Alternative Energy Investing is Not the “Next
Big Thing” -- It’s the Current “Big Thing”
As you now know, thousands of millionaires – and quite a few billionaires - were
created in the 1980’s and 1990’s due to advances in computer technology on a scale
never seen before in history.
This massive wealth was created as new products and services were developed by
startup companies nobody had ever heard of at the time – companies like Microsoft
and Apple Computer in the PC area, or Cisco Systems in the router and server area
as the enormous buildout of the Internet took place.
And this eventual massive wealth would not have been possible without funding from
Silicon Valley venture capitalists – or VC’s for short – that provided the startup
capital for these now very familiar companies.
How many of us are now looking back and saying to ourselves “If I had only put
$10,000 in Microsoft or Cisco Systems when they first started up, how well off would
I be right now?”
Well, it seems history is repeating itself. In fact, for the first time ever – a
widespread consortium of players, including environmentalists, the “offending”
industries, academia, state and federal government regulators, and – most
importantly – the VC financiers, are promising not only the rapid development of new
technology, but also the money to make it a viable and profitable business.
That’s right, the VC’s are back, and they are ready, willing and able to provide
funding for what is already being called “The Next Big Thing.”
“The Next Big Thing” could create this decade’s new millionaires and billionaires.
And that “Next Big Thing” is really “The Big Thing” and it’s Alternative Energy.
Hi, my name is Ian Wyatt, Chief Investment Strategist at Rising Star Stocks. I’m
very excited to release my stock research report Profits from the Green
Revolution: The One Alternative Energy Stock to Own for 2008.
Alternative energy investing continues to be hot as investors can’t seem to get
enough from companies in this space. My report from 2007 pointed out some real
winners in this space, including Zoltek Companies (Nasdaq: ZOLT) up +92% in the
first six months after initial coverage and DayStar Technologies (Nasdaq: DSTI), up
an amazing +142% in 5 ½ months since the report was released.
With continuing increased demand for sustainable “green” energy options, I've got a
company for you that presents a profit opportunity with the potential to exceed last
That company is Amtech Systems.
Amtech Systems: The One Alternative Energy Stock
to Own for 2008
Amtech Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:ASYS)
Tempe, AZ 85281
Web Site: http://www.amtechsystems.com
Price Target: $17.50
Shares Outstanding: 9.1 million
Market Capitalization: $106.2 million
Why We Like Amtech:
• Involved in the solar and semiconductor industry.
• Expected to increase earnings by 86% in 2008.
• PEG ratio is 0.67.
While there are currently only 13 solar power facilities connected to the U.S. power
grid (11 in California and two in Arizona), accounting for less than 1% of the
electricity produced nationwide, Standard & Poor's Equity Research Services
forecasts that the solar energy industry will grow 30% annually through 2010. Bank
of America expects photovoltaic power production to increase by 34% per year
through 2010, and economists at RBC Financial Group say the overall demand for
solar power will grow about 40% by 2011.
As the market matures, the solar energy industry is attracting a growing amount of
venture capital and private equity investment: worldwide, nearly $2 billion was
poured into research and development and manufacturing expansion in 2007. The
stock-market value of solar-energy companies skyrocketed 4750% globally between
2003 and 2007.
Solar energy's recent boom is due largely to Washington's increased concerns about
global warming and energy independence. Since 2005, the government has provided
tax credits on all solar systems installed by businesses and homeowners. Currently,
95% of the total solar-energy market is dominated by photovoltaic solar power,
which uses silicon cells that convert sunlight directly into electricity.
Amtech Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASYS), an Arizona-based international supplier of
systems, equipment and components used in the manufacture of photovoltaic solar
cells, semiconductor devices and solar wafers, is a surging force in the highlycompetitive
and rapidly growing solar power market. Amtech executives believe the
company's more than three decades of semiconductor manufacturing industry
experience compliments its solar cell parts business because both segments are
closely tied to the polysilicon market.
Worldwide semiconductor sales grew 3.8% in 2007 to $257.1 billion from $247.7
billion in 2006, a record year for the industry, according to the Semiconductor
Industry Association. In the United States and Asia-Pacific region, two places where
Amtech does business, semiconductor sales are soaring and the solar energy
industry is growing faster than ever.
In October 2007, Amtech subsidiary Tempress Systems Inc. received orders (which
will ship in fiscal 2008) for its thermal-processing and automation systems from a
new Asian customer, as well as follow-on orders from two existing customers,
including Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE: YGE), a Chinese solar cell
component maker valued at $17.4 million. Amtech also acquired R2D, a French
maker of solar cell and semiconductor equipment, for approximately $6.1 million
(and infused the company with an additional $1 million in capital aimed at building
up its solar business).
To raise much-needed funding, Amtech in November 2007 sold 2.5 million shares of
its common shares at $14.41 a share, about a 4% discount to the stock's then most
recent closing price. The company said it planned to use the net proceeds of about
$33.6 million as working capital and for other general corporate purposes, including
possible future product or business acquisitions in connection with the planned
expansion of its solar and semiconductor businesses.
The two sides of Amtech’s business constitute a balancing act. Though the
semiconductor industry is cyclical and somewhat volatile, the solar energy industry
tends to be much less sensitive to economic conditions because it is driven heavily
by government spending.
At first glance, factors such as its small size, diminishing barriers to entry into the
marketplace resulting from increased polysilicon production, the emergence of
superior thin film photo cell technologies and a marked rise in solar cell
manufacturing in China all present substantial risks to Amtech's future.
On the flip side, there have been bullish notes for 2008 in reports from analysts who
track the stock. The company's top-line growth over the past two years suggests
substantial leverage in the industry, and all indications point to the fact that Amtech
will continue to grow. Experts predict the company will deeper penetrate domestic
and global markets as government incentives, falling production costs, an infusion of
capital, an expanding retail channel and rising energy prices continue to drive solar
Shares of ASYS are cheap right now. Analysts are predicting EPS next of $1.10 up
significantly from the current year EPS estimate of $0.59. This results in a PE ratio of
11 times forward year earnings. The PEG ratio is very attractable at 0.67 (anything
below 1 is considered undervalued). The PEG is calculated by taking Amtech’s
Current PE of 20 times current year earnings and dividing it by the 5 year expected
growth rate of 30%.
Amtech is a "buy" and should trade at an EPS of 16 times next year earnings of
$1.10 per share, which results in our target price of $17.50.
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