China Crescent Enterprises, Inc., a technology leader in the rapidly developing Chinese market, recently announced that the company generated $17 million in revenue and a record net income of $1.1 million for the first six months of 2009. The company is on track to reach its forecasted $50 million in profitable revenue for 2009 due to the $45 million in recently announced outsourcing or pending contracts.
China Crescent Enterprises focuses on serving second-tier cities, small-to-medium enterprises and rural markets in China. In February 2009, the Chinese government launched a subsidy program to fuel PC sales in rural China and selected 14 vendors as dedicated suppliers for its subsidy program, including Lenovo and Dell, both of which are value-added resellers for China Crescent Enterprises.
Despite the current slowdown in PC sales worldwide, a recovery is expected in 2010 fueled by virtually untapped markets, such as rural China. China Crescent’s sales have been historically hardware heavy; however, in an effort to diversify operations, the company recently launched a campaign focusing on higher-margin, longer-term services such as outsourcing and software sales. China Crescent currently serves major high-tech companies, including Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Cisco, Sony, Epson, Canon and Sanyo.