Total revenues increased by 21.4% year-over-year to $17.21 million with growth in sales across all three product categories - acertruncatumbunge seed oil, health care products and Huoliyuan capsules. Revenues from health care products and acertruncatumbunge seed oil were particularly strong during the three months ended December 31, 2017, increasing by 39.7% and 37.4%, respectively. Overall gross margin was 39.4% for the three months ended December 31, 2017, compared to 41.0% for the same period of the last fiscal year. The decrease in overall gross margin was mainly related to Huoliyuan capsules, as a result of increased raw material and manufacturing costs, and acertruncatumbunge seed oil, as a result of decreased sales prices and partially offset by decreased raw material cost. Net income attributable to the Company was $2.78 million, or $0.09 per share, for the three months ended December 31, 2017, compared to $2.59 million, or $0.09 per share, for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Mr. Tinghe Yan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China YCT, commented, "We closed out 2017 on a high note with revenues increasing by 21.4% for the three months ended December 31, 2017. Sales of health care products and acertruncatumbunge seed oil were particularly strong with growth of 39.7% and 37.4%, respectively. Looking into 2018, we expect continuing growth momentum across all three product categories as we heighten our sales and marketing efforts. We have high hopes for our acertruncatum seed oil business as we will start to harvest acertruncatum seeds at our own planting bases starting this fall and launch the commercial production of blended edible oil products using acertruncatum seed oil as a key ingredient."

Third Quarter Fiscal 2018 Financial Results

For the Three Months Ended December 31, ($ millions, except per share data) 2017 2016 % Change Revenues $ 17.21 $ 14.17 21.4 % Gross profit $ 6.79 $ 5.81 16.8 % Gross margin 39.4 % 41.0 % -1.6 pp Operating income $ 3.78 $ 3.43 10.4 % Operating margin 22.0 % 24.2 % -2.2 pp Net income attributable to CYIG $ 2.78 $ 2.59 7.3 % Earnings per share $ 0.09 $ 0.09 7.2 %

Revenues

For the three months ended December 31, 2017, total revenues increased by $3.04 million, or 21.4%, to $17.21 million from $14.17 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in total revenues was primarily related to increase in sales of health care products and acer truncatum bunge seed oil.

Revenues from health care products increased by $1.88 million, or 39.7%, to $6.60 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017 from $4.73 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in sales of health care products was primarily due to the growth of our customer base as well as the contribution from direct-sales. We sell health care products manufactured by Shandong Yongchuntang Group Co., Ltd. ("Shandong Yongchuntang"), a related party, which owns a 3% equity interest in our operating subsidiary, Shandong Spring Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. ("Shandong Spring").

Revenues from Huoliyuan capsules increased by $0.04 million, or 0.7%, to $6.49 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017 from $6.45 million for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Revenues from acer truncatum bunge seed oil increased by $1.12 million, or 37.4%, to $4.11 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017 from $2.99 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in sales of acer truncatum bunge seed oil was primarily due to the increased promotion efforts by organizing conferences to introduce the features and benefits of the product to our distributors and customers through internet direct sales. Since July 2015, the Company has produced and sold acer truncatum bunge seed oil extracted from the acer truncatum pods that were purchased from third party vendors. Our self-grown acer truncatum pods will not be ready to be used for production until approximately the fall of 2018.

The sales of health care products, Huoliyuan capsules and acer truncatum bunge seed oil accounted for 38.4%, 37.7% and 23.9%, respectively, of total revenues for the three months ended December 31, 2017, compared to 33.3%, 45.5%, and 21.1%, respectively, for same period of the last fiscal year.

The following table summarizes the breakdown of revenues and gross profit by products for the three months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively:

For the Three Months Ended December 31, 2017 2016 Revenues ($M) Gross Profit ($M) Gross Margin (%) Revenues ($M) Gross Profit ($M) Gross Margin (%) Health care supplements 6.60 2.94 44.5 % 4.73 2.09 44.3 % Drug (Huoliyuan capsule) 6.49 1.99 30.6 % 6.45 2.29 35.6 % Acer truncatum oil 4.11 1.87 45.4 % 2.99 1.43 47.7 % Total 17.21 6.79 39.4 % 14.17 5.81 41.0 %

Cost of Goods Sold

Our cost of goods sold were comprised primarily of the cost of finished goods we purchased from Shandong Yongchuntang, the raw materials we purchased from third party vendors, and the manufacturing cost of acertruncatumbunge seed oil and Huoliyuan capsules. For the three months ended December 31, 2017, total cost of goods sold increased by $2.06 million, or 24.7%, to $10.42 million from $8.36 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. Cost of goods sold for health care products, Huoliyuan capsules and acertruncatumbunge seed oil were $3.67 million, $4.51 million and $2.25 million, respectively, for the three months ended December 31, 2017, compared to $2.63 million, $4.16 million and $1.57 million, respectively, for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Gross Profit

Gross profit increased by $0.97 million, or 16.8%, to $6.79 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017 from $5.81 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. Gross profit for health care products, Huoliyuan capsules and acertruncatumbunge seed oil were $2.94 million, $1.99 million and $1.87 million, respectively, for the three months ended December 31, 2017, compared to $2.09 million, $2.29 million and $1.43 million, respectively, for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Overall gross margin was 39.4%, with gross margins for health care products, Huoliyuan capsules and acertruncatumbunge seed oil of 44.5%, 30.6% and 45.4%, respectively, for the three months ended December 31, 2017. This compared to overall gross margin of 41.0%, and gross margins for health care products, Huoliyuan capsules and acertruncatumbunge seed oil of 44.3%, 35.6% and 47.7%, respectively, for the same period of the last fiscal year. The decrease in overall gross margin was mainly related to Huoliyuan capsules and acertruncatumbunge seed oil. The decrease in gross margin for Huoliyuan capsules was a result of increased raw material and manufacturing costs, while the decrease in gross margin for acertruncatumbunge seed oil was a result of decreased sales price and partially offset by decreased raw material cost.

Operating Expenses

Our selling expenses consist primarily of sales commissions, advertising and promotion expenses, freight charges and related compensation. For the three months ended December 31, 2017, selling expenses increased by $0.31 million, or 31.9%, to $1.28 million from $0.97 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in selling expenses was primarily due to the increase in shipping cost and sales commission as a result of increased sales volume and increased advertising costs. General and administrative expenses increased by $0.31 million, or 27.1%, to $1.45 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017 from $1.14 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in general and administrative expenses was primarily due to the increase in depreciation and amortization expenses and legal and consulting fees. Our research and development expenses were $0.28 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017, essentially unchanged from the same period of the last fiscal year. As a result, total operating expenses increased by $0.62 million, or 25.9%, to $3.00 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017 from $2.39 million for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Operating Income

Total operating income increased by $0.36 million, or 10.4%, to $3.78 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017 from $3.43 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in total operating income was mainly a result of increased gross profit and partially offset by increased total operating expenses. Operating margin was 22.0% for the three months ended December 31, 2017, compared to 24.2% for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Net Income

Income tax expense increased by $0.10 million, or 12.3%, to $0.95 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017 from $0.85 million for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Net income increased by $0.27 million, or 10.6%, to $2.86 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017 from $2.59 million for the same period of the last fiscal year.

After the deduction of non-controlling interest, net income attributable to the Company was $2.78 million or $0.09 per basic and diluted share, for the three months ended December 31, 2017, compared to $2.59 million, or $0.09 per basic and diluted share, for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Nine Months Ended December 31, 2017 Financial Results

For the Nine Months Ended December 31, ($ millions, except per share data) 2017 2016 % Change Revenues $ 48.21 $ 35.48 35.9 % Gross profit $ 18.69 $ 14.20 31.7 % Gross margin 38.8 % 40.0 % -1.2 pp Operating income $ 11.47 $ 8.19 39.9 % Operating margin 23.8 % 23.1 % 0.7 pp Net income attributable to CYIG $ 8.82 $ 6.16 43.2 % Earnings per share $ 0.30 $ 0.21 43.1 %

Revenues

For the nine months ended December 31, 2017, total revenues increased by $12.73 million, or 35.9%, to $48.21 million from $35.48 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in total revenues was across all product categories.

