Analysts from the multinational investment bank and financial services company Goldman Sachs Group Inc. have downgraded Coinbase Global Inc. in a note to investors on Monday. Today, Coinbase shares are down 83.68% from the stock’s all-time high (ATH) in November 2021. Goldman analyst William Nance explained that his group of market strategists believes “Coinbase will need to make substantial reductions in its cost base.”
In a note to investors, the investment bank’s lead research analyst for payments and digital assets sectors, William Nance, made a statement about the downgrade. “We believe Coinbase will need to make substantial reductions in its cost base in order to stem the resulting cash burn as retail trading activity dries up,” Nance explained. Nance has given ratings on a number of other firms recently like Western Union, Fiserv, Fidelity National Information Services, and Shift4 Payments.
Moreover, in the report, Bloomberg’s Subrat Patnaik and Matt Turner detailed that equity investors “aren’t the only ones souring on Coinbase.” “The firm’s bonds have also come under pressure, with its senior unsecured bonds maturing in 2031 among the biggest decliners in the U.S. high-yield market on Monday,” Patnaik and Turner wrote. Nance further added that the cryptocurrency exchange was facing some difficult decisions going forward.
“Coinbase faces a difficult choice between shareholder dilution and significant reductions in effective employee compensation, which could impact talent retention,” Nance remarked.
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