The Calix Ltd (ASX: CXL) share price has surged 13% higher today on the back of its renewable and green technologies.
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This brings its year-to-date returns to an eye-watering 108%. At the time of writing, the Calix share price is trading up 13.1% at $2.15.
Calix share price soars on accelerating growth
Calix’s core technology is being used to develop more environmentally friendly solutions for advanced batteries, crop protection, aquaculture, wastewater and carbon reduction. Despite COVID-19, the company continued to grow sales from its municipal and industrial customers which are considered an essential service.
In HY21, the company’s total revenue increased 114% to $16.27 million while operating profits ticked positive to $3.06 million compared to the $245,000 loss in HY20.
Overview of Calix technologies
Calix is developing multiple environmental business opportunities, all from one core technology. These industries/sectors include:
- Water: Water treatment, aquaculture
- CO2 Migration: Cement, line
- Biotech: Crop protection, marine coatings
- Advanced batteries: Advanced cathode and anode materials
- Sustainable processing: Mineral and chemical progressing
How it works
Its core technology involves grinding minerals to between one hundredth and one-thousandth of a millimetre in size, and then flash heating them in an externally heated reactor in a very short time. As trapped gases in the minerals bubble out of the particles, they create highly permeable, honeycomb-like structures in the particles.
Calix’s technology allows for the direct separation of CO2, enabling it to be used in traditionally carbon dioxide intensive industries.
Calix is currently targeting all the above industries, seeking to expand revenues, margins, project execution and deal flow across multiple geographies.
Water is a key segment for the business, having completed 3 US plant upgrades and commenced construction of a fourth US plant. The company signed its first memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a European partner with paid trials underway.
The company remains poised to re-establish aquaculture sales in China and targeting new markets post-COVID. This segment generated a majority of the company’s revenues, with water treatment sales up 159% on pcp to $9.14 million.
The Calix share price has been riding the momentum behind the renewables industry. The company will continue working towards the FY21 targets across each segment.
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Motley Fool contributor Kerry Sun has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. 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.