Revenues from health care products increased by $7.82 million, or 64.4%, to $19.97 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 from $12.15 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in sales of health care products was primarily due to the growth of our customer base as well as contribution from internet direct-sales.

Revenues from Huoliyuan capsules increased by $2.66 million, or 15.6%, to $19.75 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 from $17.09 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in sales of Huoliyuan capsules was primarily due to the easing of market competition.

Revenues from acertruncatumbunge seed oil increased by $2.25 million, or 36.1%, to $8.50 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 from $6.24 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in sales of acertruncatumbunge seed oil was primarily due to increased marketing efforts in promoting the products. Since July 2015, the Company has produced and sold acertruncatumbunge seed oil extracted from the acertruncatum pods that were purchased from third party vendors. Our self-grown acertruncatum pods will not be ready to be used for production until approximately the fall of 2018.

The sales of health care products, Huoliyuan capsules and acertruncatumbunge seed oil accounted for 41.4%, 41.0% and 17.6%, respectively, of total revenues for the nine months ended December 31, 2017, compared to 34.2%, 48.2%, and 17.6%, respectively, for same period of the last fiscal year.

The following table summarizes the breakdown of revenues and gross profit by products for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively:

For the Nine Months Ended December 31, 2017 2016 Revenues ($M) Gross Profit ($M) Gross Margin (%) Revenues ($M) Gross Profit ($M) Gross Margin (%) Health care supplements 19.97 8.90 44.6 % 12.15 5.39 44.4 % Drug (Huoliyuan capsule) 19.75 6.01 30.4 % 17.09 5.91 34.6 % Acer truncatum oil 8.50 3.78 44.5 % 6.24 2.90 46.4 % Total 48.21 18.69 38.8 % 35.48 14.20 40.0 %

Cost of Goods Sold

Our cost of goods sold were comprised primarily of the cost of finished goods we purchased from Shandong Yongchuntang, the raw materials we purchased from third party vendors, and the manufacturing cost of acertruncatumbunge seed oil and Huoliyuan capsules. For the nine months ended December 31, 2017, total cost of goods sold increased by $8.24 million, or 38.7%, to $29.52 million from $21.28 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. Cost of goods sold for health care products, Huoliyuan capsules and acertruncatumbunge seed oil were $11.07 million, $13.74 million and $4.72 million, respectively, for the nine months ended December 31, 2017, compared to $6.75 million, $11.18 million and $3.35 million, respectively, for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Gross Profit

Gross profit increased by $4.49 million, or 31.7%, to $18.69 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 from $14.20 million for the same period of last fiscal year. Gross profit for health care products, Huoliyuan capsules and acertruncatumbunge seed oil were $8.90 million, $6.01 million and $3.78 million, respectively, for the nine months ended December 31, 2017, compared to $5.39 million, $5.91 million and $2.90 million, respectively, for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Overall gross margin was 38.8%, with gross margins for health care products, Huoliyuan capsules and acertruncatumbunge seed oil of 44.6%, 30.4% and 44.5%, respectively, for the nine months ended December 31, 2017. This compared to overall gross margin of 40.0%, and gross margins for health care products, Huoliyuan capsules and acertruncatumbunge seed oil of 44.4%, 34.6% and 46.4%, respectively, for the same period of the last fiscal year. The decrease in overall gross margin was mainly related to Huoliyuan capsules and acertruncatumbunge seed oil. The decrease in gross margin for Huoliyuan capsules was a result of increased raw material and manufacturing costs, while the decrease in gross margin for acertruncatumbunge seed oil was a result of decreased sales price and partially offset by decreased raw material cost.

Operating Expenses

Our selling expenses consist primarily of sales commissions, advertising and promotion expenses, freight charges and related compensation. For the nine months ended December 31, 2017, selling expenses increased by $1.07 million, or 42.4%, to $3.60 million from $2.53 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in selling expenses was primarily due to the increase in shipping cost and sales commission as a result of increased sales volume as well as increased advertising costs. General and administrative expenses increased by $0.50 million, or 18.4%, to $3.22 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 from $2.72 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in general and administrative expenses was primarily due to the increase in depreciation and amortization expenses and legal and consulting fees offset by the decrease in stock options amortization. Our research and development expenses were $0.41 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017, compared to $0.75 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The decrease in research and development expenses was mainly due to the decreased purchase of the materials used for R&D. As a result, total operating expenses increased by $1.22 million, or 20.4%, to $7.23 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 from $6.00 million for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Operating Income

Total operating income increased by $3.27 million, or 39.9%, to $11.47 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 from $8.19 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in total operating income was mainly a result of increased gross profit and partially offset by increased operating expenses. Operating margin was 23.8% for the nine months ended December 31, 2017, compared to 23.1% for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Net Income

Income tax expense increased by $0.95 million, or 45.9%, to $3.03 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 from $2.08 million for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Net income increased by $2.94 million, or 47.7%, to $9.10 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 from $6.16 million for the same period of the last fiscal year.

After the deduction of non-controlling interest, net income attributable to the Company was $8.82 million or $0.30 per basic and diluted share, for the nine months ended December 31, 2017, compared to $6.16 million, or $0.21 per basic and diluted share, for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of December 31, 2017, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $18.77 million, and inventories of $3.44 million, compared to $10.31 million and $5.48 million, respectively, as of March 31, 2017. Total working capital was $23.33 million as of December 31, 2017, compared to $15.49 million as of March 31, 2017.

Net cash provided by operating activities was $12.13 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017, compared to $7.28 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. Net cash used in investing activities was $4.45 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017, compared to $4.51 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. Net cash provided by financing activities was $nil for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

Recent Developments

On February 1, 2018, the Company announced that Shandong Spring Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., a 97% owned subsidiary of the Company, has been ratified and issued a Food Production License for production of edible vegetable oil, which includes acer truncatum bunge seed oil, and related blended edible oil products (the "License"). The License was granted by the Food and Drug Administration of Sishui County and is valid for five years.

About China YCT International Group, Inc.

Based in Sishui County, Shandong Province and established in January 1989, China YCT International Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the business of (i) distributing health care supplement products manufactured by a third party in the PRC, (ii) developing, manufacturing, and selling Huoliyuan Capsules, a prescription medicine, (iii) developing acer truncatum bunge planting bases, and manufacturing and selling acer truncatum bunge seed oil in the PRC. Acer truncatum bunge plants are a species of maple tree. For more information about the Company, please visit www.yctgroup.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news 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. These statements are subject to uncertainties and risks including, but not limited to, product and service demand and acceptance, changes in technology, economic conditions, the impact of competition and pricing, government regulations, and other risks contained in reports filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All such forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, and whether made by or on behalf of the Company, are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement and any other cautionary statements which may accompany the forward-looking statements. In addition, the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.

