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Daqo New Energy Announces Unaudited Second Quarter 2018 Results

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CHONGQING, China, Aug. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE:DQ) ("Daqo New Energy", the "Company" or "we"), a leading manufacturer of high-purity polysilicon for the global solar PV industry, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter of 2018.

Second Quarter 2018 Financial and Operating Highlights

  • Polysilicon production volume of 5,659 MT in Q2 2018, compared to 5,657 MT in Q1 2018
  • Polysilicon external sales volume(1) of 3,881 MT in Q2 2018, compared to 5,411 MT in Q1 2018
  • Polysilicon average total production cost(2) of $9.05/kg in Q2 2018, compared to $9.19/kg in Q1 2018
  • Polysilicon average cash cost(2) of $7.43/kg in Q2 2018, compared to $7.53/kg in Q1 2018
  • Polysilicon average selling price (ASP) was $16.22/kg in Q2 2018, compared to $17.68/kg in Q1 2018
  • Solar wafer sales volume of 9.8 million pieces in Q2 2018, compared to 13.3 million pieces in Q1 2018
  • Revenue of $67.0 million in Q2 2018, compared to $103.3 million in Q1 2018
  • Gross profit of $27.2 million in Q2 2018, compared to $46.2 million in Q1 2018. Gross margin was 40.6% in Q2 2018, compared to 44.8% in Q1 2018
  • Non-GAAP gross margin(3) of 41.2% in Q2 2018, compared to 45.2% in Q1 2018
  • EBITDA (non-GAAP)(3) of $31.0 million in Q2 2018, compared to $51.7 million in Q1 2018
  • EBITDA margin (non-GAAP)(3) of 46.3% in Q2 2018, compared to 50.0% in Q1 2018
  • Net income attributable to Daqo New Energy shareholders of $13.4 million in Q2 2018, compared to $31.6 million in Q1 2018 and $12.1 million in Q2 2017
  • Earnings per basic American Depository Share (ADS) of $1.06 in Q2 2018, compared to $2.91 in Q1 2018, and $1.15 in Q2 2017
  • Adjusted net income (non-GAAP)(3) attributable to Daqo New Energy shareholders of $18.2 million in Q2 2018, compared to $32.9 million in Q1 2018 and $13.8 million in Q2 2017
  • Adjusted earnings per basic ADS (non-GAAP)(3) of $1.44 in Q2 2018, compared to $3.03 in Q1 2018, and $1.31 in Q2 2017

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Three months ended

US$ millions
except as indicated otherwise

June 30,
2018

March 31,
2018

June 30,
2017

Revenues

67.0

103.3

76.0

Gross profit

27.2

46.2

24.2

Gross margin

40.6%

44.8%

31.9%

Operating income

21.0

41.7

20.2

Net income attributable to
Daqo New Energy Corp. shareholders

13.4

31.6

12.1

Earnings per basic ADS ($ per ADS)

1.06

2.91

1.15

Adjusted net income (non-GAAP)(3)
    attributable to Daqo New Energy
    Corp. shareholders

18.2

32.9

13.8

Adjusted earnings per basic ADS (non-
    GAAP)(3) ($ per ADS)

1.44

3.03

1.31

Non-GAAP gross profit(3)

27.6

46.6

24.8

Non-GAAP gross margin(3)

41.2%

45.2%

32.6%

EBITDA (non-GAAP)(3)

31.0

51.7

29.8

EBITDA margin(3) (non-GAAP)

46.3%

50.0%

39.2%

Polysilicon sales volume (MT) (1)

3,881

5,411

4,497

Polysilicon production cost ($/kg)(2)

9.05

9.19

8.53

Polysilicon cash cost (excl. dep'n)
($/kg)(2)

7.43

7.53

6.77





Notes:

(1)     The Company's polysilicon external sales volume excludes internal sales to Daqo New Energy's Chongqing wafer manufacturing subsidiary, which utilizes polysilicon as raw material for the production of solar wafers. The sales volume is the quantity of goods that have been received by external customers, and thus the corresponding revenue has been recognized during the period indicated.

