American Superconductor Company Profile (NASDAQ:AMSC)

About American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC)

American Superconductor logoAmerican Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) is a provider of megawatt-scale solutions. The Company operates through two segments: Wind and Grid. Through the Company's Windtec Solutions brand, the Wind business segment enables manufacturers to field wind turbines. Through the Company's Gridtec Solutions, the Grid business segment enables electric utilities and renewable energy project developers to connect, transmit and distribute power. AMSC supplies power electronics and control systems, licenses its engineered wind turbine designs and provides customer support services to wind turbine manufacturers. The Company provides a range of power electronics and software-based control systems. AMSC provides transmission planning services that enable it to identify power grid congestion and other risks. The Company also sells grid interconnection solutions for wind farms and solar power plants, power quality systems, and transmission and distribution cable systems.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Industrial Electrical Equipment
  • Sub-Industry: Electrical Components & Equipment
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:AMSC
  • CUSIP: 03011110
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $59.72 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 14,219,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $5.53
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $6.74
  • 52 Week Range: $3.88 - $11.05
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: -2.80
  • P/E Growth: -0.06
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $86.52 million
  • Price / Sales: 0.69
  • Book Value: $4.49 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.94
  • EBIDTA: ($14,730,000.00)
  • Net Margins: -27.52%
  • Return on Equity: -34.65%
  • Return on Assets: -20.42%
  • Current Ratio: 1.68%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.17%
  • Average Volume: 144,810 shs.
  • Beta: 1.2
  • Short Ratio: 25.08

Frequently Asked Questions for American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC)

What is American Superconductor's stock symbol?

American Superconductor trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "AMSC."

How were American Superconductor's earnings last quarter?

American Superconductor Co. (NASDAQ:AMSC) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August, 9th. The company reported ($0.64) earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.92) by $0.28. The business had revenue of $13.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $13.39 million. American Superconductor had a negative net margin of 27.52% and a negative return on equity of 34.65%. American Superconductor's revenue for the quarter was down 43.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($0.72) EPS. View American Superconductor's Earnings History.

When will American Superconductor make its next earnings announcement?

American Superconductor is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May, 25th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for American Superconductor.

Where is American Superconductor's stock going? Where will American Superconductor's stock price be in 2017?

6 brokerages have issued 1-year price targets for American Superconductor's stock. Their forecasts range from $7.50 to $12.00. On average, they anticipate American Superconductor's share price to reach $9.08 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for American Superconductor.

What are analysts saying about American Superconductor stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about American Superconductor stock:

  • 1. FBR & Co analysts commented, "On Monday, May 1, AMSC announced it was awarded a contract for ~$8.4M for engineering and technical services from the U.S. Navy, specifically by The Naval Surface Warfare Center. In particular, the contract supports the U.S. Navy’s integration of AMSC’s high temperature superconductor (HTS)-based ship protection systems (SPS) into its surface fleet. AMSC and the U.S. Navy have collaborated on incorporating AMSC’s advanced HTS degaussing system for several years. We believe this contract opens the U.S. Navy to insert AMSC’s SPS across the Naval Surface Fleet over time through new ship builds, which we estimate to be 37 ships over the next six years. The core components of the degaussing system are transferable to other applications being targeted for ship implementation, such as applications for power, propulsion, and protection equipment. We view this contract as validation for AMSC’s HTS technology and its importance as the U.S." (5/5/2017)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "American Superconductor Corporation is a leading energy technologies company. The company develops and sells a wide range of products and solutions based on power electronic systems and high temperature superconductor wires that dramatically improve the efficiency, reliability and quality of electricity during its generation, transmission, distribution and use. The company is a dominant force in alternative energy, offering grid interconnection solutions as well as licensed wind energy designs and electrical systems. As the world's principal supplier of HTS wire, AMSC is enabling a new generation of compact, high-power electrical products, including power cables, grid-level surge protectors, motors, generators, and advanced transportation and defense systems. AMSC also provides utility and industrial customers worldwide with voltage regulation systems that dramatically enhance power grid capacity, reliability and security, as well as industrial productivity. " (4/10/2017)

Who are some of American Superconductor's key competitors?

Who owns American Superconductor stock?

