For us, stock picking is in large part the hunt for the truly magnificent stocks. But when you hold the right stock for the right time period, the rewards can be truly huge. Take, for example, the Eastwood Bio-Medical Canada Inc. (CVE:EBM) share price, which skyrocketed 1892% over three years. It's also good to see the share price up 79% over the last quarter.
It really delights us to see such great share price performance for investors.
Because Eastwood Bio-Medical Canada made a loss in the last twelve months, we think the market is probably more focussed on revenue and revenue growth, at least for now. When a company doesn't make profits, we'd generally expect to see good revenue growth. 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 3 years Eastwood Bio-Medical Canada saw its revenue grow at 42% per year. That's well above most pre-profit companies. In light of this attractive revenue growth, it seems somewhat appropriate that the share price has been rocketing, boasting a gain of 171% per year, over the same period. It's always tempting to take profits after a share price gain like that, but high-growth companies like Eastwood Bio-Medical Canada can sometimes sustain strong growth for many years. So we'd recommend you take a closer look at this one, or even put it on your watchlist.
The graphic below depicts how earnings and revenue have changed over time (unveil the exact values by clicking on the image).
Fundamentally, investors are buying a company's future earnings, but the stability of the business can influence the price they're willing to pay. For example, we've discovered 4 warning signs for Eastwood Bio-Medical Canada (of which 1 is major) which any shareholder or potential investor should be aware of.
A Different Perspective
The last twelve months weren't great for Eastwood Bio-Medical Canada shares, which cost holders 54%, while the market was up about 18%. However, keep in mind that even the best stocks will sometimes underperform the market over a twelve month period. Fortunately the longer term story is brighter, with total returns averaging about 171% per year over three years. The recent sell-off could be an opportunity if the business remains sound, so it may be worth checking the fundamental data for signs of a long-term growth trend. Before spending more time on Eastwood Bio-Medical Canada it might be wise to click here to see if insiders have been buying or selling shares.
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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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