(2)     Production cost and cash cost only refer to production in our Xinjiang polysilicon facilities. Production cost is calculated by the inventoriable costs relating to production of polysilicon in Xinjiang divided by the production volume in the period indicted. Cash cost is calculated by the inventoriable costs relating to production of polysilicon excluding depreciation expense in Xinjiang, divided by the production volume in the period indicated.

(3)    Daqo New Energy provides non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, EBITDA, EBITDA margin, adjusted net income attributable to Daqo New Energy Corp. shareholders and adjusted earnings per ADS on a non-GAAP basis to provide supplemental information regarding its financial performance. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the section captioned "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and the tables captioned "Reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to comparable US GAAP measures" set forth at the end of this press release.

Management Remarks

"We remain confident in the long-term sustainable growth of the polysilicon industry despite the impact by the new solar PV policies issued by the Chinese government on May 31, 2018," commented Mr. Longgen Zhang, CEO of Daqo New Energy. "The new solar policies caused uncertainty in the domestic solar market and impacted downstream demand in June. Leveraging our strong cash position and efficient corporate management, we maintained full production capacity and resumed shipments when customer demand and pricing stabilized in early July. With our production facilities now running at full capacity and inventory at low levels, we are reiterating our full year polysilicon production guidance of 22,000 to 23,000 MT."

"Utilization levels and demand from our downstream customers improved in July. According to the China Silicon Association, approximately 30-35% of China's domestic polysilicon production capacity has been shut down as those producers are unable to survive at the current market prices. With supply becoming increasingly limited and demand gradually recovering, polysilicon ASPs began to improve during July."

"Despite the challenging market environment in China, demand for solar PV products remains healthy and robust for the rest of the world. New emerging markets in Latin America and the Middle East are booming with growing demand. India in particular is expected to grow rapidly. With grid parity approaching in many markets, such as Europe and the US, project developers are more aggressive in their bids. With solar PV markets outside of China accounting for an increasing percentage of our downstream customer's shipments, we are confident in the long-term sustainable growth of the polysilicon industry and our ability to benefit from this growth by increasing our production capacity and improving our cost structure and polysilicon purity."

"I am pleased with our performance in this quarter and our ability to remain flexible and rapidly adapt our business to a challenging market environment. EBITDA during the quarter was $31.0 million and we generated $67.1 million in cash flow from operations during the first half of 2018. We are one of the very few polysilicon producers able to continuously generate positive EBIT, net income, and operation cash flow in this challenging market environment. In addition, we expect to complete our Phase 3B expansion project and start pilot production in the fourth quarter of 2018, which will increase our annual capacity to 30,000 MT and further reduce our polysilicon production cost by approximately $1 per kilogram across our entire production facility. We believe that demand for our high-quality polysilicon products will continue to grow over the long-term as solar PV is becoming increasingly cost competitive and less dependent on government policies and subsidies. Our strong balance sheet, sufficient operating cash flow and newly added capacity coming online will help us to further solidify our position as the polysilicon manufacturing leader."

Other Corporate Developments

In April 2018, the Company issued 2,064,379 ADSs, representing 51,609,475 ordinary shares, through a follow-on offering, at $55.00 per ADS. The proceeds, net of underwriting commission and issuance cost, were $106.6 million.

In May 2018, Xinjiang Daqo New Energy, one of the Company's subsidiaries, voluntarily delisted from the China New Third Board for better use of our resources and to save unnecessary listing costs, because the effectiveness and efficiency of financing activities on the China New Third Board did not meet the Company's expectations.