For more information, please contact:

At the Company:
Zecheng Shao, Vice President
Phone: +86-156-5377-2006
Email: zc_shao@126.com

Investor Relations:
Tony Tian, CFA
Weitian Group LLC
Phone: +1-732-910-9692
Email: tony.tian@weitian-ir.com

CHINA YCT INTERNATIONAL GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(Unaudited)


THREE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, NINE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2017 2016 2017 2016 Sales $ 17,211,156 $ 14,171,624 $ 48,212,805 $ 35,478,603 Cost of Goods Sold (including $3,623,226 and $2,590,947 from a related party for the three months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively; including $10,932,869 and $6,648,948 from a related party for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively) 10,422,916 8,358,123 29,521,454 21,281,950 Gross profit 6,788,240 5,813,501 18,691,351 14,196,653 Operating expenses Selling expenses 1,278,544 969,495 3,596,983 2,525,178 General and administrative expenses 1,445,469 1,137,609 3,222,132 2,722,468 Research and development expenses 280,229 279,589 406,640 754,485 Total operating expenses 3,004,242 2,386,693 7,225,755 6,002,131 Income from operations 3,783,998 3,426,808 11,465,596 8,194,522 Gain on disposal of acer truncatum bunge plants - - 573,092 - Interest income 32,376 11,073 88,678 43,222 Income before income tax provision 3,816,374 3,437,881 12,127,366 8,237,744 Income tax provision 954,093 849,716 3,031,841 2,078,344 Net income 2,862,281 2,588,165 9,095,525 6,159,400 Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest 85,869 - 272,866 - Net income attributable to the Company 2,776,412 2,588,165 8,822,659 6,159,400 Other comprehensive income (loss): Foreign currency translation adjustment 1,557,010 (3,096,813 ) 5,121,310 (5,747,120 ) Comprehensive income (loss) 4,419,291 (508,648 ) 14,216,835 412,280 Less: Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interest 132,578 - 425,325 - Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to the Company $ 4,286,713 $ (508,648 ) $ 13,791,510 $ 412,280 Earnings per common share Basic and Diluted $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.30 $ 0.21 Weighted average number of common shares outstanding Basic and Diluted 29,789,168 29,764,168 29,789,168 29,761,322

CHINA YCT INTERNATIONAL GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)


DECEMBER 31, 2017 MARCH 31, 2017 Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 18,768,536 $ 10,308,622 Accounts receivable 209,784 1,134,967 Inventories 3,442,024 5,483,040 Purchase deposit to vendors - 650,790 Purchase deposit to related party 1,304,919 - Prepaid expenses 180,473 - Prepaid leases – current portion 785,582 900,547 Total current assets 24,691,318 18,477,966 Prepaid leases 770,737 1,265,252 Development cost of acer truncatum bunge planting 47,384,846 42,055,972 Plant, property, and equipment, net 16,501,938 14,487,135 Intangible assets, net 11,740,353 12,042,758 Deferred tax assets 261,277 508,521 Security deposit to related party 1,530,409 1,449,422 Total assets $ 102,880,878 $ 90,287,026 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Current liabilities: Accounts payable to related party $ - $ 706,048 Accounts payable and other accrued expenses 282,982 251,307 Taxes payable 1,079,580 2,028,190 Total current liabilities 1,362,562 2,985,545 Stockholders' Equity Preferred stock, par value $500 per share; 45 shares authorized, issued and outstanding at December 31, 2017 and March 31, 2017. 22,500 22,500 Common stock, par value $0.001 per share; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 29,789,168 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2017 and March 31, 2017. 29,789 29,789 Additional paid-in capital 4,322,838 4,322,838 Statutory reserve 1,828,504 1,828,504 Retained earnings 91,884,263 83,061,604 Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) 582,006 (4,386,845 ) Total stockholders' equity attributable to the Company 98,669,900 84,878,390 Noncontrolling interest 2,848,416 2,423,091 Total stockholders' equity 101,518,316 87,301,481 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 102,880,878 $ 90,287,026

CHINA YCT INTERNATIONAL GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)


NINE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2017 2016 Cash Flows From Operating Activities: Net income $ 9,095,525 $ 6,159,400 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization of plant, property and equipment 951,711 534,567 Amortization of intangible assets 949,886 830,262 Amortization of prepaid leases 654,324 697,741 Issuance of common shares for services - 10,609 Stock-based compensation expenses - 101,026 Deferred taxes 268,475 (10,893 ) Gain on disposal of acer truncatum bunge plants (573,092 ) - Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Advance payment to vendors 669,250 - Inventory 2,286,222 (1,739,711 ) Accounts receivable 962,842 (9,878 ) Cancellation of lease 57,137 - Prepaid expenses (175,771 ) - Taxes payable (1,034,267 ) 645,178 Purchase deposit and accounts payable to related party, net (1,996,995 ) 132,348 Accounts payable and other accrued expenses 17,174 (67,505 ) Net cash provided by operating activities 12,132,421 7,283,144 Cash flows from investing activities: Acquisition of property, plant and equipment (2,125,638 ) (1,374,790 ) Proceeds from disposal of acer truncatum bunge plants 2,129,638 - Development cost of acer truncatum bunge planting (4,457,916 ) (3,133,278 ) Net cash used in investing activities (4,453,916 ) (4,508,068 ) Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 781,409 (629,729 ) Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 8,459,914 2,145,347 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 10,308,622 7,639,084 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 18,768,536 $ 9,784,431 Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information: Cash paid during the periods for: Interest $ - $ - Income taxes $ 3,495,744 $ 1,663,060

SOURCE: China YCT International Group, Inc.

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SISHUI COUNTY, CHINA / ACCESSWIRE / February 14, 2018 / China YCT International Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CYIG) ("China YCT" or the "Company") today announced its financial results for the three and nine months ended December 31, 2017.

Total revenues increased by 21.4% year-over-year to $17.21 million with growth in sales across all three product categories - acertruncatumbunge seed oil, health care products and Huoliyuan capsules. Revenues from health care products and acertruncatumbunge seed oil were particularly strong during the three months ended December 31, 2017, increasing by 39.7% and 37.4%, respectively.
Overall gross margin was 39.4% for the three months ended December 31, 2017, compared to 41.0% for the same period of the last fiscal year. The decrease in overall gross margin was mainly related to Huoliyuan capsules, as a result of increased raw material and manufacturing costs, and acertruncatumbunge seed oil, as a result of decreased sales prices and partially offset by decreased raw material cost.
Net income attributable to the Company was $2.78 million, or $0.09 per share, for the three months ended December 31, 2017, compared to $2.59 million, or $0.09 per share, for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Mr. Tinghe Yan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China YCT, commented, "We closed out 2017 on a high note with revenues increasing by 21.4% for the three months ended December 31, 2017. Sales of health care products and acertruncatumbunge seed oil were particularly strong with growth of 39.7% and 37.4%, respectively. Looking into 2018, we expect continuing growth momentum across all three product categories as we heighten our sales and marketing efforts. We have high hopes for our acertruncatum seed oil business as we will start to harvest acertruncatum seeds at our own planting bases starting this fall and launch the commercial production of blended edible oil products using acertruncatum seed oil as a key ingredient."

Third Quarter Fiscal 2018 Financial Results

For the Three Months Ended December 31,

($ millions, except per share data)

2017

2016

% Change

Revenues

$
17.21

$
14.17

21.4
%

Gross profit

$
6.79

$
5.81

16.8
%

Gross margin

39.4
%

41.0
%

-1.6 pp

Operating income

$
3.78

$
3.43

10.4
%

Operating margin

22.0
%

24.2
%

-2.2 pp

Net income attributable to CYIG

$
2.78

$
2.59

7.3
%

Earnings per share

$
0.09

$
0.09

7.2
%

Revenues

For the three months ended December 31, 2017, total revenues increased by $3.04 million, or 21.4%, to $17.21 million from $14.17 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in total revenues was primarily related to increase in sales of health care products and acer truncatum bunge seed oil.

Revenues from health care products increased by $1.88 million, or 39.7%, to $6.60 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017 from $4.73 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in sales of health care products was primarily due to the growth of our customer base as well as the contribution from direct-sales. We sell health care products manufactured by Shandong Yongchuntang Group Co., Ltd. ("Shandong Yongchuntang"), a related party, which owns a 3% equity interest in our operating subsidiary, Shandong Spring Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. ("Shandong Spring").

