added flexibility as we move forward with the next phase of Greenland's growth."

Recent Developments and Strategic Highlights:

  • Major U.S. Manufacturing Expansion: Greenland formally selected Maryland as the site for the next phase of the Company's major U.S. manufacturing expansion. Maryland's Governor Larry Hogan, noted, "As we continue to invest in new products and technologies, Greenland's vision and growth in electric industrial vehicles will fit in well with our state's innovation ecosystem."
  • $5 million to $8.4 Million Minimum Potential Agreement: Greenland announced a new distribution agreement with a minimum potential market value of $5 million to $8.4 million to sell electric vehicles in Morocco. The agreement includes both fixed and adjustable minimum purchase requirements across a multi-year term to accommodate Greenland's expanding electric industrial vehicle product line.
  • Launch of GEX-8000 Electric Industrial Excavator: Greenland launched its latest innovative industrial vehicle, the GEX-8000 Industrial Electric Excavator, marking another major expansion in the Company's product roadmap. The GEX-8000 Industrial Electric Excavator is powered by a 141 kWh lithium battery that boasts a rapid 2 hour charge time with 9 hours of operating time per charge. With an 8.0 ton rated load, the powerful yet zero operating emissions GEX-8000 is positioned to help further modernize the global industrial equipment market.
  • Launch of GEL-1800 Electric Wheeled Front Loader: Greenland's new GEL-1800 Electric Loader is powered by an environmentally-friendly 141 KWh lithium battery. The zero operating emissions GEL-1800 boasts a rapid 2 hour charge, with nine hours of operating time on a single charge. The GEL-1800 answers some of the biggest issues facing modern facility managers, with its clean and sustainable power, zero operating emissions, and both 60% less operating noise and lower maintenance costs compared to diesel internal combustion vehicles. 
  • Lithium Battery Strategic Partnership: Greenland announced an exciting new strategic partnership with Princeton NuEnergy Inc. The two companies will collaborate to create a safe and sustainable recycling solution for end-of-life lithium-ion batteries used in Greenland's electric industrial vehicles including electric forklifts, electric loaders and electric excavators to further minimize their environmental footprint.
  • Self-Driving / Autonomous Vehicle Partnership: There are currently more than 850,000 forklifts operating in the U.S. alone. Greenland and Cyngn will work together to bring scalable, secure, and reliable self-driving capabilities to this widely-used and ubiquitous vehicle type, and other industrial applications.

Full Year 2021 Financial Results

Total revenues were $98.8 million, an increase of 48% from $66.9 million in 2020. The increase was primarily due to the significant increase in our sales volume that resulted from increased customer demand and Greenland's effective supply chain management, which allowed it to partially mitigate the impact from logistics constraints and materials shortages. The number of transmission products sold increased 30% to 141,431 units from 108,913 units in 2020.

Costs of goods sold were $79.2 million, an increase of 47% from $54.1 million in 2020. The increase was primarily due to the increase in sales volume and the increase in raw material prices.

Gross profit was $19.6 million, an increase of 53% from $12.8 million in 2020. Gross margin was 19.8%, up 70 basis points from 2020. The increase was primarily due to the ongoing strategic product mix shift towards higher value, more sophisticated products, such as hydraulic transmission products. 

Total operating expenses were $11.3 million, up 86% from $6.1 million in 2020. Operating expense as a percentage of total revenues was 11.5%, an increase of 2.3 percentage points from 2020. The increase in operating expenses was primarily due to the Company's investments in support of its higher revenue level and targeted growth, with an expansion of its revenue generating headcount and a more than doubling of its R&D for the full year 2021 compared to the full year 2020.

Income from operations was $8.3 million, an increase of 23% from $6.7 million in 2020. 

Net Income was $7.3 million, an increase of 14% from $6.4 million in 2020.

Basic and diluted net income per ordinary share was $0.58, compared with $0.67 in 2020.

Fourth Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Total revenues were $22.9 million, compared with $23.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2020. The slight decline was due to the recognition of orders that accumulated during the pandemic but were not fulfilled until the fourth quarter of 2020, combined with the adverse impact in the fourth quarter of 2021 of ongoing supply chain constraints that limited availability of necessary materials and components. The number of transmission products sold was 31,349 units, compared with 37,164 units in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Costs of goods sold were $19.3 million, almost unchanged from the fourth quarter of 2020.

