Marley Spoon's (ASX:MMM) Wonderful 540% Share Price Increase Shows How Capitalism Can Build Wealth

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Simply Wall St
Published
March 19, 2021
ASX:MMM

Marley Spoon AG (ASX:MMM) shareholders have seen the share price descend 10% over the month. But over the last year the share price has taken off like one of Elon Musk's rockets. Few could complain about the impressive 540% rise, throughout the period. So the recent fall isn't enough to negate the good performance. Of course, winners often do keep winning, so there may be more gains to come (if the business fundamentals stack up).

It really delights us to see such great share price performance for investors.

View our latest analysis for Marley Spoon

Given that Marley Spoon 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. Shareholders of unprofitable companies usually expect strong revenue growth. That's because it's hard to be confident a company will be sustainable if revenue growth is negligible, and it never makes a profit.

Marley Spoon grew its revenue by 96% last year. That's a head and shoulders above most loss-making companies. But the share price has really rocketed in response gaining 540% as previously mentioned. Even the most bullish shareholders might be thinking that the share price might drop back a bit, after a gain like that. So this looks like a great watchlist candidate for investors who look for high growth inflexion points.

You can see below how earnings and revenue have changed over time (discover the exact values by clicking on the image).

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ASX:MMM Earnings and Revenue Growth March 19th 2021

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

A Different Perspective

Marley Spoon shareholders should be happy with the total gain of 540% over the last twelve months. The more recent returns haven't been as impressive as the longer term returns, coming in at just 1.9%. Having said that, we doubt shareholders would be concerned. It seems the market is simply waiting on more information, because if the business delivers so will the share price (eventually). I find it very interesting to look at share price over the long term as a proxy for business performance. But to truly gain insight, we need to consider other information, too. Take risks, for example - Marley Spoon has 1 warning sign we think you should be aware of.

But note: Marley Spoon may not be the best stock to buy. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies with past earnings growth (and further growth forecast).

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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