Zhongchao Inc. Reports the Fiscal Year 2021 Financial Results

SHANGHAI, May 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Zhongchao Inc. (NASDAQ: ZCMD) (“Zhongchao” or the “Company”), an internet technology company offering healthcare professionals the online healthcare information, professional training and educational services platform and patient management service, today announced its financial results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021.

Key Financial Highlights for the Fiscal Year 2021 as compared to the Fiscal Year 2020

For the Years Ended December 31,  

2021

2020

%Change

Revenues

$

16,296,770

$

17,989,788

-9.4%

Gross profit

$

9,438,826

$

11,872,148

-20.5%

Gross margin

57.9%

66.0%

-8.1pp

(Loss) income from operations

$

(320,741)

$

4,489,353

-107.1%

Operating (loss) margin

-2.0%

25.0%

-27.0pp

(Loss) income before income taxes

$

(110,753)

$

4,941,884

-102.2%

Net income attributable to Zhongchao Inc.’s
shareholders

$

238,665

$

4,458,380

-94.6%

Earnings per share

$

0.010

$

0.183

-94.5%

* pp: percentage points

  • Revenues decreased by 9.4% to $16.30 million for the fiscal year 2021.
  • Gross profit decreased by 20.5% to $9.44 million and gross margin decreased by 8.1 percentage points to 57.9% for the fiscal year 2021.
  • Loss from operations was $0.32 million for the fiscal year 2021.
  • Net income attributable to the Company’s ordinary shareholders decreased by 94.6% to $0.24 million for the fiscal year 2021, primarily driven by increased cost of revenues and operating expenses.
  • Earnings per share was $0.010 for the fiscal year 2021, compared to $0.183 for the same period of last year.

Financial Results for the Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2021

Revenues

For the fiscal year 2021, revenues decreased by $1.69 million, or 9.4%, to $16.30 million from $17.99 million for the same period of last year. The decrease in revenues was primarily caused by decreased revenues from medical training and education services.

Cost of revenues

Cost of revenue increased by $0.74 million, or 12.1%, to $6.86 million for the fiscal year 2021 from $6.12 million for the same period of last year. The increase of cost of revenues was driven by increased labor costs for the patient-aid projects.

Gross profit

Gross profit decreased by $2.43 million, or 20.5%, to $11.87 million for the fiscal year 2021 from $9.44 million for the same period of last year.

Gross margin decreased by 8.1 percentage points to 57.9% for the fiscal year 2021, compared to 66.0% for the same period of last year.

Operating expenses

Selling and marketing expenses decreased by $0.30 million, or 8.9%, to $3.14 million for the fiscal year 2021 from $3.44 million for the same period of last year. The increase in selling and marketing expenses was mainly attributable to the decrease in advertising expenses. As a percentage of total revenues, selling and marketing expenses was 19.3% for the fiscal year 2021, compared to 19.1% for the same period of last year.

General and administrative expenses increased by $2.74 million, or 87.7%, to $5.86 million for the fiscal year 2021 from $3.12 million for the same period of last year. The increase in general and administrative expenses was mainly attributable to the write-off doubtful accounts against accounts receivable because of remote collection from certain NFPs. As a percentage of total revenues, general and administrative expenses was 36.0% for the fiscal year 2021, compared to 17.4% for the same period of last year.

Research and development expenses decreased by $0.06 million, or 7.1%, to $0.76 million for the fiscal year 2021 from $0.82 million for the same period of last year. As a percentage of total revenues, research and development expenses was 4.7% and 4.5% for the fiscal year 2021 and 2020.

Total operating expenses increased by $2.38 million, or 32.2%, to $9.76 million for the fiscal year 2021 from $7.38 million for the same period of last year. The increase in operating expenses was mainly attributable to increased general and administrative expenses.

Loss (income) before income taxes

Loss before income taxes was $0.11 million for the fiscal year 2021 compared to income before income taxes of $4.94 million for the same period of last year. The change in loss (income) before income taxes was primarily attributable to increased cost of revenues and operating expenses.

Income tax benefits (expenses)

Income tax benefits was $0.35 million for the fiscal year 2021 compared to income tax expenses of $0.48 million for the same period of last year.

Net income and EPS

Net income decreased by $4.22 million, or 94.6%, to $0.24 million for the fiscal year 2021 from $4.46 million for the same period of last year. The decrease in income before income taxes was primarily attributable to increased cost of revenues and operating expenses.

After deducting for non-controlling interests, net income attributable to the Company’s shareholders decreased by $4.22 million, or 94.6%, to $0.24 million for the fiscal year 2021 from $4.46 million for the same period of last year.

