Agoracom Blog Small-Cap Company Feature: China Information Security Technology

Posted by AGORACOM at 9:30 AM on Friday, March 5th, 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 Information Security Technology (Nasdaq:CPBY)


China Information Security Technology, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is a total solution provider of digital security, geographic information, and hospital information systems in the People’s Republic of China. Headquartered in Shenzhen, China, the Company’s total solutions include specialized software, hardware, systems integration, and related services organized into three business segments – Digital Information Security Technology (“DIST”), Geographic Information Systems (“GIS”), and Digital Hospital Information System (“DHIS”).

On March 5th,  2010,  CIST announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2009.

Check out the full details below!

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Fiscal 2009 Financial Highlights

– 2009 Revenue Increased 18.4% YoY to $101.0 million
– 2009 Gross Margin Increased 434 basis points YoY to 50.2%
– 2009 Operating Margin Increased 384 basis points YoY to 31.8%
– 2009 Non-GAAP Net Income Increased 20.5% YoY to $32.2 million, or $0.66 per diluted share
– Cash Flow from Operations increased 152.4% YoY to $11.5 million


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.


One Response to “ Small-Cap Company Feature: China Information Security Technology”

  1. max petrisek says:

    I haved followed small cap Chinese stock for years. The group has moved up drastically as well as their index. I’ll be checking CPBY also.