China's Kingfa fighting domestic slowdown

By Nina Ying Sun
Assistant Managing Editor

Published: September 10, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Materials, Suppliers

GUANGZHOU, CHINA (Sept. 10, 5 p.m. ET) — Guangzhou-based Kingfa Science & Technology Co. Ltd., ranked as China’s largest plastic compounder, reported mixed results for the first half of the fiscal year. The company cited a notable slowdown among its major end markets, including automotive, appliances and electronics, though automotive materials sales managed to grow at a double-digit pace.

In the half-year report, the company said operating income grew 2.4 percent year-on-year to 6 billion yuan. Net profit dipped 30 percent to 398 million yuan, mainly because the company received 215 million yuan in revenue through the sale of its shares in a real estate company in the first half of 2011. With that factor excluded, net profit grew 7.4 percent year-on-year. Consolidated gross profit margin came in at 17.3 percent, about the same level as last year.

The company sold a total of 442,200 metric tons of products during the first half, including its trading business, registering 11.3 percent year-on-year growth. Excluding the trading business, it sold 321,300 tons of plastic compound materials, about 4 percent higher than the same period last year.

Thanks to aggressive technological and marketing pushes, sales of automotive materials rose 12 percent, while car sales in China only increased by 3 percent during the same period, the company said.

Sales picked up in the second quarter, growing 20.5 percent compared to the first quarter. Net profit in the second quarter soar by 63.8 percent compared to the first three months of the year.

Kingfa said it’s on track with its eight ongoing expansion projects. Two of them, the 200,000-ton automotive material project in Guangzhou and the 150,000-ton recycled plastics project, have started generating revenue. The company plans to improve its product and capacity structure during the second half and stay ahead of the market.

It aims to reach 1.2 million tons of compounding capacity by 2015.

Geographically, operating income rose 11.4 percent in overseas market, while domestic growth was 1.6 percent during the first half.

Kingfa’s new materials business, including biodegradable resin, carbon fiber material, wood-plastic composites, and specialized engineering resins are making slow progress. Biodegradable materials are not expected to cast a positive impact on 2012 performance, the company noted, due to the shutdown of its facility in Zhuhai for maintenance.


Comments

China's Kingfa fighting domestic slowdown

By Nina Ying Sun
Assistant Managing Editor

Published: September 10, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

China's Polymax Elastomer launches U.S. production in Illinois

September 17, 2014 3:35 pm ET

Chinese materials maker Polymax Elastomer Technology Co. Ltd. has opened a North American production site and headquarters in Waukegan, Ill.    More

Image

PolyOne helps nonprofit get water purification to more places in need

September 17, 2014 1:59 pm ET

Resin giant PolyOne Corp. is teaming up with WaterStep, a non-profit water purification agency, to help the group assist a greater number of disaster ...    More

Image

ACI expanding in South Carolina

September 17, 2014 12:56 pm ET

Reprocessor and recycler ACI Plastics Inc. is expanding in South Carolina.    More

Image

Symphony Environmental defends biodegradable plastics in recycling stream

September 17, 2014 11:47 am ET

Symphony Environmental Technologies plc, one of the world's largest oxo-biodegradable technology companies, has responded to a leading Mexican...    More

Image

DuPont investing $100 million for more ethylene copolymer capacity

September 16, 2014 1:51 pm ET

Increased packaging demand is leading materials giant DuPont Co. to spend more than $100 million to increase capacity for ethylene copolymers at its p...    More

Market Reports

Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region

This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.

Learn more

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook North America

This in-depth report analyzes economic and market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as growth strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies.

Learn more

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion in North America 2014

U.S. demand for extruded plastics is expected to grow by 3 percent in 2014, with PVC remaining the largest segment.

Plastic pipe will post the strongest gains through 2018, continuing to take market share from competing materials in a range of markets.

Our latest market report provides in-depth analysis of current trends and their financial impact on the pipe, profile and tubing extrusion industry in North America.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events