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/C O R R E C T I O N -- JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd./

11/19/2019

In the news release, JinkoSolar Announces Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results, issued 19-Nov-2019 by JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the [Operations and Business Outlook] paragraph, [Total revenue for the fourth quarter is expected to be in the range of US$11.7 billion to US$12.3 billion.] sentence, should read “[Total revenue for the fourth quarter is expected to be in the range of US$1.17 billion to US$1.23 billion.]” rather than as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows:

JinkoSolar Announces Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

SHANGHAI, Nov. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar” or the “Company”) (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019.

Strategic Business Updates

  • Technology transformation largely complete, expected to reach 18GW mono wafer capacity by the second quarter of 2020. 
  • Mono based high efficiency products expected to account for close to 100% of solar module shipments in 2020. 
  • Record high gross profit and income from operations in the third quarter of 2019, despite push-out of China demand. 
  • Gross margin reset driven by increasing shift towards upgraded mono capacity, industry leading integrated production cost, new premium products and global footprint. 
  • Signed agreements to sell two solar power plants in Mexico with a combined capacity of 155MW. The final closing of the transaction is subject to customary approvals.

Third Quarter 2019 Operational and Financial Highlights

  • Total solar module shipments were 3,326 megawatts (“MW”), a decrease of 1.8% from 3,386 MW in the second quarter of 2019 and an increase of 12.6% from 2,953 MW in the third quarter of 2018.
  • Total revenues were RMB7.48 billion (US$1.05 billion), an increase of 8.2% from the second quarter of 2019 and an increase of 11.8% from the third quarter of 2018.
  • Gross margin was 21.3%, compared with 16.5% in the second quarter of 2019, and 14.9% in the third quarter of 2018. Excluding the Countervailing Duty (“CVD”) and Anti-dumping Duty (“ADD”) reversal benefit, gross margin was 18.5% in the third quarter of 2019.
  • Income from operations was RMB638.8 million (US$89.4 million), compared with RMB260.3 million in the second quarter of 2019 and RMB188.0 million in the third quarter of 2018.
  • Net income attributable to the Company’s ordinary shareholders was RMB363.6 million (US$50.9 million) in the third quarter of 2019, compared with RMB125.4 million in the second quarter of 2019 and RMB189.1 million in the third quarter of 2018.
  • Diluted earnings per American depositary share (“ADS”) were RMB4.664 (US$0.652) in the third quarter of 2019.
  • Non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company’s ordinary shareholders in the third quarter of 2019 was RMB301.2 million (US$42.1 million), compared with RMB202.9 million in the second quarter of 2019 and RMB206.3 million in the third quarter of 2018.
  • Non-GAAP basic and diluted earnings per ADS were RMB6.832 (US$0.956) and RMB6.128(US$0.856), respectively, in the third quarter of 2019, compared with both RMB4.872 in the second quarter of 2019 and both RMB5.280 in the third quarter of 2018.

Mr. Kangping Chen, JinkoSolar’s Chief Executive Officer commented, “I’m pleased to report strong operational and financial results for the third quarter which I believe marks a turning point for our business, as we begin to increasingly benefit from our technology transformation, industry-leading cost structure and expanding mono capacity. Module shipments during the quarter were 3,326 megawatts, an increase of 12.6% year-over-year and a slight decrease sequentially. Our integrated production costs continued to decrease, which, combined with our high-quality products and global distribution footprint, allowed us to initiate a reset of our gross margin, expanding it to 21.3% during the quarter, a significant 6 percentage point increase year-over-year. We are very optimistic about our growth prospects next quarter and throughout 2020 where we expect to see our overall profitability strengthen and margins expand.”

“Our technological transformation began in 2016 when we started producing mono wafers, and have since then accumulated three years of operational and technical expertise which we applied in our mono production facility in Leshan, Sichuan Province. This technological transformation is now largely complete, with Phase I of the production facility having begun operations and ramped up to full 5GW capacity during the second quarter of 2019. I believe this reflects our strategic foresight and strong execution capabilities. We are now at a strategic turning point in our corporate history with mono-based high-efficiency products accounting for nearly 75% of the total solar module shipments during the quarter, which is expected to increase to 99% in 2020.”