Revenues from Huoliyuan capsules increased by $0.04 million, or 0.7%, to $6.49 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017 from $6.45 million for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Revenues from acer truncatum bunge seed oil increased by $1.12 million, or 37.4%, to $4.11 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017 from $2.99 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in sales of acer truncatum bunge seed oil was primarily due to the increased promotion efforts by organizing conferences to introduce the features and benefits of the product to our distributors and customers through internet direct sales. Since July 2015, the Company has produced and sold acer truncatum bunge seed oil extracted from the acer truncatum pods that were purchased from third party vendors. Our self-grown acer truncatum pods will not be ready to be used for production until approximately the fall of 2018.

The sales of health care products, Huoliyuan capsules and acer truncatum bunge seed oil accounted for 38.4%, 37.7% and 23.9%, respectively, of total revenues for the three months ended December 31, 2017, compared to 33.3%, 45.5%, and 21.1%, respectively, for same period of the last fiscal year.

The following table summarizes the breakdown of revenues and gross profit by products for the three months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively:

For the Three Months Ended December 31,

2017

2016

Revenues
($M)

Gross Profit
($M)

Gross Margin
(%)

Revenues
($M)

Gross Profit
($M)

Gross Margin
(%)

Health care supplements

6.60

2.94

44.5
%

4.73

2.09

44.3
%

Drug (Huoliyuan capsule)

6.49

1.99

30.6
%

6.45

2.29

35.6
%

Acer truncatum oil

4.11

1.87

45.4
%

2.99

1.43

47.7
%

Total

17.21

6.79

39.4
%

14.17

5.81

41.0
%

Cost of Goods Sold

Our cost of goods sold were comprised primarily of the cost of finished goods we purchased from Shandong Yongchuntang, the raw materials we purchased from third party vendors, and the manufacturing cost of acertruncatumbunge seed oil and Huoliyuan capsules. For the three months ended December 31, 2017, total cost of goods sold increased by $2.06 million, or 24.7%, to $10.42 million from $8.36 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. Cost of goods sold for health care products, Huoliyuan capsules and acertruncatumbunge seed oil were $3.67 million, $4.51 million and $2.25 million, respectively, for the three months ended December 31, 2017, compared to $2.63 million, $4.16 million and $1.57 million, respectively, for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Gross Profit

Gross profit increased by $0.97 million, or 16.8%, to $6.79 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017 from $5.81 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. Gross profit for health care products, Huoliyuan capsules and acertruncatumbunge seed oil were $2.94 million, $1.99 million and $1.87 million, respectively, for the three months ended December 31, 2017, compared to $2.09 million, $2.29 million and $1.43 million, respectively, for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Overall gross margin was 39.4%, with gross margins for health care products, Huoliyuan capsules and acertruncatumbunge seed oil of 44.5%, 30.6% and 45.4%, respectively, for the three months ended December 31, 2017. This compared to overall gross margin of 41.0%, and gross margins for health care products, Huoliyuan capsules and acertruncatumbunge seed oil of 44.3%, 35.6% and 47.7%, respectively, for the same period of the last fiscal year. The decrease in overall gross margin was mainly related to Huoliyuan capsules and acertruncatumbunge seed oil. The decrease in gross margin for Huoliyuan capsules was a result of increased raw material and manufacturing costs, while the decrease in gross margin for acertruncatumbunge seed oil was a result of decreased sales price and partially offset by decreased raw material cost.

Operating Expenses

Our selling expenses consist primarily of sales commissions, advertising and promotion expenses, freight charges and related compensation. For the three months ended December 31, 2017, selling expenses increased by $0.31 million, or 31.9%, to $1.28 million from $0.97 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in selling expenses was primarily due to the increase in shipping cost and sales commission as a result of increased sales volume and increased advertising costs. General and administrative expenses increased by $0.31 million, or 27.1%, to $1.45 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017 from $1.14 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in general and administrative expenses was primarily due to the increase in depreciation and amortization expenses and legal and consulting fees. Our research and development expenses were $0.28 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017, essentially unchanged from the same period of the last fiscal year. As a result, total operating expenses increased by $0.62 million, or 25.9%, to $3.00 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017 from $2.39 million for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Operating Income

Total operating income increased by $0.36 million, or 10.4%, to $3.78 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017 from $3.43 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in total operating income was mainly a result of increased gross profit and partially offset by increased total operating expenses. Operating margin was 22.0% for the three months ended December 31, 2017, compared to 24.2% for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Net Income

Income tax expense increased by $0.10 million, or 12.3%, to $0.95 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017 from $0.85 million for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Net income increased by $0.27 million, or 10.6%, to $2.86 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017 from $2.59 million for the same period of the last fiscal year.

After the deduction of non-controlling interest, net income attributable to the Company was $2.78 million or $0.09 per basic and diluted share, for the three months ended December 31, 2017, compared to $2.59 million, or $0.09 per basic and diluted share, for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Nine Months Ended December 31, 2017 Financial Results

For the Nine Months Ended December 31,

($ millions, except per share data)

2017

2016

% Change

Revenues

$
48.21

$
35.48

35.9
%

Gross profit

$
18.69

$
14.20

31.7
%

Gross margin

38.8
%

40.0
%

-1.2 pp

Operating income

$
11.47

$
8.19

39.9
%

Operating margin

23.8
%

23.1
%

0.7 pp

Net income attributable to CYIG

$
8.82

$
6.16

43.2
%

Earnings per share

$
0.30

$
0.21

43.1
%

Revenues

For the nine months ended December 31, 2017, total revenues increased by $12.73 million, or 35.9%, to $48.21 million from $35.48 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in total revenues was across all product categories.

Revenues from health care products increased by $7.82 million, or 64.4%, to $19.97 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 from $12.15 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in sales of health care products was primarily due to the growth of our customer base as well as contribution from internet direct-sales.

Revenues from Huoliyuan capsules increased by $2.66 million, or 15.6%, to $19.75 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 from $17.09 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in sales of Huoliyuan capsules was primarily due to the easing of market competition.

Revenues from acertruncatumbunge seed oil increased by $2.25 million, or 36.1%, to $8.50 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 from $6.24 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in sales of acertruncatumbunge seed oil was primarily due to increased marketing efforts in promoting the products. Since July 2015, the Company has produced and sold acertruncatumbunge seed oil extracted from the acertruncatum pods that were purchased from third party vendors. Our self-grown acertruncatum pods will not be ready to be used for production until approximately the fall of 2018.

The sales of health care products, Huoliyuan capsules and acertruncatumbunge seed oil accounted for 41.4%, 41.0% and 17.6%, respectively, of total revenues for the nine months ended December 31, 2017, compared to 34.2%, 48.2%, and 17.6%, respectively, for same period of the last fiscal year.

