Portfolio Review: Solazyme

Over the next couple of weeks John and David will be reviewing their real-money 10-Bagger Portfolio. In this video, they take a closer look at Solazyme.

It was an up-and-down quarter for Solazyme, with a little more up than down from a business standpoint. Unfortunately, some development revenue from the Department of Defense is going to dry up. However, the company continues to receive development revenue from companies like Dow Chemical, Chevron, and Unilever. Solazyme also continues to make progress in its health/beauty and nutritional segments. Its partnerships with Roquette and Bunge are progressing, and investments are being made in future manufacturing capacity. The company is also working to develop different kinds of oils for different purposes and different markets. But these are mostly options at this point. John and David have taken a very small position based on the progress Solazyme continues to make. This stock is not for every portfolio, as it is rather speculative.

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David Meier has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. John Reeves has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Solazyme. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Chevron and Unilever. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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  • Report this Comment On August 26, 2012, at 4:29 PM, Cake123xyz wrote:

    "Bung" haha. Bung-E, you mean.

    Sensing how you guys still continue to see the same old 1st generation understanding of this sector when it comes to biofuels as you neglected to even talk about the additives/sweetners market the company's pursuing.

    Glad you're starting to recognize higher potential in the other markets.... rather than primary market of higher margin businesses. While you're obviously still shy to talk about it, It's about time this publication begins to scratch the surface of chemicals, cosmetics, etc rather than talking up a storm about how terrible biofuels are.

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