Outlook and guidance

The Company will begin a scheduled maintenance shutdown for its Xinjiang polysilicon facility in September, which is expected to impact polysilicon production by approximately 2 to 3 weeks based on current maintenance plans. During this period, in additional to the scheduled annual maintenance work, the Company will also connect the newly constructed phase 3B facility to its existing facilities, upgrade technology across all of its facilities and install various manufacturing efficiency projects.  As such, the Company expects to produce approximately 4,100 MT to 4,300 MT of polysilicon and sell approximately 5,900 MT to 6,100 MT of polysilicon to external customers during the third quarter of 2018. The above external sales guidance excludes shipments of polysilicon to be used internally by the Company's Chongqing solar wafer facility, which utilizes polysilicon for its wafer manufacturing operation. Wafer sales volume is expected to be approximately 7.0 million to 8.0 million pieces for the third quarter of 2018. For the full year 2018, the Company expects to produce approximately 22,000 to 23,000 MT of polysilicon, inclusive of the impact of our annual facility maintenance.

This outlook reflects Daqo New Energy's current and preliminary view as of the date of this press release and may be subject to change. The Company's ability to achieve these projections is subject to risks and uncertainties. See "Safe Harbor Statement" at the end of this press release.

Second Quarter 2018 Results

Revenues

Revenues were $67.0 million, compared to $103.3 million in the first quarter of 2018 and $76.0 million in the second quarter of 2017.

Revenues from polysilicon sales to external customers were $63.0 million, compared to $95.6 million in the first quarter of 2018 and $61.1 million in the second quarter of 2017. External polysilicon sales volume was 3,881 MT, compared to 5,411 MT in the first quarter of 2018, and 4,497 MT in the second quarter of 2017. The decrease in revenues from polysilicon was primarily due to lower polysilicon sales volumes and lower ASPs. The Chinese government issued new solar PV policies on May 31, 2018, which are expected to reduce solar installation quotas and feed-in tariffs in China during the second half of 2018. This created uncertainty in the domestic solar market and negatively impacted downstream demand.

Revenues from wafer sales were $4.0 million, compared to $7.6 million in the first quarter of 2018 and $14.9 million in the second quarter of 2017. Wafer sales volume was 9.8 million pieces, compared to 13.3 million pieces in the first quarter of 2018 and 27.0 million pieces in the second quarter of 2017. The sequential decrease in revenues from wafer sales was primarily due to lower sales volumes and lower ASPs.

Gross profit and margin

Gross profit was approximately $27.2 million, compared to $46.2 million in the first quarter of 2018 and $24.2 million in the second quarter of 2017. Non-GAAP gross profit, which excludes costs related to the non-operational polysilicon assets in Chongqing, was approximately $27.6 million, compared to $46.6 million in the first quarter of 2018 and $24.8 million in the second quarter of 2017.

Gross margin was 40.6%, compared to 44.8% in the first quarter of 2018 and 31.9% in the second quarter of 2017. The sequential decrease was primarily due to a decrease in ASPs which was partially offset by a decrease in average polysilicon production cost.

In the second quarter of 2018, total costs related to the non-operational Chongqing polysilicon assets including depreciation were $0.4 million, compared to $0.4 million in the first quarter of 2018 and $0.5 million in the second quarter of 2017. Excluding such costs, non-GAAP gross margin was approximately 41.2%, compared to 45.2% in the first quarter of 2018 and 32.6% in the second quarter of 2017.

Selling, general and administrative expenses

Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses were $7.8 million, compared to $4.8 million in the first quarter of 2018 and $4.5 million in the second quarter of 2017. The increase in SG&A was primarily due to the increase of non-cash share-based compensation costs related to the Company's 2018 share incentive plan.

Research and development expenses

Research and development (R&D) expenses were approximately $0.2 million, compared to $0.1 million in the first quarter of 2017 and $0.3 million in the second quarter of 2017. Research and development expenses can vary from period to period and reflect R&D activities that took place during each period.

Other operating income

Other operating income was $1.9 million, compared to $0.4 million in the first quarter of 2018 and $0.8 million in the second quarter of 2017. Other operating income mainly consists of unrestricted cash incentives that the Company received from local government authorities, the amount of which varies from period to period.

Operating income and margin

As a result of the foregoing, operating income was $21.0 million, compared to $41.7 million in the first quarter of 2018 and $20.2 million in the second quarter of 2017. Operating margin was 31.4%, compared to 40.4% in the first quarter of 2017 and 26.6% in the second quarter of 2017.

