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HC Group

SEHK:2280
Snowflake Description

Fair value with limited growth.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
2280
SEHK
HK$3B
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. HK
  3. Capital Goods
Company description

HC Group Inc., an investment holding company, provides business information services through online and offline channels in the People’s Republic of China. The last earnings update was 96 days ago. More info.


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  • HC Group has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
2280 Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
3.5%
SEHK:2280
1.1%
HK Trade Distributors
0.6%
HK Market
1 Year Returns
-46.8%
SEHK:2280
1.2%
HK Trade Distributors
-4.5%
HK Market
2280 Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
HC Group (2280) 3.5% -27.1% -40.5% -46.8% -50% -86.3%
HK Trade Distributors 1.1% -0.2% -6.3% 1.2% -23.9% -53.5%
HK Market 0.6% 0.4% -7% -4.5% 17.8% 1.1%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • 2280 underperformed the Trade Distributors industry which returned 1.2% over the past year.
  • 2280 underperformed the Market in Hong Kong which returned -4.5% over the past year.
Price Volatility
2280
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
Related Companies

Sorry, no analysis for HC Group's competitors could be found in our database.

2280 Value

 Is HC Group undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
  • It is not possible to calculate the future cash flow value for HC Group. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being unavailable. The share price is HK$2.39.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for HC Group's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are HC Group's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
SEHK:2280 PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in CNY CN¥0.25
SEHK:2280 Share Price ** SEHK (2019-07-22) in HKD HK$2.39
SEHK:2280 Share Price converted to CNY reporting currency Exchange rate (HKD/ CNY) 0.881 CN¥2.11
Hong Kong Trade Distributors Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 31 Publicly-Listed Trade Distributors Companies 11.91x
Hong Kong Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 1,512 Publicly-Listed Companies 10.77x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of HC Group.

SEHK:2280 PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= SEHK:2280 Share Price ÷ EPS (both in CNY)

= 2.11 ÷ 0.25

8.56x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • HC Group is good value based on earnings compared to the HK Trade Distributors industry average.
  • HC Group is good value based on earnings compared to the Hong Kong market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does HC Group's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
SEHK:2280 PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 8.56x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 1 Analysts
Not available
Global Trade Distributors Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 80 Publicly-Listed Trade Distributors Companies 1.06x
Hong Kong Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 481 Publicly-Listed Companies 0.8x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for HC Group, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on HC Group's assets?
Raw Data
SEHK:2280 PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in CNY CN¥3.87
SEHK:2280 Share Price * SEHK (2019-07-22) in HKD HK$2.39
SEHK:2280 Share Price converted to CNY reporting currency Exchange rate (HKD/ CNY) 0.881 CN¥2.11
Hong Kong Trade Distributors Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 60 Publicly-Listed Trade Distributors Companies 0.81x
Hong Kong Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 2,198 Publicly-Listed Companies 0.92x
SEHK:2280 PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= SEHK:2280 Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in CNY)

= 2.11 ÷ 3.87

0.54x

* Primary Listing of HC Group.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • HC Group is good value based on assets compared to the HK Trade Distributors industry average.
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Value checks
We assess HC Group's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Trade Distributors industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Trade Distributors industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. HC Group has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

2280 Future Performance

 How is HC Group expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
38.2%
Expected annual growth in revenue.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is HC Group expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare HC Group's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare HC Group's earnings growth to the Hong Kong market average as no estimate data is available.
  • HC Group's revenue growth is expected to exceed the Hong Kong market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
SEHK:2280 Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
SEHK:2280 Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 1 Analysts 38.2%
Hong Kong Trade Distributors Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 11.4%
Asia Trade Distributors Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 12.4%
Hong Kong Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 11.3%
Hong Kong Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 10.6%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
SEHK:2280 Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (6 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in CNY Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
SEHK:2280 Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in CNY Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31 23,498 1
2019-12-31 16,561 1
SEHK:2280 Past Financials Data
Date (Data in CNY Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 10,583 -104 276
2018-09-30 8,366 -40 313
2018-06-30 6,150 23 351
2018-03-31 4,926 -4 309
2017-12-31 3,702 -32 268
2017-09-30 3,269 -233 264
2017-06-30 2,835 -433 260
2017-03-31 2,397 -322 221
2016-12-31 1,958 -212 182
2016-09-30 1,463 107
2016-06-30 991 74 40
2016-03-31 937 42

