FEED – AgFeed Industries (NASDAQ) – (Closing Price on Friday 5/30/08 – $15.37)
AgFeed Industries is a company that has experienced strong growth over the past year and the company is forecasting even stronger growth in the coming year. The company has given tremendous guidance for 2008 and if the company can meet its numbers the stock price should continue its rapid ascent.
AgFeed operates two integrated business lines in China: premix animal feed and hog production. The company is currently the largest premix feed company in China in terms of revenues and the company distributes its feed through over 700 independently owned chain stores. AgFeed expects to have a total of 1,000 independently owned chain stores by the end of 2008. The company also distributes feed directly to over 600 large commercial hog farms across China.
In addition to its feed business AgFeed has been rapidly expanding its hog production business. The company has acquired quite a few hog farms in the past year and the company raised money through a couple of stock sales in April to acquire even more. AgFeed currently owns controlling interest in 24 commercial hog farms throughout China with annual hog production capacity of 550,000 hogs. (more…)