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TWO SINGAPORE-LISTED COMPANIES with strong outlooks - Bright World Precision Machinery and Techcomp Holdings - are covered in the current week’s edition of The Edge Singapore. Several key points from the report:

* Bright World Precision Machinery: This stock was a multi-bagger in 2010 as its earnings raced ahead (more on this in the link below).

In the interview with The Edge, CEO Shao Jian Jun highlighted the company’s recent open-tender win of a contract to supply a 1,250 tonne high-performance metal-stamping machine for use in manufacturing engine parts for high-speed trains.

This is Bright World’s first ever supply to the locomotive sector, and the CEO is hoping for contracts to supply to manufacturers of train seats and doors.

The railway sector offers big business potential as China is investing RMB800 billion to build 6,000 km of high-speed rail lines by 2012 to speed up industrial development inland.

For the automotive sector, which contributed about 32 percent of its sales, Bright  World’s CEO is hoping to increase its sales by a massive 40% to 50% to that sector this year.

Bright World's stamping machines: Its CEO is forecasting at least 40% growth in revenue this year. Photo: Bright World

Underscoring its confidence in the opportunities in the auto sector, Bright World is planning to build a manufacturing plant in Shenyang to serve the automotive hub in north China.

Based on UOB Kay Hian's own projected 23% increase in sales and 43% surge in earnings, the stock broker is recommending a 'buy' on the stock and a price target of 70 cents. (note that the 23% sales projection is about just half of the Bright World CEO's forecast).

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Techcomp shares have proven resilient at around the 45 cent level during the Mid-east and Japan crisis.
* Techcomp Holdings: After acquiring two companies in Europe in 2009 and 2010, Techcomp is making big strides in improving their bottomline, according to Techcomp President Richard Lo.

The two companies were making losses before Techcomp acquired them.

“The deficit has been narrowed significantly. Hopefully, they will return to the black this year,” said Mr Lo. “We are helping them lower costs by making some parts for them. Our target is to bring down their cost by 20%.”

The acquisitions have enlarged Techcomp’s product portfolio as well as brought in new technology knowhow and manufacturing skills, said Mr Lo.

They have also allowed Techcomp to ride on their European brand names in order to sell its products in Europe.

Last year, Techcomp achieved a record US$10.5 million in net profit.

CIMB Reearch analyst Gary Ng expects Techcomp to report a 46.7% jump in earnings per share this year to 6.6 US cents. He raised his price target on the stock from 55 cents to 83 cents.

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