Puhui Wealth Investment Management Co. Ltd. Announces Financial Results for the Six Months Ended December 31, 2020

BEIJING, June 30, 2021 /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, 2020. 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, 2020 were $596,981, as compared to $577,645 in the same period of 2019.
  • The Company continues to add incremental HNW clientele, with new HNW clients transacting with Puhui totaling 42 for the six months ended December 31, 2020, as compared to 98 for the six months ended December 31, 2019.
  • As of December 31, 2020, the Company's subsidiary served as manager or general partner of five funds with an aggregate of approximately $21.1 million under management, as compared to four funds with an aggregate of approximately $23.5 million as of December 31, 2019.
  • As of June 1, 2021, the Company maintained sales and service locations based in Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Qingdao and Hong Kong.
  • Puhui had approximately $1.0 million of cash and approximately $0.5 million of working capital as of December 31, 2020, as compared to approximately $0.7 million of cash and approximately $2.3 million of working capital as of June 30, 2020.

Mr. Zhe Ji, the Chairman and CEO of the Company stated, "We managed to achieve growth in revenue during the six month period ended December 31, 2020, largely due to the considerable growth in China's wealth management industry. This was achieved despite the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty in the macroeconomic outlook. After reopening our offices in June 2020, Puhui has successfully navigated its business in attracting new and repeat clients and increasing purchases by existing clients that consist of high-net-worth individuals and small and medium enterprises in China. We are solely focused on incrementally growing our top line in a profitable manner as we continue to build on our solid relationships with our customer base."

Mr. Ji continued, "In 2019, Puhui acquired 100% of the shares of Granville Financial Services Company Limited ("Granville"), a registered Exchange Participant of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd. This allowed our company to expand our operations outside of Mainland China into Hong Kong and to take advantage of their financial qualifications and licenses to broaden the Company's existing product portfolio. We are now seeing an increase in cash inflow as a result of the Granville acquisition. We are confident in the Company's ability to expand into overseas markets, which will allow our clients to take advantage of potential IPOs in the Hong Kong markets while de-risking our portfolio through geographical diversification."

Mr. Ji concluded, "We have begun to compile steady gains in our investment portfolio, largely due to considerable growth in our medical and healthcare investments. Since its founding, Puhui has invested in 16 medical projects on behalf of its clients, with two IPOs. We are seeing a broader number of companies monetize operations through IPOs on China's stock exchange, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and European and U.S. capital markets. Our goal is to position the Company appropriately to take advantage of this on behalf of our HNW clients with a new and varied array of financial products that leverage cross-border and alternative-asset investments."

Financial Review for the Six Months Ended December 31, 2020

Wealth Management

  • Since our fiscal year ended June 30, 2017, Puhui's core business has been the marketing of wealth management product advisory services 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 1,148 clients as of December 31, 2020. This compares to 1,106 clients as of June 30, 2020.

Asset Management

  • Starting in June 2017, Puhui also launched its in-house asset management business. As of December 31, 2020, the Company's subsidiaries served as manager or general partner of five funds with an aggregate of approximately $21.1 million under management, compared to $21.6 million under management as of June 30, 2020. The decrease was primarily due to dividends to investors and subscription and recurring management fees.

Revenues

  • The Company categorizes revenues into third-party revenues and related-party revenues. Revenues mainly include one-time commissions, recurring service fees and recurring management fees. Related party revenues consist primarily of one-time commission fees charged for affiliates or recurring management fees received from fund/limited partnership where the Company's subsidiaries serve as manager or general partner. The Company's affiliate is an entity under common control of one of its principal shareholders.
  • Total revenues were $596,981 for the six months ended December 31, 2020, compared to $577,645 in the six-month period in 2019, an increase of $19,336, or 3.3%. The overall increase was mainly due to the slight increase in one-time commissions and recurring management fees.

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 $157,233 and $132,334 for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, an increase of $24,899, or 18.8%. Cost of revenues for the six months ended December 31, 2020 slightly increased mainly due to increase in headcount in product development team.

Operating Expenses

  • The Company's operating expenses decreased to $2.9 million from $4.0 million in the same period in 2019, a decrease of $1.1 million, or 27.8%, largely due to a decrease in both selling expenses and general and administrative expenses. The decrease in selling expenses was mainly due to the disposal of four office locations and only have 57 employees as of December 31, 2020, a decrease from 110 in 2019 due to the impact of COVID-19. The decrease in general and administrative expenses was primarily due to an approximately $275,000 decrease in professional fees and an approximately $210,000 decrease in other general and administrative expense.

