Should Bonso Electronics International (NASDAQ:BNSO) Be Disappointed With Their 48% Profit?

Bonso Electronics International Inc. (NASDAQ:BNSO) shareholders might be concerned after seeing the share price drop 19% in the last month. On the bright side the share price is up over the last half decade. Unfortunately its return of 48% is below the market return of 65%.

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Given that Bonso Electronics International didn’t make a profit in the last twelve months, we’ll focus on revenue growth to form a quick view of its business development. 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.

In the last 5 years Bonso Electronics International saw its revenue shrink by 24% per year. Even though revenue hasn’t increased, the stock actually gained 8.2%, per year, during the same period. To us that suggests that there probably isn’t a lot of correlation between the past revenue performance and the share price, but a closer look at analyst forecasts and the bottom line may well explain a lot.

You can see below how earnings and revenue have changed over time.

NasdaqCM:BNSO Income Statement, November 26th 2019
NasdaqCM:BNSO Income Statement, November 26th 2019

You can see how its balance sheet has strengthened (or weakened) over time in this free interactive graphic.

A Different Perspective

While the broader market gained around 19% in the last year, Bonso Electronics International shareholders lost 13%. However, keep in mind that even the best stocks will sometimes underperform the market over a twelve month period. Longer term investors wouldn’t be so upset, since they would have made 8.2%, each year, over five years. It could be that the recent sell-off is an opportunity, so it may be worth checking the fundamental data for signs of a long term growth trend. 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 US exchanges.

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