UBS Maintains a 'Buy' on KiOR, Inc. (KIOR); Q2 Review and Upcoming Catalysts

August 15, 2012 12:01 PM EDT
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UBS maintains a 'Buy' on KiOR, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIOR) price target of $16.00 (from $22.00).

Analyst, Mahavir Sanghavi, said, "KIOR reported 2Q12 net loss of $0.22/sh, which was slightly better than consensus estimate of $0.23 as the start-up expense at the Columbus plant (~11M gallon) was lower than expected. KiOR’s 4Q12 guidance of 500K to 1M gallons of production (we estimate $2.4 to $4.8M on ASP
of $4.8/gal) is in-line with our prior estimate."

"KiOR reported a new catalyst platform which has shown a 20% reduction in the coke production while improving the high value liquid fractions and hydrocarbons output at its pilot facility. We expect an update on the % improvement in the liquid fraction recovery by next earnings call as KiOR continues testing the new catalyst platform in its demo plant (230K gal/year) at Houston."

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Shares of KiOR, Inc. closed at $6.86 yesterday.

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