The Novatti Group (ASX:NOV) Share Price Is Up 96% And Shareholders Are Holding On

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Simply Wall St
Published
June 09, 2020
ASX:NOV

By buying an index fund, you can roughly match the market return with ease. But if you choose individual stocks with prowess, you can make superior returns. Just take a look at Novatti Group Limited (ASX:NOV), which is up 96%, over three years, soundly beating the market return of 3.0% (not including dividends). However, more recent returns haven't been as impressive as that, with the stock returning just 29% in the last year.

View our latest analysis for Novatti Group

Given that Novatti Group 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. Generally speaking, companies without profits are expected to grow revenue every year, and at a good clip. That's because fast revenue growth can be easily extrapolated to forecast profits, often of considerable size.

Over the last three years Novatti Group has grown its revenue at 49% annually. That's well above most pre-profit companies. The share price rise of 25% per year throughout that time is nice to see, and given the revenue growth, that gain seems somewhat justified. If that's the case, now might be the time to take a close look at Novatti Group. If the company is trending towards profitability then it could be very interesting.

The graphic below depicts how earnings and revenue have changed over time (unveil the exact values by clicking on the image).

ASX:NOV Income Statement June 9th 2020
ASX:NOV Income Statement June 9th 2020

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A Different Perspective

We're pleased to report that Novatti Group rewarded shareholders with a total shareholder return of 29% over the last year. That's better than the annualized TSR of 25% over the last three years. These improved returns 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. Consider for instance, the ever-present spectre of investment risk. We've identified 5 warning signs with Novatti Group (at least 2 which can't be ignored) , and understanding them should be part of your investment process.

Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of companies we expect will grow earnings.

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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