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 10 May 2018 China Yuchai International Announces Unaudited First Quarter 2018 Financial Results
 

SINGAPORE, Singapore – May 10, 2018 - China Yuchai International Limited (NYSE: CYD) (“China Yuchai” or the “Company”), a leading automotive manufacturer and distributor of engines for on- and off-road applications in China through its main operating subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited (“GYMCL”), collectively known as the “Group”, announced today its unaudited consolidated financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018. The financial information presented herein for the first quarter of 2018 and 2017 is reported using International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board.

Financial Highlights for the First Quarter of 2018
The comparative figures for first quarter of 2017 were restated due to the adoption of IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers by a full retrospective application. The financial impact on the adoption of IFRS 15 is described and attached at the end of the press release.

       
  • Net revenue was RMB 4.3 billion (US$ 689.7 million) compared with RMB 4.6 billion in the first quarter of 2017;
  • Gross profit was RMB 853.5 million (US$ 135.7 million), with an increase in gross margin to 19.7%, compared with RMB 856.0 million and a gross margin of 18.8% in the first quarter of 2017;
  • Operating profit was RMB 424.2 million (US$ 67.5 million) compared with RMB 430.2 million in the first quarter of 2017;
  • Net earnings attributable to China Yuchai’s shareholders was RMB 242.8 million (US$ 38.6 million) compared with RMB 248.5 million in the first quarter of 2017;
  • Basic and Diluted earnings per share were RMB 5.94 (US$ 0.95) and RMB 5.93 (US$ 0.94) respectively compared with RMB 6.10 in the first quarter of 2017;
  • The total number of engines sold was 110,113 units compared with 120,010 units in the first quarter of 2017.

Net revenue for the first quarter of 2018 decreased by 4.7% to RMB 4.3 billion (US$ 689.7 million) compared with RMB 4.6 billion in the first quarter of 2017. This decrease was mainly due to a decline in the number of units sold which was mitigated by a higher average selling price from a better product mix.

The total number of engines sold by GYMCL in the first quarter of 2018 decreased by 8.2% to 110,113 units compared with 120,010 units in the same quarter last year. Lower unit sales primarily reflected reduced sales of agricultural engines during the first quarter of 2018. According to data reported by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, in the first quarter of 2018, sales of commercial vehicles (excluding gasoline-powered and electric-powered vehicles) increased by 3.6%. The market was led by a 13.8% increase in heavy-duty truck sales. The bus market increased by 4.1% led by 8.7% increase in light-duty buses but was partially offset by lower heavy- and medium-duty bus sales.

Gross profit was RMB 853.5 million (US$ 135.7 million) compared with RMB 856.0 million in the first quarter of 2017. Gross margin rose to 19.7% from 18.8% in the first quarter of 2017. The gross profit margin increase was mainly attributable to a better product mix.

Other operating income increased by 27.5% to RMB 50.5 million (US$ 8.0 million) from RMB 39.6 million in the first quarter of 2017. The increase was primarily due to higher interest income from bank deposits.

Research and development (“R&D”) expenses decreased by 3.8% to RMB 119.9 million (US$ 19.1 million) compared with RMB 124.6 million in the first quarter of 2017. As a percentage of net revenue, R&D spending was 2.8% for the first quarter of 2018 and 2.7% for the same quarter last year. The lower R&D expenses were due to lower consultancy fees in the first quarter of 2018. R&D expenses continued to reflect the further development and testing costs of new engines to meet higher emission standards and ongoing efforts to improve engine quality.

Selling, general & administrative (“SG&A”) expenses increased by 5.6% to RMB 359.9 million (US$ 57.2 million) compared with RMB 340.8 million in the first quarter of 2017. SG&A expenses represented 8.3% of net revenue compared with 7.5% in the first quarter of 2017. The increase was primarily related to higher personnel costs.

Operating profit was RMB 424.2 million (US$ 67.5 million) compared with RMB 430.2 million in the first quarter of 2017. The operating margin increased to 9.8% from 9.4% in the same quarter last year. The margin increase was primarily due to higher gross profit margin during the first quarter of 2018.

Finance costs decreased by 15.9% to RMB 22.5 million (US$ 3.6 million) compared with RMB 26.8 million in the first quarter of 2017. Lower finance costs mainly resulted from lower bills discounting during the first quarter of 2018.

Net earnings attributable to China Yuchai’s shareholders was RMB 242.8 million (US$ 38.6 million) compared with RMB 248.5 million in the same quarter last year.

Basic and diluted earnings per share were RMB 5.94 (US$ 0.95) and RMB 5.93 (US$0.94) respectively, compared with basic and diluted earnings per share of RMB 6.10 in the same quarter last year.

Basic earnings per share in the first quarter of 2018 was based on a weighted average of 40,858,290 shares, and diluted earnings per share was based on a weighted average of 40,916,810 shares compared with 40,712,100 basic and diluted shares in the same quarter last year.

Balance Sheet Highlights as at March 31, 2018

       
  • Cash and bank balances were RMB 4.8 billion (US$ 770.2 million) compared with RMB 6.0 billion at the end of 2017;
  • Trade and bills receivables were RMB 8.9 billion (US$ 1.4 billion) compared with RMB 7.0 billion at the end of 2017;
  • Inventories were RMB 2.5 billion (US$ 405.4 million) compared with RMB 2.6 billion at the end of 2017;
  • Trade and bills payables were RMB 5.4 billion (US$ 865.1 million) compared with RMB 5.2 billion at the end of 2017;
  • Short- and long-term bank borrowings remained unchanged at RMB 1.6 billion (US$ 258.1 million).

Mr. Weng Ming Hoh, President of China Yuchai, commented, “With our broad portfolio of engines for on- and off-road market sales, our strategy of supplying engines to multiple markets is providing growth in some areas even as other markets are stagnant. We continue to focus on improving our operational efficiency and maintain our strong financial condition.”

Exchange Rate Information
The Company’s functional currency is the U.S. dollar and its reporting currency is Renminbi. The translation of amounts from Renminbi to U.S. dollars is solely for the convenience of the reader. Translation of amounts from Renminbi to U.S. dollars has been made at the rate of RMB 6.2881 = US$ 1.00, the rate quoted by the People’s Bank of China at the close of business on March 31, 2018. No representation is made that the Renminbi amounts could have been, or could be, converted into U.S. dollars at that rate or at any other certain rate on March 31, 2018 or at any other date.

Unaudited First Quarter 2018 Conference Call
A conference call and audio webcast for the investment community has been scheduled for 8:00 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time on May 10, 2018. The call will be hosted by Mr. Weng Ming HOH, President, and Dr. Thomas Phung, Chief Financial Officer of China Yuchai. They will present and discuss the financial results and business outlook of the Company followed with a Q&A session.

Analysts and institutional investors may participate in the conference call by dialing +1-866-519-4004 (United States), +800-906-601 (Hong Kong), 400-620-8038 (China) or +65 67135090 (International), Conference Code: 5746819 approximately five to ten minutes before the call start time.

For all other interested parties, a simultaneous webcast can be accessed at the investor relations section of the Company’s website located at http://www.cyilimited.com.Participants are requested to log into the webcast at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. The recorded webcast will be available on the website shortly after the earnings call.