Aqua Metals, Inc. engages in the recycling of lead primarily in the United States.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$2.03|
|52 Week High||US$0.82|
|52 Week Low||US$8.06|
|1 Month Change||-4.25%|
|3 Month Change||-38.67%|
|1 Year Change||123.08%|
|3 Year Change||-26.45%|
|5 Year Change||-77.81%|
|Change since IPO||-62.06%|
Recent News & Updates
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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...
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
Analysts Expect Breakeven For Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AQMS) Before Long
With the business potentially at an important milestone, we thought we'd take a closer look at Aqua Metals, Inc.'s...
|AQMS||US Commercial Services||US Market|
Return vs Industry: AQMS exceeded the US Commercial Services industry which returned 26.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: AQMS exceeded the US Market which returned 31.5% over the past year.
Stable Share Price: AQMS is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 8% a week.
Volatility Over Time: AQMS's weekly volatility has decreased from 17% to 8% over the past year.
About the Company
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
|AQMS fundamental statistics|
Is AQMS overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|AQMS income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$6.47m|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||-0.46|
|Net Profit Margin||-32,726.67%|
How did AQMS perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
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 is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.4x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (2.6x).
How is Aqua Metals forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?
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 (9.8% 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
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 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 (30.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: AQMS has a negative Return on Equity (-92.93%), as it is currently unprofitable.
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 ($17.0K).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: AQMS is debt free.
Reducing Debt: AQMS has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 21.8%.
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: AQMS has sufficient cash runway for more than a year based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: AQMS has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 5% each year.
What is Aqua Metals's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate AQMS's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate AQMS's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AQMS's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AQMS's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of AQMS's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Steve Cotton (55 yo)
Mr. Stephen Cotton, also known as Steve, has been Chief Executive Officer and Director of Aqua Metals, Inc. since January 7, 2019 and its President since May 2, 2018. Mr. Cotton founded IntelliBatt, LLC in...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Steve's total compensation ($USD3.10M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD552.02K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Steve's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: AQMS's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: AQMS's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.7 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 only sold shares 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 14%.
Aqua Metals, Inc.'s 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$140.999m
- Shares outstanding: 69.46m
- Website: https://www.aquametals.com
Number of Employees
- Aqua Metals, Inc.
- 2500 Peru Drive
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/09/22 22:44|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/09/22 00:00|
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.