And there I was posting about China Ouhua Winery Announces Quarterly Losses.
Tonight I saw K-Star's earnings.
K-Star was featured in the posting Them Chinese Shoe Stocks where the EdgeMalaysia featured a massive article called Can China shoe stocks remain at bargains.
The article reasoned the case for them Chinese stocks by saying..
- ...... Most investors are no doubt sceptical about China stocks listed on overseas exchanges, given the numerous accounting issues these companies have faced in the US and Singapore over the last few years.
However, analysts also noted that none of these issues has surfaced in Malaysia yet, and the Chinese companies listed here have consistently delivered strong earnings despite their lacklustre stock price performances.
Xingquan International Sports Holdings Ltd, the first Chinese company listed in Malaysia for close to three years now, has yet to disappoint investors in terms of earnings. Apart from Xingquan, four other shoe companies listed here are Multi Sports Holdings Ltd, XiDeLang Holdings Ltd (XDL), K-Star Sports Ltd, and Maxwell International Holdings Bhd.
According to calculations by The Edge Financial Daily, from 2006 to 2010, the five shoe companies chalked up a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of at least 30% for both revenue and net profit.
The five China-based shoe stocks are sitting on large cash reserves and most have paid high-yielding dividends.
Their PERs are about two times — well below the market’s broader average of 15 to 16 times.
K-Star is principally engaged in the design, manufacture and distribution of sports footwear under its own proprietary brands, Dixing and K-Star. The company generates over 700 designs annually.
Its product range covers athletic shoes for running, tennis, basketball and mountain climbing as well as leisure. K-Star is also an OEM and ODM for international sports brands including Umbro, Diadora, Kappa and China’s footwear brand, Double Star.
Its proprietary products are distributed across 18 provinces and three municipalities in China at over 870 retail locations. They are exported to Russia and other markets such as Ukraine, Belarus, the Czech Republic, Poland, Finland, Romania and Hungary. In 2010, K-Star expanded into sports fashion apparel and accessories.
Listed on June 4, 2010, K-Star closed at 28 sen last Friday, falling 60.9% from its IPO price of 71.7 sen (IPO price adjusted for a one-to-three share split on Nov 1, 2010)
It is trading at a 67.1% discount to its end-September 2011 book value of 177.97 yuan and close to its net cash per share of 25 sen. As at end-September 2011, it had cash reserves of 154.81 million yuan versus current borrowings of 17.68 million yuan, which translated into a net cash position of 137.13 million yuan.
In FY10, it paid a net dividend of 1.6 sen per share, representing a yield of 5.7%. From FY06 to FY10, the company’s CAGR for net profit and revenue was 47.8% and 43.8% respectively. For FY10, it posted a net profit of 88.25 million yuan on revenue of 670.87 million yuan.
For 3QFY11 ended September, it posted a net profit of 11.14 million yuan on revenue of 169.60 million yuan, down from a net profit of 31.16 million yuan on revenue of 191.48 million yuan previously. K-Star said the decline was mainly due to higher raw material and labour costs.
Its sports footwear segment contributed to about 95% of revenue, while its sports apparel and accessories accounted for the remaining 5%.
As part of its expansion plan, K-Star announced in October that it was buying a piece of state-owned leasehold land of 675 sq m in Jinjiang City in Fujian Province for 27 million yuan in cash.
As at end-2010, it had four production lines at three factories in Jinjiang City. Its estimated annual production capacity was 3.97 million pairs and output utilisation rate was 93.7% in 2010.
It's now only Feb 2012 and K-Star has just reported quarterly losses for its 2011 Q4 earnings!
past postings on K-Star can be found here: K-Star Sports