We get a lot of questions from investors and potential investors. We do our best to provide both the required info in our periodic filings with the OTC Markets and annual meetings, as well as additional information in our corporate website and this blog.
As we have worked to answer those investment-related questions and educate people on the Company, I finally decided to summarize those answers. And guess what? Yes, we came up with our own “Top Ten” reasons to consider an investment in Enable.
I have to apologize in advance if this list seems like we are bragging. But we have been at this a while and are proud of our accomplishments and excited about our future, and to coin an old phrase, if it’s true, is it really bragging? Well, maybe.
I also have to add a disclaimer that I am not trying to sell you anything, and I am not offering investment advice. I am simply listing the reasons why I think people might want to consider adding Enable IPC to their portfolio.
Here you go – our “Top Ten”:
1: Revenues. Our revenues have grown, quarter-to-quarter, for the past five quarters in a row and we expect to continue this trend. By the way, revenues are a somewhat rare thing in over-the-counter stocks.
2: Profits. Enable is profitable – an even rarer thing in over-the-counter stocks and, sometimes, profitability can even be difficult to find in some Nasdaq-listed entities.
3: Longevity. On March 17, 2013, Enable will be 8 years old. The company has been around a while and should no longer be considered a “start up”. Enable’s longevity could be considered an indicator about its future.
4: Low overhead. Enable’s culture is unpretentious. The Company eschews fancy workstations, cool digs and such. Its overhead is low and the Company is run with an aim to keep it low. We are here for the technologies we develop, not fancy offices or stocked kitchens.
5: Solid market opportunities. There are some solid market opportunities (yes, plural [opportunities], not singular [opportunity]). These are in the energy storage and RFID areas, which are solid, stable markets that are not likely to undergo massive reductions in size anytime soon. Both of these market segments appear to be on upward-trends.
6. Valid, real-world technologies. Enable’s technologies have been validated by both the markets (e.g., RFID tags that are being sold by major, established distributors that have historical success and existing market paths) and researchers (e.g., the National Science Foundation (NSF), who selected the Company’s technology for funding after the proposal was evaluated by third party, experienced researchers and was part of only 3% of over 1,000 initial proposals). Our ideas are not pie-in-the-sky stuff; they’re real-world.
7. Undervaluation? Maybe. Enable’s stated projection is that its sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013 will be about $1.4M (as we mentioned in our annual stockholders’ meeting last August) and, as we’ve stated, we should have no problem hitting that goal. On January 7, 2013, Enable’s market cap was about $1.35M. It appears the Company might be undervalued based on its current financial matrix.
8. Experienced staff. The Company includes a CEO with over 20 years executive management experience with successful start-ups, a Chief Scientist also with 20+ years’ experience in the field and over 30 publications to his credit, a Board populated with an extremely high level of legal, accounting and business expertise and a highly qualified, experienced and degreed staff. For us, its quality over quantity.
9. High likelihood of near-term increasing revenues. In the next 12 to 18 months, the Company plans to expand its RFID product line as it completes the NSF project. As this success builds, revenues stand a good chance of increasing soon (i.e., within the next one to three years) from the licensing of the new technologies.
10. Great long-term potential. As the Company finalizes its work with nanoparticles in batteries, and expands into other related areas, its future potential becomes significant. If one considers just the licensing revenue possible from the lithium ion battery market (at or approaching $10 billion worldwide in 2013), the potential is huge.We plan to take these topics, one at a time, over the next couple months or so and expand on each. If we think of other reasons, we’ll add them. And, if you think of other reasons, we’d like to hear those as well.