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By Lisa Thompson NASDAQ:PIXY READ THE FULL PIXY RESEARCH REPORT Last night, ShiftPixy (NASDAQ:PIXY) announced it has sold off its PEO business, which was 60% of its revenue base to Vensure Employer Services of Duluth, Georgia for approximately $19 million in cash. This not only raises desperately needed cash, it hits the reset button for the company to strategically focus on its higher margin,
Shares of ShiftPixy Inc. more than doubled (up 148%) in active trading early Wednesday, enough to pace all Nasdaq-listed advancers, after the staffing services company announced the completion of a recapitalization and the closing of a contract assignment. The company said 60% of its contracted book of business was assigned for $20 million, with the proceeds expected to "fully fund operations through to cash-flow breakeven," which it expects to achieve by mid-2020. "We decided to monetize a portion of our business that is not critical to our HRIS platform growth initiatives or has limited 'upsell' opportunities, yet still carries excellent value for other operators," said Chief Executive Scott Absher. The stock, which was underwent a 1-for-40 reverse stock split in December, has still tumbled 70% over the past 12 months, while the S&P 500 has rallied 26%.
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By Lisa Thompson NASDAQ:PIXY READ THE FULL PIXY RESEARCH REPORT Trading at an enterprise value of $9 million, with a revenue run rate of $62 million and annual results that showed 53% growth, ShiftPixy (NASDAQ:PIXY) certainly deserves a second look. With a new year and a new CFO, the company has put behind it a few of its missteps and has a plan to fix the rest. Clearly investors have been wary
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Lyft's (NASDAQ:LYFT) Q2 results, reported on Aug. 7, were better than expected. Source: Shutterstock InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsEven better than the revenue beat was the company's increased full-year guidance. Lyft stock price initially jumped on the news, then gave up all of its gains as the stock market retreated amid trade-war worries. . While it's great to see the company's outlook is improving, I don't believe that's a reason to buy Lyft stock. Here's why. Investing Is About RetirementMost people invest to fund their retirements. As a result, investors should ensure that their capital is protected as much as possible. Buying stocks is not as much about hitting a home run as it is about getting a bunch of singles over a long period. * 7 Large-Cap Stocks to Sell Right Now Take Lyft stock. It went public on March 28 at $72 per share and gained 8.7% in its first day of trading. Since then, Lyft stock price has lost all of its first-day gains and then some. Down 18% since its IPO, Lyft stock needs more good news like its raised full-year outlook if it's going to make a comeback to $72. However, that shouldn't matter to those investing for their retirements. They ought to be more concerned about Lyft stock price dropping further. As long as LYFT still doesn't have a pathway to GAAP profitability, I can't recommend Lyft stock in good conscience. LYFT Has Got to Have a Shot at ProfitabilityIn April, I compared Lyft to ShiftPixy (NASDAQ:PIXY), a company that operates a platform for hiring and scheduling shift work. It brings shift workers and employers together to do business. Like LYFT, PIXY doesn't make money, but could soon. That's why I suggested that, as speculative plays go, ShiftPixy is a better opportunity than Lyft. Since then, PIXY has lost more than half its value. While Lyft has an $18 billion market cap and is a massive company relative to ShiftPixy, they both have one thing in common: They lose a lot of money. And companies that lose money are for speculators, not investors. In Lyft's Q2, it had revenue of $867.3 million and an adjusted net loss of $197.3 million. That means for every dollar of sales, Lyft lost 23 cents. By comparison, ShiftPixy had $14.3 million in revenue last quarter and a net loss of $5 million, which means it lost 35 cents for every dollar of sales it generated in the quarter. Both companies' numbers are terrible, but at least the owners of ShiftPixy stock know they're dealing with a speculative investment. Average retail investors who don't know any better see Lyft's 72% year-over-year increase in revenue in Q2, along with the 41% YoY increase in its number of active riders, and assume that, given time, LYFT will make a profit. The truth is it might never make a profit, despite its recent good news.In fiscal 2019, Lyft expects to generate revenue of at least $3.47 billion with an adjusted EBITDA loss of $850 million to $875 million. In 2018, Lyft's EBITDA's loss was around $850 million. Do you really want to own stock in a company that's losing close to $1 billion annually? I sure don't. The Bottom Line on Lyft StockOn Aug. 19, the lock-up period will end on about 257.6 million shares of Lyft stock owned by company insiders, directors and officers. As those insiders look to sell some of their shares, the Lyft stock price could take a hit. However, because Lyft stock is trading well below its IPO price, it's unlikely that the earlier-than-expected end of the lock-up period will result in a mass exodus of pre-IPO investors.But while the company's improved outlook is a good morale booster for its employees, the reality is that the guidance hike is not a reason to buy Lyft stock. In my opinion, investors should only buy Lyft stock if the company demonstrates that it has a pathway to profitability. At the moment, such a path doesn't exist.If you're looking to bet on a money loser, Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) is a much smarter bet. At the time of this writing Will Ashworth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 8 Dividend Aristocrat Stocks to Buy Now No Matter What * 7 Stocks to Buy to Ride the Vegan Wave * 4 Safe Stocks to Buy Amid Trade War Turbulence The post Lyft's Guidance Hike Is Not a Reason to Buy Lyft StockÂ appeared first on InvestorPlace.
