Ever watch the show “Kids Say The Darnest Things”? The idea is about the same but to be on the safe side, let me present to you “The Funny Things S-Chips Say”! I hope this short compilation would give you something to LOL about and get you through your day 😀
All the following were legit excerpts from the various S-chips’ SGX announcements!
Since we have been discussing on this S-Chip previously, let’s start with none other than, well you guessed it! It’s…
ERATAT LIFESTYLE LTD – SUSPENDED (SGX:FO8)
29 JAN 2014: Show me the money! With allegedly RMB640mil in cash balances, Eratat defaulted on a bond payment of just RMB4.2mil!
30 MAY 2014: Eratat could not even confirm the cash they had in their accounts! They could only confirm the existence of RMB73,321.63 out of the stated RMB577mil available! That’s just 0.01% of it!
30 May 2014: The Company did not have enough money to pay for a special audit to verify if they had money! The irony is making my head hurt LOL
CHINA GAOXIAN FIBRE FABRIC HOLDINGS LTD (SGX:I4U)
30 JUN 2011: Only RMB93mil out of RMB1.1bil could be verified! That’s just 8% of it 😮
1 JUL 2011: How can RMB1bil just vanish? Well apparently it did “It would appear that part of the RMB1132mil proceeds…has been utilized”. Wait. Say what now?
SINO TECHFIBRE LTD – SUSPENDED (SGX:AD8)
21 APR 2011: Just one week after the independent auditors flagged discrepancies in their invoices, the office and administrative premises caught fire destroying all the financial records. Coincidence?
21 NOV 2011: In the results of a special audit, the auditors were refused access to certain resources in order to conduct their audit. Check out the national security reasons given!
Value In Action
S-Chips have a reputation that preceded them but not all are value traps!
Of course there are the good ones, but on a per-effort-basis it might be easier for us to search for other opportunities!
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