Specialty chemical companies are located among Chinese coastal regions such as Jiangyin, Jiangsu, Fujian, Guangdong, Zhejiang, Liaoning, and Shandong due to the huge demand base, established infrastructure and service facilities, and convenient transportation.
CCGY Corp. Presentation at GH Securities Conference 7/18/11
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3<br />Corporate Overview<br />Products:<br /><ul><li>Specialty Chemicals: high quality commercial products from renewable resources
Biodiesel: began production in 2005; sell to regional service stations</li></ul>Facilities:<br /><ul><li>Jiangyin Plant: within 2 km of seaport - a key competitive advantage
Can produce 40K tons of specialty chemicals and 50K tons of biodiesel
Fuqing Plant: 311,000 square feet ISO- certified production facilities
Most equipment transferred to Jianqyin Plant in 3Q10 – except printing ink production line</li></li></ul><li>Equity Snapshot<br />Ticker Symbol:CCGY<br />Stock Price (7/13/2011): $0.79<br />Market Capitalization: $25.2 mil<br />TTM Revenue (Q1 2011) : $67.3 mil<br />TTM Net Income (Q1 2011):(1)$8.9 mil<br />TTM EPS (Q1 2011): (1) $0.28<br />P/E: 2.8x<br />Cash / Share: 71% <br /> Book Value / Share $1.36<br />Note: (1) Primary, based on current share count of 31.5 mil <br />Source: Capital IQ, Company SEC Filings<br />4<br />
5<br />Key Milestones<br />Corporate History<br />Corporate Structure<br />China Clean Energy Inc<br />Revenue growth achieved 77% Y-O-Y in Q1 2011<br />Mar 2011<br />100％<br />Revenue reached $59 million for FY2010<br />Dec 2010<br />China Clean Energy Resources Limited (BVI)<br />Transferred equipment to the new Jiangyin Plant<br />Sep 2010<br />100％<br />100％<br />Launched commercial production at Jiangyin plant<br />Jan 2010<br />Offshore<br />Revenue reached $16 million for FY2009<br />Dec 2009<br />Onshore<br />Completed a $15 million private placement to finance the Jiangyin Plant <br />Jan 2008<br />Fujian ZhongdeTechnology Co., Ltd.<br />Fujian ZhongdeEnergy Co., Ltd<br />Completed reverse merger and was listed on the OTC Bulletin Board<br />Nov 2006<br />Commenced production of biodiesel fuel using proprietary technology.<br />Dec 2005<br />Founded in Fujian Province, China, to produce environmentally-friendly specialty chemicals<br />1995<br />
Company Fundamentals<br />Diversified Revenue Base<br />Diversified Revenue and Customer Base<br /><ul><li>Specialty Chemicals- provides a flexible and diversified alternative to petroleum-based products
Biodiesel - provides a platform for growth driven by energy security needs and environmental concerns</li></ul>New Plant Capacity Enables Optimal Product Mix and Expanding Margins<br /><ul><li>New plant provides 3x more specialty chemicals and 4x more biodiesel capacity
High margin dimer acid (29% of sales) and high-performance adhesives growing rapidly
Exports sales further diversifies and strengthens customer base
Officers and directors own 32% of shares</li></ul>Highly Experienced and Committed Management Team<br />6<br />
Products<br />Markets<br />Revenue and Market Breakdown<br />1Q’11<br />1Q’11<br />FY’10<br />FY’10<br />Biodiesel<br />Biodiesel<br />Exports<br />Exports<br />11%<br />19%<br />18%<br />16%<br />Specialty Chemicals<br />Specialty Chemicals<br />Domestic<br />Domestic<br />89%<br />81%<br />84%<br />82%<br />Synergy in resource utilization enables CCGY to reduce its business risk while exports further diversifies its customer base<br />7<br />
Highlights for FY 2010 and Q1 2011<br /> Strong Revenue Growth Continues<br /><ul><li>Ramp-up of capacity at new plant
Strong growth of higher margin products such as high-purity dimer acid and high-performance adhesives</li></ul>Financial Highlights<br />Q1 2011<br />FY 2010<br />Revenue of $19.0 MM vs. $10.7 MM in Q1 2010<br />Operating income of $3.6 MM vs. $1.0 MM in 1Q10<br />Adjusted net income of $2.7 MM and EPS of $0.09<br />Revenue of $59.0 MM vs. $15.9 MM in 2009<br />Operating income of $10.2 MM vs. $0.9 MM in ‘09 <br />Adjusted net income of $7.8 MM and EPS of $0.25<br />Guidance for FY 2011<br /><ul><li>Expect revenue in fiscal year 2011 to reach approximately $75 million
Expect operating income to reach approximately $14 million</li></ul>8<br />
Specialty Chemicals: Market Overview<br /><ul><li>China’s specialty chemicals sector is expected to grow faster than the economy as a whole, with some sectors experiencing 20-30%+ growth
Commercial complexity is increasing to include product technology, customization and innovation; these also serve as barriers to entry for smaller companies
Large multi-national specialty chemical firms have found a lucrative base in China while consolidation of smaller companies is likely over the long-term
After spurring industry growth, the Chinese government could impose stronger environmental regulations over time.