The following table summarizes the breakdown of revenues and gross profit by products for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively:

For the Nine Months Ended December 31,

2017

2016

Revenues
($M)

Gross Profit
($M)

Gross Margin
(%)

Revenues
($M)

Gross Profit
($M)

Gross Margin
(%)

Health care supplements

19.97

8.90

44.6
%

12.15

5.39

44.4
%

Drug (Huoliyuan capsule)

19.75

6.01

30.4
%

17.09

5.91

34.6
%

Acer truncatum oil

8.50

3.78

44.5
%

6.24

2.90

46.4
%

Total

48.21

18.69

38.8
%

35.48

14.20

40.0
%

Cost of Goods Sold

Our cost of goods sold were comprised primarily of the cost of finished goods we purchased from Shandong Yongchuntang, the raw materials we purchased from third party vendors, and the manufacturing cost of acertruncatumbunge seed oil and Huoliyuan capsules. For the nine months ended December 31, 2017, total cost of goods sold increased by $8.24 million, or 38.7%, to $29.52 million from $21.28 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. Cost of goods sold for health care products, Huoliyuan capsules and acertruncatumbunge seed oil were $11.07 million, $13.74 million and $4.72 million, respectively, for the nine months ended December 31, 2017, compared to $6.75 million, $11.18 million and $3.35 million, respectively, for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Gross Profit

Gross profit increased by $4.49 million, or 31.7%, to $18.69 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 from $14.20 million for the same period of last fiscal year. Gross profit for health care products, Huoliyuan capsules and acertruncatumbunge seed oil were $8.90 million, $6.01 million and $3.78 million, respectively, for the nine months ended December 31, 2017, compared to $5.39 million, $5.91 million and $2.90 million, respectively, for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Overall gross margin was 38.8%, with gross margins for health care products, Huoliyuan capsules and acertruncatumbunge seed oil of 44.6%, 30.4% and 44.5%, respectively, for the nine months ended December 31, 2017. This compared to overall gross margin of 40.0%, and gross margins for health care products, Huoliyuan capsules and acertruncatumbunge seed oil of 44.4%, 34.6% and 46.4%, respectively, for the same period of the last fiscal year. The decrease in overall gross margin was mainly related to Huoliyuan capsules and acertruncatumbunge seed oil. The decrease in gross margin for Huoliyuan capsules was a result of increased raw material and manufacturing costs, while the decrease in gross margin for acertruncatumbunge seed oil was a result of decreased sales price and partially offset by decreased raw material cost.

Operating Expenses

Our selling expenses consist primarily of sales commissions, advertising and promotion expenses, freight charges and related compensation. For the nine months ended December 31, 2017, selling expenses increased by $1.07 million, or 42.4%, to $3.60 million from $2.53 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in selling expenses was primarily due to the increase in shipping cost and sales commission as a result of increased sales volume as well as increased advertising costs. General and administrative expenses increased by $0.50 million, or 18.4%, to $3.22 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 from $2.72 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in general and administrative expenses was primarily due to the increase in depreciation and amortization expenses and legal and consulting fees offset by the decrease in stock options amortization. Our research and development expenses were $0.41 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017, compared to $0.75 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The decrease in research and development expenses was mainly due to the decreased purchase of the materials used for R&D. As a result, total operating expenses increased by $1.22 million, or 20.4%, to $7.23 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 from $6.00 million for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Operating Income

Total operating income increased by $3.27 million, or 39.9%, to $11.47 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 from $8.19 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in total operating income was mainly a result of increased gross profit and partially offset by increased operating expenses. Operating margin was 23.8% for the nine months ended December 31, 2017, compared to 23.1% for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Net Income

Income tax expense increased by $0.95 million, or 45.9%, to $3.03 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 from $2.08 million for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Net income increased by $2.94 million, or 47.7%, to $9.10 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 from $6.16 million for the same period of the last fiscal year.

After the deduction of non-controlling interest, net income attributable to the Company was $8.82 million or $0.30 per basic and diluted share, for the nine months ended December 31, 2017, compared to $6.16 million, or $0.21 per basic and diluted share, for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of December 31, 2017, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $18.77 million, and inventories of $3.44 million, compared to $10.31 million and $5.48 million, respectively, as of March 31, 2017. Total working capital was $23.33 million as of December 31, 2017, compared to $15.49 million as of March 31, 2017.

Net cash provided by operating activities was $12.13 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017, compared to $7.28 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. Net cash used in investing activities was $4.45 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017, compared to $4.51 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. Net cash provided by financing activities was $nil for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

Recent Developments

On February 1, 2018, the Company announced that Shandong Spring Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., a 97% owned subsidiary of the Company, has been ratified and issued a Food Production License for production of edible vegetable oil, which includes acer truncatum bunge seed oil, and related blended edible oil products (the "License"). The License was granted by the Food and Drug Administration of Sishui County and is valid for five years.

About China YCT International Group, Inc.

Based in Sishui County, Shandong Province and established in January 1989, China YCT International Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the business of (i) distributing health care supplement products manufactured by a third party in the PRC, (ii) developing, manufacturing, and selling Huoliyuan Capsules, a prescription medicine, (iii) developing acer truncatum bunge planting bases, and manufacturing and selling acer truncatum bunge seed oil in the PRC. Acer truncatum bunge plants are a species of maple tree. For more information about the Company, please visit www.yctgroup.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news 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. These statements are subject to uncertainties and risks including, but not limited to, product and service demand and acceptance, changes in technology, economic conditions, the impact of competition and pricing, government regulations, and other risks contained in reports filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All such forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, and whether made by or on behalf of the Company, are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement and any other cautionary statements which may accompany the forward-looking statements. In addition, the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.

For more information, please contact:

At the Company:
Zecheng Shao, Vice President
Phone: +86-156-5377-2006
Email: zc_shao@126.com

Investor Relations:
Tony Tian, CFA
Weitian Group LLC
Phone: +1-732-910-9692
Email: tony.tian@weitian-ir.com

CHINA YCT INTERNATIONAL GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(Unaudited)

THREE MONTHS ENDED
DECEMBER 31,

NINE MONTHS ENDED
DECEMBER 31,

2017

2016

2017

2016

Sales

$

17,211,156

$

14,171,624

$

48,212,805

$

35,478,603

Cost of Goods Sold (including $3,623,226 and $2,590,947 from a related party for the three months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively; including $10,932,869 and $6,648,948 from a related party for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively)

10,422,916

8,358,123

29,521,454

21,281,950

Gross profit

6,788,240

5,813,501

18,691,351

14,196,653

Operating expenses

Selling expenses

1,278,544

969,495

3,596,983

2,525,178

General and administrative expenses

1,445,469

1,137,609

3,222,132

2,722,468

Research and development expenses

280,229

279,589

406,640

754,485

Total operating expenses

3,004,242

2,386,693

7,225,755

6,002,131

Income from operations

3,783,998

3,426,808

11,465,596

8,194,522

Gain on disposal of acer truncatum bunge plants

-

-

573,092

-

Interest income

32,376

11,073

88,678

43,222

Income before income tax provision

3,816,374

3,437,881

12,127,366

8,237,744

Income tax provision

954,093

849,716

3,031,841

2,078,344

Net income

2,862,281

2,588,165

9,095,525

6,159,400

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest

85,869

-

272,866

-

Net income attributable to the Company

2,776,412

2,588,165

8,822,659

6,159,400

Other comprehensive income (loss):

Foreign currency translation adjustment

1,557,010

(3,096,813

)

5,121,310

(5,747,120

)

Comprehensive income (loss)

4,419,291

(508,648

)

14,216,835

412,280

Less: Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interest

132,578

-

425,325

-

Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to the Company

$

4,286,713

$

(508,648

)

$

13,791,510

$

412,280

Earnings per common share

Basic and Diluted

$

0.09

$

0.09

$

0.30

$

0.21

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding

Basic and Diluted

29,789,168

29,764,168

29,789,168

29,761,322

CHINA YCT INTERNATIONAL GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)

DECEMBER 31,
2017

MARCH 31,
2017

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

18,768,536

$

10,308,622

Accounts receivable

209,784

1,134,967

Inventories

3,442,024

5,483,040

Purchase deposit to vendors

-

650,790

Purchase deposit to related party

1,304,919

-

Prepaid expenses

180,473

-

Prepaid leases – current portion

785,582

900,547

Total current assets

24,691,318

18,477,966

Prepaid leases

770,737

1,265,252

Development cost of acer truncatum bunge planting

47,384,846

42,055,972

Plant, property, and equipment, net

16,501,938

14,487,135

Intangible assets, net

11,740,353

12,042,758

Deferred tax assets

261,277

508,521

Security deposit to related party

1,530,409

1,449,422

Total assets

$

102,880,878

$

90,287,026

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable to related party

$

-

$

706,048

Accounts payable and other accrued expenses

282,982

251,307

Taxes payable

1,079,580

2,028,190

Total current liabilities

1,362,562

2,985,545

Stockholders' Equity

Preferred stock, par value $500 per share; 45 shares authorized, issued and outstanding at December 31, 2017 and March 31, 2017.

