ITM Power – share rally prompts profit taking

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ITM system in Frankfurt, © ITM Power

The dust has settled on a rally to the top and a share price that nearly tripled temporarily. Stock market experts like to call it chart consolidation and profit taking. ITM (London: ITM) was successful in raising EUR 120 million in fresh capital. Now, the British manufacturer’s market capitalization is above long-term expectations despite its bright outlook. I think investors should put this one on the watchlist, but look for other, more promising options in the meantime. ITM Power does have a strong order pipeline, with around GBP 42 million in contracted orders and other recently projected bookings of about GBP 5.9 million. But compared to similar businesses, EUR 120 million seems a bit optimistic, given the backlog and revenue the company has been able to generate – say, in comparison to Hydrogenics (Nasdaq: HYGS).

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Written by Sven Jösting in December 2017

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