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Rockwell Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:RMTI): When Will It Breakeven?

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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 company’s loss has recently broadened since it announced a -US$32.1m loss in the full financial year, compared to the latest trailing-twelve-month loss of -US$35.3m, moving it further away from breakeven. As path to profitability is the topic on RMTI’s investors mind, I’ve decided to gauge market sentiment. 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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According to the 2 industry analysts covering RMTI, the consensus is breakeven is near. They expect the company to post a final loss in 2020, before turning a profit of US$38m in 2021. RMTI is therefore projected to breakeven around 2 years from now. In order to meet this breakeven date, I calculated the rate at which RMTI must grow year-on-year. It turns out an average annual growth rate of 64% is expected, 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:RMTI Past and Future Earnings, June 25th 2019

Given this is a high-level overview, I won’t go into details of RMTI’s upcoming projects, but, take into account that typically 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 RMTI has no debt on its balance sheet, which is rare for a loss-making loss-making, growth company, which usually has a high level of debt relative to its equity. RMTI currently operates purely off its shareholder funding and has no debt obligation, reducing concerns around repayments and making it a less risky investment.

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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 put together a list of key 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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