OTCPK:HCIN.F

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

HC Group Inc., an investment holding company, provides business information services through online and offline channels in the People’s Republic of China.

Snowflake

Fundamentals

Fair value with acceptable track record.

Risks

  • HC Group is covered by less than 3 analysts.

Share Price & News

How has HC Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0%

OTCPK:HCIN.F

-1.3%

US Trade Distributors

-1.6%

US Market


1 Year Return

n/a

OTCPK:HCIN.F

-19.0%

US Trade Distributors

-3.0%

US Market

No trading data on HCIN.F.

No trading data on HCIN.F.


Share holder returns

HCIN.FIndustryMarket
7 Day0%-1.3%-1.6%
30 Day0%-8.2%-5.7%
90 Dayn/a-2.7%0.2%
1 Yearn/a-17.5%-19.0%-0.8%-3.0%
3 Year-67.7%-67.7%21.6%16.3%38.1%29.1%
5 Year-87.2%-87.2%8.5%0.9%50.8%34.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is HC Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

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

8.6x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Intrinsic Value Based on Future Cash Flows

HC Group's share price is above the future cash flow value, it's not available at a moderate discount (< 20%).

HC Group's share price is above the future cash flow value, it's not available at a substantial discount (< 40%).


Price Based on Earnings

HC Group is good value based on earnings compared to the US Trade Distributors industry average.

HC Group is good value based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.


Price Based on Expected Growth

Unable to calculate PEG ratio for HC Group, we can't assess if its growth is good value.


Price Based on Value of Assets

HC Group is good value based on assets compared to the US Trade Distributors industry average.


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Future Growth

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

38.2%

Forecasted annual revenue growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Estimates


Future Annual Growth Analysis

HC Group's revenue is expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.

Unable to determine if HC Group is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.

HC Group's revenue growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.

Unable to compare HC Group's earnings growth to the United States of America market average as no estimate data is available.

Unable to compare HC Group's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.


Earnings per Share Growth Estimates


Future Return on Equity

HC Group is not expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity less than 20%).


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Past Performance

How has HC Group performed over the past 5 years?

17.9%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

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 exceeded the US Trade Distributors industry average in the past year (2.9% vs -5.1%).


Return on Equity

HC Group has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).


Return on Assets

HC Group used its assets less efficiently than the US Trade Distributors industry average last year based on Return on Assets.


Return on Capital Employed

HC Group has significantly improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).


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Financial Health

How is HC Group's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

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.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

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 (11.2% 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).


Balance Sheet

Low level of unsold assets.

Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 1.6x debt.


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Dividend

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

0.78%

Expected Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield and Payments Analysis

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.

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

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 United States of America.


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Management

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

0.6yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Yonghong Zhang (51yo)

0.6yrs

Tenure

0

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  ...


Management Age and Tenure

0.6yrs

Average Tenure

43.5yo

Average Age

The average tenure for the HC Group management team is less than 2 years, this suggests a new team.


Board Age and Tenure

1.8yrs

Average Tenure

54yo

Average Age

The average tenure for the HC Group board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.


Insider Trading

HC Group individual insiders have sold more shares than they have bought in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

