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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