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Loss-Making Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ:WKHS) Expected To Breakeven

Casey Hall

Workhorse Group Inc.’s (NASDAQ:WKHS): Workhorse Group Inc. designs, manufactures, builds, sells, and leases battery-electric vehicles and aircraft in the United States. With the latest financial year loss of -US$41.2m and a trailing-twelve month of -US$31.3m, the US$29m market-cap alleviates its loss by moving closer towards its target of breakeven. As path to profitability is the topic on WKHS’s investors mind, I’ve decided to gauge market sentiment. Below I will provide a high-level summary of the industry analysts’ expectations for WKHS.

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According to the 2 industry analysts covering WKHS, the consensus is breakeven is near. They anticipate the company to incur a final loss in 2019, before generating positive profits of US$13m in 2020. So, WKHS is predicted to breakeven approximately a few months from now. In order to meet this breakeven date, I calculated the rate at which WKHS must grow year-on-year. It turns out an average annual growth rate of 72% is expected, which is extremely buoyant. If this rate turns out to be too aggressive, WKHS may become profitable much later than analysts predict.

NasdaqCM:WKHS Past Future Earnings January 2nd 19

I’m not going to go through company-specific developments for WKHS given that this is a high-level summary, though, keep in mind that typically 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 WKHS is its debt-to-equity ratio of over 2x. Typically, debt shouldn’t exceed 40% of your equity, and WKHS has considerably exceeded this. Note that a higher debt obligation increases the risk in investing in the loss-making company.

Next Steps:

There are too many aspects of WKHS to cover in one brief article, but the key fundamentals for the company can all be found in one place – WKHS’s company page on Simply Wall St. I’ve also compiled a list of pertinent aspects you should look at:

  1. Historical Track Record: What has WKHS’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 Workhorse Group’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.