“The late announcement of the government subsidy policy for PV projects in China earlier this year delayed a large number of projects which we believe will restart during the fourth quarter and the first quarter of 2020. This delay is expected to drive strong domestic demand over the next six months, especially since China’s national renewable energy information management center recently announced that it is accelerating the formulation of subsidy policies for PV projects in 2020. With the cost of solar energy now falling below that of conventional energy sources in many markets across the globe and more aggressive clean energy targets being set by governments, we are also very confident and optimistic that global demand will significantly increase next year. We currently estimate that global installations next year will be approximately 20% higher than this year.”

“We continue to invest in product development to meet growing market demand for high-quality and efficient products. We expanded our production capacity of N-type cells to 800MW during the quarter, and are currently ramping up to full production which is expected to begin next quarter. Our N-type cells reached a record high efficiency of 24.58% in June 2019. We also recently unveiled a new Tiger module which, with its 20.78% efficiency and peak power output of 460W, offers our clients significantly improved efficiency, lower production costs and a better internal rate of return.”

“With domestic demand rebounding strongly and overseas demand driven by aggressive new clean energy targets, we expect the fourth quarter and full year 2020 to generate strong growth in shipments and strengthen our overall profitability and margin profile. With the demand growing rapidly both domestically and overseas for our mono products, we have strategically decided to convey our confidence in next year’s strong growth with total solar module shipments expected to be in the range of 18.0 GW to 20.0 GW for the full year 2020, an approximately 35% year-over-year increase. As one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, we will continue to drive growth in this new era of grid parity and deliver long-term sustainable value to our shareholders.”

Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Total Revenues

Total revenues in the third quarter of 2019 were RMB7.48 billion (US$1.05 billion), an increase of 8.2% from RMB6.91 billion in the second quarter of 2019 and an increase of 11.8% from RMB6.69 billion in the third quarter of 2018. The sequential increase was mainly attributable to an increase in the average selling price of solar modules and increase of multi-crystalline silicon wafers sales in the third quarter of 2019. The year-over-year increase was mainly attributable to an increase in the shipment of solar modules in the third quarter of 2019.

Gross Profit and Gross Margin

Gross profit in the third quarter of 2019 was RMB1.59 billion (US$223.0 million), compared with RMB1.14 billion in the second quarter of 2019 and RMB997.6 million in the third quarter of 2018. The sequential increase was mainly attributable to (i) an increase in self-produced production volume by increasing shift toward integrated mono-based high-efficiency products capacity, (ii) continued reduction of integrated production cost, which maintains its industry-leading cost structure, and (iii) an increase in the average selling price of solar modules, and (iv) the reversal benefit of CVD and ADD of RMB 212.0 million (US$29.7 million), based on the final results of the fifth administrative review of the CVD and ADD order published by the U.S. Department of Commerce. 

Gross margin was 21.3% in the third quarter of 2019, compared with 16.5% in the second quarter of 2019 and 14.9% in the third quarter of 2018. Excluding the CVD and ADD reversal benefit, gross margin was 18.5% in the third quarter of 2019, compared with 16.5% in the second quarter of 2019 and 12.8% in the third quarter of 2018. The sequential increase was attributable to (i) an increase in self-produced volume by increasing shift toward integrated mono-based high-efficiency products capacity, (ii) continued reduction of integrated production cost, which maintains its industry-leading cost structure, and (iii) an increase in the average selling price of solar modules.

Income from Operations and Operating Margin

Income from operations in the third quarter of 2019 was RMB638.8 million (US$89.4 million), compared with RMB260.3 million in the second quarter of 2019 and RMB188.0 million in the third quarter of 2018. Operating margin in the third quarter of 2019 was 8.5%, compared with 3.8% in the second quarter of 2019 and 2.8% in the third quarter of 2018. Excluding the CVD and ADD reversal benefit, operating margin in the third quarter of 2019 was 5.7%.

Total operating expenses in the third quarter of 2019 were RMB955.0 million (US$133.6 million), an increase of 8.1% from RMB883.6 million in the second quarter of 2019 and an increase of 18.0% from RMB809.6 million in the third quarter of 2018. The sequential increase was mainly due to an increase in shipping cost and loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment of RMB 42.1 million. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to an increase in shipping costs in the third quarter of 2019.

Total operating expenses accounted for 12.8% of total revenues in the third quarter of 2019, compared to 12.8% in the second quarter of 2019 and 12.1% in the third quarter of 2018. The year-over-year increase of operating expenses as a percentage of total revenue was primarily due to the increase in shipping costs as a percentage of total revenue associated with a higher percentage of shipments to overseas markets in the third quarter of 2019.

