Back when Enron folded, I bought a shitload of bonds from other utilities and made a fortune. People assumed they were all frauds because of one bad customer. The situation with the ChinaScams is a little different because it’s in the Chinese culture to commit outright fraud, apparently. Perhaps it’s a page out of the Sun Tzu “Art of War” manuals when he tells his fellow Chinamen to “annoy and evade, then commit accounting fraud against white devils” when faced with an opportunity to “get rich as fuck.”
It’s also in human nature to overdo things, as is the case with many legitimate Chinese burritos right now. The problem lies in the jack in the box style fraud allegations published by websites like Citron and Muddy Waters. Over the long term, we will look back on this period of uncertainty as an opportunity to buy these companies at bargain basement values.
I’ve grouped names by BIG 4 auditor, in an effort to weed out the companies with fifth tier auditing representation. Here are the groupings and stocks that look interesting at face value.
NTES, SNDA, PWRD, HMIN, LTON, SINA, NCTY, SOHU, CMED, CTRP, CYOU, CGA, HNP, ACH, PTR, MR, GSH, LFC, TOMO, CEA
SPRD, FMCN, WH, JRJC, KONG, CNTF, VIT, WX, NINE, EDU, EJ, SV, AMCN, NED, ASIA, ACTS, VISN, NTE, CISG, YZC
ERNST AND YOUNG:
GA, GRO, XIN, BIDU, CYD, SVA
CHA, SNP, CHL, NPD, GRRF, ZNH, YONG, FFHL, ATAI, SHI, GU, LONG, SCR, SSRX
Names of interest:
PWRD, SPRD, COGO, EJ, CMED, LFC, CEA, SHI, HMIN, SNDA, VIT, CISG, SCR