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Westport Innovations Is Set to Profit From Natural Gas Engine Growth

August 20, 2014 | About:

Westport Innovations (NASDAQ:WPRT) has surged strikingly since it reported its quarterly report. Truth be told, in the course of recent months, Westport shares have picked up more than 30%. The producer of natural gas engines has done well in a competitive environment and looks set to continue its strong performance.

Strong performance

Westport's results reflect the strength of administration's decision making and execution, which have empowered it to lessen losses and boost revenue. Administration has laid some essential goals for the current fiscal. It is on track to deliver positive adjusted EBITDA by the final quarter, alongside profitable development in its joint ventures. Second, Westport plans to deal with its investments deliberately so that the cash flows from its sales and different operations will be properly channelized, resulting in positive adjusted EBITDA. Lastly, Westport remains focused on its strategic partners and Oem's, alongside building new customer relationships, to proceed with its strong pace of revenue development.

Westport administration has rolled out several improvements in the past six months that have abridged unnecessary costs and permitted individual businesses to rise successfully. Westport has cooperated with Volvo to convey volumes through their customary merchant channels in Europe.

The company also has various new products in the pipeline, some of which have been released while others are still in the pipeline. These will assume an essential part in powering its development. Case in point, Westport propelled the Wp580 system with Tata Motors (TTM) in February for bus and truck applications.

Strong development moves

Westport has banded together with various OEMs such as Volvo, Weichai, Delphi and so on to create an arrangement of new characteristic gas vehicle products, technologies and related systems. The organization cites three significant areas where these products might be connected – worldwide trucking, car, and rough terrain applications such as rail and expansive mine trucks. These item developments are critical to the firm. Hence, Westport is dealing with these projects precisely and expects them to yield significant yields later on.

The company entered into a joint wander with Delphi to create second era fuel infusion components for its HPDI systems. This would bring down the cost, which will be passed onto its OEM customers and at last catalyze the reception of characteristic gas trucks around the globe. Similarly, with Weichai, it is propelling a 12-liter motor item, foreseeing volume creation of trucks in China in the following fiscal.

The business opportunity

In addition, the business for common gas vehicles is developing at a fantastic pace. As per Investopedia:

"Nonetheless, the future continues to search splendid for common gas fueled cars and trucks. As per cleantech research organization Navigant Research, worldwide yearly light obligation characteristic gas vehicle sales will develop from 2.3 million vehicles this year to arrive at about 3.8 million in 2023."

The Tesla risk

Then again, investors should keep an eye on Tesla Motors' Gigafactory activity.

This may turn out to be a risk for Westport's regular gas engines in case the cost of purchasing electric vehicles drops. Tesla is attempting to do just that by bringing down the cost of batteries. Nonetheless, Tesla faces the test of building a supercharger organize on its own. The organization now has around 100 supercharger stations, with 86 in North America.

Be that as it may, Westport's focal point is that it doesn't have to fabricate its powering infrastructure on its own. The likes of Clean Energy Fuels (CLNE) are now constructing regular gas powering stations at a decent pace, and this will spur the appropriation of characteristic gas motor controlled vehicles over the long haul, profiting Westport.


Westport has a robust monetary record, convey cash of $184 million and obligation of just $64 million. Additionally, Westport's bottom line is required to develop at a yearly rate of 30% for the following five years. The organization is on track to profit from characteristic gas vehicles over the long haul, and investors can expect yet an alternate solid performance in the second quarter.

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