Argo released their full year 2020 audited results, and they are impressive. The company managed to reach a full year net profit as well a sizable increase in the total bitcoin mined and revenue generated. The work done by the senior executive team has been outstanding and it should be better understood.
The company reported in their Annual Report RNS that they mined a total of 2,465 Bitcoin in 2020 which generated them revenue of £19m. Throughout the year the company managed to record a mining margin of 41% which is significant given that most of the price action of Bitcoin occurred during the beginning of 2021. Overall the company managed to achieve EBITDA of £7.9m and a net income of £1.7m. Impressive.
Peter Wall, CEO of Argo Blockchain has mentioned time and time again that the company promotes a smart growth strategy, meaning that the business over the course of months and years will make decisions that appear relatively insignificant but ultimately lead to big results. Case in point, buying mining rigs way in advance to avoid the kind of shortage mining companies are experiencing today.
This works because the only factor that can get in the way of Argo achieving the kind of goals that it has set out will be from factors outside of it’s own control. Those factors would then be the price of Bitcoin and the ongoing market conditions, presuming that increased profitability and NASDAQ listing are of imminent concern to the business. Presuming they are, then the strategy of smart, deliberate growth is excellent and is proving to pay dividends for shareholders (not actual dividends of course).
Another example of the potential this company is tangibly reaching, is it’s ability to scale and to scale efficiently. As we all are very familiar with now, mining margin is really important. It’s one thing mining bitcoin, it’s another thing doing it efficiently. To do so, a company must mine somewhere that is affordable and with efficiency. Argo setting up their first facility in Quebec was smart, but the move to Texas is genius. The 80%+ margin the company reaches today will only grow with the kind of decisions Peter and the team are making.
I am not going to shy away from the fact that I am invested in Argo and really do believe in the company. I made the below video explaining why I am so bullish in the long-run, feel free to take a look.
When you compare Argo to it’s competition, the investment becomes a bit of a no brainer. Marathon Digital Holdings doesn’t even come close to the capacity that Argo is reaching at the moment, while Riot Blockchain is trying their best and is slowly getting there. I do think HIVE have a good alternative strategy with more emphasis on Ethereum than their counterparts so I like to think of them as more of a compliment investment like KR1 than a complete competitor. Value for money wise, Argo sitting at below 200p a share seems like an absolute steal to me.
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