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Davis Commodities Limited Announces First Half of Fiscal Year 2023 Unaudited Financial Results
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Davis Commodities Limited Announces First Half of Fiscal Year 2023 Unaudited Financial Results

SINGAPORE, Dec. 29, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Davis Commodities Limited (Nasdaq: DTCK) (the "Company" or "Davis Commodities"), an agricultural commodity trading company that specializes in trading sugar, rice, and oil and fat products, today announced its unaudited interim financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2023.

Ms. Li Peng Leck, Executive Chairwoman and Executive Director of Davis Commodities, commented, “We are thrilled to share our financial results for the first half of fiscal year 2023, which recorded a notable increase of net income by 66.6%. Our total revenue remained stable overall in the face of uncertainties in overall economic conditions and fluctuations in commodity product prices. All of our products, being sugar, rice and oil and fat products, have achieved profitable financial results during this period, which reflects our extensive efforts in improving our cost-plus pricing and hedging strategy. Revenue generated from oil and fat products experienced a notable uptick to $35.9 million for the first half of fiscal year 2023. We believe that our successful IPO on Nasdaq has enabled our expansion and performance in the global market. Moving forward, we expect to expand distribution channels and strengthen our brand awareness. We also plan to improve our operational efficiency while offering exceptional services to our customers. It is our unwavering dedication to deliver long-term value for our shareholders.”

First Half of Fiscal Year 2023 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue was $97.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2023, compared to $100.7 million for the same period of last year.
  • Gross profit was $4.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2023, compared to $6.7 million for the same period of last year.
  • Income from operations was $2.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2023, increased by 79.0% from $1.2 million for the same period of last year.
  • Net income was $2.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2023, increased by 66.6% from $1.2 million for the same period of last year.
  • Basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.08 for the six months ended June 30, 2023, compared to $0.05 for the same period of last year.

First Half of Fiscal Year 2023 Financial Results

Revenue

Total revenues were $97.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2023, decreased by 2.9% from $100.7 million for the same period of last year. This decrease was mainly attributable to a decrease in demand for sugar from our customers in Vietnam, compared to the same corresponding period.

    For the Six Months Ended June 30,
    2023   2022
($ thousands)   Revenue  

 

Cost of
Revenue
 

 

Gross
Margin
 

 

Revenue  

 

Cost of
Revenue
 

 

Gross
Margin
Sale of sugar   49,413   49,009   0.8%   81,400   75,666   7.0%
Sale of rice   10,129   7,925   21.8%   17,188   16,499   4.0%
Sale of oil and fat products   38,019   36,393   4.3%   2,112   1,867   11.6%
Sale of others   203   198   2.3%      
Total   97,764   93,525   4.3%   100,700   94,032   6.6%
                         
  • Revenue from sales of sugar was $49.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2023, which decreased by 39.3% from $81.4 million for the same period of last year. This decline can be attributed to various challenges, including issues related to pricing. Specifically, the Company did not secure some tenders in the Indonesian market due to pricing concerns. Additionally, the release of import licenses in Vietnam was delayed, affecting our sales in the region.
  • Revenue from sales of rice was $10.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2023, which decreased by 41.1% from $17.2 million for the same period of last year. The decline was attributed to a decrease in export license issued from Indian government, which have had an impact on our ability to maintain previous sales levels in the rice market.
  • Revenue from sales of oil and fat products was $38.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2023, which increased by 1,700% from $2.1 million for the same period of last year. The increase was attributable to the palm oil prices which have experienced a significant upward trend over the past three years, reaching an all-time high in 2022. In 2023, there has been a price drop, leading to an increase in demand. The combination of favorable pricing dynamics and increased demand has contributed to the significant growth in revenue from oil and fat products, particularly in our African market segment.
  • Revenue from sales of others was $0.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2023. The sale of others represents sales of tomato paste, which was random and based on customer requests and orders.

