CMBI Research China & Hong Kong Stock Picks (July 2023)
Prada SpA, Nayuki Holdings, Sunny Optical, Chow Tai Fook Jewelry Group, New Horizon Health, Alibaba, CR Beer, NIO, Sinotruk Hong Kong, Guangzhou Automobile Group, BYD Company, Geely, etc.
CMB International Capital Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of China Merchants Bank (HKG: 3968 / SHA: 600036 / OTCMKTS: CIHKY / OTCMKTS: CIHHF) - one of the largest banking groups and the largest privately-owned bank in China. They come out with (and post on their website) a steady stream of free research pieces - namely China and Hong Kong stock picks (see our front page for a full list of TAGS for our EM Stock Pick Tear Sheets)
Stocks covered during the month of July and in this post include:
Tencent Music Entertainment Group, Prada SpA, Binjiang Service Group, SANY International, Aac Technologies Holdings, Bilibili, Cutia Therapeutics, Nayuki Holdings, Kuaishou, Sunny Optical, Xtep, BeiGene, Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co, ANTA Sports Products, Q Technology (Group) Company, Tencent, China MeiDong Auto Holdings, BYD Electronic International, iQIYI, JD.com, Zhejiang Dingli Machinery, Joinn Laboratories China, Baidu, Yancoal Australia, Ping An Healthcare and Technology, Intron Technology Holdings, Akeso, Chow Tai Fook Jewelry Group, New Horizon Health Ltd, Alibaba, CR Beer, China Tourism Group Duty Free, Cloud Music, China Yongda Automobile Services Holding, Horizon Construction Development, NIO Inc, Sinotruk Hong Kong Ltd, Weichai Power, Guangzhou Automobile Group, BYD Company & Geely Automobile Holdings.
They also come out with (and post on their website) a monthly list of 20+ high conviction stock ideas - namely Chinese stock picks (see our May and June posts summarizing those) BUT these lists do not change too much from month to month. Stocks covered by the CMBI July list (including additions and deletions) and included in this post with updated stats and charts include:
Li Auto, Great Wall Motor, SANY International, Zhejiang Dingli, CR Power, CR Gas, Atour, Midea, Yum China, CR Beer, Tsingtao, Prada SpA, Kweichow Moutai, Innovent Biologics, AK Medical, AIA, Tencent, Pinduoduo, NetEase, Alibaba, Kuaishou, CR Land, BOE Varitronix, Wingtech & Kingdee
While Bloomberg posted this obtuse article on Tuesday, Sudden Rally in China Stocks Has Traders Scratching Their Heads (Archived Article), leave it to Zero Hedge to put it more bluntly yesterday:
China's in trouble. (Yeah we know and 'water is wet')
But this time it's for real.
Having strong-armed funds into 'not selling' stock last week, then strongly-suggesting that companies escalate their share buyback programs (and then bullying banks into buying yuan to support the currency against the green back), Beijing was faced with the reality that nothing was working with Chinese stocks tumbling still.
And earlier today, Asia time:
Overseas investors have sold an aggregate US$10.7 billion of Chinese stocks in 13 consecutive trading sessions, the longest selling streak since records began in 2016
Foreign investor favourites bore the brunt of the selling -liquor distiller Kweichow Moutai, retail lender China Merchants Bank, solar panel manufacturer LONGi Green
Last Friday, the China Securities Regulatory Commission announced it was considering extending A-share trading hours as part of the effort to "activate the capital market, and lift investors' confidence." The securities watchdog also said it was "directing mutual fund managers to step up buying their own equities products."
Since then, a number of China's top asset managers, including E Fund Management, Harvest Fund Management, China Asset Management and China Universal Asset Management, have announced they will spend 50 million yuan each to buy their own funds.
These announcements have not produced the results that some have hoped for.
Now might not be a good time to try and catch a falling knife…
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CMBI Research (July 2023)
Tencent Music Entertainment Group
Tencent Music Entertainment Group (NYSE: TME) is the leading online music and audio entertainment platform in China, operating the country's highly popular and innovative music apps: QQ Music, Kugou Music, Kuwo Music and WeSing. Their platform comprises online music, online audio, online karaoke, music-centric live streaming and online concert services.
Forward P/E: 12.92 / Forward Annual Dividend Yield: N/A (Yahoo! Finance)
Prada SpA (HKG: 1913 / FRA: PRP / PRP0 / OTCMKTS: PRDSY / PRDSF) designs, produces, and distributes leather goods, handbags, footwear, apparel, accessories, and jewelry in Europe, the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Japan, the Middle East, and internationally. The company offers its products under the Prada, Miu Miu, Church's, and Car Shoe brands. It also operates in eyewear and fragrances sector under licensing agreements; food sector under the Marchesi 1824 brand; and sailing races business under Luna Rossa brand name. In addition, the company engages in the real estate business. It sells its products through a network of owned and franchise operated stores; department stores; independent retailers; e-commerce channels; and e-tailers.
Forward P/E: 24.15 / Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 1.76% (Yahoo! Finance)
Binjiang Service Group
Binjiang Service Group (HKG: 3316) was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Hangzhou, China. It is a subsidiary of Great Dragon Ventures Limited and provides property management and related services.
Forward P/E: 8.90 / Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 5.40% (Yahoo! Finance)
SANY International or Sany Heavy Equipment International Holdings Company Limited (HKG: 0631 / FRA: YXS / OTCMKTS: SNYYF) is an investment holding company involved in the manufacture and sale of mining equipment, logistics equipment, robotic, smart mine products, and spare parts. It operates in two segments, Mining Equipment and Logistics Equipment. The company offers coal mining machinery products, such as road headers, including soft rock and hard rock road headers, integrated excavation, bolting, and self-protection machinery; mining equipment consisting of coal mining machines, hydraulic support system, scraper and armored-face conveyors, etc.; non-coal mining machinery products comprising tunnel road headers and mining machines; and mining transport equipment, which include mechanical and electric drive off-highway dump trucks, widebody vehicles, and other related products. It also provides smart mine products, such as unmanned driving, automated integrated mining, and smart mine operation systems; container equipment comprising front loaders, stacking machines, quayside gantry cranes, etc.; bulk material equipment consisting of grippers, elevated hoisting arms, etc.; general equipment, including heavy-weight forklifts, telehandlers, etc.; and robotic system integration, mobile robots, and electric forklifts. In addition, the company provides maintenance and other, and property development services. It operates in Mainland China, rest of Asia, the European Union, the United States, and internationally.
Forward P/E: 13.61 / Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 1.65% (Yahoo! Finance)