Zhangjiajie’s communication chain spans three provinces
In July 28th, the Hunan Provincial Center for Disease Control and prevention announced that Suqian, Jiangsu, Dalian and Sichuan, Chengdu, reported that COVID-19 infected people lived in the Zhangjiajie city of Hunan province.
According to the official report, on the evening of July 22, many asymptomatic infected people watched the “charming Xiangxi” theater in Wulingyuan scenic spot of Zhangjiajie. After evaluation, all the audience of the performance have been listed as high-risk groups for control.
Affected by the news, Zhangjiajie (000430. SZ), known as the “first share of China’s landscape tourism”, closed down 7.87% at 4.80 yuan / share, close to the lowest price of 4.40 yuan / share in the recent year, while Songcheng performing arts, which is responsible for the operation of charming Xiangxi theater, fell 5.57% and closed at 13.23 yuan / share. In the last three trading days, Zhangjiajie’s shares plunged by more than 18%, while Songcheng performing arts’ shares fell for seven consecutive trading days, with a total decline of 24.23%.
The notice points out that the performance of “charming Xiangxi” theater will be suspended for one week, and those who have purchased tickets for nearly one week can refund their tickets. However, according to the staff of Zhangjiajie told the all media reporter of Nanfang finance and economics, “at present, although the charming Xiangxi theater has stopped performing, other scenic spots in Zhangjiajie are still open normally, and tourists who have purchased tickets can still visit the scenic spot.”
A case of transmission chain spanning three provinces has not been diagnosed
On July 28, Zhangjiajie charismatic Xiangxi released the notice on epidemic prevention and control in charismatic Xiangxi. Due to the track intersection in time and space of three asymptomatic infected persons in Dalian, Liaoning Province and one asymptomatic infected person in Dalian recently diagnosed, they jointly pointed to the charismatic Xiangxi theater in Zhangjiajie on the evening of July 22. After evaluation, All the audience of the first charming scene in Western Hunan belong to high-risk groups.
The above staff told reporters, “at present, Zhangjiajie scenic spot is still in normal operation. All the staff have done nucleic acid testing and are negative. The previous tourists have gone home, and the staff who have contacted the confirmed cases have been isolated. So far, no confirmed case has been found in the mainland.”
According to the website of charming Xiangxi theater, the charming Xiangxi theater was founded in 2000 and is located in Wulingyuan scenic spot in Zhangjiajie. It covers an area of 31.22 Mu and can accommodate 2800 people. According to the relevant staff of Zhangjiajie charm Xiangxi theater, there were about 2000 spectators on the night of July 22. Tourists were required to wear masks when entering the theater.
In addition to the charm of Xiangxi Grand Theater, the performance projects of “eternal love in Zhangjiajie” and “love in Xiangxi”, which are also located in Wulingyuan scenic spot, have also been stopped, and these three performance projects are the theme projects of Songcheng performance of listed companies.
According to the financial report, Songcheng performing arts recorded an operating revenue of 65.4706 million yuan and 18.1210 million yuan respectively in Zhangjiajie Songcheng tourist area in 2019 and 2020. Last year, due to the epidemic, the scenic spot closed for a long time, resulting in a significant decline in revenue.
Tracing the transmission chain, it can be found that one newly confirmed case and three asymptomatic infections in Dalian and three newly confirmed local cases in Chengdu have traveled to Zhangjiajie, Hunan recently.
The epidemic situation in Zhangjiajie was mainly due to the secondary transmission caused by the overflow of the epidemic situation in Nanjing. During the period of Zhangjiajie, asymptomatic infected persons of the above-mentioned 32-year-old female confirmed cases in Dalian took the initiative to investigate Nanjing related cases with Dalian, and jointly watched the large-scale performance of “charming Xiangxi” on July 22. The seats for watching the performance are in the middle of seat a, in the front and back rows (rows 8 and 9).
For the future trend of this round of epidemic, Yu Changping, deputy chief physician of the Department of respiratory and critical medicine of the people’s Hospital of Wuhan University, believes that at present, we can’t see the end. We need to continue to observe its transmission range and wait for more infectious persons to be investigated. After the number of patients rises to a certain level and begins to decline, we can think that the epidemic of the disease has been controlled.
Zhangjiajie’s pre loss exceeded 22 million in the first half of the year, and its performance fell for four consecutive years
Recently, Zhangjiajie released the semi annual performance forecast for 2021. It is estimated that the net loss attributable to shareholders of Listed Companies in the first half of the year is 22 million yuan ~ 26 million yuan, and the loss in the same period of last year is 61.5955 million yuan.
The announcement pointed out that the company’s operating data during the reporting period had picked up compared with the same period last year, but COVID-19’s operation has not yet recovered to the pre epidemic state.
Zhangjiajie, known as “the first share of Chinese landscape tourism”, is the only tourism listing platform in the city. It is mainly engaged in business lines such as scenic spot operation, tourism passenger transport, travel agency operation, tourism passenger ropeway operation, hotel operation, house leasing and so on. However, the performance in recent years is not optimistic.
Affected by the epidemic, tourists decreased significantly last year. In 2020, Zhangjiajie received a total of 2.481 million tourists who purchased tickets, a decrease of 3.717 million or 59.87% compared with 6.1827 million in the same period last year.
Zhangjiajie achieved an operating revenue of 169 million yuan in 2020, a decrease of 256 million yuan over the same period of last year, a year-on-year decrease of 60.21%; In the whole year, the non net profit attributable to parent deduction was -111 million yuan, a decrease of 116 million yuan over the same period of last year, a year-on-year decrease of 2207.96%.
The financial report explained that the sharp decline in performance last year was mainly due to the continuous impact of the epidemic. The business of the company was suspended from January 26 to February 22. In the later stage, the national tourism market was not fully opened, and travel agencies could not organize cross provincial groups to carry out business, resulting in a reduction in tourist reception and a sharp decline in operating revenue and profits.
However, in addition to the impact of the epidemic last year, the overall performance of Zhangjiajie has still shown a downward trend in recent years.
Since 2017, Zhangjiajie’s revenue and profit began to decline. From 2017 to 2019, the operating revenue was RMB 550 million, RMB 468 million and RMB 425 million respectively, and the net profit in the same period was RMB 66.02 million, RMB 24.98 million and RMB 11.35 million respectively. Taking the 2019 annual report as an example, Zhangjiajie attributed the decline in revenue to the preferential admission policies of the scenic spot and the reduction in the number of tourists.
In 2021, Zhangjiajie scenic spot set relevant targets, including receiving 5.7464 million tourists, and plans to achieve an operating revenue of 455 million yuan. In the current situation of repeated outbreaks, it is still unknown whether the goal can be achieved.
Latest news: 49 newly diagnosed cases in 31 provinces, autonomous regions and cities and 24 local cases
From 0:00 to 24:00 on July 28, 31 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the central government) and Xinjiang production and Construction Corps reported 49 newly confirmed cases, including 25 imported cases (16 in Yunnan, 3 in Fujian, 3 in Guangdong, 1 in Jilin, 1 in Henan and 1 in Sichuan), and 24 local cases (20 in Jiangsu, 3 in Sichuan and 1 in Beijing); No new deaths; One new suspected case was imported from abroad (in Shanghai).
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