If You Had Bought Calix (NYSE:CALX) Shares A Year Ago You’d Have Made 69%

The Calix, Inc. (NYSE:CALX) share price has had a bad week, falling 12%. But that doesn’t change the reality that over twelve months the stock has done really well. After all, the share price is up a market-beating 69% in that time.

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Given that Calix didn’t make a profit in the last twelve months, we’ll focus on revenue growth to form a quick view of its business development. Generally speaking, companies without profits are expected to grow revenue every year, and at a good clip. As you can imagine, fast revenue growth, when maintained, often leads to fast profit growth.

In the last year Calix saw its revenue grow by 1.2%. That’s not a very high growth rate considering it doesn’t make profits. In keeping with the revenue growth, the share price gained 69% in that time. While not a huge gain tht seems pretty reasonable. Given the market doesn’t seem too excited about the stock, a closer look at the financial data could pay off, if you can find indications of a stronger growth trend in the future.

The company’s revenue and earnings (over time) are depicted in the image below (click to see the exact numbers).

NYSE:CALX Income Statement May 15th 2020
NYSE:CALX Income Statement May 15th 2020

It’s good to see that there was some significant insider buying in the last three months. That’s a positive. On the other hand, we think the revenue and earnings trends are much more meaningful measures of the business. So it makes a lot of sense to check out what analysts think Calix will earn in the future (free profit forecasts).

A Different Perspective

We’re pleased to report that Calix shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 69% over one year. That’s better than the annualised return of 7.0% over half a decade, implying that the company is doing better recently. Given the share price momentum remains strong, it might be worth taking a closer look at the stock, lest you miss an opportunity. I find it very interesting to look at share price over the long term as a proxy for business performance. But to truly gain insight, we need to consider other information, too. Consider for instance, the ever-present spectre of investment risk. We’ve identified 3 warning signs with Calix , and understanding them should be part of your investment process.

Calix is not the only stock that insiders are buying. For those who like to find winning investments this free list of growing companies with recent insider purchasing, could be just the ticket.

Please note, the market returns quoted in this article reflect the market weighted average returns of stocks that currently trade on US exchanges.

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