DJT Stock Alert: Truth Social Lost $58 Million in 2023


  • Trump Media & Technology Group (DJT) generated a 2023 loss of $58.18 million compared to its sales of just $4.13 million.
  • The company had $39.42 million in interest expenses last year.
  • DJT stock is down by over 10% today.
DJT stock - DJT Stock Alert: Truth Social Lost $58 Million in 2023

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Shares of Trump Media & Technology Group (NASDAQ:DJT) are sliding lower today but still up by over 35% during the past month. Based on a new filing, the social media company is extremely unprofitable, bringing in just $4.13 million of sales in 2023 with a net loss of $58.18 million. In 2022, TMTG raked in $1.47 million of sales with a net loss of $50.52 million.

During the fourth quarter, sales were less than $1 million compared to $1.07 million during the third quarter. All of the sales were attributed to Truth Social advertising.

“There is a massive disconnect between the financial fundamentals and stock performance of Trump Media & Technology Group, which is valued at more than $7 billion after going public last week,” said Axios. TMTG was valued as high as $9 billion but has since fallen lower.

DJT Stock: Truth Social Lost $58 Million in 2023

So, what exactly is TMTG spending its money on? Sales and marketing expenses more than doubled to $1.27 million, while research and development and general and administrative expenses fell year-over-year.

However, the main culprit is interest expenses, which is the amount of money paid toward debt borrowings. That grew to $39.42 million from $2.03 million a year ago, marking a rise of 1,834%. As of Dec. 31, TMTG had $3.36 million of total assets and $70.12 million of total liabilities. Its current liabilities, or liabilities that must be satisfied within a year or the span of a normal operating cycle totaled $65.87 million, of which $42.41 is attributed to convertible promissory notes.

TMTG has also noted that its operating losses raise substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern. Loss from operations in 2023 was $15.96 million compared to $23.24 million in 2022.

According to Business Insider, DJT stock has a high probability of crashing, given its outsized valuation. It notes that DJT is currently trading at around a 2,000x P/E ratio. That compares to the S&P 500’s P/E ratio of 23x.

BI also points to previous right-leaning special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) that have witnessed a reduction in price, such as Rumble (NASDAQ:RUM) and Black Rifle Coffee (NYSE:BRCC).

On the date of publication, Eddie Pan did not hold (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer, subject to the Publishing Guidelines.

Eddie Pan specializes in institutional investments and insider activity. He writes for InvestorPlace’s Today’s Market team, which centers on the latest news involving popular stocks.

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