Concord Medical Services Holdings (NYSE:CCM) is a major operator of network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China.
Business Overview (from prospectus)
We operate the largest network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China in terms of revenues and the total number of centers in operation in 2008, according to a report by Frost & Sullivan commissioned by us that compared our pro forma revenues against the revenues of our competitors in 2008 and our number of centers and units of equipment against those of our competitors as of the end of 2008. As of September 30, 2009, our network comprised 83 centers based in 55 hospitals, spanning 36 cities across 21 provinces and administrative regions in China. These hospitals are substantially comprised of 3A hospitals, the highest ranked hospitals by quality and size in China as determined in accordance with the standards of the Ministry of Health, or the MOH. Cancer was the leading cause of death in China in 2008 according to the MOH, and there is a relatively low penetration of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging equipment compared to developed countries. We believe that our leading network and our experience and expertise uniquely position us to address the underserved market in China for radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging services.
Offering: 120 million shares at $9-$11 per share. Net proceeds of approximately US$113.9 million will be used for expansion and development, general corporate purposes and for possible expansions.
Our total net revenues increased by 101.6% to RMB205.7 million (US$30.1 million) for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 from RMB102.0 million for the same period in 2008...Total cost of revenues increased by 120.5% to RMB62.5 million (US$9.2 million) for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 from RMB28.4 million for the same period in 2008... As a result of the foregoing, our gross profit increased by 94.4% to RMB143.1 million (US$21.0 million) for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 from RMB73.6 million for the same period in 2008... Our operating expenses increased by 53.4% to RMB24.2 million (US$3.5 million) for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 from RMB15.7 million for the same period in 2008 due primarily to an increase in salaries and benefits payment associated with an increased headcount primarily as a result of our acquisition of China Medstar. Operating expenses as a percentage of our total net revenues decreased to 11.7% for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 from 15.4% for the same period in 2008... As a result of the foregoing, our operating income increased by 105.5% to RMB119.0 million (US$17.4 million) for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 from RMB57.9 million for the same period in 2008. Operating margin increased to 57.9% for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 from 56.8% for the same period in 2008.
The radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging market in China is fragmented and the competition is intense. The centers in our network compete primarily on a regional or local basis with government-owned and private hospitals that offer radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging services either directly or in conjunction with third parties, such as China Renji Medical Group Ltd. and Jiancheng Investment Co. In addition, since hospitals typically establish radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers located on their premises through long term lease and management services arrangements with us or our competitors, in a given locality over a given period there may only be a limited number of top-tier hospitals who have not yet entered into long-term arrangements with us or other companies like us with whom we are still able to enter into new arrangements. In addition, quotas as to the number and type of certain medical equipment that can be purchased by us or our hospital partners, such as head gamma knife systems of PET-CT scanners, further limit the number of top-tier hospitals that we or our competitors can enter into arrangements with in a given period. We primarily compete with our competitors on the range of the option of services provided by us and our competitors, the reputation of centers in our network among doctors and patients in China and level of patient service and satisfaction.
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