TSX:SFD

Stock Analysis Report

NXT Energy Solutions

Executive Summary

NXT Energy Solutions Inc. provides airborne and gravity based geophysical survey services for the oil and gas exploration and production companies through its proprietary stress field detection (SFD) survey system worldwide.

Snowflake

Fundamentals

Flawless balance sheet and slightly overvalued.

Risks

  • NXT Energy Solutions has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
  • NXT Energy Solutions is not covered by any analysts.

Share Price & News

How has NXT Energy Solutions's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0%

TSX:SFD

-2.3%

CA Energy Services

-0.9%

CA Market


1 Year Return

-34.8%

TSX:SFD

-42.8%

CA Energy Services

-6.1%

CA Market

SFD outperformed the Energy Services industry which returned -42.8% over the past year.

SFD underperformed the Market in Canada which returned -6.1% over the past year.


Share holder returns

SFDIndustryMarket
7 Day0%-2.3%-0.9%
30 Day4.7%-12.7%-3.4%
90 Day13.9%-19.8%-3.1%
1 Year-34.8%-34.8%-41.4%-42.8%-2.8%-6.1%
3 Year-66.7%-66.7%-33.6%-38.4%13.2%3.1%
5 Year-70.0%-70.0%-74.1%-76.8%10.8%-4.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is NXT Energy Solutions's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is NXT Energy Solutions undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

9.08x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Intrinsic Value Based on Future Cash Flows

Unable to calculate intrinsic value for NXT Energy Solutions to establish if it is available at moderate discount.

Unable to calculate intrinsic value for NXT Energy Solutions to establish if it is available at substantial discount.


Price Based on Earnings

NXT Energy Solutions is good value based on earnings compared to the CA Energy Services industry average.

NXT Energy Solutions is good value based on earnings compared to the Canada market.


Price Based on Expected Growth

Unable to calculate PEG ratio for NXT Energy Solutions, we can't assess if its growth is good value.


Price Based on Value of Assets

NXT Energy Solutions is overvalued based on assets compared to the CA Energy Services industry average.


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Future Growth

How is NXT Energy Solutions expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

33.2%

Forecasted Energy industry annual growth in earnings


In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as NXT Energy Solutions has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.


Next Steps

  • Examine NXT Energy Solutions's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.
  • NXT Energy Solutions competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
  • Explore growth companies in the Energy industry.

Past Performance

How has NXT Energy Solutions performed over the past 5 years?

-18.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

NXT Energy Solutions's year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years, however the most recent earnings are above average.

NXT Energy Solutions has become profitable in the last year making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to the 5-year average.

NXT Energy Solutions has become profitable in the last year making it difficult to compare the CA Energy Services industry average.


Return on Equity

NXT Energy Solutions has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).


Return on Assets

NXT Energy Solutions used its assets more efficiently than the CA Energy Services industry average last year based on Return on Assets.


Return on Capital Employed

NXT Energy Solutions's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).


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Financial Health

How is NXT Energy Solutions's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

NXT Energy Solutions is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.

NXT Energy Solutions's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

NXT Energy Solutions has no debt.

NXT Energy Solutions currently has no debt however we can't compare to 5 years ago as we have no data for that period.

NXT Energy Solutions has no debt, it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

NXT Energy Solutions has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet

Low level of unsold assets.

NXT Energy Solutions has no debt, it does not need to be covered by short term assets.


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Dividend

What is NXT Energy Solutions's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield and Payments Analysis

Unable to evaluate NXT Energy Solutions's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to evaluate NXT Energy Solutions's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as NXT Energy Solutions has not reported any payouts.

Unable to verify if NXT Energy Solutions's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as NXT Energy Solutions has not reported any payouts.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.


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Management

What is the CEO of NXT Energy Solutions's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

2.4yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

George Liszicasz (65yo)

23.6yrs

Tenure

CA$323,394

Compensation

Mr. George Liszicasz has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at NXT Energy Solutions, Inc., since January 1996 and has been its President since July 2002. Mr. Liszicasz served as the President of ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

George's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in Canada.

