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Losing Charge: Chargepoint Holdings (CHPT)

Chargepoint Holdings (CHPT) - ★★ - Ranked #88 in our Q2 SMID Equity Rankings - $2.50 12 mo. price target.



Chargepoint Holdings (CHPT), a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, has seen its stock price plummet over 80% in the past 12 months, raising concerns among investors. Our research team has taken a close look at the company's fundamentals and market position, and we have developed a negative outlook on the stock.


One of the key factors contributing to Chargepoint's struggles is the highly competitive nature of the EV charging market. The company faces stiff competition from both established players and emerging startups, all vying for a share of the rapidly growing EV charging infrastructure market. As the market becomes more saturated, Chargepoint may find it increasingly difficult to maintain its market share and pricing power.


Furthermore, the company's financial performance has been very underwhelming, with a declining revenue growth rate and persistent losses. In the most recent quarter, Chargepoint reported a net loss of $81 million (EBITDA), raising concerns about the company's ability to achieve profitability in the near term.


Adding to the concerns, the stock currently has a short ratio of 16%, indicating that a significant portion of the shares are being shorted by investors who are betting on the stock's decline. This high short interest suggests that the market is losing confidence in Chargepoint's ability to turn around its fortunes.


With a market capitalization of approximately $775 million, Chargepoint's valuation appears to be on the high side, given the company's financial and competitive challenges. Our research team believes that the stock may have upside but the risk isn't worth the reward for most investors during this downtrend.


We currently have a ★★ ranking on CHPT which indicates a negative outlook with a 12 month price target of $2.50. CHPT traded at $1.83 as of April 5th market close.


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