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Original Han’s CNC was spun-off and listed, there are still connected transactions, large fluctuations in performance, and gross profit margin lower than peers


Author: Xiaotu

Source: GPLP Rhino Finance (ID: gplpcn)

On June 18, the official website of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange showed that the IPO review status of Shenzhen Han’s CNC Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Han’s CNC”) was changed to “Inquired”.

It is reported that Han’s CNC intends to issue no more than 42 million shares this time, and raise funds of approximately 1.707 billion yuan, which will be used for equipment production transformation and expansion and equipment technology research and development center construction projects.

Han’s Laser Splits the Pledge of Han’s CNC Listed Shares

The prospectus shows that Han’s CNC was established in 2002. Its main business is the research and development, production and sales of PCB special equipment. The registered capital is 378 million yuan. The controlling shareholder is Han’s Laser (002008.SZ). Han’s Laser directly holds 94.15% of the company’s shares.

In addition, the actual controller of Han’s CNC is Gao Yunfeng, who directly holds 9.03% of Han’s Laser, and indirectly controls 15.17% of Han’s Laser through Han’s Holdings, and controls a total of 24.20% of Han’s Laser.

The Han’s Laser’s split and listing of Han’s CNC also caused investors to worry.

On May 27, an investor asked Han’s Laser that there are a large number of related transactions and related guarantees between the parent company and listed subsidiaries. How does the company deal with such problems? It is true that the splitting of subsidiaries can better obtain financing to facilitate the further development of the subsidiaries, but it is an act at the expense of all investors. Does Han’s Laser consider the position of investors?

Han’s Laser stated that after this spin-off, Han’s Laser and Han’s CNC have no related party transactions that affect independence or are obviously unfair, which meets the requirements of the China Securities Regulatory Commission and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange on related party transactions.

However, GPLP Rhino Finance noticed that Han’s Holdings and Gao Yunfeng’s holding of Han’s Laser pledged shares have certain risks, which may indirectly affect the stability of Han’s CNC decision-making and management and the company’s production and operation.

As of April 30, 2021, the cumulative number of pledged shares of Han’s Laser held by Han’s Holdings was 5.36 million shares, accounting for 36.68% of its holdings and 5.56% of Han’s Laser’s total share capital.

The accumulated pledged shares of Han’s Laser held by Gao Yunfeng are 89.140 million shares, accounting for 92.55% of the shares held by him and 8.35% of the total share capital of Han’s Laser. The total number of pledged shares of Han’s Laser held by Han’s Holdings and Mr. Gao Yunfeng totaled 149 million shares, accounting for 57.52% of the shares held by the two and 13.92% of the total share capital of Han’s Laser.

GPLP Rhino Finance noted that the sponsor of Han’s CNC this time is CITIC Securities Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “CITIC Securities”). As of December 31, 2020, CITIC Securities held approximately 1.0635 million shares of Han’s Laser, accounting for approximately 0.10% of Han’s Laser’s total equity. Han’s CNC stated that if Han’s Holdings and Gao Yunfeng cannot repay the loan on or before the due date of the guaranteed loan, the pledged Han’s Laser shares may be subject to the risk of forced disposal, which may lead to changes in the equity structure of Han’s Laser, which may be indirect Affect the stability of Han’s CNC decision-making and management and the company’s production and operation. There are still connected transactions with Han’s Laser, and the high cash flow of accounts receivable is under pressure However, Han’s CNC still has connected transactions with Han’s Laser. From 2018 to 2020, the related sales amount of Han’s CNC is 17.2676 million yuan, 48.292 million yuan and 22.107 million yuan respectively. The sales between Han’s CNC and related parties are mainly the sale of laser forming machines and mechanical drilling machines to the controlling shareholder Han’s Laser, and the testing and sales of mechanical forming machines and mechanical drilling machines to the associated company Mingxin. The related-party purchase transactions of Han’s CNC were 127 million yuan, 60 million yuan and 118 million yuan respectively. The purchases between the company and related parties are mainly purchases of chillers, linear motors, lasers, etc. from the controlling shareholder and its controlled companies Han’s Motor and Han’s Tiancheng. Can the performance of Han’s Laser be able to maintain steady growth without Han’s Laser’s Han’s CNC? The prospectus shows that Han’s CNC has seen a sharp decline in its performance in 2019, and will only pick up in 2020. From 2018 to 2020, Han’s CNC’s operating income was 1.723 billion yuan, 1.323 billion yuan, and 2.21 billion yuan, and net profits were 374 million yuan, 227 million yuan, and 304 million yuan. The revenue growth rates in 2019 and 2020 are -23.24% and 67.10% respectively; the net profit growth rates are -39.25% and 33.86% respectively. Despite the support of Han’s Laser, the gross profit margin of Han’s CNC is far lower than the industry average. From 2018 to 2020, Han’s CNC’s gross profit margins were 34.03%, 35.90%, and 34.92%, while the industry averages over the same period were 49.94%, 46.52%, and 44.01%, respectively. (Source: Han’s CNC Prospectus) In addition, the inventory of Han’s CNC has increased year by year and accounted for a relatively high proportion. From the end of 2018 to the end of 2020, the company’s inventory book value was 246 million yuan, 261 million yuan, and 799 million yuan, accounting for 14.32%, 15.19%, and 28.69% of current assets, respectively. From the end of 2018 to the end of 2020, the total book value of Han’s CNC’s notes and accounts receivable was 1.124 billion yuan, 972 million yuan, and 1.269 billion yuan, accounting for 65.51%, 56.66%, and 45.56% of current assets, respectively. In this regard, Han’s CNC stated that in 2020, due to the increase in orders for PCB special equipment, the company increased its inventory, resulting in a relatively high inventory balance. Han’s CNC stated that the high inventory balance will occupy a large amount of its working capital on the one hand, which puts the company under pressure on working capital; on the other hand, if there is an order cancellation or customer return due to changes in customer demand or major adverse changes in operating conditions Circumstances, may lead to the risk of stagnation and impairment of inventory, and the company’s operating results will be adversely affected. GPLP Rhinoceros Finance noted that in 2020, the substantial increase in operating receivables combined with the accumulation of inventory, Han’s CNC’s net operating cash flow turned from positive to negative. From 2018 to 2020, its net operating cash flow was 185 million yuan, 270 million yuan, and -509.714 million yuan. Han’s CNC stated that if the company cannot obtain financing in a timely manner, it may result in insufficient business operating funds, which will further negatively affect its financial status and production operations. (This article is for reference only, does not constitute investment advice, and operates at your own risk accordingly)