SINGAPORE, Apr 22, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Catalist-listed AcroMeta Group Limited (ACROMETA; SGX: 43F), today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary AcroMec Engineers Pte Ltd (ACROMEC) has won a $31 million contract for the fit-out of an additional floor within the existing integrated advanced manufacturing facility in Singapore of a leading high-tech customer. When completed in 2023, the expansion will substantially increase its manufacturing capacity.
ACROMEC's specialties in controlled environment engineering
The ability to succinctly and precisely control physical variables such as temperature, air purity, humidity, and pressure in facility, like the product manufacturing space is a mission critical requirement. ACROMEC is ready to take on this project with the requisite track record, having completed numerous projects in clean rooms, laboratories and advanced manufacturing facilities.
Completion of previously announced project for Nasdaq-listed Genscript Biotech's Singapore R&D and manufacturing facility
ACROMEC'S strong track record is also seen having, earlier on, successfully completed the prestigious contract for the design and construction of Genscript's R&D and production laboratory facilities where they are used for the manufacture of the first-in-world C-Pass Serological Test Kit by the Duke University-NUS Medical School collaboration. C-Pass is a game-changing blood testing kit that determine a person's level of immunity against COVID-19 after vaccination.
Strong outlook for ACROMETA's controlled environment engineering business
ACROMETA Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO Lim Say Chin is heartened by the sizeable contract win. It reflects well on the high level of confidence that our Customer has on us. He said, "We are optimistic on the growth of our controlled environment business. Our business is well positioned for the Post-COVID world. We are having more customers investing in building facilities again for the future, both to prepare for the next pandemic and to prepare for technological growth. Indeed, we see activities building up in the biotechnology and semiconductor sectors, and we are glad to serve this space."
The contract is expected to commence soon and will materially contribute positively to the earnings per share and net tangible assets per share of the Group for the financial year ending 30 September 2022.
About AcroMeta Group Limited [SGX: 43F] [RIC: ACRI.SI] [BB: ACRO.SP]
AcroMeta Group Limited (previously AcroMec Limited) is an established specialist engineering services provider with more than 20 years of experience in the field of controlled environments. The Group has over the years acquired expertise in the design and construction of facilities requiring controlled environments such as laboratories, medical and sterile facilities and cleanrooms.
ACROMETA's business is divided into two main segments: (i) Engineering, procurement, and construction services, specialising in architectural, and mechanical, electrical and process works within controlled environments; and (ii) Maintenance and repair services of facilities and equipment of controlled environments and their supporting infrastructure.
The Group mainly serves the healthcare, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, research and academia, and electronics sectors. ACROMETA counts amongst its customers, hospitals and medical centres, government agencies, research and development companies or agencies, research and development units of multinational corporations, tertiary educational institutions, pharmaceutical companies, semiconductor manufacturing companies, and multinational engineering companies.
The company has been listed on the Catalist board of the SGX since 2016, and became AcroMeta Group Limited (previously AcroMec Limited) on February 18, 2022. For more information, please visit www.acrometa.com.
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Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comCatalist-listed AcroMeta Group Limited (ACROMETA; SGX:43F), today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary AcoMec Engineers Pte Ltd (ACROMEC) has won a $31 million contract for the fit-out of an additional floor within an existing integrated advanced manufacturing facility in Singapore of a leading high-tech customer.
HONG KONG, Apr 12, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Hong Kong Investor Relations Association (HKIRA) is pleased to announce that public nomination is now open for the HKIRA 8th IR Awards 2022 (the 'Awards'). This will be the eighth consecutive year of the Awards at which remarkable practices of good IR and corporate governance are recognized among Hong Kong listed companies.
Professor Louis Cheng, Dr. S H Ho Professor of Banking and Finance and the Director of Research Centre for ESG, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, Chairman of the Judging Panel (left) and Dr Eva Chan, Founding Chairman of HKIRA (right).
Dr Eva Chan, Founding Chairman of HKIRA, said, "It has been another challenging year for business operators in most industries. IR professionals' role is increasingly important in keeping investors and the public abreast of the latest update of listed companies and their industries. Under the new normal, new forms of communication channels are supported by advanced technologies, to facilitate instant and transparent exchange of information. We are glad that the IR community was able to turn challenges into opportunities and we look forward to recognizing more listed companies with best practices at this year's Awards."
