A-Power Energy Generation Systems (NASDAQOTH:APWR)

CAPS Rating: 3 out of 5

The company provides distributed power generation systems and micro power grids for industrial companies, and manufactures wind turbines.

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Player Avatar LTContrarian (92.14) Submitted: 6/17/2011 6:22:05 PM : Underperform Start Price: $1.72 APWR Score: +159.82

I can't imagine how this shadow company can last much longer off the OTC market. You don't have to look far to find bad recent examples of suspect Chinese companies, SDTH is a perfect example. They highlight what's so horribly wrong with many small Chinese companies. Transparency is nonexistent and management cares little about anyone but themselves. Expect suits to be filed soon against APWR.

Member Avatar QuickClickSell (< 20) Submitted: 6/21/2011 3:15:15 PM
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I understand your caution with chinese stocks, but I'm wondering if people of this pedigree are in the habit of running shadow companies. Financials may not be reported correctly, but I doubt this is a paper company. One of the members was a former GE employee, hence the connection with the GE deal.

This is out of the box thinking, but I would think it's hard to fake credentials like this, or someone would have called them out.
This company is not a fraud. They may have misrepresented themselves, but they aren't a "pretend" shell company with 15 employees simulating a real company.

After they get their numbers right, I think at this price they are worth a look.

Taken from Apower's Website

Listed below is the senior management team at A-Power Energy. To view members of the Board of Directors and various committees, please visit our Corporate Governance section.

Mr. Jinxiang Lu – Chairman & CEO

•Founded A-Power in 2003
•Masters degree from Harbin Science and Technology University with concentration on power plants and grid network design
•Over 30 years of experience in developing power generation systems and power grids in China
Mr. John S. Lin - Director & COO

•Joined as a Director in January 2008 and Chief Operating Officer (COO) in May 2009
•Previously 20 years of experience in investment banking
•MBA from University of Management and Technology and EMBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business
•Researcher of Public Economy Academy of Peking University
Mr. Peter Mak

•Joined in May 2009; formerly CFO of AmEx-listed New Dragon (NWD)
•Former managing partner of Arthur Andersen
•HK Polytech accounting degree; HK & UK certified CPA; chair of audit committee for three US-listed companies
Mr. Yunbo Wang – VP of Wind Energy

•Previously served in managerial positions for both state-owned and privately-held energy companies
•Joined A-Power in 2005 with over 25 years of experience in the power industry
Mr. Engang Wang - VP of Distributed Power Generation

•Joined A-Power in 2003 as Deputy Vice President of GaoKe Design Institute
•Oversees the design and engineering of distributed power generation systems
•Over 10 years of power industry experience
Mr. Kam F. Cheung- VP of International Division

•Joined A-Power in 2010 with over 20 years of experience in business development, corporate finance, portfolio management and securities underwriting within the energy industry
•Previously managing director at GE Energy Financial Services
•Received MBA and BA in Industrial Engineering from Cornell University
Dr. Morris Li- VP of Solar Research & Development

•Founded and held managerial positions at several solar related companies
•Over 13 years of semiconductor industry experience with 8 U.S. patents and 3 Chinese patents in material science
•Doctorate and Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota

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