HENDERSON, NV / ACCESSWIRE / December 13, 2018 / Why invest in water treatment stocks? Of course, there is emerging market demand for water for personal, commercial, and industrial use. Water is also extensively used in agriculture, and the overwhelming majority of global power generation is water-intensive. Not to mention the global population's steady increase.
The first major issue we think corporate innovation will lead the way in tackling this year is water pollution. Flint, Michigan- which still hasn't solved its water problem, was just the tip of the iceberg. Water scarcity is becoming a serious problem in the United States. Water quality reports indicate that 45% of U.S. streams, 47% of lakes, and 32% of bays are polluted. Americans use over 2.2 billion pounds of pesticides every year, which eventually washes into our rivers and lakes. Over 73 different kinds of pesticides have been found in U.S. groundwater that eventually ends up in our drinking water. Septic systems are failing all around the country, causing untreated waste materials to flow freely into streams, rivers, and lakes. Over 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated sewage, groundwater, and industrial waste are discharged into U.S. waters annually. The 5-minute daily shower most Americans take uses more water than a typical person in a developing country uses in a whole day.
That's why OriginClear, Inc. (OCLN) (Market Cap: $2.115M, Share Price: $0.0015) is so intriguing. OCLN is a leading provider of water treatment solutions. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, OriginClear provides systems and services to treat water in a wide range of industries, such as municipal, pharmaceutical, semiconductors, industrial, and oil & gas. The company's water treatment solution has been gaining traction in rural areas, and their client list continues to grow. Most sub-penny stocks don't have the kind of fundamentals OCLN does, which makes it especially interesting.
As the company builds its client base it will be an interesting target for potential buyers and/ or partners looking to expand their network. In anticipation of potential M&A activity OCLN recently retained TCA International Group for a range of services including identifying potential merger, acquisition, divestiture, consolidation or other combination opportunities and negotiating, structuring and advising in connection with potential M&A Transactions.
A major announcement could be on the horizon, so now's the time to start your due diligence on OCLN.
Another water treatment play, Pentair plc (PNR) (Market Cap: $6.873B, Share Price: $39.59), just announced that its Board of Directors has approved a 3% increase in the company's regular cash dividend rate (from $0.175 per share to $0.18 per share) and that it will pay a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.18 per share on February 8, 2019 to shareholders of record at the close of business on January 25, 2019. 2019 will mark the 43rd consecutive year that Pentair has increased its dividend.
Another water play Xylem, Inc. (XYL) (Market Cap: $11.795B, Share Price: $65.63) and its Senior Vice President of Continuous Improvement and Business Transformation, Tony Milando, and Senior Director, Investor Relations, Matthew Latino, participated in group discussions at the BMO Capital Markets 2018 Boston Growth Conference recently.
A water treatment play is Veolia Environment SA (VEOEY) (Market Cap: $11.577B, Share Price: $20.95) with $655 million in earnings. Veolia earns more profit than any of the American water majors.
Another water play, Aqua America Inc. (WTR) (Market Cap: $6.29B, Share Price: $35.35), topped estimates reporting a third-quarter profit of $78.2 million. The Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania-based company said it had profit of 44 cents per share. The water utility posted revenue of $226.1 million in the period.
This article was written by Regal Consulting, LLC ("Regal Consulting"). Regal Consulting has agreed to a three-month term consulting agreement with OCLN dated 10/23/18. The agreement calls for $20,000 in cash, and 10,000,000 restricted 144 shares of OCLN per month. OCLN paid an additional $6,000 for an additional news commentary for the first month of service. All payments were made directly by OriginClear, Inc. to Regal Consulting, LLC. to provide investor relations services, of which this article is a part of. Regal Consulting also paid one thousand dollars cash to microcapspeculators.com to distribute this article. Regal Consulting may have a position in the securities mentioned in this article at the time of publication, and may increase or decrease its position without notice. This article is based on public information and the opinions of Regal Consulting. OCLN was given an opportunity to edit this article. This article contains forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any results predicted herein. Regal Consulting is not registered with any financial or securities regulatory authority, and does not provide or claim to provide investment advice.
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