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JinkoSolar Announces First Quarter 2013 Results

Date2013/6/13

June 7, 2013 - JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.

First Quarter 2013 Highlights

• Total solar product shipments were 338.6 megawatts ("MW"), consisting of 282.4MW of solar modules, 25.4MW of silicon wafers and 30.8MW of solar cells. This represents an increase of 12.2% from 301.9 MW in the fourth quarter of 2012 and an increase of 36.0% from 249.0MW in the first quarter of 2012. 

• Total revenues were RMB1.16 billion (US$187.3 million), representing a decrease of 0.3% from the fourth quarter of 2012 and an increase of 9.7% from the first quarter of 2012. The Company has entered into certain sales contracts with retainage terms (the "Retainage Contracts") since the second half of 2012, under which customers were allowed to withhold payment of 5% to 10% of the full contract price as retainage for the specified period which generally ranges from one year to two years (the "Retainage Period"). Given the limited experience the Company has with respect to the collectability of the retainage under Retainage Contracts, the Company does not recognize such retainage until the customers pay it after the Retainage Period expires. The total amounts of retainage under the Retainage Contracts that were not recognized as revenue were RMB9.5 million and RMB62.0 million for the first quarter of 2013 and the fourth quarter of 2012, respectively. As of March 31, 2013, the cumulative amounts of retainage that were not recognized as revenue was RMB131.3 million. 

• Gross margin was 12.7%, compared with 3.8% in the fourth quarter of 2012 and 0.7% in the first quarter of 2012. 

• In-house gross margin was 13.1%, compared with 5.6% in the fourth quarter of 2012 and 10.8% in the first quarter of 2012. 

• Loss from operations was RMB16.8million (US$2.7million), compared with a loss from operations of RMB733.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 and a loss from operations of RMB306.0 million in the first quarter of 2012. 

• Net loss attributable to JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.'s ordinary shareholders was RMB128.7 million (US$20.7 million), compared with a net loss attributable to JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.'s ordinary shareholders of RMB761.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 and a net loss attributable to JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.'s ordinary shareholders of RMB356.3 million in the first quarter of 2012. 

• Diluted loss per share was RMB1.45 (US$0.23), compared with a diluted loss per share of RMB8.58 in the fourth quarter of 2012 and a diluted loss per share of RMB4.01 in the first quarter of 2012. 

• Diluted loss per American depositary share ("ADS") was RMB5.80 (US$0.92), compared with a diluted loss per ADS of RMB34.32 in the fourth quarter of 2012 and a diluted loss per ADS of RMB16.04 in the first quarter of 2012. Each ADS represents four ordinary shares. 

• Non-GAAP net loss attributable to JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.'s ordinary shareholders in the first quarter of 2013 was RMB75.3 million (US$12.1 million), compared with a non-GAAP net loss attributable to JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.'s ordinary shareholders of RMB699.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 and a non-GAAP net loss attributable to JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.'s ordinary shareholders of RMB330.5 million in the first quarter of 2012. 

•Non-GAAP basic and diluted loss per share in the first quarter of 2013 was RMB0.85 (US$0.14). Non-GAAP basic and diluted loss per ADS was RMB3.40 (US$0.56) in the first quarter of 2013.

"We are pleased with our substantial progress towards regaining profitability in the face of continued module oversupply and weak global economic growth," commented Mr. Kangping Chen, JinkoSolar's Chief Executive Officer. "In the first quarter of 2013, we maintained our leading position in the global PV market, grew our shipments in volume and expanded our geographic reach. As a result of improving ASPs and our competitive cost structure, our gross margin further increased to 12.7%, among the industry's highest for PV product manufacturers. We believe that this quarter's results demonstrate the effectiveness of the measures we have taken to diversify our customer base and the improvements in our operational efficiency in a rapidly changing solar power environment."

