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

Can PowerSecure's Odd Mix Generate Real Cash Flow?

Just on the surface level, PowerSecure (NASDAQ:POWR) looks like it should be in some businesses with attractive long-term prospects. The company's distributed generation operations address the dual realities that not as many commercial/industrial sites have backup power as you might imagine and that there are savings to be gained from using on-site generation for peak shaving/demand response. Elsewhere, LED lighting and energy efficiency are almost perennial hot topics, and though utility infrastructure is not necessarily a growth market on its own, transmission & distribution (T&D) work has been lagging long-term demand and PowerSecure is building off of a low base.

Clearly the Street is feeling more cheerful about the name. The shares are up more than 170% over...

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