Breakdown of revenue in terms of geographic regions for the six-month periods ended June 30, 2023 and 2022 are summarized below:

    For the six months ended June 30,              
($ thousands)    2023     %     2022     %     Amount     Change (%)  
    US
#8217;000
          US
#8217;000
          US
#8217;000
       
Africa   $ 49,211       50.3     $ 23,361       23.2       25,850         110.7  
China     11,842       12.1       6,767       6.7       5,075         75.0  
Indonesia     14,056       14.4       40,758       40.5       (26,702 )       (65.5
Vietnam     2,371       2.4       23,241       23.1       (20,870 )       (89.8
Other countries     20,284       20.8       6,573       6.5       13,711         208.6  
Total revenue   $ 97,764       100.0     $ 100,700       100.0       (2,936 )       (2.9
                                                   
  • Revenue from the Africa market experienced remarkable growth of more than doubling. The Africa’s contribution to total revenue increased to 50.3% for the six months ended June 30, 2023, from 23.2% for the same period of last year.
  • Revenue from China market demonstrated solid growth, representing a 75.0% growth.
  • Revenue from Indonesia market experienced a decline of 65.5%, which can be attributed to challenges in securing tenders, affecting the Company’s ability to generate revenue from this market.
  • Revenue from the Vietnam market decreased 89.8%, which primarily due to the delayed release of import licenses.
  • Revenue from other countries increased by 208.6%, highlighting the Company’s strategic efforts in expanding its business footprint to additional regions, including Thailand, Cambodia, the Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, and other emerging markets.

Cost of Revenue

Cost of revenue was $93.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2023, which decreased by 0.5% from $94.0 million for the same period last year. The decrease was primarily due to the decreased revenue as above, due to a lower demand for the Company’s sugar and rice products from the customers. Accordingly, the cost of revenue has increased correspondingly by the sale of oil and fat products, and sales of tomato paste.

Gross Profit and Gross Margin

Gross profit was $4.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2023, which decreased by 36.4% from $6.7 million for the same period last year. The decrease was mainly due to the decrease in revenue and corresponding decrease in cost of revenue.

Gross margin was 4.3% for the six months ended June 30, 2023, compared to 6.6% for the same period last year.

Operating Expenses

Operating expenses were $2.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2023, which decreased by 62.4% from $5.4 million for the same period of last year.

  • Selling and marketing expenses were $0.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2023, which decreased by 81.3% from $3.9 million for the same period of last year. The decrease was primarily due to a decrease in sales commissions payable as a result of the decrease in revenue, as well as a decrease in advertising and promotion expenditures.
  • General and administrative expenses were $1.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2023, which decreased by 13.3% from $1.5 million for the same period of last year. The decrease was primarily due to a decrease in agency fees, office running costs and professional fees.

Other Income and Interest Expense

Other income was $0.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2023, which decreased by 12.9% from $0.2 million for the same period of last year. The decrease was due to the absence of cargo insurance claim, which happened during the six-month periods ended June 30, 2022.

Interest expense was $0.018 million for the six months ended June 30, 2023, which increased by 20.0% from $0.015 million for the same period of last year. The increase was because the Company had a renewed operating lease and obtained a finance loan for a company vehicle that was newly purchased.

Profit before Tax and Income Tax Expense

Profit before tax was $2.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2023, which increased by 67.9% from $1.4 million for the same period of last year. Correspondingly, income tax was $0.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2023, which increased from $0.2 million for the same period of last year.

Net Income

Net income was $2.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2023, which increased by 66.6% from $1.2 million for the same period of last year.

Basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.08 for the six months ended June 30, 2023, compared to $0.05 for same period of last year.

Financial Condition

As of June 30, 2023, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $2.5 million, compared to $2.5 million as of December 31, 2022.

Net cash provided by operating activities was $0.05 million for the six months ended June 30, 2023, as adjusted primarily by (i) the non-cash operating items of $0.006 million, such as depreciation of property, plant and equipment, fair value adjustment and interest and (ii) a decrease in operating assets of $1.9 million. Net cash provided by operating activities was $0.50 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022, as positively adjusted primarily by (i) the non-cash operating items of $0.02 million, such as depreciation of property, plant and equipment, interest expense, adjustment of fair value, unrealized exchange gain and interest, and (ii) the decrease in operating assets.

