|another baba backed ipo is coming - remember the bsti fiasco? been reviewing f1 for qudian, it's an online consumer finance company. the whole thing is very suspicious.|
the basic idea is they get a fee and interest sharing for connecting lender and borrower, and they guarantee the repayment of the principal and interest.
here are a couple interesting red flags:
loans are all non-collateralized, meaning it's basically like a credit card. customers can also draw cash advances.
qudian guarantees all principal and interest repayment to the lenders, which are usually institutions.
they seem to have reserved a bit less recently than last year, inflating their financial performance. think of it like this, it's basically like capital one - but they only earn 4.5% on each loan (roughly) and take 100% risk of loss. whereas capital one can sell off receivables, charges a higher interest rate etc. how you make the capital one model work on 4.5% interest is beyond me.
after the offering all ceo (or chairman?) shares will convert to class b. each class b has 10x voting power of a class a. his combined vote will be 82%, meaning, the one guy runs the show.
i can't imagine how this ipo is going to swimmingly - it's a huge deal too - 37m shares to come around 20.
expect baba to break lower if demand is poor as i expect.
my daily motivational reading, what the high and mighty penny pumpers say about luv:
"any knowledge you currently have about trading, finance, accounting, etc... that i don't, are things i can fully absorb within a relatively short period of time if its really important to do so... on the other hand, i am quite certain that you are incapable of grasping even 20% of the knowledge i've gained in math, associated algorithmic coding, physical chemistry, solid-state physics, materials science and engineering over decades of study."
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There are those who follow marketers, and those who follow markets.
The marketers feast on their followers; the traders feast on the markets." -luvb2b
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