Introducing ALK-Abelló (CPH:ALK B), A Stock That Climbed 84% In The Last Five Years

It hasn’t been the best quarter for ALK-Abelló A/S (CPH:ALK B) shareholders, since the share price has fallen 15% in that time. Looking further back, the stock has generated good profits over five years. Its return of 84% has certainly bested the market return!

Check out our latest analysis for ALK-Abelló

ALK-Abelló isn’t currently profitable, so most analysts would look to revenue growth to get an idea of how fast the underlying business is growing. Generally speaking, companies without profits are expected to grow revenue every year, and at a good clip. That’s because fast revenue growth can be easily extrapolated to forecast profits, often of considerable size.

For the last half decade, ALK-Abelló can boast revenue growth at a rate of 5.0% per year. Put simply, that growth rate fails to impress. The modest growth is probably broadly reflected in the share price, which is up 13%, per year over 5 years. The business could be one worth watching but we generally prefer faster revenue growth.

CPSE:ALK B Income Statement, September 12th 2019
CPSE:ALK B Income Statement, September 12th 2019

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A Dividend Lost

The share price return figures discussed above don’t include the value of dividends paid previously, but the total shareholder return (TSR) does. In some ways, TSR is a better measure of how well an investment has performed. Over the last 5 years, ALK-Abelló generated a TSR of 87%, which is, of course, better than the share price return. Although the company had to cut dividends, it has paid cash to shareholders in the past.

A Different Perspective

It’s nice to see that ALK-Abelló shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 17% over the last year. That gain is better than the annual TSR over five years, which is 13%. Therefore it seems like sentiment around the company has been positive lately. Given the share price momentum remains strong, it might be worth taking a closer look at the stock, lest you miss an opportunity. Shareholders might want to examine this detailed historical graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow.

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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 DK exchanges.

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