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Unfortunately, investing is risky – companies can and do go bankrupt. On the other hand, if you find a high quality business to buy (at the right price) you can more than double your money! For example, the FarmaForce Limited (ASX:FFC) share price had more than doubled in just one year – up 154%. It’s also good to see the share price up 88% over the last quarter. Zooming out, the stock is actually down 3.2% in the last three years.
To paraphrase Benjamin Graham: Over the short term the market is a voting machine, but over the long term it’s a weighing machine. 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 the last year FarmaForce grew its earnings per share, moving from a loss to a profit. When a company is just on the edge of profitability it can be well worth considering other metrics in order to more precisely gauge growth (and therefore understand share price movements).
We think that the revenue growth of 106% could have some investors interested. Many businesses do go through a faze where they have to forgo some profits to drive business development, and sometimes its for the best.
Depicted in the graphic below, you’ll see revenue and earnings over time. If you want more detail, you can click on the chart itself.
If you are thinking of buying or selling FarmaForce stock, you should check out this FREE detailed report on its balance sheet.
A Different Perspective
We’re pleased to report that FarmaForce rewarded shareholders with a total shareholder return of 154% over the last year. That certainly beats the loss of about 1.1% per year over three years. It could well be that the business has turned around — or else regained the confidence of investors. Most investors take the time to check the data on insider transactions. You can click here to see if insiders have been buying or selling.
Of course FarmaForce may not be the best stock to buy. So you may wish to see this free collection of growth stocks.
Please note, the market returns quoted in this article reflect the market weighted average returns of stocks that currently trade on AU exchanges.
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