Agoracom Blog Small-Cap Company Feature: Suntech Power Holdings

Posted by AGORACOM at 9:30 AM on Thursday, June 3rd, 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.


Suntech Power Holdings Co (NYSE:STP)


Suntech Power Holdings is the world’s leading solar energy company as measured by production output of crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) modules. Suntech designs, develops, manufactures, and markets premium-quality, high-output, cost-effective and environmentally friendly solar products for electric power applications in the residential, commercial, industrial, and public utility sectors.

On June 3rd, 2010, the company announced financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2010.

Check out the full details below!

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— Total net revenues were $588.0 million in the first quarter of 2010, representing 0.8% growth sequentially and 86.3% year-over-year

— Total PV shipments increased 11% sequentially and 182% year-over-year

— Gross profit margin for the core wafer to module business was 22.1% in the first quarter of 2010

— Consolidated gross profit margin was 19.5% in the first quarter of 2010

— Net income attributable to holders of ordinary shares was $20.7 million, or $0.11 per diluted American Depository Share (ADS). Each ADS

represents one ordinary share

— Suntech increases 2010 annual shipment target from 1.25GW to 1.3GW, which represents an 85% increase above 2009 total shipments

— Suntech achieved 1.2GW of PV cell and module production capacity at the end of the first quarter of 2010

YOUR RESEARCH STARTING POINTS FOR CHINESE SMALL CAP AND MID CAP COMPANIESWe’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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