Update February 8th, 2021
EV Charging Solutions
Digital Power now known as Ault Global Holdings is offering EV charging solutions as what seems to be a natural transition for a company in the power supply industry since 2009.
Bitcoin Mining – In addition to their upgraded AntMiner product they have recently secured a 600,000 square foot facility with plans to install 1000 S-9 Pro AntMiners for their own bitcoin mining operations.
original 2017 report below
Targets Popular Antminer Model S9 to Launch Power Product Line for Digital Miners
Coolisys stated that the first miner AC-DC switching power supply being produced will be for use by the Antminer S9 model by Bitmain Masters and can now be pre-ordered. The very popular and highly regarded Antminer S9 was the world’s first dedicated bitcoin miner using an application-specific integrated circuit, (commonly known as an ’ASIC’), based on the sixteen nanometer (“16nm”) process on its system. Coolisys noted the new product line was a result of the agreement with PoW Digital Mining previously announced on August 10, 2017, which said ‘PoW Digital Mining is to lead its development of an equipment and services portfolio targeting Digital Mining and related research and development of cryptocurrency. The active digital mining markets led by Bitcoin, Ethereum and the other 900+ digital currencies have created a budding hardware demand driving the need for efficient low-cost power solutions.’ PoW Digital Mining affirmed that the top issue for most professionals and amateurs who actively mine Bitcoin, Litecoin and other cryptocurrencies is energy costs. Cryptocurrency mining of block-chain transactions is power-hungry. The most successful miners are those that get the highest hash rates out of their systems, at the lowest total cost. Since electricity is the biggest on-going cost of mining, it follows that maximizing the efficiency of the power supply is critical. Even with the smallest of efficiencies delivering notable savings, PoW Digital Mining reported that a new line of crypto-mining power solutions within a suite of products could be readily commercialized.
Amos Kohn, President and CEO of Coolisys Technologies and Digital Power Corporation stated, “We have a competitive advantage given our expertise in developing and providing advance power solutions for the tech, military, industrial and healthcare sectors. To power the AntMiner S9, we will utilize our field-proven platform, previously implemented to power cloud-based computing networks and servers, that employ highly-efficient power switching with fully synchronous rectification and advanced digital signal processing (DSP). Our power solutions are based on next-generation design and we believe are among the most technologically advanced power processing solutions available. We project our cryptocurrency initiatives and products could have a material effect on the Company’s revenues and net income for this component of its operations during 2018. We look forward to presenting what we are developing.”
Digital Power Corporation (NYSEMKT: DPW) is a power supply company that designs, manufactures and markets power supply solutions for the telecom, industrial, medical and military markets. The company currently operates in both North America and Europe, offering a suite of standard and custom power supply products (adapters, front end, open frame, compact PCI, etc.). Digital Power Corporation was founded in 1969 and went public in 1996. It is headquartered in Freemont, California and incorporated in California.
The company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Coolisys Technologies, Inc. (“Coolisys”) entered a definitive agreement to purchase all outstanding membership interest in Power-Plus Technical Distributors, LLC (“Power-Plus”), a company that sells customized power supply solutions. Coolisys is purchasing Power-Plus for $850,000 of which $198,000 will pay off outstanding debt and the remaining will be paid in cash over time. The anticipated transaction closing date is on or around September 1, 2017.
On July 10, 2017, DPW announced the appointment of William D. Corbett as CEO of Digital Power Lending (“DPL”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company. DPL was founded on November 30, 2016 to assist small businesses with capital financing through innovative products and services.
On May 25, 2017, DPW announced that it has received regulatory approval for the acquisition of the controlling interest in Microphase Corporation, a company that designs, develops and manufactures OEM electronic components, devices and subsystems for the defense, aerospace and telecom sectors. Additionally DPW announced the execution of a new corporate structure in which it will transition to a holding company with all operations at the subsidiary level.
Telecom – Offers quick to market tailored high density and efficient power supply solutions
Industrial – Offers rugged power supply solutions to withstand extreme conditions and electrical surges/sags
Medical – Offers power supply solutions that meet stringent medical requirements for patient vicinity applications
Military – Offers a suite of rugged power supply products that can withstand harsh combat conditions and are also compliant with MIL-SPEC requirements. Products are compliant with the regulations of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”). Currently, the company is an approved vendor for the US Navy, Army and Air Force
Custom – Advanced custom solutions that meet almost all AC or DC power requirements
Open Frame – Offers the smallest open frame AC/DC switchers that deliver up to 800 W of continuous power
Compact PCI (Compact Peripheral Component Interface) – Product offering is fully compliant with PICMG® 2.11 power interface specification. It delivers up to 500 W of continuous power and incorporates active power factor correction
Micro TCA – Offers high-power modules designed for use in MicroTCA systems. The product supports shelves, cubes, MicroTCA enclosures and other implementations. It also complies with the PICMG MicroTCA Revision 1.0 specification
Adapters – Offers a suite of power adapters for multiple purposes
POE (Power over Ethernet) – Supplies 1 Amp of 48V or 55V DC power utilized by 10/100 Base-T transformers for connection to an IEEE 802.3 (10/100 Base-T) compatible device. This product supplies feature impact resistant enclosures and are designed to support indoor, outdoor and DC input applications.
AC to DC – Offers standard DC input versions for most of our standard AC input products
Military – The power supplies listed here are ruggedized designs for Military and COTS Applications and are compliant with MIL-STD 810 and MIL-STD 461 with external filters
Front End – Product offering is built with hot-swappable and N+N redundancy features. It is used for critical applications in the telecom market
Capacitor Chargers – Designed to meet the requirements of medical, aesthetic, and industrial pulsed energy systems. These systems include flashlamp pumped laser systems, excimer laser systems, irradiation devices, inspection devices, diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, laser aesthetic systems, medical holmium YAG lasers, pulsed UV curing systems and sterilization systems
High Density Modular Products – Offers the NEVO and VCCM series devices which are used for applications that go through the harshest conditions. Standard features include fully adjustable output voltage, externally controllable voltage and current and series or parallel outputs. Each device can accommodate up to four isolated DC output modules and each module uses SMT components to ensure reliability
Stock Influences and Risk Factors
With a new corporate structure, the holding company must make sound strategic acquisitions to drive incremental revenue growth
Given its continuous losses, maintain its ability to obtain funding to fund growth;
Power supply solution demand from the four markets it serves: Telecom, Industrial, Medical, Military;
Continuously maintain or increase its customer order backlog of $65m while maintaining customer experience and product quality
The company’s debt/equity ratio was at 0.145 and its current ratio was at 1.83 at the end of Q1 2017. The net loss was $0.99m on $1.63m revenue in Q1 2017. The company’s change in cash position was $0.14m in Q1 2017 with all of the inflow coming from Cash from Financing Activities.
DPW will be announcing its Q2 2017 earnings on or about August 14, 2017.
On August 16, 2017, in intraday trading, DPW shares were at $0.61, down 6.89% from the previous day. DPW shares have an average daily trading volume of 586K shares. The current RSI (14) is 47.75. At $0.61, DPW shares are trading above their 50-day and below their 200-day moving averages at $0.58 and $0.63 respectively.
DPW has recently transitioned to a holding company model that focuses on increasing revenues through strategic acquisitions. With this change in corporate structure, the company has to maintain its strong balance sheet position and its ability to obtain financing in order to execute on new acquisitions.
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