"Our working capital and cash reserves improved significantly following the successful issuance of RMB800 million in corporate bonds in the first quarter and the signing of a RMB360 million loan facility with China Development Bank shortly thereafter. We believe this support from respected institutions and the financial markets is a clear vote of confidence in our long-term growth potential."

"We continue to lead the global PV industry in the state-of-the-art development of efficient and reliable solar products. We unveiled our newest series of 'Eagle II' solar modules at the 7th SNEC International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition in Shanghai last month. Like its predecessor, the 'Eagle I,' this series is also certified PID free under the conditions of 85°C and 85% relative humidity, and represents a high standard of performance and reliability. It is also Dust and Sand certified by TUV Nord, underlining just how effective JinkoSolar has become at reliably delivering the best performance in diverse real world conditions. We are currently planning to develop a new series of modules with distinctive features, including "smart modules," which we hope will revolutionize the way in which solar modules are managed and optimized. With such strong products and growing demand, we have been able to maintain our inventory at a relatively healthy level."

"We are eager to leverage our strong brand reputation and excellent product quality and service to increase our exports and exposure globally. We continue to seek out new opportunities in emerging solar markets such as China, Japan, US, South Africa and India. We have considerably expanded our market presence in Japan. In March, we officially established a local sales office in Japan and have already signed a few large contracts. We expect that Japan will account for approximately 15% of our product shipments in the coming quarters. We also expect demand to pick up in China as it emerges from the seasonally slow first quarter. As one of the best-known PV module brands in China, we are well positioned to maintain our market share, capture future module sales, and further develop our PV project and EPC business. In addition, we have secured a variety of large contracts in India and have increased our presence in South Africa, where we have seen a rise in repeat business opportunities following the signing of a 115 MW contract and a 81 MW contract. We are analyzing the potential impact of the preliminary affirmative anti-dumping determination announced by the European Commission on June 4, which we believe to be both unfair and unfounded. We are determined to explore new ways to compete effectively in Europe."

"We are optimistic about our future development and financial and operational prospects. Our strong client relationships and reputation for excellence have driven our geographic expansion as we search for new business opportunities. Having prudently managed our business to adapt to the rapidly changing global economic circumstances, we are eager to leverage our industry-leading technology and cost structure along with our improved financial position to seize market opportunities and drive future growth."

First Quarter 2013 Financial Results

Total Revenues

Total revenues in the first quarter of 2013 were RMB1.16 billion (US$187.3 million), representing a decrease of 0.3% from RMB1.17 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012 and an increase of 9.7% from RMB1.06 billion in the first quarter of 2012. The sequential stability in revenues was primarily attributable to the decrease of revenues from system integration projects for which the Company provides EPC services, as the Company recognized EPC revenues in the fourth quarter of 2012 and did not recognize such revenues in the first quarter of 2013, offset by an increase of revenues from the increase shipments of solar module. The year-over-year increase in total revenues was primarily attributable to an increase in the shipment of solar modules, offset by the decline in average selling prices ("ASPs") of solar modules.

Gross Profit and Gross Margin

Gross profit in the first quarter of 2013 was RMB147.3 million (US$23.7 million), compared with a gross profit of RMB44.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 and a gross profit of RMB7.0 million in the first quarter of 2012.

Gross margin was 12.7% in the first quarter of 2013 compared with 3.8% in the fourth quarter of 2012 and 0.7% in the first quarter of 2012. The sequential and year-over-year increases in our gross margin were primarily attributable to the continued reduction in costs for our polysilicon and auxiliary materials and improvements in our operating efficiency.

In-house gross margin relating to the Company's in-house silicon wafer, solar cell and solar module production was 13.1% in the first quarter of 2013, compared with 5.6% in the fourth quarter of 2012and 10.8% in the first quarter of 2012. 

Loss from Operations and Operating Margin

Loss from operations in the first quarter of 2013 was RMB16.8 million (US$2.7million), compared with a loss from operations of RMB733.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 and a loss from operations of RMB306.0 million in the first quarter of 2012. Operating margin in the first quarter of 2013 was negative1.4%, compared with negative 62.9% in the fourth quarter of 2012 and negative 28.9% in the first quarter of 2012. 

