Tuya’s Stock Gets Lift From Share Buyback, FTSE Inclusion

Company’s shares surge 25% in the two weeks since announcing a buyback, halting an unexplained selloff Key points: Tuya’s shares have rallied 25% in the nine trading days since it announced a share buyback, but are still well below their levels prior to a recent unexplained selloff Company posted triple-digit revenue growth in the second quarter, banking on its leading position as operator of a platform for internet of things (IoT) developers By Doug Young There’s nothing like a good share buyback to rescue your stock in times of unexplained…

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After Heady Start to 2021, Weimob and Baozun Fall Out of Investor Favor

E-commerce software giants’ stocks plunge after Credit Suisse gives both the cold shoulder and broader market sentiment sours Key Takeaways: Weimob, Baozun shares have been battered by factors unrelated to their fundamentals, including negative moves by Credit Suisse Analysts believe Weimob could be better positioned than Baozun for return to strong profit growth over the medium- to longer-term By Eric Auchard When it comes to U.S.- and Hong Kong-listed Chinese stocks, very little these days seems related to company fundamentals. That’s particularly true for companies whose main business is focused…

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Baozun Aims to Ease Its Alibaba Addiction With New Growth Plan

Company aims to triple revenue and boost operating profit sixfold in next three to five years Key Takeaways Baozun’s new three- to five-year “profitable growth” strategy is designed to respond to rapid shifts in e-commerce buying habits Company’s diversification bid risks unsettling close ties with Alibaba and Tmall, which account for 75% of its business By Eric Auchard Alibaba may be a good business partner, but it’s nice to work with others as well – especially as Beijing cracks down on the e-commerce giant for its monopolistic practices. That’s the…

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Meitu Looks for Makeover in Software as a Service

Popular beauty app boosts stake in SaaS specialist Meidd Technology, which supplies more than 10,000 cosmetic stores across China Key Takeaways: Meitu’s latest makeover is targeting a software as service (SaaS) model that helps retailers and brands attract buyers on its app The SaaS model seeks to convert the company’s vast user base into paying customers in its drive to deliver profitability By Eric Auchard Chinese beauty app Meitu Inc. (1357.HK) – whose business has turned appearances into a data science – is delving deeper into the economics behind the…

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WeChat Software Star Weimob Hit by More Loses, Big-Tech Scrutiny

Software as a service (SaaS) specialist’s latest results show it’s still suffering from a pandemic hit, as investors also worry about regulatory crackdown on WeChat parent Tencent Key Takeaways: Weimob’s 50% stock drop over the past month owes to concerns about its continued losses, as well as regulatory scrutiny of big tech Its intrinsic growth story remains intact as the company expands its customer base and partners By Eric Auchard Shares of Weimob Inc. (HKEx: 2013), the top supplier of cloud-based commerce and marketing software for merchants in China’s vast…

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