OTCPK:HCCC

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

H/Cell Energy Corporation designs, sells, and installs solar, battery, fuel, and hydrogen energy systems for residential, commercial, and government sectors.


Snowflake Analysis

Weak fundamentals or lack of information.

Share Price & News

How has H/Cell Energy's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

110.5%

HCCC

3.5%

US Semiconductor

5.3%

US Market


1 Year Return

-60.0%

HCCC

3.6%

US Semiconductor

-10.7%

US Market

Return vs Industry: HCCC underperformed the US Semiconductor industry which returned 5.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: HCCC underperformed the US Market which returned -10.4% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

HCCCIndustryMarket
7 Day110.5%3.5%5.3%
30 Day-2.4%-11.4%-13.6%
90 Day14.3%-16.2%-19.8%
1 Year-60.0%-60.0%5.6%3.6%-8.9%-10.7%
3 Year-80.0%-80.0%51.2%42.8%15.5%8.0%
5 Yearn/a108.8%88.7%35.2%20.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is H/Cell Energy's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is H/Cell Energy undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

3.45x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

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

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: HCCC is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Semiconductor industry average.

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: HCCC is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.4x) compared to the US Semiconductor industry average (2.3x).


Next Steps

Future Growth

How is H/Cell Energy forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

18.8%

Forecasted Semiconductors 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 H/Cell Energy 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 HCCC’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 H/Cell Energy's filings and announcements here.
  • Explore growth companies in the Semiconductors industry.

Past Performance

How has H/Cell Energy performed over the past 5 years?

-59.0%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: HCCC is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: HCCC is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: HCCC is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -59% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: HCCC is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Semiconductor industry (-30.5%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: HCCC has a negative Return on Equity (-80.78%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Next Steps

Financial Health

How is H/Cell Energy's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: HCCC's short term assets ($1.1M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($1.4M).

Long Term Liabilities: HCCC's short term assets ($1.1M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.2M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: HCCC's debt to equity ratio (103%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if HCCC's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: HCCC has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: HCCC's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.2x debt).


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: HCCC has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: HCCC has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of -66.9% each year


Next Steps

Dividend

What is H/Cell Energy's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if HCCC'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 HCCC'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?

4.6yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Andy Hidalgo (63yo)

no data

Tenure

US$78,000

Compensation

Mr. Andrew Hidalgo, also known as Andy, serves as the Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board of H/Cell Energy Corporation Mr. Hidalgo serves as the Managing Partner at Turquino Equity ...


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Andrew Hidalgo
CEO, President & Chairman of the Boardno dataUS$78.00kno data
Matthew Hidalgo
CFO, Secretary & Treasurer4.58yrsUS$300.00kno data
James Strizki
Executive Vice President of Technical Services4.58yrsno data10.31% $320.0k
Michael Strizki
Chief Technology Officer4.58yrsno data9.67% $300.0k
Paul Benis
Executive Vice President2yrsno data0.052% $1.6k

4.6yrs

Average Tenure

47yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: HCCC's management team is considered experienced (4.6 years average tenure).


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 not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

H/Cell Energy Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: H/Cell Energy Corporation
  • Ticker: HCCC
  • Exchange: OTCPK
  • Founded: 2015
  • Industry: Semiconductors
  • Sector: Semiconductors
  • Market Cap: US$3.103m
  • Shares outstanding: 7.76m
  • Website: https://www.hcellenergy.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • H/Cell Energy Corporation
  • 3010 LBJ Freeway
  • Suite 1200
  • Dallas
  • Texas
  • 75234
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
HCCCOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon StockUSUSDFeb 2017

Biography

H/Cell Energy Corporation designs, sells, and installs solar, battery, fuel, and hydrogen energy systems for residential, commercial, and government sectors. It offers range of design, installation, and maintenance services for a range of technology services in the clean energy markets, including energy consumption audit, review of energy and tax credits available, feasibility studies, solar/battery energy system design, zoning and permitting analysis, site design/preparation and restoration, system startup, testing and commissioning, and maintenance. The company also provides design, installation, and maintenance services for a range of technology products in the security systems, including commercial alarm systems, access control, and video surveillance systems. In addition, it offers design, installation, maintenance and emergency service of environmental systems. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Dallas, Texas. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/03/31 01:55
End of Day Share Price2020/03/30 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.