$GM Shareholders - THINK BIG... On April 5th, 2017, AMAZON made a big move to CONVERT their energy power source to HYDROGEN Fuel Cells from $PLUG POWER. Just below is an article I wrote on the subject. I am an Individual Investor buying & holding $PLUG POWER Shares - and NOBODY has paid me to write this article. Also, I have linked an article that was written today, May 24th, 2017, on the subject of why AMAZON is investing $600 Million into $PLUG POWER's products and services - to vest a 23% stock ownership in $PLUG POWER shares.
Amazon has signed a multiple year agreement to invest $600 Million in Cash Payments into small cap $PLUG Power's Products/Services to vest a 23% stock ownership in $PLUG Power shares. $600 Million is more than six (6) times the annual revenues of $PLUG in 2016. $70 Million in revenues are projected in 2017 from Amazon.
Important to note: The prior approximate $50 Million Order from Walmart did not include a stock ownership incentive of 23% when $600 Million of $PLUG Power's Products/Services are paid for in "Cash". In contrast, purchases were financed. And, there was no "Technology Collaboration" with Walmart to expand the number of applications for the ProGen Engines. The future "refinancing" of the Walmart business should be announced soon per a prior $PLUG Power Conference Call.
In my view, the marketplace, is still coming to grips with the largest internet retailer in the world, Amazon, agreeing to invest $600 Million into $PLUG to get a significant 23% stock ownership, and "Technology Collaboration" with $PLUG Power. Investors that do their due diligence research will conclude that $PLUG Power shares are significantly undervalued based upon truly "massive" forward growth. I predict a rapid move higher in $PLUG shares to the $4.00 to $5.00 range following this far-reaching Amazon transaction.
The "Technology Collaboration" between Amazon and $PLUG Power is to expand the number of applications for the ProGen Engine. This "Technology Collaboration" with Amazon will likely create new revenue streams. $PLUG Power's Hydrogen Fuel Cells have the advantages of: Faster refueling and longer run times. Important to Note: The $PLUG Power ProGen Engine is currently being tested by FedEx Express Delivery Vans to confirm that the mileage range is literally "doubled" from 80 to 160 miles.
Per the recent $PLUG Power Conference Call to update the new, multifaceted relationship with Amazon, CEO Mr. Andy Marsh noted that $PLUG Power has been in talks with Amazon for the past year. It was only recently, during the last quarter of 2016, that Amazon began testing $PLUG Power's Hydrogen Fuel Cells at an Amazon Distribution Center. Obviously, after seeing the faster refueling and longer run times, Amazon agreed to the multi-year $600 Million Contract - and the "Technology Collaboration".
Both Amazon and Walmart are the 2 largest customers that could possibly use Hydrogen Fuel Cells. And, both are now $PLUG customers. Both Amazon and Walmart have 371 and 158 Distribution Centers respectively, located worldwide. Following the signing of Walmart, the publicity exposure allowed for many additional Fortune 500, large-size customers to get signed including Home Depot, Kroger, P&G, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, Honda, Nike, Uline, Bridgestone, Ace Hardware, etc. I expect that additional new customers will be added following the publicity surrounding the new Amazon multi-year contract and technology collaboration.
It should be noted that Carrefour Group, the 2nd largest consumer retailer in the world after Walmart, and the largest European Retailer, is also a new customer, signed on last year. Per a recent Conference Call, the $PLUG CEO disclosed that Carrefour plans to expand into 17 new Distribution Centers during the next three (3) years. Also, $PLUG Power has signed on Home Depot and started making conversions. Similar to Walmart, Home Depot has approximately 100 Distribution Centers located within the USA to be converted - which provides yet another runway for truly "massive" growth.
During the Amazon Update Conference Call, the CEO of $PLUG confirmed that the first ProGen Engines were "shipping to China". Per a prior Press Release, this ProGen Engine deal with the Chinese customer was for 500 units initially, then expanding to 13,500 units. Important to note: There are thousands of Delivery Vehicle Fleet Operators that would love to "double" their mileage range, thereby lowering operating costs significantly and increasing productivity in an era in which same-day deliver is in demand.
$PLUG jumped higher by 70%+ when AMAZON agreed to invest $600 Million on April 5, 2017. And, soon thereafter, $PLUG tapped the equity market to be able to fund the truly "massive" growth ahead.
I believe that an investment in $PLUG today, after a pullback due to the minimal diluting to fund the massive growth ahead, will allow an investor to participate in a "pure play" Hydrogen Fuel Cell company. As an "Energy" investor, $PLUG Power has all the distinct advantages of an "energy" company with multiple revenue streams spread out across multiple industries and geographies.
Disclosure: Buying & Holding $PLUG Shares
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It's getting to be that time again where shorts will again be paying us our DIVI! In the last mo short interest has increased by 13.5 mil. to almost 56.5 mil. Many of these shorts are sill underwater from putting on their short positions under $28. Time for these shorts to pay up for your shares or again pay us our divi! Today, Morningstar says GM is undervalued and has a $51 PT on the shares.
Chevy Car of the Year 1971 Chevy Vega! Gm wins so many awards that make no sense!
Mary B stated once they have 18 bil in cash they would return the rest to shareholders - believe a dividend increase and continued share buybacks will bolster shares. They have been buying shares so just a 5% dividend increase could get the price moving. It's a steal at $32.00 a share.
If they value Google's self driving company for 70B. GM's 1B purchase of the self driving tech company is a real bargin.
Einhorn is right. GM is way under value. Perhapse, spin off that for 20B so that GM can buy itself more.
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