Stocks I Own – May 23, 2023: Castor Maritime, Toro Corp, Kingsoft Cloud, Zoom Video Communications, and Nanox Financial Results

Today’s blog post focuses on the first quarter financial results of five companies whose stocks I currently own. Castor Maritime reported net income of $10.8 million, and completed a spin-off of its tanker business on March 7, 2023. Toro Corp reported net income of $22.0 million, while Kingsoft Cloud announced unaudited financial results for the first quarter of 2023. Zoom Video Communications also reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2024, and Nanox announced their first quarter of 2023 financial results along with a business update. Let’s dive into the details for each company and see how they performed

Castor Maritime Inc. Announces Q1 Fiscal Year 2023 Results

Castor Maritime Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRM), a diversified global shipping company, has announced its results for the three months ended March 31, 2023. Despite the total vessel revenues from continuing operations decreasing by 35.2%, the company still managed to generate a net income of $10.8 million. However, there was a significant decrease in net (loss)/income from continuing operations by 135%. The earnings per common share also took a hit, decreasing to $(0.07) per share.

The company’s EBITDA from continuing operations and adjusted EBITDA also decreased from 24.2 million in Q1 of the previous fiscal year to 1.6 million and 9.3 million, respectively. Castor Maritime Inc. stated that the Spin-Off of its Aframax/LR2 and Handysize tanker segments to a new Nasdaq-listed company, Toro Corp., marked the beginning of a new chapter for the company. Following the Spin-Off, the results of the tanker business are reported as discontinued operations for all periods presented.

Given the decrease in revenues and net income, it may be wise for investors to consider selling their stocks in Castor Maritime Inc. However, it’s important to keep in mind that the company is still generating a positive net income and has a substantial amount of cash and restricted cash of $72.5 million. As always, it’s important for investors to do their own research and make the best decision for their portfolio.

Toro Corp. Releases Impressive First Quarter Results

Toro Corp. (NASDAQ: TORO) has announced its first-quarter results for the three months ended March 31, 2023, reporting total vessel revenues of $31.2 million, an increase of 85.7% from the same period in 2022. The company’s net income grew by 1,733.3% to $22.0 million, while Earnings Per Common Share surged to $2.29 per share, compared to $0.13 per share last year.

The CEO of Toro, Mr. Petros Panagiotidis, was pleased with the results and optimistic about the future. “We enjoyed a robust charter market in tankers during the quarter, which allowed us to enjoy a record net income,” he said. Toro’s recent acquisitions of four modern LPG vessels signify its entry into the gas market, which offers promising prospects.

As a shareholder, I am impressed with Toro’s success in the energy transportation services industry and their positive outlook for growth. With Toro’s strong financial results and diversification into gas transportation, I recommend holding onto this stock. Investors should keep a close eye on future acquisitions and partnerships Toro might engage in, which could further increase its revenue streams in the energy transportation market.

Overall, Toro’s strong Q1 2023 results and its entry into new markets showcase its growth potential, and I believe Toro has both short-term and long-term potential for growth in the energy industry.

Kingsoft Cloud Announces Q1 2023 Financial Results

Kingsoft Cloud, a leading independent cloud service provider in China, has announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2023. The company reported total revenue of RMB1,864.4 million (US$271.51 million), a 14.2% decrease from the same period in 2022. However, the adjusted gross margin increased for a fourth consecutive quarter, reaching a historical high of 10.4%, up 6.6 percentage points YoY. The gross profit and margin for public cloud and enterprise cloud services were also provided separately, showing a significant improvement in effectiveness.

As an investor in Kingsoft Cloud, I am pleased to see their profitability further improve steadily in the first quarter. The company remains committed to their high-quality and sustainable development strategy, centered around their clients, technology, and management of operations. I believe that they are on track to quarterly adjusted EBITDA breakeven, and their strategy is proving to be effective.

Based on this positive news, I recommend buying Kingsoft Cloud stock. I believe that the company’s focus on technology and their commitment to their clients give them a competitive advantage in the Chinese cloud service market. Additionally, their steady improvement in profitability is a promising sign for the future.

Overall, I am optimistic about the future of Kingsoft Cloud and the potential for their continued success in the Chinese cloud service market. As always, I will continue to monitor the company’s performance and adjust my investment strategy accordingly.

Zoom Video Communications Exceeds Q1 Expectations with Growing Enterprise Revenue

Zoom Video Communications (NASDAQ: ZM) reported total revenue of $1,105.4 million for the first fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2023, which is up 3% year over year as reported and 5% in constant currency. The company’s Enterprise revenue saw significant growth, going up by 13% year over year to $632.0 million. However, Online revenue was down by 8% year over year to $473.4 million. The number of customers contributing more than $100,000 in trailing 12 months revenue, meanwhile, went up by 23% year over year.

According to Eric S. Yuan, Zoom’s Founder and CEO, “Our customers see Zoom as mission-critical in how they collaborate internally and externally across the globe.” Their customers’ relationship with the company helped them exceed guidance due to its Enterprise growth and stabilizing Online revenue, while driving greater efficiencies in their business to deliver strong profitability and free cash flow margin.

In my personal opinion, Zoom continues to prove that it is a strong player in the video communication industry. I believe the company’s dedication to innovating features such as AI to help make interactions more meaningful and communications more effective is a positive step towards staying ahead of the competition. These figures are also a strong indication that Zoom is on the right track to continue growing its Enterprise revenue and its customer base moving forward.

Given the positive outcome of Zoom’s Q1 sales, I would recommend buyers to hold onto their current stock. The increase in Enterprise revenue and the company’s solid start this year that led them to raise their outlook for fiscal year 2024 are both promising factors that signify potential growth in the future.

arketing the Nanox.ARC as a new revolutionary medical imaging technology. As a result, we generated $2.4 million in revenue, a 33% increase compared to the same period last year. Additionally, the FDA granted clearance to market the Nanox.ARC system intended for use in imaging the human musculoskeletal system on adult patients in a medical environment. Further, we received ISO 13485 certification for our Korean fabrication facility, highlighting our commitment to quality in the development and sales of X-Ray tubes for medical use.

We are also excited to announce that we have established a demo center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for the Nanox.ARC system, and we are working to obtain an import license during the second quarter of 2023. Furthermore, we entered into a three-year distribution pre-sale agreement with Vital Tech SARL to deploy 270 Nanox.ARC units in the Kingdom of Morocco, which is a significant milestone for the Company.

Overall, I am optimistic about Nanox’s progress towards global supply chain development in the medical imaging technology industry. With the FDA clearance and ISO certification, the Company is well-positioned to expand its market presence and commercialize its innovative technology further. I recommend buying NNOX stock, given the Company’s strong financial performance and strategic partnerships.

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