Gross profit was $3.7 million, compared with $4.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2020. Gross margin was 16.1%, compared with 19.3% in the fourth quarter of 2020, as a result of the lower revenue and higher raw material prices. 

Total operating expenses were $3.8 million, up 103% from $1.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2020. Operating expense as a percentage of total revenues was 16.5%, compared to 7.8% in the fourth quarter of 2020. The increase in operating expenses was primarily due to the Company's investments in support of its growth strategy, with an expansion of its revenue generating headcount and 180% increase in its R&D on a year over year basis. 

Loss from operations was $0.1 million, compared with income from operations of $2.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2020. 

Net Income was $0.4 million, compared with $2.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Basic and diluted net income per ordinary share was $0.03, compared with $0.31 in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Business Outlook

For the full year of 2022, the Company expects to deliver between 100 to 150 vehicles.

The above outlook is based on information available as of the date of this press release and reflects the Company's current and preliminary expectations regarding its business situation and market conditions. The outlook is subject to change, especially considering the uncertainties which may result from how the COVID-19 pandemic develops globally.

Conference Call

The Greenland Technologies Holding Corporation management team will host an earnings conference call at 8:00 AM on Monday, March 28, 2022, U.S. Eastern Time (8:00 PM on March 28, 2022, Beijing/Hong Kong Time).

Please register in advance for the conference using the link below and dial in 10 minutes before the conference is scheduled to begin. Conference access information will be provided upon registration.

Online Participant Registration: http://apac.directeventreg.com/registration/event/2738409

A replay of the conference call may be accessed by phone at the following numbers until April 5, 2022. To access the replay, please reference the conference ID 2738409.

 

Phone Number

International

+61 2 9003-4211

United States

+1 (855) 452-5696

China Hong Kong

+852 800963117

Mainland China

+86 4008209035

+86 8009880552

A live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available at https://ir.gtec-tech.com/.

About Greenland Technologies Holding Corporation

Greenland Technologies Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: GTEC) is a developer and a manufacturer of drivetrain systems for material handling machineries and electric vehicles, as well as electric industrial vehicles. For more information visit https://ir.gtec-tech.com/.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains statements that may constitute "forward-looking statements." Such statements reflect Greenland's current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of Greenland, including those set forth in the Risk Factors section of Greenland's Annual Report on Form 10-K and Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). Copies are available on the SEC's website, www.sec.gov. Words such as "expect," "estimate," "project," "budget," "forecast," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "may," "will," "could," "should," "believes," "predicts," "potential," "continue," and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, Greenland's expectations with respect to future performance. In addition, there is uncertainty about the further spread of the COVID-19 virus or the occurrence of another wave of cases and the impact it may have on the Company's operations, the demand for the Company's products, global supply chains and economic activity in general. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated or expected. Statements contained in this news release regarding past trends or activities should not be taken as a representation that such trends or activities will continue in the future. Greenland does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements, other than as required by law.

Statement Regarding Preliminary Unaudited Financial Information

The unaudited financial information set out in this earnings release is preliminary and subject to potential adjustments. Adjustments to the consolidated financial statements may be identified when audit work has been performed for the Company's year-end audit, which could result in significant differences from this preliminary unaudited financial information.

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GREENLAND TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2021 AND 2020

(IN U.S. DOLLARS)

    
  

For the years ended

December 31,

 
  

2021

  

2020

 

REVENUES

 

$

98,839,900

  

$

66,864,375

 

COST OF GOODS SOLD

  

79,246,280

   

54,051,367

 

GROSS PROFIT

  

19,593,620

   

12,813,008

 

Selling expenses

  

1,868,156

   

1,588,302

 

General and administrative expenses

  

3,948,850

   

2,131,405

 

Research and development expenses

  

5,526,546

   

2,384,951

 

Total operating expenses

 

$

11,343,552

  

$

6,104,658

 

INCOME FROM OPERATIONS

 

$

8,250,068

  

$

6,708,350

 

Interest income

  

68,295

   

2,645

 

Interest expense

  

(587,264)

   

(930,634)

 

Loss on disposal of property and equipment

  

1,785

   

(79,216)

 

Other income/(loss)

  

1,378,597

   

1,002,642

 

Remeasurement gain from change in functional currency

  

-

   

1,940,773

 

INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAX

 

$

9,111,481

  

$

8,644,560

 

INCOME TAX

  

