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American Superconductor NasdaqGS:AMSC Stock Report

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07 Aug, 2022


Company Financials +
AMSC fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth1/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health5/6

AMSC Stock Overview

American Superconductor Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides megawatt-scale power resiliency solutions worldwide.

American Superconductor Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for American Superconductor
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$5.20
52 Week HighUS$19.36
52 Week LowUS$4.23
1 Month Change2.16%
3 Month Change6.78%
1 Year Change-59.02%
3 Year Change-35.80%
5 Year Change60.99%
Change since IPO-95.48%

Recent News & Updates

Jul 26

American Superconductor gets $40M orders for new energy power systems

American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) on Tuesday announced $40M orders for new energy power systems. These include orders for reactive compensation, enclosed capacitor banks, harmonic filters, voltage controllers, rectifiers and transformers. Over half the revenue from these orders is expected to be recognized in FY22. "Tailwinds in key markets are driving an acceleration in bookings of our new energy power systems solutions," said AMSC CEO Daniel McGahn. McGahn said increased capital spending in the semiconductor industry and many nations' shift to decarbonization - which will translate into wider adoption of renewable power systems - will support demand of AMSC's products in the medium to long term.

Shareholder Returns

AMSCUS ElectricalUS Market

Return vs Industry: AMSC underperformed the US Electrical industry which returned -16.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: AMSC underperformed the US Market which returned -12.9% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is AMSC's price volatile compared to industry and market?
AMSC volatility
AMSC Average Weekly Movement13.3%
Electrical Industry Average Movement11.8%
Market Average Movement7.9%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market17.1%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market3.2%

Stable Share Price: AMSC is more volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 13% a week.

Volatility Over Time: AMSC's weekly volatility (13%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of US stocks.

About the Company

1987326Dan McGahn

American Superconductor Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides megawatt-scale power resiliency solutions worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Grid and Wind. The Grid segment offers products and services that enable electric utilities, industrial facilities, and renewable energy project developers to connect, transmit, and distribute power under the Gridtec Solutions brand; and engineering planning services.

American Superconductor Fundamentals Summary

How do American Superconductor's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
AMSC fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$148.54m
Earnings (TTM)-US$22.50m
Revenue (TTM)US$105.69m


P/S Ratio


P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
AMSC income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$92.75m
Gross ProfitUS$12.94m
Other ExpensesUS$35.44m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)-0.79
Gross Margin12.25%
Net Profit Margin-21.29%
Debt/Equity Ratio0.1%

How did AMSC perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is AMSC undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 2/6

  • Price-To-Sales vs Peers

  • Price-To-Sales vs Industry

  • Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • Analyst Forecast

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for AMSC?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

AMSC key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue1.1x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA-5.4x
PEG Ration/a

Price to Sales Ratio vs Peers

How does AMSC's PS Ratio compare to its peers?

AMSC PS Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PS ratio for AMSC vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPSEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average10.5x
BEEM Beam Global
LYTS LSI Industries
ADN Advent Technologies Holdings
RMO Romeo Power
AMSC American Superconductor

Price-To-Sales vs Peers: AMSC is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (1.4x) compared to the peer average (10.5x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does AMSC's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the US Electrical Industry?

Price-To-Sales vs Industry: AMSC is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (1.4x) compared to the US Electrical industry average (1.9x)

Price to Sales Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is AMSC's PS Ratio compared to its Fair PS Ratio? This is the expected PS Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

AMSC PS Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PS Ratio1.4x
Fair PS Ratio0.7x

Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio: AMSC is expensive based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (1.4x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Sales Ratio (0.7x).

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of AMSC when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate AMSC's fair value for valuation analysis.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate AMSC's fair value for valuation analysis.

Analyst Price Targets

What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?

Analyst Forecast: Target price is more than 20% higher than the current share price, but analysts are not within a statistically confident range of agreement.

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Future Growth

How is American Superconductor forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 1/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: AMSC is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Earnings vs Market: AMSC is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

High Growth Earnings: AMSC is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: AMSC's revenue (16% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: AMSC's revenue (16% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if AMSC's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time

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Past Performance

How has American Superconductor performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 0/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: AMSC is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: AMSC is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: AMSC is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 5.8% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare AMSC's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: AMSC is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Electrical industry (31.9%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: AMSC has a negative Return on Equity (-22.08%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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Financial Health

How is American Superconductor's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 5/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Stable Cash Runway

  • Forecast Cash Runway

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: AMSC's short term assets ($98.2M) exceed its short term liabilities ($64.7M).

Long Term Liabilities: AMSC's short term assets ($98.2M) exceed its long term liabilities ($9.9M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: AMSC has more cash than its total debt.

Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if AMSC's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.

Balance Sheet

Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: AMSC has sufficient cash runway for more than a year based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: AMSC has sufficient cash runway for 1.6 years if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of 7.8% each year.

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What is American Superconductor current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate AMSC's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate AMSC's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AMSC's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AMSC's dividend payments have been increasing.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as AMSC has not reported any payouts.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Dan McGahn (51 yo)





Mr. Daniel Patrick McGahn, also known as Dan, has been Chief Executive Officer of American Superconductor Corporation since June 1, 2011. He has been President at American Superconductor Corporation since...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Dan's total compensation ($USD1.93M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD767.73K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Dan's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: AMSC's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.3 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: AMSC's board of directors are considered experienced (4.6 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

American Superconductor Corporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: American Superconductor Corporation
  • Ticker: AMSC
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1987
  • Industry: Electrical Components and Equipment
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Implied Market Cap: US$148.544m
  • Shares outstanding: 28.57m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • American Superconductor Corporation
  • 114 East Main Street
  • Ayer
  • Massachusetts
  • 1432
  • United States


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/08/07 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/08/05 00:00
Annual Earnings2022/03/31

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.