As every investor would know, you don’t hit a homerun every time you swing. But it should be a priority to avoid stomach churning catastrophes, wherever possible. So spare a thought for the long term shareholders of BLOK Technologies Inc. (CNSX:BLK); the share price is down a whopping 92% in the last twelve months. While some investors are willing to stomach this sort of loss, they are usually professionals who spread their bets thinly. Notably, shareholders had a tough run over the longer term, too, with a drop of 80% in the last three years. It’s down 20% in the last seven days.
We really feel for shareholders in this scenario. It’s a good reminder of the importance of diversification, and it’s worth keeping in mind there’s more to life than money, anyway.
BLOK Technologies hasn’t yet reported any revenue yet, so it’s as much a business idea as an actual business. We can’t help wondering why it’s publicly listed so early in its journey. Are venture capitalists not interested? So it seems shareholders are too busy dreaming about the progress to come than dwelling on the current (lack of) revenue. Investors will be hoping that BLOK Technologies can make progress and gain better traction for the business, before it runs low on cash.
We think companies that have neither significant revenues nor profits are pretty high risk. You should be aware that there is always a chance that this sort of company will need to issue more shares to raise money to continue pursuing its business plan. While some such companies go on to make revenue, profits, and generate value, others get hyped up by hopeful naifs before eventually going bankrupt. Some BLOK Technologies investors have already had a taste of the bitterness stocks like this can leave in the mouth.
Our data indicates that BLOK Technologies had net debt of CA$318,469 when it last reported in September 2018. That puts it in the highest risk category, according to our analysis. But since the share price has dived -92% in the last year, it looks like some investors think it’s time to abandon ship, so to speak. The image below shows how BLOK Technologies’s balance sheet has changed over time; if you want to see the precise values, simply click on the image.
It can be extremely risky to invest in a company that doesn’t even have revenue. There’s no way to know its value easily. What if insiders are ditching the stock hand over fist? It would bother me, that’s for sure. It costs nothing but a moment of your time to see if we are picking up on any insider selling.
A Different Perspective
Over the last year, BLOK Technologies shareholders took a loss of 92%. In contrast the market gained about 7.6%. Of course the long term matters more than the short term, and even great stocks will sometimes have a poor year. Shareholders have lost 42% per year over the last three years, so the share price drop has become steeper, over the last year; a potential symptom of as yet unsolved challenges. We would be wary of buying into a company with unsolved problems, although some investors will buy into struggling stocks if they believe the price is sufficiently attractive. You might want to assess this data-rich visualization of its earnings, revenue and cash flow.
We will like BLOK Technologies better if we see some big insider buys. While we wait, check out this free list of growing companies with considerable, recent, 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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