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unable to determine if HC Group is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
  • HC Group's revenue is expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
SEHK:2280 Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (6 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from HC Group Company Filings, last reported 6 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

SEHK:2280 Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in CNY Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31
2019-12-31
SEHK:2280 Past Financials Data
Date (Data in CNY Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 0.25
2018-09-30 0.29
2018-06-30 0.33
2018-03-31 0.30
2017-12-31 0.27
2017-09-30 0.26
2017-06-30 0.26
2017-03-31 0.22
2016-12-31 0.19
2016-09-30 0.11
2016-06-30 0.05
2016-03-31 0.05

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • HC Group is not expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity less than 20%).
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Future performance checks
We assess HC Group's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the Hong Kong market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the Asia market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
HC Group has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

2280 Past Performance

  How has HC Group performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare HC Group's growth in the last year to its industry (Trade Distributors).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • HC Group's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.
  • HC Group's 1-year earnings growth is less than its 5-year average (2.9% vs 17.9%)
  • HC Group's earnings growth has not exceeded the HK Trade Distributors industry average in the past year (2.9% vs 7.8%).
Earnings and Revenue History
HC Group's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from HC Group Company Filings, last reported 6 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

SEHK:2280 Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in CNY Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 10,583.11 275.61 1,135.28
2018-09-30 8,366.37 313.41 1,093.21
2018-06-30 6,149.63 351.22 1,046.98
2018-03-31 4,926.05 309.50 1,027.65
2017-12-31 3,702.47 267.78 1,012.48
2017-09-30 3,268.80 264.02 1,002.42
2017-06-30 2,835.13 260.26 992.36
2017-03-31 2,396.71 221.02 970.38
2016-12-31 1,958.28 181.78 948.39
2016-09-30 1,462.65 106.67 962.89
2016-06-30 990.86 40.47 919.32
2016-03-31 937.49 42.06 854.92
2015-12-31 916.14 52.55 795.60
2015-09-30 909.23 78.29 732.82
2015-06-30 892.42 126.31 697.45
2015-03-31 954.27 170.36 711.23
2014-12-31 966.64 187.63 709.97
2014-09-30 960.84 215.12 678.57
2014-06-30 945.39 203.47 668.34
2014-03-31 900.36 175.33 639.91
2013-12-31 837.72 153.33 603.08
2013-09-30 764.73 127.28 554.28
2013-06-30 662.89 98.55 493.10
2013-03-31 596.97 81.69 448.12
2012-12-31 548.57 66.72 416.06
2012-09-30 514.51 63.09 382.10

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • HC Group has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • HC Group used its assets less efficiently than the HK Trade Distributors industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • HC Group has significantly improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess HC Group's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Trade Distributors industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
HC Group has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

2280 Health

 How is HC Group's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up HC Group's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • HC Group is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • HC Group's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of HC Group's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 1.6x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from HC Group Company Filings, last reported 6 months ago.

SEHK:2280 Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in CNY Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 5,221.62 2,254.90 493.29
2018-09-30 5,221.62 2,254.90 493.29
2018-06-30 4,847.11 1,708.66 427.00
2018-03-31 4,847.11 1,708.66 427.00
2017-12-31 4,457.13 1,538.52 629.48
2017-09-30 4,457.13 1,538.52 629.48
2017-06-30 3,310.08 1,525.70 1,249.21
2017-03-31 3,310.08 1,525.70 1,249.21
2016-12-31 3,268.14 1,538.23 1,366.06
2016-09-30 3,268.14 1,538.23 1,366.06
2016-06-30 3,052.74 1,306.22 698.12
2016-03-31 3,052.74 1,306.22 698.12
2015-12-31 2,598.95 1,127.53 808.02
2015-09-30
2015-06-30 1,530.39 782.22 881.60
2015-03-31 1,315.17 695.77 1,334.09
2014-12-31 1,315.17 693.62 1,334.09
2014-09-30
2014-06-30 1,112.45 138.86 1,007.81
2014-03-31 1,010.47 115.75 1,033.23
2013-12-31 1,010.47 113.67 1,033.23
2013-09-30
2013-06-30 464.95 97.37 477.20
2013-03-31 442.69 4.16 428.99
2012-12-31 442.69 0.00 428.99
2012-09-30
  • HC Group's level of debt (43.2%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (11.5% vs 43.2% today).
  • Operating cash flow is negative therefore debt is not well covered.
  • Interest payments on debt are not well covered by earnings (EBIT is 2.1x annual interest expense, ideally 3x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess HC Group's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. HC Group has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

