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Friday, May 30, 2008
Profitable and had .12 eps last quarter (IBD eps rating 89) :
The company continues to achieve growth in the developing seismic protection field and in the isolation of wind-induced vibrations.
After the recent deadly earthquake in China, great attention around the globe is being given to ensuring buildings, bridges, schools and the like are as earthquake resistant as possible. Just google “seismic code”, “earthquake proof”., “earthquake resistant”
Taylor Dampers literally soak up the energy of earthquake or wind-induced motion, preventing structural damage and increasing occupant protection and comfort. Compact, yet powerful, Taylor Fluid Viscous Dampers increase structural damping levels to as much as 40% of critical, the results being truly dramatic cost savings on both new and existing structures. Plus, these products provide a most compact design, allowing structures to be architecturally clean and elegant.
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Taylor Devices Inc., a US Company (NASDAQ code – TAYD) was incorporated in 1955. It is the world leader in providing Earthquake Protection Devices for buildings and bridges. The technology patented by Taylor Devices was at the start only used by the US defense services and the aerospace missions of NASA. However, after the Cold War era this technology of energy dissipation was released for civilian applications by the US government and earthquake protection applications became the front runner. In approximately fifteen years of active earthquake related applications Taylor Devices has emerged as a clear leader with over 250 projects to its credit.
Already has projects in China and around the world (Buildings, bridges, schools) :
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TAYD has a product for homes also:
Bostn Biz Journal Article
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Plastic bag bans are being considered in China and other parts of the world. Many consider plastic waste more dangerous than global warming (Read more here).
MBLX which has a market cap of approximately 250 million, is working to develop alternatives to petrochemical-based plastics, chemicals, and energy. NTI market cap is approximately 40 million.
The Company also has two other interesting divisions:
1) Polymer Energy - Award-winning, economically viable, highly efficient process to convert waste plastic into energy (crude oil). www.polymerenergy.com, which the Company just launched in India and Thailand. Thailand said crude oil imports could be cut by 12% (Thailand article) . India (India article)
2) Zerust� - is in the business of helping clients deploy effective and manageable corrosion prevention systems to control corrosion concerns across their production facilities and supply chains. They are now focused on top-line growth by expanding the core corrosion inhibiting technologies, including solutions targeted at the oil and gas industry. Rust in the oil and gas industry is considered by many to be a greater threat than depletion. (Read more here)
The Company has a 2.6m float and 3.7m o/s shares (per Bloomberg) and is profitable with .18 eps last quarter and .35 eps for the first six months of 2008. Revenues were down due to the loss of a customer that the Company said did not impact net income. The Company has an IBD eps rating of 94.
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