Agoracom Blog Small-Cap Company Feature: China Kangtai Cactus Biotech Inc

Posted by AGORACOM at 10:00 AM on Friday, August 14th, 2009

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 Kangtai Cactus Biotech Inc – OTC.BB:CKGT

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China Kangtai Cactus Biotech, Inc. is a leading grower, developer, producer, and marketer of cactus-derived products, including nutraceuticals, nutritious food, health and energy drinks, beer, wine and liquor, extracts and powders, and animal feed.

On Augsut 13th, the company announced Record Results for the Second Quarter of 2009.

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  • Second quarter revenue increased 30% to $6.5 million from $5.0 million in Q2 2008
  • Gross profit increased 80% to $2.7 million from $1.5 million in Q2 2008
  • Net income increased 37% to $1.4 million from $1.0 million in Q2 2008


The pace of Kangtai’s revenue growth accelerated in the second quarter with a year-over-year increase of 30% and a sequential increase of 96%. Anytime I see that kind of sequential growth, I pay attention and I’ll watch for the next Q to see if this was an extraordinary event or not.  The 30% Y-O-Y growth isn’t anything to sneeze at either.

The company generated EPS of $0.07 this quarter, which translated into sequential growth of 105% and about 15% Y-O-Y.  My suspicion is that we have a company that is back on track after suffering from the global issues in Q1.

Now, given the fact the company is trading around $1.00 and we know they’ve generated about $0.10 EPS in the first half of the year, we can probably safely guess a year-end EPS of $.20 on the low-end and $.25 on the high-end.  I prefer to work with the low-end, which still gives the company an extremely attractive P/E of about 4.5 given the fact the stock is trading around $.90.

My only caveat here is that I can’t wrap my head around the Cactus business.  It obviously has some legs in China but my lack of our experience with it here in North America means you have some research to do.  This isn’t necessarily a negative.  In fact, we may have stumbled onto a great business that the majority of North American investors are unaware of.

As always, this is my view in a snapshot. It is intended to give you a running start into your research. Now, you have to do your own due diligence to make sure the valuation is not impaired by other factors including balance sheet items, lawsuits or any other negative events.

If you have any comments, I’d love to see them below.


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3 Responses to “ Small-Cap Company Feature: China Kangtai Cactus Biotech Inc”

  1. AGORACOM says:

    Thanks for stopping in gents. Irish, glad to see you are deriving the benefits of discovering new great companies on AGORACOM TV / this blog.

    Tom, you sound like you are very familiar with the company. Thanks for the contributions. You should contribute and invite other CKGT investors to the moderated forum we created for them at:


  2. Tom says:

    CKGT will be adding HogFeed and additives in the 4th quarter to go with cattle and fish feeds they started marketing in 2008.

    Since pork is the number #1 meat product in China I look for this product to be a huge success.

    Sometime this year they are suppose to also add a number of personnel care products.

  3. Luck of the Irish says:

    The one thing I like coming to this site is to be enlightened either with interesting companies or products in general.. I’ve never heard of cactus derived products and I wouldn’t think of China for something like this. Maybe an enterprising businessmaan in Arizona should stand up and take notice.