Foreign investment has been substantial in China’s specialty-chemicals sector led by Hong Kong, US, Japan, Singapore and South Korea due to China’s growth potential
Green innovation via sustainable production is a growing trend – creating quality products while minimizing toxins and emissions so as to preserve the environment</li></ul>9<br />
Specialty Chemicals:<br />Market Size and Growth<br />Market Size<br />‘000 Metric Tons<br />Underlying Growth<br />% per annum<br />China<br />China<br />Rest of the World<br />Outside of China<br />3 Million Metric Tons<br />10<br />Source: Company estimates<br />
Specialty Chemicals: Revenue Composition<br />2010 FY Total revenue = $59 MM<br />2011 Q1 Total revenue = $19 MM<br />Specialty chemicals are used in such diverse industries as textiles, construction and electronics.<br />11<br />
Specialty Chemicals: <br />End-User Applications<br />Dimmer Acid<br />Properties: A light yellow thick liquid with stable properties, non-toxicity, non-volatility, high flash point, high ignition point, and good adhesion.<br />Applications: Used in alkyd resin, polyamide resin, ink, coating, or as adhesive, for textile detergent, surfactant for lubricant and antirust oil, and food additive.<br />Polyamide Resins<br />Properties: Good stability, solvent releasing capacity and good resistant to bending, good glossiness, good adhesive force and good resistance to gel.<br />Applications: Used in printing industry to produce solvent type printing ink for soft plate, surface printing ink for plastic and hot-melt adhesive. It can work with pigment and filler to produce bright and brilliant colors.<br />12<br />Instead of speaking of number lets see why our products were successful and future growth<br />
Specialty Chemicals: <br />End-User Applications<br />Hot Melt Adhesive<br />Properties: Transparent, light yellow viscous solid, non-toxic, soluble in most organic solvents, non-soluble in water. It has good mechanical, fluidity, tenacity and high adhesion strength.<br />Applications: Used for the adhesion of heat-shrinkable material, and in packing, fabrics, leather, lumber, plastic, metal, ceramics, and electric appliances, electronics, among others.<br />Printing Ink and Coatings<br />Applications: Used for gravure surface printing, gravure inner printing and flexible typographic printing on plastic, aluminum foil and paper.<br />13<br />Instead of speaking of number lets see why our products were successful and future growth<br />
===<br />Expanding Customer Base<br />Number of Customers<br />Customer Size<br />1. Including NYSE: APD, NYSE:TOT<br />14<br />
Biodiesel Segment Opportunity<br />Growth of Cars in China <br />(Millions)<br />Biodiesel a Key Fuel to Managing Vehicle Growth<br /><ul><li>Between 2000 and 2010, China’s car fleet grew by 20x with 20 MM vehicles expected to be sold in 2011.
China is projected to increase its proportion of cars relative to all developed economies from 10% in 2010 to 37% in 2030 and 66% in 2050.
