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What: Shares of Chinese industrial valve manufacturer China Valves Technology
So what: China Valves announced today that one of the company's subsidiaries will be providing valves for multiple demonstration projects at ultra-supercritical power plants. The agreement is part of a broader effort in China to replace imported valves with those manufactured locally.
Now what: The five projects are expected to bring $50 million in revenue to China Valves over the next two years, which is significant considering the company's total revenue for 2011 is expected to be $229 million. Like many other Chinese reverse-merger companies, China Valves' stock has been taken to the woodshed and currently trades at a mere 2.2 times its trailing earnings. But while investors don't seem to have faith in the company, its CEO reiterated its ability to deliver, saying, "We remain confident in achieving our revenue growth and gross margin projections."
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