OTCPK:ESPI.Q

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

ESP Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures, blends, distributes, and markets specialty chemicals and analytical services to the oil and gas industry in the United States.


Snowflake Analysis

Mediocre balance sheet with weak fundamentals.


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Share Price & News

How has ESP Resources's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: ESPI.Q has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-42.9%

ESPI.Q

13.2%

US Chemicals

8.0%

US Market


1 Year Return

-60.0%

ESPI.Q

-24.3%

US Chemicals

-8.1%

US Market

Return vs Industry: ESPI.Q underperformed the US Chemicals industry which returned -24.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ESPI.Q underperformed the US Market which returned -8.1% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

ESPI.QIndustryMarket
7 Day-42.9%13.2%8.0%
30 Day-60.0%-2.4%-4.5%
90 Day-77.8%-21.8%-17.8%
1 Year-60.0%-60.0%-19.3%-24.3%-6.0%-8.1%
3 Year-85.7%-85.7%0.8%-18.6%21.3%13.2%
5 Year-96.1%-96.1%8.6%-15.3%39.1%23.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is ESP Resources's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is ESP Resources undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


In this section, we usually try to help investors determine whether ESP Resources is trading at an attractive price based on the cash flow it is expected to produce in the future. But as ESP Resources has not provided consistent financial data, and the stock also has no analyst forecast or coverage, its intrinsic value cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst consensus cash flow predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 89% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have a valuation analysis.


Next Steps

  • Take a look at our analysis of ESPI.Q’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  • When valuing a company like this, investors focus more on how they perceive the size of the opportunity, the company's ability to deliver and scale, and the strength of the team. While we are not analysing this type of data at the moment, if you don’t know where to start, we recommend reading through ESP Resources regulatory filings here.
  • Explore potentially undervalued companies in the Materials industry.

Future Growth

How is ESP Resources forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

18.5%

Forecasted Materials 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 ESP Resources 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.


Next Steps

  • Take a look at our analysis of ESPI.Q’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  • While we do not consider unaudited financials to be a reliable enough to include in our analysis, you can access them on the OTC Markets Website. If you are looking for more of a qualitative research into the company, you can access ESP Resources's filings and announcements here.
  • Explore growth companies in the Materials industry.

Past Performance

How has ESP Resources performed over the past 5 years?

11.7%

Historical Materials annual earnings growth


In this section we usually display a company’s past earnings and revenues to help investors visualise the trend through time. We also gauge the company’s performance by benchmarking its returns and growth to its industry peers and the wider market. However, ESP Resources has not provided sufficient past data to assess its track record.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have historical data.


Next Steps

Financial Health

How is ESP Resources's financial position?


In this section we usually analyse ESP Resources's finance health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial distress, in particular, its ability to manage its cash and debt levels. ESP Resources has not provided adequate balance sheet data, its financial health cannot be properly assessed as it.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have financial information.


Next Steps

  • Take a look at our analysis of ESPI.Q’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  • Investors tend to look at the financial health of a company this size in order to assess the sustainability of its current operations. While we do not consider unaudited financials to be a reliable enough to include in our analysis, you can access them on the OTC Markets Website.
  • Financial health is measured at one point in time, so the latest financial report is the best representation of the company’s current financial status. Check when ESP Resources's financial data was last updated here.
  • Explore more healthy companies in the Materials industry.

Dividend

What is ESP Resources's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ESPI.Q'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 ESPI.Q'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?

US$480k

CEO Compensation


CEO

Dave Dugas (62yo)

no data

Tenure

US$480,000

Compensation

Mr. David A. Dugas, also known as Dave founded ESP Resources, Inc. in November 2006 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Dugas has been the President of ESP Resources since December 29, 2008. Mr. ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Dave's total compensation ($USD0.00) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD614.05K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Dave's compensation with company performance.


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.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Insufficient data to determine if shareholders have been diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

ESP Resources, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: ESP Resources, Inc.
  • Ticker: ESPI.Q
  • Exchange: OTCPK
  • Founded: 2004
  • Industry: Specialty Chemicals
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: US$47.566k
  • Shares outstanding: 237.83m
  • Website: https://www.espchem.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • ESP Resources, Inc.
  • 1003 South Hugh Wallis Road
  • Suite G-1
  • Lafayette
  • Louisiana
  • 70508
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
ESPI.QOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon SharesUSUSDDec 2007

Biography

ESP Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures, blends, distributes, and markets specialty chemicals and analytical services to the oil and gas industry in the United States. The company supplies specialty chemicals for various oil and gas field applications, including killing bacteria, separating suspended water and other contaminants from crude oil, separating the oil from the gas, pumping enhancement, and pumping cleaning, as well as a various fluids and additives used in the drilling and production process. Its products comprise completion petrochemicals that are primarily used during the completion stage of oil or gas wells that are drilled in various shale formations. The company’s products also comprise production petrochemicals, such as surfactants for treating production and injection problems; well completion and work-over chemicals that maximize productivity from new and existing wells; bactericides to kill water borne bacterial growth; scale compounds to prevent or treat scale deposits; corrosion inhibitors, which are organic compounds that form a protective film on metal surfaces to insulate the metal from its corrosive environment; antifoams for controlling foaming problems; emulsion breakers that are formulated for crude oils containing produced waters; paraffin chemicals that inhibit and/or dissolve paraffin to prevent buildup; and water clarifiers for problems associated with purifying effluent water. In addition, it provides various services for the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors of the energy industry comprising new construction, modifications to operational support for onshore and offshore production, gathering, refining facilities, and pipelines. The company was formerly known as Pantera Petroleum, Inc. and changed its name to ESP Resources, Inc. in January 2009. ESP Resources, Inc. was incorporated in 2004 and is based in Lafayette, Louisiana. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/09 02:27
End of Day Share Price2020/04/08 00:00
Earnings2015/09/30
Annual Earnings2014/12/31


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.