Powerful Technologies Limited (NSE:POWERFUL) shareholders should be happy to see the share price up 19% in the last month. But that doesn’t change the fact that the returns over the last year have been stomach churning. During that time the share price has plummeted like a stone, down 79%. So it’s not that amazing to see a bit of a bounce. The bigger issue is whether the company can sustain the momentum in the long term.
We don’t think that Powerful Technologies’s modest trailing twelve month profit has the market’s full attention at the moment. We think revenue is probably a better guide. As a general rule, we think this kind of company is more comparable to loss-making stocks, since the actual profit is so low. It would be hard to believe in a more profitable future without growing revenues.
In just one year Powerful Technologies saw its revenue fall by 6.4%. That’s not what investors generally want to see. The market obviously agrees, since the share price tanked 79%. Holders should not lose the lesson: loss making companies should grow revenue. But markets do over-react, so there opportunity for investors who are willing to take the time to dig deeper and understand the business.
Balance sheet strength is crucial. It might be well worthwhile taking a look at our free report on how its financial position has changed over time.
A Different Perspective
We doubt Powerful Technologies shareholders are happy with the loss of 79% over twelve months. That falls short of the market, which lost 12%. There’s no doubt that’s a disappointment, but the stock may well have fared better in a stronger market. The share price decline has continued throughout the most recent three months, down 31%, suggesting an absence of enthusiasm from investors. Basically, most investors should be wary of buying into a poor-performing stock, unless the business itself has clearly improved. Before forming an opinion on Powerful Technologies you might want to consider these 3 valuation metrics.
Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of companies we expect will grow earnings.
Please note, the market returns quoted in this article reflect the market weighted average returns of stocks that currently trade on IN exchanges.
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