1,843,260

   

2,272,997

 

NET INCOME

 

$

7,268,221

  

$

6,371,563

 

LESS: NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTEREST

  

1,002,643

   

(386,939)

 

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO GREENLAND TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING
    CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

$

6,265,578

  

$

6,758,502

 

OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS):

  

1,476,710

   

937,629

 

Unrealized foreign currency translation income (loss) attribute to Greenland
technologies holding corporation and subsidiaries

  

1,077,324

   

298,056

 

Unrealized foreign currency translation income (loss) attribute to Noncontrolling
interest

  

399,386

   

639,573

 

Comprehensive income

  

7,342,902

   

7,056,558

 

Noncontrolling interest

  

1,402,029

   

252,634

 

WEIGHTED AVERAGE ORDINARY SHARES OUTSTANDING:

        

Basic and diluted

  

10,840,638

   

10,037,249

 

NET INCOME PER ORDINARY SHARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO OWNERS OF THE COMPANY:

        

Basic and diluted

  

0.58

   

0.67

 

See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements.

GREENLAND TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2021 AND 2020

(IN U.S. DOLLARS)

       
  

December 31,

  

December 31,

 
  

2021

  

2020

 
       

ASSETS

      

Current assets

        

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

11,062,590

  

$

7,159,015

 

Restricted cash

  

6,738,302

   

2,244,038

 

Short Term Investment

  

2,105,938

   

-

 

Notes receivable

  

37,551,121

   

30,803,772

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $859,319 and
    $986,532, respectively

  

15,915,002

   

12,408,548

 

Inventories

  

25,803,474

   

15,380,063

 

Due from related parties-current

  

39,679,565

   

38,535,171

 

Advance to suppliers

  

434,893

   

447,901

 

Prepayments and other current assets

  

14,518

   

664,926

 

Total Current Assets

 

$

139,305,403

  

$

107,643,434

 
         

Non-current asset

        

Property, plant, equipment and construction in progress, net

  

18,957,553

   

20,135,339

 

Land use rights, net

  

4,035,198

   

4,035,254

 

Deferred tax assets

  

141,623

   

158,455

 

Goodwill

  

3,890

   

3,890

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

  

80,682

   

-

 

Other non-current assets

  

44,093

   

2,365

 

Total non-current assets

 

$

23,263,039

  

$

24,335,303

 

TOTAL ASSETS

 

$

162,568,442

  

$

131,978,737

 

GREENLAND TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2021 AND 2020 (Continued)

(IN U.S. DOLLARS)

       
  

December 31,

  

December 31,

 
  

2021

  

2020

 
       

Current Liabilities

        

Short-term bank loans

 

$

8,760,945

  

$

18,487,356

 

Notes payable-bank acceptance notes

  

42,093,061

   

25,889,067

 

Accounts payable

  

29,064,132

   

22,005,260

 

Taxes payables

  

108,058

   

-

 

Customer deposits

  

387,919

   

366,029

 

Due to related parties

  

3,619,459

   

9,051,119

 

Other current liabilities

  

1,198,427

   

2,212,325

 

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

  

33,308

   

-

 

Lease obligations - current

  

197,915

   

797,179

 

Total current liabilities

 

$

85,463,224

  

$

78,808,335

 
         

Long-term liabilities

        

Lease obligations – non-current

  

-

   

166,292

 

Long term operating lease  liabilities

  

47,614

   

-

 

Other long-term liabilities

  

2,212,938

   

2,342,648

 

Total long-term liabilities

 

$

2,260,552

  

$

2,508,940

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES

 

$

87,723,776

  

$

81,317,275

 
         

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

        

EQUITY

        

Ordinary shares, no par value, 11,329,530 shares authorized; 11,329,530 and
    10,225,142 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2021 and
    December 31, 2020.

  

-

   

-

 

Additional paid-in capital

  

23,759,364

   

13,707,398

 

Statutory reserves

  

3,842,331

   

4,517,117

 

Retained earnings

  

33,668,696

   

26,728,332

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

  

1,014,399

   

(62,925)

 

Total shareholders' equity

 

$

62,284,790

  

$

44,889,922

 

Non-controlling interest

  

12,559,876

   

5,771,540

 

TOTAL EQUITY

 

$

74,844,666

  

$

50,661,462

 
         

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

$

162,568,442

  

$

131,978,737

 

See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements.

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