Remember when Web-based learning provider ChinaEdu
It's not pretty. I think the IPO burnout hit home when Xinhua Finance Media
It didn't seem possible at first. How could a company providing financial news coverage in a country where equities speculation was running wild not thrive? Well, executive defections, layoffs, and uninspiring financials have been stapled to Xinhua, to the point where it's now trading at half of its original price.
If the Chinese equity market needed a spark, it may have gotten it on Tuesday, when apartment developer Xinyuan Real Estate
Is there a theme running between managing rentals and cranking out enterprise software applications? No. The one thing that both stocks have in common is that they hail from China.
Then again, let me take that back. There is another common thread here. Both companies are consistently profitable, posting juicy double-digit net profit margins so far this year. That is a trademark of China's winning stocks. When you blend attractive labor costs with lax taxation rates, chunky margins are possible even before you toss in the catalyst of China's clear growth potential.
So can it be? Can China's stock market be put back on the global pedestal through the handiwork of its freshly minted foot soldiers? Xinyuan and VanceInfo aren't going to do it alone. Mobile television advertising specialist VisionChina Media
And yesterday we had WSP
This is just what China needs, really. A steady flow of feasible companies posting reasonable advances. Things got too wacky with the mania. The breathtaking highs and heartbreaking lows were fun to watch but painful to live through for investors.
So here's to you, Wall Street's newest tickers. May everyone profit from the calm between the storms.
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Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz has been a fan of China's growth stocks for several years now, even though he does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. He is part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. The Fool has a disclosure policy.