Interest Expense, Net

Net interest expense in the third quarter of 2019 was RMB94.9 million (US$13.3 million), a decrease of 18.7% from RMB116.8 million in the second quarter of 2019 and an increase of 70.7% from RMB55.6 million in the third quarter of 2018. The sequential decrease was mainly due to a decrease in interest expense associated with discounted notes receivables in the third quarter of 2019. The year-over-year increase was mainly due to (i) an increase in borrowings, (ii) the cessation of interest capitalization on certain completed solar projects, and (iii) issuance of additional convertible senior notes in May 2019.

Exchange (Loss)/Gain and Change in Fair Value of Foreign Exchange Derivatives

The Company recorded a net exchange loss (including Change in fair value of foreign exchange derivatives) of RMB130.7 million (US$18.3 million) in the third quarter of 2019, compared to a net exchange gain of RMB45.9 million in the second quarter of 2019 and a net exchange gain of RMB85.0 million in the third quarter of 2018. Given the rapid increase of overseas orders, the Company increased the foreign currency hedge ratio to hedge the next six months’ anticipated cash flow denominated in U.S. dollars. The Company recorded a loss arising from foreign exchange forward contracts with the appreciation of the U.S. dollars against the RMB in the third quarter of 2019.

Change in Fair Value of Interest Rate Swap

The Company entered into Interest Rate Swap agreements with several banks for the purpose of reducing interest rate risk exposure associated with the Company’s overseas solar power projects. The Company recorded a loss arising from change in fair value of interest rate swap of RMB18.1 million (US$2.5 million) in the third quarter of 2019, compared to a loss of RMB46.1 million in the second quarter of 2019. The loss arising from change in fair value of interest swap was primarily due to a continuous decrease in long-term interest rates. The Company did not elect to use hedge accounting for any of its derivatives.

Change in Fair Value of Convertible Senior Notes and Call Option

The Company issued US$85.0 million of 4.5% convertible senior notes due 2024 (the “Notes”) in May 2019 and has elected to measure the Notes at fair value. The Company recognized gain from a change in fair value of the Notes of RMB157.1 million (US$22.0million) in the third quarter of 2019, compared to a loss of RMB118.6 million in the second quarter of 2019.  The change was primarily due to a decrease in the stock price of the Company in the third quarter of 2019.

Concurrent with the issuance of the Notes in May 2019, the Company entered into a call option transaction with an affiliate of Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC. The Company accounted for the call option transactions as freestanding derivative assets in its consolidated balance sheets, which is marked to market at each reporting period. The Company recorded a loss from a change in fair value of the call option of RMB74.2 million (US$10.4 million) in the third quarter of 2019, compared to a gain of RMB73.5 million in the second quarter of 2019. The change was primarily due to a decrease in the stock price of the Company in the third quarter of 2019.

Equity in (Loss)/Income of Affiliated Companies

The Company indirectly holds a 20% equity interest in Sweihan PV Power Company P.J.S.C, a developer and operator of solar power projects in Dubai, and accounts for its investment using the equity method. The Company also holds a 30% equity interest in Jiangsu Jinko-Tiansheng Co., Ltd, which processes and assembles PV modules as an OEM manufacturer, and accounts for its investments using the equity method. The Company recorded equity in loss of affiliated companies of RMB28.3 million (US$4.0 million) in the third quarter of 2019, compared with a loss of RMB28.6 million in the second quarter of 2019 and an income of RMB4.9 million in the third quarter of 2018. The loss primarily arose from change in fair value of interest rate swap agreements purchased by Sweihan PV Power Company P.J.S.C. due to a continuous decrease in long-term interest rates. Hedge accounting was not applied for the derivative.

Income Tax Benefit / (Expense), Net

The Company recorded an income tax expense of RMB117.2 million (US$16.4 million) in the third quarter of 2019, compared with an income tax benefit of RMB55.9 million in the second quarter of 2019 and an income tax expense of RMB61.2 million in the third quarter of 2018. 

The sequential change was mainly due to additional 2018 income tax deduction for R&D costs approved by the local tax bureau in the second quarter of 2019.

Net Income and Earnings per Share

Net income attributable to the Company’s ordinary shareholders was RMB363.6 million (US$50.9 million) in the third quarter of 2019, compared with RMB125.4 million in the second quarter of 2019 and RMB189.1 million in the third quarter of 2018.

