zu unrecht abgestraft worden.
das ist eine richtig alberne emcore - kapitalerhöhung - durch die hintertür, die
die aktienanzahl dermassen verwässert - wundert mich nur das emcore nur -20% für diesen mist abgestraft worden ist.
EMCORE plummets more than 20% after announcing sale of WorldWater shares
Dianna Heitz | Jul 01, 2008 12:50pm EDT | User Rating N/A
EMCORE Corporation (Nasdaq:EMKR) shares tanked more than 20% on Tuesday after Monday’s late news that the Albuquerque-based company will sell 2 million shares of its WorldWater & Solar Technologies Corp. (OTC:WWAT) preferred stock. The sale will have two closings, the first of which took place on June 27; the second will be on July 31. The semiconductor-based components and subsystems provider said it expects about $13.1 million in total proceeds from the sale. Also on Monday, an analyst at Canaccord Adams downgraded EMCORE to “hold” from “buy” and cut the price target to $7 from $9.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., June 30 NM-EMCORE-Corporation
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EMCORE Corporation
(Nasdaq: EMKR), a leading provider of semiconductor-based components and
subsystems for the broadband, fiber-optic, satellite and terrestrial solar
power markets, announced today that it had agreed to sell 2,000,000 shares of
Series D Preferred Stock of WorldWater & Solar Technologies Corporation
(OTC Bulletin Board: WWAT.OB), together with 200,000 Warrants, to The Quercus
Trust, a major shareholder of both EMCORE and WorldWater, at a price equal to
$6.54 per share of the Series D Preferred Stock. The Series D Preferred Stock
is convertible into WorldWater Common Stock at a ratio of 10 to 1, and each of
the Warrants entitles the holder to purchase a share of Series D Preferred
Stock for a price of $3.17 per share. The sale will take place through two
closings, one for 1,000,000 shares and 100,000 warrants, which closed on
Friday, June 27, 2008, and one for an equal number of shares and warrants
which should close before July 31, 2008. Total proceeds from the sale
approximates $13.1 million.
EMCORE purchased 4,892,857 shares of Series D Preferred Stock, together
with 505,044 Warrants, in November 2006, and has a contractual right to
purchase additional shares and warrants. In summary, EMCORE sold 2.2 million
of its 5.4 million shares and warrants of WorldWater, which represents a 130%
return on investment.
EMCORE Corporation is a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based
components and subsystems for the broadband, fiber optic, satellite and
terrestrial solar power markets. EMCORE's Fiber Optics segment offers optical
components, subsystems and systems that enable the transmission of video,
voice and data over high-capacity fiber optic cables for high-speed data and
telecommunications, cable television (CATV) and fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP)
networks. EMCORE's Solar Power segment provides solar products for satellite
and terrestrial applications. For satellite applications, EMCORE offers high-
efficiency compound semiconductor-based gallium arsenide (GaAs) solar cells,
covered interconnect cells and fully integrated solar panels. For terrestrial
applications, EMCORE offers concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) systems for
utility scale solar applications as well as offering its high-efficiency GaAs
solar cells and CPV components for use in solar power concentrator systems.
For specific information about our company, our products or the markets we
serve, please visit our website at www.emcore.com.
Statements in this press release that are not historical facts, and the
assumptions underlying such statements, constitute "forward- looking
statements" and assumptions underlying "forward-looking statements" within the
meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and involve a number of risks and
uncertainties, including whether the second closing with the Quercus Trust
will occur. Readers should also review the risk factors set forth in EMCORE's
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2007. These
forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof, and EMCORE does not
assume any obligation to update these statements.
Adam Gushard - Interim Chief Financial Officer
SOURCE EMCORE Corporation
On Tuesday, EMCORE shares fell to $5, down about $1.26 or 20.1% from Monday’s close. The shares hit a 52-week low.