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China Shenghuo Pharmaceutical Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2012

KUNMING, China, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ — China Shenghuo Pharmaceutical Holdings, Inc. (OTC Market: CKUN) (“China Shenghuo” or the “Company”), today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012.

First Quarter 2012 Highlights

  • Total revenue was approximately $11.4 million for the first quarter of 2012, an increase of 20.5% from approximately $9.4 million for the same period of 2011.
  • Gross profit as a percentage of revenues was approximately 58.9%, as compared to 59.7 % for the same period of 2011.
  • Net cash provided by operating activities for the three months ended March 31, 2012 was approximately $0.9 million, a decrease of approximately $1.7 million as compared to approximately $2.6 millionfor the same period of 2011.
  • Net loss was $446,621 for the three months ended March 31, 2012 as compared to the net income of $85,701 for the three months ended March 31, 2011.

First Quarter 2012 Results

Sales: Sales for the three months ended March 31, 2012 was approximately $11.4 million, an increase of approximately $1.9 million, or 20.5%, from approximately $9.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2011. The increase in sales was primarily due to the Company’s main product Xuesaitong’s sales increasing as the Company’s continuous efforts made. In addition, Hotel Segment contributed approximately $1 million in 2012 period, as compared with $0.4 million in the corresponding period of 2011.

Cost of sales: Our cost of sales for the three months ended March 31, 2012 was approximately $4.7 million, an increase of approximately $0.9 million or 22.7% from approximately $3.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2011. The increase in cost of sales was in line with the increase in sales. In addition, the increase in cost of sales was also due to the increase of the sales volume and the purchase price of Sanqi which is the main raw material of our main product Xuesaitong. Although we have started to grow Sanqi within the Resort, we will not be able to harvest until 2014 because it has a three-year growth cycle.

Gross margin: Our gross profit for the three months ended March 31, 2012 was approximately $6.7 million as compared with approximately $5.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2011, an increase of approximately $1.1 million, or 18.9%. Gross profit as a percentage of revenues was approximately 58.9% for the three months ended March 31, 2012, a decrease of 0.8% from 59.7% for the three months ended March 31, 2011. The slight decrease in gross profit percentage was primarily due to the increase of cost of raw materials as set forth above.

Selling expense: Selling expenses were approximately $5.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012, an increase of approximately $1.1 million, or 26.8%, from approximately $4.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2011. The primary reason for the increase in selling expenses was due to increase of sales commission to sales representative in line with the sales increment.

We reimburse the sales representatives their selling and marketing expenses when they submit the appropriate documentation to be reimbursed and their sales are collected. We reimburse the sales representatives their accrued selling expenses when related accounts receivable are collected.

General and administrative expense: General and administrative expenses were approximately $1.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012, an increase of approximately $0.4 million, or 33.8%, from approximately $1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2011. The increase was primarily due to the increase of staff cost and legal and financial consulting service expenses.

Research and development expense: Research and development expense for the three months ended March 31, 2012 was $231,947, as compared to $121,725 for the three months ended March 31, 2011, an increase of $110,222. The increase was primarily due to the expenditures in 2012 period for outside experts for the Phase I clinical test of Sh1002 which amounted to $98,448.

Other expenses: Other expenses were $492,428 for the three months ended March 31, 2012, which consisted of interest expense and non-operating expense, offset by subsidy income, interest income and non-operating income, an increase of $185,545, or 60.5%, from an expense of $306,883 for the three months ended March 31, 2011. The increase was mainly due to an increase in interest expenses occurring and less subsidy income received as compared the same period in 2011.

Income tax benefit (expense): Income tax benefit was $121,073 for the three months ended March 31, 2012 as compared to income tax expense of $14,980 for the three months ended March 31, 2011. The tax benefit was mainly attributable to the medicine segment of the Company and the deferred tax assets benefit from accrued expenses.

Net income (loss): Net loss was $446,621 for the three months ended March 31, 2012 as compared to the net income of $85,701 for the three months ended March 31, 2011, as a result of the factors described above.

About China Shenghuo

Founded in 1995, China Shenghuo is primarily engaged in the research, development, manufacture, and marketing of Sanchi-based medicinal and pharmaceutical, nutritional supplement and cosmetic products. Through its subsidiary, Kunming Shenghuo Pharmaceutical (Group) Co., Ltd., it owns thirty SFDA (State Food and Drug Administration) approved medicines, including the flagship product Xuesaitong Soft Capsules, which is currently being listed in the 2010 Provincial Insurance Catalogue of sixteen provinces around China. At present, China Shenghuo incorporates a sales network of agencies and representatives throughout China, which markets Sanchi-based traditional Chinese medicine to hospitals and drug stores as prescription and OTC drugs primarily for the treatment of cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and peptic ulcer disease. The Company also exports medicinal products to Asian countries such as Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, and Thailand and to European countries such as the United Kingdom, Tajikistan, Russia and Kyrgyzstan.

With the substantial completion of Shenghuo Plaza at the end of 2010, China Shenghuo entered into a new business – the hotel and hospitality business. Two floors of Shenghuo Plaza are designed to be utilized as 12 Ways Chinese Herbal Beauty Demonstration Center. The balance of Shenghuo Plaza is used as a business hotel – Zhonghuang Hotel, restaurant and banquet facilities and an entertainment venue.

China Shenghuo is also expanding into the businesses of wellness tourism. For more information, please visit http://www.shenghuo.com.cn.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release may contain certain “forward-looking statements,” as defined in the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and the actual results and future events could differ materially from management’s current expectations. Such factors include, but are not limited to, uncertainties regarding the eligibility for and timing of the Company’s planned deregistration under the Exchange Act, including any relief that the SEC might grant to the Company pursuant to a “no-action” letter with respect to the SEC deregistration requirements should the Company seek such relief; risks of litigation and governmental or other regulatory proceedings arising out of or related to any of the matters described in recent press releases, including arising out of the restatement of the Company’s financial statements; the Company’s ability to refinance or repay loans received; the Company’s uncertain business condition; risks related to the lower liquidity, trading volume and price resulting from the voluntary delising of the Company’s stock and the anticipated deregistration under the Exchange Act; risks arising from potential weaknesses or deficiencies in the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting; the Company’s reliance on one supplier for Sanchi; the possible effect of adverse publicity on the Company’s business, including possible contract cancellation; the Company’s ability to develop and market new products; the Company’s ability to establish and maintain a strong brand; the Company’s continued ability to obtain and maintain all certificates, permits and licenses required to open and operate retail specialty counters to offer its cosmetic products and conduct business in China; protection of the Company’s intellectual property rights; market acceptance of the Company’s products; changes in the laws of the People’s Republic of China that affect the Company’s operations; cost to the Company of complying with current and future governmental regulations; the impact of any changes in governmental regulations on the Company’s operations; general economic conditions; and other factors detailed from time to time in the Company’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory authorities. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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