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Global Metal Recycling Market Projected to Reach USD 249.4 Billion by 2032

Global Metal Recycling Market Projected to Reach USD 249.4 Billion by 2032
Greenwave Technology Solutions, Inc (NASDAQ: GWAV)'s reverse split can attract a broader range of institutional investors who may have minimum price thresholds for investments. Additionally, it can reduce trading volatility, providing a more stable investment environment.

According to a report by Precedenceresearch, the global metal recycling market size was valued at USD 119.3 billion in 2022, and it is projected to hit around USD 249.4 billion by 2032, with a CAGR of 7.7% from 2023 to 2032. Rising demand for metals across various industries, increasing focus on the conservation of natural resources, and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions are some of the crucial factors that prominently drive market growth. One NASDAQ company that needs your immediate attention is Greenwave Technology Solutions, Inc (NASDAQ: GWAV). GWAV,  an operator of metal recycling facilities in Virginia, North Carolina, and Ohio, has made significant strides in strengthening its financial position and enhancing shareholder value through a reverse stock split and the retirement of convertible debt and preferred shares.

1-for-150 Reverse Stock Split

Greenwave announced its intention to effect a reverse stock split of its common stock at a ratio of 1 post-reverse split share for every 150 pre-reverse split shares. This reverse stock split will become effective at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Friday, May 31, 2024. Following this, the Common Stock will continue to be traded on The Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol GWAV and will begin trading on a reverse split-adjusted basis on Monday, June 3, 2024. The new CUSIP number for the Common Stock will be 57630J 403.

The primary objective of the reverse stock split is to increase the per-share trading price of the Common Stock, enabling the Company to regain compliance with the minimum bid price requirement for continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market. By increasing the stock price, the reverse split can attract a broader range of institutional investors who may have minimum price thresholds for investments. Additionally, it can reduce trading volatility, providing a more stable investment environment.

Retirement of Convertible Debt and Preferred Shares

On May 22, 2024, Greenwave announced the retirement of all its convertible debt and preferred shares. Since the beginning of 2024, the Company has eliminated $35.2 million in debt, including $17.2 million of debt held by the Company's Chairman and CEO. With this significant reduction in debt, Greenwave has considerably strengthened its balance sheet and is now poised for expansion.

The elimination of convertible debt and preferred shares reduces potential dilution of the Company’s stock. Convertible debt often carries the risk of being converted into a significant number of shares, which can dilute the value of existing shares. By retiring this debt, Greenwave removes this risk, which can positively impact the stock price and shareholder value.

Positive Impact on Shareholder Value

These strategic financial decisions are anticipated to have a positive impact on Greenwave’s stock price by improving the company’s marketability and financial stability. By reducing the number of outstanding shares through the reverse stock split and eliminating convertible debt, Greenwave is positioning itself as a more attractive investment opportunity. These actions can lead to increased investor confidence, higher stock valuations, and greater demand for the company’s shares.

The recent lower trading price post-reverse split may be influenced by short selling. As interest in Greenwave's stock (NASDAQ: GWAV) grows and more investors buy in, the potential for a short squeeze could result in a significant rally in the stock price.

Operational Milestone and Future Outlook

Greenwave expects to generate approximately $40 million in revenue in 2024, driven by processing volumes of steel and copper. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Empire Services, Inc. ("Empire"), Greenwave operates 13 metal recycling facilities in Virginia, North Carolina, and Ohio. These facilities collect, classify, and process raw scrap metal (ferrous and nonferrous).

Greenwave's operations provide significant environmental benefits, particularly through the recycling of steel, one of the world's most recycled products. Recycling steel reduces energy use, CO2 emissions, waste, and conserves natural resources compared to using virgin metals.

With a strengthened balance sheet and a strategic focus on expanding its operations, Greenwave is potentially well-positioned to capitalize on the growing demand for recycled metals. The Company’s initiatives not only enhance shareholder value but also contribute positively to environmental sustainability.

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