Unfortunately, investing is risky - companies can and do go bankrupt. On the other hand, if you find a high quality business to buy (at the right price) you can more than double your money! For example, the Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. (TSE:EGLX) share price has soared 222% in the last year. Most would be very happy with that, especially in just one year! Better yet, the share price has gained 297% in the last quarter. We'll need to follow Enthusiast Gaming Holdings for a while to get a better sense of its share price trend, since it hasn't been listed for particularly long.
Enthusiast Gaming Holdings isn't currently profitable, so most analysts would look to revenue growth to get an idea of how fast the underlying business is growing. Shareholders of unprofitable companies usually expect strong revenue growth. That's because fast revenue growth can be easily extrapolated to forecast profits, often of considerable size.
Enthusiast Gaming Holdings grew its revenue by 1,177% last year. That's well above most other pre-profit companies. Meanwhile, the market has paid attention, sending the share price soaring 222% in response. It's great to see strong revenue growth, but the question is whether it can be sustained. The strong share price rise indicates optimism, so there may be a better opportunity for buyers as the hype fades a bit.
You can see below how earnings and revenue have changed over time (discover the exact values by clicking on the image).
We like that insiders have been buying shares in the last twelve months. Having said that, most people consider earnings and revenue growth trends to be a more meaningful guide to the business. This free report showing analyst forecasts should help you form a view on Enthusiast Gaming Holdings
A Different Perspective
Enthusiast Gaming Holdings boasts a total shareholder return of 222% for the last year. And the share price momentum remains respectable, with a gain of 297% in the last three months. Demand for the stock from multiple parties is pushing the price higher; it could be that word is getting out about its virtues as a business. 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 4 warning signs for Enthusiast Gaming 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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