22,500

22,500

Common stock, par value $0.001 per share; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 29,789,168 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2017 and March 31, 2017.

29,789

29,789

Additional paid-in capital

4,322,838

4,322,838

Statutory reserve

1,828,504

1,828,504

Retained earnings

91,884,263

83,061,604

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

582,006

(4,386,845

)

Total stockholders' equity attributable to the Company

98,669,900

84,878,390

Noncontrolling interest

2,848,416

2,423,091

Total stockholders' equity

101,518,316

87,301,481

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

102,880,878

$

90,287,026

CHINA YCT INTERNATIONAL GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)

NINE MONTHS ENDED
DECEMBER 31,

2017

2016

Cash Flows From Operating Activities:

Net income

$

9,095,525

$

6,159,400

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization of plant, property and equipment

951,711

534,567

Amortization of intangible assets

949,886

830,262

Amortization of prepaid leases

654,324

697,741

Issuance of common shares for services

-

10,609

Stock-based compensation expenses

-

101,026

Deferred taxes

268,475

(10,893

)

Gain on disposal of acer truncatum bunge plants

(573,092

)

-

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Advance payment to vendors

669,250

-

Inventory

2,286,222

(1,739,711

)

Accounts receivable

962,842

(9,878

)

Cancellation of lease

57,137

-

Prepaid expenses

(175,771

)

-

Taxes payable

(1,034,267

)

645,178

Purchase deposit and accounts payable to related party, net

(1,996,995

)

132,348

Accounts payable and other accrued expenses

17,174

(67,505

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

12,132,421

7,283,144

Cash flows from investing activities:

Acquisition of property, plant and equipment

(2,125,638

)

(1,374,790

)

Proceeds from disposal of acer truncatum bunge plants

2,129,638

-

Development cost of acer truncatum bunge planting

(4,457,916

)

(3,133,278

)

Net cash used in investing activities

(4,453,916

)

(4,508,068

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

781,409

(629,729

)

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

8,459,914

2,145,347

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

10,308,622

7,639,084

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

18,768,536

$

9,784,431

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:

Cash paid during the periods for:

Interest

$

-

$

-

Income taxes

$

3,495,744

$

1,663,060

SOURCE: China YCT International Group, Inc.

ReleaseID: 489336

SISHUI COUNTY, CHINA / ACCESSWIRE / February 14, 2018 / China YCT International Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CYIG) ("China YCT" or the "Company") today announced its financial results for the three and nine months ended December 31, 2017.

Total revenues increased by 21.4% year-over-year to $17.21 million with growth in sales across all three product categories - acertruncatumbunge seed oil, health care products and Huoliyuan capsules. Revenues from health care products and acertruncatumbunge seed oil were particularly strong during the three months ended December 31, 2017, increasing by 39.7% and 37.4%, respectively.
Overall gross margin was 39.4% for the three months ended December 31, 2017, compared to 41.0% for the same period of the last fiscal year. The decrease in overall gross margin was mainly related to Huoliyuan capsules, as a result of increased raw material and manufacturing costs, and acertruncatumbunge seed oil, as a result of decreased sales prices and partially offset by decreased raw material cost.
Net income attributable to the Company was $2.78 million, or $0.09 per share, for the three months ended December 31, 2017, compared to $2.59 million, or $0.09 per share, for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Mr. Tinghe Yan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China YCT, commented, "We closed out 2017 on a high note with revenues increasing by 21.4% for the three months ended December 31, 2017. Sales of health care products and acertruncatumbunge seed oil were particularly strong with growth of 39.7% and 37.4%, respectively. Looking into 2018, we expect continuing growth momentum across all three product categories as we heighten our sales and marketing efforts. We have high hopes for our acertruncatum seed oil business as we will start to harvest acertruncatum seeds at our own planting bases starting this fall and launch the commercial production of blended edible oil products using acertruncatum seed oil as a key ingredient."

Third Quarter Fiscal 2018 Financial Results

For the Three Months Ended December 31,

($ millions, except per share data)

2017

2016

% Change

Revenues

$
17.21

$
14.17

21.4
%

Gross profit

$
6.79

$
5.81

16.8
%

Gross margin

39.4
%

41.0
%

-1.6 pp

Operating income

$
3.78

$
3.43

10.4
%

Operating margin

22.0
%

24.2
%

-2.2 pp

Net income attributable to CYIG

$
2.78

$
2.59

7.3
%

Earnings per share

$
0.09

$
0.09

7.2
%

Revenues

For the three months ended December 31, 2017, total revenues increased by $3.04 million, or 21.4%, to $17.21 million from $14.17 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in total revenues was primarily related to increase in sales of health care products and acer truncatum bunge seed oil.

Revenues from health care products increased by $1.88 million, or 39.7%, to $6.60 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017 from $4.73 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in sales of health care products was primarily due to the growth of our customer base as well as the contribution from direct-sales. We sell health care products manufactured by Shandong Yongchuntang Group Co., Ltd. ("Shandong Yongchuntang"), a related party, which owns a 3% equity interest in our operating subsidiary, Shandong Spring Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. ("Shandong Spring").

Revenues from Huoliyuan capsules increased by $0.04 million, or 0.7%, to $6.49 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017 from $6.45 million for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Revenues from acer truncatum bunge seed oil increased by $1.12 million, or 37.4%, to $4.11 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017 from $2.99 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in sales of acer truncatum bunge seed oil was primarily due to the increased promotion efforts by organizing conferences to introduce the features and benefits of the product to our distributors and customers through internet direct sales. Since July 2015, the Company has produced and sold acer truncatum bunge seed oil extracted from the acer truncatum pods that were purchased from third party vendors. Our self-grown acer truncatum pods will not be ready to be used for production until approximately the fall of 2018.

The sales of health care products, Huoliyuan capsules and acer truncatum bunge seed oil accounted for 38.4%, 37.7% and 23.9%, respectively, of total revenues for the three months ended December 31, 2017, compared to 33.3%, 45.5%, and 21.1%, respectively, for same period of the last fiscal year.

The following table summarizes the breakdown of revenues and gross profit by products for the three months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively:

For the Three Months Ended December 31,

2017

2016

Revenues
($M)

Gross Profit
($M)

Gross Margin
(%)

Revenues
($M)

Gross Profit
($M)

Gross Margin
(%)

Health care supplements

6.60

2.94

44.5
%

4.73

2.09

44.3
%

Drug (Huoliyuan capsule)

6.49

1.99

30.6
%

6.45

2.29

35.6
%

Acer truncatum oil

4.11

1.87

45.4
%

2.99

1.43

47.7
%

Total

17.21

6.79

39.4
%

14.17

5.81

41.0
%

Cost of Goods Sold

Our cost of goods sold were comprised primarily of the cost of finished goods we purchased from Shandong Yongchuntang, the raw materials we purchased from third party vendors, and the manufacturing cost of acertruncatumbunge seed oil and Huoliyuan capsules. For the three months ended December 31, 2017, total cost of goods sold increased by $2.06 million, or 24.7%, to $10.42 million from $8.36 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. Cost of goods sold for health care products, Huoliyuan capsules and acertruncatumbunge seed oil were $3.67 million, $4.51 million and $2.25 million, respectively, for the three months ended December 31, 2017, compared to $2.63 million, $4.16 million and $1.57 million, respectively, for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Gross Profit

Gross profit increased by $0.97 million, or 16.8%, to $6.79 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017 from $5.81 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. Gross profit for health care products, Huoliyuan capsules and acertruncatumbunge seed oil were $2.94 million, $1.99 million and $1.87 million, respectively, for the three months ended December 31, 2017, compared to $2.09 million, $2.29 million and $1.43 million, respectively, for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Overall gross margin was 39.4%, with gross margins for health care products, Huoliyuan capsules and acertruncatumbunge seed oil of 44.5%, 30.6% and 45.4%, respectively, for the three months ended December 31, 2017. This compared to overall gross margin of 41.0%, and gross margins for health care products, Huoliyuan capsules and acertruncatumbunge seed oil of 44.3%, 35.6% and 47.7%, respectively, for the same period of the last fiscal year. The decrease in overall gross margin was mainly related to Huoliyuan capsules and acertruncatumbunge seed oil. The decrease in gross margin for Huoliyuan capsules was a result of increased raw material and manufacturing costs, while the decrease in gross margin for acertruncatumbunge seed oil was a result of decreased sales price and partially offset by decreased raw material cost.

