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Cybernaut International Holdings (HKG:1020) adds HK$60m to market cap in the past 7 days, though investors from five years ago are still down 61%
We think intelligent long term investing is the way to go. But no-one is immune from buying too high. For example the Cybernaut International Holdings Company Limited (HKG:1020) share price dropped 61% over five years. That's not a lot of fun for true believers.
The recent uptick of 15% could be a positive sign of things to come, so let's take a look at historical fundamentals.
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Cybernaut International Holdings wasn't profitable in the last twelve months, it is unlikely we'll see a strong correlation between its share price and its earnings per share (EPS). Arguably revenue is our next best option. Shareholders of unprofitable companies usually expect strong revenue growth. Some companies are willing to postpone profitability to grow revenue faster, but in that case one does expect good top-line growth.
In the last five years Cybernaut International Holdings saw its revenue shrink by 13% per year. That puts it in an unattractive cohort, to put it mildly. It seems appropriate, then, that the share price slid about 10% annually during that time. It's fair to say most investors don't like to invest in loss making companies with falling revenue. You'd want to research this company pretty thoroughly before buying, it looks a bit too risky for us.
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 Cybernaut International Holdings' financial health with this free report on its balance sheet.
A Different Perspective
We regret to report that Cybernaut International Holdings shareholders are down 18% for the year. Unfortunately, that's worse than the broader market decline of 3.0%. Having said that, it's inevitable that some stocks will be oversold in a falling market. The key is to keep your eyes on the fundamental developments. Regrettably, last year's performance caps off a bad run, with the shareholders facing a total loss of 10% per year over five years. We realise that Baron Rothschild has said investors should "buy when there is blood on the streets", but we caution that investors should first be sure they are buying a high quality 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. Like risks, for instance. Every company has them, and we've spotted 2 warning signs for Cybernaut International Holdings (of which 1 shouldn't be ignored!) 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 Hong Kong exchanges.
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Cybernaut International Holdings
Cybernaut International Holdings Company Limited, an investment holding company, provides e-commerce solutions and related support services in the People’s Republic of China, Europe, North America, Hong Kong, and the rest of Asia.
Questionable track record with imperfect balance sheet.