Corporación Empresarial de Materiales de Construcción, S.A. (BME:CMC) shareholders will doubtless be very grateful to see the share price up 80% in the last week. But that doesn’t change the fact that the returns over the last half decade have been stomach churning. Five years have seen the share price descend precipitously, down a full 82%. The recent bounce might mean the long decline is over, but we are not confident. The important question is if the business itself justifies a higher share price in the long term.
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.
Given that Corporación Empresarial de Materiales de Construcción 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. When a company doesn’t make profits, we’d generally expect to see good revenue growth. Some companies are willing to postpone profitability to grow revenue faster, but in that case one does expect good top-line growth.
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A Different Perspective
We regret to report that Corporación Empresarial de Materiales de Construcción shareholders are down 49% for the year. Unfortunately, that’s worse than the broader market decline of 6.2%. 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. Regrettably, last year’s performance caps off a bad run, with the shareholders facing a total loss of 29% per year over five years. We realise that Buffett has said investors should ‘buy when there is blood on the streets’, but we caution that investors should first be sure they are buying a high quality businesses. If you would like to research Corporación Empresarial de Materiales de Construcción in more detail then you might want to take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in the company.
We will like Corporación Empresarial de Materiales de Construcción 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 ES exchanges.
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