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Daqo New Energy Announces Unaudited First Quarter 2020 Results

published: 2020-05-24 10:00

Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ) ("Daqo New Energy", the "Company" or "we"), a leading manufacturer of high-purity polysilicon for the global solar PV industry, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter of 2020.

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First Quarter 2020 Financial and Operating Highlights

  • Polysilicon production volume was 19,777 MT in Q1 2020, compared to 16,204 MT in Q4 2019
  • Polysilicon sales volume was 19,101 MT in Q1 2020, compared to 13,291 MT in Q4 2019
  • Polysilicon average total production cost(1) was $5.86/kg in Q1 2020, compared to $6.38/kg in Q4 2019
  • Polysilicon average cash cost(1) was $5.01/kg in Q1 2020, compared to $5.47/kg in Q4 2019
  • Polysilicon average selling price (ASP) was $8.79/kg in Q1 2020, compared to $8.77/kg in Q4 2019
  • Revenue from continuing operations was $168.8 million in Q1 2020, compared to $118.9 million in Q4 2019
  • Gross profit from continuing operations was $56.6 million in Q1 2020, compared to $35.1 million in Q4 2019. Gross margin from continuing operations was 33.5% in Q1 2020, compared to 29.5% in Q4 2019
  • EBITDA (non-GAAP)(2) from continuing operations was $63.1 million in Q1 2020, compared to $45.4 million in Q4 2019. EBITDA margin (non-GAAP)(2) from continuing operations was 37.4% in Q1 2020, compared to 38.2% in Q4 2019
  • Net income attributable to Daqo New Energy Corp. shareholders was $33.2 million in Q1 2020, compared to $20.1 million in Q4 2019
  • Earnings per basic American Depositary Share (ADS) was $2.37 in Q1 2020, compared to $1.45 in Q4 2019
  • Adjusted net income (non-GAAP)(2) attributable to Daqo New Energy Corp. shareholders was $37.7 million in Q1 2020, compared to $24.5 million in Q4 2019
  • Adjusted earnings per basic ADS (non-GAAP)(2) was $2.69 in Q1 2020, compared to $1.77 in Q4 2019

Management Remarks

Mr. Longgen Zhang, CEO of Daqo New Energy, commented, "We are pleased to report an outstanding quarter with excellent financial and operational results. We operated at full capacity during the quarter and were able to produce and sell record-high volume of 19,777 MT and 19,101 MT of polysilicon, respectively. Thanks to growing economies of scale, savings on energy consumption and improved operational efficiency, our total production cost decreased to $5.86/kg during the quarter, a decrease of 8% from $6.38/kg in Q4 2019. Our cash cost during the quarter also decreased to $5.01/kg, down from $5.47/kg in Q4 2019. In addition, we continued to make improvements in quality and were able to sell approximately 95% of our products to mono wafer customers. All in all, we are very proud of the achievements we made in expanding production volume, optimizing our cost structure and enhancing quality within only two quarters following the start of Phase 4A pilot production. Our exceptional results this quarter reflect the strong capabilities of our Xinjiang facilities at full production following the completion of the Phase 4A expansion project. We believe this also demonstrates our extensive experience and expertise in polysilicon manufacturing, and further solidifies our position as a global leader in the industry."


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