Ever since Virgin Galactic (NYSE:SPCE) shot Richard Branson into space on the first-ever commercial space flight, SPCE stock has been anything but stellar. Despite the successful flight, the stock is currently trading down around $35 on other news.
Make no mistake, there’s no lack of excitement over Virgin Galactic’s space tourism business. The market is very excited about it, and SPCE stock actually popped 10% the morning after the flight.
What’s stopping investors in their tracks is Virgin Galactic’s at-the-market $500 million stock offering, which was announced after the flight. As soon as news of this hit, the stock dropped 20%. And it’s been gliding downward ever since.
We understand why the market would be upset about this offering. But we also think these funds provide a long-term tailwind for Virgin Galactic.
The reality is that the next 12 months will be crucial for Virgin Galactic’s growth. The technology behind its space tourism business has been perfected, and now it’s time to scale.
That scaling includes building a whole lot of spaceships, running loads of ads and signing up as many customers as it can.
All of those operations require money — a lot of money.
Connecting the dots, we believe Virgin Galactic will throw this $500 million into accelerating its key business functions and will be able to more rapidly scale its commercial operations over the next 12 to 24 months.
The Bottom Line on SPCE Stock
And that is why, in response to the offering, we actually lifted our 2022 and 2023 estimates on the company.
We believe Wall Street will eventually do the same. And once they do, the stock will rebound back above $50.
The space economy will be enormous, and Virgin Galactic is at the forefront.
If you’re looking to buy the dip in SPCE stock, watch for the $34 level, as that appears to be a level of strong support at which this current selloff could stabilize.
Virgin Galactic is one of my top picks in the space tourism industry. Long-term, this stock will score investors big returns.
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On the date of publication, Luke Lango did not have (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article.
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