Last year, 167 award entries were received from listed companies, over 890 eligible voters and over 360 voting institutions participated in the voting, casting a total of more than 7,900 votes. 47 winners from various categories were recognized at the Awards. Among the winners, China Resources Beer (Holdings) Company Limited (stock code: 00291), Fortune Real Estate Investment Trust (stock code: 00778), and Xtep International Holdings Limited (stock code: 01368) were awarded Overall Best IR Company by company size - Large Cap, Mid Cap, and Small Cap - respectively.
The HKIRA 8th IR Awards 2022 is once again honoured to have Professor Louis Cheng, Dr. S H Ho Professor of Banking and Finance and the Director of Research Centre for ESG at, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, as the Chairman of the Judging Panel. Being an advocate of IR best practice among Hong Kong listed companies, Professor Cheng has in recent years been researching on how ESG impacts investors' decisions. Observing its increasing importance, ESG-related awards have been added to the HKIRA IR Award categories since 2020. With ESG investing becoming increasingly mainstream in the professional investment community and ESG ratings often being used by investors, Professor Cheng has also been looking into the topic of score divergence (i.e. disagreement) among commercial ESG raters, and how such divergence affects or benefits investors.
Public nomination for the HKIRA 8th IR Awards 2022 is now open to Hong Kong-listed companies. Nominated individuals and companies will be placed on the online voting list upon confirmation of their participation. The investment community, including buy-side and sell-side analysts, and fund managers, are eligible to vote. Nominees with the highest votes (weighted) in each award category become the award winners. They then undergo a final assessment by the judging panel for the Most Progress in IR, the Overall Best IR Company Awards and the Grand ESG Award. Facilitating a fair and balanced evaluation, the judging panel comprises academics, representatives from professional associations and the investment community.
The HKIRA 8th IR Awards 2022 scheme has a total of 15 award categories honouring best IR practices of individuals and companies. Among these awards, 12 categories are open for nomination and voting, while the other 3 awards are selected by the judging panel. The award winners are to be announced at a ceremony to be held in Hong Kong in September 2022. For more information, please visit www.hkira.com/awards.
Strategic Public Relations Group is once again proud to be the Official Public Relations Partner and the Diamond Sponsor for the HKIRA IR Awards this year. Please find key dates relating to the Awards with its categories and criteria for selection listed in the Appendix.
About HKIRA Hong Kong Investor Relations Association (HKIRA) is a non-profit professional association comprising investor relations practitioners and corporate officers responsible for communication between corporate management and the investment community. HKIRA advocates the setting of international standards in IR education, advances the best IR practices and meets the professional development needs of those interested in pursuing the investor relations profession.
HKIRA is dedicated to advancing the practice of IR as well as the professional competency and status of its members. To date, HKIRA has over 1000 members most of whom are working for companies primarily listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. About 68% of the Hang Seng Index Constituent Stock companies are currently members of HKIRA. HKIRA's members are from a wide spectrum of professions including IR, finance, accounting, company secretarial to corporate investment and hold positions at different corporate levels, including top executives responsible for IR and management of listed companies. For more information about HKIRA details, please visit our website http://www.hkira.com.
About the IR Awards The HKIRA Investor Relations Awards (the "IR Awards") is an annual campaign that aims to encourage, recognize and reward the excellence in investor relations practices by individuals and companies listed in Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Since the launch in 2015, each year the Awards seeks out and highlights the incredible achievements of individuals and companies with high standards in investor relations through their role modelling to the investment community.
The Awards ceremony, consisting of a conference in the morning and presentation in the afternoon, is a spectacular gathering of IR specialists and industry professionals that applauds and publicizes the year's achievements in investor relations. For details of the Awards and online nominations, please visit http://www.hkira.com/awards.
Appendix Key Dates Nomination period: 12 April to 17 May Online voting period: 23 May to 29 June Judging Panel Meeting: July 2022 Award Presentation: September 2022
Award Categories Award Categories / Recognition / Selection Method Best IR Company / Company's Achievements / Open for nomination and online voting Best IR Team / Company's Achievements / Open for nomination and online voting Best ESG (E) / Company's Achievements / Open for nomination and online voting Best ESG (S) / Company's Achievements / Open for nomination and online voting Best ESG (G) / Company's Achievements / Open for nomination and online voting Best Investor Meeting / Company's Achievements / Open for nomination and online voting Best Investor Presentation Material / Company's Achievements / Open for nomination and online voting Best Annual Report / Company's Achievements / Open for nomination and online voting Best IR Company for an IPO* / Company's Achievements / Open for nomination and online voting Best IR by Chairman/CEO / Individual's Achievements / Open for nomination and online voting Best IR by CFO / Individual's Achievements / Open for nomination and online voting Best IRO (Investor Relations Officer) / Individual's Achievements / Open for nomination and online voting Most Progress in IR / Demonstration of the most progress in IR in the above areas during 2021 / Selected by Judging Panel Overall Best IR Company Awards / Outstanding and all-round excellence in the above areas / Selected by Judging Panel Grand ESG Award / Overall excellence in all the three areas across ESG / Selected by Judging Panel
* Companies which were listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in 2020 and 2021 are eligible to be nominated for this award. Remarks: All awards will be further categorised by company market capitalisation into Large Cap, Mid Cap, and Small Cap, except Best IR Company for an IPO and Most Progress in IR Awards.
