Close menu

May 26th, 2022 | 11:22 CEST

BioNTech, Meta Materials, Plug Power - Future stocks for tomorrow's profits

  • metamaterials
  • Technology
  • greenhydrogen
Photo credits:

Shares that focus on future trends harbor both risks and opportunities. If a breakthrough succeeds in a new area, high returns beckon. The business areas can be very different, but they have one thing in common: they will revolutionize people's lives in the future. Examples from the past include computers and cell phones, which ultimately permeated society. Today, we look at three companies that could significantly impact the future.

time to read: 4 minutes | Author: Armin Schulz
ISIN: Meta Materials Inc. | US59134N1046 , BIONTECH SE SPON. ADRS 1 | US09075V1026 , PLUG POWER INC. DL-_01 | US72919P2020

Table of contents:

    BioNTech - Continuing to earn handsomely

    BioNTech was a pioneer when it came to developing a vaccine against Corona. The Mainz-based biotech company was first to the finish line and celebrated a huge success. While COVID-19 appeared almost out of nowhere, cancer is a different story, and not all types are curable yet by a long shot. But that is precisely what the Company is working on, and it can use the profits from the Corona vaccine revenue to fund research for a cure for cancer. A breakthrough in this area would be the next blockbuster.

    On May 9, the Company reported its quarterly results and, as expected, they were very good. Sales tripled YOY to around EUR 6.4 billion, and net profit increased significantly from EUR 1.1 billion to EUR 3.7 billion. The forecast of EUR 13-17 billion in sales revenue for 2022 was confirmed. At the same time, it was announced that it had expanded its oncology pipeline to 16 product candidates in 20 ongoing clinical trials. It was agreed with the EU that the vaccine doses ordered would not be delivered until September. In the US, the Covid vaccine has received emergency approval for booster vaccination in children ages 5 to 11. So far, 8 million children have been vaccinated in this age group.

    All this good news has not been able to boost the Mainz share so far. Since mid-January, the share has been moving sideways between EUR 111.30 and EUR 170.00. The share is currently trading at EUR 143.70. A special dividend of EUR 2 is to be paid for the first time. The price-earnings ratio is currently below 3 and is thus very favorable. On the other hand, analysts are very cautious, and the majority advise to hold with price targets between EUR 171 and EUR 328. If a breakthrough in cancer research is achieved, the share will quickly pick up.

    Meta Materials - Sales increase by almost 400%

    The trend of tomorrow could be metamaterials. Nanostructures give these materials unique functional properties in absorption, emission, detection, transmission and guidance of light, sound, energy and heat, as well as friction, strength and electrical energy. NASDAQ-listed Meta Materials is on track to bring these metamaterials into mass production. With this technology, it is possible to revolutionize areas such as 5G, aerospace, medicine, energy, consumer electronics and the automotive sector. The use of artificial intelligence also makes it possible to meet individual customer requirements quickly.

    On May 10, the Company released its first-quarter report. Sales increased by 399% YOY and amounted to around USD 3 million. The growth company was not yet able to present black figures. The net loss amounted to USD 18.4 million. Three days later, a wholly-owned subsidiary received a US patent for a non-invasive glucose sensing system. This paves the way for diabetics in the US to measure their glucose levels in the future without the daily prick for a drop of blood. Management was strengthened on May 17 with the addition of Dr Raj V. Rajaram as Chief Marketing Officer. He is expected to strengthen the META brand and drive customer demand.

    Meta Materials is on the right track. Already in the first quarter, about three-quarters of the total 2021 revenue of USD 4 million was collected. The patent portfolio is being continuously expanded, as is production capacity. All this is not yet reflected in the share price, even though it has recently been on the rise. On May 11, the stock hit a multi-year low of USD 1.03 before gaining over 92%. Currently, the stock is trading at USD 1.83. The short interest ratio on the stock is also very high, as Fintel recently reported. A total of 46.7 million shares are short, which means a short squeeze is possible if the stock is covered.

    Plug Power - New orders

    Decarbonization requires rethinking and new technologies. One possible alternative for fossil fuels could be hydrogen. Green hydrogen is currently still too expensive to give hydrogen technology a real breakthrough, but we can already see that it is only a matter of time. Currently, we lose surplus energy when the sun shines because then there is suddenly too much energy in the power grid. This power has to be given away to neighbouring countries so that our power grid does not collapse under the load. With electrolyzers, it would be possible to convert this energy into green hydrogen, which is then stored and transportable.

    As more and more renewable energies from wind and sun are used, it is time to find solutions using hydrogen. One company that has taken up this cause is Plug Power. The Company offers its customers the complete value chain of hydrogen technology. From the fuel cell to the filling station and the green hydrogen, everything is available from a single source. In addition to Amazon, Walmart has also recently taken a bite out of hydrogen and ordered 20 tons of green hydrogen for up to 9,500 forklifts. The Company is to deliver the world's largest electrolyzer plant to Denmark.

    The share price came under significant pressure with the quarterly figures, as analyst expectations were missed. Particularly in terms of the loss, the Group's figure of USD 0.27 per share was significantly higher than the expected USD 0.15 per share. After a multi-year low of USD 12.70, the share price started to rise again. Currently, the price per share is USD 15.18. The current environment should provide a tailwind. Especially in Europe, where Plug Power has its European headquarters in Duisburg, hydrogen is being promoted in order to become independent of Russian energy more quickly.

