PowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy ETF
The must-know dynamics of the global power industry
In this series, we’ll look at the structure of the thermal power industry before moving on to focus on the power generation equipment sector.
Why Brokers Are Positive about NextEra Energy after Its 1Q16 Earnings
Of the 23 analysts tracking NextEra, 18 have given it “buy” recommendations, and five have given it “hold” recommendations. None has recommended a “sell.”
The Alstom Acquisition—Largest in General Electric’s History?
Alstom’s acquisition closed 18 months after the announcement, and thus it did not contribute to General Electric’s 4Q15 revenue and earnings.
Overview of General Electric’s Power and Water Segment
General Electric’s Power and Water Segment contributed 23% of the company’s total revenues in 2015.
SunEdison’s Solar Energy and Semiconductor Businesses
On December 2, 2016, GlobalWafers completed the acquisition of SunEdison Semiconductor for $683.0 million.
Last but Not Least: Moving Averages and Analyst Estimates of Renewable Energy Companies
Wall Street analyst consensus estimates suggest a whopping 106% upside for the four biggest renewable energy companies.
Dissecting Electricity Production: How Much is Renewable?
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), renewables are the third-largest contributor to global electricity production, accounting for 21.7% in 2013.
Reading into the Moving Averages and Analyst Estimates for Renewable Energy Companies
Wall Street analyst consensus estimates suggest a whopping 88% upside for these four renewable energy companies as of January 12, 2016.
Could FuelCell and SolarCity Rise More than 100%?
Wall Street analysts’ consensus estimates suggest a combined upside of 137% for FuelCell Energy, SolarCity, Plug Power, and EnerSys
Can Green Bonds Help Create Sustainable Long-Term Returns?
Green bonds are well suited to access the huge amount of capital required to fund low-carbon green projects.
Can Government Incentives Boost Green Bond Growth?
In order for the green bond market to expand further, government roles are vital.
Will Albemarle’s Short Interest Come Down?
On November 15, the short interest data showed that Albemarle’s (ALB) short interest fell marginally compared to the previous report.
What Drove APD’s Industrial Gases–Asia Segment’s Revenues?
Air Products and Chemicals’ (APD) Industrial Gases–Asia segment accounted for 27.5% of the company’s total revenues in the fourth quarter.
APD’s Industrial Gases–Asia Segment’s Operating Margin Rose in Q3
Air Products and Chemicals’ (APD) Industrial Gases–Asia segment accounted for 27.6% of APD’s total revenues in fiscal Q3 2018, expanding by 2.2 percentage points YoY from 25.4%.
How APD’s Valuation Is Faring Compared to Its Peers
As of June 28, Air Products and Chemicals’ (APD) one-year forward PE is 19.5x.
Why Albemarle’s Short Interest Increased After Its 3Q17 Release
Albemarle’s short interest As of January 31, 2018, Albemarle’s (ALB) short interest had increased in a big way since its 3Q17 earnings announcement on November 8, 2017, which indicates bearishness. Between November 8 and January 31, ALB’s short interest as a percentage of outstanding shares rose to 8.2% from 5.4%, and its stock price fell from $111.59 to […]
TerraForm Power: SunEdison’s Investment Yield Vehicle
SunEdison (SUNEQ) launched a yieldco under the name SunEdison Yieldco in January 2014, which was renamed TerraForm Power in May 2014.
SunEdison’s Business Model and How It Works
The Renewable Energy Development segment provides integrated renewable energy (PBW) services that include design, installation, and overseeing operations of clean energy projects.
Understanding APD’s Stock Performance So Far in 2017
As of June 16, 2017, Air Products and Chemicals (APD) has had a muted performance since the beginning of fiscal 2017, with a meager 1.2% return.
Statoil Expects Cost Reductions in Offshore Wind
One reason that renewable energy hasn’t caught on in a big way is the cost associated with energy generation.
How the New US President Will Affect This Space
On December 15, 2015, the Obama administration signed a bill for the extension of tax credits to renewable energy.
Tackling Climate-Related Risk with Technology
Technological advancements could help investors who are considering the risks of climate change.
Understanding NextEra Energy Resources’ Expansion of Renewables
NextEra Energy’s regulated utility Florida Power & Light reported earnings of $0.85 per share in 1Q16, as compared to earnings of $0.80 per share in 1Q15.
Exelon Generation’s Fate Relies on Illinois Energy Bill
Mergers and acquisitions drove Exelon Corporation’s (EXC) growth in the last few years. Its acquisition of Constellation Energy in 2012 catalyzed its performance due to healthy capacity addition.
What Are Analysts’ Price Targets for PG&E Corporation?
Pacific Gas & Electric Corporation (PCG) has been given a median price target of $58.88 from Wall Street analysts. This implies a possible rise of 5% over the next year from PG&E Corporation’s current price of $56.
NRG Energy Reports Heavy Loss in 4Q15 on Impairments
NRG Energy (NRG) reported its fourth quarter results on February 29, 2016. It reported a net loss of $6.4 billion in 4Q15 against its net income of $97 million in 4Q14.
Can Renewable Energy Get Over the Clean Power Plan Hurdle?
The Clean Power Plan could set a bigger stage for renewable energy in the energy mix of the United States. Renewable energy could outweigh energy from all fossil fuels combined by 2040.
How Will Weather Affect Edison International’s 4Q15 Earnings?
