BEIJING, June 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Puhui Wealth Investment Management Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: PHCF) ("Puhui" or the "Company"), a third-party wealth management service provider with a focus on wealth management services for high net worth ("HNW") individuals and corporate clients, today announced its financial results for the six months ended December 31, 2019. The Company also filed these results on Form 6-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which can be viewed at www.sec.gov. All amounts in this press release are in USD unless otherwise noted.

Financial and Operating Highlights

  • Revenues for the six months ended December 31, 2019 were $577,645, compared to $1.9 million in the same period of 2018.
  • The Company continues to add incremental HNW clientele, with new HNW clients transacting with Puhui totaling 98 for the six months ended December 31, 2019.
  • As of December 31, 2019, the Company's subsidiary served as manager or general partner of four funds with an aggregate of approximately $23.5 million under management.
  • As of June 1, 2020, the Company maintained 8 sales and service locations based in Beijing (3), Shanghai, Suzhou, Qingdao, Changchun and Hong Kong.
  • On December 3, 2019, Puhui acquired 100% of the shares of Granville Financial Services Company Limited ("Granville") for HK$29,390,000, or approximately $3.8 million. The purpose of the acquisition of Granville is to expand the Company's operations outside of Mainland China into Hong Kong and take advantage of financial qualifications and licenses to broaden the Company's existing product portfolio.
  • Puhui had approximately $2.2 million of cash and approximately $1.9 million of working capital as of December 31, 2019, as compared to approximately $2.0 million of cash and approximately $7.4 million of working capital as of June 30, 2019.

Mr. Zhe Ji, the Chairman and CEO of the Company, stated, "We experienced slower growth than anticipated due to uncertainty in the macroeconomic environment as a result of slower economic growth and pending trade conflicts. Over the past few months, Puhui, like so many companies across the globe, has been affected by the outbreak of a novel strain of coronavirus (COVID-19). Our immediate focus was on the safety and well-being of our employees and customers, and we also took proactive steps to ensure continuity across our organization. We temporally closed our offices and implemented a work-from-home policy beginning in February 2020, as required by relevant PRC regulatory authorities. We plan on beginning to reopen all offices in June 2020, and Puhui has benefitted from long-lasting relationships formed over our history as a wealth manager focused on HNW individuals and the inherent ability of our workforce to operate successfully in a remote capacity."

Mr. Ji continued, "While we have continued to maintain a consistent level of operating capacity during this uncertain period, the volatility in the market and across the globe prevents our Company from accurately predicting the potential long-standing impact of the pandemic. Our customers could potentially be negatively impacted by the outbreak, which may reduce their budgets for investment in 2020. As a result, our revenue and profitability may be negatively impacted in 2020. We are taking a conservative approach in our financial forecasts, while retaining a constant discourse with our clientele and partners that provide a wide array of financial products to offer these customers."

Mr. Ji concluded, "Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, we were delighted to announce the acquisition of Granville, which served as the first step in expanding our business development activities outside of Mainland China into Hong Kong. While we certainly could not have predicted the impact of the pandemic, we do feel that a diversified strategy is in the best interest of Puhui and its shareholders and will allow our company to grow through multiple cycles. We have seen net inflows of capital begin to accelerate in China in the spring months, which we believe is a favorable trend as China transitions back into full resumption of economic activity. We believe that that increasingly diversified nature of our investment portfolio and trust we have cultivated with Puhui's clientele will help to increase our brand recognition as a trusted advisor to our clients and help to increase shareholder value over time."

Financial Review for the Six Months Ended December 31, 2019

Wealth Management

  • Since fiscal year ended June 30, 2017, Puhui's core business has been the marketing of financial products to HNW clients and small and medium enterprises in China. As a growing independent wealth management service provider, the Company maintains a sizable client base, consisting of 1,088 clients as of December 31, 2019 (282 of which have purchased products the Company markets more than once). This compares to 990 clients as of June 30, 2019, with 282 purchasing products more than once.

Asset Management

  • Starting in June 2017, Puhui also launched its in-house asset management business. As of December 31, 2019, the Company's subsidiaries served as manager or general partner of four funds with an aggregate of approximately $23.5 million under management, compared to $23.0 million under management as of June 30, 2019. The increase was primarily due to interest and dividend received from the funds.

Revenues

  • The Company categorizes revenues into third-party revenues and related-party revenues. Revenue mainly includes one-time commission, recurring services fees and recurring management fees. Related party revenues consist primarily of one-time commission fees we charged for our affiliates or management fees we received from fund/limited partnership where the Company's subsidiaries serves as manager or general partner. Our affiliate is entity under common control of one of our principal shareholders.
  • Total revenues were $577,645 for the six months ended December 31, 2019, compared to $1.9 million in the six-month period in 2018, a decrease of $1.3 million, or 69.1%. The overall decline was mainly due to the decrease in one-time commissions and recurring services fees as a result of the decrease in the aggregate value of wealth management products distributed. Due to slower economic growth, our clients are more conservative in purchasing wealth management products.

