Table: Alternative Energy Stocks

Some of the new-technology outfits are not yet profitable, others offer very expensive products, and still others are trading at high multiples. Investors will have to do their homework

52- EST. EARNINGS COMPANY/ WEEK PER SHARE SYMBOL PRICE HIGH 2001 2002 DESCRIPTION

ACTIVE POWER $7.92 $79.75 $-0.70 $-0.33 Flywheels for backup (ACPW) power

ASTROPOWER 40.00 64.00 0.50 0.91 Profitable solar (APWR) company

BALLARD POWER SYST. 41.00 121.50 -0.82 -0.84 Fuel cells, with (BLDP) emphasis on cars

BEACON POWER 4.69 10.75 -0.61 -0.50 Larger flywheels for (BCON) telecom customers

CAPSTONE TURBINE 10.05 98.50 -0.40 -0.07 Microturbines for (CPST) businesses

C&D TECHNOLOGIES 30.00 61.75 2.05* 2.33 Batteries for backup (CHP) power

PLUG POWER 13.27 61.88 -1.65 -1.66 Fuel cells for homes (PLUG) and businesses

* Actual fiscal year 2001 earnings

Data: Multex.com

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