1. Yongye International (YONG), through its primary operating subsidiary Yongye Nongfeng, engages in the manufacture, research and development and sale of fulvic acid-based liquid and powder nutrient compounds used in the agriculture industry in China. Its two principal segments are plant and animal products.
For 2010, the company reported a 118.3% increase in revenue to $214.1 million from 2009. Net income stood at $48.4 million or $1.05 per share, compared to $2.2 million or 7 cents in 2009. The company's performance improved after it acquired the Hebei customer list to sell its products directly to county-level distributors in Hebei Province, which accounted for 29% of sales in 2010.
For 2011, the company estimates revenue in the range of $315 million to $325 million, indicating an increase of 47.1% to 51.8% over 2010 levels. Furthermore, the company has raised its guidance and provided an estimate ahead of analysts'. Meanwhile, adjusted net income attributable to Yongye is seen in the range of $80 million and $82 million. The company plans to increase its independently owned Yongye-branded store count to 30,000 in 2011 from 24,036 at the end of 2010.Of the four analysts covering the stock, 75% recommend a buy while the remaining suggests a hold. There are no sell ratings on the stock. Analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the stock to gain an average 128.4% to $14 in the upcoming 12 months. >>To see these stocks in action, visit the 8 Ag Chem Stocks With Upside Up to 128% portfolio on Stockpickr.
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