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Aqua MetalsNasdaqCM:AQMS Stock Report

Market Cap

US$126.4m

7D

-13.3%

1Y

102.4%

Updated

27 Oct, 2021

Data

Company Financials +
AQMS fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation0/6
Future Growth5/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health5/6
Dividends0/6

AQMS Overview

Aqua Metals, Inc. engages in the recycling of lead primarily in the United States.

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Aqua Metals
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$1.82
52 Week HighUS$0.87
52 Week LowUS$8.06
Beta1.58
1 Month Change-8.54%
3 Month Change-20.87%
1 Year Change102.36%
3 Year Change-20.87%
5 Year Change-78.89%
Change since IPO-65.98%

Recent News & Updates

Oct 15
Aqua Metals (NASDAQ:AQMS) Is In A Good Position To Deliver On Growth Plans

Aqua Metals (NASDAQ:AQMS) Is In A Good Position To Deliver On Growth Plans

Just because a business does not make any money, does not mean that the stock will go down. By way of example, Aqua...

Aug 22

Aqua Metals, Inc. - Nibble The Stock For A Covered Call Sale And Monitor For Trading

I illustrate my purchase of 100 shares of Aqua Metals, followed by the sale of a covered call. This represents a very low-risk investment with a very favorable return. I like the fundamentals, analyst price targets, and the most recent press release. I may purchase additional shares for a long-term buy-and-hold and/or to sell additional covered calls options. Note, also, that the stock price-per-share reacts slowly to favorable press releases, providing an opportunity for day-trading.

Jul 02
We're Not Very Worried About Aqua Metals' (NASDAQ:AQMS) Cash Burn Rate

We're Not Very Worried About Aqua Metals' (NASDAQ:AQMS) Cash Burn Rate

There's no doubt that money can be made by owning shares of unprofitable businesses. For example, Aqua Metals...

Jun 08

Aqua Metals to join Russell Microcap Index

Aqua Metals ([[AQMS]]) will join the Russell Microcap Index effective June 28 at the conclusion of the 2021 Russell Microcap Index's annual reconstitution."Having Aqua Metals included in the Russell Microcap Index recognizes our company's growth, and value proposition as we move forward with our capital light AquaRefining technology licensing and Aqualyzer clean battery recycling equipment supply business model," said Aqua Metals President and CEO Steve Cotton.AQMS closed +4.9% to $3.63Source: Press Release

Shareholder Returns

AQMSUS Commercial ServicesUS Market
7D-13.3%-1.4%-0.3%
1Y102.4%32.8%37.0%

Return vs Industry: AQMS exceeded the US Commercial Services industry which returned 32.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: AQMS exceeded the US Market which returned 33.4% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is AQMS's price volatile compared to industry and market?
AQMS volatility
AQMS Beta1.58
Industry Beta1.04
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: AQMS is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 9% a week.

Volatility Over Time: AQMS's weekly volatility has decreased from 16% to 9% over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
201421Steve Cottonhttps://www.aquametals.com

Aqua Metals, Inc. engages in the recycling of lead primarily in the United States. It produces and sells hard lead, lead compounds, and plastics. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in McCarran, Nevada.

Aqua Metals Fundamentals Summary

How do Aqua Metals's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
AQMS fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$126.41m
Earnings (TTM)-US$29.45m
Revenue (TTM)US$90.00k

1.4kx

P/S Ratio

-4.3x

P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
AQMS income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$90.00k
Cost of RevenueUS$6.47m
Gross Profit-US$6.37m
ExpensesUS$23.08m
Earnings-US$29.45m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)-0.42
Gross Margin-7,083.33%
Net Profit Margin-32,726.67%
Debt/Equity Ratio0%

How did AQMS perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Valuation

Is Aqua Metals undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

3.99x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate AQMS's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate AQMS's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: AQMS is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Commercial Services industry average.

PE vs Market: AQMS 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 AQMS's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: AQMS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (2.6x).


Future Growth

How is Aqua Metals forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?

67.2%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: AQMS is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: AQMS is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: AQMS's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: AQMS's revenue (63.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: AQMS's revenue (63.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

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


Past Performance

How has Aqua Metals performed over the past 5 years?

-13.4%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: AQMS is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: AQMS is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: AQMS is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 13.4% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: AQMS is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Commercial Services industry (33.8%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: AQMS has a negative Return on Equity (-92.93%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Financial Health

How is Aqua Metals's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: AQMS's short term assets ($17.2M) exceed its short term liabilities ($6.4M).

Long Term Liabilities: AQMS's short term assets ($17.2M) exceed its long term liabilities ($17.0K).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: AQMS is debt free.

Reducing Debt: AQMS has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 21.8%.


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: AQMS has sufficient cash runway for more than a year based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: AQMS has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 5% each year.


Dividend

What is Aqua Metals's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate AQMS'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 AQMS's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AQMS'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 AQMS's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


Next Steps

Management

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

2.9yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Steve Cotton (55 yo)

2.75yrs

Tenure

US$3,101,000

Compensation

Mr. Stephen Cotton, also known as Steve, has been Chief Executive Officer and Director of Aqua Metals, Inc. since January 7, 2019 and its President since May 2, 2018. Mr. Cotton founded IntelliBatt, LLC in...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Steve's total compensation ($USD3.10M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD541.00K).

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


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: AQMS's management team is considered experienced (2.9 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: AQMS's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Ownership

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 been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 13.5%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Aqua Metals, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Aqua Metals, Inc.
  • Ticker: AQMS
  • Exchange: NasdaqCM
  • Founded: 2014
  • Industry: Environmental and Facilities Services
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Market Cap: US$126.413m
  • Shares outstanding: 69.46m
  • Website: https://www.aquametals.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Aqua Metals, Inc.
  • 2500 Peru Drive
  • McCarran
  • Nevada
  • 89437
  • United States

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/10/27 23:11
End of Day Share Price2021/10/27 00:00
Earnings2021/06/30
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


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.