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Taking the occasional loss comes part and parcel with investing on the stock market. And there’s no doubt that Canada House Wellness Group Inc. (CNSX:CHV) stock has had a really bad year. The share price is down a hefty 55% in that time. We wouldn’t rush to judgement on Canada House Wellness Group because we don’t have a long term history to look at. Shareholders have had an even rougher run lately, with the share price down 42% in the last 90 days.
Canada House Wellness Group isn’t a profitable company, so it is unlikely we’ll see a strong correlation between its share price and its earnings per share (EPS). Arguably revenue is our next best option. When a company doesn’t make profits, we’d generally expect to see good revenue growth. That’s because fast revenue growth can be easily extrapolated to forecast profits, often of considerable size.
Canada House Wellness Group grew its revenue by 24% over the last year. That’s definitely a respectable growth rate. Meanwhile, the share price tanked 55%, suggesting the market had much higher expectations. It is of course possible that the business will still deliver strong growth, it will just take longer than expected to do it. To our minds it isn’t enough to just look at revenue, anyway. Always consider when profits will flow.
We like that insiders have been buying shares in the last twelve months. Even so, future earnings will be far more important to whether current shareholders make money. Before buying or selling a stock, we always recommend a close examination of historic growth trends, available here..
A Different Perspective
While Canada House Wellness Group shareholders are down 55% for the year, the market itself is up 0.5%. While the aim is to do better than that, it’s worth recalling that even great long-term investments sometimes underperform for a year or more. With the stock down 42% over the last three months, the market doesn’t seem to believe that the company has solved all its problems. Given the relatively short history of this stock, we’d remain pretty wary until we see some strong business performance. If you want to research this stock further, the data on insider buying is an obvious place to start. You can click here to see who has been buying shares – and the price they paid.
Canada House Wellness Group is not the only stock insiders are buying. So take a peek at this free list of growing companies with insider buying.
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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