Earnings per share was $0.010 for the fiscal year 2021, compared to $0.183 for the same period of last year. Weighted average number of shares was 24,938,513 for the fiscal year 2021, compared to 24,425,637 for the same period of last year.

Financial Condition and Cash Flows

As of December 31, 2021, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $13.91 million, compared to $15.07 million as of December 31, 2020. Accounts receivable were $9.22 million as of December 31, 2021, compared to $10.32 million as of December 31, 2020. Working capital was $23.67 million as of December 31, 2021, compared to $26.61 million as of December 31, 2020.

Net cash provided by operating activities was $2.86 million for the fiscal year 2021, compared to net cash used in operating activities of $1.04 million for the same period of last year. Net cash used in investing activities was $4.02 million for the fiscal year 2021, compared to $4.09 million for the same period of last year. Net cash provided by financing activities was $nil for the fiscal year 2021, compared to $11.50 million, resulting from the net proceeds from the Company’s IPO in February 2020, for the fiscal year 2020.

About Zhongchao Inc.

Incorporated in 2012 with headquarter offices in Shanghai and Beijing, China, Zhongchao Inc. a platform-based internet technology company. It provides online healthcare information, professional training and educational services to healthcare professionals under its “MDMOOC” platform (www.mdmooc.org), offers patient management service on the professional field of tumor and rare diseases via “Zhongxin”, and operates an online information platform, Sunshine Health Forums, to general public. More information about the Company can be found at its investor relations website at http://izcmd.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements that are other than statements of historical facts. When the Company uses words such as “may, “will, “intend,” “should,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “project,” “estimate” or similar expressions that do not relate solely to historical matters, it is making forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause the actual results to differ materially from the Company’s expectations discussed in the forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to uncertainties and risks including, but not limited to, the following:  the Company’s goals and strategies; the Company’s future business development; product and service demand and acceptance; changes in technology; economic conditions; the growth of the professional training and educational services market in China and the other international markets the Company plans to serve; reputation and brand; the impact of competition and pricing; government regulations; fluctuations in general economic and business conditions in China and the international markets the Company plans to serve and assumptions underlying or related to any of the foregoing and other risks contained in reports filed by the Company with the SEC, the length and severity of the recent coronavirus outbreak, including its impacts across our business and operations.  For these reasons, among others, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements in this press release. Additional factors are discussed in the Company’s filings with the SEC, which are available for review at www.sec.gov. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date hereof.

For more information, please contact:

At the Company:
Pei Xu, CFO
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +86 21-3220-5987

Investor Relations:
Sherry Zheng
Weitian Group LLC
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1 718-213-7386

 

 

 

ZHONGCHAO INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Expressed in U.S. dollar, except for the number of shares)

December 31,
2021

December 31,
2020

ASSETS

Current Assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

13,914,982

$

15,072,947

Short-term investments

296,158

2,032,928

Accounts receivable

9,218,883

10,321,837

Prepayments

394,971

554,298

Loans receivable

2,660,668

Due from a related party

392,305

Other current assets

375,709

1,613,408

Total Current Assets

27,253,676

29,595,418

Investment in equity method investees

1,993,285

1,258,787

Investment in an equity security

150,000

Property and equipment, net

3,923,086

1,997,761

Deposit for property

181,233

700,884

Prepayments for lease of land

353,347

367,588

Intangible assets, net

30,259

34,973

Right of use assets

205,824

65,137

Deferred tax assets

2,176,710

795,547

Total Assets

$

36,267,420

$

34,816,095

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Current Liabilities

Accounts payable

$

38,933

$

408,426

Advances from customers

7,432

6,760

Income tax payable

2,478,273

1,523,175

Operating lease liabilities, current portion

88,968

62,160

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

974,801

981,433

Total Current Liabilities

3,588,407

2,981,954

Operating lease liabilities, noncurrent portion

112,591

Total Liabilities

3,700,998

2,981,954

Commitments and Contingencies

Shareholders’ Equity

Class A Ordinary Share (par value $0.0001 per share, 450,000,000 shares
   authorized; 19,453,423  and 19,435,423 shares issued and outstanding at
   December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively)

1,946

1,944

Class B Ordinary Share (par value $0.0001 per share, 50,000,000 shares
   authorized; 5,497,715 and 5,497,715 shares issued and outstanding at
   December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively)

550

550

Additional paid-in capital

22,986,975

22,775,154

Statutory reserve

1,199,054

801,502

Retained earnings

7,180,891

7,339,778

Accumulated other comprehensive income

1,197,006

915,213

Total Shareholders’ Equity

32,566,422

31,834,141

Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

$

36,267,420

$

34,816,095


 