Interest expense

Interest expense was $3.4 million, compared to $4.1 million in the first quarter of 2018 and $5.3 million in the second quarter of 2017.

EBITDA

EBITDA was $31.0 million, compared to $51.7 million in the first quarter of 2018 and $29.8 million in the second quarter of 2017. EBITDA margin was 46.3%, compared to 50.0% in the first quarter of 2018 and 39.2% in the second quarter of 2017.

Net income attributable to Daqo New Energy Corp. shareholders and earnings per ADS

As a result of the foregoing, net income attributable to Daqo New Energy Corp. shareholders was $13.4 million, compared to $31.6 million in the first quarter of 2018 and $12.1 million in the second quarter of 2017. Earnings per basic ADS were $1.06, compared to $2.91 in the first quarter of 2018 and $1.15 in the second quarter of 2017.

Financial Condition

As of June 30, 2018, the Company had $179.3 million in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, compared to $83.0 million as of March 31, 2018 and $49.8 million as of June 30, 2017. As of June 30, 2018, the accounts receivable balance was $0.3 million, compared to $2.0 million as of March 31, 2018 and $3.8 million as of June 30, 2017. As of June 30, 2018, the notes receivable balance was $19.3 million, compared to $49.7 million as of March 31, 2018 and $10.5 million as of June 30, 2017. As of June 30, 2018, total borrowings were $195.7 million, of which $92.9 million were long-term borrowings, compared to total borrowings of $217.8 million, including $108.4 million long-term borrowings, as of March 31, 2018 and total borrowings of $219.3 million, including $123.1 million long-term borrowings, as of June 30, 2017.

In April 2018, the Company issued 2,064,379 ADSs, representing 51,609,475 ordinary shares, through a follow-on offering, at $55.00 per ADS. The proceeds, net of underwriting commission and issuance cost, were $106.6 million.

Cash Flows

For the six months ended June 30, 2018, net cash provided by operating activities was $67.1 million, compared to $73.6 million in the same period of 2017. The decrease was primarily due to an increase of inventory balance, as well as payment of tax expense.

For the six months ended June 30, 2018, net cash used in investing activities was $52.5 million, compared to $32.9 million in the same period of 2017. The net cash used in investing activities in the first half of 2018 and 2017 was primarily related to the capital expenditure on the Xinjiang polysilicon projects.

For the six months ended June 30, 2018, net cash provided by financing activities was $93.2 million, compared to net cash used in financing activities of $23.4 million in the same period of 2017. The increase was primarily due to net proceeds from follow-on offering.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement Daqo New Energy's consolidated financial results presented in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("US GAAP"), the Company uses certain non-GAAP financial measures that are adjusted for certain items from the most directly comparable GAAP measures including non-GAAP gross profit and non-GAAP gross margin; earnings before interest, taxes, Depreciation & Amortization ("EBITDA") and EBITDA margin; adjusted net income attributable to Daqo New Energy Corp. shareholders and adjusted earnings per basic ADS.  Management believes that each of these non-GAAP measures is useful to investors, enabling them to better assess changes in key element of the Company's results of operations across different reporting periods on a consistent basis, independent of certain items as described below. Thus, management believes that, used in conjunction with US GAAP financial measures, these non-GAAP financial measures provide investors with meaningful supplemental information to assess the Company's operating results in a manner that is focused on its ongoing, core operating performance. Management uses these non-GAAP measures internally to assess the business, its financial performance, current and historical results, as well as for strategic decision-making and forecasting future results.  Given management's use of these non-GAAP measures, the Company believes these measures are important to investors in understanding the Company's operating results as seen through the eyes of management.  These non-GAAP measures are not prepared in accordance with US GAAP or intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with US GAAP; the non-GAAP measures should be reviewed together with the US GAAP measures, and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies.

