Fastly’s (NASDAQ: FSLY) meteoric 2020 rise is making investors incredibly bullish for 2025. The American cloud service turned heads yesterday as the bulls drove a 13% rally in a day. However, optimism and extreme valuations can be a trap for some investors, especially in the technology industry. Thus, this article will provide an objective stance on the Fastly stock forecast for 2025.
What caused Fastly to surge 25% this week?
Most investors expect a catalyst to be the cause of Fastly’s 25% surge and not just general news. However, broad market announcements such as stimulus, vaccine updates, and lockdowns are the vehicles that the 2020 bulls are using. In Fastly’s case, it was the market optimism around possible stimulus checks for airlines, small businesses, and US citizens that drove the 25% rise. At face value, stimulus checks may have no relevance to Fastly’s surge. However, an anticipated increase in the overall health of the economy would see long FSLY investors snap up shares. Because the current price would be a discount, thus inducing FOMO.
Fastly Stock forecast for 2021 and beyond
Financial commentators are providing bullish 2025 price forecasts. Across the board of Wallstreet analysts the average 12 month price target is $79.08 a share. The most recent target from analysts at Opennheimer set the price target at $125 a share, the highest target to date.
The financial lure of Fastly lies in its impressive historical and projection revenue growth. Fastly saw revenue rise by 45% between 2019 -2020. Partly because of the unprecedented demand for cloud services during the pandemic. However, analysts are not expecting the music stop anytime soon as they forecast a 115% increase in revenue between now and 2022.
Despite strong revenue, bearish investors would highlight the poor earnings forecasts. Analysts are projecting FSLY to remain unprofitable for the next three years. If we put the pieces together, high revenue but low earnings screams of competition issues. Because low margins only come about if FSLY’s neighbouring companies are forcing prices down.
Overall, FSLY does hold financial risk. However, if they can sustain impressive revenue growth over the next five and not just two years, then a 2025 investment could pay off. (opinion not advice)
Summary – YIG Takeaway
Before I begin, I remind our viewers that this is not financial advice. Instead, the information above is an investment commentary from extensive research.
Overall, a pullback with a period of consolidation is the likely short-term price movement for Fastly. Because their rapid share price expansion is unsustainable, which might be why insiders sold shares in recent months. Not to mention the overall market is undergoing trimming after 2020’s gigantic bull run. However, if FSLY can stride into profitability, improve EPS, and P/E forecasts, then investors may find a resurgence in investor sentiment.
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Written by Tyger Fitzpatrick and Patrick Mc Loughlin