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Tesserent Limited (ASX:TNT) About To Shift From Loss To Profit

Tesserent Limited (ASX:TNT) is possibly approaching a major achievement in its business, so we would like to shine some light on the company. Tesserent Limited provides cyber security consulting, cloud, and managed services in Australia and internationally. The AU$212m market-cap company announced a latest loss of AU$4.5m on 30 June 2021 for its most recent financial year result. Many investors are wondering about the rate at which Tesserent will turn a profit, with the big question being “when will the company 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 Tesserent

According to some industry analysts covering Tesserent, breakeven is near. They expect the company to post a final loss in 2021, before turning a profit of AU$9.7m in 2022. The company is therefore projected to breakeven around a year from now or less! We calculated the rate at which the company must grow to meet the consensus forecasts predicting breakeven within 12 months. It turns out an average annual growth rate of 59% 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.

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Underlying developments driving Tesserent's growth isn’t the focus of this broad overview, but, 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 we’d like to point out is that The company has managed its capital judiciously, with debt making up 29% 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 Tesserent, so if you are interested in understanding the company at a deeper level, take a look at Tesserent's company page on Simply Wall St. We've also put together a list of key factors you should further research:

  1. Valuation: What is Tesserent worth today? Has the future growth potential already been factored into the price? The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether Tesserent is currently mispriced by the market.

  2. Management Team: An experienced management team on the helm increases our confidence in the business – take a look at who sits on Tesserent’s 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.