Trump Media Stock Falls Over 10%, Hits All-Time Low

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Trump Media’s Stock Performance

Trump Media & Technology Group saw its stock fall by over 10% on Friday, reaching its lowest point since its debut on the Nasdaq under the ticker DJT on March 26th. Shares in Trump Media, the entity behind former President Donald Trump’s social media platform Truth Social, were trading at $41.08 mid-afternoon Friday, resulting in the company having a market capitalization of $5.62 billion. This figure represented a significant decline of more than $2 billion from its initial trading day.

Market Cap Fluctuations and Analyst Comments

Trump Media experienced a rapid rise in its market capitalization to over $8 billion after its merger with Digital World Acquisition Corp, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). Analysts noted that this surge was driven more by support for Trump rather than the company’s actual business fundamentals. Some analysts even compared Trump Media to the likes of “meme stocks” such as GameStop, AMC, and Reddit.

“Meme stocks” are characterized by shares that gain immense popularity online and are heavily traded by retail and individual investors, causing prices to skyrocket regardless of the company’s financial performance or prospects.

Despite its initial success, Trump Media’s stock had already plummeted by more than 20% earlier in the week. This decline was triggered by the company’s recent financial disclosures, including a reported loss from operations of nearly $16 million and interest expenses amounting to $39.4 million. In contrast, the company only generated $4.1 million in revenue during the same period, as highlighted in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Financial Challenges and Future Prospects

According to the SEC filing, Trump Media acknowledged that it currently lacks the necessary financial resources to sustain its operations for an extended period. The company specified a timeline of one year from the disclosure date, raising significant uncertainties about its ability to continue functioning. Furthermore, Trump Media anticipates ongoing operational losses and negative cash flow for the foreseeable future.

It’s worth noting that former President Donald Trump holds a substantial 57.3% stake in Trump Media, underscoring his direct involvement and interest in the company’s performance and strategic direction.

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