If you love investing in stocks you’re bound to buy some losers. But the long term shareholders of Sadbhav Infrastructure Project Limited (NSE:SADBHIN) have had an unfortunate run in the last three years. So they might be feeling emotional about the 59% share price collapse, in that time. The more recent news is of little comfort, with the share price down 55% in a year. It’s up 4.5% in the last seven days.
Sadbhav Infrastructure Project 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.
Over three years, Sadbhav Infrastructure Project grew revenue at 52% per year. That’s well above most other pre-profit companies. The share price has moved in quite the opposite direction, down 26% over that time, a bad result. This could mean hype has come out of the stock because the losses are concerning investors. But a share price drop of that magnitude could well signal that the market is overly negative on the stock.
The graphic below depicts how earnings and revenue have changed over time (unveil 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. It’s always worth keeping an eye on CEO pay, but a more important question is whether the company will grow earnings throughout the years. If you are thinking of buying or selling Sadbhav Infrastructure Project stock, you should check out this free report showing analyst profit forecasts.
A Different Perspective
Over the last year, Sadbhav Infrastructure Project shareholders took a loss of 55% , including dividends . In contrast the market gained about 9.5%. However, keep in mind that even the best stocks will sometimes underperform the market over a twelve month period. The three-year loss of 25% per year isn’t as bad as the last twelve months, suggesting that the company has not been able to convince the market it has solved its problems. We would be wary of buying into a company with unsolved problems, although some investors will buy into struggling stocks if they believe the price is sufficiently attractive. 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. Like risks, for instance. Every company has them, and we’ve spotted 3 warning signs for Sadbhav Infrastructure Project (of which 1 is potentially serious!) you should know about.
But note: Sadbhav Infrastructure Project 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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