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Wuxi Apptec WX Q1 2009 update

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(Update 2, May 20) Bought it back, looks like it has more room to run 🙂

(Update May 19) Sold out my WX positions. I had a second thought on the stock.

(Original) Formerly Wuxi Pharma Tech, the name change was to reflect the US based Apptec acquisition a year ago.

I have bought and sold WX a few times since its IPO in 2007 (Wuxi Pharma Tech looking good; Got some WX again; Wuxi Pharma continues to drop). I sold out my WX position last Sept. (shortly before Lehman’s fall). I decided to got back some WX again about 10 days ago. A few things have changed since last update:

1) Since Wuxi cancelled the secondary offering last May, the selling shareholder UOB sold shares to private equity firm Warburg Pincus.

2) WX had to wrote down a large portion of good will because buying Apptec at the wrong time (pulled trigger too earlier).

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Squeeze the bubble

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In last few days many new Chinese IPO listed in the US are under pressure, notablly:

E-House China (EJ), China Digital TV (STV), Wuxi Pharma (WX)

and last but the least, Giant Interactive (GA), the No. 1 online gaming company in China, owned by well known Chinese entreprenur Mr. Shu Yuzhu. According to CnAnalyst, GA also has the highest margin in all Chinese stocks listed in the US, with a gross margin 90% and net margin 70%. It sounds to me they are in drug dealing business 🙂 Because those numbers easily beat monopoly companies such as PetroChina (PTR) and China Mobile (CHL), or leading search company Baidu (BIDU).

All right, I shall be more positive in my blog: actually I like Wuxi Pharma among those new companies, along with the Longtop (LFT) I mentioned earlier. Because I think their business are more sustainable.

Wuxi Pharma Tech pic