This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

L&L Provides Additional Information To Refute Short Seller Attack

Stocks in this article: LLEN

SEATTLE, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- L & L Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: "LLEN") ("L&L" or the "Company"), a U.S.-based company with energy (coal) operations in China, today released additional information to refute the recent defamatory article by short-seller firm, GeoInvesting.  In addition to contracts, legal opinions and other supportive evidence already produced, the Company has collected additional documents refuting allegations that its Hong Xing's coal washing facility ("Hong Xing") was shut down since 2012 and produced no revenue.  The Company has collected the following documentation and explanatory material, which will be also shared with the proper authorities.

  • During the period in question, L&L operated two (2) washing facilities, Hong Xing and TaiFung.  During fiscal 2013, Hong Xing washing only represented approximately 20% of consolidated total company sales (not 39% as alleged by GeoInvesting), while TaiFung washing represented approximately 19% of company sales.  As previously disclosed, the Company idled Hong Xing plant this summer to redirect its capital investment to fulfill a large wholesale supply agreement with Datang.  The Company has submitted a monthly sales analysis to auditors that reflects the reduction of activity at Hong Xing from May to June 2013.  Hong Xing ceased operations as of June 30, 2013 and produced no revenue in July 2013.

In addition, GeoInvesting's allegation that they "sent [a] representative to visit the Shizong County Local Tax Bureau, Second Branch [and t]he local tax bureau confirmed that the Hong Xing Coal Washing Factory paid less than RMB 30,000 to the Shizong County Local Tax Bureau," fundamentally misrepresents how Chinese tax collections operate.  Hong Xing pays taxes to the proper Chinese authorities for its sales.  The Shizong County Local Tax Bureau, Second Branch ("Second Branch") is a county tax agent that is only responsible for the county's special surcharges and taxes, including local education and construction surcharges. The surcharge amount is generally small. 

1 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 17,356.87 +288.00 1.69%
S&P 500 2,012.89 +40.15 2.04%
NASDAQ 4,644.3120 +96.4780 2.12%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs