American Superconductor Corporation provides megawatt-scale solutions worldwide.
Adequate balance sheet with limited growth.
Share Price & News
How has American Superconductor's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: AMSC has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: AMSC underperformed the US Electrical industry which returned 14.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: AMSC underperformed the US Market which returned 20.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is American Superconductor's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is American Superconductor undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate AMSC's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate AMSC's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: AMSC is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Electrical industry average.
PE vs Market: AMSC is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate AMSC's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: AMSC is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.3x) compared to the US Electrical industry average (1.8x).
How is American Superconductor forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
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 (23% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: AMSC's revenue (23% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: AMSC is forecast to be unprofitable in 3 years.
How has American Superconductor performed over the past 5 years?
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, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 42.4% 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 (-1.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: AMSC has a negative Return on Equity (-25.34%), as it is currently unprofitable.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is American Superconductor's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: AMSC's short term assets ($89.3M) exceed its short term liabilities ($35.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: AMSC's short term assets ($89.3M) exceed its long term liabilities ($11.3M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: AMSC is debt free.
Reducing Debt: AMSC has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 10.4%.
Inventory Level: AMSC has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if AMSC's debt is covered by short term assets.
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: Insufficient data to determine if AMSC has enough cash runway based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if AMSC has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.
What is American Superconductor's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate AMSC's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate AMSC's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any 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.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of AMSC's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Dan McGahn (48yo)
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 ($USD2.90M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.11M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Dan's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|CFO, Senior VP & Treasurer||2.8yrs||US$1.20m||0.91% $1.6m|
|Executive Vice President of Technology||2.8yrs||US$576.47k||no data|
|Secretary||0yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: AMSC's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||13.4yrs||US$94.42k||0.12% $215.7k|
|Independent Director||15.9yrs||US$102.47k||0.20% $358.8k|
|Lead Independent Director||0.8yrs||US$94.89k||0.068% $120.8k|
|Independent Director||0.8yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: AMSC's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 2.3%.
American Superconductor Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: American Superconductor Corporation
- Ticker: AMSC
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1987
- Industry: Electrical Components and Equipment
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: US$177.746m
- Shares outstanding: 22.56m
- Website: https://www.amsc.com
Number of Employees
- American Superconductor Corporation
- 114 East Main Street
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|AMSC||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Dec 1991|
|AMS1||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Dec 1991|
American Superconductor Corporation provides megawatt-scale solutions worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Wind and Grid. The Wind segment designs wind turbine systems and licenses these designs to third parties under the Windtec Solutions brand. It supplies power electronics and software-based control systems, and provides customer support services to wind turbine manufacturers. This segment’s design portfolio comprises a range of drivetrains and power ratings of 2 megawatts. The Grid segment offers products and services that enable electric utilities and renewable energy project developers to connect, transmit, and distribute power under the Gridtec Solutions brand. It provides transmission planning services, which identify power grid congestion, poor power quality, and other risks; grid interconnection solutions for wind farms and solar power plants, power quality systems, and transmission and distribution cable systems; resilient electric grid systems, which provide protection against the adverse effects that follow the loss of critical substation facilities in urban areas; and ship protection systems, which reduce a naval ship’s magnetic signature. American Superconductor Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Ayer, Massachusetts.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/02/16 23:31|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/14 00:00|
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