Why the Hazer (ASX:HZR) share price is smashing its record high

The Hazer share price is soaring higher today as the company released its quarterly report. We take a closer look.
The post Why the Hazer (ASX:HZR) share price is smashing its record high appeared first on The Motley Fool Australia. –

Two happy people use their hands as binoculars, indicating a positive ASX share price or on watch

The Hazer Group Ltd (ASX: HZR) share price rocketed 20% higher in morning trade today as the company released its report for the second quarter of FY21.

Shares in the small cap hydrogen technology company surged to a high of $1.88, demolishing its previous record high in the process. The Hazer share price has since retreated to $1.74 at the time of writing, up 11.9%.

The company aims to commercialise its ‘Hazer process’ in order to produce hydrogen more efficiently. The Hazer process is a low emission hydrogen and graphite process. It enables the effective conversion of natural gas and methane using iron ore as a catalyst.

What’s driving the Hazer share price?

In today’s release, the company reported a positive second quarter performance, saying its key focus remains the execution of its commercial development project (CDP). A successful execution of the CDP will demonstrate the benefits of Hazer’s technology to potential clients.

Hazer said it has made significant progress during the quarter, despite challenging conditions due to COVID-19. It has obtained the various permits required for its operations. As a result, site preparation is set to begin in the first quarter of the 2021 calendar year.

Regarding the company’s cash flow, Hazer reported cash reserves of $28.8 million at the end of the quarter. The company generated $8.7 million, with more than $10 million additional money coming in from various grants. This includes the Australian renewable energy agency grant, totalling $9.4 million.

About the Hazer share price

The Hazer share price has seen a phenomenal rise in the last 12 months, lifting from 42 cents to its current price of $1.85. This represents a 270% increase.

As mentioned in its report:

This growth is coming as the global hydrogen market continues to gather pace. The market has a favourable macro environment with national roadmaps and strategies now translating into investment targets, funding programs and regulatory changes.

Hazer is seeing a significant increase in interest in its technology from international companies across a wide range of applications driven by a desire by end-users to de-carbonise operations.

Around the globe other hydrogen technology companies have also been performing well, with the likes of Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ: PLUG) gaining 1,655% in the last year.

Where to invest $1,000 right now

When investing expert Scott Phillips has a stock tip, it can pay to listen. After all, the flagship Motley Fool Share Advisor newsletter he has run for more than eight years has provided thousands of paying members with stock picks that have doubled, tripled or even more.*

Scott just revealed what he believes are the five best ASX stocks for investors to buy right now. These stocks are trading at dirt-cheap prices and Scott thinks they are great buys right now.

See The 5 Stocks

*Returns as of June 30th

More reading

Motley Fool contributor Daniel Ewing owns shares of Plug Power. The Motley Fool Australia has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

The post Why the Hazer (ASX:HZR) share price is smashing its record high appeared first on The Motley Fool Australia.

Trade The World Anywhere & Anytime!

Mobile app platform with over 50,000 global listed securities across 12 markets (over 70% global market capitalisation), right from your Android or iOS device.

Integrated with exclusive trading idea and investment analysis tools to help you find actionable insight on virtually every financial instrument across our 12 global markets, to help you optimise your trading strategies.

Refer Your Friends

Tell your friends about Monex and gift them FREE access to our trading tools.

We respect your privacy and will only send this one email notification to your friends. 

Share With Your Friends

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Monex Trading Tools Access and Usage Terms

The Monex Trading Tools (referred to as ‘tools’ hereafter) are available to you inside your client portal;

To activate access to the tools, you must have a verified and approved trading account and have made a deposit of at least AUD $1000.

An active and funded account with a positive trading balance is required to continue to have access to the tools;

Although the tools are available to you indefinitely, Monex Securities may at it’s discretion disable access to the tools in the future;

Monex securities reserves the right to change these terms and conditions from time to time, as it sees fit, without notice.

Important Notice
iOS & Android App - 12 International Markets & Over 70% Global Market Cap. $0 Brokerage On US Trades. Click Here!