From October to December 2010, China Unitech added five internet cafes in Shenzhen with a total capital investment of $1.5 million. Comprised of 815.6 square meters on average, these internet cafes are located in Bao'an, Henggang, Pingshan, and Shajing, Shenzhen. With estimated average payback period of 2 years, management expects these stores to contribute an aggregate of approximately $2.4 million annually in total. Currently, one of the internet cafes is ready for operation, while the remaining ones are in the process of construction. China Unitech believes construction and renovation of the four other internet cafes will be completed by March 2011. For 2010, China Unitech expects to achieve approximately $ 19 million in revenue.
"Following our recent successful introduction of seven additional new internet cafes in the third quarter of this year, we are pleased that we further expanded our network in Shenzhen by adding five facilities to be operated under the "Dragon Surf" brand name, which we believe will enable us to expedite penetration in our existing market. In order to increase capacity, we are planning to add a total of 1332 computer units to these new internet cafes. We believe the investment in additional equipment will contribute favorably to our revenue and profitability over time," commented Mr. Dishan Guo, Chief Executive Officer of China Unitech Group, Inc. "As one of the biggest internet café operators in Shenzhen, we plan to continue to look for opportunities to strengthen our network in our key market, while identifying suitable acquisition targets to enter provinces beyond Guangdong, which will qualify us to become a national internet café operator in China."
About China Unitech Group, Inc.
China Unitech Group, Inc. (http://www.chinainternetcafe.com) is the holding company of Classic Bond Development Limited. The Company operates through its variable interest entity, Junlong Culture Communication Co. Ltd. ("Junlong"), a leading internet cafe chain operator headquartered in Shenzhen, China. Established in 2003, Junlong is one of the five largest internet cafe chain operators in Shenzhen with 48 company-owned stores. Junlong's internet cafes are operated and managed under the Dragon Surf brand. Its robust system offers a one-stop entertainment and media venue for customers, including VoIP, instant messaging, online games, snacks and drinks. Its internet cafes are typically located in high traffic areas that target mature students and migrant workers. The Company currently employs about 510 full time employees.
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