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At GEO, our focus is on providing high quality insights on mid and micro cap equities, both in the China and U.S. spaces. Since our inception, we have come to be known by our GeoBargain selections, a group of stocks with a specific set of criteria that has proven to help them perform better than... More
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  • GeoBargain Stocks Post Solid Quarterly Financial Results in Volatile Market (Part 2) 0 comments
    Aug 20, 2009 1:54 PM | about stocks: LLFH, CHBT, HSR, HQSM, MRM, ATSG, SKBI, RICK, CTFO, APT, BSPM, CKGT, CSGH, HPJ, CAGC, TBV, GRRF, BTN, REV

    <<Part 1

    L & L Intl Holdings (OTC:LLFH)
    Closing price August 19, 2009 was $4.30.

    • Added to GeoBargain list on May 19, 2009 at $1.90.
    • Reached a price of $5.32 on August 14, 2009, an increase of 185% since our initiation date.
    Earlier this week LLFH shares briefly eclipsed $5.00 as the Company finally filed its fiscal 2009 ending 10K. This was the last obstacle needed in order to apply for an upgraded listing to the NYSE AMEX exchange. Per Management comments L & L Int. prospects for the coming year remain bright. Management commented,

    "We will continue to execute our planned expansion focusing on coal activities. We expect to continue our positive momentum as demand for clean coal will be strong in China."


    China-Biotics Inc (OTCQB:CHBT) Closing price August 19, 2009 was $13.02.
    • Added to GeoBargain list on July 14, 2009 at $10.0.
    • Reached a price of $14.31 on August 14 2009, and increase of 43% since our initiation date.
    The GeoTeam participated in the China-Biotics (NASDAQ:CHBT) 2009 first quarter conference call.

    Conference Call Highlights:

    • Expects full year fiscal 2010 revenues to grow at least 50% to $81.3 million
    • As the stock may be perceived to be currently "undervalued", investors voiced concerns over dilution related to the potential issuance of shares to complete future acquisitions. The Company did a thorough job addressing this concern, implying the possibility of also using cash to complete an acquisition. Furthermore, if shares are issued there is still a possibility that a transaction will be accretive to earnings per share.
    Recall comments from our previous note on July 14, 2009:

    Further due diligence confirms the company meets 8 out of 10 GeoBargain criteria. However, the company does not meet the minimum 30% earnings per share (EPS) growth threshold.

    Given that it beat analyst estimates, the GeoTeam will need to access the company's outlook to determine if it can achieve 30% EPS growth, . We will also monitor any changes in analyst estimates. If it becomes apparent that 30% EPS growth is currently unachievable we will re-code the stock as a GeoSpecial based on its low tax adjusted PEG Ratio (~0.55).

    On August 17, 2009 the company announced strong first quarter fiscal 2010 financial results. The company easily exceeded analyst estimates giving the GeoTeam confidence that China-Biotics may be able to achieve a minimum of 30% earnings per share growth rate for the coming year. Analyst estimates also echo this sentiment indicating earnings per share growing over 30% to $1.30.

    See the GeoTeam updated valuation scenarios.


    RINO International Corporation (OTC:RINO) Closing price August 19, 2009 was $11.81.
    • Added to GeoBargain on Radar list on May 18, 2009 at $4.87.
    • Added to GeoSpecial list on June 4, 2009 at $6.70.
    • Reached a price of $17.75 on August 7, 2009, and increase of 165% since our GeoSpecial initiation date.
    On August 17, 2009, after the market close, RINO International reported its 2009 second quarter financial results . Earnings per share were $0.39, exceeding analyst estimates by $0.01. Regardless, the stock was down sharply in extended hours trading and continued into subsequent trading sessions. The GeoTeam is speculating that the street had hoped for a larger earnings per share number, although the stock had been in a bullish up trend over the past several weeks, briefly surpassing the GeoTeam potential valuation scenarios on August 6, 2009. The company has reiterated its 2009 revenue guidance of $176.5 million. A drop in RINO International shares may present a short-term trading opportunity.


    Hi-Shear Tech Corp (HSR) Closing price August 19, 2009 was $10.20.

    Added to GeoBargain list on August 6, 2009 at $12.05.
    Reached a price of $14.15 on August 11 2009, and increase of 17% since our initiation date.