Non-GAAP gross profit and non-GAAP gross margin includes adjustments for costs related to the non-operational polysilicon assets in Chongqing. Such costs mainly consist of non-cash depreciation costs, as well as utilities and maintenance costs associated with the temporarily idle polysilicon machinery and equipment, which will be or are in the process of being relocated to the Company's Xinjiang polysilicon manufacturing facility. The Company expects a majority of these costs, such as depreciation, will continue to occur as part of the production cost at the Xinjiang facilities subsequent to the completion of the relocation plan. Once these assets are placed back in service, the Company will remove this adjustment from the non-GAAP reconciling item. The Company also uses EBITDA, which represents earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, and EBITDA margin, which represents the proportion of EBITDA in revenues.  Adjusted net income attributable to Daqo New Energy Corp. shareholders and adjusted earnings per basic ADS exclude costs related to the non-operational polysilicon assets in Chongqing as described above.  Adjusted net income attributable to Daqo New Energy Corp. shareholders and adjusted earnings per basic ADS also exclude costs related to share-based compensation. Share-based compensation is a non-cash expense that varies from period to period. As a result, management excludes this item from its internal operating forecasts and models. Management believes that this adjustment for share-based compensation provides investors with a basis to measure the company's core performance, including compared with the performance of other companies, without the period-to-period variability created by share-based compensation.

A reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to comparable US GAAP measures is presented later in this document.

Conference Call

The Company has scheduled a conference call to discuss the results at 8:00 AM Eastern Time on August 7, 2018.

The dial-in details for the live conference call are as follows:

Participant dial in (toll free):

+1-888-346-8982

Participant international dial in:

+1-412-902-4272

China mainland toll free:

4001-201203

Hong Kong toll free:

800-905945

Hong Kong-local toll:

+852-301-84992

 

Participants please ask to be joined into the Daqo New Energy Corp. call.





A replay of the call will be available 1 hour after the end of the conference through August 14, 2018.

The conference call replay numbers are as follows:

US Toll Free:

+1-877-344-7529

International Toll:

+1-412-317-0088

Canada Toll Free:

855-669-9568

Replay access code:

10122848

To access the replay using an international dial-in number, please select the link below.

https://services.choruscall.com/ccforms/replay.html

Participants will be required to state their name and company upon entering the call.

ABOUT DAQO NEW ENERGY CORP.

Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE:DQ) ("Daqo" or the "Company) is a leading manufacturer of high-purity polysilicon for the global solar PV industry. Founded in 2008, the Company is one of the world's lowest cost producers of high-purity polysilicon and solar wafers. Daqo primarily sells its products to solar cell and solar module manufacturers across the globe and is also a leading supplier of ultra-high-quality polysilicon for the production of high-efficiency mono-crystalline solar products.  Daqo's highly-efficient and technically advanced manufacturing facility in Xinjiang Province currently has annual polysilicon production capacity of 18,000 metric tons, and the Company is undergoing capacity expansion to reach annual polysilicon production capacity of 30,000 metric tons by the end of 2018. The Company also operates a solar wafer manufacturing facility in Chongqing, China.

For more information, please visit http://daqo.gotoip1.com/

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. Among other things, the outlook for the third quarter of 2018 and quotations from management in this announcement, as well as Daqo New Energy's strategic and operational plans, contain forward-looking statements. The Company may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its reports filed or furnished to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in its annual reports to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the Company's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, including but not limited to the following: the demand for photovoltaic products and the development of photovoltaic technologies; global supply and demand for polysilicon; alternative technologies in cell manufacturing; our ability to significantly expand our polysilicon production capacity and output; the reduction in or elimination of government subsidies and economic incentives for solar energy applications; and our ability to lower our production costs. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the reports or documents we have filed with, or furnished to, the Securities and Exchange Commission. Daqo New Energy does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of this press release, and Daqo New Energy undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

 


 


Daqo New Energy Corp.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations and Comprehensive Income

(US dollars in thousands, except ADS and per ADS data)











Three months Ended




Jun 30, 2018


Mar 31, 2018


Jun 30, 2017










Revenues      


$66,953


$103,274


$76,002


Cost of revenues


(39,783)


(57,052)


(51,757)


Gross profit


27,170


46,222


24,245


Operating expenses








Selling, general and administrative expenses


(7,810)


