Running head: Equity and Debt
Principles of Finance
Victor V. Gutierrez
Equity and Debt
Dr. Daniel Morvey
April 15, 2011
American Superconductor (AMSC) is a power technologies company, provides wind turbine designs and electrical control systems primarily in North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. The company also offers a host of smart grid technologies, including superconductor power cable systems, grid-level surge protectors, and power electronics-based voltage stabilization systems for power grid operators. It operates through two segments, AMSC Power Systems and AMSC Superconductors. (Investors, 2011)
The AMSC Power Systems segment produces a range of products to enhance electrical grid capacity and reliability; provides electrical control systems or a subset of those systems to manufacturers of wind turbines; and sells power electronic products that regulate wind farm voltage to enable their interconnection to the power grid. It also licenses proprietary wind turbine designs to manufacturers of such systems; and provides consulting services to the wind industry, as well as products that enhance power quality for industrial operations. This segment sells its products to the transmission and distribution, wind power, and manufacturing industries. (Investors, 2011)
The AMSC Superconductors segment designs and develops superconductor products, such as power cables, fault current limiters, generators, motors, and degaussing systems. This segment also manages superconductor projects; and manufactures HTS wire and coils. It sells its HTS wire to original equipment manufacturers.
The company has strategic partnership with LS Cable, Sinovel Wind Group Co., and Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. American Superconductor Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Devens, Massachusetts. (American Superconductor Corporation, 2011)
In 2003 AMSC decided to raise funds by...