Market Sentiment Around Loss-Making AxoGen Inc (NASDAQ:AXGN)

AxoGen Inc’s (NASDAQ:AXGN): AxoGen, Inc. develops and markets surgical solutions for peripheral nerve injuries. The company’s loss has recently broadened since it announced a -US$10.45m loss in the full financial year, compared to the latest trailing-twelve-month loss of -US$12.32m, moving it further away from breakeven. Many investors are wondering the rate at which AXGN will turn a profit, with the big question being “when will the company breakeven?” In this article, I will touch on the expectations for AXGN’s growth and when analysts expect the company to become profitable.

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Expectation from Medical Equipment analysts is AXGN is on the verge of breakeven. They anticipate the company to incur a final loss in 2019, before generating positive profits of US$8.33m in 2020. AXGN is therefore projected to breakeven around a couple of months from now! What rate will AXGN 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 82.06%, which signals high confidence from analysts. If this rate turns out to be too aggressive, AXGN may become profitable much later than analysts predict.

NasdaqCM:AXGN Past Future Earnings June 26th 18
NasdaqCM:AXGN Past Future Earnings June 26th 18

I’m not going to go through company-specific developments for AXGN given that this is a high-level summary, but, bear in mind that generally a high forecast growth rate is not unusual for a company that is currently undergoing an investment period.

One thing I would like to bring into light with AXGN is its debt-to-equity ratio of 113.34%. Typically, debt shouldn’t exceed 40% of your equity, which in AXGN’s case, it has significantly overshot. Note that a higher debt obligation increases the risk in investing in the loss-making company.

Next Steps:

There are key fundamentals of AXGN which are not covered in this article, but I must stress again that this is merely a basic overview. For a more comprehensive look at AXGN, take a look at AXGN’s company page on Simply Wall St. I’ve also compiled a list of essential factors you should look at:

  1. Historical Track Record: What has AXGN’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 AxoGen’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.