February 14, 2023 (Investorideas.com Newswire) This Top Pick just sealed two big deals, is expected to close more this year and is a likely takeout target, noted a Peloton Capital report.
DroneShield Ltd. (DRO:ASX; DRSHF:OTC) closed two big contracts and is expected to land more this fiscal year, reported analyst Darren Odell in a Feb. 13 research note. As such, his firm Peloton Capital raised its target price and maintained its Buy rating on this Top Pick.
“We have increased our DroneShield valuation to AU$1 (from AU$0.30) based on increased confidence on the closure [of] larger contracts in 2023 and beyond,” Odell wrote. “DroneShield has undertaken material groundwork over the last four years and has finally reached its tipping point.”
Because the current share price of this Australian defense company, AU$0.31, is much lower than the target, the potential return for investors is significant.
Odell presented the reasons behind the target price jump.
Momentum Landing Contracts
The counterdrone products and solutions company just closed two contracts for AU$22 million (AU$22M) and has a sales pipeline of about AU$200M, comprised of multiple roughly AU$10M contracts, Odell relayed.
Further, Peloton expects DroneShield to seal three larger and several smaller deals, potentially more, this year alone.
“With its footprint in Five Eyes countries, it is reasonable to assume that certain existing contracted customers are likely to grow their DroneShield product base in time,” Odell added.
Other existing factors should help bolster sales, the analyst pointed out. One is the recent evaluation and likely recommendation of DroneShield by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Joint Counter-Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office.
Another contributor is the Russia-Ukraine war potentially having “ensured elevated interest in the capabilities of the likes of DroneShield, which is not expected to dissipate any time soon,” wrote Odell. A third factor is increasing concern by governments worldwide about the potential threat of drones being used for nefarious purposes.
“The geopolitical situation is a net positive for DroneShield, evident by recent drone attacks in Ukraine,” Odell wrote.
Improving Financial Situation
DroneShield will be operating cash flow positive this year, Odell purported. Currently, it has about AU$28M in cash.
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