Did You Miss AcuityAds Holdings' (TSE:AT) Whopping 608% Share Price Gain?

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Simply Wall St
Published
November 06, 2020
TSX:AT

Buying shares in the best businesses can build meaningful wealth for you and your family. And we've seen some truly amazing gains over the years. To wit, the AcuityAds Holdings Inc. (TSE:AT) share price has soared 608% over five years. This just goes to show the value creation that some businesses can achieve. On top of that, the share price is up 208% in about a quarter.

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

View our latest analysis for AcuityAds Holdings

Given that AcuityAds Holdings 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 it's hard to be confident a company will be sustainable if revenue growth is negligible, and it never makes a profit.

For the last half decade, AcuityAds Holdings can boast revenue growth at a rate of 36% per year. That's well above most pre-profit companies. Arguably, this is well and truly reflected in the strong share price gain of 48%(per year) over the same period. It's never too late to start following a top notch stock like AcuityAds Holdings, since some long term winners go on winning for decades. So we'd recommend you take a closer look at this one, but keep in mind the market seems optimistic.

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

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TSX:AT Earnings and Revenue Growth November 6th 2020

We're pleased to report that the CEO is remunerated more modestly than most CEOs at similarly capitalized companies. But while CEO remuneration is always worth checking, the really important question is whether the company can grow earnings going forward. So it makes a lot of sense to check out what analysts think AcuityAds Holdings will earn in the future (free profit forecasts).

A Different Perspective

It's good to see that AcuityAds Holdings has rewarded shareholders with a total shareholder return of 411% in the last twelve months. Since the one-year TSR is better than the five-year TSR (the latter coming in at 48% per year), it would seem that the stock's performance has improved in recent times. Given the share price momentum remains strong, it might be worth taking a closer look at the stock, lest you miss an opportunity. 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. For example, we've discovered 3 warning signs for AcuityAds Holdings that you should be aware of before investing here.

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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 CA exchanges.

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