November 11, 2008
ROTH Capital Partners Second Annual China Only Conference Nearly Doubles in Size As Conf Prepares to Feature 70 Companies, Keynote From Investing Guru Jim Rogers
Registration at ROTH Capital Partners' 2008 "China Only" Conference is nearly double that of its 2007 event, an indication of continued interest in China by US institutional investors, according to Mark Tobin, Director of Research.
The conference, scheduled in Las Vegas on November 19-21, 2008 at Wynn Resort and Casino, is dedicated to US listed Chinese companies and will offer investors a look at opportunities in an emerging market that might offer growth despite economic downturns in more mature markets.
"The companies we've identified are Chinese companies doing business in China. As such, they are better positioned to benefit from continued domestic growth. This theme is resonating with US investors," said Tobin. "We believe that certain sectors within China, including consumer, agriculture, education and energy/environment, are somewhat insulated from global downturns."
"Roth views the current valuations of its China sector as compelling, with an average P/E multiple in the mid-single digits, reflecting a deep discount to global peers and our expected earnings growth rates," he added. "We believe that China is too big and is growing too rapidly for investors to ignore. Even though it has slowed slightly, China is still expected to be the fastest growing economy worldwide over the next five years."
The conference is an information-rich, time saving program featuring presentations from CEOs and CFOs of more than 70 companies with an average market cap of approximately $150 million. The schedule is designed to give investors ample time with management teams via one-on-one meetings. ROTH's China based analysts also will be on hand to give additional insight into the presenting companies.
One of the highlights of the conference is a keynote by global investing guru Jim Rogers, author of the best selling book A Bull in China: Investing Profitably in the World's Greatest Market. Mr. Rogers will give a presentation on China and its macro and micro environment, as well as his insights into the current global economic turmoil. Mr. Rogers is co-founder, along with George Soros, of the Quantum Fund, a global-investment partnership. Over a ten year period, the portfolio gained 4200%, while the S&P rose less than 50%. He is also creator of the Rogers International Commodities Index (RICI).
Mr. Rogers has been frequently featured in Time, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Barron's, Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and many media outlets worldwide. He also appeared as a regular commentator and columnist in various media and taught as a visiting professor at Columbia University.
On Thursday, November 20th from 12:00 to 1:00 PM, Dick Heckmann, Chairman and CEO of Heckmann Corporation (NYSE: HEK), will provide a special overview of HEK's acquisition of China Water & Drinks and his plans to consolidate the bottled water industry in China. Mr. Heckmann has previously led two very successful consolidations in the public markets. In 1990 he founded United States Filter Corporation and through a series of over 150 acquisitions successfully consolidated the water industry before selling the company for $8.2 billion in 1999. From 2000 to 2007, he led K2, Inc, through 20 acquisitions in the sporting goods industry before selling the company for $1.2 billion.
This conference is another chapter in ROTH's growing commitment to China. Over the past two years ROTH has taken U.S. investors to more than 40 company facilities in mainland China and hosted close to 300 China company presentations at its US and China conferences.
In the past 18 months, ROTH has raised more than $1.2 billion completing 31 transactions for U.S. listed Chinese companies. With 17 professionals in Shanghai, plus a complementary China team in the US, ROTH has become a recognized leader in the U.S. listed China small cap market.
This conference is generously supported by sponsors, including: Bullivant Lehman; Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway Company; DLA Piper; Lowenstein Sandler; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; Winston & Strawn, LLP; Thomson Reuters; Belmont Partners; Loeb & Loeb; AGORACOM; Anslow + Jaclin LLP; Bernstein & Pinchuk, LLP; Crone Rozynko; Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP; Goodwin Procter; Guzov Ofsink LLC; The Piacente Group, Inc; The Ruth Group and Equities Magazine.
For registration information to this invitation-only conference, contact your ROTH representative, or the conference desk at 800-678-9147.
For more information on the conference and updated list of company presenters, visit the conference website at: www.roth.com.
Media inquiries and press credentials only, call The Orbach Company, Inc. at 818-904-0500.
