First Berlin Equity Research has published a research update on SFC Energy AG (ISIN: DE0007568578). Analyst Dr. Karsten von Blumenthal reiterated his BUY rating and maintained his EUR 34.00 price target.
SFC Energy has presented record preliminary figures which exceeded 2023 guidance and our forecasts. Revenue rose more than 38% y/y to ca. €118m. Adjusted EBITDA amounted to ca. €15m and was 11% ahead of our forecast. The adjusted EBITDA margin widened by 3.1 PP y/y to 12.7%. 2023 was thus an extraordinarily successful year for SFC with strong growth and significant margin expansion. Given SFC’s regional expansion (in particular India and the US) and the planned launch of further hydrogen fuel cell products, we believe that the company will continue on its growth trajectory. SFC is the undisputed market leader in direct methanol fuel cells and the only profitable listed fuel cell company. We confirm our Buy rating and €34 price target.