Hydrogen I

Warning: I, the author of the posts at this blog, own shares in some of the companies mentioned in the upcoming series. This blog however, is not providing any advice on investments, but is solely meant to illustrate the power of our 3D-graph generator (software called AnRep3D).

After the end of 2020 some posts were added to this blog, but none of those were actually about annual reports. Apart from one the topic “Rare Earth Elements”, which presented a real 3D-graph, it was more about the next step for our generator. Eventually we decided it would be “energy” and a second blog was added with the name EnRep3D. Although a lot is going on there, AnRep3D is still alive and available, so we should not neglect our fans over here. And of course energy also has a financial component!

Picture by Enrique Meseguer on Pixabay

People who follow my tweets will know that I’m a hydrogen believer. This doesn’t mean that I’m against electric cars or batteries. Sometimes different options in energy seem to become a religion and their preachers are explaining why the other ideas are bad. That’s not wise, because at this moment we should explore all viable (and even less viable) solutions we can think of. Hydrogen (and it’s not even the only chemical option) is able to store an enormous amount of energy. Some renewables, like solar and wind are intermittent and it’s not a good idea to let the energy we could harvest going to waste because of a mismatch between demand and supply. There hydrogen can play a role. Not only as storage, but also because hydrogen is already important in several industries and it could also help to make the production of steel and cement “greener”.

Where am I going with this? Well, several companies are working on hydrogen solutions – some even for decades. These companies are doing business and have annual reports showing their financial statements. That’s where energy meets finance. The only question is where to start. The easiest way to start was to search the Internet for something like best hydrogen stocks or top of hydrogen shares. Indeed I got answers, but the funny thing is that a lot of different sites had their own ideas about e.g. a top 3. On some of the companies they agreed. It was probably also depending on their geographical scope and the moment the list was issued:

https://www.ig.com/uk/trading-strategies/what-are-the-best-hydrogen-stocks-to-watch–210420

https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/3-hydrogen-stocks-to-watch-in-january-2021-2021-01-07

https://news.financial/comments/the-best-hydrogen-stock-plugpower-ballard-power-new-asa-dynacert

https://bullishbears.com/hydrogen-fuel-cell-stocks/

https://engineforex.com/best-hydrogen-and-fuel-cell-stocks/

Which are the companies emerging from the links above (in no particular order)?

ITM Power

AFC Energy

Ceres Power Holdings

Bloom Energy

FuelCell Energy

PowerCell Sweden

Plug Power

dynaCERT

NEL ASA

Ballard

Again a nice series (of 10 after this post) and from now on I will add a company to the 3D-graph for this subject every now and then. I did not do any research yet, so surprises may come up. It’s also not determined for how many years we will visualise data and over which period this will be. Let’s see how the final 3D-graph will look in a couple of months.

I you’re impatient, just take the annual reports, pull out e.g. Revenue, Profit, Equity and Total Assets and feed them into our AnRep3D-generator. The package (a zip with examples, a manual and of course the 3D-graph generator: a .jar file) is free and can be downloaded (Charles Warter website) without any registration!

About AnRep3D

AnRep3D is the new company, founded after the handover of Scientassist (together with VRBI) to one of my sons. From now I will focus on three-dimensional graphs for the financial markets, showing the main figures from annual reports in comparison. As per 2021 a second product is available: EnRep3D. It is meant to visualise energy. Although the engine is the same, the texts, manual, website and examples (including blogposts) are focused at energy.
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