Operating Expenses

Our selling expenses consist primarily of sales commissions, advertising and promotion expenses, freight charges and related compensation. For the three months ended December 31, 2017, selling expenses increased by $0.31 million, or 31.9%, to $1.28 million from $0.97 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in selling expenses was primarily due to the increase in shipping cost and sales commission as a result of increased sales volume and increased advertising costs. General and administrative expenses increased by $0.31 million, or 27.1%, to $1.45 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017 from $1.14 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in general and administrative expenses was primarily due to the increase in depreciation and amortization expenses and legal and consulting fees. Our research and development expenses were $0.28 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017, essentially unchanged from the same period of the last fiscal year. As a result, total operating expenses increased by $0.62 million, or 25.9%, to $3.00 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017 from $2.39 million for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Operating Income

Total operating income increased by $0.36 million, or 10.4%, to $3.78 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017 from $3.43 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in total operating income was mainly a result of increased gross profit and partially offset by increased total operating expenses. Operating margin was 22.0% for the three months ended December 31, 2017, compared to 24.2% for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Net Income

Income tax expense increased by $0.10 million, or 12.3%, to $0.95 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017 from $0.85 million for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Net income increased by $0.27 million, or 10.6%, to $2.86 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017 from $2.59 million for the same period of the last fiscal year.

After the deduction of non-controlling interest, net income attributable to the Company was $2.78 million or $0.09 per basic and diluted share, for the three months ended December 31, 2017, compared to $2.59 million, or $0.09 per basic and diluted share, for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Nine Months Ended December 31, 2017 Financial Results

For the Nine Months Ended December 31,

($ millions, except per share data)

2017

2016

% Change

Revenues

$
48.21

$
35.48

35.9
%

Gross profit

$
18.69

$
14.20

31.7
%

Gross margin

38.8
%

40.0
%

-1.2 pp

Operating income

$
11.47

$
8.19

39.9
%

Operating margin

23.8
%

23.1
%

0.7 pp

Net income attributable to CYIG

$
8.82

$
6.16

43.2
%

Earnings per share

$
0.30

$
0.21

43.1
%

Revenues

For the nine months ended December 31, 2017, total revenues increased by $12.73 million, or 35.9%, to $48.21 million from $35.48 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in total revenues was across all product categories.

Revenues from health care products increased by $7.82 million, or 64.4%, to $19.97 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 from $12.15 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in sales of health care products was primarily due to the growth of our customer base as well as contribution from internet direct-sales.

Revenues from Huoliyuan capsules increased by $2.66 million, or 15.6%, to $19.75 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 from $17.09 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in sales of Huoliyuan capsules was primarily due to the easing of market competition.

Revenues from acertruncatumbunge seed oil increased by $2.25 million, or 36.1%, to $8.50 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 from $6.24 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in sales of acertruncatumbunge seed oil was primarily due to increased marketing efforts in promoting the products. Since July 2015, the Company has produced and sold acertruncatumbunge seed oil extracted from the acertruncatum pods that were purchased from third party vendors. Our self-grown acertruncatum pods will not be ready to be used for production until approximately the fall of 2018.

The sales of health care products, Huoliyuan capsules and acertruncatumbunge seed oil accounted for 41.4%, 41.0% and 17.6%, respectively, of total revenues for the nine months ended December 31, 2017, compared to 34.2%, 48.2%, and 17.6%, respectively, for same period of the last fiscal year.

The following table summarizes the breakdown of revenues and gross profit by products for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively:

For the Nine Months Ended December 31,

2017

2016

Revenues
($M)

Gross Profit
($M)

Gross Margin
(%)

Revenues
($M)

Gross Profit
($M)

Gross Margin
(%)

Health care supplements

19.97

8.90

44.6
%

12.15

5.39

44.4
%

Drug (Huoliyuan capsule)

19.75

6.01

30.4
%

17.09

5.91

34.6
%

Acer truncatum oil

8.50

3.78

44.5
%

6.24

2.90

46.4
%

Total

48.21

18.69

38.8
%

35.48

14.20

40.0
%

Cost of Goods Sold

Our cost of goods sold were comprised primarily of the cost of finished goods we purchased from Shandong Yongchuntang, the raw materials we purchased from third party vendors, and the manufacturing cost of acertruncatumbunge seed oil and Huoliyuan capsules. For the nine months ended December 31, 2017, total cost of goods sold increased by $8.24 million, or 38.7%, to $29.52 million from $21.28 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. Cost of goods sold for health care products, Huoliyuan capsules and acertruncatumbunge seed oil were $11.07 million, $13.74 million and $4.72 million, respectively, for the nine months ended December 31, 2017, compared to $6.75 million, $11.18 million and $3.35 million, respectively, for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Gross Profit

Gross profit increased by $4.49 million, or 31.7%, to $18.69 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 from $14.20 million for the same period of last fiscal year. Gross profit for health care products, Huoliyuan capsules and acertruncatumbunge seed oil were $8.90 million, $6.01 million and $3.78 million, respectively, for the nine months ended December 31, 2017, compared to $5.39 million, $5.91 million and $2.90 million, respectively, for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Overall gross margin was 38.8%, with gross margins for health care products, Huoliyuan capsules and acertruncatumbunge seed oil of 44.6%, 30.4% and 44.5%, respectively, for the nine months ended December 31, 2017. This compared to overall gross margin of 40.0%, and gross margins for health care products, Huoliyuan capsules and acertruncatumbunge seed oil of 44.4%, 34.6% and 46.4%, respectively, for the same period of the last fiscal year. The decrease in overall gross margin was mainly related to Huoliyuan capsules and acertruncatumbunge seed oil. The decrease in gross margin for Huoliyuan capsules was a result of increased raw material and manufacturing costs, while the decrease in gross margin for acertruncatumbunge seed oil was a result of decreased sales price and partially offset by decreased raw material cost.

Operating Expenses

Our selling expenses consist primarily of sales commissions, advertising and promotion expenses, freight charges and related compensation. For the nine months ended December 31, 2017, selling expenses increased by $1.07 million, or 42.4%, to $3.60 million from $2.53 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in selling expenses was primarily due to the increase in shipping cost and sales commission as a result of increased sales volume as well as increased advertising costs. General and administrative expenses increased by $0.50 million, or 18.4%, to $3.22 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 from $2.72 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in general and administrative expenses was primarily due to the increase in depreciation and amortization expenses and legal and consulting fees offset by the decrease in stock options amortization. Our research and development expenses were $0.41 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017, compared to $0.75 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The decrease in research and development expenses was mainly due to the decreased purchase of the materials used for R&D. As a result, total operating expenses increased by $1.22 million, or 20.4%, to $7.23 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 from $6.00 million for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Operating Income

Total operating income increased by $3.27 million, or 39.9%, to $11.47 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 from $8.19 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. The increase in total operating income was mainly a result of increased gross profit and partially offset by increased operating expenses. Operating margin was 23.8% for the nine months ended December 31, 2017, compared to 23.1% for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Net Income

Income tax expense increased by $0.95 million, or 45.9%, to $3.03 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 from $2.08 million for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Net income increased by $2.94 million, or 47.7%, to $9.10 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 from $6.16 million for the same period of the last fiscal year.

