Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Long-Term Investment

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Long-Term Investment
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2014
Long-Term Investment [Abstract]  
LONG-TERM INVESTMENT

NOTE 8 – LONG-TERM INVESTMENT

 

As of December 31, 2014 and 2013, long-term investment in cost method amounted to $3,421,031 and $3,468,953, respectively. The investment represents the Company’s VIE, Pingtan Fishing’s interest in Fujian Pingtan Rural-Commercial Bank Joint-Stock Co., Ltd. (“Pingtan Rural-Commercial Bank’’), a private financial institution. Pingtan Fishing completed its registration as a shareholder on October 17, 2012 and paid RMB 21 million, or approximately $3.4 million, to subscribe 5% of the common stock of Pingtan Rural-Commercial Bank. Pingtan Fishing held 15,113,250 shares and accounted for 4.8 % investment in the total equity investment of the bank as of December 31, 2014 and 2013. These shares were as collateral for the Company’s long term loan amounting to $2.3 million as of December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013.

 

In according to ASC 325, Pingtan Fishing uses the cost method of accounting to record its investment since Pingtan Fishing does not have the ability to exercise significant influence over the operating and financing activities of Pingtan Rural-Commercial Bank and treats as long-term investment. Long-term investment for which there are no quoted market prices, a reasonable estimate of fair value could not be made without incurring excessive costs. The Company monitors its investment in the non-marketable security and will recognize, if ever existing, a loss in value which is deemed to be other than temporary. The Company determined that there was no impairment on this investment as of December 31, 2014 and 2013.

 

As of December 31, 2014 and 2013, long-term investment in equity method amounted to $15,964,812 and $0, respectively. The investment represents the Company’s VIE, Pingtan Fishing’s interest in Global Deep Ocean Fishing (Pingtan) Industrial Limited (the “Global Deep Ocean”). On June 12, 2014, Pingtan Fishing incorporated Global Deep Ocean with other two unrelated companies in PRC. Pingtan Fishing and the other investing companies accounted for 35% and 65% of the total ownership, respectively. Total registered capital of Global Deep Ocean is RMB 1 billion (approximately $161.2 million) and Pingtan Fishing will contribute RMB 350 million (approximately $56.4 million). No company holds 50% or more of the total shares. Global Deep Ocean will process, cold storage, and transport deep ocean fishing products. The Company treats the equity investment in the consolidated financial statements under the equity method. Under the equity method, the investment is initially recorded at cost, adjusted for any excess of the Company’s share of the incorporated-date fair values of the investee’s identifiable net assets over the cost of the investment (if any). Thereafter, the investment is adjusted for the post incorporation change in the Company’s share of the investee’s net assets and any impairment loss relating to the investment.

 

As of December 31, 2014 and 2013, the total of long-term investment amounted to $19,385,843 and $3,468,953, respectively, which was included in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets.