When Will XpresSpa Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:XSPA) Become Profitable?

Simply Wall St
November 18, 2021
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We feel now is a pretty good time to analyse XpresSpa Group, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:XSPA) business as it appears the company may be on the cusp of a considerable accomplishment. XpresSpa Group, Inc., a health and wellness services company, provides spa services at airports. The US$158m market-cap company posted a loss in its most recent financial year of US$91m and a latest trailing-twelve-month loss of US$16m shrinking the gap between loss and breakeven. The most pressing concern for investors is XpresSpa Group's path to profitability – when will it breakeven? We've put together a brief outline of industry analyst expectations for the company, its year of breakeven and its implied growth rate.

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Expectations from some of the American Consumer Services analysts is that XpresSpa Group is on the verge of breakeven. They anticipate the company to incur a final loss in 2021, before generating positive profits of US$22m in 2022. The company is therefore projected to breakeven just over a year from today. In order to meet this breakeven date, we calculated the rate at which the company must grow year-on-year. It turns out an average annual growth rate of 219% is expected, which is extremely buoyant. If this rate turns out to be too aggressive, the company may become profitable much later than analysts predict.

NasdaqCM:XSPA Earnings Per Share Growth November 19th 2021

Underlying developments driving XpresSpa Group's growth isn’t the focus of this broad overview, however, bear 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 we’d like to point out is that The company has managed its capital judiciously, with debt making up 5.4% of equity. This means that it 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:

There are key fundamentals of XpresSpa Group which are not covered in this article, but we must stress again that this is merely a basic overview. For a more comprehensive look at XpresSpa Group, take a look at XpresSpa Group's company page on Simply Wall St. We've also compiled a list of important factors you should further examine:

  1. Historical Track Record: What has XpresSpa Group'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 XpresSpa Group's board and the CEO’s background.
  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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