If you are building a properly diversified stock portfolio, the chances are some of your picks will perform badly. But the last three years have been particularly tough on longer term Nordex SE (ETR:NDX1) shareholders. Sadly for them, the share price is down 59% in that time. Unfortunately the share price momentum is still quite negative, with prices down 29% in thirty days.
Given that Nordex didn’t make a profit in the last twelve months, we’ll focus on revenue growth to form a quick view of its business development. When a company doesn’t make profits, we’d generally expect to see good revenue growth. That’s because it’s hard to be confident a company will be sustainable if revenue growth is negligible, and it never makes a profit.
In the last three years Nordex saw its revenue shrink by 6.6% per year. That is not a good result. The share price decline of 26% compound, over three years, is understandable given the company doesn’t have profits to boast of, and revenue is moving in the wrong direction. Having said that, if growth is coming in the future, now may be the low ebb for the company. We don’t generally like to own companies that lose money and can’t grow revenues. But any company is worth looking at when it makes a maiden profit.
Nordex is well known by investors, and plenty of clever analysts have tried to predict the future profit levels. You can see what analysts are predicting for Nordex in this interactive graph of future profit estimates.
A Different Perspective
We’re pleased to report that Nordex shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 17% over one year. That certainly beats the loss of about 6.5% per year over the last half decade. The long term loss makes us cautious, but the short term TSR gain certainly hints at a brighter future. Shareholders might want to examine this detailed historical graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow.
But note: Nordex may not be the best stock to buy. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies with past earnings growth (and further growth forecast).
Please note, the market returns quoted in this article reflect the market weighted average returns of stocks that currently trade on DE exchanges.
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