28. May 2020 | 10:18 CET
Ballard, dynaCERT, Saturn Oil & Gas - Top performers for the time after Corona
The traffic at rush hours is increasing again significantly and also at the gas stations you are queuing up again to pay. Normality is slowly returning, with caution, but it is noticeable. Many things will change, but some things will not. For investors, the most interesting question is, where can I invest now for the new future? It is important that the company's business model is scalable and that the management has already achieved success. Even during the Corona pandemic, a lot happened in the executive floors and many important announcements may not have received adequate attention from the market so far. Ballard Power, dynaCERT and Saturn Oil & Gas have several things in common that are important for a better future.
time to read: 2 minutes by Mario Hose
A modern society needs oil
Saturn Oil & Gas is a successful young oil producer for whom environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives are important. Oil from Canada will become increasingly important in the future, as environmental protection and human rights are very important in this North American country. This particularity is of relevance compared to other oil-producing countries.
During the Corona pandemic, the management of Saturn Oil & Gas released two important announcements, which are probably also the reason why the share price has already returned to its January 2020 level. First, the company has hedged the price of oil for much of its output at over CAD 65.00 per barrel and there has also been a change on the Board of Directors which is extremely exciting for an oil producer.
dynaCERT makes diesel green
In mid-March 2020, as the panic of the Corona pandemic reached its peak, Saturn Oil & Gas announced that Jim Payne, CEO of dynaCERT, a Canadian company specializing in providing technologies to reduce CO2 emissions in the global market, was appointed to the Board of Directors. Mr. Payne has more than 38 years of experience in strategic management positions with public and private companies.
Innovation for the environment
With dynaCERT's commitment to developing innovative solutions for a low carbon economy, Mr. Payne and his team are promoting positive impacts on climate change with their patented, proprietary, commercial HydraGEN (TM) technology. Saturn believes this technology will be critical in driving the company's ESG initiatives, the announcement states.
Reduction of CO2 emissions
"We are delighted to welcome Jim to our board of directors during this very exciting time for Saturn,” commented John Jeffrey, Saturn’s CEO. “As we continue to implement strategies underpinning our ESG commitment, having Jim on board will be key as we navigate the responsible development of our resources. We look forward to leveraging his experience and global focus to help companies, including Saturn, reduce their carbon footprint."
Win-win situation for companies
Mr. Payne stated, “dynaCERT is very pleased to count Saturn and its management as one of its many important junior oil & gas sponsors in Canada, especially at a time when the significant imperatives of ESG are a major focus for governments, consumers and investors. I am looking forward to supporting Saturn and its CEO, John Jeffrey, in fostering the Company as a responsible citizen in the global carbon reduction community, side-by-side with the professional international dynaCERT team.”
Focus on protecting the environment
The shares of dynaCERT and Ballard Power have also picked up speed again in the past weeks, because hydrogen is also a topic of the future. While dynaCERT uses the energy carrier as a catalyst in diesel engines, Ballard equips vehicles of all kinds with fuel cells and uses hydrogen as a fuel. The market value of Ballard yesterday was CAD 3.4 billion, dynaCERT was valued at CAD 293 million and Saturn Oil & Gas closed with a market capitalization of CAD 36 million - and is still 50% below the value from October 2018, a huge potential for the new future.