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VEOM Group (EPA:ALVG) shareholder returns have been decent, earning 45% in 5 years
VEOM Group (EPA:ALVG) shareholders will doubtless be very grateful to see the share price up 82% in the last week. But that doesn't change the fact that the returns over the last five years have been less than pleasing. You would have done a lot better buying an index fund, since the stock has dropped 71% in that half decade.
On a more encouraging note the company has added €2.9m to its market cap in just the last 7 days, so let's see if we can determine what's driven the five-year loss for shareholders.
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Given that VEOM Group 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. As you can imagine, fast revenue growth, when maintained, often leads to fast profit growth.
In the last half decade, VEOM Group saw its revenue increase by 19% per year. That's well above most other pre-profit companies. So it's not at all clear to us why the share price sunk 11% throughout that time. It could be that the stock was over-hyped before. We'd recommend carefully checking for indications of future growth - and balance sheet threats - before considering a purchase.
The company's revenue and earnings (over time) are depicted in the image below (click to see the exact numbers).
Balance sheet strength is crucial. It might be well worthwhile taking a look at our free report on how its financial position has changed over time.
What About The Total Shareholder Return (TSR)?
We've already covered VEOM Group's share price action, but we should also mention its total shareholder return (TSR). The TSR attempts to capture the value of dividends (as if they were reinvested) as well as any spin-offs or discounted capital raisings offered to shareholders. We note that VEOM Group's TSR, at 45% is higher than its share price return of -71%. When you consider it hasn't been paying a dividend, this data suggests shareholders have benefitted from a spin-off, or had the opportunity to acquire attractively priced shares in a discounted capital raising.
A Different Perspective
It's good to see that VEOM Group has rewarded shareholders with a total shareholder return of 92% in the last twelve months. That's better than the annualised return of 8% over half a decade, implying that the company is doing better recently. Someone with an optimistic perspective could view the recent improvement in TSR as indicating that the business itself is getting better with time. It's always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand VEOM Group better, we need to consider many other factors. For example, we've discovered 4 warning signs for VEOM Group (2 are a bit unpleasant!) that you should be aware of before investing here.
But note: VEOM Group 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 French exchanges.
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VEOM Group provides smart home products in France and internationally.
Undervalued with imperfect balance sheet.