George's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year, both up more than 20%.


Management Age and Tenure

2.4yrs

Average Tenure

62yo

Average Age

The tenure for the NXT Energy Solutions management team is about average.


Board Age and Tenure

7.9yrs

Average Tenure

64.5yo

Average Age

The tenure for the NXT Energy Solutions board of directors is about average.


Insider Trading

More shares have been bought than sold by NXT Energy Solutions individual insiders in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

BuyCA$148,06002 Jul 19
John Tilson
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares231,000
Max PriceCA$0.64
BuyCA$3,97001 Jul 19
Eugene Woychyshyn
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Financial Officer
VP of Finance
Shares10,000
Max PriceCA$0.40
BuyCA$4,00017 Jun 19
Eugene Woychyshyn
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Financial Officer
VP of Finance
Shares10,000
Max PriceCA$0.40
SellCA$12,37911 Feb 19
Michael Mork
EntityIndividual
Shares27,000
Max PriceCA$0.50
BuyCA$65,23111 Feb 19
Michael Mork
EntityIndividual
Shares100,000
Max PriceCA$0.65
SellCA$4,29814 Dec 18
John Tilson
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares14,000
Max PriceCA$0.31
SellCA$36007 Dec 18
John Tilson
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares1,000
Max PriceCA$0.36
SellCA$1,94004 Dec 18
John Tilson
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares4,000
Max PriceCA$0.55
BuyCA$6,04730 Nov 18
George Liszicasz
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Executive Officer
Chairman
Shares10,627
Max PriceCA$0.57
BuyCA$3,42828 Nov 18
George Liszicasz
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Executive Officer
Chairman
Shares7,500
Max PriceCA$0.46
SellCA$1,01028 Nov 18
John Tilson
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares2,000
Max PriceCA$0.50

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Charles Selby (62yo)

    Lead Independent Director

    • Tenure: 3.6yrs
    • Compensation: CA$50.17k
  • Andy Steedman (58yo)

    Special Advisor

    • Tenure: 3.0yrs
    • Compensation: CA$252.93k
  • George Liszicasz (65yo)

    Chairman

    • Tenure: 23.6yrs
    • Compensation: CA$323.39k
  • Eugene Woychyshyn

    VP of Finance

    • Tenure: 0.7yrs
    • Compensation: CA$77.47k

Board Members

  • Charles Selby (62yo)

    Lead Independent Director

    • Tenure: 3.6yrs
    • Compensation: CA$50.17k
  • George Liszicasz (65yo)

    Chairman

    • Tenure: 23.6yrs
    • Compensation: CA$323.39k
  • Bruce Wilcox (64yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 4.2yrs
  • Tom Valentine (57yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 11.8yrs
  • John Tilson (76yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 4.5yrs
  • George Allen (67yo)

    Member of Geosciences Advisory Board

    • Tenure: 4.6yrs
  • George Iusco

    Member of Geosciences Advisory Board

    • Tenure: 11.2yrs
  • Roes Budiman

    Member of Geosciences Advisory Board

    • Tenure: 11.2yrs
  • Cleveland Jones

    Member of Geosciences Advisory Board

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs

Company Information

NXT Energy Solutions Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: NXT Energy Solutions Inc.
  • Ticker: SFD
  • Exchange: TSX
  • Founded: 1994
  • Industry: Oil and Gas Equipment and Services
  • Sector: Energy
  • Market Cap: US$22.314m
  • Listing Market Cap: US$29.682m
  • Shares outstanding: 68.57m
  • Website: https://www.nxtenergy.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • NXT Energy Solutions Inc.
  • 3320 17th Avenue SW
  • Suite 302
  • Calgary
  • Alberta
  • T3E 0B4
  • Canada

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
NSFD.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon SharesUSUSDFeb 1995
SFDTSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesCACADFeb 1995

Biography

NXT Energy Solutions Inc. provides airborne and gravity based geophysical survey services for the oil and gas exploration and production companies through its proprietary stress field detection (SFD) surve ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/08/25 00:07
End of Day Share Price2019/08/22 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.