American Superconductor's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include ARDSLEY ADVISORY PARTNERS (7.40%), AWM Investment Company Inc. (0.00%), Vanguard Group Inc. (0.00%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (0.00%), Royce & Associates LP (0.00%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (0.00%). Company insiders that own American Superconductor stock include Daniel P Mcgahn, David A Henry, David R Oliver, Jr, James F Maguire, John Vander Sande, John W Kosiba, Jr and Vikram S Budhraja. View Institutional Ownership Trends for American Superconductor.

Who sold American Superconductor stock? Who is selling American Superconductor stock?

American Superconductor's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Morgan Stanley, Vanguard Group Inc., AWM Investment Company Inc., Russell Investments Group Ltd., TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Company insiders that have sold American Superconductor stock in the last year include David A Henry, David R Oliver, Jr and John Vander Sande. View Insider Buying and Selling for American Superconductor.

Who bought American Superconductor stock? Who is buying American Superconductor stock?

American Superconductor's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Royce & Associates LP, PEAK6 Investments L.P., Renaissance Technologies LLC, GMT Capital Corp, Geode Capital Management LLC, Teachers Advisors LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp and First Manhattan Co.. Company insiders that have bought American Superconductor stock in the last two years include Daniel P Mcgahn, John W Kosiba, Jr and Vikram S Budhraja. View Insider Buying and Selling for American Superconductor.

How do I buy American Superconductor stock?

Shares of American Superconductor can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of American Superconductor stock cost?

One share of American Superconductor stock can currently be purchased for approximately $4.20.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 3.00)
Consensus Price Target: $9.08 (116.27% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/15/2017FBR & CoReiterated RatingBuy$9.00N/AView Rating Details
4/28/2017HC WainwrightSet Price TargetBuy$8.00LowView Rating Details
4/28/2017Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingOutperform$10.50 -> $8.00MediumView Rating Details
4/28/2017Rodman & RenshawReiterated RatingBuy -> Buy$10.00 -> $7.50HighView Rating Details
2/6/2017Roth CapitalSet Price TargetBuy$10.00N/AView Rating Details
6/20/2016Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Initiated CoverageOutperform$12.00N/AView Rating Details
12/17/2015Ascendiant Capital MarketsUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
11/13/2015Ladenburg Thalmann Financial ServicesUpgradeNeutral -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/24/2015 forward)