While toxic financing has knock down the stock price, ShiftPixy (PIXY) still reported a solid quarter amidst all the drama from the recent convertible note transaction. For the first time ShiftPixy beat our gross billings number, coming in at $94.2 million compared with $60.2 million in FYQ3 2018, up 57%. Incredibly despite this performance, the company is trading at $14 million enterprise value despite being at a $57 million revenue run rate with improving margins and growth over 50%.
ShiftPixy (NASDAQ: PIXY ) shares fell after the company reported third-quarter losses of 15 cents per share, which missed the analyst consensus estimate for a loss of 8 cents. The company reported quarterly ...
ShiftPixy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PIXY) shareholders will doubtless be very grateful to see the share price up 60% in the last...
ShiftPixy (PIXY), again, missed our gross billings and revenue numbers for the quarter and more than compensated with its gross margin performance. Gross margin dollars grew 266%. In Q1 it reported gross margin of 32.2%, but within that quarter it had had a one-time reversal of unemployment tax without which, margin would have been 22.7%.
I like to cover businesses that are making money or on a pathway to profitability. ShiftPixy (NASDAQ:PIXY) announced good results April 15, sending PIXY stock higher by more than 5% in early trading. * 7 Stocks That Can Outperform for Years Here's a company that provides shift workers and the companies that employ them a platform to take care of business. It's a win/win proposition. So, what's this got to do with Lyft (NASDAQ:LYFT), the United States' second-largest ride-sharing app (based on market share)? InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsWell, nothing, if you're comparing companies in the same industry. However, if you're interested in owning stocks that have a shot at making money in the near future, Shiftpixy stock is the much better option. Here's why… Lyft Losses EnormousIn fiscal 2018, Lyft's operating loss was 45 cents for every dollar of its $2.16 billion in revenue. Its IPO prospectus says that it may never make a profit."We have incurred net losses each year since our inception and we may not be able to achieve or maintain profitability in the future. We incurred net losses of $682.8 million, $688.3 million and $911.3 million in 2016, 2017 and 2018," stated the prospectus. Uber is expected to go public next month. It loses 27 cents for every dollar of its $11.3 billion in annual revenue, a slightly healthier number than Lyft. Together, the two ride-sharing apps lose 35 cents for each dollar in revenue. In Lyft's case, as it tries to wrestle market share from Uber, its losses are rising, while Uber's seem to have stabilized. Still, both could be profitless for the next five years or longer. So, unless you're a venture capitalist in waiting, might I suggest something like ShiftPixy, which is much closer to break-even and also provides a platform for growth. ShiftPixy's Latest ResultsThe company announced its second-quarter 2019 results on April 15, before the markets opened. They were very encouraging. As I started to write this article, Shiftpixy was up more than 5% in early trading. It's now dropped into negative territory. Despite the change in direction -- the markets as a whole are down -- there are some numbers to like from its earnings report. On the top line, revenues were $13.2 million, 67% higher than a year earlier, and 26% higher than in Q1 2019. Gross billings in the quarter increased by 70% to $82.5 million. ShiftPixy essentially pays the shift workers and generates revenue by marking up the payroll. In the second quarter, it had 9,660 worksite employees accessing the ShiftPixy platform, up 47% over Q2 2018. The more worksite employees are working with its clients -- it had 25 clients as of the end of November 2018 -- the more revenue it makes from its platform. At the end of the first quarter, four of those clients accounted for 75% of its total accounts receivable, down from 86% in Q4 2018. It's heading in the right direction. Once the 10-Q is out, I'd bet that number would be down into the low 60s. Profits Soon EnoughIn terms of profits, Shiftpixy's gross margin in the quarter was 24.4% -- more than double its 11.1% gross margin in the same quarter a year earlier. In regard to operating profit, Shipftpixy lost $2.2 million in Q2 2019, 18% lower than a year earlier. That's 17 cents in losses for every dollar of revenue, about half the amount of Lyft and Uber combined. Also, in late December, Shiftpixy came to a settlement agreement with certain institutional investors regarding the company's 8% senior secured convertible notes due Sept. 4, 2019. The agreement reduced Shiftpixy's liabilities by $2.61 million, which went right to its bottom line, reducing its net loss to $338,531 (considerably less than the $2.7 million in Q2 2018). In the first six months of 2019, Shiftpixy's net loss dropped by 61% to $2.3 million from $6.1 million a year earlier. As it continues to add clients and shift workers to its platform, I'd expect Shiftpixy to turn profitable sometime in fiscal 2020, perhaps sooner. The Bottom Line on Shiftpixy StockIs PIXY stock risky?At $1.20 or so, you better believe it. That said, its use of artificial intelligence for onboarding shift workers appears to be gaining traction. Good businesses generally help people and companies make and save money and time. * 10 Dow Jones Stocks Holding the Blue Chip Index Back For that reason, as a speculative play, ShiftPixy holds some appeal. I can't say the same about Lyft or Uber. At the time of this writing Will Ashworth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Internet Stocks to Watch * 7 AI Stocks to Watch with Strong Long-Term Narratives * 10 Dow Jones Stocks Holding the Blue Chip Index Back Compare Brokers The post ShiftPixy vs. Lyft: Which Is the Better Buy? appeared first on InvestorPlace.