Palantir Technologies Inc (PLTR) is a very interesting company that appears to be overvalued on the surface. As a matter of fact, that's exactly what we thought when we first came across the company. Its price-to-sales multiple is almost 40x and it has negative operating income. Although the loss comes from stock-based compensation which isn't a cash expense, it still dilutes shareholders. However, when looking more closely, it appears that Palantir may actually be reasonably priced.
In this article, we won't go into too much detail on what Palantir does as there are many articles already written in great detail explaining that. In short, Palantir develops advanced data analytics platforms which are customized to each client's unique needs. They have no "out of the box, ready to go" platform to which any company can just subscribe and start using. As a result, the company focuses on few very large customers.
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