Sedana Medical AB (publ) (STO:SEDANA): Is Breakeven Near?

Sedana Medical AB (publ)’s (STO:SEDANA): Sedana Medical AB (publ), a medical technology company, develops, markets, and sells medical devices in Sweden and internationally. The kr3.6b market-cap company announced a latest loss of -kr14.6m on 31 December 2019 for its most recent financial year result. The most pressing concern for investors is SEDANA’s path to profitability – when will it breakeven? In this article, I will touch on the expectations for SEDANA’s growth and when analysts expect the company to become profitable.

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Expectation from Medical Equipment analysts is SEDANA is on the verge of breakeven. They anticipate the company to incur a final loss in 2020, before generating positive profits of kr4.0m in 2021. So, SEDANA is predicted to breakeven approximately a few months from now. What rate will SEDANA have to grow year-on-year in order to breakeven on this date? Using a line of best fit, I calculated an average annual growth rate of 105%, which is rather optimistic! If this rate turns out to be too aggressive, SEDANA may become profitable much later than analysts predict.

OM:SEDANA Past and Future Earnings March 27th 2020
OM:SEDANA Past and Future Earnings March 27th 2020

Given this is a high-level overview, I won’t go into details of SEDANA’s upcoming projects, but, keep in mind that by and large 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 SEDANA has no debt on its balance sheet, which is quite unusual for a cash-burning loss-making, growth company, which usually has a high level of debt relative to its equity. SEDANA currently operates purely off its shareholder funding and has no debt obligation, reducing concerns around repayments and making it a less risky investment.

Next Steps:

There are too many aspects of SEDANA to cover in one brief article, but the key fundamentals for the company can all be found in one place – SEDANA’s company page on Simply Wall St. I’ve also put together a list of pertinent aspects you should further examine:

  1. Historical Track Record: What has SEDANA’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 Sedana Medical’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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