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Agile Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:AGRX): Are Analysts Optimistic?

Agile Therapeutics Inc’s (NASDAQ:AGRX): Agile Therapeutics, Inc., a women’s healthcare company, focuses on the development and commercialization of prescription contraceptive products for women. With the latest financial year loss of -US$28m and a trailing-twelve month of -US$22m, the US$34m market-cap alleviates its loss by moving closer towards its target of breakeven. Many investors are wondering the rate at which AGRX will turn a profit, with the big question being “when will the company breakeven?” Below I will provide a high-level summary of the industry analysts’ expectations for AGRX.

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Expectation from Pharmaceuticals analysts is AGRX is on the verge of breakeven. They expect the company to post a final loss in 2020, before turning a profit of US$18m in 2021. Therefore, AGRX is expected to breakeven roughly a couple of months from now! In order to meet this breakeven date, I calculated the rate at which AGRX must grow year-on-year. It turns out an average annual growth rate of 49% is expected, which is rather optimistic! Should the business grow at a slower rate, it will become profitable at a later date than expected.

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Given this is a high-level overview, I won’t go into details of AGRX’s upcoming projects, however, bear in mind that by and large a pharma company has lumpy cash flows which are contingent on the drug and stage of product development the business is in. So, 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 AGRX has managed its capital prudently, with debt making up 25% of equity. This means that AGRX 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 AGRX, so if you are interested in understanding the company at a deeper level, take a look at AGRX’s company page on Simply Wall St. I’ve also put together a list of relevant aspects you should further research:

  1. Historical Track Record: What has AGRX’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 Agile Therapeutics’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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The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.