The Californian utility Edison International (EIX) is set to report its quarterly earnings on February 23, 2016.
Most Analysts Recommend a “Buy” on NextEra Energy
Following NextEra Energy’s 4Q15 earnings, analysts have a one-year price target of $119 for NEE against its current market price of $108.
Florida Power & Light Makes NextEra Energy Shine in 4Q15
NextEra Energy’s (NEE) regulated utility subsidiary Florida Power & Light (or FPL) continued its magnificent performance in 4Q15.
NextEra Energy Beats Expectations, Reports Stellar Growth
NextEra Energy reported its 4Q15 earnings on January 28, 2016. NextEra continued its stellar performance, with its net income rising 17% year-over-year.
Renewable Energy Stocks Trade below 100-Day Moving Averages
FuelCell Energy (FCEL) is trading 42% below its 100-day moving average, as of yesterday’s close. In comparison, SolarCity (SCTY) is trading 25% below its 100-day moving average.
Analyzing Southern Company’s Debt Profile and Spending Plan
As of September 30, 2015, Southern Company had a total debt of $27 billion, against equity of $20.6 billion.
Will Southern Company’s Revenues Beat Estimates in 4Q15?
If Southern Company meets analysts’ estimates this quarter, it would be 15% rise in revenues over those of 4Q14.
American Electric Power’s Growth Plan Is Backed by Huge Spending on the Regulated Domain
American Electric Power plans to invest $13 billion through 2018, 96% of which will go to its regulated segment, aiming for a 4–6% earnings growth annually.
Renewables Are a Growth Driver for NextEra Energy
A consistent focus on renewables and the expansion of the regulated segment are likely to be key factors for NextEra Energy’s growth in coming years.
Will NextEra Be Able to Maintain Its Revenue Growth in 4Q15?
NEER looks after the competitive business of NextEra Energy. 2015 was a strong year for NEER as revenues in 3Q15 rose by ~$300 million as compared to 3Q14.
What Investors Can Expect from Renewable Energy Companies
Wall Street analysts’ consensus estimates suggest a whopping 112% upside for renewable energy companies FuelCell Energy, Solar Energy, Power Plug, and EnerSys.
Southern Company Focuses on Expanding Its Generation Assets
Southern Company is planning to spend approximately $13 billion in the next two years as part of its expansion strategy.
Analyzing the Leverage of Renewable Energy Companies
SolarCity’s debt grew by 340% while EnerSys’s and Plug Power’s debt grew by 60%.
Analyst Estimates Suggest Upsides for Renewable Energy Companies
The Guggenheim Solar ETF and the VanEck Vectors Global Alternate Energy ETF are trading 4% and 3.9% above their respective 100-day moving averages.
Renewable Energy Sources Could Replace Crude Oil
The Guggenheim Solar ETF, the PowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy ETF, and the VanEck Vectors Global Alternate Energy ETF invest in renewable energy.
Plug Power and SolarCity Saw Major Gains in Sales and Profits
Plug Power (PLUG) and SolarCity’s (SCTY) sales grew by 140% and 56%, respectively, on a YoY (year-over-year) basis in fiscal 3Q15.
Renewable Energy Companies Generated Less Cash Flow than Needed
The FCF (free cash flow) is what’s left after the total capital expenditures from operating cash flows are spent.
What Paris Climate Agreement Means for Fuel Cells and Solar Energy
Clean energy was one of the important issues in the Paris Climate Agreement. Fuel cells produce clean energy from a chemical reaction between anodes and cathodes.
OPEC Could Worry about Growing Non-Fossil Fuel Consumption
Experts think that OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) already sees the threat from solar and other non-fossil fuel energy sources.
Analyzing Renewable Energy Companies’ Sales and Gross Profit
Plug Power (PLUG) and SolarCity’s (SCTY) sales grew by 140% and 56% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis in fiscal 3Q15. Their gross profit grew by 56% and 99%.
FuelCell Energy Management Expects Break-Even at 90 Megawatts
FuelCell Energy’s gross profit totaled $3.1 million in fiscal 4Q15, while it was $6 million in fiscal 4Q14. Its gross profit margin fell from 10.9% to 6.1%.
FuelCell Energy Relies Heavily on Strategic Partners for Funding
FuelCell Energy (FCEL) relies heavily on its strategic partners for its financing needs through revolving credit facilities.
Cash Flow Analysis for Renewable Energy Companies
The cash flow is an important part of a company’s financials. Lower cash flows increase a company’s chances of being caught in a vicious cycle of debt raising and refinancing.
Renewable Energy in a Rising Interest Scenario
Experts don’t expect the low interest rate scenario to continue in 2016. It’s important to understand the different financials related to the interest rate scenario.
Clean Energy Companies’ Moving Averages and Analysts’ Estimates
Clean energy companies are trading 13% below their 100-day moving averages. FuelCell Energy (FCEL) is trading 43% below its 100-day moving average.
Fuel Cells and Solar Energy: Future Forms of Energy
People want to move with technology. Technology requires power in order to run. So, fuel cells and solar energy will be a form of energy in the future.
GE’s 3Q15 Revenues: A Focus on Oil, Gas, and Aviation
GE’s 3Q15 revenues came in at $31.7 billion, 1% lower than 3Q14’s $32.1 billion. Of the total revenues, $25.7 billion came from the industrial business.