Should You Be Adding Morgan Sindall Group (LON:MGNS) To Your Watchlist Today?

Published
June 28, 2022
LSE:MGNS
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For beginners, it can seem like a good idea (and an exciting prospect) to buy a company that tells a good story to investors, even if it currently lacks a track record of revenue and profit. But as Peter Lynch said in One Up On Wall Street, 'Long shots almost never pay off.' While a well funded company may sustain losses for years, it will need to generate a profit eventually, or else investors will move on and the company will wither away.

In contrast to all that, many investors prefer to focus on companies like Morgan Sindall Group (LON:MGNS), which has not only revenues, but also profits. Even if this company is fairly valued by the market, investors would agree that generating consistent profits will continue to provide Morgan Sindall Group with the means to add long-term value to shareholders.

See our latest analysis for Morgan Sindall Group

How Fast Is Morgan Sindall Group Growing?

Generally, companies experiencing growth in earnings per share (EPS) should see similar trends in share price. Therefore, there are plenty of investors who like to buy shares in companies that are growing EPS. Over the last three years, Morgan Sindall Group has grown EPS by 12% per year. That growth rate is fairly good, assuming the company can keep it up.

It's often helpful to take a look at earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) margins, as well as revenue growth, to get another take on the quality of the company's growth. While we note Morgan Sindall Group achieved similar EBIT margins to last year, revenue grew by a solid 5.9% to UK£3.2b. That's a real positive.

In the chart below, you can see how the company has grown earnings and revenue, over time. Click on the chart to see the exact numbers.

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LSE:MGNS Earnings and Revenue History June 28th 2022

You don't drive with your eyes on the rear-view mirror, so you might be more interested in this free report showing analyst forecasts for Morgan Sindall Group's future profits.

Are Morgan Sindall Group Insiders Aligned With All Shareholders?

It's a necessity that company leaders act in the best interest of shareholders and so insider investment always comes as a reassurance to the market. So it is good to see that Morgan Sindall Group insiders have a significant amount of capital invested in the stock. Given insiders own a significant chunk of shares, currently valued at UK£70m, they have plenty of motivation to push the business to succeed. At 8.1% of the company, the co-investment by insiders fosters confidence that management will make long-term focussed decisions.

Should You Add Morgan Sindall Group To Your Watchlist?

One positive for Morgan Sindall Group is that it is growing EPS. That's nice to see. If that's not enough on its own, there is also the rather notable levels of insider ownership. That combination is very appealing. So yes, we do think the stock is worth keeping an eye on. It is worth noting though that we have found 2 warning signs for Morgan Sindall Group that you need to take into consideration.

Although Morgan Sindall Group certainly looks good, it may appeal to more investors if insiders were buying up shares. If you like to see insider buying, then this free list of growing companies that insiders are buying, could be exactly what you're looking for.

Please note the insider transactions discussed in this article refer to reportable transactions in the relevant jurisdiction.

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