Judging Panel (Arranged in alphabetical order of last name) Name Title Firms / Organizations Professor Louis Cheng (Chairman of Judging Panel) / Dr. S H Ho Professor of Banking and Finance, Director of the Research Centre for ESG, Director of the Research Institute for Business / The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong Mrs Amy Donati / Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer / EDICO Holdings Limited Ms Ashley Khoo, CFA, CPA / Past President and Board Director / CFA Society Hong Kong Mr Andrew Look / Independent Non-Executive Director / CITIC Resources Holdings Limited Ms Victoria Mio, CFA, FRM / Head of Equity Research, Asia Pacific / Fidelity International Dr Maurice Ngai / General Committee and the Chairman of Membership Services of the Sub-Committees / Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies Mr Wilfred Yiu / Managing Director and Co-Head of Markets / Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comHong Kong Investor Relations Association (HKIRA) is pleased to announce that public nomination is now open for the HKIRA 8th IR Awards 2022 (the 'Awards').
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HONG KONG, Mar 29, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Jinchuan Group International Resources Co. Ltd., (the "Company" or "Jinchuan International"; together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"; stock code: 2362), Jinchuan Group's flagship platform for overseas mineral resources development, has announced its audited annual results for the year ended 31 December 2021 (the "Year").
Highlights of 2021 Annual Results -- Revenue amounted to US$831.9 million, up by 25.2% year-on-year. Revenue from mining segment was US$620.6 million and revenue from the trading of mineral and metal products was US$211.3 million -- Gross profit increased considerably by 188% to US$251.7 million -- Profit attributable to shareholders soared by 303% to US$120.5 million -- During the Year, the Group produced 61,260 tonnes of copper and 3,379 tonnes of cobalt and sold 57,001 tonnes of copper and 2,617 tonnes of cobalt -- Cost of sales of the mining business declined 16%, attributable to the Group's stringent control of costs
During the Year, the Group recorded revenue of US$831.9 million, a year-on-year increase of 25.2%, which was attributable to the rise in the benchmark copper and cobalt prices. Total revenue from mining operations was US$620.6 million, a year-on-year increase of 24.7%. Revenue from the trading of mineral and metal products segment amounted to US$211.3 million, a year-on-year increase of 26.6%. With costs kept under control, the Group's gross profit rose considerably by 188% to US$251.7 million. Moreover, as copper and cobalt prices surged in 2021, the Group's gross profit margin grew significantly to 30% for the Year from 13% in 2020.
Profit attributable to shareholders of the Company soared by 303% year-on-year to US$120.5 million. Earnings before interest (net finance costs), income tax, depreciation and amortization and impairment loss ("EBITDA") amounted to US$311.5 million, up by approximately 121.8%. The Group maintained strict control of costs during the Year. As a result, cost of sales of the mining operations decreased by 16% to US$314.9 million.
In 2021, the Group produced 61,260 tonnes of copper and 3,379 tonnes of cobalt, and sold 57,001 tonnes of copper and 2,617 tonnes of cobalt. Sales of copper and cobalt amounted to US$514.0 million and US$106.6 million respectively. During the Year, the Group's copper production volume dropped, primarily as a result of lower ore feed grade from Ruashi Mine and Kinsenda Mine and lower copper recovery rate. Similarly, the cobalt production volume declined, mainly due to the lower grade of cobalt ore mined and lower cobalt recoveries. Nevertheless, driven by higher copper and cobalt prices, the Group recorded a significant increase in revenue, which was able to offset the impact of lower sales volume.
Continuous expansion of core businesses, progress achieved by all projects As a multinational mine developer and operator, the Group will pay close attention to local government policies and the economic environment, and continue to monitor all factors that may cause market fluctuation, so as to ensure the Group is well prepared to respond timely to any market changes.
