Welcome!

News Feed Item

CAA Resources Doubles Revenue to $110.4 Million, Improves Earnings 90 Percent to $19.7 Million in 2013

HONG KONG, CHINA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/19/14 -- CAA Resources Limited (HKSE: 2112), a Malaysia-based iron ore producer supplying leading steel manufacturers in China, today announced that, for the year ended December 31, 2013, the company reported net revenue of $110,372,000, a 103 percent improvement on net revenue of $54,323,000 achieved in 2012.

Total profit attributable to owners of the company for 2013 was $19,745,000, or $.015 per share, a 90 percent improvement on total profit attributable to owners of the company of $10,419,000, or $.009 per share, for 2012.

Sales volume, on dry basis, for 2013 was approximately 1,053 Kt, a 146 increase on sales volume of 429 Kt recorded in 2012.

The company's cash and cash equivalents at December 31, 2013 was $30,748,000, compared to $1,871,000 at December 31, 2012.

CAA's improvements in both revenue and earnings compared to 2012 was primarily the result of significant increases in demand for the company's iron ore products from major steel manufacturers in China, said Chairman and CEO Mr. Yang Li.

Mr. Li added that China's dependence on iron ore imports again reached record highs in 2013, increasing 10.2 percent to 820 million tons. "China remains in the mid-stage of its industrialization and urbanization program," said the CEO. "This rapid advancement continues to require annual increases in the nation's steel production, and as long as this trend prevails, CAA, with its high-Fe content iron ore -- an essential ingredient of high-quality steel -- will continue to benefit."

To review the company's complete annual results announcement, with financial tables, please go to: http://caa-resources.com/attachment/20140318211701001862465_en.pdf

Investors wishing to receive CAA's corporate communications as they become available may go to http://irdirect.net/2112/corporate_overview and register under Email Alerts.

Please visit http://companyspotlight.com/114557/caa-resources-ltd for expanded coverage and a current CAA investor kit.

About CAA Resources

CAA (http://caa-resources.com/) holds extraction rights to significant and high-quality iron ore reserves in Malaysia's Pahang State. The company's open pit mine is located in close proximity to coastal shipping facilities which in turn offer lower production costs and shorter sea transportation routes to China compared to other resource-endowed countries such as Australia, Brazil or India. The high quality of its reserves, low-cost production methods and efficient transportation combine to make CAA a highly competitive supplier, primarily to the China market.

CAA Resources generates positive net cash and has a strong balance sheet following a successful listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2013. Its dual track growth strategy is to expand operations beyond its current footprint with the acquisition of new mining rights, and to enhance output from existing operations through further mechanization and enhancement of production technologies.

CAA is primarily focused on the exploration, mining, crushing, beneficiation and sale of iron ore products. Its main asset, the Ibam Mine, has combined measured and inferred mineral resource of 152 million tons at an average grade of 46.5% total iron ore as of December 31, 2012.

The company's principal customers are a variety of reputable Chinese steel mills with whom CAA Resources' management have longstanding and stable relations. According to United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Chinese apparent iron ore accounted for 53% of the world total consumption. Starting from the second half of 2012, CAA also began selling iron ore products to customers in Malaysia.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release is for information purposes only and contains certain forward-looking statements which, by their nature, involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to or depend upon future events and circumstances. There are a number of factors which could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward looking statements, including a number of factors outside CAA Resources' control. All forward-looking statements are based upon information known to CAA Resources on the date of this announcement and no representation or warranty is given in relation to them, including as to their completeness or accuracy or the basis on which they were prepared. CAA Resources gives no undertaking to update forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Information contained in this announcement relating to CAA Resources should not be relied upon as an indicator of future performance.

For further information, please contact:

RLM Finsbury

Karen Yu
852-3166-9866
852-6129-7050
[email protected]

Asia IR/PR

Investors:
Jimmy Caplan
+1-512-329-9505
[email protected]

Media:
Rick Eisenberg
+1-212-496-6828
[email protected]