Earnings History for American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC)
Earnings by Quarter for American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC)
Earnings History by Quarter for American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/6/2017Q317($0.32)($0.21)$23.83 million$27.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/2/2016Q217($0.72)($0.60)$17.26 million$18.51 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/9/2016Q117($0.92)($0.64)$13.39 million$13.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/31/2016Q4($0.60)($0.28)$20.16 million$27.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/9/2016Q316($0.58)($0.36)$21.96 million$25.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2015Q216($0.49)($0.64)$23.90 million$19.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q116($0.69)($0.72)$22.82 million$23.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/28/2015Q415($0.70)($0.69)$24.62 million$25.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/5/2015Q315($0.12)($0.11)$19.66 million$21.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2014Q215($0.16)($0.14)$12.00 million$12.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2014Q115($0.17)($0.15)$12.00 million$11.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/5/2014Q214($0.17)($0.14)$16.25 million$16.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/6/2014Q214($0.19)($0.14)$18.70 million$20.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/7/2013Q214($0.18)($0.18)$24.10 million$24.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2013Q1 2013($0.18)($0.14)$22.95 million$23.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/14/2013Q4 2012($0.21)($0.21)$18.80 million$20.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/11/2013Q3 2012($0.30)($0.26)$23.70 million$17.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2012Q213($0.31)($0.29)$23.29 million$20.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2012($0.23)($0.20)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/6/2012($0.36)($0.30)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/9/2012($0.42)($0.34)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/9/2011($0.57)($0.44)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/1/2011$0.33$0.40ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: ($2.24)
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: ($1.35)
2019 EPS Consensus Estimate: ($0.75)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172($0.94)($0.93)($0.94)
Q2 20172($0.88)($0.47)($0.68)
Q3 20173($0.39)($0.17)($0.28)
Q4 20172($0.40)($0.29)($0.35)
Q1 20183($0.56)($0.39)($0.49)
Q2 20181($0.33)($0.33)($0.33)
Q3 20181($0.30)($0.30)($0.30)
Q4 20181($0.23)($0.23)($0.23)
Q1 20191($0.31)($0.31)($0.31)
Q2 20191($0.21)($0.21)($0.21)
Q3 20191($0.14)($0.14)($0.14)
Q4 20191($0.09)($0.09)($0.09)
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 3.20%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 28.65%
Insider Trades by Quarter for American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC)
Insider Trades by Quarter for American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/10/2017Daniel P. McgahnInsiderBuy25,000$4.00$100,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2017John W. Kosiba, Jr.CFOBuy6,250$4.00$25,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2017Vikram S. BudhrajaDirectorBuy12,500$4.00$50,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/15/2016David R. Oliver, Jr.DirectorSell2,200$7.95$17,490.00View SEC Filing  
11/28/2016John Vander SandeDirectorSell500$8.05$4,025.00View SEC Filing  
6/20/2016David A. HenryCFOSell13,225$8.38$110,825.50View SEC Filing  
5/18/2016James F MaguireEVPSell29,938$10.15$303,870.70View SEC Filing  
4/6/2016David A HenryCFOSell12,545$8.21$102,994.45View SEC Filing  
5/11/2015David A HenryCFOSell4,905$6.51$31,931.55View SEC Filing  
8/27/2014James F MaguireEVPSell149,424$1.80$268,963.20View SEC Filing  
7/31/2014David A HenryCFOSell9,300$2.02$18,786.00View SEC Filing  
6/24/2014David A HenryCFOSell11,250$1.49$16,762.50View SEC Filing  
5/8/2013David A HenryCFOSell5,760$2.53$14,572.80View SEC Filing  
2/13/2013Kevin DouglasInsiderBuy752,146$3.11$2,339,174.06View SEC Filing  
2/8/2013Kevin DouglasInsiderBuy286,161$2.84$812,697.24View SEC Filing  
12/4/2012Kevin DouglasInsiderBuy351,458$2.72$955,965.76View SEC Filing  
11/29/2012Kevin DouglasInsiderBuy505,278$2.66$1,344,039.48View SEC Filing  
11/26/2012Kevin DouglasInsiderBuy161,964$2.56$414,627.84View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC)
Latest Headlines for American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC)
