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Reading Time: 3 minutes I have written an article talking about why Chinese companies come to list in NYSE or Nasdaq a while ago. This is a topic warrants more than one article, amid the VISA filing for IPO and recent controversy of Chinese companies (Ping’an and Pu Fa) tried to do secondary in Shanghai. So let me talk

February 29, 2008

Reading Time: < 1 minute Well, Longtop did not turn out to be long top, it was a short top if you will. I sold most of the shares today (still 50 shares pending in Scottrade). The problem with Longtop (LFT) is not fundamental, it’s rather valuation. In current market, I think an unproven Chinese financial software (IT service) company

January 16, 2008

Reading Time: < 1 minute (Update) Halter US China Index closed down 7.89% and FXI down 7.55%. China Mobile (CHL), a major component of both index, is down 7.79% today. FXI (FTSE Xinhua 25) dropped 7.23% as of now 11:27 AM US CST. Halter US China Index (web site), which is more broad based Chinese ADRs traded in the US

January 15, 2008

Reading Time: 2 minutes 1) Why it quit the outsourcing biz? We know outsourcing is a typically low margin business. Interested readers can look at the VanceInfo (formerly WorkSoft), the first Chinese IT outsourcing company listed in Nasdaq. It did IPO recently. Longtop should not get into the oursourcing business to begin with. I suspect the VCs suggested the

December 20, 2007

Reading Time: < 1 minute Home Inns (HMIN) is raising fund through convertible bond (up to) $149 m (reuters news). It seems they still need the cash to expand. Longtop got more analyst converge: Deutsche bank and Jefferies initiated with Buy with target price of $30 and $29, respectively. Quoted here: Deutsche Bank initiates coverage on Longtop Financial Technologies (NYSE:

December 4, 2007

Reading Time: 3 minutes First a little background. Longtop did its high profile IPO on Oct. 24, a short month ago at NYSE (think how much market sentiment has changed since then). As the first Chinese software company listed in NYSE, Longtop is in the sweet spot in terms of the customers they serve: the Chinese banks. Chinese banks,

November 30, 2007

Reading Time: < 1 minute (Updated) I used the revenue number from company report and calculated the growth rate, using google spreadsheet. Revenue, in thousand of $, the following columns may not align right, click the G speadsheet above if you like. FY ending 3/31/2007 3/31/2008 growth rate 3/31/2009 growth rate Q1 9238 11530 24.81% ? Q2 11204 20200 80.29%

November 27, 2007

Reading Time: 2 minutes (Update 2) Just listened to its CC, CEO Mr. Lian said fiscal 2009 (Apr 1 2008 to March 31 2009) revenue forecast is 80 m. Note they said fiscal 2008 revenue would be 58 m. I felt they are being conservative on the numbers here. The CEO was very bullish on the IT spending of

November 19, 2007

Reading Time: < 1 minute This morning when two stocks are traded at about same price, I sold remaining Starbucks (SBUX) , and got some more Longtop Financial (LFT). I still like the long term prospect of Starbucks, especially its international expansion. But at this time SBUX is still a slow growth US company, and it will remain so for

October 30, 2007

Reading Time: 2 minutes Stocks Vanke (00002.SZ) expects a 100% to 150% profit growth in 2007 (vs. 2006). That translated to a 67% to 100% increase of earning per share. Chairman Wang Shi is saying the China real estate industry is still fragmented: Vanke has 1.25% of market share. Longtop Financial (LFT), the new IPO, is under pressure today.

October 29, 2007
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