What if you could invest in an asset class that would have exposure to a highly sought after commodity without a lot of the downside risks that are considered normal in the commodities markets?
And what if you could get the same tax treatment that you get when you invest in the oil and gas sector where the depreciation/depletion offsets the tax liability on your ordinary income?
Well now you can, and we are excited to be sharing this investment opportunity with you (see attached Executive Summary)
Here's my personal perspective on some of the things I really like about this investment opportunity:
We like the team, they know what they are doing and they have a great team of competent folks. On a recent site visit we got to meet numerous members of the team and we were impressed. CEO Roy Hill is very well connected politically. He was appointed to the national coal counsel by President Trump and he is good friends with the head of the Department of Energy and former governor of TX, Rick Perry.
When considering the strong double digit cash flow and tax benefits, we are projecting that you would get all of your principle back in approximately 1.6 years (this is considered a 5 year deal) At the end of 5 years Roy Hill will buy out investors for $1 and take ownership of the distillation units.
CPA Tim Gertz is working on this with me, it looks like we will be able to claim 100% bonus depreciation as well as some depletion, making this one of the most tax friendly investments I know of. AND it will offset your tax liability on ordinary income (very much like oil and gas without much of the downside risks).
We like it, this asset class has been in a bear market for a long time under the previous presidential administration and although we are talking about coal, this is not a conventional coal play. We will be turning dirty coal into a cleaner energy by deriving valuable, highly sought after liquids from it and burning off the toxic waste and then ending up with a product called Coallite™ which is considered cleaner energy.
Texas is a very friendly state to do business in, especially when you are talking about the energy business.
There is a ton of demand for the liquid product (a lot of it being imported) with not nearly enough domestic supply.
In many cases prices for the physical commodity are locked in for 10 or 15 years so it is much more predictable than most other commodities.
The distillation units and the processes are patented and or patent pending, because of our processes we can operate at much lower costs and higher profit margins than the few competitors in the market.
This is highly unusual in this space, but we negotiated with Roy Hill and he is offering up $3MM in collateral to protect our $2.15MM investment in the event something went wrong and we did not hit our projections.
On page 9 of the attached Executive Summary you will see a line that says Total revenue, then operator management fee and then investor revenue. The projected investor revenue will get paid first, before any operator or management fee.
Return of Capital
When considering cash flow + tax benefits, we are projecting a return of capital in 1.6 years.
This is important for a number of reasons. The most obvious is you are taking a historically dirty toxic energy source and cleaning it up, which makes it much easier to garner political support no matter which political party is in office.
This is a small raise of only $2,150,000 (The funds will be used primarily to build 2 distillation units) due to the aggressive cashflow and the fact that investors will be able to use the 100% bonus depreciation to offset the tax liability on their ordinary income, we suspect this will be very popular with investors.