Does C&D International Investment Group (HKG:1908) Deserve A Spot On Your Watchlist?

Published
June 01, 2022
SEHK:1908
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Like a puppy chasing its tail, some new investors often chase 'the next big thing', even if that means buying 'story stocks' without revenue, let alone profit. Unfortunately, high risk investments often have little probability of ever paying off, and many investors pay a price to learn their lesson.

If, on the other hand, you like companies that have revenue, and even earn profits, then you may well be interested in C&D International Investment Group (HKG:1908). While profit is not necessarily a social good, it's easy to admire a business that can consistently produce it. Loss-making companies are always racing against time to reach financial sustainability, but time is often a friend of the profitable company, especially if it is growing.

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How Quickly Is C&D International Investment Group Increasing Earnings Per Share?

The market is a voting machine in the short term, but a weighing machine in the long term, so share price follows earnings per share (EPS) eventually. That makes EPS growth an attractive quality for any company. C&D International Investment Group managed to grow EPS by 4.0% per year, over three years. While that sort of growth rate isn't amazing, it does show the business is growing.

I like to see top-line growth as an indication that growth is sustainable, and I look for a high earnings before interest and taxation (EBIT) margin to point to a competitive moat (though some companies with low margins also have moats). On the one hand, C&D International Investment Group's EBIT margins fell over the last year, but on the other hand, revenue grew. So it seems the future my hold further growth, especially if EBIT margins can stabilize.

You can take a look at the company's revenue and earnings growth trend, in the chart below. For finer detail, click on the image.

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SEHK:1908 Earnings and Revenue History June 1st 2022

The trick, as an investor, is to find companies that are going to perform well in the future, not just in the past. To that end, right now and today, you can check our visualization of consensus analyst forecasts for future C&D International Investment Group EPS 100% free.

Are C&D International Investment Group Insiders Aligned With All Shareholders?

I always like to check up on CEO compensation, because I think that reasonable pay levels, around or below the median, can be a sign that shareholder interests are well considered. For companies with market capitalizations between CN¥13b and CN¥43b, like C&D International Investment Group, the median CEO pay is around CN¥3.7m.

The C&D International Investment Group CEO received CN¥2.2m in compensation for the year ending . That comes in below the average for similar sized companies, and seems pretty reasonable to me. CEO compensation is hardly the most important aspect of a company to consider, but when its reasonable that does give me a little more confidence that leadership are looking out for shareholder interests. I'd also argue reasonable pay levels attest to good decision making more generally.

Should You Add C&D International Investment Group To Your Watchlist?

As I already mentioned, C&D International Investment Group is a growing business, which is what I like to see. On top of that, my faith in the board of directors is strengthened by the fact of the reasonable CEO pay. So I do think the stock deserves further research, if not instant addition to your watchlist. Before you take the next step you should know about the 4 warning signs for C&D International Investment Group (1 shouldn't be ignored!) that we have uncovered.

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About SEHK:1908

C&D International Investment Group

C&D International Investment Group Limited, an investment holding company, engages in the property development, real estate industry chain investment services, and industry investment activities in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and internationally.

The Snowflake is a visual investment summary with the score of each axis being calculated by 6 checks in 5 areas.

Analysis AreaScore (0-6)
Valuation3
Future Growth5
Past Performance4
Financial Health4
Dividends4

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High growth potential with proven track record and pays a dividend.