Long term investing can be life changing when you buy and hold the truly great businesses. And highest quality companies can see their share prices grow by huge amounts. For example, the Kornit Digital Ltd. (NASDAQ:KRNT) share price is up a whopping 443% in the last half decade, a handsome return for long term holders. And this is just one example of the epic gains achieved by some long term investors. Also pleasing for shareholders was the 26% gain in the last three months. But this could be related to the strong market, which is up 15% in the last three months.
Kornit Digital isn’t currently profitable, so most analysts would look to revenue growth to get an idea of how fast the underlying business is growing. Shareholders of unprofitable companies usually expect strong revenue growth. As you can imagine, fast revenue growth, when maintained, often leads to fast profit growth.
In the last 5 years Kornit Digital saw its revenue grow at 16% per year. Even measured against other revenue-focussed companies, that’s a good result. Fortunately, the market has not missed this, and has pushed the share price up by 40% per year in that time. It’s never too late to start following a top notch stock like Kornit Digital, since some long term winners go on winning for decades. On the face of it, this looks lke a good opportunity, although we note sentiment seems very positive already.
You can see below how earnings and revenue have changed over time (discover the exact values by clicking on the image).
It’s probably worth noting that the CEO is paid less than the median at similar sized companies. But while CEO remuneration is always worth checking, the really important question is whether the company can grow earnings going forward. If you are thinking of buying or selling Kornit Digital stock, you should check out this free report showing analyst profit forecasts.
A Different Perspective
We’re pleased to report that Kornit Digital shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 119% over one year. Since the one-year TSR is better than the five-year TSR (the latter coming in at 40% per year), it would seem that the stock’s performance has improved in recent times. In the best case scenario, this may hint at some real business momentum, implying that now could be a great time to delve deeper. While it is well worth considering the different impacts that market conditions can have on the share price, there are other factors that are even more important. Consider risks, for instance. Every company has them, and we’ve spotted 1 warning sign for Kornit Digital you should know about.
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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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