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Samsung Electronics, AdTiger, Tencent: Investing in Asian Tigers

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Asia has long been the engine of the global economy. This became most apparent in the summer when pictures of people celebrating without masks made the rounds in Wuhan. At the same time, here in Germany, the restrictions of the pandemic were still being felt. The differences are also evident at the moment: while the hard lockdown prevails in Germany, business life in Asia continues - only partially interrupted by restrictions. When looking at promising companies, Asian stocks are increasingly appearing on the buy lists of professional investors. Why? Many Asian companies are technologically far ahead and close to fast-growing future markets. Nowhere else in the world is the middle class growing faster than in Asia. Reason enough to take a close look at stocks from the region.

time to read: 2 minutes by Nico Popp



Nico Popp

At home in Southern Germany, the passionate stock exchange expert has been accompanying the capital markets for about twenty years. With a soft spot for smaller companies, he is constantly on the lookout for exciting investment stories.

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Samsung as a value pearl

Samsung Electronics from South Korea is one of the global players: Above all, the Company's smartphones and tablets are selling like hot cakes worldwide. Other consumer electronics and the chips they contain also come from Samsung. As an additional pillar, Samsung is also strong in the areas of battery production and mobile payment. As with many other conglomerates, Samsung's valuation is relatively low. Especially given the recent value focus of many investors, the stock could be promising. Also, Samsung currently offers a dividend yield of more than 2%.

Over the past twelve months, the stock has posted a return of around 50%. In the past three months alone, it has risen by almost 40%. These figures show that the share is picking up speed and that the time could be favourable for an entry. However, after breaking out to a new all-time high in mid-October, the stock could come back a bit. Given the diverse industries in which Samsung operates, all of which have a future, the stock is attractive.

AdTiger: The online marketer for China

Much more specialized than Samsung is the online marketer AdTiger from Hong Kong. The Company places advertising on websites such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, Snapchat or even TikTok. AdTiger uses its algorithm to balance outreach with precision. The Company is a relevant player on the Chinese market and is, among other things, Facebook's China Export Partner and acquired the most advertising space there in the Middle Kingdom in 2019.

Valued at around EUR 80 million, the Company had cash of EUR 26.75 million at mid-year. In the first half of the year, AdTiger made a gross profit of just under EUR 5 million. Given the high cash reserves and the profitable business in an important future market, the stock may be considered moderately valued. Although the stock is actively traded in Hong Kong, it is still considered an insider tip in Germany.

Tencent: The Internet giant and its boring stock

Tencent is anything but an insider tip. China's largest Internet group offers messaging, social networks, classic websites, online advertising and other services related to entertainment on the Net. The net giant from Shenzhen is considered to be the most powerful Chinese export, but its share price is downright modest over the course of a year: The share price rose by just 43%. Over a three-year period, the price return is hardly higher.

The example of Tencent shows that the big names are often not responsible for the most significant returns. The share, which was first listed in Hong Kong in 2004, generated the most significant returns in its early years. Between 2008 and 2014, the value increased from EUR 3.90 to more than EUR 50. Although Tencent is making big profits today and has a wide range of products, investors profited during a market phase when Tencent's unique market position was at best a dream of the future.


Nico Popp

At home in Southern Germany, the passionate stock exchange expert has been accompanying the capital markets for about twenty years. With a soft spot for smaller companies, he is constantly on the lookout for exciting investment stories.

About the author

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Alibaba, GS Holdings, LVMH: Growth markets in Asia

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Asia is a vast market. In the coming years, millions of people in China and other Asian countries will become wealthy. Even modest prosperity can lead to huge returns on the stock market. The reason: the emerging middle class increasingly treats itself to electrical goods, restaurant visits or even the odd luxury item. For luxury goods manufacturers such as LVMH, Asia has long been one of the most significant growth markets. Alibaba has successfully adapted Amazon's shopping concept for the Asian market and offers excellent long-term growth opportunities. GS Holdings operates food courts in Singapore and is also active as a service provider for all aspects of gastronomy.