TecnoglassTecnoglass Inc. (NASDAQ: TGLS) is an architectural glass innovator, manufacturer, and distributor. It specializes in energy efficient glass that can reduce the power requirements and operational costs of large commercial buildings.

So how does Tecnoglass fit into an alternative stock portfolio? It comes down to low-emissivity glass. This specially laminated glass prevents thermal transfer. Cool air stays inside a building, while heat from outside is rejected. The same applies in reverse when heating a building. This decreases commercial energy usage which can in-turn reduce reliance on pollutive energy sources. As low-emissivity glass becomes more commonplace, the viability of self-sustained solar or renewable hydrocarbon powered commercial buildings will increase.

The connection to clean energy and environmental sustainability will be a big draw for alternative investors. On top of that, the fundamentals are relatively strong. Tecnoglass pays a dividend of $0.14 per share, resulting in a yield of 6.89% today. Revenue has increased for five consecutive years, with a 17.98% increase at the end of 2018. The gross profit margin is impressive for a manufacturer, and currently sits at 31.09%.

Glass is an inherently sustainable product that is fully recyclable. It also has environmental benefits when used in products like low-emissivity glass panels. Think of this as a complementary stock to the sustainable energy market. It’s also a bargain today, and it has the momentum behind it to make it interesting in October.

Key Data:

  • 1 Year Price Growth: -17.04%
  • YTD Price Growth: 74%
  • 3 Month Price Growth: 48%

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