HANGZHOU, China, June 15, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- China Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc. (Nasdaq: CJJD) ("Jo-Jo Drugstores" or the "Company"), a leading online and offline retailer, wholesale distributor of pharmaceutical and other healthcare products and healthcare provider in China, today announced its financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023.

Mr. Lei Liu, Chairman and CEO of Jo-Jo Drugstores, commented, "During the past fiscal year, we continued to provide high-quality services and products to our customers despite the challenging and uncertain market environment. I would like to thank our entire team for their collective efforts and dedication. In the new fiscal year, we are focusing on implementing strategic expansion initiatives to drive our growth including optimizing distribution channels, attracting new customers and enhancing our brand recognition. To further complement our expansion, the continued innovation of our business model and digital transformation remains at the forefront of our business. In addition, we expect to improve our operational efficiency and manage our costs effectively. We remain dedicated to our commitment to creating value for our customers by enriching our product portfolio and providing healthcare services to meet their evolving demand. We believe our concrete advantages in offering diversified product selections, delivering additional value to customers and extending sales network are powerful catalysts for a formidable presence in the healthcare market in the future. We are confident that Jo-Jo Drugstores will keep making a positive impact in China's healthcare market and the communities we serve. We are looking forward to another fruitful fiscal year and we will keep making efforts in generating more value for our shareholders."

Fiscal Year 2023 Financial Highlights



For the Year Ended March 31,

($ millions, except per share data)


2023


2022


% Change

Revenue


148.81


164.39


(9.5) %

      Retail drugstores


83.35


84.23


(1.0) %

      Online pharmacy


32.39


30.22


7.2 %

      Wholesale


33.07


49.94


(33.8) %

Gross profit


34.28


36.52


(6.1) %

Gross margin


23.0 %


22.2 %


0.8pp  

Loss from operations


(20.93)


(2.69)


-676.8 %

Net loss


(21.14)


(3.20)


-560.9 %

Loss per share


(2.07)


(0.92)


-125.0 %


*Notes: pp represents percentage points

  • Revenue was $148.81 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023, compared to $164.39 million for the same period of last year.
  • Gross profit was $34.28 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023, compared to $36.52 million for the same period of last year.
  • Gross margin increased by 0.8 percentage points to 23.0% for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023, from 22.2% for the same period of last year.
  • Net loss was $21.14 million, or $2.07 per basic and diluted share, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023, compared to net loss of $3.20 million, or $0.92 per basic and diluted share, for the same period of last year.

Fiscal Year 2023 Financial Results

Revenue

Revenue for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023 was $148.81 million, compared to $164.39 million for the same period of last year.



For the Year Ended March 31,



2023


2022

($ millions)


Revenue


Cost of
Goods


Gross
Margin


Revenue


Cost of
Goods


Gross
Margin

Retail drugstores


83.35


56.55


32.2 %


84.23


57.29


32.0 %

Online pharmacy


32.39


28.51


12.0 %


30.22


26.62


11.9 %

Wholesale


33.07


29.47


10.9 %


49.94


43.96


12.0 %

Total


148.81


114.53


23.0 %


164.39


127.87


22.2 %

Revenue from the retail drugstores business decreased by $0.88 million, or 1.0%, to $83.35 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023, from $84.23 million for the same period of last year. After excluding the impact of exchange rate fluctuation, the actual retail drugstores sales increased by 5.6%. The actual increase in retail drugstore sales was primarily due to continuous efforts in promoting non-National Healthcare Security Administration ("NHSA") covered products, close cooperation with major suppliers, and contribution from the new store sales.

Revenue from the online pharmacy business increased by $2.17 million, or 7.2%, to $32.39 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023, from $30.22 million for the same period of last year. The increase was primarily caused by an increase in sales via e-commerce platforms such as Tmall. The Company maintained a membership care program targeted at chronic disease customers. The Company has closely interacted with members via WeChat by providing healthcare knowledge and reminding customers to refill medicine. By implementing a personalized customer care program, the Company was able to promote sales. Additionally, the Company increasingly cooperates with certain manufacturers to promote their products such as Dendrobium Candidum. These manufacturers reward the Company with lower supply prices and more advertising supports. As a result, the Company is able to better promote sales.

Prescription drugs used to be prohibited from sales online due to safety concern. However, as the government of mainland China has lifted the ban order, online prescription drug sales become popular. As a result, the sale of prescription drugs was $10.61 million in the year ended March 31, 2023, as compared to $10.33 million in the year ended March 31, 2022.

Revenue from the wholesale business decreased by $16.86 million, or 33.8%, to $33.08 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023, from $49.94 million for the same period of last year. As a relatively small wholesale distributor in pharmaceutical products, the Company's sales are subject to significant variance. Wholesale business usually carries low gross profit margin. However, we incurred labor, logistic and tax cost for our wholesale business. As a result, to keep reasonable profitability, we abandoned certain wholesales at low gross profit margin in the year ended March 31, 2023. As a result, the wholesale revenue declined.

