Is Westport Fuel Systems Inc (USA) (NASDAQ:WPRT) Topping Out?

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Westport Fuel Systems Inc (USA) (NASDAQ:WPRT)

The Q2 2017 financial release by Westport Fuel Systems Inc (USA) (NASDAQ:WPRT) supported a two-day run that moderated in the last half of today’s trading day. On Monday WPRT stock ended trading around $1.90. On Tuesday the stock gapped higher to open and ended at $2.20. WPRT shares gapped up to open again Wednesday morning and quickly hit $2.39 when sellers stepped in and proceeded to take the stock down throughout the day. WPRT stock closed at $2.23. Volume was about 3.5 times the daily average.

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Westport Fuel Systems Inc (USA) (NASDAQ:WPRT)
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Westport Fuel Systems Inc (USA) (NASDAQ:WPRT) is a transportation green technology company. Westport develops, manufactures, and markets clean-burning fuel systems and components. The company wants to change the way the world moves in a manner that creates value for their employees, customers, investors, and benefits the environment. Westport operates globally in more than 70 countries.

Westport Fuel Systems Inc (USA) (NASDAQ:WPRT) reported a Q2 2017 adjusted net loss of (-$0.12) per share from continuing operations. That loss was less than the street’s expected (-$0.15) loss and is likely what sent WPRT shares higher. Adjusted net income was reported at $0.04 per share. Total net loss from continuing operations amounted to $13.3 million. The reported net income for second-quarter 2016 was $3.4 million. Westport Fuel Systems posted Q2 consolidated revenues of $62.1 million, up 66.9% for the same period of the previous year and $7.1 million more than the consensus estimate. Growth was primarily driven by the addition of Fuel Systems’ revenues. Q2 consolidated gross margin increased to $15.8 million (25.4% of sales) from $8.2 million (21.9% of sales) recorded in Q2 of 2016. The improvement in gross margin came on the back of the Fuel Systems’ merger. Consolidated adjusted EBITDA amounted to a negative (-$5.3) million, compared with a negative (-$11.5) million in Q2 2016.

Westport Fuel Systems Inc (USA) (NASDAQ:WPRT) is up over 97% YTD, and up over 33% for the year.

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About the author: Steve Clark is a 23-year Wall St professional with stints in M&A, risk management, and algorithm trading. Steve keeps his head in the game by looking for, and writing about, small companies that often get overlooked by the big investment firms.

Author: Steve Clark

Steve Clark is a 23-year Wall St professional with stints in M&A, risk management, and algorithm trading. Steve keeps his head in the game by looking for, and writing about, small companies that often get overlooked by the big investment firms.

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