|October 15, 2010
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| || || || || ||YTD |
|DJIA ||11006.93 ||11096.92 ||89.99 ||0.82% ||6.39% |
|NASDAQ ||2403.46 ||2435.38 ||31.92 ||1.33% ||6.14% |
|RUSSELL 2000 ||693.68 ||704.69 ||11.01 ||1.59% ||12.19% |
|S&P 500 ||1165.32 ||1173.81 ||8.49 ||0.73% ||5.13% |
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Stocks Undervalued by 20%
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ValuEngine Sector Overview
| Sector || Change ||MTD ||YTD ||Valuation || Last 12-MReturn || P/E Ratio |
|Energy ||-0.25% ||6.56% ||11.73% ||8.81% overvalued ||25.35% ||25.14 |
|Basic Industries ||-0.57% ||2.58% ||24.26% ||7.80% overvalued ||34.75% ||25.16 |
|Public Utilities ||-0.11% ||2.89% ||2.45% ||3.27% overvalued ||13.18% ||20.10 |
|Consumer Non-Durables ||0.03% ||3.45% ||10.73% ||0.29% overvalued ||18.79% ||17.11 |
|Transportation ||-0.41% ||3.56% ||13.64% ||0.09% overvalued ||15.73% ||19.12 |
|Capital Goods ||-0.11% ||4.08% ||20.59% ||2.72% undervalued ||13.36% ||21.61 |
|Consumer Services ||-0.40% ||3.45% ||14.26% ||3.71% undervalued ||12.06% ||21.68 |
|Technology ||0.03% ||4.41% ||21.46% ||4.03% undervalued ||20.45% ||24.64 |
|Finance ||-0.23% ||3.19% ||15.18% ||4.45% undervalued ||4.94% ||18.17 |
|Consumer Durables ||-0.59% ||3.67% ||16.59% ||6.37% undervalued ||21.94% ||19.78 |
|Health Care ||-0.30% ||3.14% ||22.98% ||8.77% undervalued ||4.28% ||20.50 |
Industry Talk--Modern Energy
Featuring Michele Ashby, CEO, MINE LLC
For this week's Industry Talk, we asked Michele Ashby, CEO of MINE LLC, for her thoughts on the prospects of the alternative energy industry. Ashby, an analyst who spent the bulk of her career focusing on mining companies and precious metals like gold, now provides services to analysts, investors, bankers, and companies in the mining, modern energy, and oil and gas industries.
Ashby's company, MINE LLC, provides networking, capital raising, and educational opportunities several times a year via conferences held in outstanding natural settings such as Wyoming, Colorado, etc. We were lucky to attend a MINE conference in Dillon, Colorado a few years ago and it was an edifying and worthwhile experience in all aspects.
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Many use the term alternative energy, you use "modern energy." What is "modern energy" and how does it differ from "alternative energy?"
I use modern energy because it is more inclusive of the sector. As we move into the future and new developments arise, we want to be sure to include new ideas, technologies, solutions, and applications in the energy world. Let’s face it, we will need ALL of the energy sources we can capture and use. Growth rates are expected to be enormous as the population of the planet earth grows and multiplies. This will create more demand for energy and for All types of energy albeit fossil fuel or not. Think of your home in 10 years and if you can imagine you will most likely have some type of solar support unit, waterless toilets, fuel cell storage, electric car feeding and taking energy from the grid and all kinds of things which will cut back on your energy use, yet keep your life as comfortable as it is today with a lower carbon footprint. Our goal should always be to add or improve our energy usage with a lower carbon footprint. As they say “there is no planet B!”
Do you feel that US federal, state, and local policy makers are supporting modern energy effectively or do you feel like some--eg Tom Friedman--that the US is missing the next big economic engine while nations like China position their economies to prosper?
There are many problems here in regards to our policies and how they affect the sector. One of the things I hear most is that the US needs to set longer time lines on the incentive programs-- like 10 or 20 years. Without that longevity, projects have a hard time getting and keeping consistent large-scale funding from investors. Another factor that is discussed a lot is feed-in tariffs which have been very successful in Europe-- particularly in Germany. Lastly, the failure to price carbon in the US has really taken the wind out of the sails when it comes to creating wealth and jobs in this sector. There are many challenges we face here and we are only hurting our own progress by not implementing some of these ideas.
Given the hype and subsequent bubble burst with alt energy stocks during the oil price run up of a few years ago, what can you say to investors who may be reticent to come back into the alt energy stocks?