2280 Dividends

 What is HC Group's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from HC Group dividends. Estimated to be 0.78% next year.
If you bought HK$2,000 of HC Group shares you are expected to receive HK$0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate HC Group's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate HC Group's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
SEHK:2280 Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Hong Kong Trade Distributors Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 12 Stocks 4.7%
Hong Kong Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 978 Stocks 3.6%
Hong Kong Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 1.2%
Hong Kong Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 2.1%
Hong Kong Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 5.7%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

SEHK:2280 Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in CN¥) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31 0.02 1.00
2019-12-31 0.01 1.00
SEHK:2280 Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in CN¥) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-04-17 0.000 0.000
2019-03-26 0.000 0.000
2018-09-04 0.000 0.000
2018-08-24 0.000 0.000
2018-04-19 0.000 0.000
2018-03-27 0.000 0.000
2017-09-05 0.032 0.694
2017-08-28 0.033 0.571
2017-04-24 0.042 0.818

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as HC Group has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if HC Group's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of HC Group's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as HC Group has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • No need to calculate the sustainability of HC Group's dividends in 3 years as they are not expected to pay a notable one for Hong Kong.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess HC Group's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 1.2%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can HC Group afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. HC Group has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

2280 Management

 What is the CEO of HC Group's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Yonghong Zhang
AGE 51
TENURE AS CEO 0.5 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Yonghong Zhang has been Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the HC Group Inc since January 04, 2019 and served as its Co-President since August 26, 2018 until January 04, 2019. Mr. Zhang is responsible for the transaction services and data services segments of HC Group. Before joining HC Group, he served as the Deputy General Manager at the Business Department/Vice President of Commercial Systems Division of Lenovo Group Limited from April 1993 to June 1996. From December 2015 to August 2018, he served as Deputy President of Operations and Executive Deputy President of Tsinghua Unigroup Limited. He served as a director of Unisplendour Corporation Limited from April 2016 to June 2017. He has over 23 years of experiences in operations and management in the telecommunications, media and technology industry. Mr. Zhang served as President of China consumer business/General Manager of the PRC Operations Department of Acer Incorporated from November 2009 to October 2015; Vice President and General Manager of the imaging, printing and ink-jet systems division of China Hewlett-Packard Co., Ltd. from October 1998 to November 2009; sales manager of the northern region of Motorola (China) Electronics Co., Ltd. from June 1998 to October 1998 and Deputy General Manager of marketing and sales manager of Beijing Xinjun Technology Group from June 1996 to June 1998. Mr. Zhang served as an Executive Director of Sun East Technology (Holdings) Limited from August 26, 2016 to September 27, 2016. He served as Chairman and Director at 500.com Limited since November 01, 2017 until August 1, 2018. He obtained his computer engineering qualification from Chinese Academy of Sciences in October 1995. Mr. Zhang received a master degree of science in engineering (in precision machinery) from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1993 and a bachelor of engineering degree in precision instrument from Tsinghua University in July 1990.

CEO Compensation
  • Insufficient data for Yonghong to compare compensation growth.
  • Insufficient data for Yonghong to establish whether their remuneration is reasonable compared to companies of similar size in Hong Kong.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the HC Group management team in years:

0.5
Average Tenure
43.5
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the HC Group management team is less than 2 years, this suggests a new team.
Management Team

Jun Liu

TITLE
Chairman & Compliance Officer
COMPENSATION
CN¥42M
AGE
42
TENURE
1.3 yrs

Xiaodong Liu

TITLE
President & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
CN¥3M
AGE
46
TENURE
0.5 yrs

Alex Lee

TITLE
Chief Financial Officer
COMPENSATION
CN¥2M
AGE
49
TENURE
0.5 yrs

Lei Wu

TITLE
Executive Vice President
AGE
39

Bingchen Song

TITLE
Executive Vice President
AGE
38

Yonghong Zhang

TITLE
CEO & Executive Director
AGE
51
TENURE
0.5 yrs

Gang Guo

TITLE
Chief Technology Officer and Vice President
AGE
39

Qingguo Lu

TITLE
General Counsel & Secretary
AGE
45

Tao Li

TITLE
Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President
AGE
40

Yi Geng

TITLE
Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice-President
AGE
45
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the HC Group board of directors in years:

