Another day, another explosive performance from Ammo (NASDAQ:POWW).
In Wednesday trading, shares of the ammunition manufacturer are shooting up 31.4% (as of 10:50 a.m. EST). There's no actual "new" news to report today, however, so it would appear that what we're seeing today is simply a continuation of the momentum from yesterday's announcement of a quarterly sales projection.
To recap, yesterday Ammo doubled down on its promise of a "nearly 500% year-over-year increase" in Q3 sales by promising a 317% increase in Q4 sales -- and a 293% increase for fiscal 2021 as a whole.
Investors are now cluing in to all the triple digits in these projections and getting pretty excited over the prospects.
Before you get too excited, though, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. First of all, Ammo stock may be approaching $7 a share today, but as recently as a year ago, Ammo was trading close to penny stock prices -- just a buck and change. And the reason investors valued Ammo stock so lowly (I assume) was that in its entire history as a public company, Ammo has never earned a profit.
That hasn't changed.
Whether selling barely $1 million worth of ammo in 2017, or $27 million-plus over the past year, Ammo still hasn't quite figured out how to make a profit from this business, and it hasn't promised to make a profit this year, either. So...caveat investor.