Fuel Tech Story

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FTEK -- USA Stock  

USD 2.19  0.17  7.20%

63% of stocks are less volatile than Fuel Tech, and 98% of all traded equity instruments are projected to make higher returns than the company over the 60 days investment horizon. While some risk-loving traders are indifferent towards current market volatility, it is reasonable to examine the risk of investing in Fuel Tech. We will go over odds for Fuel Tech to generate above-average margins next month. The recent Fuel Tech risk factors may impact the value of the stock as we estimate Fuel Tech as currently overvalued. The real value is approaching 3.59 per share.
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Still holding on to Fuel Tech (NASDAQ:FTEK) given recent volatility plunge?
This firm currently holds 1.98 M in liabilities with Debt to Equity (D/E) ratio of 0.08, which may suggest the firm is not taking enough advantage from borrowing. The company has a current ratio of 3.4, suggesting that it is liquid enough and is able to pay its financial obligations when due.
Fuel Tech has performance score of 1 on a scale of 0 to 100. The firm shows a Beta (market volatility) of -0.0277, which means not very significant fluctuations relative to the market. Let's try to break down what Fuel Tech's beta means in this case. As returns on the market increase, returns on owning Fuel Tech are expected to decrease at a much lower rate. During the bear market, Fuel Tech is likely to outperform the market. Although it is extremely important to respect Fuel Tech historical returns, it is better to be realistic regarding the information on equity current trending patterns. The philosophy towards predicting future performance of any stock is to evaluate the business as a whole together with its past performance, including all available fundamental and technical indicators. By reviewing Fuel Tech technical indicators, you can presently evaluate if the expected return of 0.15% will be sustainable into the future. Fuel Tech right now shows a risk of 7.46%. Please confirm Fuel Tech information ratio, downside variance, day median price, as well as the relationship between the treynor ratio and kurtosis to decide if Fuel Tech will be following its price patterns.
Volatility is a rate at which the price of Fuel Tech or any other equity instrument increases or decreases for a given set of returns. It is measured by calculating the standard deviation of the annualized returns over a given period of time and shows the range to which the price of Fuel Tech may increase or decrease. In other words, similar to Fuel Tech's beta indicator, it measures the risk of Fuel Tech and helps estimate the fluctuations that may happen in a short period of time. So if prices of Fuel Tech fluctuate rapidly in a short time span, it is termed to have high volatility, and if it swings slowly in a more extended period, it is understood to have low volatility.
Please read more on our technical analysis page.

How important is Fuel Tech's Liquidity

Fuel Tech financial leverage refers to using borrowed capital as a funding source to finance Fuel Tech ongoing operations. It is usually used to expand the firm's asset base and generate returns on borrowed capital. Fuel Tech financial leverage is typically calculated by taking the company's all interest-bearing debt and dividing it by total capital. So the higher the debt-to-capital ratio (i.e., financial leverage), the riskier the company. Please check the breakdown between Fuel Tech's total debt and its cash.

How Fuel Tech utilizes its cash?

To perform a cash flow analysis of Fuel Tech, investors first need to understand how to read the cash flow statement. A cash flow statement shows the amount of cash Fuel Tech is receiving and how much cash it distributes out in a given period. The Fuel Tech cash flow statement breaks down these inflows and outflows into different buckets, including operating activities, investing activities, and financing activities.
Fuel Tech Net Cash Flow from Operations is decreasing as compared to previous years. The last year's value of Net Cash Flow from Operations was reported at (2.71 Million)

Fuel Tech Volatility Drivers

Fuel Tech unsystematic risk is unique to Fuel Tech and usually not directly affected by the market or economic environment. An example of unsystematic risk is the possibility of poor earnings or a layoff due to coronavirus. One may mitigate nonsystematic risk by buying different securities in the same industry or by buying in different sectors. For example, if you have a position in Fuel Tech you can also buy Liqtech International. You can also mitigate this risk by investing in the pollution & treatment controls sector as well as in companies having nothing to do with it. This type of risk is also called diversifiable risk and can be understood from analyzing Fuel Tech important indicators over time. Here we run a correlation analysis between relevant fundamental ratios over at least ten year period to find a relationship in the way they react to changes in Fuel Tech income statement and balance sheet. Here are more details about Fuel Tech volatility.
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