1.7
Average Tenure
54
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the HC Group board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.
Board of Directors

Xiaodong Liu

TITLE
President & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
CN¥3M
AGE
46
TENURE
1.1 yrs

Yonghong Zhang

TITLE
CEO & Executive Director
AGE
51
TENURE
0.5 yrs

Ke Zhang

TITLE
Independent Non Executive Director
COMPENSATION
CN¥250K
AGE
66
TENURE
16.3 yrs

Jun Liu

TITLE
Chairman & Compliance Officer
COMPENSATION
CN¥42M
AGE
42
TENURE
1.3 yrs

Fansheng Guo

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
AGE
63
TENURE
19.3 yrs

Jianguang Li

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
AGE
54
TENURE
12.9 yrs

Tim Tianwei Zhang

TITLE
Independent Non Executive Director
COMPENSATION
CN¥220K
AGE
56
TENURE
7.7 yrs

Yan Qi

TITLE
Independent Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
CN¥220K
AGE
70
TENURE
1.7 yrs

Yang Sun

TITLE
Non Executive Director
AGE
48
TENURE
0.2 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • HC Group individual insiders have sold more shares than they have bought in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (HK$) Value (HK$)
18. Jul 19 Sell Jiang Guo Individual 15. Jul 19 15. Jul 19 -37,000,000 HK$2.00 HK$-74,000,045
21. Jun 19 Buy Jun Liu Individual 19. Jun 19 19. Jun 19 50,000 HK$3.31 HK$165,500
19. Jun 19 Buy Jun Liu Individual 18. Jun 19 18. Jun 19 50,000 HK$3.22 HK$161,175
18. Jun 19 Buy Jun Liu Individual 17. Jun 19 17. Jun 19 50,000 HK$3.18 HK$159,000
18. Jun 19 Buy Jun Liu Individual 14. Jun 19 14. Jun 19 50,000 HK$3.22 HK$161,000
14. Jun 19 Buy Jun Liu Individual 13. Jun 19 13. Jun 19 50,000 HK$3.29 HK$164,500
13. Jun 19 Buy Jun Liu Individual 12. Jun 19 12. Jun 19 50,000 HK$3.35 HK$167,685
11. Jun 19 Buy Jun Liu Individual 10. Jun 19 10. Jun 19 50,000 HK$3.22 HK$161,000
12. Jun 19 Buy Jun Liu Individual 11. Jun 19 11. Jun 19 50,000 HK$3.40 HK$170,000
10. Jun 19 Buy Jun Liu Individual 06. Jun 19 06. Jun 19 50,000 HK$3.17 HK$158,500
05. Jun 19 Buy Jun Liu Individual 04. Jun 19 04. Jun 19 50,000 HK$3.13 HK$156,500
06. Jun 19 Buy Jun Liu Individual 05. Jun 19 05. Jun 19 50,000 HK$3.17 HK$158,255
04. Jun 19 Buy Jun Liu Individual 03. Jun 19 03. Jun 19 100,000 HK$3.23 HK$323,000
03. Jun 19 Buy Jun Liu Individual 31. May 19 31. May 19 100,000 HK$3.28 HK$327,700
31. May 19 Buy Jun Liu Individual 30. May 19 30. May 19 50,000 HK$3.31 HK$165,500
30. May 19 Buy Jun Liu Individual 29. May 19 29. May 19 50,000 HK$3.32 HK$165,890
29. May 19 Buy Jun Liu Individual 28. May 19 28. May 19 100,000 HK$3.31 HK$331,220
28. May 19 Buy Jun Liu Individual 24. May 19 24. May 19 100,000 HK$3.18 HK$317,840
28. May 19 Buy Yonghong Zhang Individual 27. May 19 27. May 19 100,000 HK$3.13 HK$313,140
24. May 19 Buy Jun Liu Individual 23. May 19 23. May 19 100,000 HK$3.27 HK$327,320
17. May 19 Buy Jun Liu Individual 16. May 19 16. May 19 200,000 HK$3.27 HK$653,701
23. Apr 19 Sell Jiang Guo Individual 17. Apr 19 17. Apr 19 -281,000 HK$4.11 HK$-1,153,983
02. Jan 19 Buy Jun Liu Individual 31. Dec 18 31. Dec 18 200,000 HK$4.43 HK$886,720
02. Jan 19 Buy Jun Liu Individual 28. Dec 18 28. Dec 18 100,000 HK$4.02 HK$402,100
27. Dec 18 Buy Jun Liu Individual 27. Dec 18 27. Dec 18 150,000 HK$4.04 HK$605,715
27. Dec 18 Buy Jun Liu Individual 24. Dec 18 24. Dec 18 150,000 HK$4.06 HK$608,760
24. Dec 18 Buy Jun Liu Individual 21. Dec 18 21. Dec 18 500,000 HK$4.03 HK$2,017,252
13. Sep 18 Buy Jun Liu Individual 12. Sep 18 12. Sep 18 300,000 HK$5.29 HK$1,586,821
10. Sep 18 Buy Jun Liu Individual 07. Sep 18 07. Sep 18 100,000 HK$5.63 HK$562,780
07. Sep 18 Buy Jun Liu Individual 06. Sep 18 06. Sep 18 400,000 HK$5.53 HK$2,213,279
06. Sep 18 Buy Jun Liu Individual 05. Sep 18 05. Sep 18 100,000 HK$5.64 HK$564,150
03. Sep 18 Buy Jun Liu Individual 31. Aug 18 31. Aug 18 300,000 HK$5.48 HK$1,643,399
31. Aug 18 Buy Jun Liu Individual 30. Aug 18 30. Aug 18 300,000 HK$5.43 HK$1,628,669
30. Aug 18 Buy Jun Liu Individual 29. Aug 18 29. Aug 18 300,000 HK$5.52 HK$1,656,900
29. Aug 18 Buy Jun Liu Individual 27. Aug 18 27. Aug 18 500,000 HK$5.34 HK$2,669,298
29. Aug 18 Buy Jun Liu Individual 28. Aug 18 28. Aug 18 300,000 HK$31.57 HK$9,471,869
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Management checks
We assess HC Group's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. HC Group has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

