American Superconductor Corp (NASDAQ:AMSC)

CAPS Rating: 1 out of 5

An energy technologies company, which offers an array of solutions based on two proprietary technologies: programmable power electronic converters and high temperature superconductor wires.

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GoGreen1949 (< 20)
Submitted May 09, 2010

American Superconductor is a company that supports both leading edge technology (wind energy) and aligns with nations and businesses that need leading edge solutions (China is one good example). AMSC also supports current energy technologies and even… More

drakitin (98.85)
Submitted August 18, 2008

9x sales??? i dont care if you're growing at 50%, this is a commodity business with MANY established heavyweight players. Going down down down

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Member Avatar OklaBoston (52.91) Submitted: 7/9/2018 1:00:30 PM : Outperform Start Price: $5.27 AMSC Score: +12.31

Senior officer open market purchases since this fell below $10.00

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Member Avatar jmillerSpec (< 20) Submitted: 6/26/2018 2:51:46 PM : Outperform Start Price: $7.70 AMSC Score: -25.97

There will be a price and volume spike in AMSC due to a predictable article in WSJ (July 6,7, or 9th 2018) on a huge restitution award for AMSC in the U.S. criminal lawsuit against Sinovel.

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Member Avatar rhallbick (95.99) Submitted: 6/13/2018 10:43:45 AM : Outperform Start Price: $6.63 AMSC Score: -10.86

AMSC (NASDAQ Global Select: AMSC)
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Thesis: Loses money, so a CAPS-only speculative pick. Has struggled to survive after suffering major corporate theft by their largest customer many years ago. Has survived by selling stock, developing new product lines, and will possibly return to profitability in a couple of years.
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AMSC was founded in 1987 as American Superconductor Corporation to develop and commercialize high temperature superconductor wires, wire products and systems. Their current main business is supplying electrical transmission and distribution equipment to electrical utilities and renewable energy projects. A second business segment supplies engineered turbine designs, power electronics, and control systems to wind turbine manufacturers. Recent initiative into Ship Protection Systems includes acquisition of a small company, and three secured US Navy contracts.

Recently, AMSC has experienced a year-over-year decline in annual revenue of 36%, with a 20% increase in losses. Most of decline is attributable to their largest Wind Turbine customer, Inox in India, facing changes in government policies there.

As of Mar 31, 2018, AMSC has an accumulated deficit of $988 million. Current annual cash burn rate has rose to $25 million and has been funded by stock sales and asset sales. It is unlikely that they will be profitable in fiscal 2018, and further stock sales will thus be necessary. They do not have any long term debt, and hold about $34.2 million in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash.

Short interest as of Jun 11, 2018 was 3,059,522 shares, or 18% of float. Short interest has been falling in recent months as the stock price has been rising.

Former Chinese customer Sinovel Wind Group was found guilty in Jan 2018 in a US Federal criminal case for theft of AMSC software. AMSC is claiming $800 million in losses due to the theft. Court sentencing is now expected in July, and it is unknown what restitution, if any, AMSC may be awarded, or whether Sinovel would actually pay anything to anyone.

AMSC filed an S-1 with SEC on Feb 5, 2018 for $100 million of common stock, debt securities, and/or warrants, to be issued from time to time. As of June 1, 2018 there were 20,978,113 common shares outstanding.

Start Price: $6.63 | Annual Dividend: $0.00 | Dividend Yield: 0.00%

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mmmed (29.27) Score: +418.27

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Member Name Member
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Antipopnfresh100 50.15 3/11/2009 Underperform 1Y $159.20 -96.19% +298.70% +394.89 0 Comment
GraemesPSP 99.68 11/21/2008 Underperform NS $91.20 -93.36% +274.55% +367.91 0 Comment
zokes10 29.12 11/20/2008 Underperform NS $83.30 -92.73% +269.65% +362.37 0 Comment
zokes101 30.09 11/20/2008 Underperform NS $86.60 -93.00% +264.49% +357.49 0 Comment
WilyInvestor 29.81 11/20/2008 Underperform NS $93.50 -93.52% +263.04% +356.56 0 Comment
ShockTrader 24.91 12/5/2008 Underperform 1Y $128.30 -95.28% +254.13% +349.41 0 Comment
epc53 27.81 11/19/2008 Underperform NS $93.50 -93.52% +255.26% +348.78 0 Comment
SheepInvstr213 < 20 12/2/2008 Underperform 5Y $114.50 -94.71% +250.47% +345.18 0 Comment
PennyStockFool 28.70 2/3/2009 Underperform 3W $169.80 -96.43% +244.80% +341.23 0 Comment
anticitradeshort 30.51 4/20/2009 Underperform NS $210.00 -97.11% +236.72% +333.83 0 Comment

