Motley Fool  Oct 29  Comment 
Don't get too down in the dumps! It's important to be realistic, but Solazyme stock should rise from these levels.
Motley Fool  Oct 26  Comment 
Solazyme has the potential to become an incredible growth stock, but recent developments may not inspire investors. The numbers tell an important story -- and it doesn't necessarily hinge on profitability.
SeekingAlpha  Oct 18  Comment 
By Kevin Quon: On October 16, a questionably malicious article was published here on Seeking Alpha and Yahoo Finance Blogs by TheStreetSweeper, a short only investment group with the intent of profiting off of harsh company critiques. In the...
Motley Fool  Oct 16  Comment 
Solazyme has great potential to be an amazing growth stock, but management needs to do a better job with transparency before investors regain faith in the company. It has a golden opportunity to do so on November 5.
SeekingAlpha  Oct 16  Comment 
By The Street Sweeper: By Sonya Colberg, Senior Investigative Reporter Trouble is blowing the lids off the petri dishes at Solazyme (NASDAQ:SZYM), where the company has fruitlessly toiled for 11 years at turning sugar and algae into profit. The...
StreetInsider.com  Oct 9  Comment 
Visit StreetInsider.com at http://www.streetinsider.com/Management+Changes/Solazyme+%28SZYM%29+Adds+Former+DuPont+CFO+as+Director/9901229.html for the full story.
Benzinga  Oct 9  Comment 
me, Inc. (NASDAQ: SZYM) announced today that after successfully completing the build out of a series of important operating capabilities, President David Cole is transitioning from an executive operational role back to the advisory role he...
Motley Fool  Oct 9  Comment 
Is this meaningful or just another movement?
Motley Fool  Oct 7  Comment 
Renewable oil developer Solazyme has been crushed this year by short sellers. Find out why skeptics have piled into Solazyme and whether or not its shares are still worth betting against.
SeekingAlpha  Sep 26  Comment 
By Kevin Quon: On September 24, a seemingly mundane announcement came out of a small private company named Proterro. Proterro announced that it was officially conducting a pilot study in Brazil with Bunge Global Innovation LLC, a wholly owned...


Solazyme (NASDAQ:SZYM) transforms plant-based sugars into petroleum-based products for the chemical industry, fuels, nutrition and skin and personal care products and is scaling up manufacturing capacity in order to better serve these markets. In order to alleviate the manufacturing capacity constraint, Solazyme uses a mixed operational strategy approach including contract manufacturing, and joint ventures. The company's primary revenues are derived from producing oil via an indirect photosynthesis technology. As opposed to common open-pond and photo bio reactor approach, Solazyme uses feeds sugars to proprietary oil-producing micro-algae in a dark fermentation tank to accelerate normal production time. [1]

The rapidly growing demand and depleting supply for oils in today's society has created a need to look to alternatives sources of oil. As a whole, the alternative fuel industry has several advantages including the ability to scale production in order to minimize price variability. The controlled bio reactor production technology also enables company's like Solazyme to produce tailored, high-end fuels for specialized markets.


The company's initial public offering of stock on the NASDAQ occurred on May 27, 2011. The company offered 11M shares each for $18, which was at the high end of the $15-$17 price range. The offering raised a total of $198M. The lead managers of the IPO were Morgan Stanley (MS) and Goldman Sachs Group (GS).[3]

During the full year 2010, the company reported a total revenue of $38M and incurred a net loss of $16M. This represents a 400% increase in total revenue and a 19% increase in net loss with respect to 2009. [4]

  1. SYZM S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Prospectus Summary" pg 1-3
  2. SYZM S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Overview" pg 1-6
  3. Renaissance Capital - IPO Home "Solazyme prices upsized IPO at $18, above the range" 27 May 2011
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