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When Will Rockwell Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:RMTI) Become Profitable?

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Rockwell Medical, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:RMTI): Rockwell Medical, Inc. operates as a specialty pharmaceutical company that targets end-stage renal disease and chronic kidney disease with therapies and products for the treatment of iron deficiency and hemodialysis. The US$143m market-cap posted a loss in its most recent financial year of -US$32.1m and a latest trailing-twelve-month loss of -US$36.2m leading to an even wider gap between loss and breakeven. Many investors are wondering the rate at which RMTI will turn a profit, with the big question being “when will the company breakeven?” In this article, I will touch on the expectations for RMTI’s growth and when analysts expect the company to become profitable.

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Consensus from the 3 Medical Equipment analysts is RMTI is on the verge of breakeven. They expect the company to post a final loss in 2021, before turning a profit of US$27m in 2022. RMTI is therefore projected to breakeven around 3 years from today. What rate will RMTI 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 66%, which signals high confidence from analysts. If this rate turns out to be too aggressive, RMTI may become profitable much later than analysts predict.

NasdaqGM:RMTI Past and Future Earnings, December 12th 2019

Given this is a high-level overview, I won’t go into details of RMTI’s upcoming projects, however, take into account that by and large a high forecast growth rate is not unusual for a company that is currently undergoing an investment period.

One thing I’d like to point out is that RMTI has managed its capital judiciously, with debt making up 4.8% of equity. This means that RMTI has predominantly funded its operations from equity capital,and its low debt obligation reduces the risk around investing in the loss-making company.

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There are key fundamentals of RMTI which are not covered in this article, but I must stress again that this is merely a basic overview. For a more comprehensive look at RMTI, take a look at RMTI’s company page on Simply Wall St. I’ve also compiled a list of relevant aspects you should look at:

  1. Historical Track Record: What has RMTI'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 Rockwell Medical’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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