uniQure NV (NASDAQ:QURE) Is Expected To Breakeven

uniQure NV’s (NASDAQ:QURE): uniQure N.V., a gene therapy company, engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of gene therapies in the Netherlands. With the latest financial year loss of -US$79.26m and a trailing-twelve month of -US$77.78m, the US$1.32b market-cap alleviates its loss by moving closer towards its target of breakeven. The most pressing concern for investors is QURE’s path to profitability – when will it breakeven? Below I will provide a high-level summary of the industry analysts’ expectations for QURE.

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Expectation from Biotechs analysts is QURE is on the verge of breakeven. They expect the company to post a final loss in -1, before turning a profit of US$0 in . Therefore, QURE is expected to breakeven roughly a few months from now. In order to meet this breakeven date, I calculated the rate at which QURE must grow year-on-year. It turns out an average annual growth rate of 11.10% is expected, which seems relatively fair. Should the business grow at a slower rate, it will become profitable at a later date than expected.

NasdaqGS:QURE Past Future Earnings June 29th 18
NasdaqGS:QURE Past Future Earnings June 29th 18

I’m not going to go through company-specific developments for QURE given that this is a high-level summary, however, take into account that by and large biotechs, depending on the stage of product development, have irregular periods of cash flow. This means a double-digit growth rate is not unusual, especially if the company is currently in an investment period.

Before I wrap up, there’s one aspect worth mentioning. QURE has managed its capital prudently, with debt making up 20.76% of equity. This means that QURE 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 QURE, so if you are interested in understanding the company at a deeper level, take a look at QURE’s company page on Simply Wall St. I’ve also compiled a list of relevant aspects you should further research:

  1. Historical Track Record: What has QURE’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 uniQure’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.