Investment banking firm Jefferies downgraded the MicroStrategy stocks from “hold” to “underperform.”
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- MicroStrategy, the largest corporate holder of Bitcoin, has a premium valuation for a low-growth asset, Jefferies said in a research report released on Tuesday.
- Jefferies kept the MicroStrategy price target unchanged at US$180, while the stocks fell by over 10% on Tuesday to US$237.64.
- With 129,200 Bitcoins, 52% of MicroStrategy’s enterprise value of US$2.8 billion is comprised of Bitcoin, according to the investment banking firm.
- This indicates an unrealized loss of over US$1 billion on a US$3.97 billion investment, Jefferies said.
- Jefferies said that MicroStrategy’s stock trades at a premium compared to other companies and the downgrade is due to the slowdown in billings growth and the business intelligence arm of MicroStrategy.
- Jefferies expects MicroStrategy’s revenue to grow by 4% in the next quarter.
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