Honeyed Marriage - Chapter 130
As the accompaniment sounded, Zhou Mengyan began to sing this song very seriously. The moment he opened his mouth, Ruan Yan was still amazed. He seemed to have spent a long time working. He could sing very fluently in Cantonese, and the man himself is muffled. His voice struck her heart, making her heart pound.
When the trend loves fresh, when others love the label
Fortunately, with you, I am the heart of nature
When the gossip is so bitter, it makes him more jealous
Because the world’s greatest love does not care about conditions
Who can see clearly
Ruan Yan looked at him, and all the emotions in her heart were drawn by him and throbbed.
After the man finished singing, she felt hot in her eyes and curled her lips with a smile: “Meng Yan, why didn’t I realize that you can sing so well.”
When the man saw that she liked it, his lips curled up, “Tell me what song you want to listen to, and I will sing it to you.”
“Do you like singing so much?”
He clasped the back of her head, his eyes containing deep feelings: “I do like to do everything for you.”
He wanted to give her his full and blatant preference.
It can be very high profile or very simple.
“I want you to be a little more excited about me every day, so that one day, you will like me.”
After a few days of the luxury cruise, Ruan Yan and Zhou Mengyan also returned to normal life.
Early on Tuesday morning, the black Rolls-Royce parked in the underground parking lot of Oula. Jiang Cheng opened the back door of the car, and the tall man stepped out.
Zhou Mengyan walked forward, followed by Jiang Cheng, talking about today’s affairs: “Mr Zhou, I just received a notice from Oula’s President office that Ruan Wucheng asked you to go to his office. It should be because the stock fell yesterday.”
Last weekend, Oula’s quarterly report for the last quarter was announced. When the market just opened on Monday, Oula’s stock fell by 6.9%. Although there were some fluctuations in the middle, it showed a 4.8% drop when the market closed at 3pm.
“I heard that Ruan Wucheng… was furious.”
Zhou Mengyan turned his watch slowly, and raised his mouth: “I guessed it.”
Last quarter, Zhou Mengyan moved Oula again, shook the forces behind Ruan Wucheng again, and carried out a new round of technology and production line reforms.
Jiang Cheng: “Ruan Wucheng should be angry not because the stock price has fallen, but because he wants to vent his anger at you.”
Zhou Mengyan hooked his lips: “So he definitely didn’t call me here today simply for a ‘lecture’.”
The elevator went up and finally reached the floor where the chairman’s office was located.
When Zhou Mengyan walked into the office, he saw Ruan Wucheng sitting at his desk, and standing beside him was the chief financial officer Gan Lu, as well as several confidants of Ruan Wucheng standing in line at the company.
It seems to be accountable together.
Zhou Mengyan stepped forward, “Chairman Ruan——”
Ruan Wucheng coldly looked at his calm and relaxed appearance, and then threw the quarterly report in front of him, “Zhou Mengyan, this is your situation as general manager operating Oula for a quarter, you should have read it.”
After that year, because Oula continued to introduce talents and production lines from outside, it wasted cash, and new products were still in production, unable to generate profits. Therefore, the quarterly report showed that the cash flow from operating activities was minus 500 million, and the cash flow from investment activities was also negative.
In addition to the fact that the original product has not yet opened the market overseas, the decline in profitability has led to a year-on-year decrease of 10% in return on net assets, a year-on-year decrease of 5% in net cash flow, and a 40% year-on-year decrease in cash flow from operating activities.
In Ruan Wucheng’s eyes, these are the results of Zhou Mengyan’s reform of Oula.
Ruan Wucheng said: “Do you know how ugly this quarterly report is? You don’t need me to tell you about the stock price drop yesterday?”
Zhou Mengyan’s ten fingers overlapped, arbitrarily placed in front of him, and looked at him: “At present, Oula is in the investment stage. Is this data not normal?”
Gan Lu said: “General Manager Zhou, we said at the beginning that there is no way for Oula to adapt to reforms like yours. Now that the company is under heavy operation, the prospects are not as good as you think.”
Everyone in the room mentioned the difficult environment the company is currently in, word by word pushing Zhou Mengyan into the limelight, and finally the man smiled lightly.
“Since I am managing the company now, the profit and loss are within my consideration. You are short-sighted and only look at the present, and you can only let Oula stand still.”
