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Venturex Resources Limited (ASX:VXR) is possibly approaching a major achievement in its business, so we would like to shine some light on the company. Venturex Resources Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration and development of mineral resources in Australia. The AU$141m market-cap company announced a latest loss of AU$3.9m on 30 June 2020 for its most recent financial year result. As path to profitability is the topic on Venturex Resources' investors mind, we've decided to gauge market sentiment. In this article, we will touch on the expectations for the company's growth and when analysts expect it to become profitable.
Expectations from some of the Australian Metals and Mining analysts is that Venturex Resources is on the verge of breakeven. They anticipate the company to incur a final loss in 2022, before generating positive profits of AU$19m in 2023. The company is therefore projected to breakeven around 2 years from today. What rate will the company have to grow year-on-year in order to breakeven on this date? Using a line of best fit, we calculated an average annual growth rate of 110%, which is rather optimistic! Should the business grow at a slower rate, it will become profitable at a later date than expected.
Underlying developments driving Venturex Resources' growth isn’t the focus of this broad overview, though, keep in mind that generally metals and mining companies, depending on the stage of operation and metals mined, have irregular periods of cash flow. This means, large upcoming growth rates are not abnormal as the company is beginning to reap the benefits of earlier investments.
One thing we’d like to point out is that The company has managed its capital judiciously, with debt making up 9.2% 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.
This article is not intended to be a comprehensive analysis on Venturex Resources, so if you are interested in understanding the company at a deeper level, take a look at Venturex Resources' company page on Simply Wall St. We've also put together a list of important aspects you should further research:
Historical Track Record: What has Venturex Resources' 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.
Management Team: An experienced management team on the helm increases our confidence in the business – take a look at who sits on Venturex Resources' board and the CEO’s background.
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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