November 29th, 2022 | 13:32 CET
Nvidia, Meta Materials, SFC Energy - Strong signs
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Meta Materials - Bottom formation about to be completed
The best example of a downward exaggeration in recent weeks was the stock of Meta Materials, a developer of sustainable, highly functional materials. The NASDAQ company lost as much as 94% to a low of USD 0.65 at its peak in June last year. The stock has now gained over 200% since the beginning of October. The share price is currently quoted at USD 1.86. If the resistance at USD 2.19 is overcome, the bottoming phase will be completed, and the next hurdle for even higher prices would be the USD 2.90 mark.
From a fundamental perspective, the Canadians are clearly on a growth course and are in the process of redefining the future of coating materials. According to the vision of Meta Materials, research into novel high-performance materials should make it possible to redirect light, sound, heat or radio waves by means of special nanotechnology. The technology has multiple applications and can be used worldwide in various industries such as 5G communications, health and wellness, aerospace, automotive and renewable energy. In addition, its proprietary nano-optical technology provides anti-counterfeiting security features for government documents and currencies and brand authentication.
Overall, the Company has a clear development edge over its competitors with 410 active patent documents, including 251 issued patents and 159 pending patent applications. Meta Materials won the CES 2023 Innovation Award for its NANOWEB transparent EMI shielding film. The Company also won the Clean Technology Award as part of Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 program. The new category, introduced last year, recognizes Canada's best clean innovators who provide processes, goods or services that reduce environmental impact.
CEO George Palikaras feels his research into new materials is vindicated: "Meta Materials continues to set new standards in product performance and sustainability. We design and manufacture highly functional materials and devices that use less energy and materials and improve supply chains by replacing scarce metals for various industries. For example, our 5G application is the only solution that increases the range of 5G communications without consuming power. Our battery materials make next-generation Li-ion batteries safer by preventing thermal runaway."
The Company, which will present on December 7, 2022, on the occasion of the 5th IIF - International Investment Forum, is a bet on the future that has a competitive edge due to the diversification of its portfolio and the variety of patents. Participation in the virtual event is free of charge.
SFC Energy - Consistently good news flow
The order books are steadily filling up at the leading supplier of hydrogen and methanol fuel cells for stationary and mobile hybrid power solutions, SFC Energy, based in Brunnthal near Munich, Germany. Last week, the largest order in the Company's history, worth EUR 15 million, was secured through a strategic follow-up order from Live View Technologies in the United States, which forms the basis for a future presence in the US. Another order worth millions was received from the semiconductor industry.
SFC Energy received an initial series order from a European high-tech component manufacturer to deliver power supply systems with a total value of EUR 5.3 million. The Company is developing highly efficient power supply systems used as generator power supplies in critical plasma processes in the semiconductor industry's production of silicon wafers and glass substrates.
"We firmly believe our customer has made the right choice with our sustainable power supply systems. They benefit not only from our solutions' efficient performance and universal applicability but also from their special development for dynamic behavior. We are proud to be able to support a renowned technology group in a fast-scaling market with our know-how", says Hans Pol, COO of SFC Energy AG.
In the wake of the recently published third-quarter figures, analyst firm First Berlin Equity Research confirmed its "buy" rating and assigned a price target of EUR 35. The current share price is EUR 24.70.
Nvidia - Strong reaction
The excessive demand for graphics cards during the Corona pandemic, with supply shortages and sharply rising prices, is finally over. The boom cycle last year was followed by a slump in the PC market due to the difficult economic situation. The proof was provided by the third-quarter figures of one of the largest graphics processors and chipsets developers for personal computers, servers and game consoles. According to the report, Nvidia suffered a 17% drop in revenue from the third quarter of 2021 to USD 5.93 billion. Profit was USD 680 million, equating to USD 0.27 per share, a 72% decrease from last year. The gaming division suffered the biggest setback. With a 51% drop, the Santa Clara, California-based company was able to generate just USD 1.57 billion from this sector.
A positive aspect, on the other hand, was the growing business with technology for data centers. Here, revenues approached the USD 4 billion mark at USD 3.83 billion. Compared with the third quarter of the previous year, this represents an increase of 31%. Despite the sharp declines in the graphics card business and the relatively weak outlook, the Nvidia share presented itself robustly. At USD 162.70, the stock is trading directly below the steep downward trend formed in mid-November. A breach of the USD 168.90 mark would unleash short-term bid potential in the USD 193 range.
Due to the strong correction in the technology sector, there are favorable entry opportunities due to the oversold condition. Nvidia turned around despite a strong slump in the graphics card business. Meta Materials is about to complete its bottoming phase. In contrast, SFC Energy's order books continue to fill.
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