One Horizon Group (OHGI) Stock Soars on Chinese App News

Shares of One Horizon Group Inc. (OHGI) were down -0.15 or -3.49 percent to $4.15 in this morning's premarket. The stock is trading correctively lower after rising +2.28 or +112.87 percent to $4.30 in yesterday's regular trading session. The company announced yesterday that its Chinese retail voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service would now support all Chinese mobile payment platforms.

Baar, Switzerland based One Horizon Group Inc. was founded in 1999 as Abbey Technology.
The company develops and markets the Horizon platform, a bandwidth efficient mobile voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) for smartphones. The company merged with SatCom Group in 2011 and changed its name to One Horizon Group. In 2012 the company had its initial public offering and in July of 2014 began trading its stock on the Nasdaq under the ticker OHGI. The company operates a number of locations in Ireland, the UK, Russia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore and China and had revenue of $5.1 million in 2014.

One Horizon Group announced yesterday that its Chinese retail VoIP service, Aishuo now supports all the major Chinese mobile payment platforms, Alibaba Group Holdings (BABA) Alipay, China Union Pay and Tencent's Wechat Wallet. The Aishuo platform began to take hold in China in February of this year, when Chinese smartphone users began to download the app. Since then, One Horizon Group has exceeded 3.5 million downloads of the app in China, with the 3 million mark surpassed on May 13th.

Brian Collins, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of One Horizon said in a statement that, "From a monetization perspective this is an important development for Aishuo, as our premium features are now easily funded through all of the most popular mobile payment platforms in China. Combined with our significant increase in the app download rate, we expect a ramp up of revenues from premium services as customers choose to add low cost voice minutes and rental of Chinese telephone numbers to their app usage.

The Aishuo app allows users to buy credit allowing them access to a number of Aishuo premium app services. The services include the company's proprietary mobile phone optimized VoIP calling solutions with extremely competitive per minute rates. Other services include the Virtual SIM number rental service, which gives the user a local Chinese number for family and friends to call without having to sign up for an expensive mobile phone plan.

The company is now seeking to acquire an additional 15 million new subscribers to its VoIP mobile service in China over the next two years. One Horizon plans to leverage its user base in China for generating industry average revenue for each user in mobile advertising, mobile VoIP and social media apps.

One Horizon's stock saw considerable volume and more than doubled in yesterday's regular trading session on the news. The micro-cap company could see additional interest in its stock following its expansion into the Chinese market. The stock traded as high as $5.75 yesterday and could test its highs in the coming weeks.

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Published on May 29, 2015
By Jay Hawk
Jay Hawk
Jay Hawk enjoyed a 12-year professional financial markets career incorporating extensive first hand futures and options experience obtained by trading in the stock, commodity and forex markets on U.S. exchanges. Since retiring as a full-time financial market professional, he has been actively trading stock, commodities, forex and options for his own account and managing funds for others, as well as writing financial market commentary and educational articles.

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