    Hi-Shear has not performed as we had first hoped. The stocked appeared to initially have legs, but has pulled back sharply after hitting a 52 week high of 14.14 shortly after we coded the stock as a GeoBargain. The GeoTeam is delving into the HSR story to see if we missed anything on our first pass.


    Sinohub (OTC:SIHI) Closing price August 19, 2009 was $3.94.

    May qualify as a GeoBargain or GeoSpecial upon further investigation.

    On August 13, 2009 the GeoTeam indicated that it considered placing Sinohub on the GeoSpecial or GeoBargain list. The Company reported strong 2009 second quarter financial results.

    • Revenues increased 137.9% to $31.4 million.
    • Earnings per share increased 333.3% to $0.13.

    This marks the second quarter of superb growth in sales and comes on the heals of earnings per share increasing nearly 100% in 2008 to $0.41. Fully tax-adjusted trailing earnings per share is approximately $0.45 putting the P/E at 8.64.

    Why is the stock selling at such a low P/E with consistent EPS growth?

    The GeoTeam believes that investors may be wary due to the possibility of future dilutive events:

    'We believe the SinoHub's procurement-fulfillment and electronic component sales business can be expanded with additional funds depending, in part, on how quickly we can build out new infrastructure and hire additional staff. This is because the electronics business in China is very large relative to the size of the Company's business. Additional working capital would enable us to purchase more electronic components from our suppliers, which should lower our costs, and thus enhance our profitability. Increased volume would also likely enable the Company to get more favorable terms from suppliers which would lower our need for additional financing from third parties. Moreover, the addition of warehouse space to support the Company's growth will require capital investment. Accordingly, if SinoHub is unsuccessful in raising additional working capital, the Company's growth will be adversely affected.

    We intend to raise these funds through the sale of additional equity or debt, long-term debt financings, and operating cash flows.' (Source: 10Q, pg. 23)

    The GeoTeam needs to better understand this issue before making a definitive determination on how to code Sinohub. It initially appears that raising capital will enhance the Company's profitability. However, the earnings per share comparisons will be much tougher in the second half of the year. More details will be provided if warranted.


    Other GeoBargain stocks that reported strong quarterly financial results include:
    Hq Sustainable Maritime (HQS)
    China Valves Tech Inc (CVVZ.OB)
    Merrimac Industries Inc (MRM)

    Other GeoSpecial stocks that reported strong quarterly financial results include:
    Air Trans Services (ATSG)
    Tongxin Intl Ltd (OTCPK:TXIC) (Upgraded to GeoBargain)
    Skystar Bio-Pharma Co (SKBI)

    Strong stories also prompted the GeoTeam to add the following stocks to either the GeoBargain list or GeoSpecial list.

    Added to GeoBargain List::
    China Armco Metals Inc (CNAM.OB)
    Ricks Cabaret Intl Inc (RICK)
    China Transinfo Tech Corp (CTFO)
    Alpha Pro Tech Ltd (APT)

    Added to GeoSpecial List:
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals (BSPM)
    China Kangtai Cactus Bio (OTCPK:CKGT)
    China Sun Group High-Tech (OTCPK:CSGH)
    Hong Kong Highpower Tech (HPJ)
    China Agritech Inc (OTCPK:CAGC)

    Added to GeoBargain on the Radar List:
    Motorcar Parts America (MPAA)

    The GeoTeam is also taking a closer look at:
    Tiens Biotech Group (TBV)
    Rodobo International, Inc. (OTCPK:RDBO)
    China Grentech Corp Ltd (GRRF)
    Ballantyne Strong (BTN)
    Revlon Inc (REV)
    Direct Insite Corp (OTCQB:DIRI)
    Songzai International Holding Group, Inc. (OTCQB:SGZH)

    Source: GeoInvesting.com

    Disclosure: Long LLFH.OB, CHBT, RINO, HSR, SIHI, HQS, CVVZ.OB, MRM, ATSG, TXIC, SKBI, CNAM.OB, RICK, CTFO, APT, BSPM.OB, CKGT.OB, CSGH.OB, HPJ, CAGC.OB, MPAA, TBV, REV, SGZH.OB

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