SellCN¥15,291,57030 Jul 19
Jiang Guo
EntityIndividual
Shares35,000,000
Max PriceCN¥0.44
SellCN¥9,454,86918 Jul 19
Jiang Guo
EntityIndividual
Shares37,000,000
Max PriceCN¥0.26
BuyCN¥21,15521 Jun 19
Jun Liu
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Chairman & Compliance Officer
Shares50,000
Max PriceCN¥0.42
BuyCN¥20,57819 Jun 19
Jun Liu
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Chairman & Compliance Officer
Shares50,000
Max PriceCN¥0.41
BuyCN¥20,57018 Jun 19
Jun Liu
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Chairman & Compliance Officer
Shares50,000
Max PriceCN¥0.41
BuyCN¥20,29918 Jun 19
Jun Liu
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Chairman & Compliance Officer
Shares50,000
Max PriceCN¥0.41
BuyCN¥21,01414 Jun 19
Jun Liu
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Chairman & Compliance Officer
Shares50,000
Max PriceCN¥0.42
BuyCN¥21,42813 Jun 19
Jun Liu
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Chairman & Compliance Officer
Shares50,000
Max PriceCN¥0.43
BuyCN¥21,69312 Jun 19
Jun Liu
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Chairman & Compliance Officer
Shares50,000
Max PriceCN¥0.43
BuyCN¥20,52811 Jun 19
Jun Liu
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Chairman & Compliance Officer
Shares50,000
Max PriceCN¥0.41
BuyCN¥20,21710 Jun 19
Jun Liu
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Chairman & Compliance Officer
Shares50,000
Max PriceCN¥0.40
BuyCN¥20,18406 Jun 19
Jun Liu
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Chairman & Compliance Officer
Shares50,000
Max PriceCN¥0.40
BuyCN¥19,95805 Jun 19
Jun Liu
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Chairman & Compliance Officer
Shares50,000
Max PriceCN¥0.40
BuyCN¥41,21804 Jun 19
Jun Liu
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Chairman & Compliance Officer
Shares100,000
Max PriceCN¥0.41
BuyCN¥41,80303 Jun 19
Jun Liu
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Chairman & Compliance Officer
Shares100,000
Max PriceCN¥0.42
BuyCN¥21,08831 May 19
Jun Liu
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Chairman & Compliance Officer
Shares50,000
Max PriceCN¥0.42
BuyCN¥21,13530 May 19
Jun Liu
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Chairman & Compliance Officer
Shares50,000
Max PriceCN¥0.42
BuyCN¥42,19629 May 19
Jun Liu
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Chairman & Compliance Officer
Shares100,000
Max PriceCN¥0.42
BuyCN¥40,49328 May 19
Jun Liu
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Chairman & Compliance Officer
Shares100,000
Max PriceCN¥0.40
BuyCN¥39,89328 May 19
Yonghong Zhang
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Executive Officer
CEO & Executive Director
Shares100,000
Max PriceCN¥0.40
BuyCN¥41,70124 May 19
Jun Liu
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Chairman & Compliance Officer
Shares100,000
Max PriceCN¥0.42
BuyCN¥83,28017 May 19
Jun Liu
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Chairman & Compliance Officer
Shares200,000
Max PriceCN¥0.42
SellCN¥147,10623 Apr 19
Jiang Guo
EntityIndividual
Shares281,000
Max PriceCN¥0.52
BuyCN¥51,34702 Jan 19
Jun Liu
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Chairman & Compliance Officer
Shares100,000
Max PriceCN¥0.51
BuyCN¥113,22702 Jan 19
Jun Liu
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Chairman & Compliance Officer
Shares200,000
Max PriceCN¥0.57
BuyCN¥77,71227 Dec 18
Jun Liu
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Chairman & Compliance Officer
Shares150,000
Max PriceCN¥0.52
BuyCN¥77,35427 Dec 18
Jun Liu
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Chairman & Compliance Officer
Shares150,000
Max PriceCN¥0.52
BuyCN¥257,56524 Dec 18
Jun Liu
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Chairman & Compliance Officer
Shares500,000
Max PriceCN¥0.52
BuyCN¥202,17413 Sep 18
Jun Liu
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Chairman & Compliance Officer
Shares300,000
Max PriceCN¥0.67
BuyCN¥71,69310 Sep 18
Jun Liu
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Chairman & Compliance Officer
Shares100,000
Max PriceCN¥0.72
BuyCN¥281,95307 Sep 18
Jun Liu
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Chairman & Compliance Officer
Shares400,000
Max PriceCN¥0.70
BuyCN¥71,87106 Sep 18
Jun Liu
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Chairman & Compliance Officer
Shares100,000
Max PriceCN¥0.72
BuyCN¥209,37903 Sep 18
Jun Liu
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Chairman & Compliance Officer
Shares300,000
Max PriceCN¥0.70
BuyCN¥207,49431 Aug 18
Jun Liu
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Chairman & Compliance Officer
Shares300,000
Max PriceCN¥0.69
BuyCN¥211,09630 Aug 18
Jun Liu
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Chairman & Compliance Officer
Shares300,000
Max PriceCN¥0.70
BuyCN¥340,04529 Aug 18
Jun Liu
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Chairman & Compliance Officer
Shares500,000
Max PriceCN¥0.68
BuyCN¥1,206,64629 Aug 18
Jun Liu
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Chairman & Compliance Officer
Shares300,000
Max PriceCN¥4.02

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Alex Lee (49yo)

    Chief Financial Officer

    • Tenure: 0.6yrs
    • Compensation: CN¥1.99m
  • Yi Geng (45yo)

    Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice-President

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs
  • Gang Guo (39yo)

    Chief Technology Officer and Vice President

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs
  • Tao Li (40yo)

    Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs
  • Yonghong Zhang (51yo)

    CEO & Executive Director

    • Tenure: 0.6yrs
  • Jun Liu (42yo)

    Chairman & Compliance Officer

    • Tenure: 1.4yrs
    • Compensation: CN¥42.02m
  • Xiaodong Liu (46yo)

    President & Executive Director

    • Tenure: 1.2yrs
    • Compensation: CN¥2.99m
  • Qingguo Lu (45yo)

    General Counsel & Secretary

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs
  • Lei Wu (39yo)

    Executive Vice President

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs
  • Bingchen Song (38yo)

    Executive Vice President

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs

Board Members

  • Fansheng Guo (63yo)

    Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 19.4yrs
  • Ke Zhang (66yo)

    Independent Non Executive Director

    • Tenure: 16.4yrs
    • Compensation: CN¥250.00k
  • Jianguang Li (54yo)

    Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 13.0yrs
  • Tim Tianwei Zhang (56yo)

    Independent Non Executive Director

    • Tenure: 7.8yrs
    • Compensation: CN¥220.00k
  • Yonghong Zhang (51yo)

    CEO & Executive Director

    • Tenure: 0.6yrs
  • Jun Liu (42yo)

    Chairman & Compliance Officer

    • Tenure: 1.4yrs
    • Compensation: CN¥42.02m
  • Xiaodong Liu (46yo)

    President & Executive Director

    • Tenure: 1.2yrs
    • Compensation: CN¥2.99m
  • Yan Qi (70yo)

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 1.8yrs
    • Compensation: CN¥220.00k
  • Yang Sun (48yo)

    Non Executive Director

    • Tenure: 0.3yrs

Company Information

HC Group Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: HC Group Inc.
  • Ticker: HCIN.F
  • Exchange: OTCPK
  • Founded: 1992
  • Industry: Trading Companies and Distributors
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Market Cap: HK$2.622b
  • Listing Market Cap: HK$334.315m
  • Shares outstanding: 1.12b
  • Website: https://www.hcgroup.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • HC Group Inc.
  • Tower A1
  • 7th Floor, Junhao Central Park Plaza
  • Beijing
  • 100026
  • China

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
HCIN.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDDec 2003
2280SEHK (The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd.)YesOrdinary SharesHKHKDDec 2003
HCIBST (Boerse-Stuttgart)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURDec 2003
2280SZSC (The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong - Shenzhen - Hong Kong Stock Connect)YesOrdinary SharesHKHKDDec 2003

Biography

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, ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/08/25 00:07
End of Day Share Price2019/07/08 00:00
Earnings2018/12/31
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


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.