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EVgo shares upgraded by RBC Capital, citing revnue growth potential

EditorEmilio Ghigini
Published 03/07/2024, 06:04 AM
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On Thursday, RBC Capital made a notable change to its rating for EVgo Inc. (NASDAQ:EVGO), shifting from Sector Perform to Outperform, albeit with a revised price target lowered to $4.00 from the previous $5.00. This adjustment comes in the wake of recognizing the potential for the company to further cement its competitive edge.

The analyst at RBC Capital cited the current market conditions, including sluggish electric vehicle (EV) demand and a high-interest rate environment, as factors that could impede smaller competitors, thereby offering EVgo an opportunity to expand its competitive moat. The analyst highlighted the company's ability to continue pursuing disciplined investment opportunities and to increase revenues as both utilization and charging rates move higher.

The report also introduced a Speculative Risk rating, acknowledging the continued share price volatility associated with EVgo. The rationale behind the upgrade emphasizes that EVgo, as a network owner and operator, is well-positioned to outperform peers who do not own or operate networks.

The revised price target of $4.00 reflects a more conservative outlook on the company's top-line growth. Despite the reduction, the new target suggests confidence in EVgo's ability to navigate through the challenging environment and leverage its strategic advantages to foster growth.

RBC Capital's updated stance on EVgo underscores the potential for the company to leverage its established infrastructure and market presence in a landscape where smaller players may struggle to keep pace.

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