2280 News

Simply Wall St News

How Does HC Group's (HKG:2280) P/E Compare To Its Industry, After The Share Price Drop?

HC Group shrunk earnings per share by 7.1% last year. … The Verdict On HC Group's P/E Ratio HC Group trades on a P/E ratio of 8.1, which is below the HK market average of 10.8. … What can be absolutely certain is that the market has become more pessimistic about HC Group over the last month, with the P/E ratio falling from 12.1 back then to 8.1 today.

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How Does HC Group Inc. (HKG:2280) Affect Your Portfolio Volatility?

(HKG:2280), then you might want to consider its beta (a measure of share price volatility) in order to understand how the stock could impact your portfolio. … Even when they are traded more actively, the share price is often more susceptible to company specific developments than overall market volatility. … What this means for you: Since HC Group is not heavily influenced by market moves, its share price is probably far more dependend on company specific developments.

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Is HC Group Inc. (HKG:2280) Investing Your Capital Efficiently?

The formula for calculating the return on capital employed is: Return on Capital Employed = Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) ÷ (Total Assets - Current Liabilities) Or for HC Group: 0.026 = CN¥171m ÷ (CN¥8.8b - CN¥2.3b) (Based on the trailing twelve months to December 2018.) Therefore, HC Group has an ROCE of 2.6%. … HC Group's Current Liabilities And Their Impact On Its ROCE Current liabilities include invoices, such as supplier payments, short-term debt, or a tax bill, that need to be paid within 12 months. … The ROCE equation subtracts current liabilities from capital employed, so a company with a lot of current liabilities appears to have less capital employed, and a higher ROCE than otherwise.

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What Type Of Shareholder Owns HC Group Inc.'s (HKG:2280)?

As Charlie Munger said 'Show me the incentive and I will show you the outcome.' HC Group is not a large company by global standards. … Taking a look at our data on the ownership groups (below), it's seems that institutional investors have not yet purchased much of the company. … Next Steps: It's always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company.

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Are HC Group Inc.'s (HKG:2280) Interest Costs Too High?

At the current liabilities level of CN¥2.3b, it seems that the business has been able to meet these commitments with a current assets level of CN¥3.5b, leading to a 1.54x current account ratio. … The current ratio is calculated by dividing current assets by current liabilities. … Next Steps: Although 2280’s debt level is towards the higher end of the spectrum, its cash flow coverage seems adequate to meet obligations which means its debt is being efficiently utilised.

