Noposion to plan an asset reorganization in July 2013 Summary: On July 8, 2013, Noposion's stock was suspended because the company is planning a reorganization of asset. Insiders believe that Noposion will acquire Jiangsu Changlong, which is one of the largest pesticide technical manufacturers in China. Tags: Noposion, asset reorganization, Jiangsu Changlong, pesticide technical, pesticide formulation, acquisition According to Herbicides China News 1307 issued by CCM, On July 8, 2013, Shenzhen Noposion Agrochemicals Co. Ltd. (Noposion) announced that its stocks (stock No. 002215) would be suspended from trading from that date onwards due to a significant asset reorganization planned by the company. According to the announcement, Noposion is committed to lay out the proposal of the asset reorganization before August 6, 2013. After the proposal is approved by the company's board of directors and announced to the public, its stock will resume trading. After the announcement came out, many market participants suspect that the significant asset reorganization refers to the acquisition of Jiangsu Changlong Chemicals Co, Ltd. (Jiangsu Changlong), which is a pesticide technical supplier for Noposion. Jiangsu Changlong is one of the large-scale manufacturers of pesticide technical, ranking in the top ten of technical manufacturers in China. Market participants speculate that the sudden suspension of Noposion's stocks is probably due to Noposion's acquisition of Jiangsu Changlong. Insiders from Noposion's Securities Department said that the company has been negotiating with Jiangsu Changlong about a possible acquisition. However, they were not at liberty to disclose the real reason for the suspension. On March 26, 2013, Noposion announced that the company intended to acquire Jiangsu Changlong's shares. At that time, the company stated that the acquisition was still in the early stages, and that it had not yet signed any letter of intent. However, the company has not released any announcement regarding the details of the acquisition. Some experts believe that Noposion will ensure stability in the source of raw materials especially for pesticides technical, diversify its product categories and enhance its marketing ability if it is successful in acquiring Jiangsu Changlong. It is no doubt that at present, Noposion's pesticide formulation varieties and marketing channels are far more advanced than its competitors. However, Noposion's competitive disadvantage is that it has no production bases for pesticide technical, which is the main upstream source. Acquiring Jiangsu Changlong could address this disadvantage. Noposion, a listed company of producing pesticide formulation in China, engages in production, R&D and marketing of pesticide formulation. Its headquarters is located in Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province and its manufacturing base is in Dongguan City,
Guangdong Province. Its products are mainly sold in the domestic market, especially East China, South China and Central China. Currently, Noposion is one of the biggest agrochemical enterprises in China, with a pesticide formulation capacity of over 100,000t/a. In Q1 2013, Noposion's revenue was USD80.27 million (RMB505.71 million) with a net profit of USD7.61 million (RMB47.93 million). Its revenue and net profit increased by 11.43% and 13.26% year-on-year respectively. The company's net profit was predicted to increase by 10%-40% in H1 2013, reaching USD20.34 million-USD25.89 million (RMB128.15 million-RMB163.10 million). Table of Contents of Herbicides China News 1307: Editor's notes Company Dynamics Good Harvest-Weien continues to strengthen its sugarbeet herbicide business Noposion to plan an asset reorganization in July 2013 Supply and demand Jiangsu Institute of Ecomones obtains six herbicide registrations in H1 2013 Market Analysis Overview of amide herbicides' market situation in China in May 2013 Diuron market remains weak in the first half of 2013 Corn herbicides to enjoy a bright prospect in the near future Ex-works price of tribenuron-methyl 95% TC soared in early July 2013 Output and sales volume of paraquat TK declined in May 2013 Policy MOA to strengthen risk monitoring of 2,4-D butylate Hunan Province issued eight prohibitions on pesticide production in June 2013 Registration Overview of China’s herbicide registration in H1 2013 Price Monitoring Price Review in July 2013 News in Brief Paraquat remains short supply in late June 2013 CCPIA set up Pesticide Additives Commission formally in June Organic phosphorus herbicides maintain high sales ratio in May 2013 Hubei Sanonda’s net profit to increase by 420%-470% YoY in H1 2013 China to prohibit three long residual herbicides China exports 32,264 tonnes of herbicides for retail in May 2013 Lier Chemical's net profit soared with YOY growth of 54.82% in H1 2013 Lanfeng Bio-chemical to set up a subsidiary Herbicides China News, a monthly publication issued by CCM on 15 th, provides you with the latest occurrences, exclusive analysis on the market trend as well as professional reviews on competitiveness of companies, products and relative industries in China’s herbicide industry.
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