Beacon Power Corp
Is going Crazy!
Ok, this is highly subjective....
I have one eyebrow up when a company in alternative energy starts moving rapidly.
When this stock was below $2 I felt that BCON was a speculative trade....... any movement was subject to the whims of underwriters and/or traders. But there could be guesses about the market size for Beacon Power's technology that suggests future growth.
The company makes energy storage devices using flywheel technology......sort of like winding up a spring of magnets and releasing it in a controlled and efficient way. Flywheels are an alternative to batteries, which contain metals potentially harmful to the environment.
I still don't know, but buying this stock in March at $1 +/- would have been a good call considering today's (8-22-05) trading price over $4 a share......but did the energy bill have anything to do with the increase?
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FROM finance.yahoo.com 8/22/2005
Beacon Power Profile
0-Jun-05 31-Mar-05 31-Dec-04 30-Sep-04
Total Revenue 318 636 60 81
Cost of Revenue 334 671 949 80
Gross Profit (16) (34) (34) (899)
What do I see on the Balance Sheet? Snoreville...but I am curious why BCON is moving up so suddenly.
For the year ending in Dec. 2004
R&D budget = $3,532,000
Operating loss was $9,049,000 and "Total other Income/expenses net" was $3,719,000. 2003 "Total other income/expenses net" was $526,000 and $72,000 in 2002.
This "Total other income" affects their Net Income. Net income is now -$5,330,000 (2004) which is propetionally a large improvement from -$20,839,000 in 2002. In 2002 there were non recurring charges of $6,456,000 and a larger R&D budget.
Interesting note: The company shows no long term debt on it's balance sheet. Also Total Stockholder Equity has decreased from $17.7 million in 2002 to $3.7 the period ending June 30th.
Losses are common with development stage alternative energy companies. They must continue with large R&D budgets.They also must spend money on selling expenses to convince consumers of their product's value compared to traditional energy sources in their market like American Power Conversion Devices (APCC).