Thursday, September 20, 2018

Akoustis Technologies Is A Puzzling Pre-Commercial Tech Story

It may not always be the case that if something seems to good to be true it probably isn’t, but healthy skepticism can be an investor’s best friend. To that end, Akoustis (AKTS) is both intriguing and confounding. While the idea of disruptive technology in the RF filter space is certainly appealing, particularly with an enterprise value of less than $200 million, I think you have to ask why a company with promising technology and no revenue would go public through a reverse merger instead of following the more typical venture-IPO route.

I don’t know whether the worst accusations against Akoustis are true, but I do know that a lot of what they’re attempting to do flies in the face of how business normally works, and I know competition in advanced filters is extremely fierce. It’s true that Akoustis is targeting markets that can support meaningful revenue, but with what I regard as unproven technology, unproven execution capabilities, significant barriers to adoption, and thin financial resources, this is at best a very risky proposition.

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Akoustis Technologies Is A Puzzling Pre-Commercial Tech Story

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