The Ascentage Pharma Group International (HKG:6855) Share Price Has Gained 37% And Shareholders Are Hoping For More

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Simply Wall St
Published
March 01, 2021
SEHK:6855

Ascentage Pharma Group International (HKG:6855) shareholders might be concerned after seeing the share price drop 11% in the last month. While that might be a setback, it doesn't negate the nice returns received over the last twelve months. To wit, it had solidly beat the market, up 37%.

Check out our latest analysis for Ascentage Pharma Group International

Ascentage Pharma Group International recorded just CN¥14,809,000 in revenue over the last twelve months, which isn't really enough for us to consider it to have a proven product. As a result, we think it's unlikely shareholders are paying much attention to current revenue, but rather speculating on growth in the years to come. It seems likely some shareholders believe that Ascentage Pharma Group International has the funding to invent a new product before too long.

Companies that lack both meaningful revenue and profits are usually considered high risk. We can see that they needed to raise more capital, and took that step recently despite the fact that it would have been dilutive to current holders. While some such companies do very well over the long term, others become hyped up by promoters before eventually falling back down to earth, and going bankrupt (or being recapitalized).

Ascentage Pharma Group International only just had cash in excess of all liabilities when it last reported. So it's prudent that the management team has already moved to replenish reserves through the recent capital raising event. Given the current cash position, investors must really like its potential for the share price to be up 135% in the last year. You can click on the image below to see (in greater detail) how Ascentage Pharma Group International's cash levels have changed over time.

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SEHK:6855 Debt to Equity History March 2nd 2021

It can be extremely risky to invest in a company that doesn't even have revenue. There's no way to know its value easily. However you can take a look at whether insiders have been buying up shares. It's usually a positive if they have, as it may indicate they see value in the stock. Luckily we are in a position to provide you with this free chart of insider buying (and selling).

A Different Perspective

Ascentage Pharma Group International shareholders should be happy with the total gain of 37% over the last twelve months. And the share price momentum remains respectable, with a gain of 21% in the last three months. Demand for the stock from multiple parties is pushing the price higher; it could be that word is getting out about its virtues as a business. It's always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand Ascentage Pharma Group International better, we need to consider many other factors. Take risks, for example - Ascentage Pharma Group International has 5 warning signs we think you should be aware of.

Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of companies we expect will grow earnings.

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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