Loss-Making Yatsen Holding Limited (NYSE:YSG) Expected To Breakeven In The Medium-Term

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Yatsen Holding Limited

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With the business potentially at an important milestone, we thought we'd take a closer look at Yatsen Holding Limited's (NYSE:YSG) future prospects. Yatsen Holding Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development and sale of beauty products under the Perfect Diary, Little Ondine, Pink Bear, Abby’s Choice, GalÃnic, DR.WU, Eve Lom, and EANTiM brands in the People’s Republic of China. The US$404m market-cap company’s loss lessened since it announced a CN¥815m loss in the full financial year, compared to the latest trailing-twelve-month loss of CN¥309m, as it approaches breakeven. As path to profitability is the topic on Yatsen Holding's investors mind, we've decided to gauge market sentiment. We've put together a brief outline of industry analyst expectations for the company, its year of breakeven and its implied growth rate.

Check out our latest analysis for Yatsen Holding

Consensus from 3 of the American Personal Products analysts is that Yatsen Holding is on the verge of breakeven. They anticipate the company to incur a final loss in 2023, before generating positive profits of CN¥297m in 2024. So, the company is predicted to breakeven just over a year from today. In order to meet this breakeven date, we calculated the rate at which the company must grow year-on-year. It turns out an average annual growth rate of 122% 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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NYSE:YSG Earnings Per Share Growth December 29th 2023

Given this is a high-level overview, we won’t go into details of Yatsen Holding's upcoming projects, but, keep in mind that by and large a high growth rate is not out of the ordinary, particularly when a company is in a period of investment.

Before we wrap up, there’s one aspect worth mentioning. Yatsen Holding currently has no debt on its balance sheet, which is rare for a loss-making growth company, which typically has high debt relative to its equity. This means that the company has been operating purely on its equity investment and has no debt burden. This aspect reduces the risk around investing in the loss-making company.

Next Steps:

This article is not intended to be a comprehensive analysis on Yatsen Holding, so if you are interested in understanding the company at a deeper level, take a look at Yatsen Holding's company page on Simply Wall St. We've also put together a list of essential factors you should further examine:

  1. Valuation: What is Yatsen Holding 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 Yatsen Holding 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 Yatsen Holding’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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