OTCPK:SLTZ

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Solar Thin Films, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and installs thin-film amorphous silicon photovoltaic manufacturing equipment used in plants that produce photovoltaic thin-film a-Si solar panels or modules.


Snowflake Analysis

Mediocre balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

Share Price & News

How has Solar Thin Films's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0%

SLTZ

10.5%

US Semiconductor

9.4%

US Market


1 Year Return

-99.0%

SLTZ

8.8%

US Semiconductor

-6.8%

US Market

Return vs Industry: Insufficient data to determine how SLTZ performed against the US Semiconductor industry.

Return vs Market: Insufficient data to determine how SLTZ performed against the US Market.


Shareholder returns

SLTZIndustryMarket
7 Day0%10.5%9.4%
30 Dayn/a0.8%-3.9%
90 Dayn/a-10.2%-16.5%
1 Year-99.0%-99.0%11.0%8.8%-4.8%-6.8%
3 Year-99.9%-99.9%68.4%59.1%23.4%15.2%
5 Year-99.9%-99.9%119.6%98.5%41.3%25.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Solar Thin Films's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is Solar Thin Films undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


In this section, we usually try to help investors determine whether Solar Thin Films is trading at an attractive price based on the cash flow it is expected to produce in the future. But as Solar Thin Films 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 SLTZ’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 Solar Thin Films regulatory filings here.
  • Explore potentially undervalued companies in the Semiconductors industry.

Future Growth

How is Solar Thin Films forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

19.2%

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 Solar Thin Films 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 SLTZ’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 Solar Thin Films's filings and announcements here.
  • Explore growth companies in the Semiconductors industry.

Past Performance

How has Solar Thin Films performed over the past 5 years?

21.9%

Historical Semiconductors 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, Solar Thin Films 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 Solar Thin Films's financial position?


In this section we usually analyse Solar Thin Films'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. Solar Thin Films 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 SLTZ’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 Solar Thin Films's financial data was last updated here.
  • Explore more healthy companies in the Semiconductors industry.

Dividend

What is Solar Thin Films's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SLTZ'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 SLTZ'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$231k

CEO Compensation


CEO

Bob Rubin (77yo)

11s

Tenure

US$231,250

Compensation

Mr. Robert M. Rubin, also known as Bob, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Solar Thin Films Inc. since April 1, 2009. Mr. Rubin served as the Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer o ...


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

Solar Thin Films, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Solar Thin Films, Inc.
  • Ticker: SLTZ
  • Exchange: OTCPK
  • Founded: 1993
  • Industry: Semiconductor Equipment
  • Sector: Semiconductors
  • Market Cap: US$47.000
  • Shares outstanding: 47.42m
  • Website: https://null

Location

  • Solar Thin Films, Inc.
  • 116 John Street
  • Suite 1120
  • New York
  • New York
  • 10038
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
SLTZOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon StockUSUSDJun 2006

Biography

Solar Thin Films, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and installs thin-film amorphous silicon photovoltaic manufacturing equipment used in plants that produce photovoltaic thin-film a-Si solar panels or modules. The company serves businesses and investment partnerships engaged in the production of photovoltaic thin-film modules; and corporations and governments involved in the construction of solar power plants principally in the United States, Europe, Russia, Ukraine, and Asia. Solar Thin Films, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is based in New York, New York. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/10 03:25
End of Day Share Price2020/03/27 00:00
Earnings2010/09/30
Annual Earnings2009/12/31


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.