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Bitdeer Releases Full-Year Results For 2023 Revenue Up And Forecast For Continued Growth

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By Austin DeNoce, Benzinga

Bitdeer Technologies Group (NASDAQ: BTDR), a leader in Bitcoin mining and high-performance computing, reported its financial results for the full year ending December 31, 2023. Overall, the company showcased both growth and challenges in a market notorious for its volatility and capital intensity. With that in mind, and as competition in the space heats up, identifying the outliers capable of long-term growth is going to be critical. Here is a simplified breakdown of Bitdeers 2023 performance and what investors need to know going forward.

Financial Performance

  • Revenue Growth: Bitdeers total revenue increased to $368.6 million in 2023, up from $333.3 million in 2022. The company reports that this 10.6% growth reflects healthy growth in its operations driven primarily by its self-mining and hosting services.

  • Net Loss Reduction: Bitdeer managed to reduce its net loss from $60.4 million in 2022 to $56.7 million in 2023. Despite still operating at a loss, the reduction indicates some level of financial improvement as it gradually balances growth with efficiency. However, it should be noted that Bitdeer incurred expenses for going public, including a $33M one-time listing fee, meaning the year-over-year improvements were even better.

  • Adjusted Profit and EBITDA: While Bitdeers adjusted profit declined from $30.3 million in 2022 to $22 million in 2023, its adjusted EBITDA rose to $100.3 million from $93.2 million. Unlike competitors including Marathon Digital (NASDAQ: MARA) and Riot Platforms (NASDAQ: RIOT), Bitdeer doesnt hold bitcoins on its balance sheet, meaning its Adjusted EBITDA doesnt include mark-to-market adjustments for the value of Bitcoin. If you remove these adjustments across its peers results and compare pro-forma Adjusted EBITDA, Bitdeer reports it had the highest 2023 adjusted EBITDA in the industry.

  • Strong Cash Position: With cash and cash equivalents sitting at $144.7 million as of the end of 2023, Bitdeer appears to be in a solid liquidity position to support its operations and expansion plans.

Strategic Achievements And Future Plans

In 2023, Bitdeer achieved a significant milestone by mining 3,694 bitcoins, a 74.8% increase over the previous year. This feat was largely made possible through its expanded self-mining capacity from the energization of its Gedu data center in Bhutan as part of its ongoing efforts to diversify and grow its global mining operations.

This accomplishment also coincided with notable technological advancements, including the successful testing of its first proprietary Bitcoin mining chip, the 4nm SEAL01, If nothing else, these developments are a testament to Bitdeer's leadership in mining technology innovation.

Additionally, the company embarked on substantial infrastructure expansions in Norway and Ohio, as well as deployed an NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD H100 system. By operating across three main business lines self-mining, hash rate sharing (with a focus on Cloud Hash Rate) and offering comprehensive hosting solutions Bitdeer has broadened its reach within the Bitcoin mining market. Moreover, Bitdeer has allocated 25% of its workforce to R&D, showcasing a commitment to diversification and capturing new market opportunities.

Other Key Developments

Early this year, Bitdeer underwent a significant leadership change when its founder, Jihan Wu, stepped into the CEO role. That signaled a pivotal shift toward enhancing the company's growth and innovative capabilities, especially in the chip development space.

Further underlining its ambitious trajectory, the company announced plans to bolster its self-mining hash rate by approximately 3.4 EH/s. The move highlights Bitdeer's dedication to scaling its mining operations and solidifying its position as a stable player in an increasingly competitive industry.

Investor Takeaway

For interested investors, Bitdeers financial results could potentially present a promising picture worth looking into. As an industry leader in adjusted EBITDA (when evaluated on a pro-forma basis), the company continues to show growth potential, largely driven by technological advancements, strategic expansions and continued progress in operational efficiencies, but it will require capital to fund its growth plan. Its commitment to diversifying its revenue streams and enhancing its technological capabilities could likewise position it well for the future.

The Bitcoin mining industry is still very much a growth story and companies like Bitdeer, capable of sustainable expansion and efficiency gains, could be instrumental in that narrative over time.

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