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Jonathan Summers
CEO | EXMceuticals Inc.
1111 Alberni Street, Suite 1603, V6E 4V2 Vancouver (CAN)

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24. March 2020 | 06:24 CET

Daimler, dynaCERT, Tesla - who has the best Mobility shares?

  • Mobility

The Corona Crisis is omnipresent. The discussions about CO2 emissions and climate targets have given way to the pandemic. The streets are empty and the population stays at home. People around the globe are taking a break - or rather, they are being asked to take a forced break and avoid social contact. For the economy, the state of deceleration and standstill is a maximum stress test. Conveyors stand still. Supplies are stuck. The finished products cannot find a customer and salaries must continue to be paid. The German government wants to help quickly and offers support programs for salaries. The state basically distributes tax money that has to be earned sooner or later.

time to read: 2 minutes by Mario Hose


A sinking star

Daimler is one of the most renowned German brands. The listed automaker is feeling the full force of the Corona Crisis, and its shares are listed at around EUR 23.00 not far from the lows reached during the financial crisis in February 2009, when the company's shares changed hands for around EUR 18.00. Five years ago, Daimler's star was particularly high at over EUR 89.00.

Since then, the value of the company has fallen by approximately 74% to EUR 24.6 billion. The fall in value of the carmaker can be attributed to the consequences of the diesel scandal, and modern electric cars are becoming slow-moving items. The current slowdown in the economy will have a noticeable impact on the purchasing power of Daimler's target group. The company is obviously in difficulties at the moment.

Environmental protection and competitive advantage

dynaCERT with its hydrogen technology for retrofitting has a sales market which should start again quickly after the phase of curfews and trade limitations. Ultimately, users of dynaCERT technology can save up to 20% fuel with their existing diesel vehicles and generators while protecting the environment. Up to 88% less NOx and 55% less particulate matter is released into the atmosphere. Furthermore, CO2 emissions can be reduced by up to 10%.

Trucks with average usage recoup the purchase costs within less than one year. Especially in the industrial logistics sector, savings of this magnitude are a clear competitive advantage. The company has been endowed with capital through the recent capital injections by Canadian billionaire Eric Sprott (CAD 14 million) and German automotive logistics specialist Dr. Jörg Mosolf (CAD 14 million). The price decline of 66% within about one month makes the shares attractive.

Second car for millionaires

Tesla is focused on the production of battery cars. Given the fact that the charging process of vehicles of this type requires a particularly powerful infrastructure in order to achieve practicable charging times, the car manufacturer is still struggling for general market acceptance. Last month, Tesla carried out a capital increase of USD 2 billion following a sharp rise in share price. In the context of the current Corona Crisis, this latest capital injection may ensure the survival of the company.

If the fears of a recession prove true, battery car manufacturers will face difficult times. The value of Tesla shares has more than halved since February 2020 and the company still has a market capitalisation of USD 78.8 billion. Due to the currently low fuel costs, there is also little commercial pressure for users of combustion engines to switch to a battery car. Hard times are coming for the corporate leader.

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17. February 2020 | 09:09 CET

BMW, Daimler, Tesla - who buys whom and why does everything turn out differently?

  • Mobility

The entrepreneur Elon Musk has had numerous existential near-death experiences with his battery car manufacturer Tesla since its foundation. Debts, postponements and quality issues were among the reasons why the US company was often closer to the end than to a breakthrough in the past. But somehow Musk always managed to raise money and emotionally pull the investors along. At BMW and Daimler, the management team is much more relaxed - still.


27. December 2019 | 07:20 CET

BMW, Daimler or Volkswagen - who gives up first?

  • Mobility

Ludwig Erhard, the second German Chancellor and economist, said in the 1950s the much-quoted sentence: "No state can give its citizens more than it has taken from them before". A conscientious government should therefore strive to keep the delta between tax revenue and benefit to the taxpayer as small as possible. In this context, government subsidies are always a sensitive issue. The economic sustainability of government support for technology and innovation must lead to industries and companies learning to stand on their own two feet and the market regulating demand. The solar industry in Germany is a prime example of how tax money can be wasted. No well-known German company in the solar industry has survived in competition with Asia. Is there any reason to worry that German electromobility will suffer a similar fate?


04. November 2019 | 05:50 CET

dynaCERT, Mkango, Saturn Oil & Gas - Future Issues for Investors

  • Mobility

The future is traded on the stock exchange and exciting topics as well as scalable business models have a good chance of increasing in popularity with investors. Energy is an important topic in the future and against this background, companies that have positioned themselves in this environment are particularly attractive. Various international companies have positioned themselves well and are gaining in importance on the German capital market. The dialogue between management and investors, analysts and media representatives provides insights and creates trust.