Total operating expenses in the first quarter of 2013 were RMB 164.1 million (US$26.4 million), a decrease of 78.9% from RMB777.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 and a decrease of 47.6% from RMB313.0 million in the first quarter of 2012, which was primarily due to the significant non-cash charges recognized in the fourth quarter of 2012 and the first quarter of 2012, respectively. In the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company recognized a provision for bad debts of RMB364.1 million primarily due to the increase in overdue balance of accounts receivable, a provision of RMB93.2 million on inventory purchase prepayment under long-term polysilicon supply contracts as a result of suspension of a supplier's production, an impairment of long-lived assets for obsolete production lines of RMB65.5 million due to technological innovations in the solar industry and a write off of equipment prepayments of RMB44.2 million as a result of change of procurement plan. In the first quarter of 2012, the Company recognized a provision of RMB129.8 million on inventory purchase prepayment under long-term polysilicon supply contracts as a result of the adverse developments in suppliers' operations.

Total operating expenses excluding non-cash charges, consisting of provision for bad debts, an impairment of long-lived assets, a write-off for equipment prepayment, and a provision for the Company's inventory purchase prepayment under long-term polysilicon supply contracts were RMB173.8 million, compared to RMB210.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 and RMB150.8 million in the first quarter of 2012.

Total operating expenses excluding non-cash charges as a percentage of total net revenues were 14.9% in the first quarter of 2013, compared to 18.1% in the fourth quarter of 2012 and 14.2% in the first quarter of 2012.

Interest Expense, Net

Net interest expense in the first quarter of 2013 was RMB55.3 million (US$8.9 million), a decrease of 1.9% from RMB56.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2012and a decrease of 6.0% from RMB58.8 million in the first quarter of 2012. 

Exchange Gain / (Loss)

Due to the depreciation of the Euro against the RMB during the first quarter of 2013, the Company recorded anexchange loss of RMB18.7million (US$3.0 million) in the first quarter of 2013, which was primarily due to a foreign currency exchange loss of RMB33.7 million (US$5.4 million) and gain in fair value of forward contracts of RMB15.0 million (US$2.4million).The Company had net exchange gain of RMB59.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 and net exchange gain of RMB28.8 million in the first quarter of 2012.

Change in Fair Value of Convertible Senior Notes and Capped Call Options 

The Company recognized a loss from a change in fair value of convertible senior notes and capped call options of RMB47.0 million (US$7.6million) in the first quarter of 2013, primarily as a result of the put options on the Company's outstanding convertible notes due 2016 nearing their exercisable date on May 15, 2014.

Income Tax Expense (Benefit)

The Company recognized a tax expense of RMB13, 235 (US$2,131) in the first quarter of 2013, compared with a tax expense of RMB83,132 in the fourth quarter of 2012 and no income tax expense during the first quarter of 2012. 

Net Income (Loss) and Earnings (Loss) per Share

Net loss attributable to JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.'s ordinary shareholders in the first quarter of 2013 was RMB128.7 million (US$20.7 million), compared with a net loss attributable to JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.'s ordinary shareholders of RMB761.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 and a net loss attributable to JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.'s ordinary shareholders of RMB356.3 million in the first quarter of 2012. 

Basic and diluted loss per share was RMB1.45 (US$0.23) in the first quarter of 2013. Basic and diluted loss per ADS was RMB5.80 (US$0.92) in the first quarter of 2013.

Non-GAAP net loss attributable to JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.'s ordinary shareholders in the first quarter of 2013 was RMB75.3 million (US$12.1 million), compared with a non-GAAP net loss attributable to JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.'s ordinary shareholders of RMB699.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 and a non-GAAP net loss attributable to JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.'s ordinary shareholders of RMB330.5 million in the first quarter of 2012. 

