Stephen Simpson, CFA
Long only, growth at reasonable price, value, research analyst

The Street Still Doubts Gamesa Has A Business For The Long Term

Retail investors always react angrily whenever you mention it, but even the hottest markets always come back to real-world concerns like economic value added, margins, and cash flows. Nobody wanted to hear about the per-kWH costs of wind power or the importance of government subsidies back in the glory days of the renewable/alt energy bubble, but the chickens ultimately came home to roost (as they always do), and they left a big mess on former high-fliers like Vestas (OTCPK:VWDRY) and Gamesa (OTCPK:GCTAY) (GAM.MC).

Extreme industry over-capacity and order declines tied to lower government subsidy payments have forced turbine manufacturers to restructure their operations and rein in their ambitions. To that end, I think Gamesa has made...

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