Net Loss Attributable to Puhui Wealth

  • Net loss Attributable to Puhui Wealth for the six-month period ended December 31, 2020 was $2.4 million, as compared to $3.0 million for the six month period ended December 31, 2019, a decrease of $0.5 million, or 17.8%, due to the above reasons.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

  • Management believes that the Company currently has enough cash over the next twelve months to operate at its current levels. Based on its current revenue and expense projection, the Company believes it will generate approximately the same amount of revenue in the coming year as compared to the current year as the Company and China are both recovering from the impact of the pandemic. In addition, several investments made by the Company's managed funds are expected to be liquidated and the Company is entitled to additional performance bonuses. If the Company's revenue does not achieve its expected level, management plans to implement cost saving measures to reduce operating cash outflow. Furthermore, the Company's principal shareholder has committed to provide financial support to fund the Company's working capital needs whenever necessary.
  • Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and because substantially all of the Company's business operations and its workforce are concentrated in China and the U.S., the Company's business, results of operations, and financial condition have been adversely affected during the six months ended December 31, 2020.
  • As of December 31, 2020, the Company had cash of approximately $1.0 million, as compared to $0.7 million as of June 30, 2020.
  • As of December 31, 2020, the Company had approximately $0.5 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 reopened our offices in June 2020 as COVID-19 was under control in China. Due to regulations about public gatherings, the Company was not able to hold meetings and seminars for customers and have reduced the headcount of our sales and marketing departments.
  • 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 have been negatively impacted by the outbreak, which reduced their budgets for investment during the six months ended December 31, 2020. As a result, our expansion of revenue increased though revenue has been negatively impacted for the six months ended December 31, 2020.
  • For the six months ended December 31, 2020, Puhui's business was impacted by the uncertainty in the macroeconomic outlook as a result of slower economic growth and the impact of COVID-19. Investors became increasingly conservative in investing in financial products, especially products based on equities in China. As such, the aggregate value of wealth management products the Company distributed decreased.

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

PUHUI WEALTH INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CO., LTD AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS








For the Six Months Ended December 31,



2020


2019






REVENUES





Revenues

$

124,320

$

462,560

Revenues - related parties


472,661


115,085

                   Total revenues


596,981


577,645






OPERATING EXPENSES





Cost of revenues


(157,233)


(132,334)

Selling expenses


(361,632)


(1,017,176)

General and administrative expenses


(2,349,118)


(2,822,029)

                  Total operating expenses


(2,867,983)


(3,971,539)






LOSS FROM OPERATIONS


(2,271,002)


(3,393,894)






OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES)





Interest income


35,039


64,445

Other finance expenses


(90,217)


(103,706)

Other income, net


13,910


38,057

                Total other expenses, net


(41,268)


(1,204)






LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAXES 


(2,312,270)


(3,395,098)






(BENEFITS OF) PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES





Current


-


-

Deferred


(123,002)


32,035

                Total income tax (benefits) provision


(123,002)


32,035






NET LOSS


(2,189,268)


(3,427,133)






Less: net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest


258,589


(447,733)






NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO PUHUI WEALTH

$

(2,447,857)

$

(2,979,400)






NET LOSS

$

(2,189,268)

$

(3,427,133)






OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME 





Foreign currency translation adjustment


110,405


190,158






COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

$

(2,078,863)

$

(3,236,975)






Less: comprehensive income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling
interest


261,272


(453,786)






COMPREHENSIVE LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO PUHUI WEALTH

$

(2,340,135)

$

(2,783,189)






WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF ORDINARY SHARES





Basic and diluted


11,507,558


11,507,558






LOSS PER SHARE 





Basic and diluted

$

(0.21)

$

(0.26)

 

 

 

PUHUI WEALTH INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CO., LTD AND SUBSIDIARIES


UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS







December 31,


June 30,







2020


2020











ASSETS









CURRENT ASSETS







Cash

$

961,493

$

744,436



Short-term investments


414,755


515,729



Accounts receivables


111,036


454,411



Accounts receivables - related parties


895,799


1,138,498



Other receivables


105,943


100,302



Other receivables - related party


1,432,205


1,284,676



Prepaid expenses


1,040,370


1,122,164




Total current assets


4,961,601


5,360,216











PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET


343,569


436,325











OTHER ASSETS







Long-term security deposits


340,970


422,783



Right-of-use assets


792,553


1,285,145



Long-term prepaid expenses


1,198,950


1,599,647



Deferred tax assets, net


295,445


159,720



Intangible asset, net


869,738


918,787



Goodwill


1,864,053


1,864,053




Total other assets



5,361,709


6,250,135














Total assets

$

10,666,879

$

12,046,676











LIABILITIES AND EQUITY









CURRENT LIABILITIES







Acquisition payable

$

368,439

$

368,439



Deferred revenue


1,106,300


1,061,162



Other payables and accrued liabilities


1,043,308


630,457



Other payables - related party


483


6,334



Operating lease liabilities - current


547,589


841,041



Financing lease liabilities - current


50,256


44,791



Taxes payable


71,066


86,656



Current portion of long-term debt


1,254,953


25,835




Total current liabilities


4,442,394


3,064,715











NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES







Operating lease liabilities


273,240


486,970



Financing lease liabilities


49,126


68,826



Loan from related parties


686,375


-



Long-term debt


2,488


1,145,825




Total non-current liabilities




1,011,229



1,701,621
















Total liabilities




5,453,623



4,766,336


















 

 

PUHUI WEALTH INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CO., LTD AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (CONTINUED)








December 31,


June 30,



2020


2020











COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES










EQUITY





Preferred shares, $0.001 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, 0 shares issued and
outstanding as of December 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020


-


-

Ordinary shares, $0.001 par value, 49,000,000 shares authorized,
11,507,558 shares issued and outstanding 
as of December 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020


11,508


11,508

Additional paid-in capital


21,911,045


21,911,045

Accumulated deficit


(15,715,146)


(13,267,289)

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)


24,710


(83,012)

Total equity attributable to controlling shareholders


6,232,117


8,572,252






Noncontrolling interest


(1,018,861)


(1,291,912)






Total equity


5,213,256


7,280,340






              Total liabilities and equity 

$

10,666,879

$

12,046,676

 

PUHUI WEALTH INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CO., LTD AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS








For the Six Months Ended December 31,



2020


2019






CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:





Net loss

$

(2,189,268)

$

(3,427,133)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash





used in operating activities:





Depreciation and amortization


172,173


95,187

Amortization of operating lease right-of-use assets


579,786


358,820

Impairment loss on equity securities


-


14,371

Loss from disposal of subsidiaries 


21,397


-

Deferred tax provision (benefits)


(123,002)


32,034

Change in operating assets and liabilities





Accounts receivables


368,009


1,432,389

Accounts receivables - related parties


327,037


-

Other receivables


113,037


51,572

Prepaid expenses


106,661


(16,514)

Long-term prepaid expenses


409,702


387,055

Accounts payable


-


165,109

Deferred revenue


(43,408)


1,303,676

Other payables and accrued liabilities


369,050


(31,319)

Operating lease liabilities


(597,352)


(371,283)

Taxes payable


(22,116)


(43,148)

Net cash used in operating activities


(508,294)


(49,184)






CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:





Proceeds from sales of short-term investments


139,507


7,600

Loans receivable to related parties


(36,931)


-

Advances to related parties


-


349,996

Purchases of property and equipment


-


(262,570)

Cash acquired from Granville, net of purchase price paid


-


125,365

Net cash provided by investing activities


102,576


220,391






CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:





Loan from related parties


664,387


-

Financing lease liabilities payments


(23,017)


(3,515)

Principal payments of long-term debt


(13,300)


(12,107)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities


628,070


(15,622)






EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE ON CASH


(5,295)


50,800






INCREASE IN CASH


217,057


206,385






CASH, beginning of period


744,436


2,004,625






CASH, end of period

$

961,493

$

2,211,010

 

 

PUHUI WEALTH INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CO., LTD AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (CONTINUED)








For the Six Months Ended December 31,



2020


2019






SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION:





Cash paid for income tax 

$

-

$

-

Cash paid for interest

$

-

$

192,619






NON-CASH TRANSACTIONS OF INVESTING AND FINANCING





ACTIVITIES





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

$

-

$

1,889,558

Acquisition of Granville offset with prepayment

$

-

$

2,447,259

Acquisition of Granville with payables

$

-

$

537,631

Purchase of fixed asset with financing lease

$

-

$

139,790

 

 

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