Lessons from Longtop

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… Continue reading Lessons from Longtop

Two more questions for Longtop

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… Continue reading Two more questions for Longtop

Home Inns and Longtop

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:… Continue reading Home Inns and Longtop

My take on Longtop

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,… Continue reading My take on Longtop

Longtop: update

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%… Continue reading Longtop: update

Added more longtop

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… Continue reading Added more longtop

Travel, weather and stocks

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.… Continue reading Travel, weather and stocks