Recently our recycling facility has been certified as a Demonstration Base for Steel Scrap Processing and Distribution by the China Steel Scrap Industrial Associations, and therefore could benefit from a 50% value added tax (VAT) refund in 2013 according to the upcoming policy of the Chinese government. The Company will benefit from the certification as well as the possible tax refund. The tax refund when effective could lower our costs and increase our profits by a large margin. Also, with the certification we are allowed to act as procurement agency for other uncertified companies, which could boost our domestic purchases and total sales as well.
In addressing the issues faced by the Company's recycling operations for 2012, Chairman Yao noted that "Our Facility is fully capable of ramping up to satisfy an expected increase in production volumes. With the benefit of the greater efficiency of recycling operations and its strategic port location advantages, we are cautiously optimistic that we can operate profitably with potentially higher gross margins. Perhaps, most importantly, while enduring these tumultuous times, we wish to express our sincere appreciation to our customers, suppliers, vendors, as well as all of our long-term stockholders and banking institutions, for their unwavering support. All our credit facilities have been renewed on favorable terms, reflecting their continual confidence in our management team, our strategies and its future business prospects for success. As a result, we continue to remain optimistic for our business prospects for 2013, despite the existence of the world's economies mercurial nature."
Date: Monday, April 1, 2013
Time: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, US
Conference Line Dial-In (U.S.): 1-877-407-9210
International Dial-In: 1-201-689-8049
Conference ID# 411414: 2012 Fourth Quarter & Year End Financial Results Call
Webcast link: http://www.investorcalendar.com/IC/CEPage.asp?ID=170704
The playback of the webcast can be accessed until 07/01/2013. To access the webcast, you will need to have the Windows Media Player on your desktop. For the free download of the Media Player, please visit: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/en/download/default.asp
Replay Number (Toll Free): 1-877-660-6853
Replay Number (International): 1-201-612-7415
Replay Passcode needs Conference ID#: 411414
Teleconference will be available for replay until 11:59 PM 04/15/2013
About China Armco Metals, Inc.
China Armco Metals, Inc. is engaged in the sale and distribution of metal ore and non-ferrous metals throughout the PRC and is in the recycling business in the PRC. China Armco's customers throughout China include some of the fastest growing steel producing mills and foundries in the PRC. Raw materials are acquired from a global group of suppliers located in diverse countries, including, but not limited to, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Ukraine and the United States. China Armco's product lines include ferrous and non-ferrous ore, iron ore, chrome ore, nickel ore, magnesium, copper ore, manganese ore, steel billet and recycled scrap metals. For more information about China Armco, please visit http://www.armcometals.com.
Most Popular Stories
- NSA Defends Global Cellphone Tracking Legality
- Top Websites for U.S. Hispanics
- Ad Counts Rise in 2013 for Hispanic Magazines
- Networks Vie for U.S. Hispanic TV Viewers
- Saab Gets Back into the Game; U.S. Auto Sales Soar
- Apple Activates Customer-Tracking iBeacon
- Dell Offers Undisclosed Number of Employee Buyouts
- A Biography of Jonathan Ive, Apple's Creative Chief
- 2013 Tech Gift Guide: iPad Mini Still Hot; Chromecast a Great Low-Cost Option
- Authorities Close to Deal with JPMorgan Chase over Madoff Response