Some Kraken Robotics Inc. (CVE:PNG) shareholders are probably rather concerned to see the share price fall 46% over the last three months. Looking further back, the stock has generated good profits over five years. It has returned a market beating 68% in that time. While the long term returns are impressive, we do have some sympathy for those who bought more recently, given the 64% drop, in the last year.
Kraken Robotics isn’t currently profitable, so most analysts would look to revenue growth to get an idea of how fast the underlying business is growing. When a company doesn’t make profits, we’d generally expect to see good revenue growth. That’s because fast revenue growth can be easily extrapolated to forecast profits, often of considerable size.
In the last 5 years Kraken Robotics saw its revenue grow at 37% per year. That’s well above most pre-profit companies. It’s good to see that the stock has 11%, but not entirely surprising given revenue shows strong growth. If the strong revenue growth continues, we’d expect the share price to follow, in time. Opportunity lies where the market hasn’t fully priced growth in the underlying business.
The company’s revenue and earnings (over time) are depicted in the image below (click to see the exact numbers).
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 lost about 29% in the twelve months, Kraken Robotics shareholders did even worse, losing 64%. However, it could simply be that the share price has been impacted by broader market jitters. It might be worth keeping an eye on the fundamentals, in case there’s a good opportunity. Longer term investors wouldn’t be so upset, since they would have made 11%, 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. 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. For instance, we’ve identified 6 warning signs for Kraken Robotics (2 shouldn’t be ignored) that you should be aware of.
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