- A recent report by brokerage firm Bernstein sheds light on MicroStrategy’s potential need to liquidate its bitcoin (BTC) holdings if there are significant price corrections and debt obligations.
- If the value of MicroStrategy’s cryptocurrency assets fails to cover its debt, the company’s corporate structure might face pressure from debt agreements.
- MicroStrategy presently holds approximately 152,000 BTC in their balance sheet.
MicroStrategy’s Bitcoin Holdings
A recent report by brokerage firm Bernstein sheds light on MicroStrategy’s potential need to liquidate its bitcoin (BTC) holdings, but only under significant price corrections and certain debt obligations. Delving into the intricate balance between its digital asset wealth and impending debt obligations, the report reveals when MicroStrategy might be compelled to make a critical decision.
Presently, MicroStrategy holds approximately 152,000 BTC in their balance sheet. Higher bitcoin prices would strengthen MicroStrategy’s finances while a severe decline in bitcoin could pressure the company’s corporate structure.
Impact of Bitcoin Prices
Higher bitcoin prices would bolster MicroStrategy’s financial situation, elevate its stock price, and make debt repayment more manageable. This means that there is no necessity for selling their cryptocurrency assets. Moreover, a robust bitcoin price and increased stock value would empower the company to secure fresh debt or equity and redeem existing convertible notes.
Risks Involved with Debt Strategy
Using debt as a strategy in the volatile Bitcoin market always carries risks according to the analysts at Bernstein; with one-off forced liquidations being possible if Bitcoin experiences a substantial decline reaching exceptionally low prices. If this happens then the value of MicroStrategy’s cryptocurrency assets may not be enough cover their debts beyond June 2025 thus putting pressure on their corporate structure which may accelerate their debt repayment.