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Hong Kong, March 7, 2016 — Takung Art Co., Ltd. (OTCQB:TKAT), an online platform for acquiring shared ownership in Asian fine art, jewelry and precious gems (collectively, “artwork”), today said that the purchase and sale of ownership units of its listed artwork generated a total transaction value of US$194.18 million, or an average of $12.14 million daily in the 16-day trading month of February 2016. This represents a 243 percent increase on total transactions of US$56.59 million, or an average of $3.77 million daily, recorded in the 15-day trading month of February 2015.
For the first two months of 2016, Takung’s online trading platform generated U$493.43 million in transaction value versus $140.84 million in the like year-ago period.
The company added five new listings in February, bringing the total number of listings of artwork trading on its platform to 64.
Since December 2013, Takung has provided a way for art collectors and investors to buy and sell ownership units in valuable paintings, calligraphies, jewelry and precious gems. Takung’s unique approach is to divide selected artwork into equal ownership units based on its appraised value. Traders can then buy and sell these units online via a client app available for download from the company’s commercial website.
Takung generates revenue from listing fees ranging from 22.5 to 47 percent of the artwork’s offering price, as well as recurring revenue from trading commissions and nominal management fees. Takung may also receive annual fees from Offering Agents authorized to list artwork on the company’s platform.
There are two types of listings on the Takung site – an individual artwork or a portfolio of several pieces. As of February 29, 2016, Takung had 64 such listings trading on its proprietary platform with a combined value of approximately US$270.28 million – up 1,087 percent from their aggregate initial listing value of US$22.78 million. Currently, almost all of the traders on the platform are located in mainland China.
“These results provide further evidence that our shared precious art business model is gaining significant traction,” said Di Xiao, Takung’s CEO. “The total dollar amount transacted on the trading platform in February was particularly impressive in light of the fewer number of trading days and a decrease in average daily unit volume because of the Chinese New Year. We further believe that the rapid appreciation in the value of our portfolio far outstrips the growth of the overall Chinese art market during this same period.”
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shared-ownership business model significantly expands the number of interactions between sellers and buyers of fine art far beyond those generated by art galleries and auction houses alone.
Takung operates its online trading platform via three wholly-owned subsidiaries, Hong Kong Takung Assets and Equity of Artworks Exchange Co. Ltd., Takung (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., and Takung Cultural Development (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.
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