Looking to invest in green energy? Wind energy has been experiencing great success, and solar energy is getting cheap. Companies like Tesla, Green Power and New Flyer are also working on utilizing this clean energy.
Here’s what a New Flyer electric bus look like :
Greenpower has the electric version of the yellow school bus :
And you probably already know what a Tesla look like, but we never get tired of looking at those Falcon Wing doors so here they are for your pleasure :
Enough with the pictures! We selected the top 8 companies on Stockchase with a focus on renewable energy, the electric vehicle companies being the most interesting for sure but turning waste-to-energy companies also fascinate me. Isn’t it how Doc Brown powers his car at the end of the movie Back to the Future? :
Covanta Holding Corp. (CVA-N)
He really likes them but it's a risk that the company is involved in a specific waste-to-energy technology, which can change suddenly. CVA takes away waste and turns it into energy. A safer way to play CVA is the EDX ETF. 5.7% dividend
Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ-Q)
It's rolling over now. It should be FSLR's year, though. It's part of Elon Musk's empire, which is a plus.
Involved in solar and wind. Prices are coming down for customers. NEE is looking at better storage, and has increased dividend at 12% clip over the last decade. It yields 1.5-2% right now.
INE vs. RNW RNW depends on drop-down from the parent for growth. Whereas INE is an independent power producer. At current valuations, he prefers RNW. Pretty good visibility over the next few years. INE is more expensive and has good prospects, but its valuation doesn't have as much upside.
Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA-Q)
They've built a fabulous brand, but this is a cult stock which doesn't support the stock fundamentals. Is it worth 95x enteprise value when GM is at 6x. There's danger in this high-beta stock. The stock price fluctuates a lot based on emotion.
There is a lot of froth in the green space area. He thinks there is a shift to people wanting to trade these at a premium. Longer term it makes sense to hold this, but be careful chasing names in this space.
An industrial sector stock that does well in this type of environment. Has been a volatile stock with negative ROE. Cashflow is poor too. Interest coverage is not good. Yield is there but payout ratio is high.