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
The best-practices for building IoT applications with Go Code that attendees can use to build their own IoT applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Indraneel Mitra, Senior Solutions Architect & Technology Evangelist at Cognizant, provided valuable information and resources for both novice and experienced developers on how to get started with IoT and Golang in a day. He also provided information on how to use Intel Arduino Kit, Go Robotics API and AWS IoT stack to build an application tha...
Is your aging software platform suffering from technical debt while the market changes and demands new solutions at a faster clip? It’s a bold move, but you might consider walking away from your core platform and starting fresh. ReadyTalk did exactly that. In his General Session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Chambliss, Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk, will discuss why and how ReadyTalk diverted from healthy revenue and over a decade of audio conferencing product development to start an innovati...
With an estimated 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020, several industries will begin to expand their capabilities for retaining end point data at the edge to better utilize the range of data types and sheer volume of M2M data generated by the Internet of Things. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Don DeLoach, CEO and President of Infobright, discussed the infrastructures businesses will need to implement to handle this explosion of data by providing specific use cases for filterin...
Cloud analytics is dramatically altering business intelligence. Some businesses will capitalize on these promising new technologies and gain key insights that’ll help them gain competitive advantage. And others won’t. Whether you’re a business leader, an IT manager, or an analyst, we want to help you and the people you need to influence with a free copy of “Cloud Analytics for Dummies,” the essential guide to this explosive new space for business intelligence.
So, you bought into the current machine learning craze and went on to collect millions/billions of records from this promising new data source. Now, what do you do with them? Too often, the abundance of data quickly turns into an abundance of problems. How do you extract that "magic essence" from your data without falling into the common pitfalls? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Natalia Ponomareva, Software Engineer at Google, provided tips on how to be successful in large scale machine learning...
Early adopters of IoT viewed it mainly as a different term for machine-to-machine connectivity or M2M. This is understandable since a prerequisite for any IoT solution is the ability to collect and aggregate device data, which is most often presented in a dashboard. The problem is that viewing data in a dashboard requires a human to interpret the results and take manual action, which doesn’t scale to the needs of IoT.
SYS-CON Events announced today the Kubernetes and Google Container Engine Workshop, being held November 3, 2016, in conjunction with @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. This workshop led by Sebastian Scheele introduces participants to Kubernetes and Google Container Engine (GKE). Through a combination of instructor-led presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on labs, students learn the key concepts and practices for deploying and maintainin...
What does it look like when you have access to cloud infrastructure and platform under the same roof? Let’s talk about the different layers of Technology as a Service: who cares, what runs where, and how does it all fit together. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Phil Jackson, Lead Technology Evangelist at SoftLayer, an IBM company, spoke about the picture being painted by IBM Cloud and how the tools being crafted can help fill the gaps in your IT infrastructure.
"C2M is our digital transformation and IoT platform. We've had C2M on the market for almost three years now and it has a comprehensive set of functionalities that it brings to the market," explained Mahesh Ramu, Vice President, IoT Strategy and Operations at Plasma, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"delaPlex is a software development company. We do team-based outsourcing development," explained Mark Rivers, COO and Co-founder of delaPlex Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Traditional IT, great for stable systems of record, is struggling to cope with newer, agile systems of engagement requirements coming straight from the business. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, William Morrish, General Manager of Product Sales at Interoute, outlined ways of exploiting new architectures to enable both systems and building them to support your existing platforms, with an eye for the future. Technologies such as Docker and the hyper-convergence of computing, networking and sto...
Whether your IoT service is connecting cars, homes, appliances, wearable, cameras or other devices, one question hangs in the balance – how do you actually make money from this service? The ability to turn your IoT service into profit requires the ability to create a monetization strategy that is flexible, scalable and working for you in real-time. It must be a transparent, smoothly implemented strategy that all stakeholders – from customers to the board – will be able to understand and comprehe...
SYS-CON Events announced today that LeaseWeb USA, a cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. LeaseWeb is one of the world's largest hosting brands. The company helps customers define, develop and deploy IT infrastructure tailored to their exact business needs, by combining various kinds cloud solutions.
Using new techniques of information modeling, indexing, and processing, new cloud-based systems can support cloud-based workloads previously not possible for high-throughput insurance, banking, and case-based applications. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, John Newton, CTO, Founder and Chairman of Alfresco, described how to scale cloud-based content management repositories to store, manage, and retrieve billions of documents and related information with fast and linear scalability. He addres...
The cloud market growth today is largely in public clouds. While there is a lot of spend in IT departments in virtualization, these aren’t yet translating into a true “cloud” experience within the enterprise. What is stopping the growth of the “private cloud” market? In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Nara Rajagopalan, CEO of Accelerite, explored the challenges in deploying, managing, and getting adoption for a private cloud within an enterprise. What are the key differences between wh...