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Vision Marine Technologies Inc.'s (NASDAQ:VMAR) Shift From Loss To Profit

Vision Marine Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:VMAR) is possibly approaching a major achievement in its business, so we would like to shine some light on the company. Vision Marine Technologies Inc. designs, develops, and manufactures electric outboard powertrain systems and electric boats in Canada, the United States, and internationally. The US$41m market-cap company posted a loss in its most recent financial year of CA$13m and a latest trailing-twelve-month loss of CA$21m leading to an even wider gap between loss and breakeven. The most pressing concern for investors is Vision Marine Technologies' path to profitability – when will it breakeven? In this article, we will touch on the expectations for the company's growth and when analysts expect it to become profitable.

View our latest analysis for Vision Marine Technologies

According to some industry analysts covering Vision Marine Technologies, breakeven is near. They expect the company to post a final loss in 2024, before turning a profit of CA$4.1m in 2025. 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 81%, which is rather optimistic! Should the business grow at a slower rate, it will become profitable at a later date than expected.

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Given this is a high-level overview, we won’t go into details of Vision Marine Technologies' upcoming projects, though, keep in mind that generally a high forecast growth rate is not unusual for a company that is currently undergoing an investment period.

Before we wrap up, there’s one aspect worth mentioning. The company has managed its capital prudently, with debt making up 5.1% 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.

Next Steps:

This article is not intended to be a comprehensive analysis on Vision Marine Technologies, so if you are interested in understanding the company at a deeper level, take a look at Vision Marine Technologies' company page on Simply Wall St. We've also compiled a list of essential factors you should look at:

  1. Historical Track Record: What has Vision Marine Technologies' 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 Vision Marine Technologies' board and the CEO’s background.

  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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This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. We provide commentary based on historical data and analyst forecasts only using an unbiased methodology and our articles are not intended to be financial advice. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. We aim to bring you long-term focused analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Simply Wall St has no position in any stocks mentioned.

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