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BRC Inc. (NYSE:BRCC) Stock Rockets 43% But Many Are Still Ignoring The Company

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BRC Inc. (NYSE:BRCC) shareholders are no doubt pleased to see that the share price has bounced 43% in the last month, although it is still struggling to make up recently lost ground. Not all shareholders will be feeling jubilant, since the share price is still down a very disappointing 38% in the last twelve months.

Although its price has surged higher, it's still not a stretch to say that BRC's price-to-sales (or "P/S") ratio of 0.7x right now seems quite "middle-of-the-road" compared to the Food industry in the United States, where the median P/S ratio is around 0.8x. Although, it's not wise to simply ignore the P/S without explanation as investors may be disregarding a distinct opportunity or a costly mistake.

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NYSE:BRCC Price to Sales Ratio vs Industry November 24th 2023

How BRC Has Been Performing

With revenue growth that's superior to most other companies of late, BRC has been doing relatively well. Perhaps the market is expecting this level of performance to taper off, keeping the P/S from soaring. If not, then existing shareholders have reason to be feeling optimistic about the future direction of the share price.

Keen to find out how analysts think BRC's future stacks up against the industry? In that case, our free report is a great place to start.

How Is BRC's Revenue Growth Trending?

There's an inherent assumption that a company should be matching the industry for P/S ratios like BRC's to be considered reasonable.

Retrospectively, the last year delivered an exceptional 32% gain to the company's top line. Pleasingly, revenue has also lifted 125% in aggregate from three years ago, thanks to the last 12 months of growth. Accordingly, shareholders would have definitely welcomed those medium-term rates of revenue growth.

Looking ahead now, revenue is anticipated to climb by 22% per annum during the coming three years according to the nine analysts following the company. With the industry only predicted to deliver 2.7% per year, the company is positioned for a stronger revenue result.

In light of this, it's curious that BRC's P/S sits in line with the majority of other companies. It may be that most investors aren't convinced the company can achieve future growth expectations.

What Does BRC's P/S Mean For Investors?

BRC's stock has a lot of momentum behind it lately, which has brought its P/S level with the rest of the industry. It's argued the price-to-sales ratio is an inferior measure of value within certain industries, but it can be a powerful business sentiment indicator.

Looking at BRC's analyst forecasts revealed that its superior revenue outlook isn't giving the boost to its P/S that we would've expected. Perhaps uncertainty in the revenue forecasts are what's keeping the P/S ratio consistent with the rest of the industry. However, if you agree with the analysts' forecasts, you may be able to pick up the stock at an attractive price.

Don't forget that there may be other risks. For instance, we've identified 2 warning signs for BRC that you should be aware of.

If companies with solid past earnings growth is up your alley, you may wish to see this free collection of other companies with strong earnings growth and low P/E ratios.

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