Basic and diluted earnings per ordinary share were RMB2.062 (US$0.288) and RMB1.166 (US$0.163), respectively, during the third quarter of 2019. This translates into basic and diluted earnings per ADS of RMB8.248 (US$1.152) and RMB4.664 (US$0.652), respectively.

Non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company’s ordinary shareholders in the third quarter of 2019 was RMB301.2 million (US$42.1 million), compared with RMB202.9 million in the second quarter of 2019 and RMB206.3 million in the third quarter of 2018.

Non-GAAP basic and diluted earnings per ordinary share were RMB1.708 (US$0.239) and RMB1.532 (US$0.214), respectively, during the third quarter of 2019. This translates into non-GAAP basic and diluted earnings per ADS of RMB6.832 (US$0.956) and RMB6.128(US$0.856), respectively.

Financial Position

As of September 30, 2019, the Company had RMB4.14 billion (US$579.8 million) in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash, compared with RMB4.81 billion as of June 30, 2019.

As of September 30, 2019, the Company’s accounts receivables due from third parties were RMB4.44 billion (US$621.3million), compared with RMB4.94 billion as of June 30, 2019.

As of September 30, 2019, the Company’s inventories were RMB6.07 billion (US$849.6 million), compared with RMB6.63 billion as of June 30, 2019.

Receivables related to CVD and ADD reversal benefits with the amount of RMB 427.1 million (US$59.7 million) were record as non-current assets under the line item “Other assets – third parties” on the Company’s balance sheet as of September 30, 2019 based on the Company’s latest best estimate of related cash collection.  

As of September 30, 2019, the Company’s total interest-bearing debts were RMB12.22 billion (US$1.71 billion), of which RMB2.21 billion (US$309.2 million) was related to the Company’s overseas downstream solar projects, compared with RMB13.34 billion, of which RMB2.16 billion was related to the Company’s overseas downstream solar projects, as of June 30, 2019. The decrease of interest-bearing debts was mainly due to a decrease in borrowings.

In November, the Company entered into an agreement to sell two solar power plants in Mexico with a combined capacity of 155 MW to White River Renewables, a Mexican renewable energy company. White River Renewables is jointly sponsored by Riverstone Holdings, an energy and power-focused private investment firm, and White Summit Capital, a Switzerland-based infrastructure investments and asset management firm. The final closing of the transaction is subjected to customary approvals. The sale of overseas power plants is consistent with the Company’s growth strategy to focus on its solar manufacturing business.

Assets and liabilities related to these two solar power plants were reclassified as assets/liabilities held for sale as of September 30, 2019. The Company will further strengthen its balance sheet by reducing RMB950.2 million (US$132.9 million) of interest-bearing debts once the transaction is completed.

Third Quarter 2019 Operational Highlights

Solar Module Shipments

Total solar module shipments in the third quarter of 2019 were 3,326 MW.

Solar Products Production Capacity

As of September 30, 2019, the Company’s in-house annual silicon wafer, solar cell and solar module production capacity was 14.5 GW (including 11.0 GW of mono wafers), 9.2 GW (all for PERC cells) and 15.0 GW, respectively.

JinkoSolar expects its annual silicon wafer, solar cell and solar module production capacity to reach 15.0 GW (including 11.5 GW of mono wafers), 10.6 GW (including 9.8 GW of PERC cells) and 16.0 GW, respectively, by the end of 2019.

Operations and Business Outlook

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Guidance

The Company’s business outlook is based on management’s current views and estimates with respect to market conditions, production capacity, the Company’s order book and the global economic environment. This outlook is subject to uncertainty on final customer demand and sale schedules. Management’s views and estimates are subject to change without notice.

For the fourth quarter of 2019, the Company does not expect the benefit of Anti-dumping (“ADD”) and Countervailing Duty (“CVD”) and expects total solar module shipments to be in the range of 4.2 GW to 4.4 GW. Total revenue for the fourth quarter is expected to be in the range of US$1.17 billion to US$1.23 billion. Gross margin for the fourth quarter is expected to be between 18.5% and 20.5%.

For the full year 2019, the Company estimates total solar module shipments to be in the range of 14.0 GW to 14.2 GW.

Full Year 2020 Guidance

Solar Module Shipments

Total solar module shipments for the full year of 2020 would be in the range of 18.0 GW to 20.0 GW

Solar Products Production Capacity

JinkoSolar expects its annual silicon wafer, solar cell and solar module production capacity to reach 20.0 GW (including 18.0 GW of mono wafers), 10.6 GW (including 800 MW N-type cells) and 22.0 GW, respectively, by the end of 2020.