Ruan Wucheng looked at Zhou Mengyan and remembered that since the last shareholder meeting, Zhou Mengyan’s power had penetrated into Oula step by step and threatened him. Several of his capable people all ran into Zhou Mengyan’s camp. Now he is in the company’s camp and now his position in the company seemed to be hollowed out.
Ruan Wucheng absolutely does not want to allow such things to happen.
He chuckled coldly: “The data is the most truthful. Don’t make a blank check in front of me. I doubt your management ability now.”
“Oh? So what does Chairman Ruan plan to do?”
“Looking at this quarterly report, I’ve decided to convene a board meeting next week to discuss whether to suspend your general manager position. Zhou Mengyan, if your reforms are not effective for Oula, please feel free to take the dividends.”
The emotions in Zhou Mengyan’s eyes were deep, and he stood up for a long while, curling up the corners of his mouth, and his smile did not reach his eyes:
“I will wait for you to inform me of the time.”
After Zhou Mengyan left the office, Gan Lu said, “Mr. Ruan, Zhou Mengyan will not be arrogant for many days. This quarterly report is shown to all directors, and everyone naturally knows the choice.”
Ruan Wucheng picked up the teacup on the table, opened the lid, and blew it slowly, “I invite the financial advisor to come to the company this afternoon.”
After leaving Oula, in the car, Jiang Cheng turned his head and asked the man in the back seat: “Couldn’t Ruan Wucheng really see that now Oula is developing for the better?”
Zhou Mengyan pushed the thin-framed glasses and looked at the computer, “Do you think he is that stupid.”
“He still intends to send you away…”
“He wants to withdraw my rights. It’s not a matter of a day or two. It’s just that he has not found a suitable reason before. Now that the stock has fallen, he will certainly seize this opportunity.”
“But with your current power in Oula, Ruan Wucheng wants to get you away through the board of directors, I’m afraid I’m idiotic.”
Under the lens of the thin-frame glasses, the man’s eyes are cold: “His final goal may not be this.”
After Zhou Mengyan returned to Fan Moni, he called Ruan Yan and heard her lazy and confused voice, and knew that she had just woken up.
After chatting for a while, he made her sober, and the girl sat up and said, “Did you go to Oula today?”
“I heard something about the company.” Ruan Yan said softly, “It’s about the declining stock price.”
He smiled, “Does Yan’er want to listen to my explanation?”
Zhou Mengyan talked about his recent goals and methods for reforming Oula, including some situations that he originally anticipated. In short, Oula was still in the ascendant stage, with a lot of investment, and the climbing speed was slow. So when you go through the financial report in the early stage, you will feel that the results are very little.
But in fact, this is not the case. What Ruan Wucheng wants is to eat a fat person in one breath*, which is impossible. After all, Euler encountered such a big crisis at the beginning.
TN: Basically make big profits at once or immediately in this case.
After he finished speaking, he smiled and asked, “I’m worried that I will put Oula in a crisis again?”
Ruan Yan shook her head and said softly, “No, I believe in you.”
Not only did she believe in Zhou Mengyan’s ability and his analysis, but she also believed that what he said to her before will make Oula better.
“This isn’t the first time, as a businessman, I will definitely make back the money I invested, not to mention that I like Yan’er so much now, and I will definitely not worry you.”
Ruan Yan smiled silently, “Yes.”
After talking about the company, Ruan Yan said that their crew would start performing dramas in other places in two days, and the specific time schedule came out. Zhou Mengyan asked her to send him a copy.
After responding, Ruan Yan heard the voice of Jiang Cheng, so she let Zhou Mengyan go work and ended the call.
When Ruan Yan was in the study in the morning, she flipped through her mobile phone and saw the exquisite poster of the tour show displayed by the publicity staff in the group. Ruan Yan forwarded it to her circle of friends, which was also a small form of publicity.
After a while, Ruan Yan was looking at her lines, and the phone rang. She saw that it was Xin Mingzhe’s call.
She picked it up, and the person on the other end asked if Ruan Yan was busy right now, “I don’t have anything to do this morning, so I’m just calling you casually, I’m not disturbing you, right?”
“No, I’m free.”
Xin Mingzhe asked about the recent condition of her eyes again and confirmed that she was completely healed. He had known about Ruan Yan regaining her sight some time ago. At that time, Zhu Xingzhi posted a picture of her and Ruan Yan in his circle of friends. He called her as soon as he learned that she had recovered.
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