The Legend Power Systems (CVE:LPS) Share Price Is Down 50% So Some Shareholders Are Getting Worried

Over the last month the Legend Power Systems Inc. (CVE:LPS) has been much stronger than before, rebounding by 67%. But that is minimal compensation for the share price under-performance over the last year. After all, the share price is down 50% in the last year, significantly under-performing the market.

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Legend Power Systems 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. Generally speaking, companies without profits are expected to grow revenue every year, and at a good clip. As you can imagine, fast revenue growth, when maintained, often leads to fast profit growth.

In the last year Legend Power Systems saw its revenue grow by 17%. That’s definitely a respectable growth rate. Meanwhile, the share price is down 50% over twelve months, which is disappointing given the progress made. You might even wonder if the share price was previously over-hyped. But if revenue keeps growing, then at a certain point the share price would likely follow.

You can see how revenue and earnings have changed over time in the image below, (click on the chart to see cashflow).

TSXV:LPS Income Statement, April 19th 2019
TSXV:LPS Income Statement, April 19th 2019

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. If you are thinking of buying or selling Legend Power Systems stock, you should check out this free report showing analyst profit forecasts.

A Different Perspective

Investors in Legend Power Systems had a tough year, with a total loss of 50%, against a market gain of about 7.6%. Even the share prices of good stocks drop sometimes, but we want to see improvements in the fundamental metrics of a business, before getting too interested. On the bright side, long term shareholders have made money, with a gain of 3.0% per year over half a decade. If the fundamental data continues to indicate long term sustainable growth, the current sell-off could be an opportunity worth considering. Investors who like to make money usually check up on insider purchases, such as the price paid, and total amount bought. You can find out about the insider purchases of Legend Power Systems by clicking this link.

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