The China Shandong Hi-Speed Financial Group Limited (HKG:412) share price has had a bad week, falling 18%. But that doesn't change the fact that the returns over the last year have been pleasing. In that time we've seen the stock easily surpass the market return, with a gain of 70%.
Because China Shandong Hi-Speed Financial Group 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. As you can imagine, fast revenue growth, when maintained, often leads to fast profit growth.
In the last year China Shandong Hi-Speed Financial Group saw its revenue grow by 62%. That's stonking growth even when compared to other loss-making stocks. The solid 70% share price gain goes down pretty well, but it's not necessarily as good as you might expect given the top notch revenue growth. If that's the case, now might be the time to take a close look at China Shandong Hi-Speed Financial Group. Human beings have trouble conceptualizing (and valuing) exponential growth. Is that what we're seeing here?
You can see how earnings and revenue have changed over time in the image below (click on the chart to see the exact values).
Take a more thorough look at China Shandong Hi-Speed Financial Group's financial health with this free report on its balance sheet.
A Different Perspective
It's nice to see that China Shandong Hi-Speed Financial Group shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 70% over the last year. That certainly beats the loss of about 8% 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. It's always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand China Shandong Hi-Speed Financial Group better, we need to consider many other factors. To that end, you should learn about the 2 warning signs we've spotted with China Shandong Hi-Speed Financial Group (including 1 which is potentially serious) .
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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 HK exchanges.
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