DateHeadline logoAMSC to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year Financial Results on May 25, 2017 - GlobeNewswire (press release) - May 23 at 3:38 PM logoAmerican Superconductor Co. (AMSC) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages - May 23 at 7:20 AM logoBRIEF-AMSC and Electrical Consultants Inc expand relationship - May 18 at 12:12 PM logoAMSC and Electrical Consultants, Inc. Expand Relationship to Offer Full, Turnkey Resilient Electric Grid Solutions - May 18 at 12:12 PM logoSeattle City Light to Undertake Deployment Study of AMSC’s Resilient Electric Grid System - May 15 at 3:30 PM logoVikram S. Budhraja Purchases 12,500 Shares of American Superconductor Co. (AMSC) Stock - May 12 at 8:27 PM logoJohn W. Kosiba, Jr. Purchases 6,250 Shares of American Superconductor Co. (AMSC) Stock - May 12 at 8:26 PM logoAmerican Superconductor Co. (AMSC) Insider Purchases $100,000.00 in Stock - May 12 at 8:00 PM logo$15.4 Million in Sales Expected for American Superconductor Co. (AMSC) This Quarter - May 10 at 10:52 AM logoAmerican Superconductor: Why The Drop From India's Wind Tariff Auction Is A Gift - May 8 at 3:27 PM logo Brokerages Expect American Superconductor Co. (AMSC) to Announce -$0.59 Earnings Per Share - May 8 at 2:24 PM logoAmerican Superconductor Co. (AMSC) Rating Reiterated by FBR & Co - May 7 at 10:02 AM logoUPDATE: American Superconductor (AMSC) Prices 4M Share Common Offering at $4/Sh - May 5 at 8:35 PM logoAMSC Prices $16 Million Public Offering of Common Stock - May 5 at 3:32 PM logoBRIEF-AMSC announces proposed public offering of common stock - May 5 at 1:39 AM logoAmerican Superconductor (AMSC) to Offer Shares of Common Stock - - May 4 at 8:37 PM logoAMSC Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock - May 4 at 8:37 PM logoAmerican Superconductor Co. (AMSC) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts - May 4 at 1:31 AM logoAmerican Superconductor (AMSC) Receiving Favorable Media Coverage, Report Shows - May 3 at 7:20 PM logoOppenheimer Holdings Weighs in on American Superconductor Co.'s Q1 2018 Earnings (AMSC) - May 1 at 12:34 PM logoAMSC Awarded U.S. Navy Contract for Engineering and Technical Services - May 1 at 9:32 AM logoAmerican Superconductor (AMSC) Earning Somewhat Critical Media Coverage, Report Finds - April 30 at 11:57 AM logoFBR & Co Reaffirms "Outperform" Rating for American Superconductor Co. (AMSC) - April 29 at 11:52 PM logoHC Wainwright Reiterates $8.00 Price Target for American Superconductor Co. (AMSC) - April 29 at 12:10 PM logoETFs with exposure to American Superconductor Corp. : April 28, 2017 - April 28 at 4:29 PM logoAmerican Superconductor Co. (AMSC) Earns "Outperform" Rating from Cowen and Company - April 28 at 2:26 PM logoAmerican Superconductor Co. (AMSC) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Analysts - April 28 at 10:03 AM logoAmerican Superconductor Co. (AMSC) Price Target Cut to $7.50 by Analysts at Rodman & Renshaw - April 28 at 7:58 AM logoTechnology Sector Update for 04/27/2017: AMSC,UCTT,SNCR ... - Nasdaq - April 27 at 8:54 PM logoAmerican Superconductor (AMSC): The Ride Gets Bumpier - Cowen - - April 27 at 8:54 PM logoAMSC stock plummets after drop-off in orders leads to 'revenue shortfall' - April 27 at 3:54 PM logoSomewhat Negative News Coverage Likely to Impact American Superconductor (AMSC) Share Price - April 27 at 2:38 PM logoAmerican Superconductor (AMSC) Warns on Q4 Revenue; Q1 Rev. Guidance Falls Short - April 27 at 1:55 AM logoAmerican Superconductor (AMSC) Warns on Q4 Revenue; Q1 Rev. Guidance Falls Short - - April 26 at 8:53 PM logoAMSC Announces Preliminary Financial Results - April 26 at 8:53 PM logoAmerican Superconductor (AMSC) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Score of -0.03 - April 23 at 8:20 AM logoBRIEF-American Superconductor announces four new D-VAR orders valued at about $8 mln - April 21 at 1:38 AM logoAMSC Announces $8.0 Million in D-VAR® System Orders in United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Jordan - April 20 at 8:37 PM logo$24.62 Million in Sales Expected for American Superconductor Co. (AMSC) This Quarter - April 19 at 10:21 AM logo Analysts Anticipate American Superconductor Co. (AMSC) to Post -$0.39 Earnings Per Share - April 17 at 4:30 PM logoETFs with exposure to American Superconductor Corp. : April 17, 2017 - April 17 at 3:29 PM logoAmerican Superconductor (AMSC) Earning Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds - April 17 at 9:34 AM logoAmerican Superconductor Co. (AMSC) Short Interest Up 3.3% in March - April 13 at 7:25 AM logoAmerican Superconductor Co. (AMSC) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold - April 10 at 10:16 PM logoAmerican Superconductor's (AMSC) "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at HC Wainwright - April 9 at 11:10 AM logoFBR & Co Analysts Give American Superconductor Co. (AMSC) a $11.00 Price Target - April 7 at 10:44 PM logoQ1 2018 Earnings Estimate for American Superconductor Co. (AMSC) Issued By Roth Capital - April 7 at 8:42 PM logoOppenheimer Holdings Comments on American Superconductor Co.'s FY2017 Earnings (AMSC) - April 7 at 5:49 PM logoAmerican Superconductor (AMSC): Transitioning to a Smart Grid Play - FBR - - April 7 at 5:49 AM logoMoving Massachusetts Facility - April 7 at 5:49 AM



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