Agoracom Blog Small-Cap Company Feature: China Armco Metals

Posted by AGORACOM at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

As many of you know, we are very bullish on the long-term future of Chinese small cap and mid cap companies for two reasons:

1] The obvious reason – China is the fastest growing economy on the planet and nothing is going to slow down its ascent over the next 50 years and beyond. Investing in growth companies there just makes too much sense.

2] Great Results and Valuations – Many Small Cap Chinese Companies are listing in the US (OTCBB, NYSE Alternext and NASDAQ) with great financial results. Unlike many dubious US Small Cap Companies, Chinese Companies don’t seem to believe in losing money or failing to execute in a business plan. As such, 7-digit revenues and profits are very common.

From a valuation point of view, many Chinese companies became a victim of their own success in Q4 2008 and Q1 2009. Why? When the world needed to start liquidating, one of the first places they looked were China where most investors had significant gains to sell into. This resulted in the proverbial baby being thrown out with the bathwater and some great valuations.


China Armco Metals (NYSEAmex:CNAM)


China Armco Metals, Inc. is engaged in the sale and distribution of metal ore and non-ferrous metals throughout the PRC and has entered the recycling business with the recent launch of operations of a 1-million ton per year shredder and recycler of metals located on 32 acres of land acquired by China Armco. China Armco maintains customers throughout China which includes the fastest growing steel producing mills and foundries in the PRC.

On April 27th 2010 the Company announced that Armet Renewable Resourced Co., Ltd. the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, has entered into contracts with several domestic suppliers to secure an ongoing supply of scrap metal of up to 37,000 tons per month for the remainder of 2010.

Check out the full details below!

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–  1st quarter 2010 revenue increases to $8.6 million, up 59% from $5.4 Million in the 1st quarter of 2009

–  1st quarter 2010 Non-GAAP Net Income of $670,000 versus $185,000 in 1st quarter of 2009

–  1st quarter 2010 Non-GAAP EPS of $0.06 versus $0.02 in 1st quarter of 2009

–  1st quarter 2010 GAAP net income of $53,000 after inclusion of a non-cash charge of ($324,000) for the increase of fair market value of

outstanding common stock purchase warrants

–  1st quarter 2010 GAAP EPS of $0.01 versus $0.03 in first quarter of 2009


We’ve provided investors with two great starting points to research great Chinese small cap and mid cap companies.

1. – tracks 250 of the best small cap and mid cap companies trading on North American exchanges. It provides you with the best of the best in two ways. First, the front page lists the best news of the day coming out of the space. It does so by giving you a text view of the best press releases by industry and via Chinese Stocks TV, a 5-minute broadcast every morning just after the open. Chinese Stocks TV is archived, so you can catch up on shows you missed.

Second, if you want to research each of the 250 companies to find candidates for your portfolio, it has a very intuitive directory that lets you quickly review each company on the master list, or parse it out by industry and exchange if you have a particular sector of interest. Cool stuff.

2. Right here on AGORACOM, you can refer to our China category for other featured Chinese Small-Cap Companies. As always, we will disclose any IR relationship with any public company. Given the sheer number of great Chinese Small-Cap Companies out there, you can expect us NOT to have an IR relationship with most of these companies.


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