Sector Expert: John McIlveen

Jacob Securities Inc.

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John has 28 years' experience in public equities research, private equity, term lending, and as a published business professor with MBA & B.Com. degrees. John is SVP Research at Jacob Securities in Toronto, an investment bank focused on renewable power and cleantech. He was the first sellside analyst in Canada to focus solely on renewable power and is consistently ranked a top performer by Bloomberg on accuracy of estimates and returns.



Recent Interviews

Investment in Renewables Generates Illuminating Dividends: John McIlveen (5/6/15)
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Renewable energy's days as the industry's disruptive stepchild are nearly over, says John McIlveen, senior vice president of Jacob Securities. Costs have fallen in recent years, making wind and solar competitive in a growing number of markets. In this interview with The Energy Report, McIlveen explains that 20-year take-or-pay contracts are turning renewable energy developers into steady, dividend-paying power producers, and he names the companies making the most of their opportunities.

How to Pick Renewable Energy Stocks in Changing Markets: John McIlveen (11/29/12)

It's impossible to generalize when it comes to renewable energy investments. Therefore, investors must approach opportunities on a case-by-case—and state-by-state—basis. But Jacob Securities Senior Vice President of Research John McIlveen knows how to pick his plays in any market environment. In this interview with The Energy Report, John McIlveen names his best bets. As always, safety first.

Renewable Energy Stocks that Deliver: John McIlveen (1/12/12)

Retail and institutional traders invested record amounts in renewable energy producers in 2011, but separating the wheat from the chaff can be challenging. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Jacob Securities' Senior Vice President for Research John McIlveen shares how to pick and choose. For steady dividends, high-yield Independent Power Producers deliver shareholder value, while renewable projects in the developing world offer incredible potential returns. Whatever the project, it's the internal rates of return that matter.

Recent Quotes

"RPG's Casita has a high probability of being a commercial resource."

— John McIlveen, Jacob Securities Inc. (11/17/11)
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"Back up the truck and load up on RPG shares."

— John McIlveen, Jacob Securities Inc. (8/15/11)
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"RPG will have a large movement upon well certification by GeothermEx."

The Energy Report Interview with John McIlveen (8/9/11)
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"RPG reports exceptional well flow at San Jacinto."

— John McIlveen, Jacob Securities Inc. (6/15/11)
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"trades at a severe discount"

— John McIlveen, Jacob Securities Inc. (4/20/11)
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"logging milestones"

The Energy Report Interview with John McIlveen (2/22/11)
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"to bring 36 MW online at San Jacinto-Tizate, Nicaragua in July"

The Energy Report Interview with John McIlveen (2/22/11)
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"may be able to monetize depreciation Faulkner 1 tax shield for ~$20M"

— John McIlveen, Jacob Securities Inc. (1/13/11)
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