China to lead the world in car sales for the third straight year, to be mainly run on oil-based fuels.
Sustainable biofuels is a key policy tool to manage China’s growing vehicle fleet; fits within current infrastructure</li></ul>Increasing car ownership in China should augur positively for biodiesel demand<br />Source: Carnegie Endowment; Institute for Energy Research, Cars by M.Chamon, P.Mauro and Y.Okawa (of IMF and Univ. of VA)<br />15<br />
Biodiesel Segment Opportunity<br />Biodiesel and Diesel Demand Forecast (Million Tons)<br />Biodiesel Fundamentals and Benefits<br /><ul><li>Reduction in harmful emissions; US Dept. of Energy study showed 78% drop in carbon dioxide emissions
Higher flash point than petroleum diesel which makes it safer to handle
Tends to be more biodegradable than petroleum diesel; B100 eliminates all sulfur emissions relative to conventional diesel
Can be used in any diesel engine without modification whether in B100 or B20 form</li></ul>Biodiesel is compatible with existing industrial capacity and can immediately address China’s energy security needs.<br />Source: US Dept. of Energy; BP Statistical Review, National Biodiesel Board, IEEJ, IEA<br />16<br />
Biodiesel Segment Opportunity<br />Oil Dependency<br />China’s Bio-fuel Markets and Targets<br />By 2020:<br /><ul><li>Target is to replace 15% of China’s transportation energy needs
Target is to produce 12+ million tons of biofuels
Plans are to install two 500 MW Coal-Fired power plants every week for the next 10 years</li></ul>China may have to import 75% of its needs to meet its oil requirements by 2030<br />Oil dependency and the environment are key concerns driving energy policy in China … renewable energy is targeted to represent 15% of energy consumption in China by 2020.<br />Source: Biodiesel 2020: A Global Market Survey<br />17<br />
18<br />Waste Oil Supply Availability<br />Edible Oil Consumption in China<br />Million Tons<br />Feedstock Procurement Strategy<br /><ul><li>China Clean Energy’s multi feedstock technology allows use of palm oil waste in its production process
We continue to evaluate the possibility of importing palm oil waste to diversify our feedstock supply
We are also evaluating opportunities to acquire an upstream feedstock supplier to capture additional margin along the value chain as well as to protect margins over the cycle</li></ul>CAGR: 6.5%<br />There is an ample supply of waste edible oil which may also be supplemented by imported palm oil waste<br />(source: Datamonitor Aug/2007).<br />
Hogwash oil<br />Palm oil<br />Methanol<br />Acid catalysis<br />Production Technology<br />Methanol<br />Biodiesel<br />Heating<br />Esterification<br />Dealcoholization<br />Separator<br />Alcoholysis<br />Glycerol<br />Biodiesel<br />Dealcoholization<br />Separator<br />Washing and Drying<br />High performance polyamide <br />hot melt Adhesive<br />High purity Dimer acid<br />Dimer acid <br />Polyamide resin<br />Printing ink<br />Oleic acid <br />Monomer<br />ISO Stearic<br />Specialty Chemicals<br />Vegetable asphalt<br /> (fuel oil) <br />Waste grease<br />Stearic <br />Biodiesel<br />Proprietary technology allows China Clean Energy to use lower cost waste vegetable oils to produce an array of products<br />19<br />
Company Growth Strategy<br />Specialty Chemicals<br />Biodiesel<br /><ul><li>Build strong brand recognition for its environment-friendly specialty chemicals segment
Expand offerings of high-end specialty chemicals that target import substitution
Plan for additional plant capacity to meet projected demand
Capitalize on strong demand for transportation fuel in China
Take advantage of favorable government policies supporting the adoption of clean energy
Acquire upstream feedstock sourcing so as to secure supply
Develop alternative markets such as power generation</li></ul>Synergy derives from the development of a new generation of bio-refinery products that have economic and environmental benefits<br />20<br />
Pro-Forma Production Capacity<br /><ul><li>We expect to maintain specialty chemicals capacity at close to 100% for 1H2011
Additional capacity at Jiangyin plant of 20K tons possible at an est. cost of $6-8 MM
Additional expansion potential at Fuqing plant to meet demand</li></ul>Capacity in Tons<br />Avg. Selling Price ($/Ton)*<br />Revenue Potential ($Million)<br />40,000<br />$1,741<br />$69.6<br />Specialty Chemicals<br />Capacity in Tons<br />Avg. Selling Price ($/Ton)*<br />Revenue Potential ($Million)<br />50,000<br />$814<br />$40.7<br />Biodiesel<br />* Q1 FY2011 actual prices<br />Note: These are pro-forma calculations and are not provided for guidance purposes. Actual results will depend on market conditions as well as other risk factors detailed in fillings with SEC and available from http://www.sec.gov.<br />21<br />
Key Performance Metrics<br />Gross Profit<br /> Net Revenue<br />321% <br />269% <br />Operating Profit<br />Net Income <br />*<br />340% <br />10x <br />*<br />22<br />* Note: Excluding change in fair value of warrant and stock-based compensation, and impairment charges<br />
Capital Markets – Confidence Building Measures<br /><ul><li>We announced a one million share repurchase on May 16th; the account in the US is fully funded and to date, we have repurchased shares opportunistically.