Net cash used in investing activities was $0.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2023, attributable to the purchase of property, plant and equipment of $0.3 million and interest received from a convertible loan to a related party. Net cash used in investing activities was $3.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022, attributable to the dividend paid to shareholders of $3.0 million, purchase of property, plant and equipment of $0.007 million and interest received from a convertible loan to a related party.

Net cash provided by financing activities was $0.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2023, which was attributable to a loan from a related party of $0.1 million and proceeds from finance lease of $0.1 million; offset by repayment of bank loans of $0.07 million and principal payment of finance lease of $0.002 million. Net cash provided by financing activities was $0.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022, which was mainly attributable to the proceeds from bank borrowings from one of our subsidiaries to fund working capital, offset by repayment of bank borrowings and principal payment of finance lease and lease liabilities.

Recent Development

On September 21, 2023, the Company completed its initial public offering (the “Offering”) of 1,250,625 ordinary shares at a public offering price of $4.00 per ordinary share, including 163,125 ordinary shares issued pursuant to the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option. The gross proceeds of the Offering, including the proceeds from the sale of the over-allotment shares were approximately $5 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and other related expenses. The ordinary shares began trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market on September 19, 2023, under the symbol “DTCK.”

About Davis Commodities Limited

Based in Singapore, Davis Commodities Limited is an agricultural commodity trading company that specializes in trading sugar, rice, and oil and fat products in various markets, including Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The Company sources, markets, and distributes commodities under two main brands: Maxwill and Taffy, and exclusively distributes the Lin brand in Singapore. The Company also provides customers of its commodity offerings with complementary and ancillary services, such as warehouse handling and storage and logistics services. The Company utilizes an established global network of third-party commodity suppliers and logistics service providers to distribute sugar, rice, and oil and fat products to customers in over 20 countries, as of the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022. For more information, please visit the Company’s website: ir.daviscl.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this announcement are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on the Company’s current expectations and projections about future events that the Company believes may affect its financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs. Investors can find many (but not all) of these statements by the use of words such as “approximates,” “believes,” “hopes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “projects,” “intends,” “plans,” “will,” “would,” “should,” “could,” “may,” or other similar expressions. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that such expectations will turn out to be correct, and the Company cautions investors that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results and encourages investors to review other factors that may affect its future results in the Company’s registration statement and other filings with the SEC.

For more information, please contact:

Davis Commodities Limited
Investor Relations Department
Email: investors@daviscl.com

Ascent Investor Relations LLC
Tina Xiao
Phone: +1-646-932-7242
Email: investors@ascent-ir.com

DAVIS COMMODITIES LIMITED AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Amount in thousands, except for share and per share data, or otherwise noted)
 
    As of Dec 31,     As of Jun 30,  
    2022     2023  
    US
#8217;000
    US
#8217;000
 
Assets                
Current assets:                
Cash and cash equivalents     2,540       2,509  
Accounts receivable, net     4,656       18,495  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets, net     7,001       9,156  
Deferred offering costs     1,129       1,338  
Inventory     2,176       479  
Total current assets     17,502       31,977  
Property, plant and equipment     399       669  
Right-of-use asset           91  
Total non-current assets     399       760  
TOTAL ASSETS     17,901       32,737  
                 
Liabilities                
Current liabilities:                
Bank loans – current     157       167  
Lease payable – current           36  
Finance lease – current           29  
Accounts payable     5,096       18,968  
Accruals and other current liabilities     4,749       3,697  
Amount due to related parties           114  
Income taxes payable     1,357       1,134  
Total current liabilities     11,359       24,145  
Bank loans – non-current     528       451  
Lease payable – non-current           56  
Finance lease – non-current           113  
Deferred tax liabilities     1       1  
Total non-current liabilities     529       621  
TOTAL LIABILITIES     11,888       24,766  
                 
