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China Ceramics

Dividend Yield: 7.60%

China Ceramics (NASDAQ: CCCL) shares currently have a dividend yield of 7.60%.

China Ceramics Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of ceramic tiles for exterior siding and interior flooring, and design in residential and commercial buildings in the People's Republic of China and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 3.52.

The average volume for China Ceramics has been 36,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. China Ceramics has a market cap of $51.1 million and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 16.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates China Ceramics as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and poor profit margins.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • CCCL's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.05 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. To add to this, CCCL has a quick ratio of 2.18, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • The revenue fell significantly faster than the industry average of 8.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 46.9%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Building Products industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 88.5% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $13.45 million to $1.55 million.
  • The gross profit margin for CHINA CERAMICS CO LTD is rather low; currently it is at 17.92%. It has decreased significantly from the same period last year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 4.23% trails that of the industry average.

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