Analysts Expect Breakeven For NFON AG (FRA:NFN)

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NFON AG’s (FRA:NFN): NFON AG provides cloud private branch exchange (PBX) services in Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom, and Spain. On 31 December 2018, the €158m market-cap posted a loss of -€8.1m for its most recent financial year. The most pressing concern for investors is NFN’s path to profitability – when will it breakeven? I’ve put together a brief outline of industry analyst expectations for NFN, its year of breakeven and its implied growth rate.

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Consensus from the 4 Telecom analysts is NFN is on the verge of breakeven. They expect the company to post a final loss in 2020, before turning a profit of €885k in 2021. So, NFN is predicted to breakeven approximately 2 years from now. In order to meet this breakeven date, I calculated the rate at which NFN must grow year-on-year. It turns out an average annual growth rate of 45% is expected, which is extremely buoyant. Should the business grow at a slower rate, it will become profitable at a later date than expected.

DB:NFN Past and Future Earnings, May 3rd 2019
DB:NFN Past and Future Earnings, May 3rd 2019

Given this is a high-level overview, I won’t go into details of NFN’s upcoming projects, though, take into account that typically a high growth rate is not out of the ordinary, particularly when a company is in a period of investment.

One thing I’d like to point out is that NFN has managed its capital judiciously, with debt making up 0.3% of equity. This means that NFN has predominantly funded its operations from equity capital,and its low debt obligation reduces the risk around investing in the loss-making company.

Next Steps:

This article is not intended to be a comprehensive analysis on NFN, so if you are interested in understanding the company at a deeper level, take a look at NFN’s company page on Simply Wall St. I’ve also put together a list of pertinent aspects you should look at:

  1. Historical Track Record: What has NFN’s performance been like over the past? Go into more detail in the past track record analysis and take a look at the free visual representations of our analysis for more clarity.
  2. Management Team: An experienced management team on the helm increases our confidence in the business – take a look at who sits on NFON’s board and the CEO’s back ground.
  3. Other High-Performing Stocks: Are there other stocks that provide better prospects with proven track records? Explore our free list of these great stocks here.

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