Recent Business Developments

  • In September, JinkoSolar was invited to the UN Climate Action Summit 2019 which was held at the UN headquarters in New York on September 23, 2019.
  • In September, JinkoSolar signed a module supply contract with METKA EGN, a world-class EPC contractor, for 300 MW of JinkoSolar’s ultra-high efficiency Cheetah modules to be installed at a large-scale solar power plant in the municipality of Talaván, Cáceres, Spain.
  • In September, JinkoSolar committed to the RE100 and EP100 initiatives. These global campaigns are led by The Climate Group, an international non-profit organization working closely with powerful business networks and governments to bring innovative solutions to scale.
  • In October, SelectUSA presented JinkoSolar with a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of its module assembly facility in Jacksonville, Florida and the positive investment in the United States leading to job creation and economic growth.
  • In October, JinkoSolar launched a new high efficiency Tiger module using 9-busbar Mono PERC and Tiling Ribbon (TR) technology at All-Energy Australia 2019, Australia’s largest national showcase of clean and renewable energy.
  • In November, JinkoSolar expanded its high-efficiency mono wafer production capacity at its production facility in Leshan, Sichuan Province, with an additional 5GW.
  • In November, JinkoSolar joined the board of directors at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association representing the U.S. solar energy industry.
  • In November, JinkoSolar recognized as a China National Manufacturing Champion in the latest published list by the MIIT and the CFIE for its excellence in the manufacturing of its major product, solar modules.

Conference Call Information

JinkoSolar’s management will host an earnings conference call on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time (8:30 p.m.Beijing / Hong Kong the same day).

Dial-in details for the earnings conference call are as follows:

Hong Kong / International: +852 3027 6500
U.S. Toll Free: +1 855-824-5644
Passcode: 22225201#

Please dial in 10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin and provide the passcode to join the call.

A telephone replay of the call will be available 2 hours after the conclusion of the conference call through 23:59 U.S. Eastern Time, November 26, 2019. The dial-in details for the replay are as follows:

International: +61 2 8325 2405
U.S.: +1 646 982 0473
Passcode: 319324284#

Additionally, a live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available on the Investor Relations section of JinkoSolar’s website at www.jinkosolar.com.

About JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.

JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world. JinkoSolar distributes its solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base in China, the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, Chile, South Africa, India, Mexico, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, and other countries and regions. JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 14.5 GW for silicon wafers, 9.2 GW for solar cells, and 15 GW for solar modules, as of September 30, 2019.

JinkoSolar has over 15,000 employees across its 7 productions facilities globally, 15 oversea subsidiaries in Japan, Korea, Singapore, India, Turkey, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Australia and United Arab Emirates, and global sales teams in China, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Spain, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Ukraine, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama and Argentina.

To find out more, please see: www.jinkosolar.com

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement its consolidated financial results presented in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”), JinkoSolar uses certain non-GAAP financial measures including, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP earnings per Share, and non-GAAP earnings per ADS, which are adjusted from the comparable GAAP results to exclude certain expenses or incremental ordinary shares relating to share-based compensation and, convertible senior notes:

  • Non-GAAP net income is adjusted to exclude the expenses relating to issuance cost of convertible senior notes, change in fair value of convertible senior notes and call option, interest expenses of convertible senior notes, exchange gain on the convertible senior notes, and stock-based compensation; given these Non-GAAP net income adjustments above are either related to the Company or its subsidiaries incorporated in Cayman Islands, which are not subject to tax exposures, or related to those subsidiaries with tax loss positions which result in no tax impacts, therefore no tax adjustment is needed in conjunction with these Non-GAAP net income adjustments; and
  • Non-GAAP earnings per Share and non-GAAP earnings per ADS are adjusted to exclude the expenses relating to issuance cost of convertible senior notes, change in fair value of convertible senior notes and call option, interest expenses of convertible senior notes, exchange gain on the convertible senior notes, and stock-based compensation.

The Company believes that the use of non-GAAP information is useful for analysts and investors to evaluate JinkoSolar’s current and future performances based on a more meaningful comparison of net income and diluted net income per ADS when compared with its peers and historical results from prior periods. These measures are not intended to represent or substitute numbers as measured under GAAP. The submission of non-GAAP numbers is voluntary and should be reviewed together with GAAP results.

