Friday, October 3, 2014

Seeking Alpha: Maxwell Down On Power, But Still Promising

Six months ago, I thought that the hoopla over Maxwell Technologies' (NASDAQ:MXWL) prospects of securing an ultracapacitor order from Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) (in addition to or along with other auto OEM orders) had taken the shares a little too far for my comfort, and that it was better to wait for a pullback. The shares proceeded to climb another 25% from that point, but have been cut down by more than half on a guidance reset following second-quarter numbers and the perception that management has backed away from its guidance for multiple automotive design wins in 2014.

All in all, while the this sharp decline from the late May highs has to be painful for Maxwell shareholders, the story has really changed all that much. The company's ultracapacitors continue to look like an interesting solution for a variety of applications in transport and energy, while the company's manufacturing approach should support attractive margins. Order timing is a major unknown, and these shares are vulnerable to the vagaries of the market's appetite for risky stories, but this seems like a good time for risk-tolerant investors to take a closer look.

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Maxwell Down On Power, But Still Promising

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