About Roth Capital Partners, LLC:
With corporate headquarters in Newport Beach, California and offices in strategic locations in the Western United States and Shanghai, China, Roth Capital Partners, LLC is a full service investment bank serving corporate and institutional clients throughout the world. Offering a wide array of investment banking services including: initial public offerings, follow-ons, PIPEs, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, investment research, and institutional sales and trading, the firm is perhaps best known for finding, funding and fostering the growth of emerging companies. It is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA"), and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC). Visit the Roth Capital Partners website at www.roth.com.
Presenting Companies as of November 11, 2008 (Subject to Change)
A-Power Energy Generation Systems, Ltd. (APWR) BMP Sunstone Corporation (BJGP) China Agritech Inc. (CAGC) China Armco Metals, Inc. (CNAM) China Bio Energy Holding Co., Ltd. (CBEH) China Bottles, Inc. (CBTT) China Cablecom Holdings Ltd. (CABL) China Carbon Graphite Group, Inc. (CHGI) China Direct, Inc. (CDS) China Education Alliance Inc. (CEUA) China Finance Online Co. Ltd. (JRJC) China Fire & Security Group, Inc. (CFSG) China Green Agriculture, Inc (CGAG) China Information Security Technology, Inc. (CPBY) China Marine Food Group Limited (CMFO) China Medicine Corporation (CHME) China North East Petroleum Holdings Ltd. (CNEH) China Natural Gas (CHNG.OB) China Pharma Holdings Inc. (CPHI) China Precision Steel, Inc. (CPSL) China Recycling Energy Corp. (CREG) China Ritar Power Corp. (CRTP) China Solar & Clean Energy Solutions, Inc. (CSOL) China TransInfo Technology Corp. (CTFO) China Valves Technology, Inc. (CVVT) China Wind Systems, Inc. (CWSI) China Yingxia International, Inc. (CYXI) China-Biotics, Inc. (CHBT) ChinaCast Education Corp (CAST) Chindex International Inc. (CHDX) Fuqi International, Inc. (FUQI) Fushi Copperweld, Inc. (FSIN) GigaMedia Ltd. (GIGM) GLG Life Tech Corporation (GLG) Golden Elephant Glass Technology, Inc. (GOEG) Harbin Electric, Inc. (HRBN) Heckmann Corporation (HEK) HLS Systems International, Ltd (HOLI) HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries Inc. (HQS) Huiheng Medical Inc. (HHGM) InterAmerican Acquisition Group (IAQG) Lightscape Technologies, Inc. (LTSC) Longtop Financial Technologies Limited (LFT) Qin Jia Yuan Media Services Co. Ltd. (SEHK:2366) QKL Stores Inc. (QKLS) RINO International Corporation (RINO) ShengdaTech, Inc. (SDTH) Shengkai Innovations, Inc. (SKII) Shengtai Pharmaceutical, Inc. (SGTI) Shine Media Acq. Corp./Green China Resources Inc. (SHND) Shiner International, Inc. (BEST) Sino Gas International Holdings, Inc. (SGAS) Sinoenergy Corporation (SNEN) SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. (SPFJ) SOKO Fitness & Spa Group, Inc. (SOKF) Sunway Global, Inc. (SUWG) Sutor Technology Group, Ltd. (SUTR) Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. (TPI) Tongxin International Ltd. (TXIC) Universal Travel Group (UTVG) VanceInfo Technologies Inc. (VIT) Vimicro International Corp. (VIMC) VisionChina Media Inc. (VISN) Wonder Auto Tech Inc. (WATG) Wuhan General Group (China) Inc. (WUHN) Xinhua Finance Media Limited (XFML) Xinyuan Real Estate Company Ltd. (XIN) Yongye Biotechnology International Inc. (YGYB) Yucheng Technologies (YTEC) Yuhe International, Inc. (YUII) Zhongpin Inc. (HOGS)
Keywords: Heckmann Corp., Water Industry Consolidation, China Stocks, Emerging Markets, Private Investment in Public Equity, Jim Rogers, Technology Stocks, Education Stocks, Alternative Energy, Environment Stocks, Retail Stocks