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Tuesday 30 June, 2015


Result of AGM and Trading Update

RNS Number : 6854R
30 June 2015



Press Release

30 June 2015


JQW plc


("JQW" or the "Company")


Result of AGM and Trading Update



JQW plc, a domestic Chinese B2B e-commerce operator, announces that at its Annual General Meeting held earlier today in China, all resolutions put to shareholders were duly passed.


Revenue for the first four months of 2015 advanced 12% year on year.  As previously commented on, gross margin continued to contract somewhat as a result of a shift in the distribution mix towards external agents, which increases the cost of sales as a result of commissions paid to agents, and as members usage of the Company's advertorial services continued to increase.  Net profit therefore contracted by 10% over the period. 


The Board anticipates that profit for the full year should be of a similar magnitude to last year.  


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For further information:

JQW plc

Cai Yongde, Chairman

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7398 7710

Chen Daocai, Chief Executive Officer

Kooi Wei Boon, Chief Financial Officer


Cairn Financial Advisers LLP (Nomad & Broker)

Sandy Jamieson / Liam Murray

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7148 7900

Media enquiries:

Abchurch Communications Limited

Henry Harrison-Topham / Viktoria Langley

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7398 7716

[email protected]


About JQW plc


JQW is a leading domestic business-to-business e-commerce provider based in the Chinese province of Jiangsu.  The Group's core business is its online B2B platform,, which has been developed to encourage domestic trade by connecting Chinese SMEs with potential trade partners.  Founded in 2004, the platform was developed to help to market Chinese SME's websites.  JQW has evolved rapidly to become one of the top three B2B e-commerce website in China in terms of traffic and operates, what the Director's believe to be, the first dedicated B2B search engine,


JQW offers a low-cost entry point for Chinese SMEs to promote themselves and their B2B products to potential buyers.  In order to increase transaction opportunities, JQW offers its clients a broad range of services including website design, commercial search services and advertising. 


There are approximately 50 million SMEs in China manufacturing a diverse range of products, accounting for 60% of the country's GDP.  The number of mobile internet-access users in China stood at 871 million at September 2014 and investment in the country's telecommunications infrastructure continues to accelerate.  These factors have driven an increased demand for domestic trade of B2B, B2C and C2C e-commerce.  With the majority of these SMEs requiring the use of third party B2B e-commerce platforms to promote their businesses and access trade partners, the Board believes that JQW offers a robust and highly reputable branded platform.  With exposure in over 50 industry sectors and considerable scope for future growth, JQW is in a strong position to capitalise on the development of this market. 


At the end of 2014, the Group had:

11 million     Registered users

5 million        Page views per day

1,046,000       Sheng-Yi-Tong members with website "shops"

241,000          Fee-paying members

600                   Rated in the top 600 websites for global website traffic rankings

44                     Sales agencies

3                       Top 3 in Chinese B2B website traffic rankings

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