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Introducing Silex Systems (ASX:SLX), A Stock That Climbed 84% In The Last Five Years

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When we invest, we're generally looking for stocks that outperform the market average. Buying under-rated businesses is one path to excess returns. To wit, the Silex Systems share price has climbed 84% in five years, easily topping the market return of 24% (ignoring dividends).

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Because Silex Systems made a loss in the last twelve months, we think the market is probably more focussed on revenue and revenue growth, at least for now. When a company doesn't make profits, we'd generally expect to see good 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.

Over the last half decade Silex Systems' revenue has actually been trending down at about 25% per year. Despite the lack of revenue growth, the stock has returned a respectable 13%, compound, over that time. 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 (discover the exact values by clicking on the image).

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ASX:SLX Earnings and Revenue Growth December 29th 2020

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A Different Perspective

We're pleased to report that Silex Systems shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 84% over one year. That's better than the annualised return of 13% over half a decade, implying that the company is doing better recently. In the best case scenario, this may hint at some real business momentum, implying that now could be a great time to delve deeper. 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. Take risks, for example - Silex Systems has 4 warning signs (and 1 which shouldn't be ignored) we think you should know about.

But note: Silex Systems 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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