 

 

ZHONGCHAO INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(Expressed in U.S. dollar, except for the number of shares)

For the Years Ended
December 31,

2021

2020

2019

Revenues

$

16,296,770

$

17,989,788

$

14,882,763

Cost of revenues

(6,857,944)

(6,117,640)

(4,655,827)

Gross Profit

9,438,826

11,872,148

10,226,936

Operating Expenses

Selling and marketing expenses

(3,137,316)

(3,441,941)

(3,196,469)

General and administrative expenses

(5,863,373)

(3,124,301)

(2,524,003)

Research and development expenses

(758,878)

(816,553)

(864,320)

Total Operating Expenses

(9,759,567)

(7,382,795)

(6,584,792)

(Loss) Income from Operations

(320,741)

4,489,353

3,642,144

Interest income, net

175,987

146,965

211,479

Other income, net

34,001

305,566

534,020

(Loss) Income Before Income Taxes

(110,753)

4,941,884

4,387,643

Income tax benefits (expenses)

349,418

(484,787)

(387,144)

Net Income

238,665

4,457,097

4,000,499

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

1,283

46,171

Net Income Attributable to Zhongchao Inc.’s shareholders

$

238,665

$

4,458,380

$

4,046,670

Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)

Foreign currency translation adjustment

281,793

1,259,984

(173,604)

Comprehensive Income

520,458

5,717,081

3,826,895

Total comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

1,283

46,171

Total comprehensive income attributable to Zhongchao Inc.’s
shareholders

$

520,458

$

5,718,364

$

3,873,066

Weighted average number of ordinary share outstanding

Basic and Diluted

24,938,513

24,425,637

21,600,135

Earnings per share

Basic and Diluted

$

0.010

$

0.183

$

0.187

 

 

 

ZHONGCHAO INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Expressed in U.S. dollar, except for the number of shares)

For the Years Ended
December 31,

2021

2020

2019

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

Net income

$

238,665

$

4,457,097

$

4,000,499

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used
    in) operating activities:  

Write-off of accounts receivable

1,449,827

336,367

Depreciation and amortization expenses

341,608

202,325

102,905

Amortization of right of use assets

361,369

222,353

159,259

Share-based compensation expenses

211,823

168,350

159,984

Deferred tax benefits

(1,346,616)

(58,424)

(318,087)

Equity investment loss

13,758

25,622

Changes in fair value of short-term investments

58,403

10,331

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable

(104,230)

(5,486,914)

(3,134,065)

Prepayments

171,144

(197,402)

231,894

Other current assets

1,302,009

(1,143,200)

119,523

Accounts payable

(375,144)

260,350

94,461

Advances from customers

496

6,398

(476,261)

Income tax payable

905,733

535,981

618,120

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

(4,430)

179,738

408,725

Lease liabilities

(362,567)

(230,819)

(153,616)

Deferred government grants

(325,992)

(405,321)

Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities

2,861,848

(1,037,839)

1,408,020

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

Purchases of property and equipment

(1,799,860)

(160,602)

(1,312,941)

Payments of deposits for property purchase

(688,267)

Investments in short-term investments

(2,043,259)

(2,460,879)

Investment in a limited partnership

(1,217,039)

Investment in equity method investees

(708,129)

Investment in an equity security

(150,000)

Release from short-term investments

1,678,367

3,618,940

Buy out of a non-controlling interests

(33,718)

Loan (provided to) repayment from related parties  

(387,549)

14,489

(14,476)

Loans provided to third parties

(3,725,211)

Loans repayment from third parties

1,075,098

Net Cash Used in Investing Activities

(4,017,284)

(4,094,678)

(203,074)

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

Proceeds from issuance of ordinary shares   in connection with
    initial public offering, net of offering cost

11,886,363

Payment of expenses relating to initial public offerings

(388,709)

(468,328)

Repayment of bank borrowings

(723,788)

Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities

11,497,654

(1,192,116)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(2,529)

875,258

(98,953)

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

(1,157,965)

7,240,395

(86,123)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

15,072,947

7,832,552

7,918,675

Cash and cash equivalents at end of year

$

13,914,982

$

15,072,947

$

7,832,552

Supplemental Cash Flow Information

Cash paid for interest expense

$

$

$

30,312

Cash paid for income tax

$

91,464

$

2,642

$

87,111

Noncash investing activities

Right of use assets obtained in exchange for operating lease 
    obligations

$

555,639

$

37,919

$

419,362

  

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