Wall Street

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trackascendiantc < 20 6/28/2013 Outperform NS $26.10 -76.78% +77.46% -154.25 0 Comment
TrackZacks < 20 6/7/2012 Outperform 3M $40.00 -19.75% +4.63% -24.38 11/9/2012 @ $32.10 1 Comment
TrackZacks < 20 4/12/2012 Underperform 3M $42.40 -5.66% -4.86% +0.80 6/7/2012 @ $40.00 1 Comment
TrackMaximGroup 56.97 4/11/2012 Outperform NS $40.00 -84.85% +107.63% -192.48 0 Comment
TrackZacks < 20 10/6/2011 Underperform 3M $41.30 +23.73% +15.34% -8.39 2/10/2012 @ $51.10 1 Comment
TrackZacks < 20 1/6/2011 Underperform 3M $282.20 -4.71% +4.77% +9.49 3/3/2011 @ $268.90 1 Comment
TrackMuhlenkamp 30.36 12/31/2010 Outperform NS $285.90 -97.88% +127.67% -225.55 0 Comment
TrackZacks < 20 8/18/2010 Outperform 3M $284.10 -0.67% +16.03% -16.70 1/6/2011 @ $282.20 1 Comment
TrackZacks < 20 5/26/2010 Outperform 3M $293.60 +3.58% +5.22% -1.64 8/3/2010 @ $304.10 1 Comment
TrackDeutscheSec 86.89 4/15/2010 Outperform NS $305.00 +15.74% -2.82% +18.56 10/15/2010 @ $353.00 0 Comment
TrackJefferies 79.61 3/23/2010 Outperform NS $280.40 -97.84% +144.14% -241.98 0 Comment
TrackWunderlich < 20 2/4/2010 Outperform NS $332.70 -82.12% +11.42% -93.54 9/16/2011 @ $59.50 0 Comment
TrackNeedham 90.78 11/21/2009 Outperform NS $333.30 -25.50% +21.62% -47.12 3/31/2011 @ $248.30 0 Comment
TrackBreanMurray 72.91 10/30/2009 Outperform NS $348.00 -62.64% +26.01% -88.65 4/6/2011 @ $130.00 0 Comment
TrackKaufmanBros 92.91 9/30/2009 Outperform NS $331.60 -98.17% +168.01% -266.19 0 Comment
TrackPiperJaff 85.42 5/11/2009 Outperform NS $257.50 -97.65% +214.10% -311.74 0 Comment
TrackCharlesPayn < 20 4/17/2009 Outperform 3M $204.40 -97.04% +230.77% -327.81 0 Comment
TrackBroadpointAmTech < 20 2/6/2009 Outperform NS $173.50 +38.41% -0.01% +38.43 4/27/2009 @ $240.15 0 Comment
TrackJanco 77.67 8/1/2008 Outperform NS $382.50 -98.42% +133.44% -231.85 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 85.45 7/16/2008 Outperform 3W $327.00 -98.15% +137.29% -235.44 0 Comment
TrackKaufmanBros 92.91 5/28/2008 Outperform NS $322.10 +11.18% -23.64% +34.82 9/21/2009 @ $358.10 0 Comment
TrackDeutscheSec 86.89 12/13/2007 Outperform NS $261.00 +4.75% -37.33% +42.08 5/7/2009 @ $273.40 0 Comment
TrackJefferies 79.61 11/5/2007 Outperform NS $256.60 +19.91% -7.27% +27.19 5/9/2008 @ $307.70 0 Comment
TrackSoros 87.45 9/30/2007 Outperform NS $204.80 -97.04% +95.74% -192.78 1 Comment
TrackJimCramer 85.45 9/21/2007 Underperform 3W $182.70 +78.98% -18.43% -97.41 7/17/2008 @ $327.00 0 Comment
TrackRBCCapMkts 87.24 8/10/2007 Underperform NS $240.70 -97.48% +107.82% +205.30 0 Comment
TrackTobinSmith < 20 6/29/2007 Outperform 1Y $193.10 -96.86% +99.48% -196.34 0 Comment
TrackPacificGrow < 20 3/23/2007 Outperform NS $150.50 -72.43% -3.84% -68.59 4/17/2012 @ $41.50 0 Comment
TrackArdourCapit < 20 3/8/2007 Outperform NS $131.90 -1.44% -4.92% +3.48 4/6/2011 @ $130.00 0 Comment
TrackNeedham 90.78 1/18/2007 Outperform NS $96.30 +149.95% +0.66% +149.29 8/10/2007 @ $240.70 0 Comment

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