BVI company Tongxin International Ltd., formed as a result of a merger between the BVI-registered Asia Automotive Acquisition Corporation (AAAC) and Hunan Tongxin Enterprise Co., Ltd. , published the financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2008. The BVI company manufacturing engineered commercial vehicle body structures and stamped body parts for the Chinese commercial vehicle market, annnounced 4.7% increase of revenues, compared to the third quarter results of the year 2007. In this period of 2008 revenues made $22.8 mln. The third quarter net income made $2.1 mln, decreased by 16.2%.
For the third quarter ended September 30, 2008, net revenues reached $22.8 mln – an approximate $1.1 mln, or 4.7% increase over the same period of the prior year. Cost of goods sold were $18.5 mln in the third quarter 2008 – a 13% increase if compared to the same period of 2007. Gross profits for the third quarter were $4.4 mln, compared to $5.5 mln in the third quarter of 2007. Gross margin percentages decreased to 19.2% in 2008 from 25.1% for the three months ended September 30, 2007 – mainly due to higher costs in raw materials, especially the 29% price increase in cold-rolled steel since January 1, 2008. Operating income and operating margin for the third quarter were $2.9 million and 12.6%, versus $4.1 million and 18.9% in 2007. Total operating expenses for the third quarter of 2008 were $1.5 mln – versus $1.4 mln for the same period of 2007. Operating expenses in this period made 6.5% of revenues compared with 6.2% for the same period of 2007.
Revenue increased approximately 21.3% to $76.3 mln for the nine months ended September 30, 2008, as compared to $62.9 mln for the same period last year. Net income made $8.1 mln, having increased by 8.0% from the same period of 2007. Operating expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2008 were $4.7 mln, compared to $3.9 mln for the same period of 2007.
As of September 30, 2008, Tongxin International had approximately $19.0 mln in cash and cash equivalents. Stockholder’s equity was $34.2 mln, the amount which made an increase of 52.8% versus the same period of 2007.