Commitments and contingencies            
Shareholders’ equity                
Ordinary shares US$0.000000430108 par value per share; 232,500,000,000 authorized as of December 31, 2022 and June 30, 2023; 23,250,000 shares issued and outstanding**     *       *  
Additional paid-in capital            
Merger reserve     1,113       1,113  
Retained earnings     4,895       6,846  
Accumulated other comprehensive income     5       12  
Total shareholders’ equity     6,013       7,971  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY     17,901       32,737  
                 

* – Denotes amount less than US

#8217;000.
** – Retrospectively restated for the effect of a 2,325-for-1 share subdivision.

DAVIS COMMODITIES LIMITED AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Amount in thousands, except for share and per share data, or otherwise noted)
 
    For the six-month period ended
June 30,
 
    2022     2023  
    US
#8217;000
    US
#8217;000
 
Revenues     100,700       97,764  
Cost of revenues     (94,032 )     (93,525 )
Gross profit     6,668       4,239  
Operating expenses:                
Selling and marketing expenses     (3,906 )     (720 )
General and administrative expenses     (1,536 )     (1,324 )
Total operating expenses     (5,442 )     (2,044 )
Income from operations     1,226       2,195  
                 
Other income/(expense):                
Other income     178       155  
Interest expense     (15 )     (18 )
Total other income     163       137  
Income before tax expense     1,389       2,332  
Income tax expense     (218 )     (381 )
Net income     1,171       1,951  
Other comprehensive income                
Foreign currency translation loss, net of taxes     13       7  
Total comprehensive income     1,184       1,958  
Net income per share attributable to ordinary shareholders                
Basic and diluted   $ 0.05     $ 0.08  
Weighted average number of ordinary shares used in computing net income per share                
Basic and diluted**     23,250,000       23,250,000  
                 

** – Retrospectively restated for the effect of a 2,325-for-1 share subdivision.

DAVIS COMMODITIES LIMITED AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Amount in thousands, except for share and per share data, or otherwise noted)
 
    For the six-months period ended
June 30,
 
    2022     2023  
    US
#8217;000
    US
#8217;000
 
Net income     1,171       1,951  
Adjustments:                
Depreciation and amortization     28       30  
Unrealized loss on derivative contract at fair value     8       3  
Unrealized gain on foreign exchange     (3 )      
Interest expense     15       15  
Interest expense on finance lease             *  
Interest expense on lease liability     *       *  
Interest income     (26 )     (43 )
      1,193       1,956  
Changes in operating assets:                
(Increase)/Decrease in inventories     (193 )     1,698  
Decrease in margin deposits     889       536  
Decrease/(Increase) of accounts and other receivables     1,836       (16,523 )
Increase in deferred offering costs           (209 )
(Decrease)/Increase in accounts and other payables, and accruals     (3,175 )     12,816  
(Decrease) in income tax payable     (51 )     (224 )
Increase in operating lease liabilities           1  
Cash provided by operating activities     499       51  
                 
Dividend paid     (3,000 )      
Interest received     26       43  
Purchase of property, plant and equipment     (7 )     (299 )
Cash used in investing activities     (2,981 )     (256 )
                 
Amount due to related parties     (1 )     114  
Proceeds from bank borrowings     578        
Proceeds from finance lease           144  
Repayment of bank borrowings     (60 )     (67 )
Interest paid     (15 )     (15 )
Principal payment of finance lease           (2 )
Principal payment of lease liabilities     (19 )      
Payment of interest on finance lease           *  
Payment of interest on lease liabilities     *        
Cash provided by financing activities     483       174  
                 
Net change in cash and cash equivalents     (1,999 )     (31 )
Cash and cash equivalents as of beginning of the period     7,087       2,540  
Cash and cash equivalents as of the end of the period     5,088       2,509  
                 
Supplementary Cash Flows Information                
Cash paid for taxes     (269 )     (601 )
Operating lease asset obtained in exchange for operating lease obligations           150  
                 

* Denotes amount less than US$1,000.

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