Aqua Metals, Inc. engages in the recycling of lead primarily in the United States.
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High growth potential with adequate balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Aqua Metals's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: AQMS's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Commercial Services
1 Year Return
US Commercial Services
Return vs Industry: AQMS underperformed the US Commercial Services industry which returned -6.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: AQMS underperformed the US Market which returned 5.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Aqua Metals's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 month ago | Simply Wall StEasy Come, Easy Go: How Aqua Metals (NASDAQ:AQMS) Shareholders Got Unlucky And Saw 93% Of Their Cash Evaporate
1 month ago | Simply Wall StDavid Kanen of Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AQMS) Just Spent US$198k On Shares
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Is Aqua Metals 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 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's PB Ratio (1.5x) is in line with the US Commercial Services industry average.
How is Aqua Metals forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?
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 (2.2%).
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 (74.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: AQMS's revenue (74.8% 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
How has Aqua Metals performed over the past 5 years?
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 -35% 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 (4.7%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: AQMS has a negative Return on Equity (-81.3%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Aqua Metals's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: AQMS's short term assets ($18.0M) exceed its short term liabilities ($6.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: AQMS's short term assets ($18.0M) exceed its long term liabilities ($9.8M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: AQMS's debt to equity ratio (18.7%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: AQMS's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 77.7% to 18.7% over the past 5 years.
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 less than a year of cash runway 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 reduce at historical rates of 13.5% each year
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.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Steve Cotton (54yo)
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 02, 2018. Mr. Cotton founded IntelliBatt, LLC i ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Steve's total compensation ($USD3.29M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD618.98K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Steve's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|CEO, President & Director||1.5yrs||US$3.29m||2.38% $1.6m|
|CFO & Company Secretary||1.67yrs||US$1.04m||0.51% $339.8k|
|Vice President of Operations||2.5yrs||no data||no data|
|Director Marketing||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President||no data||no data||no data|
|VP of Finance & Corporate Controller||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: AQMS's management team is not considered experienced ( 2 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|CEO, President & Director||1.5yrs||US$3.29m||2.38% $1.6m|
|Independent Director||5.17yrs||US$200.00k||0.13% $83.9k|
|Non-Executive Chairman & Lead Independent Director||2.17yrs||US$280.00k||0.19% $129.6k|
Experienced Board: AQMS's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.2 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: AQMS insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 6.8%.
Aqua Metals, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Aqua Metals, Inc.
- Ticker: AQMS
- Exchange: NasdaqCM
- Founded: 2014
- Industry: Environmental and Facilities Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: US$66.733m
- Shares outstanding: 59.58m
- Website: https://www.aquametals.com
Number of Employees
- Aqua Metals, Inc.
- 2500 Peru Drive
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|AQMS||NasdaqCM (Nasdaq Capital Market)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jul 2015|
|AQK||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jul 2015|
|0HH6||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||Jul 2015|
Aqua Metals, Inc. engages in the recycling of lead primarily in the United States. It produces and sells lead bullion, lead compounds, and plastics. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in McCarran, Nevada.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/07/15 23:58|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/07/15 00:00|
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