Respiri Limited (ASX:RSH) shareholders might be concerned after seeing the share price drop 16% in the last quarter. But that doesn’t change the fact that the returns over the last three years have been pleasing. After all, the share price is up a market-beating 68% in that time.
Given that Respiri 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. When a company doesn’t make profits, we’d generally expect to see good revenue growth. That’s because fast revenue growth can be easily extrapolated to forecast profits, often of considerable size.
In the last 3 years Respiri saw its revenue grow at 22% per year. That’s much better than most loss-making companies. While the compound gain of 19% per year over three years is pretty good, you might argue it doesn’t fully reflect the strong revenue growth. So now might be the perfect time to put Respiri on your radar. If the company is trending towards profitability then it could be very interesting.
You can see how earnings and revenue have changed over time in the image below (click on the chart to see the exact values).
This free interactive report on Respiri’s balance sheet strength is a great place to start, if you want to investigate the stock further.
A Different Perspective
While it’s certainly disappointing to see that Respiri shares lost 3.9% throughout the year, that wasn’t as bad as the market loss of 20%. Of far more concern is the 5.4% p.a. loss served to shareholders over the last five years. This sort of share price action isn’t particularly encouraging, but at least the losses are slowing. 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. For instance, we’ve identified 7 warning signs for Respiri (2 are potentially serious) that you should be aware of.
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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 AU exchanges.
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