    Innovations can spark a revolution. It is good to be an early shareholder in a breakthrough or hype. BioNTech continues to make very good money on the Covid vaccine and has an extensive product pipeline. Meta Materials functional materials can revolutionize many areas. There is a lot of interest, which can be seen in the sales figures. Plug Power is the biggest player in hydrogen and will benefit disproportionately if the technology breaks through.

    Conflict of interest

    Pursuant to §85 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG), we point out that Apaton Finance GmbH as well as partners, authors or employees of Apaton Finance GmbH (hereinafter referred to as "Relevant Persons") may hold shares or other financial instruments of the aforementioned companies in the future or may bet on rising or falling prices and thus a conflict of interest may arise in the future. The Relevant Persons reserve the right to buy or sell shares or other financial instruments of the Company at any time (hereinafter each a "Transaction"). Transactions may, under certain circumstances, influence the respective price of the shares or other financial instruments of the Company.

    In addition, Apaton Finance GmbH is active in the context of the preparation and publication of the reporting in paid contractual relationships.

    For this reason, there is a concrete conflict of interest.

    The above information on existing conflicts of interest applies to all types and forms of publication used by Apaton Finance GmbH for publications on companies.

    Risk notice

    Apaton Finance GmbH offers editors, agencies and companies the opportunity to publish commentaries, interviews, summaries, news and the like on These contents are exclusively for the information of the readers and do not represent any call to action or recommendations, neither explicitly nor implicitly they are to be understood as an assurance of possible price developments. The contents do not replace individual expert investment advice and do not constitute an offer to sell the discussed share(s) or other financial instruments, nor an invitation to buy or sell such.

    The content is expressly not a financial analysis, but a journalistic or advertising text. Readers or users who make investment decisions or carry out transactions on the basis of the information provided here do so entirely at their own risk. No contractual relationship is established between Apaton Finance GmbH and its readers or the users of its offers, as our information only refers to the company and not to the investment decision of the reader or user.

    The acquisition of financial instruments involves high risks, which can lead to the total loss of the invested capital. The information published by Apaton Finance GmbH and its authors is based on careful research. Nevertheless, no liability is assumed for financial losses or a content-related guarantee for the topicality, correctness, appropriateness and completeness of the content provided here. Please also note our Terms of use.

    Der Autor

    Armin Schulz

    Born in Mönchengladbach, he studied business administration in the Netherlands. In the course of his studies he came into contact with the stock exchange for the first time. He has more than 25 years of experience in stock market business.

    About the author

    Related comments:

    Commented by André Will-Laudien on April 30th, 2024 | 07:30 CEST

    The 100% opportunity with Big Data and Artificial Intelligence: Nvidia, Softing, Microsoft and Super Micro Computer!

    • AI
    • bigdata
    • hightech
    • Technology

    Big Data, Web 3.0, IOTA and Artificial Intelligence are terms of the modern age. When the internet and high-tech stocks saw the light of day on the stock exchange during the dot-com bubble at the end of the 1990s, there were hundreds of companies with an idea but only a few customers, rarely any turnover, and certainly no profit. Now, 25 years later, computing power has increased a hundredfold, and the possibilities seem endless. Data for industry is finally usable, and consumers' usage behavior shows where manufacturers need to focus their products. We are in the age of complete transparency about movements, purchasing behavior and opinions. Large Internet companies such as Microsoft, Google and Apple have trillions of pieces of data at their disposal and the fastest mainframe computers to analyze them accordingly. With the deployment of machine learning, artificial intelligence knows no bounds. The stock market thrives on these advancements, with high-tech and AI stocks continuing to promise significant potential. However, it is worth taking a look at undiscovered followers.


    Commented by André Will-Laudien on April 29th, 2024 | 06:30 CEST

    Turnaround within reach; invest in hydrogen 3.0 now? Nel ASA, Plug Power, dynaCERT and Daimler Truck

    • Hydrogen
    • greenhydrogen
    • renewableenergies
    • Energy

    No sector has been hit as hard in recent months as the hydrogen sector. Even after 70 to 90% losses in individual well-known public stocks, the starting signal for a recovery rally does not yet seem to be in sight. However, there are now an increasing number of listed business models that use hydrogen as a clean, climate-friendly fuel. Spurred on by public subsidies, attempts are now being made to combine alternative energy generation and clean combustion processes. Whether in steel production, industrial manufacturing, or transportation, the application areas are diverse. Are interested investors now facing a technical rebound in the hydrogen sector?


    Commented by Juliane Zielonka on April 26th, 2024 | 07:00 CEST

    HelloFresh, First Hydrogen, Amazon: Growth in the Courier, Express, and Parcel industry

    • Hydrogen
    • Food
    • Technology

    The courier, express, and parcel industry (CEP) is a true growth engine. CEP companies currently employ almost 260,000 people, more than 50% more than ten years ago. Consumers worldwide are increasingly opting for direct deliveries to their homes, whether for food or retail orders. The food company HelloFresh is benefiting from this. The figures from the first quarter of 2024 impress analysts and investors alike. Increasing delivery traffic in cities needs new solutions. This is where First Hydrogen comes into play. The Company focuses on hydrogen-powered commercial vehicles for urban deliveries. The advantage of First Hydrogen's vans is their unbeatable range of over 600 km with just a single refueling. Amazon is also scaling up its food delivery services. In the US, they are enticing Prime subscribers to take advantage of delivery benefits for groceries. This is not at all popular in Europe and violates many consumer laws. We provide the details.