May 20, 2015 1:10 pm
Q&A: What is going on at Hanergy?
Robin Kwong, Miles Johnson and Cynthia O’Murchu
What happened at Hanergy on Wednesday?
Hanergy Thin Film Power, the world’s biggest solar company by market capitalisation, has suffered a major reversal of fortunes. Its share price has surged almost 600 per cent in the past two years, but on Wednesday the stock dived. HTF’s Hong Kong-listed shares plunged 47 per cent, from HK$7.01 to HK$3.88, in just 24 minutes. This knocked HK$130.1bn (US$16.7bn) off the company’s market capitalisation, and therefore produced a big paper loss for Hanergy group chairman and founder Li Hejun. He is the controlling shareholder in both Hanergy group and its subsidiary HTF, and is one of China’s richest people. HTF’s Hong Kong-listed shares are now suspended from trading, at the request of the company.
What triggered this stock fall?
It is hard to say for certain at this stage. HTF held an annual meeting with shareholders in Hong Kong on Wednesday but Mr Li, who owns a net 74.96 per cent of the stock according to regulatory filings, did not attend. Hanergy said Mr Li was at the opening of the Hanergy clean energy expo centre in Beijing. The company provided this picture.
Why is the stock decline important? Continue reading
Antoine GaraForbes Staff
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Hanergy’s Stock Collapse Is A Frustrating Win For Handcuffed Short Sellers
John Fichthorn of hedge fund Dialectic Capital woke up on Wednesday morning to find one his most promising short trades, a bet against high-flying Chinese solar panel manufacturer Hanergy Thin Film Power Group was finally paying off after the stock plunged 47% in early Hong Kong trading and was suspended. Continue reading
May 21, 2015, 1:06 A.M. ET
Hanergy 2.0: Goldin, And Goldin Properties Is Unfortunately A New MSCI Stock
By Shuli Ren
Goldin Financial (530.Hong Kong) and Goldin Properties (283.Hong Kong) fell 57% and 46% in Hong Kong today after Hanergy Thin Film‘s (566.Hong Kong) spectacular 47% fall yesterday. The Goldin Group has $25 billion market cap wiped out. Continue reading
First Hanergy Now Goldin: Top Hong Kong Stocks Drop Like Stones
May 21, 2015
Hong Kong’s best-performing stocks this year are tumbling even faster than they rallied.
Goldin Financial Holdings Ltd. and Goldin Properties Holdings Ltd., controlled by billionaire Pan Sutong, plunged more than 60 percent in Hong Kong trading Thursday. There was no immediate explanation for the drop. Before the rout, the two stocks surged more than 300 percent in 2015 for the biggest gains on the Hang Seng Composite Index. Continue reading
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究竟什么原因导致汉能股价“腰斩”?李河君为什么没有出席股东大会?代明芳中途离座接听的电话说了什么?无论是会议现场还是在网络上，汉能被“腰斩”的话题炸开了锅。了解当天部分交易情况的消息人士对《第一财经日报》记者透露，汉能股价暴跌，“是因无力偿还股票抵押贷款，遭到借款方强制抛售抵押品而引起连锁反应。” Continue reading
Wed May 20, 2015 1:46pm BST
Hanergy under investigation after shares plunge nearly 50 percent – source
HONG KONG | BY SAIKAT CHATTERJEE AND CLARE JIM
China’s Hanergy Thin Film Power Group (0566.HK) is under investigation by Hong Kong’s market watchdog, a source told Reuters just hours after the company lost half its market value of nearly $40 billion in 24 minutes on Wednesday. Continue reading
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被香港资本市场称为“妖股”的汉能薄膜发电(00566.HK)5月20日上午开盘后，股价突然出现大幅跳水，10点40分，汉能宣布停牌，而停牌前收报3.91港元，短短半小时大跌47%，市值缩水至1631亿港元。 Continue reading
May 19, 2015, 10:58 P.M. ET
UPDATE: Is Hanergy The Next Yingli Green Energy?
By Shuli Ren
Chinese thin-film solar manufacturer Hanergy Thin Film (566.Hong Kong) lost one-third of its market value this morning, for no apparent reason other than that it may have been overvalued for a long, long time.
I sifted through reputable local Chinese media and found nothing damning on Hanergy this morning (Please let me know if you see anything!). Users on China’s microblog Weibosuggested that perhaps Yingli Green Energy‘s (YGE) 45% slump in the last two days have raised alarm bells on Hanergy?
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CIB decision follows investigation into financial advisory firm’s sales practices by regulators
Financial advisory firm deVere Group Hong Kong has had its licence suspended as part of an investigation into its operations by regulators. The Confederation of Insurance Brokers (CIB), one of two self-regulated bodies that supervise local brokers, said yesterday it had suspended deVere’s membership until a disciplinary investigation had concluded. Continue reading
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-20/hanergy-thin-film-power-suspends-trading-after-stock-plunges-47-; http://www.scmp.com/print/business/companies/article/1804417/hanergy-shares-suspended-hong-kong-after-plunging-46-cent; http://www.wsj.com/articles/formerly-hot-hanergy-plunges-47-in-hong-kong-1432093944; http://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanvardi/2015/05/19/hanergy-shares-suspended-after-crashing-by-47/; http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c75565be-feac-11e4-94c8-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3aetFkKfE
Mystery Chinese Solar Maker Plunges, Losing Nearly $19 Billion in 24 Minutes
May 20, 2015
Hanergy Thin Film Power Group Ltd., the Chinese solar equipment maker controlled by Li Hejun, suspended trading in Hong Kong after the stock plummeted 47 percent in morning trading.
The stock fell to HK$3.91 before the suspension at 10:40 a.m., shaving HK$144.3 billion ($18.6 billion) off its market value, on the day of its annual general meeting in Hong Kong. Chairman Li didn’t attend the AGM, T.L. Chow, the company’s external spokesman, said by phone.
Before today’s decline, the stock had surged more than six-fold in the past year despite questions from analysts and investors about the company’s revenue sources. About 61 percent of Hanergy Thin Film’s sales derive from Beijing-based parent Hanergy Holding Group, the listed company said in March. Continue reading