2 Oct 2023

MicroStrategy has been able to outperform the underlying Bitcoin price mostly because of its use of leverage

Specifically, $MSTR took on a total of $2.2 billion in debt to purchase its BTC, the earliest of which matures at the end of 2025. This debt has a blended interest rate of only 1.6%. The markets in 2021 were distorted, and $MSTR capitalized by offering $1.05 billion in convertible debt with a 2027 maturity at 0%, which it used to buy $BTC. In other words, MSTR was able to borrow $1.05 billion until 2027 at 0% interest! This $2.2 billion of debt finances a $BTC position with a current market value of $4.3 billion. Source: Mark Harvey


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