Gross profit and gross margin

Total cost of goods sold decreased by $13.34 million, or 10.4%, to $114.53 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023, from $127.87 million for the same period of last year. Gross profit decreased by $2.24 million, or 6.1%, to $34.28 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023 from $36.52 million for the same period of last year. Overall gross margin increased by 0.8 percentage points to 23.0% for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023, from 22.2% for the same period of last year, due to higher retail drugstores profit margins.

Gross margins for retail drugstores, online pharmacy and wholesale were 32.2%, 12.0%, and 10.9%, respectively, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023, compared to gross margins for retail drugstores, online pharmacy and wholesale of 32.0%, 11.9%, and 12.0%, respectively, for the same period of last year.

Loss from operations

Selling expenses decreased by $1.70 million, or 5.5%, to $29.18 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023 from $30.88 million for the same period of last year. The decrease in selling expenses was primarily due to decrease in rent, partially offset by increase in the sales and marketing expenses.

General and administrative expenses increased by $7.48 million, or 91.4%, to $15.67 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023 from $8.19 million for the same period of last year. The increase in general and administrative expenses was primarily due to the increase in bad debt expense. Such expenses as a percentage of revenue increased to 10.5% from 5.0% for the same period a year ago. In the year ended March 31, 2023, the Company recorded an increase in the allowance for bad debts of $7.58 million as compared to the increase in the allowance for bad debts of $1.32 million in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022.

The Company recorded share based compensation of $10.36 million and $0 for the years ended March 31, 2023 and 2022. In April and December 2022, the Company issued a total of 3,000,000 ordinary shares and recorded share-based compensation of approximately $10.36 million.

The Company recorded an impairment of long-lived assets of $0 and $0.15 million for the year ended March 31, 2023 and 2022. In the year ended March 31, 2023, the Company evaluated the forest land use rights and did not record an impairment.  In the year ended March 31, 2022, the Company evaluated the forest land use rights and recorded an impairment of $0.15 million.

Loss from operations was $20.93 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023, compared to $2.69 million for the same period of last year. Operating margin was (14.1)% and (1.6)% for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively.

Net loss

Net loss was $21.14 million, or $2.07 per basic and diluted share for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023, compared to net loss of $3.20 million, or $0.92 per basic and diluted share for the same period of last year.

Financial Condition

As of March 31, 2023, the Company had cash of $18.81 million, compared to $18.46 million as of March 31, 2022. Net cash used in operating activities was $3.28 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023, compared to $5.39 million for the same period of last year. The change is primarily attributable to a decrease in cash provided by inventories and biological assets of $2.05 million, a decrease in cash provided by customer deposits of $1.71 million, a decrease in cash due to net loss of $17.94 million offset by an increase of $10.36 million in stock compensation, an increase in cash provided by accounts payable of $5.32 million. Net cash used in investing activities was $0.32 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023, compared to $0.31 million for the same period of last year. The change is primarily attributable to purchases of long term assets. Net cash provided by financing activities was $2.37 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023, compared to $4.84 million for the same period of last year. The change is primarily due to repayment of notes payable and proceeds from equity financing such as private placement and debt financing.

As of March 31, 2023, the Company had a working capital deficit of $2.1 million, a net loss of approximately $21.1 million and net cash used in operating activities of $3.3 million. These factors raise substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern. However, non-cash expenses such as stock-based compensation, bad debt direct write-off and provision, and investment loss accounts for approximately $10.4 million, $7.6 million and $2.3 million respectively. Excluding these non-cash expenses, the net loss is approximately $0.8 million.

In August and October 2022 the Company raised capital by issuing ordinary shares to private investors for a total proceeds of $4.7 million. In January 2023, the Company closed a registered direct offering with gross proceeds of $2.6 million from its effective shelf registration statement.

The Company has a credit line agreement from a local bank as described in detail in Note 16 of its annual report on Form 20-F to be filed the date hereto. As of March 31, 2023, approximately $0.29 million of the aforementioned bank credit line was available for further borrowing. As the economy growth slows down, the national interest continues to decrease. Local banks are encouraged to provide low interest rate loans to local enterprises.

In order to meet its capital demand, the Company may raise funds in the capital market, increase its credit line from the local banks, and improve its store performance in the near future. There can be no assurance that any additional financing will be available on acceptable terms, if at all.

The Company has also obtained additional government insurance reimbursement certificates for its stores opened in the last two years. In a mature store, nearly half of the revenue are generated by customers utilizing the government insurance program. With these certificates, mature stores are able to attract more customers who are eligible for the insurance program, and its sales may significantly increase in the next 12 months.

About China Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc.

China Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc. ("Jo-Jo Drugstores" or the "Company"), is a leading online and offline retailer and wholesale distributor of pharmaceutical and other healthcare products and a provider of healthcare services in China. Jo-Jo Drugstores currently operates an online pharmacy and retail drugstores with licensed doctors on site for consultation, examination and treatment of common ailments at scheduled hours. It is also a wholesale distributor of products similar to those carried in its pharmacies. For more information about the Company, please visit http://jiuzhou360.com. The Company routinely posts important information on its website.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains information about the Company's view of its future expectations, plans and prospects that constitute forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from historical results or those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors including, but not limited to, risks and uncertainties associated with its ability to raise additional funding, its ability to maintain and grow its business, variability of operating results, its ability to maintain and enhance its brand, its development and introduction of new products and services, the successful integration of acquired companies, technologies and assets into its portfolio of products and services, marketing and other business development initiatives, competition in the industry, general government regulation, economic conditions, dependence on key personnel, the ability to attract, hire and retain personnel who possess the technical skills and experience necessary to meet the requirements of its clients, and its ability to protect its intellectual property. The Company's encourages you to review other factors that may affect its future results in the Company's annual reports and in its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

For more information, please contact:
Company Contact: 
Frank Zhao
Chief Financial Officer
+86-571-88077108
frank.zhao@jojodrugstores.com

Investor Relations Contact:
Tina Xiao
Ascent Investor Relations LLC
+1-917-609-0333
tina.xiao@ascent-ir.com

 

CHINA JO-JO DRUGSTORES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES


CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS





March 31,



March 31,



2023



2022


ASSETS






CURRENT ASSETS






   Cash and cash equivalents

$

18,807,936



$

18,458,575


   Restricted cash


12,762,708




16,881,002


   Trade accounts receivable


14,119,606




16,736,495


   Inventories


15,309,100




16,020,140


   Other receivables, net


2,725,015




5,764,660


   Advances to suppliers


142,417




571,577


   Other current assets


616,008




924,797


      Total current assets


64,482,790




75,357,246










OTHER ASSETS








   Property and equipment, net


5,100,264




5,922,179


   Long-term investment


1,772,072




4,511,539


   Farmland assets


666,721




722,283


   Long-term deposits


1,038,125




1,761,945


   Other noncurrent assets


790,056




822,950


   Operating lease right-of-use assets


13,924,826




13,738,081


   Intangible assets, net


3,195,748




3,547,986


     Total other assets


26,487,812




31,026,963


       Total assets

$

90,970,602



$

106,384,209










LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY







CURRENT LIABILITIES








   Accounts payable

$

26,990,250



$

27,331,381


   Notes payable


29,255,776




34,189,022


   Other payables


1,314,919




2,268,967


   Other payables - related parties


683,560




1,561,244


   Customer deposits


695,931




1,873,062


   Taxes payable


1,706,909




1,381,108


   Accrued liabilities


866,173




556,037


   Loan payable - current portion


-




1,957,956


   Current portion of operating lease liabilities


5,131,373




3,329,619


     Total current liabilities


66,535,234




74,448,396










   Long-term operating lease liabilities


7,768,216




9,197,027


     Total liabilities


74,303,450




83,645,423










COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
















SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY








  Ordinary shares; $0.012 par value; 500,000,000 shares authorized; 23,697,210
  and 3,479,316 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2023 and 2022,
  respectively


284,367




41,752


  Preferred shares; $0.001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; nil issued and
     outstanding as of March 31, 2023 and 2022


-




-


  Additional paid-in capital


83,958,418




66,516,033


  Statutory reserves


1,309,109




1,309,109


  Accumulated deficit


(69,273,018)




(48,134,493)


  Accumulated other comprehensive income


1,735,135




4,352,992


     Total shareholders' equity attributed to China Jo-Jo


18,014,011




24,085,393


     Noncontrolling interests


(1,346,859)




(1,346,607)


     Total shareholders' equity


16,667,152




22,738,786


       Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

90,970,602



$

106,384,209


 

 

CHINA JO-JO DRUGSTORES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS




For the years ended 



March 31,



2023


2022


2021

REVENUES, NET


$

148,811,976



$

164,392,555



$

133,134,633















COST OF GOODS SOLD



114,531,512




127,873,515




103,890,824















GROSS PROFIT



34,280,464




36,519,040




29,243,809















SELLING EXPENSES



29,177,163




30,876,959




26,954,914


GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES



15,668,684




8,187,176




6,956,029


STOCK BASED COMPENSATION



10,360,000




-




3,941,600


IMPAIRMENT OF LONG-LIVED ASSETS



-




148,795




228,506


TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES



55,205,847




39,212,930




38,081,049















LOSS FROM OPERATIONS



(20,925,383)




(2,693,890)




(8,837,240)















OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES):













INTEREST INCOME



883,908




401,921




707,878


INTEREST EXPENSE



(65,854)




(262,218)




(455,187)


INVESTMENT LOSS



(2,316,994)




-




-


OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES)



1,680,087




455,547




176,519


CHANGE IN FAIR VALUE OF PURCHASE OPTION AND
   WARRANTS LIABILITY



-




-




64,090















LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAXES



(20,744,236)




(2,098,640)




(8,343,940)















PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES



394,541




1,099,726




31,638















NET LOSS



(21,138,777)




(3,198,366)




(8,375,578)















LESS: NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING
  INTEREST



(252)




(6,247)




(255,716)















NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO CHINA JO-JO DRUGSTORES,
  INC.