Cost of Revenues

  • Puhui's cost of revenues consist of compensation paid to financial product development team members along with benefits. The Company's cost of revenues were $132,334 and $206,881 for the six months ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, a decrease of $74,547 or 36%. As we experienced slower revenue growth and product distribution, the Company's cost of revenue decreased accordingly.

Operating Expense

  • The Company's operating expenses increased to $4.0 million from $2.5 million in the same period in 2018, an increase of $1.5 million or 58.2%, largely due to an increase in general and administrative expenses, impairment loss and selling expenses. The increase in general and administrative expenses was mainly due to additional consulting fees for business development, audit and financial reporting services and legal services as a public company.

Net Loss

  • Net loss for the six month period ended December 31, 2019 was $3.4 million, as compared to $0.7 million for the six month period ended December 31, 2018, an increase of $2.7 million or 386%, due to the above reasons.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

  • The Company historically financed its operations primarily through cash flows from operations, additional capital contributions from shareholders and short-term advances from related parties. Going forward, the Company will rely on its cash flows from operations and may have to consider supplementing its available sources of funds through additional borrowings either from financial institutions in China or from its major shareholders,
  • As of December 31, 2019, the Company had cash of approximately $2.2 million, as compared to $2.0 million as of June 30, 2019,
  • As of December 31, 2019, the Company had approximately $1.9 million of working capital.

About Puhui Wealth Investment Management Co., Ltd.

Headquartered in Beijing, China and founded in 2013, Puhui is a third-party wealth management service provider focusing on marketing financial products (including private equity and other diversified products and services) to, and managing funds for, individuals and corporate clients in the PRC. On December 27, 2018, the Company's ordinary shares were listed and began trading listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market (ticker: PHCF).

Additional information about Puhui can be found at the Company's corporate website: www.puhuiwealth.com.

Additional Disclosure Concerning COVID-19

The impacts of COVID-19 on Puhui's business, financial condition, and results of operations include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The Company temporally closed its offices and implemented work-from-home policy beginning in February 2020, as required by relevant PRC regulatory authorities. We plan to reopen our offices in June 2020 as the situation improved in China.
  • Due to the nature of the Company's business, the impact of the closure on operational capabilities was not significant, as most of Puhui's work force continued working offsite during such closure.
  • Puhui's customers could potentially be negatively impacted by the outbreak, which may reduce their budgets for investment in 2020. As a result, revenue and profitability may be negatively impacted in 2020.
  • The economy may worsen if the COVID-19 outbreak continues. Puhui's product provider may be negatively impacted by the outbreak, however the Company has not seen any significant disruption of its product supply to date.

Because of the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, the business disruption and the financial impact related to the outbreak of and response to the COVID-19 outbreak cannot be reasonably estimated at this time.

Forward Looking Statement

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "estimate", "plan", "outlook", and "project" and other similar expressions that indicate future events or trends or are not statements of historical matters. These statements are based on our management's current expectations and beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions concerning future events.

Such forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside of our control and all of which could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements. Accordingly, forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any subsequent date, and we do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they were made, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in forward-looking statements can be found in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available, free of charge, on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. 

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PUHUI WEALTH INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CO., LTD AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS












For the Six Months Ended December 31





2019


2018





(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)

REVENUES







Revenues



$

463,437

$

1,872,685

Revenues - related parties




115,303


7,779

Sales taxes




(1,095)


(13,494)

Total revenues




577,645


1,866,970








OPERATING EXPENSES







Cost of revenues




(132,334)


(206,881)

Selling expenses




(1,017,176)


(922,693)

General and administrative expenses




(2,822,029)


(1,387,407)

Impairment loss




(19,845)


(5,512)

Total operating expenses




(3,991,384)


(2,522,493)








LOSS FROM OPERATIONS




(3,413,739)


(655,523)








OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES)







Interest income




64,445


6,091

Interest and other finance expenses




(103,706)


(101,069)

Other income, net




57,902


31,896

Total other expenses, net




18,641


(63,082)








LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAXES 




(3,395,098)


(718,605)








PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES







Current




-


-

Deferred




32,035


27,410

Total income tax provision




32,035


27,410








NET LOSS




(3,427,133)


(746,015)








Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest




(447,733)


(282,524)








NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO PUHUI WEALTH



$

(2,979,400)

$

(463,491)








NET LOSS



$

(3,427,133)

$

(746,015)








OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)







Foreign currency translation adjustment




190,158


(285,769)








COMPREHENSIVE LOSS



$

(3,236,975)

$

(1,031,784)








Less: Comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interest




(453,786)


(310,967)








COMPREHENSIVE LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO PUHUI WEALTH 



$

(2,783,189)

$

(720,817)








WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF ORDINARY SHARES







Basic and diluted




11,507,558


10,090,126








EARNINGS PER SHARE 







Basic and diluted



$

(0.26)

$

(0.05)

 

 

PUHUI WEALTH INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CO., LTD AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS












December 31,


June 30,





2019


2019





(Unaudited)