We are seeking two highly qualified individuals to join the Board of Directors as independent directors – and hope to announce their appointment by the end of July.
We will seek to increase China media and analyst coverage; website to be kept current with photos and video and operational developments.
The Company’s stock price is trading at levels we think is undervalued:</li></ul> Cash is 71% of share price Market Cap / NAV of 0.66x<br /> Market value / book value of 0.58x EV / EBITDA of 1.03x <br /><ul><li>Going forward, will continue to engage in best practices regulatory and disclosure procedures. Will also seek to provide additional due diligence information so as toinspire more confidence in the Company and differentiate it as distinct from the currently challenging environment of the space.</li></ul>24<br />
Investment Thesis<br />Investment Thesis<br />Macro-thesis<br />Diversified Revenue and Customer Base<br /><ul><li>Oil price volatility, global warming and sustainability issues are driving demand for specialty chemicals and biofuels derived from renewable resources</li></ul>SpecialtyChemicals<br />Biodiesel<br /><ul><li>High margin growth driven by its diversified customer base, consumption / export growth in China, and new plant and geographical base
Innovative technologies and resourcing serve as an early-mover / clean fuel alternative to unsustainable levels of imported foreign oil</li></ul>ValueProposition<br /><ul><li>Proprietary technology and expertise in renewable resourcing and the development of high-margin specialty chemicals and biofuels</li></ul>25<br />
Management Team<br /><ul><li>Tai-ming Ou, Chairman and CEO
Co-founded the Company in 1995. Prior to forming China Clean Energy, Mr. Ou was the Director of General & Administrative Office of Fuqing First Secondary School. Mr. Ou was also in charge of a factory operated by the school. He is a licensed senior economist and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Fujian Normal University.
Joined as Production Manager in 2000 and was promoted to Vice General Manager of Operations in December 2003. Mr. Xue was formerly a Director of Credit at Commercial and Industrial Bank of China and an engineer at CMOS Chip Copperize Corp. in Japan (fluent in Japanese). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance Administration from Jimei University.
Joined China Clean Energy as the Vice President of Investor Relations in December 2009 and was appointed CFO in February 2010. Mr. Chen was formerly a financial analyst at Wealth Transition Planning LLC, a financial services firm in New York. Prior to that he was a director assistant in EKN Financial Services. Mr. Chen holds a Bachelors Degree in Finance and Investments from Baruch College and is working towards an MBA degree.
Yun He, Senior Vice President of Sales and Distribution
Mr. He participated in the initial financing efforts and was promoted to Deputy General Manager - Sales & Distribution in December 2003. Mr. He is a former resident and international trade executive in the former Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia.</li></ul>26<br />
29<br />Jiangyin Plant: Recent Photos<br />China Clean Energy’s new 90,000 ton plant has the flexibility to produce specialty chemicals and/or biodiesel to diversify business risk.<br />
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