When you buy shares in a company, there is always a risk that the price drops to zero. But if you pick the right business to buy shares in, you can make more than you can lose. Take, for example MT Højgaard Holding A/S (CPH:MTHH). Its share price is already up an impressive 113% in the last twelve months. Also pleasing for shareholders was the 41% gain in the last three months. The longer term returns have not been as good, with the stock price only 0.9% higher than it was three years ago.
Because MT Højgaard Holding 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. That's because fast revenue growth can be easily extrapolated to forecast profits, often of considerable size.
Over the last twelve months, MT Højgaard Holding's revenue grew by 109%. That's a head and shoulders above most loss-making companies. And the share price has responded, gaining 113% as we previously mentioned. It's great to see strong revenue growth, but the question is whether it can be sustained. The strong share price rise indicates optimism, so there may be a better opportunity for buyers as the hype fades a bit.
You can see below how earnings and revenue have changed over time (discover the exact values by clicking on the image).
Take a more thorough look at MT Højgaard Holding's financial health with this free report on its balance sheet.
A Different Perspective
We're pleased to report that MT Højgaard Holding shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 113% over one year. Notably the five-year annualised TSR loss of 9% per year compares very unfavourably with the recent share price performance. We generally put more weight on the long term performance over the short term, but the recent improvement could hint at a (positive) inflection point within the business. I find it very interesting to look at share price over the long term as a proxy for business performance. But to truly gain insight, we need to consider other information, too. Even so, be aware that MT Højgaard Holding is showing 1 warning sign in our investment analysis , you should know about...
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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 DK exchanges.
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