Introducing Attica Bank (ATH:TATT), The Stock That Collapsed 99%

It is doubtless a positive to see that the Attica Bank S.A. (ATH:TATT) share price has gained some 104% in the last three months. But will that heal all the wounds inflicted over 5 years of declines? Unlikely. In fact, the share price has tumbled down a mountain to land 99% lower after that period. The recent bounce might mean the long decline is over, but we are not confident. The real question is whether the business can leave its past behind and improve itself over the years ahead.

We really hope anyone holding through that price crash has a diversified portfolio. Even when you lose money, you don’t have to lose the lesson.

View our latest analysis for Attica Bank

There is no denying that markets are sometimes efficient, but prices do not always reflect underlying business performance. By comparing earnings per share (EPS) and share price changes over time, we can get a feel for how investor attitudes to a company have morphed over time.

During five years of share price growth, Attica Bank moved from a loss to profitability. That would generally be considered a positive, so we are surprised to see the share price is down. Other metrics might give us a better handle on how its value is changing over time.

In contrast to the share price, revenue has actually increased by 41% a year in the five year period. A more detailed examination of the revenue and earnings may or may not explain why the share price languishes; there could be an opportunity.

ATSE:TATT Income Statement, August 9th 2019
ATSE:TATT Income Statement, August 9th 2019

We know that Attica Bank has improved its bottom line over the last three years, but what does the future have in store? If you are thinking of buying or selling Attica Bank stock, you should check out this FREE detailed report on its balance sheet.

A Different Perspective

It’s nice to see that Attica Bank shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 78% over the last year. Notably the five-year annualised TSR loss of 59% per year compares very unfavourably with the recent share price performance. The long term loss makes us cautious, but the short term TSR gain certainly hints at a brighter future. Is Attica Bank cheap compared to other companies? These 3 valuation measures might help you decide.

We will like Attica Bank better if we see some big insider buys. While we wait, check out this free list of growing companies with considerable, recent, insider buying.

Please note, the market returns quoted in this article reflect the market weighted average returns of stocks that currently trade on GR exchanges.

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