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

Fundamentals

Overvalued with worrying balance sheet.

Risks

  • H/Cell Energy has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
  • H/Cell Energy is not covered by any analysts.

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-57.0%

OTCPK:HCCC

-2.1%

US Semiconductor

-1.6%

US Market


1 Year Return

-57.0%

OTCPK:HCCC

-0.9%

US Semiconductor

-3.0%

US Market

HCCC underperformed the Semiconductor industry which returned 4.9% over the past year.

HCCC underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned -0% over the past year.


Share holder returns

HCCCIndustryMarket
7 Day-57.0%-2.1%-1.6%
30 Day-30.9%-10.3%-5.8%
90 Day-57.0%9.4%0.2%
1 Year-57.0%-57.0%1.0%-0.9%-0.8%-3.0%
3 Yearn/a67.2%57.5%38.0%29.1%
5 Yearn/a101.0%80.9%50.8%34.1%

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 based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

2.51x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Intrinsic Value Based on Future Cash Flows

Unable to calculate intrinsic value for H/Cell Energy to establish if it is available at moderate discount.

Unable to calculate intrinsic value for H/Cell Energy to establish if it is available at substantial discount.


Price Based on Earnings

H/Cell Energy is loss making, we can't compare its value to the US Semiconductor industry average.

H/Cell Energy is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the United States of America market.


Price Based on Expected Growth

Unable to calculate PEG ratio for H/Cell Energy, we can't assess if its growth is good value.


Price Based on Value of Assets

H/Cell Energy is good value based on assets compared to the US Semiconductor industry average.


Next Steps

Future Growth

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

19.6%

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?

-63.8%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

H/Cell Energy does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.

Unable to compare H/Cell Energy's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.

Unable to compare H/Cell Energy's 1-year growth to the US Semiconductor industry average as it is not currently profitable.


Return on Equity

It is difficult to establish if H/Cell Energy has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.


Return on Assets

It is difficult to establish if H/Cell Energy has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the US Semiconductor industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.


Return on Capital Employed

It is difficult to establish if H/Cell Energy improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.


Next Steps

Financial Health

How is H/Cell Energy's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

H/Cell Energy's short term (1 year) commitments are greater than its holdings of cash and other short term assets.

H/Cell Energy's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

H/Cell Energy's level of debt (52.4%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).

Unable to establish if H/Cell Energy's debt level has increased without past 5-year debt data.


Balance Sheet

Low level of unsold assets.

Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 2.4x 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.

H/Cell Energy has less than a year of cash runway based on current free cash flow.

H/Cell Energy has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 84% each year.


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield and Payments Analysis

Unable to evaluate H/Cell Energy's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to evaluate H/Cell Energy's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as H/Cell Energy has not reported any payouts.

Unable to verify if H/Cell Energy's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as H/Cell Energy has not reported any payouts.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.


Next Steps

Management

What is the CEO of H/Cell Energy's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

US$78k

CEO Compensation


CEO

Andy Hidalgo (63yo)

0.0yrs

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 ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Andy's remuneration is lower than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.

Andy's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year, both up more than 20%.


Insider Trading

No 3 month open market individual insider trading information.


Recent Insider Transactions

SellUS$6231 Dec 18
Turquino Equity LLC
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Shares100
Max PriceUS$0.62
SellUS$6527 Dec 18
Turquino Equity LLC
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Shares105
Max PriceUS$0.62
SellUS$60520 Dec 18
Turquino Equity LLC
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Shares1,100
Max PriceUS$0.55
SellUS$7,92514 Dec 18
Turquino Equity LLC
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Shares10,150
Max PriceUS$1.01

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Andy Hidalgo (63yo)

    CEO, President & Chairman of the Board

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs
    • Compensation: US$78.00k
  • Matt Hidalgo (36yo)

    CFO, Secretary & Treasurer

    • Tenure: 4.0yrs
    • Compensation: US$300.00k
  • Mike Strizki (62yo)

    Chief Technology Officer

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs
  • James Strizki (35yo)

    Executive Vice President of Technical Services

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs
  • Paul Benis (47yo)

    Executive Vice President

    • Tenure: 1.5yrs

Board Members

  • Andy Hidalgo (63yo)

    CEO, President & Chairman of the Board

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs
    • Compensation: US$78.00k
  • Michael Doyle (64yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 2.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$53.83k
  • Charles Benton (69yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 2.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$53.83k

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$3.296m
  • Shares outstanding: 7.67m
  • 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 ma ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/08/24 01:46
End of Day Share Price2019/08/22 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


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.