Suggest China Gaoxian dual listing in Hong Kong

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14 years 2 months ago #3624 by Joes
It\'s really about the demand - so China retail players can buy HK stocks and they are the reason for the higher valuation of H-chips. Singapore investors alone not big enough in terms of numbers, so S-chips dont enjoy the strong buying demand. Published April 19, 2010 Valuations in S\'pore, HK can\'t be compared HK has much wider investor pool including mainland Chinese: ex-official By LYNETTE KHOO IT is unfair to compare the valuations of Chinese companies listed in Hong Kong and Singapore, according to Anthony Neoh, former chairman of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and chief adviser to the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC). Mr Neoh: Hong Kong is successful with Chinese listings because of proximity. Other foreign firms are not as lucky. Russian metals giant Rusal, for one, has since fallen below its IPO price in Hong Kong despite a spectacular debut Once lagging behind Singapore\'s trading multiples, Hong Kong has outpaced Singapore over the past two years, thanks to massive liquidity driven by mainland Chinese investors, he said. Now, what Singapore can do to stoke trading volumes is to promote \'investment tourism\' by making it easier for regional investors to buy Singapore shares. Mr Neoh was speaking to BT in a recent interview when he visited Singapore for the official launch of The Center for Asset Management Research & Investments (Camri) at the National University of Singapore. While he reckoned that Hong Kong has done well on the regulatory front, he is circumspect about comparing the valuations of H-shares - which refers to mainland companies listed in Hong Kong - and S-shares, which are Singapore-listed Chinese firms. The move by China in 2007 to allow Chinese citizens trade directly in Hong Kong shares was instrumental in driving up the valuations of Hong Kong stocks. This also widened Hong Kong\'s retail pool. \'In this situation, we do not compare like-with-like. It\'s the same question if you ask me why is there a valuation gap between Singapore and London,\' Mr Neoh said. \'SGX may not have as much retail following as Hong Kong. Secondly, we have many mainland investors trading the Hong Kong market, who may think that they have some inside information.\' The smaller Chinese IPOs (initial public offerings) here also limit the IPO multiples that can be achieved during the book-building, Mr Neoh added. \'If you price a multi-million dollar IPO, you have the European book, the US book and the Asian book and these books interact against each other.\' Enticed by the stronger valuations in Hong Kong, a handful of Singapore-listed firms, especially S-chips, have announced plans to undertake dual listings there, citing a need to broaden investor pool and improve liquidity. Given that most of them are opting for dual primary listing, there is the concern that these companies may eventually decide to delist from Singapore if their Hong Kong endeavours turn out to be a success. There are also some which chose to privatise and re-list, or are in the process of re-listing, in Hong Kong. Hong Kong furniture maker Man Wah is one such company. Delisted from Singapore\'s mainboard in September 2009 after trading at four times historical PE with a market cap of less than $200 million, it was re-listed on April 9 in Hong Kong - fetching 12 times historical PE with a market cap of $1.2 billion. Probably, one could also see the glass as half-full, rather than half-empty. Mr Neoh described the Singapore market as \'rational and fundamentally driven\'. Hong Kong holds the wild card of mainland retail investors and \'wild cards drive trading\', he said. In any stock market, there is typically not more than 10 per cent of the population trading the shares. Hong Kong\'s population of seven million would possibly translate to a maximum of 700,000 investors in the market. \'This is a drop in the ocean compared to over 100 million registered stock buyers in China,\' Mr Neoh said. But he reckoned that Hong Kong is successful with Chinese listings because of proximity. Other foreign firms are not as lucky. Russian metals giant Rusal, for one, has since fallen below its IPO price in Hong Kong despite a spectacular debut. Hence, recent deliberations in Hong Kong on diversifying the source of IPOs is \'more talk than reality\' as there is \'home market preference\' among investors and fund managers, he said. Asked if he thinks Hong Kong\'s compelling valuations are a result of a tougher corporate governance regime, Mr Neoh said he is unable to make a comparison with Singapore as he is not familiar with the Singapore regime. \'I have not studied the listing rules in Singapore but I would be surprised if the Singapore listing rules are any less stringent than the listing rules of any exchanges in the region, including Hong Kong.\' But it is not surprising that there would be increased regulatory tightening post-financial crisis, he added. The Basel Committee last month issued principles to enhance corporate governance in banks, prompting regulators to update their respective governance regimes. The Monetary Authority of Singapore has proposed measures to tighten governance in banks and insurers, including a nine-year cap on the tenure of directorship and raising the number of independent directors on the boards to a majority from one-third. Mr Neoh felt that it is also time that companies reassess remuneration for directors. \'One of the issues of corporate governance is some Chinese companies pay their directors very little money and, therefore, they expect very little from directors,\' he said. \'But that will change, because the more they expect from directors, they will have to ask the directors to spend more time and pay the directors more.\'

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14 years 2 months ago #3632 by TigerMel
A very good article by Lynette Khoo reported on the comparison by Mr Neoh beteween Hong Kong and SGX listings. Suggest Nextinsight sending this article to new SGX\'s CEO for his comments to expand the retail investors\' base. Also read about today BT special edition on \"Overcoming S-chips\' perception gap\", good thoughts for S-chips\' CEOs.

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14 years 2 months ago #3689 by erelation
Some more good news....... let\'s see how long more can this counter remain undervalued.... The Company wishes to announce that its subsidiary Fujian New Huawei Fibre Dyeing Co., Ltd has entered into a contract for the purchase of another 50 new warp knit machines for the production of warp knit fabric and will be utilizing about RMB84.3million (approximately *SGD17.0 million) from the net proceeds of about S$78.3 million raised from the IPO Proceeds. Further to our announcement on 22 March 2010 relating to the acquisition of 50 new warp knit machines, a total of 100 new warp knit machines have been purchased. The new warp knit machines are expected to be fully installed by the end of third quarter of FY2010 and is expected to contribute positively to the Group’s top-line growth starting from 4Q2010. The utilization is in accordance with the intended use of proceeds of the initial public offering and in accordance with the percentage allocated, as stated in the Prospectus. Following the utilisation announced to-date, the Company would have materially disbursed an aggregate of about RMB171.5 million (approximately *SGD34.5 million).

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13 years 10 months ago #4363 by Mel
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Is it a case of wrong choice that Gaoxian decided on a dual listing in S Korea?

Maybe no, even though a TDR listing would propel its shares upward. See all the other TDR hopefuls and recent TDR cases : all have gone up, because Taiwanese demand is infectious!!!

Goaxian is showing strength these days, with the stock now at 19 cents.
IPO was 24 or 26....Can't remember which. Anyway at pE of 2.5 X, it's a deep value play, IMHO.

This fella should be worht 35 cents at least. It will anyway on the Korean exchange.

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13 years 9 months ago - 13 years 9 months ago #4413 by yeng
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Gaoxian had a fantastic breakout yesterday . What a relief to long suffering shareholders!!!
Still the stock is worth a lot lot more, just going by the PE of under 3X.

A profitable business - made S$80 million last year. No small sum, yet the market doubts it . well time will tell. A dual listing in Korea could help boost the investors' perception if Koreans will pay 10X PE for it.

This is an interesting play to watch.
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13 years 9 months ago - 13 years 9 months ago #4415 by MacGyver
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Every dog has its day. I think Gaoxian will atract a lot of attentions in the coming weeks given its Korea TDR and its low valuations. I believe it is a buy at this level. Isn't it sad that you got to go to other stock exchanges to stir up interests in Singapore Stock Exchange? Shows you that SGX is a mickey mouse stock exchange now.
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