ASSETS

CURRENT ASSETS







Cash



$

2,211,010

$

2,004,625

Cost method investments




673,877


706,226

Accounts receivables




387,030


1,853,041

Accounts receivables - related parties




998,395


1,013,135

Other receivables




143,358


213,252

Other receivables - related party




1,272,259


1,647,858

Prepaid expenses




1,344,326


1,278,133

Total current assets




7,030,255


8,716,270








PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET




542,207


223,385








OTHER ASSETS 







Long-term security deposits 




428,886


384,860

Acquisition prepayment




-


2,447,259

Operating lease right-of-use assets




1,537,856


-

Long-term prepaid expenses




1,858,877


2,247,872

Deferred tax assets, net




309,959


347,195

Intangible asset, net




1,027,869


10,241

Goodwill




1,808,294


-

Total other assets




6,971,741


5,437,427








Total assets



$

14,544,203

$

14,377,082








LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY









CURRENT LIABILITIES







Customer deposit



$

166,839

$

-

Acquisition payable




368,439


-

Deferred revenue




1,534,049


227,622

Other payables and accrued liabilities




564,907


808,328

Other payables - related party




169,192


-

Operating lease liabilities - current




801,369


-

Financing lease liabilities - current




43,955


-

Taxes payable




19,205


10,512

Current portion of long-term debt




1,458,891


315,983

Total current liabilities




5,126,846


1,362,445








NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES







Operating lease liabilities - noncurrent




723,965


-

Financing lease liabilities - noncurrent




92,954


-

Long-term debt




29,341


1,206,565

Total non-current liabilities




846,260


1,206,565








Total liabilities




5,973,106


2,569,010

 

 

PUHUI WEALTH INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CO., LTD AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS 

(CONTINUED)








December 31,


June 30,



2019


2019



(Unaudited)








COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES










SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY





Preferred shares, $0.001 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, 0 shares issued and
outstanding as of December 31, 2019 and June 30, 2019 


-


-






Ordinary shares, $0.001 par value, 49,000,000 shares authorized,
11,507,558 shares issued and outstanding  
  as of December 31, 2019 and June 30, 2019


11,508


11,508











Additional paid-in capital


21,911,045


21,911,045

Accumulated deficit


(12,200,741)


(9,221,341)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(55,747)


(251,958)

Total shareholders' equity attributable to controlling shareholders


9,666,065


12,449,254






Noncontrolling interest


(1,094,968)


(641,182)






Total shareholders' equity


8,571,097


11,808,072






Total liabilities and shareholders' equity 

$

14,544,203

$

14,377,082

 

 

PUHUI WEALTH INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CO., LTD AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS




For the Six Months Ended December 31




2019


2018




(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:






Net loss


$

(3,427,133)

$

(746,015)

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












        Depreciation and amortization



95,187


67,704

        Amortization of operating lease right-of-use assets



358,820


-

        Impairment loss on equity securities



14,371


5,512

        Deferred tax provision



32,034


57,271

    Change in operating assets and liabilities






        Accounts receivables



1,432,389


482,556

        Other receivables



51,572


(343,652)

        Prepaid expenses



(16,514)


(982,395)

        Long-term prepaid expenses



387,055


-

        Accounts payable



165,109


-

        Deferred revenue



1,303,676


(264,441)

        Other payables and accrued liabilities



(31,319)


85,310

        Other payables - related parties



-


(189,372)

        Operating lease liabilities



(371,283)


-

        Taxes payable



(43,148)


(328,175)

            Net cash used in operating activities



(49,184)


(2,155,697)







CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:






    Proceeds from sales of short-term investments



7,600


338,878

    Repayment from related parties



349,996


-

    Acquisition prepayment 



-


(3,264,978)

    Purchases of property and equipment



(262,570)


(107,292)

    Cash acquired from Granville, net of purchase price paid



125,365


-

    Purchase of intangible asset 















-


(12,558)

          Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities



220,391


(3,045,950)







CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:






    Proceeds from issuance of ordinary shares through IPO, net



-


8,032,912

    Repayment of financing lease liabilities



(3,515)


-

    Principal payments of long-term debt



(12,107)


-

          Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities



(15,622)


8,032,912







EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE ON CASH



50,800


(175,226)







INCREASE IN CASH



206,385


2,656,039







CASH, beginning of period



2,004,625


4,809,040







CASH, end of period


$

2,211,010

$

7,465,079







SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION:






    Cash paid for income tax 


$

-

$

227,152

    Cash paid for interest


$

192,619

$

196,655

NON-CASH TRANSACTIONS OF INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES






    Prepaid IPO costs to be net against IPO proceeds


$

-

$

733,478

    Initial recognition of right-of-use assets and lease liabilities 


$

1,889,558

$

-

    Acquisition of Granville offset with acquisition prepayment


$

2,447,259

$

-

    Acquisition of Granville with payables


$

537,631

$

-

    Purchase of fixed asset through financing lease


$

139,790

$

-

 

 

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