Currency Convenience Translation

The conversion of Renminbi into U.S. dollars in this release, made solely for the convenience of the readers, is based on the noon buying rate in the city of New York for cable transfers of Renminbi as certified for customs purposes by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as of September 30, 2019, which was RMB7.1477 to US$1.00. No representation is intended to imply that the Renminbi amounts could have been, or could be, converted, realized, or settled into U.S. dollars at that rate or any other rate. The percentages stated in this press release are calculated based on Renminbi.

Safe-Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements constitute “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in 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 quotations from management in this press release and the Company’s operations and business outlook, contain forward-looking statements. Such statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in JinkoSolar’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F. Except as required by law, the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

In China:
Ripple Zhang
JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.
Tel: +86 21-5183-3105
Email: ir@jinkosolar.com

Christian Arnell
Christensen
Tel: +86-10-5900-2940
Email: carnell@christensenir.com

In the U.S.:
Ms. Linda Bergkamp
Christensen
Tel: +1-480-614-3004
Email: lbergkamp@ChristensenIR.com

 

 

 

JINKOSOLAR HOLDING CO., LTD. 
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except ADS and Share data)
  For the quarter ended   For the nine months ended  
  September 30, 2018   June 30, 2019   September 30, 2019   September 30, 2018   September 30, 2019  
  RMB   RMB   RMB   USD   RMB   RMB   USD  
 Revenues from third parties  6,601,414   6,912,301   7,473,562   1,045,590   15,891,621   20,063,090   2,806,930  
                             
 Revenues from related parties  93,401   725   8,194   1,146   1,430,661   153,740   21,509  
                             
 Total revenues  6,694,815   6,913,026   7,481,756   1,046,736   17,322,282   20,216,830   2,828,439  
                             
 Cost of revenues  (5,697,186)   (5,769,143)   (5,888,015)   (823,764)   (14,940,962)   (16,514,869)   (2,310,515)  
                             
 Gross profit  997,629   1,143,883   1,593,741   222,972   2,381,320   3,701,961   517,924  
                             
 Operating expenses:                             
   Selling and marketing  (476,640)   (561,959)   (596,192)   (83,410)   (1,156,613)   (1,617,465)   (226,292)  
   General and administrative  (228,862)   (248,376)   (276,699)   (38,712)   (530,201)   (716,977)   (100,309)  
   Research and development  (104,105)   (73,258)   (82,059)   (11,480)   (272,394)   (232,695)   (32,555)  
   Impairment of long-lived assets          (14,548)      
 Total operating expenses  (809,607)   (883,593)   (954,950)   (133,602)   (1,973,756)   (2,567,137)   (359,156)  
                             
 Income from operations  188,022   260,290   638,791   89,370   407,564   1,134,824   158,768  
 Interest expenses, net  (55,600)   (116,754)   (94,892)   (13,276)   (221,645)   (307,756)   (43,057)  
 Subsidy income  4,742   10,517   33,394   4,673   43,942   48,651   6,808  
 Exchange gain  118,712   87,487   16,304   2,281   69,687   22,811   3,191  
 Change in fair value of interest rate swap  12,781   (46,118)   (18,123)   (2,536)   39,646   (94,440)   (13,213)  
 Change in fair value of foreign exchange derivatives  (33,726)   (41,619)   (146,998)   (20,566)   (46,238)   (170,503)   (23,854)  
 Convertible senior notes issuance costs    (18,646)         (18,646)   (2,609)  
 Change in fair value of convertible senior notes and call option    (45,070)   82,932   11,603     37,862   5,297  
 Other income, net  9,983   7,302   1,742   244   28,105   16,442   2,300  
 Loss from disposal of subsidiaries          (9,425)      
 Income before income taxes 244,914   97,389   513,150   71,793   311,636   669,245   93,631  
 Income tax (expense)/benefit  (61,157)   55,917   (117,152)   (16,390)   (47,860)   (56,986)   (7,973)  
 Equity in (loss)/gain of affiliated companies  4,916   (28,621)   (28,305)   (3,960)   27,699   (80,635)   (11,281)  
 Net income  188,673   124,685   367,693   51,443   291,475   531,624   74,377  
 Less: Net income/(loss) attributable to non-controlling
          interests 
(415)   (725)   4,129   578   (191)   2,465   345  
 Net income attributable to JinkoSolar
 Holding Co., Ltd.’s ordinary shareholders 
189,088   125,410   363,564   50,865   291,666   529,159   74,032  
                             
