Is Shopify Stock Worth the Risk Despite an 80% Drop?

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With the significant drop, the question remains: Is Shopify stock (NYSE:SHOP) worth the risk?

The Nasdaq is 32% lower than its late-year high. That is not when most individuals consider investments that have the potential to be great winners. But maybe it should be. Stocks are undoubtedly down for a cause.

Shopify Stock Returning to Normalcy

In every slump, some firms will recapture their glory and see their stock prices rocket above prior highs. Shopify stock (NYSE:SHOP) has the potential to be one of them over time. Examining the figures reveals how much momentum the firm has lost and what it can do to regain it.

From July 2020 to March 2021, sales more than doubled due to increased internet buying during the epidemic. Then came three-quarters of over 50% increase. However, Shopify’s top-line growth in the last two quarters was just 21% and 15%, respectively.

A Strong Company with Great Potential

Bringing those operational expenses back into line will be difficult. The aforementioned layoffs occurred in July and affected 10% of the workforce or around 1,000 individuals. Morale may suffer as a result. However, between 2019 and 2021, Shopify more than quadrupled its workforce to almost 10,000 people. It is unlikely that the added manpower would impair operations or product development.

Taking a step back from the most recent figures, Shopify’s suite of products is still being adopted by many clients. Since before the epidemic, gross merchandise volume (GMV) – the total dollars of transactions enabled by the Shopify platform – has increased by 55% each year. Despite being disappointing, growth in the most recent quarter was still stronger than both online and overall retail sales in the United States, according to the business. Over that time, Shopify Capital expanded at a 56% annualized rate. The company’s payments solution grew at a compounded rate of 67%. Growth should alleviate expenditure difficulties over time as more firms come to its platform and engage with its goods.

What to Expect in the Approaching Quarters

Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) is constantly innovating for its customers. And those clients are still using the platform to maintain and expand their companies. If that does not change, and it can keep expenses under control without jeopardizing growth, Spotify stock (NYSE:SHOP) is likely to be an appealing risk-reward proposition at this stage.

Of course, with dark clouds looming over the economy, things might get worse before they get better. I’m prepared to take the long view for one of the world’s most significant – and customer-focused – e-commerce firms.

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