Fuel Tech, Inc. provides boiler optimization, efficiency improvement, and air pollution reduction and control solutions to utility and industrial customers worldwide. More Details
Excellent balance sheet with weak fundamentals.
Share Price & News
How has Fuel Tech's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: FTEK is more volatile than 90% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 54% a week.
Volatility Over Time: FTEK's weekly volatility has increased from 33% to 54% over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Commercial Services
1 Year Return
US Commercial Services
Return vs Industry: FTEK exceeded the US Commercial Services industry which returned 6.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: FTEK exceeded the US Market which returned 22.8% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Fuel Tech's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
4 months ago | Simply Wall StIs Fuel Tech (NASDAQ:FTEK) Using Debt Sensibly?
5 months ago | Simply Wall StWe Think Fuel Tech (NASDAQ:FTEK) Can Afford To Drive Business Growth
7 months ago | Simply Wall StWhat Kind Of Share Price Volatility Should You Expect For Fuel Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ:FTEK)?
Is Fuel Tech 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 FTEK's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate FTEK's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: FTEK is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Commercial Services industry average.
PE vs Market: FTEK 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 FTEK's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: FTEK is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.8x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (2.3x).
How is Fuel Tech forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Commercial Services industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Fuel Tech has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
- Examine Fuel Tech's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.
- Explore growth companies in the Commercial Services industry.
How has Fuel Tech performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: FTEK is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: FTEK is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: FTEK is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 28.4% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare FTEK's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: FTEK is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Commercial Services industry (-9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: FTEK has a negative Return on Equity (-29.69%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Fuel Tech's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: FTEK's short term assets ($22.1M) exceed its short term liabilities ($6.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: FTEK's short term assets ($22.1M) exceed its long term liabilities ($1.3M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: FTEK's debt to equity ratio (6.5%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if FTEK's debt to equity ratio has reduced 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: FTEK has sufficient cash runway for more than a year based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: FTEK has sufficient cash runway for 1.5 years if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of 16.5% each year.
What is Fuel Tech current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate FTEK's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate FTEK'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 FTEK's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if FTEK'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 FTEK'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
Vince Arnone (56 yo)
Mr. Vincent J. Arnone, also known as Vince, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Fuel-Tech, Inc. since April 1, 2015 and served as its Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations sinc...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Vince's total compensation ($USD445.11K) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD533.25K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Vince's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Acting Treasurer||0.83yr||US$268.84k||0.16% |
|Senior Vice President of Sales||12yrs||US$434.93k||1.18% |
|Vice President of International Business & Technologies||10.33yrs||US$140.94k||no data|
|VP, General Counsel & Secretary||0.25yr||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs||20.67yrs||US$620.94k||no data|
|Senior Financial Advisor||10.42yrs||US$293.50k||no data|
|Vice President of Business Development & Marketing||no data||no data||no data|
|Executive Consultant||16yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: FTEK's management team is seasoned and experienced (10.4 years average tenure).
|Lead Independent Director||9.92yrs||US$82.81k||0.13% |
|Independent Director||7.67yrs||US$80.00k||0.25% |
|Independent Director||3.92yrs||US$75.00k||0% |
|Independent Director||2.83yrs||US$74.69k||0.067% |
Experienced Board: FTEK's board of directors are considered experienced (5.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: FTEK 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 2.1%.
Fuel Tech, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Fuel Tech, Inc.
- Ticker: FTEK
- Exchange: NasdaqCM
- Founded: 1987
- Industry: Environmental and Facilities Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: US$139.315m
- Shares outstanding: 24.70m
- Website: https://www.ftek.com
Number of Employees
- Fuel Tech, Inc.
- 27601 Bella Vista Parkway
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|FTEK||NasdaqCM (Nasdaq Capital Market)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Sep 1993|
|FUE1||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Sep 1993|
Fuel Tech, Inc. provides boiler optimization, efficiency improvement, and air pollution reduction and control solutions to utility and industrial customers worldwide. It operates through Air Pollution Cont...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/01/22 00:56|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/01/21 00:00|
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