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  • biolrocks biolrocks Jul 30, 2014 8:41 AM Flag

    Please explain

    Isn't it a bad sign that higher revenues result in lower "earnings"
    I am not talking about EPS
    I am asking about the loss being larger than last Q although revenues were substantially higher Q to Q

    Another poster pointed this out but did not explain.

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    • boil,
      Despite most pumping to the company, BLDP is still a microcap company with a small base of products and income sources. Its products are 99% in demonstration mode and will be for some time. Actual sales continue to slowly improve every quarter, but don't be overly gleeful at the percentage increases/decreases as they are coming off a very small base. Hence the earnings, earnings per share, product revenues, engineering support revenues and RD spending are still highly variable and a small change in any one of those can effect a big change in the apparent gains or losses in that, or any other, category. Such changes also affect the overall sentiment of the pumper and detractors excessively. Ballard always says things are going according to 'plan' but any long time follower knows that the 'plan' has changed many times over the years...
      Ballard continues to grow slowly and probably will do so for another several years until more demo projects are completed. Don't be overly concerned about any particular quarter's numbers. Watch out for the competition...BLDP is not guaranteed to win the big prize.


    • What are you talking about? Did you even look at the financials yourself? Your relying on poster to give you information? Get your money out you are not ready to invest. The Financials have improved in every area.

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