Non-GAAP basic and diluted loss per share in the first quarter of 2013 was RMB0.85 (US$0.14).This translates into non-GAAP basic and diluted loss per ADS of RMB3.40 (US$0.56) in the first quarter of 2013.

Financial Position

As of March 31, 2013, the Company had RMB790.7 million (US$127.3 million) in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash, compared with RMB419.9 million of cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash as of December 31, 2012.

As of March 31, 2013, total short-term borrowings including the current portion of long-term bank borrowings were RMB2.47 billion (US$397.0 million), compared with RMB2.25 billion as of December 31, 2012, and total long-term borrowings were RMB344.0 million (US$55.4 million), compared with RMB167.0 million as of December 31, 2012. 

On January 29, 2013, the Company issued six-year bonds with a principal amount of RMB800 million (128.4 million), bearing a fixed annual interest rate of 8.99%. At the end of the third year in the life of the bonds, the Company has the option to raise the interest rate by up to 100 basis points, and the bondholders will have the right to require the Company to repurchase all or part of their bonds at such time. 

As of March 31, 2013, the Company's working capital balance was negative RMB1.39 billion (US$223.1 million), compared with negative RMB2.25 billion as of December 31, 2012.

First Quarter 2013Operational Highlights

Solar Product Shipments

Total solar product shipments in the first quarter of 2013 were 338.6MW, consisting of 282.4MW of solar modules, 25.4MW of silicon wafers and 30.8 MW of solar cells. In comparison, total shipments for the fourth quarter of 2012 were 301.9 MW, consisting of 252.3MW of solar modules, 25.3MW of silicon wafers and 24.3MW of solar cells, and total solar product shipments in the first quarter of 2012 were 249.0MW, consisting of 157.1MW of solar modules, 80.1MW of silicon wafers and 11.8MW of solar cells.

Solar Products Production Capacity

As of March 31, 2013, the Company's in-house annual silicon wafer, solar cell and solar module production capacity was approximately 1,200MW each.

Recent Business Developments

• In February 2013, JinkoSolar successfully completed the issuance of six-year bonds in a principal amount of RMB800 million. The bonds bear a fixed annual interest rate of 8.99% and will mature on January 29, 2019. The interest rate is equal to current one-year SHIBOR (Shanghai Interbank Offered Rate) of 4.40% plus 459 basis points (4.59%). 

• In February 2013, JinkoSolar entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with China Three Gorges New Energy Corp., pursuant to which JinkoSolar will supply 600MW of its high efficiency solar panels to projects in western China from 2013 to 2015. 

• On March 19, 2013, JinkoSolar entered into loan facilities for an aggregate principal amount of RMB360 million (approximately US$57.8 million) and a term of 15 years with China Development Bank. The financing will be used to develop JinkoSolar's domestic PV projects. 

• In April 2013, JinkoSolar entered into a module supply agreement with a well-recognized project developer, pursuant to which JinkoSolar will supply 115MW of its high-efficiency solar panel to two projects in South Africa. 

• In May 2013, JinkoSolar unveiled its new series "Eagle II" solar modules at the 7th SNEC International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition in Shanghai. A 60-cell "Eagle II" module can reach peak power output of approximately 260-270 watts. 

• In May 2013, JinkoSolar's modules passed TUV Nord's Dust & Sand Certification Test. TUV Nord's certification indicates that JinkoSolar's modules are suitable for installation in desert regions, where a shortage of rain and constant sandstorms can cause solar PV plants to operate inefficiently.

Operations and Business Outlook

Second Quarter and Full Year 2013Guidance

For the second quarter of 2013, total solar module shipments are expected to be between 450MW and 470MW. For the full year 2013, total solar module shipments are expected to be between 1.2GW and 1.5GW, and total project development scale is expected to be between 200MW and 300MW. The Company expects to maintain in-house annual silicon wafer, solar cell, and solar module production capacity at approximately 1,200MW each during 2013.
 

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