Thursday, August 28, 2008

Al Gore: Score!!! Camco sells 5.8 mln tonnes carbon offsets

Mr. Gore's Generation Investment Management is a 9.5% owner of Camco International.
In our last post on Camco we saw how profitable this business is. They reported a 154% gross profit margin on the sale of 151,288 tonnes sold at 19.07 euros. This batch of 5.8 million tonnes sold at 15 euros for non-guaranteed delivery as some of the projects had not yet been certified by the U.N.
Still, if the cost of goods sold are the same, a 100% gross margin.
From Reuters:
Project developer Camco (CAMIN.L: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) has auctioned 5.8 million tonnes of carbon offsets, for non-guaranteed delivery, to buyers aiming to use these to meet greenhouse gas emissions targets, the company said on Thursday.

Camco shares were up nearly 6 percent in morning trading at 58 pence ($1.07)....

... "This transaction underwrites our estimates that Camco will be the first carbon trader to generate positive cashflows in 2008 - thereby proving its business model," said Gus Hochschild, analyst at Mirabaud Securities Limited, raising his share price target to 136p from 125p....MORE

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