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When Will OrthoPediatrics Corp. (NASDAQ:KIDS) Breakeven?

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OrthoPediatrics Corp.'s (NASDAQ:KIDS): OrthoPediatrics Corp., a medical device company, designs, develops, and markets anatomically appropriate implants and devices for the treatment of children with orthopedic conditions in the United States and internationally. The US$577m market-cap company’s loss lessens since it announced a -US$12.0m bottom-line in the full financial year, compared to the latest trailing-twelve-month loss of -US$10.8m, as it approaches breakeven. As path to profitability is the topic on KIDS’s investors mind, I’ve decided to gauge market sentiment. In this article, I will touch on the expectations for KIDS’s growth and when analysts expect the company to become profitable.

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According to the 7 industry analysts covering KIDS, the consensus is breakeven is near. They expect the company to post a final loss in 2020, before turning a profit of US$3.1m in 2021. So, KIDS is predicted to breakeven approximately 2 years from today. What rate will KIDS 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 84%, which signals high confidence from analysts. Should the business grow at a slower rate, it will become profitable at a later date than expected.

NasdaqGM:KIDS Past and Future Earnings, November 15th 2019

Underlying developments driving KIDS’s growth isn’t the focus of this broad overview, however, keep in mind that generally a high growth rate is not out of the ordinary, particularly when a company is in a period of investment.

Before I wrap up, there’s one issue worth mentioning. KIDS currently has a relatively high level of debt. Typically, debt shouldn’t exceed 40% of your equity, which in KIDS’s case is 59%. A higher level of debt requires more stringent capital management which increases the risk in investing in the loss-making company.

Next Steps:

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

  1. Historical Track Record: What has KIDS'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 OrthoPediatrics’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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