Imagine Owning Alfio Bardolla Training Group (BIT:ABTG) While The Price Tanked 63%

The nature of investing is that you win some, and you lose some. And there’s no doubt that Alfio Bardolla Training Group S.p.A. (BIT:ABTG) stock has had a really bad year. The share price has slid 63% in that time. Alfio Bardolla Training Group hasn’t been listed for long, so although we’re wary of recent listings that perform poorly, it may still prove itself with time. The falls have accelerated recently, with the share price down 20% in the last three months.

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We don’t think Alfio Bardolla Training Group’s revenue of €10,060,861 is enough to establish significant demand. You have to wonder why venture capitalists aren’t funding it. So it seems that the investors focused more on what could be, than paying attention to the current revenues (or lack thereof). Investors will be hoping that Alfio Bardolla Training Group can make progress and gain better traction for the business, before it runs low on cash.

Companies that lack both meaningful revenue and profits are usually considered high risk. There is usually a significant chance that they will need more money for business development, putting them at the mercy of capital markets. So the share price itself impacts the value of the shares (as it determines the cost of capital). While some such companies go on to make revenue, profits, and generate value, others get hyped up by hopeful naifs before eventually going bankrupt. It certainly is a dangerous place to invest, as Alfio Bardolla Training Group investors might realise.

Our data indicates that Alfio Bardolla Training Group had €2,003,343 more in total liabilities than it had cash, when it last reported in June 2018. That puts it in the highest risk category, according to our analysis. But since the share price has dived -63% in the last year, it looks like some investors think it’s time to abandon ship, so to speak. You can click on the image below to see (in greater detail) how Alfio Bardolla Training Group’s cash levels have changed over time.

BIT:ABTG Historical Debt, May 22nd 2019
BIT:ABTG Historical Debt, May 22nd 2019

Of course, the truth is that it is hard to value companies without much revenue or profit. What if insiders are ditching the stock hand over fist? I’d like that just about as much as I like to drink milk and fruit juice mixed together. It costs nothing but a moment of your time to see if we are picking up on any insider selling.

A Different Perspective

Alfio Bardolla Training Group shareholders are down 63% for the year (even including dividends), even worse than the market loss of 5.8%. That’s disappointing, but it’s worth keeping in mind that the market-wide selling wouldn’t have helped. The share price decline has continued throughout the most recent three months, down 20%, suggesting an absence of enthusiasm from investors. Given the relatively short history of this stock, we’d remain pretty wary until we see some strong business performance. Shareholders might want to examine this detailed historical graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow.

But note: Alfio Bardolla Training Group may not be the best stock to buy. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies with past earnings growth (and further growth forecast).

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