 Net income attributable to JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.’s
 ordinary shareholders per share: 
                           
   Basic  1.210   0.753   2.062   0.288   1.910   3.176   0.444  
   Diluted  1.210   0.315   1.166   0.163   1.900   3.007   0.421  
                             
 Net income attributable to JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.’s
   ordinary shareholders per ADS: 
                           
   Basic  4.840   3.012   8.248   1.152   7.640   12.704   1.776  
   Diluted  4.840   1.260   4.664   0.652   7.600   12.028   1.684  
                             
 Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding:                             
   Basic  156,485,510   166,605,808   176,336,307   176,336,307   152,777,860   166,612,951   166,612,951  
   Diluted  156,703,443   165,385,410   196,544,769   196,544,769   153,445,140   177,583,926   177,583,926  
                             
 Weighted average ADS outstanding:                             
   Basic  39,121,378   41,651,452   44,084,077   44,084,077   38,194,465   41,653,238   41,653,238  
   Diluted  39,175,861   41,346,352   49,136,192   49,136,192   38,361,285   44,395,981   44,395,981  
                             
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME  
                             
 Net income  188,673   124,685   367,693   51,443   291,475   531,624   74,377  
 Other comprehensive income:                             
   -Foreign currency translation adjustments  28,720   48,233   (666)   (122)   43,335   41,144   5,756  
   -Change in the instrument-specific credit risk    5,546   5,546   805     57   8  
 Comprehensive income  217,393   178,464   372,573   52,126   334,810   572,825   80,141  
 Less: Comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to non-controlling
interests 
(415)   (725)   4,129   578   (191)   2,465   345  
 Comprehensive income attributable to JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.’s
ordinary shareholders 
217,808   179,189   368,444   51,548   335,001   570,360   79,796  
 
 Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP Results 
                             
 1. Non-GAAP earnings per share and non-GAAP earnings per ADS                             
                             
 GAAP net income attributable to ordinary shareholders  189,088   125,410   363,564   50,865   291,666   529,159   74,032  
                             
 Convertible senior notes issuance costs    18,646         18,646   2,609  
                             
 Change in fair value of convertible senior notes and call option    45,070   (82,932)   (11,603)     (37,862)   (5,297)  
                             
 Net interest expenses of convertible senior notes and call option  1   2,914   6,190   866   2   9,103   1,274  
                             
 Exchange loss/(gain) on convertible senior notes and call option  3   (721)   7,834   1,096   3   7,114   995  
                             
 Stock-based compensation expense  17,255   11,587   6,546   916   32,331   11,208   1,568  
                             
 Non-GAAP net income attributable to ordinary shareholders  206,347   202,906   301,202   42,140   324,002   537,368   75,181  
                             
 Non-GAAP earnings per share attributable to ordinary shareholders –                             
   Basic  1.320   1.218   1.708   0.239   2.120   3.225   0.451  
   Diluted  1.320   1.218   1.532   0.214   2.110   3.026   0.423  
                             
 Non-GAAP earnings per ADS attributable to ordinary shareholders –                             
   Basic  5.280   4.872   6.832   0.956   8.480   12.900   1.804  
   Diluted  5.280   4.872   6.128   0.856   8.440   12.104   1.692  
                             
 Non-GAAP weighted average ordinary shares outstanding                              
   Basic  156,485,510   166,605,808   176,336,307   176,336,307   152,777,860   166,612,951   166,612,951  
   Diluted  156,703,443   166,605,808   196,544,769   196,544,769   153,445,140   177,583,926   177,583,926  
                             
 Non-GAAP weighted average ADS outstanding                              
   Basic  39,121,378   41,651,452   44,084,077   44,084,077   38,194,465   41,653,238   41,653,238  
   Diluted  39,175,861   41,651,452   49,136,192   49,136,192   38,361,285   44,395,982   44,395,982  
                             

 

 

 

JINKOSOLAR HOLDING CO., LTD. 
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)
  December 31,
2018
  Sep 30, 2019
  RMB   RMB   USD
ASSETS          
Current assets:          
  Cash and cash equivalents 3,104,917   3,705,424   518,408
  Restricted cash  377,111   439,052   61,426
  Restricted short-term investments 4,058,419   6,457,776   903,476
  Accounts receivable, net – related parties 675,768   518,402   72,527
  Accounts receivable, net – third parties 5,436,371   4,440,765   621,286
  Notes receivable, net – third parties 1,010,469   1,926,626   269,545
  Advances to suppliers, net – third parties 665,221   1,877,763   262,709
  Inventories, net 5,743,328   6,072,596   849,587
  Forward contract receivables 1,192   741   104
  Prepayments and other current assets – related
parties
67,730   57,407   8,032
  Derviatvie assets 847    
  Prepayments and other current assets 1,712,889   1,797,770   251,516
  Held-for-sale assets*   1,235,274   172,821
Total current assets 22,854,262   28,529,596   3,991,437
           
