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Blog Exposure - SORL Auto Parts Wins Contracts from Shanghai Municipal Transportation Commission to Supply to the First BRT

LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / December 01, 2017 / Active-Investors issued a free report on SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) ("SORL"), which is readily accessible upon registration at www.active-investors.com/registration-sg/?symbol=SORL as the Company's latest news hit the wire. On November 29, 2017, the Company announced that it has won major supply contracts from the Shanghai Municipal Transportation Commission. Sign up now for our free research reports at:


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SORL is the exclusive supplier of electric air compressors to all buses for Shanghai's municipal bus route 71. The Company also supplies electric air compressors to all buses for Shanghai's first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system. Additionally, there are over 2,000 public buses in Shanghai's municipal transportation system currently using electric air compressors made by SORL.

SORL is Well Positioned to Benefit from Ongoing Urban Planning and Vehicle Upgrades

Commenting on the contracts, Mr. Xiaoping Zhang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SORL, stated that the Company continues to dominate the Chinese bus market, whether from an OEM, or from an aftermarket perspective. Since Shanghai is China's window to the world, SORL is proud that its products are among the most trusted products for Shanghai's municipal transportation. Zhang further added that, as the largest braking system provider to the Chinese commercial vehicle market, the Company is well positioned to benefit from ongoing urban planning and vehicle upgrades.

SORL Launched New Electric Air Compressors for Electric Buses in 2012

In July 2012, the Company launched a new generation of electric air brake compressors to be used in electric buses. SORL's new generation of electric air brake compressors, powered by an electric motor, helps in increasing fuel conservation and reducing pollution. The new compressors have an extended life span as it is far easier to make them start or stop working. An electric air compressor is a necessity for all electric buses with an air brake system. Air brake compressors used in traditional vehicles were powered by an internal combustion engine.

SORL Announced Q3 FY17 Results

SORL announced its unaudited financial results on November 15, 2017, for Q3 and the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017. During Q3 FY17, the Company's net revenue increased 59% to $101.3 million from $63.7 million in the same period of last year. For the reported quarter, the Company's gross profit increased 44.4% to $27.3 million from $18.9 million in Q3 FY16. For the reported quarter, the Company's gross margin decreased 280 basis points to 26.9% of revenue from 29.7% of revenue in the third quarter of 2016. During Q3 FY17, the Company's operating expenses increased 4.9% to $16 million from $15.2 million in the comparable period of last year.

SORL continued to capture market share in the Chinese commercial vehicle braking market with its new advanced products and attractive pricing. The Company's OEM sales soared 70.6% compared to a 28.0% increase in overall commercial vehicle sales, and a 31.8% sales growth in trucks. The Company's stringent cost controls and production efficiencies have enhanced its profitability during Q3 FY17.

About SORL Auto Parts, Inc.

Founded in 1982, SORL, a Sino-foreign joint venture, develops, manufactures, and distributes automotive brake systems and other key safety related auto parts to automotive original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs, and the related aftermarket, both in China and internationally. The Company's Chinese sales network consists of 26 authorized distributors and over 2,000 sub-distributors covering the following 7 regions throughout China. Headquartered in China, SORL has international sales centers in UAE, the United States, and Europe.

Stock Performance Snapshot

November 30, 2017 - At Thursday's closing bell, SORL Auto Parts' stock rose 4.39%, ending the trading session at $7.37.

Volume traded for the day: 845.14 thousand shares, which was above the 3-month average volume of 599.84 thousand shares.

Stock performance in the last month – up 57.48%; previous three-month period – up 62.33%; past twelve-month period – up 91.93%; and year-to-date - up 142.43%

After yesterday's close, SORL Auto Parts' market cap was at $140.47 million.

Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio was at 4.78.

The stock is part of the Consumer Goods sector, categorized under the Auto Manufacturers - Major industry. This sector was up 0.3% at the end of the session.


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