The Group's short-term focus will be on the construction of the Musonoi copper-cobalt mine in Kolwezi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. During the Year, construction of the mine was progressing as planned. The Group has also signed a facility agreement with China Development Bank in relation to the construction of the Musonoi project. At the same time, the Group will continue its exploration work in the sulphide zone below the oxide zone in Ruashi Mine, deeper region of the Musonoi Project, and conduct infill drilling at Kinsenda Mine. In addition, the Group successfully leased out the mining assets of Chibuluma under a finance lease. The Group recorded a royalty income of approximately US$2.4 million under the finance lease agreement.
Actively seized market opportunities amid rising copper and cobalt prices Copper price is susceptible to swings in global policies and economic uncertainty. LME copper price reached a historical high of US$10,720 per tonne in May 2021, and closed at US$9,692 per tonne at the end of 2021, representing a gain of 25.2% compared to 31 December 2020 and a gain of 109.9% compared to the lowest point in 2020. With copper price surging, the Group commenced the construction of Ruashi Mine's magnetic floatation plant aiming to treat low-grade oxide and sulphide materials. This allows the Group to better utilise Ruashi Mine's low grade stockpile while potentially extending Ruashi's life of mine. The new plant was successfully launched in December 2021.
With the availability of COVID-19 vaccines, social and economic activities have recovered. Copper, as a critical commodity used in construction and infrastructure, will benefit from the economic recovery. Moreover, countries around the world have initiated the strategic target of carbon neutral. Copper will be used more frequently in areas including solar, wind, power storage, new energy and distribution with the enhence of carbon neutral era, the demand for copper will further increase. Given its strong fundamentals, copper price is expected to stay strong after COVID-19 is contained.
With regard to the cobalt market, cobalt price gradually rebounded during the Year, and continues to rise in 2022. The price of cobalt reached US$38.7 per pound in mid-March 2022. Demand for cobalt is subject to the manufacturing of alloy and industrial chemical and for the manufacturing of batteries. As major auto makers were launching more electric vehicle ("EV") models in 2021, Ford estimates that 40% of motor vehicles sold will be EVs by 2030 and Bloomberg estimates that half of motor vehicles sold will be EVs by 2040. Analyst forecasts cobalt demand to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 7% to 2030.
The Group said, "We will seize the favorable opportunities to develop new energy and new materials and keep expanding the major business while considering to extend the industrial chain appropriately, and expand the Group's product scope. Meanwhile, we plan to further introduce strategic investors and optimize the shareholders structure, strengthen management, reduce costs and increase efficiency, and enhance the economic scale of existing projects. Furthermore, we will actively integrate the Group's overseas resources and expand our asset scale. We will also continue to develop new businesses, and in particular, look for opportunities in southern Africa to generate synergies, given its close proximity to the Group's existing mines. In the future, we will pursue continuous development and innovation, with the aim of becoming a world-class mineral corporation and creating greater value for our shareholders."
About Jinchuan Group International Resources Co. Ltd (Stock Code: 2362. HK) Jinchuan International is a Hong Kong listed company under Jinchuan Group Co., Ltd for the purposes of accelerating the establishment of the mining group's multinational operational strategy and elevating Jinchuan Group's global investing, financing and operating capabilities. By virtue of Hong Kong's advantages as an international financial and trade center, and through the Company's focus on an internationalized operating strategy, the Company has established itself as the flagship platform for Jinchuan Group to develop its overseas non-ferrous metal mining business. The Company owns large-scale mines in Africa with high-quality copper and cobalt metal resources. It engages in the production and trading of basic metal resources. The Company's main mine assets include the Ruashi and Musonoi copper-cobalt mines, high-grade Kinsenda copper mine, Chibuluma South Mine, and Lubembe project. Website: http://www.jinchuan-intl.com/tc/
About Jinchuan Group Co., Ltd* ("Jinchuan Group") Jinchuan Group Co., Ltd*, founded in 1958, is a state-owned enterprise with its majority interest held by the People's Government of Gansu Province. Jinchuan Group specializes in mining, concentrating, metallurgy, chemical engineering and further downstream processing. Jinchuan Group is widely recognized as a renowned mining corporation and is the third largest nickel producer and fourth largest cobalt producer in the world as well as the fourth largest copper producer in China. Jinchuan Group ranks no. 336 in "Fortune" Global 500 in 2021. Website: http://www.jnmc.com/
* for identification purposes only
Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comJinchuan Group International Resources Co. Ltd., (the "Company" or "Jinchuan International"; together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"; stock code: 2362), Jinchuan Group's flagship platform for overseas mineral resources development, has announced its audited annual results for the year ended 31 December 2021 (the "Year").
