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Ballard Power Systems Inc is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. Ballard Power Systems shares (BLDP) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Ballard Power Systems employs 785 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Ballard Power Systems share price

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Ballard Power Systems shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$8.87 - $42.28
50-day moving average $23.15
200-day moving average $24.10
Wall St. target price$31.88
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-0.17

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Ballard Power Systems financials

Revenue TTM $103.9 million
Gross profit TTM $21 million
Return on assets TTM -3.8%
Return on equity TTM -8.6%
Profit margin -49.46%
Book value $3.19
Market capitalisation $6.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Ballard Power Systems shares

There are currently 18.3 million Ballard Power Systems shares held short by investors – that's known as Ballard Power Systems's "short interest". This figure is 10% up from 16.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Ballard Power Systems shares can be evaluated.

Ballard Power Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Ballard Power Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ballard Power Systems shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ballard Power Systems shares traded daily (recently around 4.6 million). Ballard Power Systems's SIR currently stands at 3.98. In other words for every 100,000 Ballard Power Systems shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3980 shares are currently held short.

However Ballard Power Systems's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ballard Power Systems shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ballard Power Systems shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ballard Power Systems's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ballard Power Systems shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ballard Power Systems shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Ballard Power Systems.

Find out more about how you can short Ballard Power Systems stock.

Ballard Power Systems share dividends

We're not expecting Ballard Power Systems to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Ballard Power Systems's shares ever split?

Ballard Power Systems's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 2 June 1998. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Ballard Power Systems shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ballard Power Systems shares which in turn could have impacted Ballard Power Systems's share price.

Ballard Power Systems share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ballard Power Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.87 up to $42.28. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BLDP.US volatility(beta: 1.83)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Ballard Power Systems's is 1.8257. This would suggest that Ballard Power Systems's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Ballard Power Systems overview

Ballard Power Systems Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, sale, and service of proton exchange membrane fuel cell products primarily in Canada. The company offers heavy duty modules, marine systems, fuel cell stacks, backup power systems, and material handling products. It also provides technology solutions, including engineering and technology transfer, as well as the licenses and sells intellectual property portfolio and fundamental knowledge for various proton exchange membrane fuel cell applications. The company serves transit bus, rail, critical infrastructure, marine, material handling, stationary power, truck, and automotive markets. It markets its products in China, Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Japan, Denmark, France, Taiwan, Norway, Spain, the Netherlands, Finland, Switzerland, and internationally. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Burnaby, Canada.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Ballard Power Systems is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 3.696% of Ballard Power Systems shares are held by insiders and 34.907% by institutions.
How many people work for Ballard Power Systems?
Latest data suggests 785 work at Ballard Power Systems.
When does the fiscal year end for Ballard Power Systems?
Ballard Power Systems's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Ballard Power Systems based?
Ballard Power Systems's address is: 9000 Glenlyon Parkway, Burnaby, BC, Canada, V5J 5J8
What is Ballard Power Systems's ISIN number?
Ballard Power Systems's international securities identification number is: CA0585861085
What is Ballard Power Systems's CUSIP number?
Ballard Power Systems's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 058586108

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