After the deduction of non-controlling interest, net income attributable to the Company was $8.82 million or $0.30 per basic and diluted share, for the nine months ended December 31, 2017, compared to $6.16 million, or $0.21 per basic and diluted share, for the same period of the last fiscal year.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of December 31, 2017, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $18.77 million, and inventories of $3.44 million, compared to $10.31 million and $5.48 million, respectively, as of March 31, 2017. Total working capital was $23.33 million as of December 31, 2017, compared to $15.49 million as of March 31, 2017.

Net cash provided by operating activities was $12.13 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017, compared to $7.28 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. Net cash used in investing activities was $4.45 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2017, compared to $4.51 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. Net cash provided by financing activities was $nil for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

Recent Developments

On February 1, 2018, the Company announced that Shandong Spring Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., a 97% owned subsidiary of the Company, has been ratified and issued a Food Production License for production of edible vegetable oil, which includes acer truncatum bunge seed oil, and related blended edible oil products (the "License"). The License was granted by the Food and Drug Administration of Sishui County and is valid for five years.

About China YCT International Group, Inc.

Based in Sishui County, Shandong Province and established in January 1989, China YCT International Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the business of (i) distributing health care supplement products manufactured by a third party in the PRC, (ii) developing, manufacturing, and selling Huoliyuan Capsules, a prescription medicine, (iii) developing acer truncatum bunge planting bases, and manufacturing and selling acer truncatum bunge seed oil in the PRC. Acer truncatum bunge plants are a species of maple tree. For more information about the Company, please visit www.yctgroup.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news 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. These statements are subject to uncertainties and risks including, but not limited to, product and service demand and acceptance, changes in technology, economic conditions, the impact of competition and pricing, government regulations, and other risks contained in reports filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All such forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, and whether made by or on behalf of the Company, are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement and any other cautionary statements which may accompany the forward-looking statements. In addition, the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.

For more information, please contact:

At the Company:
Zecheng Shao, Vice President
Phone: +86-156-5377-2006
Email: zc_shao@126.com

Investor Relations:
Tony Tian, CFA
Weitian Group LLC
Phone: +1-732-910-9692
Email: tony.tian@weitian-ir.com

CHINA YCT INTERNATIONAL GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(Unaudited)

THREE MONTHS ENDED
DECEMBER 31,

NINE MONTHS ENDED
DECEMBER 31,

2017

2016

2017

2016

Sales

$

17,211,156

$

14,171,624

$

48,212,805

$

35,478,603

Cost of Goods Sold (including $3,623,226 and $2,590,947 from a related party for the three months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively; including $10,932,869 and $6,648,948 from a related party for the nine months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively)

10,422,916

8,358,123

29,521,454

21,281,950

Gross profit

6,788,240

5,813,501

18,691,351

14,196,653

Operating expenses

Selling expenses

1,278,544

969,495

3,596,983

2,525,178

General and administrative expenses

1,445,469

1,137,609

3,222,132

2,722,468

Research and development expenses

280,229

279,589

406,640

754,485

Total operating expenses

3,004,242

2,386,693

7,225,755

6,002,131

Income from operations

3,783,998

3,426,808

11,465,596

8,194,522

Gain on disposal of acer truncatum bunge plants

-

-

573,092

-

Interest income

32,376

11,073

88,678

43,222

Income before income tax provision

3,816,374

3,437,881

12,127,366

8,237,744

Income tax provision

954,093

849,716

3,031,841

2,078,344

Net income

2,862,281

2,588,165

9,095,525

6,159,400

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest

85,869

-

272,866

-

Net income attributable to the Company

2,776,412

2,588,165

8,822,659

6,159,400

Other comprehensive income (loss):

Foreign currency translation adjustment

1,557,010

(3,096,813

)

5,121,310

(5,747,120

)

Comprehensive income (loss)

4,419,291

(508,648

)

14,216,835

412,280

Less: Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interest

132,578

-

425,325

-

Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to the Company

$

4,286,713

$

(508,648

)

$

13,791,510

$

412,280

Earnings per common share

Basic and Diluted

$

0.09

$

0.09

$

0.30

$

0.21

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding

Basic and Diluted

29,789,168

29,764,168

29,789,168

29,761,322

CHINA YCT INTERNATIONAL GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)

DECEMBER 31,
2017

MARCH 31,
2017

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

18,768,536

$

10,308,622

Accounts receivable

209,784

1,134,967

Inventories

3,442,024

5,483,040

Purchase deposit to vendors

-

650,790

Purchase deposit to related party

1,304,919

-

Prepaid expenses

180,473

-

Prepaid leases – current portion

785,582

900,547

Total current assets

24,691,318

18,477,966

Prepaid leases

770,737

1,265,252

Development cost of acer truncatum bunge planting

47,384,846

42,055,972

Plant, property, and equipment, net

16,501,938

14,487,135

Intangible assets, net

11,740,353

12,042,758

Deferred tax assets

261,277

508,521

Security deposit to related party

1,530,409

1,449,422

Total assets

$

102,880,878

$

90,287,026

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable to related party

$

-

$

706,048

Accounts payable and other accrued expenses

282,982

251,307

Taxes payable

1,079,580

2,028,190

Total current liabilities

1,362,562

2,985,545

Stockholders' Equity

Preferred stock, par value $500 per share; 45 shares authorized, issued and outstanding at December 31, 2017 and March 31, 2017.

22,500

22,500

Common stock, par value $0.001 per share; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 29,789,168 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2017 and March 31, 2017.

29,789

29,789

Additional paid-in capital

4,322,838

4,322,838

Statutory reserve

1,828,504

1,828,504

Retained earnings

91,884,263

83,061,604

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

582,006

(4,386,845

)

Total stockholders' equity attributable to the Company

98,669,900

84,878,390

Noncontrolling interest

2,848,416

2,423,091

Total stockholders' equity

101,518,316

87,301,481

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

102,880,878

$

90,287,026

CHINA YCT INTERNATIONAL GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)

NINE MONTHS ENDED
DECEMBER 31,

2017

2016

Cash Flows From Operating Activities:

Net income

$

9,095,525

$

6,159,400

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization of plant, property and equipment

951,711

534,567

Amortization of intangible assets

949,886

830,262

Amortization of prepaid leases

654,324

697,741

Issuance of common shares for services

-

10,609

Stock-based compensation expenses

-

101,026

Deferred taxes

268,475

(10,893

)

Gain on disposal of acer truncatum bunge plants

(573,092

)

-

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Advance payment to vendors

669,250

-

Inventory

2,286,222

(1,739,711

)

Accounts receivable

962,842

(9,878

)

Cancellation of lease

57,137

-

Prepaid expenses

(175,771

)

-

Taxes payable

(1,034,267

)

645,178

Purchase deposit and accounts payable to related party, net

(1,996,995

)

132,348

Accounts payable and other accrued expenses

17,174

(67,505

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

12,132,421

7,283,144

Cash flows from investing activities:

Acquisition of property, plant and equipment

(2,125,638

)

(1,374,790

)

Proceeds from disposal of acer truncatum bunge plants

2,129,638

-

Development cost of acer truncatum bunge planting

(4,457,916

)

(3,133,278

)

Net cash used in investing activities

(4,453,916

)

(4,508,068

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

781,409

(629,729

)

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

8,459,914

2,145,347

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

10,308,622

7,639,084

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

18,768,536

$

9,784,431

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:

Cash paid during the periods for:

Interest

$

-

$

-

Income taxes

$

3,495,744

$

1,663,060

SOURCE: China YCT International Group, Inc.

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