Non-current assets:          
  Restricted cash 921,300   641,137   89,698
  Project Assets 1,770,621   1,572,070   219,941
  Long-term investments 25,531   247,757   34,662
  Property, plant and equipment, net 8,275,900   8,704,097   1,217,748
  Land use rights, net 574,945   600,989   84,081
  Intangible assets, net 35,361   34,850   4,876
  Financing lease right-of-use assets, net   971,484   135,916
  Operating lease right-of-use assets, net   259,763   36,342
  Deferred tax assets  338,069   331,508   46,380
  Call Option-concurrent with issuance of convertible
  senior notes
  211,524   29,593
  Other assets – related parties 144,984   113,705   15,908
  Other assets – third parties 912,210   2,808,288   392,894
Total non-current assets 12,998,921   16,497,172   2,308,039
           
Total assets 35,853,183   45,026,768   6,299,476
           
LIABILITIES          
Current liabilities:          
  Accounts payable – related parties 698   7,018   982
  Accounts payable – third parties 5,327,094   4,791,342   670,333
  Notes payable – related parties 35,000    
  Notes payable – third parties 6,036,577   8,076,603   1,129,958
  Accrued payroll and welfare expenses 810,921   792,067   110,814
  Advances from related parties 910   915   128
  Advances from  third parties 2,395,229   3,987,764   557,909
  Income tax payable 70,240   111,382   15,583
  Other payables and accruals 2,281,025   2,873,540   402,023
  Other payables due to related parties 20,819   15,582   2,180
  Forward contract payables 9,464   112,133   15,688
  Convertible senior notes – current 69    
  Financing lease liabilities – current   252,899   35,382
  Operating lease liabilities – current   31,076   4,348
  Derivative liability –  current 12,786    
  Bond payable and accrued interests 10,318    
  Short-term borrowings from third parties,
     including current portion of long-term bank
     borrowings
7,103,399   7,880,570   1,102,532
  Guarantee liabilities to related parties 26,639   24,867   3,479
  Held-for-sale liabilities*   1,075,166   150,421
Total current liabilities 24,141,188   30,032,924   4,201,760
           
Non-current liabilities:          
  Long-term borrowings 1,954,831   2,023,159   283,050
  Convertible senior notes   557,182   77,953
  Long-term payables 338,412    
  Bond payables 299,475    
  Accrued warranty costs – non current 573,641   605,940   84,774
  Financing lease liabilities*   294,194   41,159
  Operating lease liabilities*   229,902   32,165
  Deferred tax liability 25,893   25,893   3,623
  Guarantee liabilities to related parties 
   – non current
65,765   46,492   6,504
Total non-current liabilities 3,258,017   3,782,762   529,228
           
Total liabilities 27,399,205   33,815,686   4,730,988
           
SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY          
Ordinary shares (US$0.00002 par value, 500,000,000
shares authorized, 156,864,737 and 177,185,237
shares issued and outstanding as of December 31,
2018 and September 30, 2019, respectively)
22   25   3
Additional paid-in capital 4,010,740   4,549,236   636,462
Statutory reserves 570,176   570,176   79,771
Accumulated other comprehensive income 70,301   111,502   15,599
Treasury stock, at cost; 1,723,200 ordinary shares
as of December 31, 2018 and September 30, 2019
(13,876)   (13,876)   (1,941)
Accumulated retained earnings 3,202,528   3,731,687   522,082
           
Total JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. shareholders’ equity 7,839,891   8,948,750   1,251,976
           
Non-controlling interests 614,087   2,262,332   316,512
           
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity 35,853,183   45,026,768   6,299,476
           
Note: *In November, the Company entered into an agreement to sell two solar power plants in Mexico
with a combined capacity of 155 MW to White River Renewables, a Mexican renewable energy
company. Assets and liabilities related to these two solar power plants were reclassified as
assets/liabilities held for sale as of September 30, 2019.

 

 

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