(21,138,525)




(3,192,119)




(8,119,862)















OTHER COMPREHENSIVE LOSS













FOREIGN CURRENCY TRANSLATION ADJUSTMENTS



(2,617,857)




1,534,807




1,377,761















COMPREHENSIVE LOSS



(23,756,634)




(1,663,559)




(6,997,817)















WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF SHARES:













   Basic



10,196,552




3,479,316




3,398,397


   Diluted



10,196,552




3,479,316




3,398,397















LOSS PER SHARES:













   Basic


$

(2.07)



$

(0.92)



$

(2.39)


   Diluted


$

(2.07)



$

(0.92)



$

(2.39)


 

 

CHINA JO-JO DRUGSTORES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS




For the years ended  



March 31,



2023


2022


2021

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:













Net loss


$

(21,138,777)



$

(3,198,366)



$

(8,375,578)


Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in
  operating activities:













  Bad debt direct write-off and provision



7,579,886




939,720




(706,862)


  Depreciation and amortization



718,002




1,256,491




1,750,890


  Impairment of long lived assets



-




148,795




228,506


  Share-based compensation



10,360,000




-




3,941,600


  Investment loss



2,316,994




-




-


  Change in fair value of purchase option derivative liability



-




-




(64,090)


  Change in operating assets and liabilities:













  Accounts receivable, trade



(2,531,755)




(2,657,283)




(3,307,946)


  Notes receivable



(20,861)




40,260




21,539


  Inventories and biological assets



(522,550)




1,523,098




(3,615,017)


  Other receivables



(958,671)




(1,927,692)




468,967


  Advances to suppliers



201,984




(171,783)




1,893,857


  Long term deposit



589,653




(159,508)




26,910


  Other current assets



331,426




376,134




1,004,448


  Other noncurrent assets



(30,483)




62,394




38,142


  Accounts payable, trade



1,765,488




(3,558,050)




6,380,115


  Other payables and accrued liabilities



(1,341,447)




99,132




(183,111)


  Customer deposits



(1,035,456)




678,601




368,690


  Taxes payable



433,054




1,162,084




66,648


     Net cash used in operating activities



(3,283,513)




(5,385,972)




(62,292)















CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:













  Disposal of financial assets available for sale



-




-




75,973


  Acquisition of equipment and building



(118,272)




(89,960)




(126,766)


  Investment in a joint venture



(4,379)




-




(1,470,119)


  Purchases of intangible assets



(12,774)




(7,012)




(97,802)


  Additions to leasehold improvements



(180,672)




(209,166)




(379,611)


    Net cash used in investing activities



(316,097)




(306,138)




(1,998,325)















CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:













  Proceeds from short-term bank loan



-




-




738,315


  Repayment of short-term bank loan



-




(779,059)




(1,476,630)


  Proceeds from third parties loan



-




-




-


  Repayment of third parties loan



(1,811,558)




(2,613,965)




(2,395,629)


  Proceeds from notes payable



57,965,013




65,370,181




48,292,231


  Repayment of notes payable



(60,273,598)




(57,829,269)




(51,295,776)


  Increase in financial liability



-




-




(73,832)


  Exercise of warrants



-




-




77,500


  Proceeds from issuance of shares and warrants in private
     placements



7,325,000




-




9,287,100


  Proceeds from other payable-related parties



43,785




689,010




-


  Repayment of other payable-related parties



(882,486)








(73,426)


     Net cash provided by financing activities



2,366,156




4,836,898




3,079,853















EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE ON CASH



(2,535,479)




1,522,146




2,670,802















INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AND
   RESTRICTED CASH



(3,768,933)




666,933




3,690,038


CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED
   CASH, beginning of year



35,339,577




34,672,644




30,982,606


CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED
   CASH, end of year


$

31,570,644



$

35,339,577



$

34,672,644















SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW
   INFORMATION:













   Cash paid for income taxes


$

64,943



$

3,955



$

37,738


   Cash paid for interest



63,668




262,218




455,187















   NON-CASH ACTIVITIES:













   Cashless exercise  of warrants


$

135,118



$

-



$

-


 

 

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