(4,806)


(4,514)


Research and development expenses


(209)


(121)


(279)


Other operating income


1,855


446


751


Total operating expenses


(6,164)


(4,481)


(4,042)


Income from operations


21,006


41,741


20,203


Interest expense


(3,403)


(4,054)


(5,288)


Interest income


380


156


111


Foreign exchange gain (loss)


(5)


(6)


2


Income before income taxes


17,978


37,837


15,028


Income tax expense


(4,377)


(5,864)


(2,768)


Net income


13,601


31,973


12,260


Net income attributable to non-controlling interest


195


339


135


Net income attributable to Daqo New Energy Corp.
shareholders


$13,406


$31,634


$12,125










Net income


13,601


31,973


12,260


Other comprehensive income:








Foreign currency translation adjustments


(23,412)


14,826


4,904


Total other comprehensive income


(23,412)


14,826


4,904


Comprehensive income (loss)


(9,811)


46,799


17,164


Comprehensive income attributable to non-controlling interest


19


446


167


Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Daqo New
Energy Corp. shareholders


 

$(9,830)


 

$46,353


 

$16,997










 Income per ADS








 Basic


1.06


2.91


1.15


 Diluted


1.00


2.79


1.14


Weighted average ADS outstanding








Basic


12,630,578


10,853,166


10,529,730


Diluted


13,364,509


11,341,860


10,678,845


 

 

 


Daqo New Energy Corp.

Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheet

(US dollars in thousands)











Jun 30, 2018


Mar 31, 2018


Jun 30, 2017










ASSETS:








Current Assets:








Cash and cash equivalents


$160,298


$62,386


$30,443


Restricted cash


18,964


20,592


19,403


Accounts receivable, net


294


2,035


3,796


Notes receivable


19,332


49,723


10,540


Prepaid expenses and other current assets


8,496


8,278


7,011


Advances to suppliers


1,755


2,054


1,688


Inventories


33,657


19,502


15,981


Amount due from related parties


11,121


4,964


1,386


Total current assets


253,917


169,534


90,248


Property, plant and equipment, net


597,388


601,758


554,062


Prepaid land use right


25,155


26,686


25,125


Deferred tax assets


702


740


600


Investment in an affiliate


675


712


596


TOTAL ASSETS


877,837


799,430


670,631










Current liabilities:








Short-term borrowings, including current portion of
 long-term borrowings


 

102,746


 

109,485


 

96,158


Accounts payable


19,729


21,854


20,972


Notes payable


26,971


31,826


26,080


Advances from customers


19,208


9,664


10,483


 Payables for purchases of property, plant and
equipment


19,161


17,996


25,839


Accrued expenses and other current liabilities


7,222


14,471


9,426


Amount due to related parties


6,635


7,078


12,612


Income tax payable


5,233


11,650


6,386


Total current liabilities


206,905


224,024


207,506


Long-term borrowings


92,915


108,360


123,145


Other long-term liabilities


23,399


24,861


23,509


Advance from customers - long term portion


11,181


-


-


TOTAL LIABILITIES


334,400


357,245


354,160










EQUITY:








Ordinary shares


33


27


27


Treasury stock


(1,749)


(1,749)


(1,749)


Additional paid-in capital


358,992


247,935


242,372


Accumulated gains


178,313


164,907


75,451


Accumulated other comprehensive income


4,590


27,826


(1,697)


Total Daqo New Energy Corp.'s shareholders' equity


540,179


438,946


314,404


Non-controlling interest


3,258


3,239


2,067


Total equity


543,437


442,185


316,471


TOTAL LIABILITIES & EQUITY


877,837


799,430


670,631


 

 

Daqo New Energy Corp.

Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(US dollars in thousands)




For the six months ended June 30,



2018


2017


Operating Activities:






Net income


$45,573


$35,411


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by
operating activities:






   Share-based compensation


5,243


1,985


Inventory write-down


412


-


   Reversal of allowance for doubtful accounts


-


(3)


   Depreciation of property, plant and equipment


19,644


19,208


   Disposal of assets loss


-


23








      Changes in operating assets and liabilities:






   Accounts receivable


2,732


1,161


   Notes receivable


7,786


2,800


   Prepaid expenses and other current assets


(1,039)


1,211


   Advances to suppliers


889


76


   Inventories


(15,371)


(3,403)


   Amount due from related parties


2,852


182


   Amount due to related parties


637


275


   Prepaid land use rights


304


285


   Accounts payable


(2,383)


1,776


   Notes payable


2,665


8,302


   Accrued expenses and other current liabilities


(8,981)


904


   Income tax payable


(8,041)


958


   Advances from customers


14,537


2,782


   Deferred government subsidies


(356)


(334)


Net cash provided by operating activities


67,103


73,599








Investing activities:






Purchases of property, plant and equipment


(52,537)


(32,894)


Net cash used in investing activities


(52,537)


(32,894)








Financing activities:






Proceeds from related parties loans


53,049


39,697


Repayment of related parties loans


(52,957)


(59,565)


Proceeds from bank borrowings


13,353


32,953


Repayment of bank borrowings


(27,492)


(36,800)


Cash received from exercise of options


625


275


Proceeds from follow-on offering


113,541


-


Issuance cost


(6,919)


-


Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities


93,200


(23,440)








Effect of exchange rate changes


(1,171)


701


Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash


106,595


17,966


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at the beginning of the period


72,667


31,880


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at the end of the period


179,262


49,846


The following table provides a reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash reported within the statement of financial position that sum to the total of the same such amounts shown in the statement of cash flows.



Jun 30, 2018


Jun 30, 2017

Cash and cash equivalents


$160,298


$30,443

Restricted cash


18,964


19,403

Total cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash shown in the
statement of cash flows


179,262


49,846

 

 

Daqo New Energy Corp.

Reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to comparable US GAAP measures

(US dollars in thousands)




Three months Ended



Jun 30, 2018


Mar 31, 2018


Jun 30, 2017


Gross profit


27,170


46,222


24,245


Costs related to the non-operational Chongqing
polysilicon operations


388


389


544


Non-GAAP gross profit


27,558


46,611


24,789


 

 


Three months Ended



Jun 30, 2018


Mar 30, 2018


Jun 30, 2017


Gross margin


40.6%


44.8%


31.9%


Costs related to the non-operational Chongqing

polysilicon operations (proportion of revenue)


0.6%


0.4%


0.7%


Non-GAAP gross margin


41.2%


45.2%


32.6%











 


                 Three months Ended



Jun 30, 2018


Mar 31, 2018


Jun 30, 2017


Net income


13,601


31,973


12,260


Income tax expense


4,377


5,864


2,768


Interest expense


3,403


4,054


5,288


Interest income


(380)


(156)


(111)


Depreciation & Amortization


10,011


9,937


9,621


EBITDA (non-GAAP)


31,012


51,672


29,826


EBITDA margin (non-GAAP)


46.3%


50.0%


39.2%











 

 


Three months Ended



Jun 30, 2018


Mar 31, 2017


Jun 30, 2018


Net income attributable to Daqo New Energy
    Corp. shareholders


13,406


31,634


12,125


Costs related to the non-operational Chongqing
polysilicon operations


388


389


544


Share-based compensation


4,384


859


1,104


Adjusted net income (non-GAAP) attributable to
    Daqo New Energy Corp. shareholders


18,178


32,882


13,773


Adjusted earnings per basic ADS (non-GAAP)


$1.44


$3.03


$1.31


Adjusted earnings per diluted ADS (non-GAAP)


$1.36


$2.90


$1.29


 

For further information, please contact:

Daqo New Energy Corp.
Investor Relations Department
Phone: +86-187-1658-5553
Email: dqir@daqo.com

Christensen

In China
Mr. Christian Arnell
Phone: +86-10- 5900-1548
E-mail: carnell@christensenir.com   

In US
Mr. Tip Fleming
Phone: +1-917-412-3333
Email: tfleming@Christensenir.com  

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