Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Valuation of Portec Rail Products, Inc.

Portec Rail Products, Inc. ( www.portecrail.com ) (NasdaqGM: PRPX) engages in the manufacture, supply, and distribution of various rail products in the United States and internationally. It was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


As of October 12, 2010, it had a 52 week stock price range of $8.55 – 12.00. As of December 31, 2009 it had a net income of $6,805,000. It had long term debt of $2,667,000 and net tangible assets of $22,778,000.

It is in the Railroad industry. Its competitors include Amsted Industries Incorporated, Lincoln Industrial Corporation, and Vossloh Track Material, Inc.

Portec Rail Products provides freight and transit rail products as well as manufacturing products to the food service industry. In 1993 they started offering environmentally tailored products.

This is a Green Business because of its basic business model. It is properly valued. This is a business with good overall fundamentals, from financials to its market position.

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Portec Rail Products website

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Valuation of Agria Corporation

Agria Corporation ( http://www.agriacorp.com/ ) (NYSE: GRO) operates as an agriculture company in China. It engages in research and development, production, and sale of upstream agriculture products. It was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China.


As of October 10, 2010, it had a 52 week stock price range of $1.11 – 4.53. As of December 31, 2009, it had a net income loss of $19,815,000. It had long term debt of $1,228,000 and net tangible assets of $192,408,000.

It is in the Farm Products industry. Its competitors include Monsanto Co., Origin Agritech Limited, Shandong Zhou Yuan Seed and Nursery Co.

Agria Corporation is focused on creating a profitable seed business. It also engages in sheep breeding products and sells blackberry, raspberry, date, and white-bark pine seedlings to end users. No green information was found.

This is a Partial Green Business and it is overvalued due to its weak financial fundamentals and lack of green orientation. It does, however, have a good market position in China.

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Agria Corpoartion website
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Valuation of Alliant Energy Corporation

Alliant Energy Corporation ( http://www.alliantenergy.com/ ) (NYSE: LNT) operates in electric and gas utility businesses in the United States. In addition, it has investments in environmental consulting and engineering and renewable energy services businesses. It also engages in transportation businesses, which include a short line railway, barge terminal and hauling services. It was founded in 1917 and is based in Madison, Wisconsin.


As of October 9, 2010, it had a 52 week stock price range of $26.08 – 36.95. As of December 31, 2009, it had net income of $129,700,000. It had long term debt of $2,404,500,000 and net tangible assets of $2,958,500,000.

It is in the Diversified Utilities industry and its competitors include Wisconsin Energy Corporation and Xcel Energy Inc.

Alliant Energy Corporation’s generation portfolio includes more than 550 megawatts of renewable energy; however, most of their energy is generated using non renewable energy sources. They offer their residential customers renewable energy through their Second Nature program which is Green-e Energy certified ( http://www.green-e.org/ ). They have other sustainable activities to address a variety of problems such as pollution.

This is a Non Green Business with some green elements. It’s currently overvalued. However, this is a good company to watch because it is making strides in implementing green elements into its operations.

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Alliant Energy website

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Valuation of Alcoa

Alcoa Inc. ( http://www.alcoa.com/ ) (NYSE: AA) engages in the production and management of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina worldwide. It was founded in 1888 and is based in New York, New York.


As of October 9, 2010, it had a 52 week stock price range of $9.81 – 17.60. As of December 31, 2009, it had a net income loss of $1,151,000,000. It had long term debt of $8,974,000,000 and net tangible assets of $7,369,000,000.

It is in the Aluminum industry and its competitors include Hydro Aluminium AS, Rio Tinto Alcan, Inc. and RUSL.

Alcoa has a plan for sustainability by reducing resource and energy use in operations. Their plans include both recycling and reuse principles. This company, however, serves both sustainable and unsustainable industries. They also have coal fired plants for energy production.

This is a Non Green Business which has some green operational elements. However, the company has a real challenge to convert to a Basic Green Business. They will need to eliminate the coal fired energy plants and reduce mining to the minimal amount while boosting recycling of existing aluminum. This business is currently overvalued.

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Alcoa website

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Solarfun Power Holding ( www.solarfun.cn/einfo.htm ) (NasdaqGS: SOLF) an investment holding company, engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of photovoltaic (PV) products. It was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Qidong, the People’s Republic of China.


As of October 3, 2010, it had a 52 week stock price range was $4.48 – 13.48. As of December 31, 2009, it had negative net income of $21,272,000. It had long term debt of $152,139,000 and net tangible assets of $361,558,000.

Solarfun is a vertically integrated manufacturing company. It takes an active role in recycling end of life photovoltaic modules.

This is a Basic Green Business, but it is slightly overvalued, because of its negative net income. However, it has a strong market position.

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Solarfun website

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Evaluation of Sun Tech Holding Company, LTD

Sun Tech Power Holdings ( http://www.suntech-power.com/ ) (NYSE: STP) a solar energy company, engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of photovoltaic (PV) products. It was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Wuxi, the People’s Republic of China.


As of September 24, 2010, its 52 week stock price range was $7.53 – 18.78. As of December 31, 2010, it had a net income of $85,600,000. It had long term of $654,900,000 and net tangible assets of $1,345,300,000.

Sun Tech is the largest producer of silicon solar modules. It has offices in 13 countries and manufacturing sites in China, Japan, and the United States. They have installed modules in more than 80 countries. They participate in the take back program of end of life solar modules.

This is a Basic Green Business. It is currently properly valued, because it has a strong market position and good financial fundamentals.

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Sun Tech Power website

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Evaluation of Yingli Green Energy Holding Company

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited ( http://www.yinglisolar.com/ ) (NYSE: YGE) together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, marketing, manufacture, installation, and sale of photovoltaic products in the People’s Republic of China and internationally. It was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Baoding, the People’s Republic of China.


As of September 29, 2010, it had a 52 week stock price range of $8.31 – 19.11. As of December 31, 2009, it had a net income loss of $77,867,000. It had long term debt of $124,937,000 and net tangible assets of $901,359,000.

It was the first company to manufacture the entire PV value chain, from polysilicon to the assembly of PV modules at one site. They minimize carbon emissions through a localized production process. They were the first China-based company to join PV Cycle in the take back program of end of life PV modules.

This is a Basic Green Business. It is properly valued, because it has a good ratio of net tangible assets to long term debt and a solid market position.

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Yingli Green Energy website

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