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Ballard Power Systems Inc. (BLDP.TO)

Equity · Currency in CAD · Last updated Mar 27, 2023

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The chart shows the growth of CA$10,000 invested in Ballard Power Systems Inc. in Oct 2022 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly CA$27,910 for a total return of roughly 179.10%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.

BLDP.TO (Ballard Power Systems Inc.)
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Ballard Power Systems Inc. had a return of 11.27% year-to-date (YTD) and -52.63% in the last 12 months. Over the past 10 years, Ballard Power Systems Inc. had an annualized return of 21.01%, outperforming the S&P 500 benchmark which had an annualized return of 7.94%.

1 month-4.38%-0.66%
6 months-18.62%6.90%
1 year-52.63%-12.17%
5 years (annualized)10.43%5.86%
10 years (annualized)21.01%7.94%

Monthly Returns Heatmap


Sharpe Ratio Chart

The Sharpe ratio shows whether the portfolio's excess returns are due to smart investment decisions or a result of taking a higher risk. The higher a portfolio's Sharpe ratio, the better its risk-adjusted performance.

The current Ballard Power Systems Inc. Sharpe ratio is -0.77. A negative Sharpe ratio means that the risk-free rate is higher than the portfolio's return. This value does not convey any meaningful information.

The chart below displays rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio.

BLDP.TO (Ballard Power Systems Inc.)
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Dividend History

Ballard Power Systems Inc. doesn't pay dividends

Drawdowns Chart

The Drawdowns chart displays portfolio losses from any high point along the way.

BLDP.TO (Ballard Power Systems Inc.)
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Worst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the Ballard Power Systems Inc.. A maximum drawdown is an indicator of risk. It shows a reduction in portfolio value from its maximum due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown since January 2010 for the Ballard Power Systems Inc. is 99.69%, recorded on Dec 18, 2012. The portfolio has not recovered from it yet.



To Bottom


To Recover



-99.69%Mar 3, 20003214Dec 18, 2012
-56.79%Mar 18, 1998113Aug 31, 1998334Jan 10, 2000447
-32.26%Aug 13, 19936Aug 23, 1993122Apr 14, 1994128
-28.92%Jun 3, 1994194Mar 31, 1995107Sep 8, 1995301
-28.33%May 15, 1996135Nov 29, 199667Mar 10, 1997202
-27.2%Jan 24, 20005Jan 28, 20008Feb 9, 200013
-19.84%Oct 4, 199513Oct 23, 199549Jan 4, 199662
-18.35%Feb 26, 19968Mar 8, 199619Apr 4, 199627
-18.09%Jun 13, 199739Aug 11, 199721Sep 10, 199760
-17.86%Oct 14, 199710Oct 27, 199729Dec 8, 199739

Volatility Chart

Current Ballard Power Systems Inc. volatility is 59.76%. The chart below shows the rolling 10-day volatility. Volatility is a statistical measure showing how big price swings are in either direction. The higher asset volatility, the riskier it is, because the price movements are less predictable.

BLDP.TO (Ballard Power Systems Inc.)
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