The silence is deafening. No wonder Carlyle has said "screw it, don't trust this guys, going to bail, if we ONLY could." This company is a complete farce, Smell a reverse split around the corner.
Why would the CEO wait until the last day of Q2 to make the announcement? This guy was so confident about this completion back in Q4 14! This Co is riddled with notable credibility issues. China's economy is factually slowing down, and their stock market is melting down after a rigged run to record highs. Carlyle wants out in the worst way. And don't believe for a second the Co will institute that share buyback. It'll be cheaper for them to simply do a reverse split. The short camp is betting on this outcome. Cash is King in China right now. And Carlyle's pain puts a genuine lid on where the shares will rise on a any bump. Stock's a value trap.
There goes another one, project, that is. This company's share price will remain stagnant, why? Because investors don't buy stocks that have no earnings. These multiple transfers are cannibalizing the 'E' in the PE ratio. No dependable recurring interest and lease payment revenues spread over double digit year time frames means this company is nothing but a holding shell company with a decent amount of cash. Cash though, DOES NOT drive a stock price higher. Share buybacks? The only reason in the short term is to regain Nasdaq compliance. Studies show though, buybacks don't create sustainable share price gains.
"Employees" haven't pulled buyback trigger b/c they're playing with funny money.Remember 5 months ago the PR announcement they were to purchase up to $3M in an orchestrated buyback? Me too... but nada. Don't believe anything that comes out of the CEO's pie hole. BTY, Carlyle can't escape their CREG purgatory because the stock only trades $10,000 nominal value per day. What a farce... nobody with a brain and an ability to read a company's financials and filings would touch this heap of stink.
The CAGP overhang is not holding the share price back. Put the focus squarely on the dubious business entity called China Recycling Energy Corporation.. oh BTW, Mr. CEO, where's that promised completed project. New Cash flow streams off of project lease is the only thing that'll move this stock, not project sales that have none.
Seriously, #$%$? Carlyle still holds millions of shares.Go view the session volumes and add up the last 4 months. At that rate it'll be 1.5 years before they've sold out.Employee share buyback to save your day? Right.... Those poor losers are out looking for government jobs.
Problem is that Carlyle can't get out when the dollar value of shares traded can't even each $10,000 in a single trading session. They're stuck with it, know it, and someone over there is wearing a dunce cap standing in a corner. CREG doesn't have an ace up the sleeve. There's way too much amateur hour feel about management and how they conduct business. I think this stock is a relic left over from the China energy spec micro cap heydays... If they don't deliver on the CEO's promise of another project completion in Q2, then the shares will tank to the $0.20's, where they once were.
The nativity on this board is scary. The company's financials clearly read that CREG has a debt repayment obligation due in Q415 of $20M. What's astonishing and alarming is that the loan was from the CEO himself! The "more than compensates" line is rather cheeky considering that its CEO Ku who comes out of this ahead of investors. Where do you think that $20M is coming from? Is it coincidental that this $43M system sale will now enable satisfying, just in time, the obligation to repay? The CEO wins/wins here, wow.
What everyone seems to ignore, (but if they read the company's financials), is that the CO has a debt repayment scheduled for Q415 of $20M. Coincidentally, but typical of shady Chinese operations, that loan was originated by the CEO himself. "More than compensates" is exactly what the CEO feels he'll receive upon the loan repayment, that coincidentally, will be paid from the recent project sale. I'd call that a pretty cozy arrangement that's a win/win for Mr. Ku.
So it doesn't seem self-serving that half this sale's proceeds will likely go towards repaying the CEO's loan balance of $20M? He get's paid, sure, but the business is not generating sustainable recurring revenues. That's the main premise of investing in CREG, at least for institutional investors. Carlyle clearly sees the underhanded self-dealing occurring with management. CFO left weeks ago probably because he couldn't stomach it either. This stock will remain the target of the short crowd because it's far from legitimate in its business practices.
Stocktwits makes a valid point; this group has been selling more projects than leasing them. That's not the way to a solid recurring revenue model. Institutional investors abhor managements that display behavioral business patterns that deviate from the core model. In this case, CREG has sold 5 systems over 3 quarters, but not created any new recurring revenue paying customers. The company's filings show they owe @ $20 million in debt due in Q415. At least they can pay that... but the debt is due to the CEO! Everything about this stock and company is fishy.