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Easy Come, Easy Go: How HC Group (HKG:2280) Shareholders Got Unlucky And Saw 78% Of Their Cash Evaporate

(HKG:2280) for five years would be nursing their metaphorical wounds since the share price dropped 78% in that time. … One imperfect but simple way to consider how the market perception of a company has shifted is to compare the change in the earnings per share (EPS) with the share price movement. … During the five years over which the share price declined, HC Group's earnings per share (EPS) dropped by 1.3% each year.

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Does HC Group Inc. (HKG:2280) Have A Good P/E Ratio?

This article is for investors who would like to improve their understanding of price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). … We'll look at HC Group Inc.'s (HKG:2280) P/E ratio and reflect on what it tells us about the company's share price. … Price to Earnings Ratio = Price per Share (in the reporting currency) ÷ Earnings per Share (EPS)

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HC Group Inc. (HKG:2280)'s Earnings Grew 2.9%, Is It Enough?

After looking at HC Group Inc.'s (HKG:2280) latest earnings announcement (31 December 2018), I found it useful to revisit the company's performance in the past couple of years and assess this against the most recent figures. … Did 2280 beat its long-term earnings growth trend and its industry. … However, this one-year growth rate has been lower than its average earnings growth rate over the past 5 years of 18%, indicating the rate at which 2280 is growing has slowed down

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Who Has Been Buying HC Group Inc. (HKG:2280) Shares?

We've lost count of how many times insiders have accumulated shares in a company that goes on to improve markedly. … But logic dictates you should pay some attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares. … That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at above the current price.

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Why We’re Not Keen On HC Group Inc.’s (HKG:2280) 4.4% Return On Capital

In particular, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), as that can give us insight into how profitably the company is able to employ capital in its business. … Return On Capital Employed (ROCE): What is it? … ROCE measures the amount of pre-tax profits a company can generate from the capital employed in its business.

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2280 Company Info

Description

HC Group Inc., an investment holding company, provides business information services through online and offline channels in the People’s Republic of China. It operates through Technology-Driven New Retail, Smart Industries, Platform and Corporate Services, and O2O business exhibition centre segments. The Technology-Driven New Retail segment is involved in the integrated offline and online retail of electronics products; and provision of IT-related product information services through zol.com.cn. Its Smart Industries segment primarily include ibuychem.com, a B2B trading platform for chemical rubber and plastics industry; Union Cotton, a spot transaction platform for cotton; www.efu.com.cn for apparel retail; and Z-SCM, a proprietary supply chain management system for enterprises, as well as offers anti-counterfeiting products and services; B2B e-business service for household appliances; and design, installation, maintenance, refurbishment, supply chain finance, and sub-leasing and leasing services for construction formwork industry under the China Formwork name. The Platform and Corporate Services segment provides industrial search result prioritizing services through its B2B Website hc360.com, cross-industrial integrated marketing and advertising services, and financing services, including micro-credit and lease financing, and factoring services. Its O2O business exhibition centre segment constructs, rents, manages, and sells properties; and hosts exhibitions and seminars. The company also provides loans, trading and agency, and construction equipment rental services. In addition, it offers Software as a Service in 3C industrial Internet and new technology retail solutions. The company was formerly known as HC International, Inc. and changed its name to HC Group Inc. in July 2018. HC Group Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China.

Details
Name: HC Group Inc.
2280
Exchange: SEHK
Founded: 1992
HK$2,855,368,135
1,119,752,210
Website: http://www.hcgroup.com
Address: HC Group Inc.
Tower A1,
7th Floor, Junhao Central Park Plaza,
Beijing,
100026,
China
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
SEHK 2280 Ordinary Shares The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd. HK HKD 17. Dec 2003
OTCPK HCIN.F Ordinary Shares Pink Sheets LLC US USD 17. Dec 2003
BST HCI Ordinary Shares Boerse-Stuttgart DE EUR 17. Dec 2003
SZSC 2280 Ordinary Shares The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong - Shenzhen - Hong Kong Stock Connect HK HKD 17. Dec 2003
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
2,778
HC Group employees.
Industry
Trading Companies and Distributors
Capital Goods
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/07/22 12:48
End of day share price update: 2019/07/22 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/04/15
Last earnings filing: 2019/04/17
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.