HONG KONG, Mar 27, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Janco Holdings Limited ("Janco" or the "Group"; Stock Code: 8035), a well-established freight forwarding and logistics one-stop service provider founded and based in Hong Kong with a strategic focus on Asia, announced its 2021 unaudited* preliminary annual results for the year ended 31 December 2021. The Group reported profit attributable to shareholders of HK$17.4 million, representing a year-on-year surge of 55.4%.
The Group predominately generates revenue from freight forwarding services, logistics services and e-commerce and fulfillment services. With the growth in revenue from ocean freight forwarding and e-commerce fulfillment services, the Group's total revenue amounted to approximately HK$566 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 16.1%. Furthermore, gross profit increased by 17.8% to approximately HK$76.2 million during the year.
Due to a rebound of the shipment volume to normal after a significant drop due to COVID-19 during the previous year, revenue from the ocean freight forwarding services has increased by approximately HK$34.3 million. Revenue from e-commerce fulfillment services increased by approximately HK$77.4 million, which was mainly attributable to an increase in orders placed by both new and existing customers during this year. However, this growth was partially offset by a decline in air freight forwarding services, ancillary logistics services and e-commerce trading services.
The increase in gross profit was mainly attributable to the increase in e-commerce courier services income which outweighed the increase in e-commerce courier services costs and the decrease in warehouse direct costs which outweighed the decrease in logistics service income.
The emerging technology and innovation applications have taken the Logistics Industry to ever challenging advances. The Group has taken steps in different stages developing appropriate products and services currently and for the near future, including 8035 Tennichi Active Water for civilian hygiene and combating COVID-19, the Group invested in a proprietary conversion and packaging facilities to cater for the marketing and sales of 8035 Tennichi Active Water, which is already available in the market from spring 2022, and creating revenues to the Group. For Cold Chain Logistics which is a high-end reliable temperature and environmental controlled movement and storage for pharmaceutical, comestible, and beauty care products, the solution and demand are hugely sought after, whereas the Group has started procuring the required technology. As for Fintech Logistics, the Group has committed to establish a Logistical Funding Resources to be able to attach into new era of products, and to be prepared for big data solutions, artificial intelligence applications and blockchain composites.
While being ready for the above, the Group is investing huge effort in further developing and securing a higher market share in the e-Commerce and Fulfilment Services division, where the Group sees solid positive growth. Complementing the Logistics and Warehousing Services, the Group is always looking for investments into appropriate logistic hubs for the purpose. The Group is also constantly improving the selection of solutions, to cater for different needs, while improving efficiency and customer satisfaction ratings. Constant improvement and market attention will bring the Group to capture opportunities arising from cross border e-Commerce traffic from China and overseas; and this would be the cornerstone to build the Group being the major Logistics Services Provider in the region.
As a responsible corporate citizen, the Group have been accommodating the authority's initiatives in helping out COVID-19-stricken Hongkongers. A strong testimony to their reliability and capabilities, Janco's fulfilment team has made possible dynamic provisioning efforts and home deliveries at short notice or lead time.
Other than the above, Mr. Po Kam Hi John and Mr. Tsang Zee Ho Paul have been appointed as non-executive Directors with effect from 15 March 2022.
* Due to the escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic and the interruptions arising from both the quarantine and/or work from home arrangements occurred in recent months, additional time is required for the Company and the Auditor to complete their review and audit of the financial information of the Group. Following completion of the auditing process by the Auditor, the Company expects to issue further announcement(s) in relation to, among other matters, the audited consolidated financial results of the Group for the Year.
About Janco Holdings Limited (Stock code: 8035) Established in 1990, Janco Holdings Limited is a Hong Kong-based 3PL company that principally engages in freight forwarding and the provision of one-stop logistics services. The Company has become a global freight forwarder, providing innovative and technology-driven end-to-end solutions consistent with being an integrated logistics specialist. Its business covers five segments, including cross-border e-commerce logistics solutions, freight forwarding, contract logistics, pharmaceutical and healthcare, and express. In addition, the Company is able to offer a truly global logistics network to customers. For details, please visit: www.jancofreight.com
Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comJanco Holdings Limited ("Janco" or the "Group"; Stock Code: 8035), a well-established freight forwarding and logistics one-stop service provider founded and based in Hong Kong with a strategic focus on Asia, announced its 2021 unaudited* preliminary annual results for the year ended 31 December 2021.