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XpresSpa Group Stock Forecast: What To Think About After 2020 Q4 Earnings

May 04, 2021 2:55 PM ETXWELL, Inc. (XWEL) Stock12 Comments
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  • Fundamentally speaking, Q4 2020 earnings from XpresSpa Group, Inc. didn't move the needle much. Strategically, they represented a clear shift.
  • Both the old and new businesses are being de-emphasized in favor of an unclear pivot to a "travel health and wellness" offering.
  • The pivot makes some sense, but it leaves value creation in the hands of an unproven management team with an unclear operating model.
  • Investors in XSPA stock now essentially are buying a startup - and even near the lows that don't look particularly attractive.

COVID-19 Testing Facility Set Up At Newark Airport For Arriving Passengers
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Before the novel coronavirus pandemic, XpresSpa Group, Inc. (XSPA) stock was a play on airport traffic. That's not to say that it was a good play.

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Comments (12)

DiveBarDerivatives profile picture
Will you be writing an updated article regarding XSPA since this is the most recent article on SA covering XSPA and a great deal has changed since publication?
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@DiveBarDerivatives I plan to, hopefully this week, but no promises. It is near the top of the list, I enjoy the story.
DiveBarDerivatives profile picture
@Vince Martin that would definitely be greatly appreciated. I've been following them since last November 2020 off and on. I can honestly say I was scratching my head for a while, to be fair, I still am. Bearish or bullish, it would be nice to see somebody take a fresh look at this since there is hardly any coverage anywhere on them. Best of luck out there, and enjoy your night!
A lot of people are stranded in the airport
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@ayaskanti well, XSPA isn't really planning to serve those people anymore, given its pivot to this tech-based travel and wellness model.
@Vince Martin Thanks, I did not know that it is only doing covid test. I see a great opportunity in airport stores. They could resume their spa service to get the best of it.

@Vince Martin their spas are open in the busiest hubs.
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Good analysis on XSPA. Thanks!
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@Verge Of Bankruptcy sure thing, it's an interesting stock, thanks for reading.
@Vince Martin Bankruptcy might be a thing of the past. ElAl airline and xspa have a partner agreement.
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