It is a pleasure to report that the SenSen Networks Limited (ASX:SNS) is up 50% in the last quarter. But that cannot eclipse the less-than-impressive returns over the last three years. In fact, the share price is down 25% in the last three years, falling well short of the market return.
SenSen Networks isn't currently profitable, so most analysts would look to revenue growth to get an idea of how fast the underlying business is growing. Generally speaking, companies without profits are expected to grow revenue every year, and at a good clip. Some companies are willing to postpone profitability to grow revenue faster, but in that case one does expect good top-line growth.
In the last three years, SenSen Networks saw its revenue grow by 9.1% per year, compound. That's a pretty good rate of top-line growth. Shareholders have endured a share price decline of 8% per year. So the market has definitely lost some love for the stock. However, that's in the past now, and it's the future is more important - and the future looks brighter (based on revenue, anyway).
You can see how earnings and revenue have changed over time in the image below (click on the chart to see the exact values).
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A Different Perspective
Pleasingly, SenSen Networks' total shareholder return last year was 23%. That certainly beats the loss of about 8% per year over three years. The optimist would say this is evidence that the stock has bottomed, and better days lie ahead. 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. Case in point: We've spotted 6 warning signs for SenSen Networks you should be aware of, and 2 of them don't sit too well with us.
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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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