That there are even better opportunities now because the companies have had to really work hard to stay alive in the past couple of years. Many of them did not survive what is being called “the valley of death” since the economy cratered. The alternative energy sector was being held up by huge investors looking for those tax incentives to off-set their incredible earnings from 2005-2008. Now that those big investors are not searching for tax incentive investments, the alternative energy businesses--especially the renewables-- have had to become much more cost effective to compete with utility pricing of electricity. This turns out to be a good thing for consumers as the price of wind and solar has dropped dramatically. As for investments in companies, we still carefully do our due diligence on each firm to evaluate what they are producing, the ROI (if not now, when?), and other measures of sustainability.
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Below, we present various top-five lists for the Alternative Energy Industry from our Institutional software package (VEI). We did not filter our results. Keep in mind that many more firms are involved in the industry even if they are not classified as such. It is always good to run individual ticker searches for firms identified as participating in fields like geothermal, wind, solare, batteries, etc. in addition to the industry screen.
|Ticker ||Name ||Mkt Price ||Valuation (%) ||VE Rating ||Last 12-M Retn(%) ||Forecast 1-Month Retn(%) ||Forecast 1-Yr Retn(%) ||P/E Ratio |
|BIOF ||BIOFUEL ENERGY ||2.77 || N/A ||4 ||125.2 ||2.79 ||9.16 || N/A |
|CBEH ||CHINA INTEG EGY ||8.37 ||-2.93 ||3 ||10.13 ||1.25 ||3.27 ||7.13 |
|CSOL ||CHINA SOLAR & CLEAN ENERGY SOLUT ||0.34 || N/A ||4 ||-31 ||1.14 ||12.16 ||0.96 |
|CSUN ||CHINA SUNERGY ||4.75 ||-20.15 ||4 ||11.24 ||2.14 ||8.92 ||8.37 |
|ECTY ||ECOTALITY INC ||4.4 ||-30.77 ||3 ||-59.26 ||1.38 ||0.84 || N/A |
|EEE ||EVERGREEN ENERGY INC ||1.26 ||-75 ||4 ||-82.2 ||2.15 ||7.74 || N/A |
|ESLR ||EVERGREEN SOLAR ||1.09 ||-70.22 ||4 ||-40.11 ||2.78 ||10.68 || N/A |
|FCEL ||FUELCELL ENERGY ||1.18 ||-75 ||4 ||-70.57 ||2.16 ||5.23 || N/A |
|GPRE ||GREEN PLN RENEW ||11.91 ||4.58 ||4 ||68.46 ||1.88 ||8.16 ||6.28 |
|GU ||GUSHAN ENVIRMNT ||1.02 || N/A ||3 ||-42.05 ||0.08 ||3.9 || N/A |
|HW ||HEADWATERS INC ||3.69 ||85.98 ||3 ||-14.39 ||0.81 ||-1.89 || N/A |
|JASO ||JA SOLAR HOLDGS ||9.55 ||-30.16 ||5 ||134.64 ||3.06 ||14.08 ||11.15 |
|LDK ||LDK SOLAR CO ||12.35 ||-36.04 ||5 ||47.9 ||3.03 ||14.19 ||15.9 |
|MIR ||MIRANT CORP ||10.72 ||300 ||2 ||-33.75 ||-1.43 ||-7.87 ||5.1 |
|PEIX ||PACIFIC ETHANOL INC ||1.1 || N/A ||4 ||103.7 ||2.71 ||12.73 || N/A |
|PLUG ||PLUG POWER INC ||0.45 ||-84.81 ||4 ||-61.54 ||2.19 ||6.11 || N/A |
|RSOL ||REAL GOODS SOLR ||3.16 ||-11.05 ||3 ||9.72 ||1.66 ||2.28 ||45.14 |
|RTK ||RENTECH INC ||1.08 ||-35.48 ||3 ||-35.71 ||1.81 ||3.77 || N/A |
|SESI ||SES SOLAR INC ||0.06 || N/A ||3 ||-56.15 ||1.49 ||1.02 || N/A |
|SOLF ||SOLARFUN POWER ||11.65 ||-22.98 ||4 ||110.24 ||2.48 ||11.22 ||7.41 |
|SOLR ||GT SOLAR INTL ||8.97 ||37.34 ||4 ||58.48 ||1.93 ||7.73 ||10.84 |
|STP ||SUNTECH PWR HLD ||9.72 ||-38.23 ||4 ||-35.93 ||2.27 ||9.68 ||15.45 |
|TPCG ||TPC GROUP INC ||27.4 ||5.26 ||4 || N/A ||1.85 ||5.57 ||20.72 |
|TSL ||TRINA SOLAR LTD ||30.73 ||23.01 ||4 ||79.29 ||2.02 ||8.01 ||11.3 |
|WPRT ||WESTPORT INNOV ||18.75 ||34.11 ||3 ||54.96 ||1.95 ||4.97 || N/A |
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