Saturday, August 4, 2007

Fuel Systems Solutions Inc.

Fuel Systems Solutions Inc. is a NASDAQ listed security that has been trading in a range between $11.08 and $25.11 over the past year. With 15,126,490 shares outstanding, a recent price of $16.89 gives a total market capitalization of $262,747,144. While there are certainly larger companies, Fuel Systems Solutions Inc. has definitely earned its place in the pack. Last year, Fuel Systems Solutions Inc. created $0.52 in earnings for every share outstanding.

Fuel Systems Solutions Inc. is currently priced by the market at 32.20 times last year’s earnings. Many trading multiples around the world are quite attractive these days, but don’t be fooled. A Price to Earnings ratio of 0 simply means that the security didn’t make any money last year.

With a share price under $50 a share and earnings per share below $1 a share, Fuel Systems Solutions Inc. could be an interesting value proposition. Consistent earnings are the key to high valuations and this security is well on its way.

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