- Revenue increased by 47.1% to approximately RMB612.1 million
- Gross profit and net profit reached approximately RMB137.3 million and RMB47.9 million, respectively, representing a y-o-y increase of 49.9% and 57.8%, respectively
- New contract value increased by more than 51.4% to approximately RMB1,141.3 million
- Synergy growth through the acquisition of the headbox
- Optimised the role of providing all-encompassing services as provision for a breakthrough for the environmental business, involving reverse hanging membrane sealing and deodorisation for the sewage tank of a paper-making plant, and a RDF product project
- Began to deliver supply chain financing services to the paper-making companies in March 2018
- The Board recommends the payment of a final dividend of 3.0 HK cents per shar
HONG KONG: Huazhang Technology Holding Limited has announced its annual results for the year ended 30 June 2018 ("the year under review"). The Group's revenue for the year under review amounted to approximately RMB612.1million (the year ended 30 June 2017: RMB416.0 million), representing an increase of 47.1%.
Profit attributable to owners of the parent company increased by approximately 57.6% to RMB48.3 million (the year ended 30 June 2017: RMB30.6 million). Non-GAAP profit for the year amounted to approximately RMB56.7 million, representing an increase of 49.0%.
The Board recommends the payment of a final dividend of 3.0 HK cents per share. The Group has paid final dividends every financial year from 2014, with payout ratios at around 40%.
During the year under review, the paper-making industry continued to benefit from an array of economic and environmental reform and development policies of the Chinese government. The demand-supply relationship further improved and the prices of paper-making rose.
The paper-making industry in China reaped a bumper harvest. The Group actively facilitated the corporate affairs as well as business by upholding the policy principles of "New Huazhang, New Development, New Dream" and creating a new vision of "Integrating Together, Creating Together, Generating Profits Together".
The Group played the role of providing all-encompassing services to maximise the interests by sharing, creating together and working together for win-win situation. For the year ended 30 June 2018, the Group recorded a turnover and profit of approximately RMB612.1 million and approximately RMB47.9 million, respectively, representing an increase of approximately 47.1% and approximately 57.8% as compared with the same period in 2017. The Group's new contract value increased by more than 51.4% to approximately RMB1,141.3 million.
During the year under review, revenue from sales of industrial products increased by approximately 57.8% to approximately RMB121.7 million. Revenue from project contracting services remain decreased by 8.3% to approximately RMB215.9 million. Revenue from sales of environmental business was increased by 105.3% to approximately RMB99.8 million. Revenue from provision of supporting services increased by approximately 218.6% to approximately RMB174.7million.
"Integrating Together" - optimise the role of providing all-encompassing services for the paper-making industry
During the year, the Company continued to integrate suppliers and service providers from all sectors of the paper-making industry, and optimised the role of providing all-encompassing services for the papermaking industry through the acquisition of the headbox and logistics businesses. In September 2017, the Group completed the acquisition of Hangzhou MCN Paper Technology Co. Ltd. and Hangzhou Haorong Technology Co. Ltd. (together, the "MCN Group").
The MCN Group owns patents and know-how in the headbox production. In November 2017, the Group completed the acquisition of Fu An 777 Logistics Limited ("777 Logistics", together with its subsidiaries, collectively known as the "777 Logistics Group"). The 777 Logistics Group is principally engaged in the logistics and warehouse businesses, and has established a logistics and warehouse centre in Yangjiang City, Guangdong Province, China, which officially commenced operation from July 2018.
To optimise the role of providing all-encompassing services, the Group worked together with a software company to launch an information-based project, so as to integrate design and production for transparent management.
"Creating Together" - create new opportunities for development
The Group worked together with suppliers and service providers to create new opportunities for development. Taking the headbox business as an example, its headbox products maintained advantages in the sector of printing paper, specialty paper and household paper by relying on the technology and service advantages of the MCN Group. The Group even succeeded in introducing its headbox in the market for packaging paper to strengthen its advantages.
During the year, in addition to delivering the previous businesses for sludge treatment products and wastewater treatment, the Group also undertook a project involving reverse hanging membrane sealing and deodorization for the sewage tank of a paper-making plant, and a RDF product project for a paper-making plant. Upon completion of these projects, the Group possessed the technology in solving the odor problem of paper-making plants and in converting waste residue from paper-making as raw materials into fuel rods.
These projects were demonstration projects of the Group and can be further promoted to existing customers in the future. Moreover, the Group began to deliver supply chain financing services to the paper-making companies in March 2018 to assist them in sourcing raw materials and to provide financing services through the Group's platform and its close relationships with suppliers.
During the year, the overseas business division of the Group actively explored the overseas markets. In the second half of 2017, the Group secured a master contractor contract in respect of slurry, flowing white water recovery system and automation equipment for the 250,000 tons paper machine project of a paper-making plant in Vietnam. In the past year, the Group's sales personnel visited a lot of customers in overseas countries or invited overseas customers to conduct site visits to the Company. The Group believes that the overseas markets are full of opportunities. For the year ended 30 June 2018, the new contract value of the overseas business division was RMB 5.6 million.
"Generating profits together" - collaborate for common benefits
The Group created common benefits by working with all parties to optimise its role of providing all-encompassing services. During the year, the Group's new contract value increased by more than 51.4% to approximately RMB1,141.3 million, thanks to the contribution by the headbox business, in addition to the market boom.
For the year ended 30 June 2018, revenue from industrial products increased by approximately57.8% to RMB121.7, of which revenue from the headbox business was approximately RMB32.1 million. Moreover, in terms of project contracting services, with the efforts made by the Group over the past few years, it manages to undertake projects with increasing degree of complexity and increasing contract value.
For the year ended 30 June 2018, the new contract value of major projects was RMB794.4million, an increase of 55.1% over 2017. For the year ended 30 June 2018, the new contract value of environmental products was RMB 102.5 million, an increase of 27.1% over 2017.
Looking ahead, Mr. Zhu Gen Rong, the chairman of Huazhang Technology Holding Limited, said: "We expect the paper-making industry is expected to continue its positive momentum, while the market demand for papermaking equipment will keep increasing. The Group is confident in and capable of playing a good role of providing all-encompassing services for the industry by recommending quality equipment suppliers to customers through the platform of Huazhang Technology.
"We will step up efforts in innovation as well as research and development, enabling "Made in China" to include more China created elements and rely more on Chinese equipment and Chinese brands, so that China will become one of the nations that provides complete equipment for the paper-making industry.
"We will seize the opportunities and challenges encountered by the paper-making companies, make timely response to the new direction of "Integrating Together, Creating Together, Generating Profits Together" with appropriate adjustment of strategies so as to take the lead in the market and deliver sustainable business growth for creating more values for all parties."
Huazhang Technology Holding Limited is an integrated service provider in paper-making industry and its principal business includes project contracting service, research and development, manufacture and sale of industrial automation systems, sludge treatment products and headbox, and after-sales and add-valued services.
The Group has been in the paper-making industry for over 17 years. The Group's self-manufacturing system and equipment are custom-built in accordance with the specifications and requirements provided by the Group's customers, which include various papermaking enterprises in the PRC. The group strives to become a leading solution provider and comprehensive service provider for the papermaking industry in the PRC.