Risecomm Group Holdings Limited (HKG:1679) shareholders will doubtless be very grateful to see the share price up 303% in the last quarter. But that is minimal compensation for the share price under-performance over the last year. In fact, the price has declined 22% in a year, falling short of the returns you could get by investing in an index fund.
Risecomm Group Holdings isn’t a profitable company, so 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. Generally speaking, companies without profits are expected to grow revenue every year, and at a good clip. As you can imagine, fast revenue growth, when maintained, often leads to fast profit growth.
In the last twelve months, Risecomm Group Holdings increased its revenue by 10%. That’s not a very high growth rate considering it doesn’t make profits. Given this fairly low revenue growth (and lack of profits), it’s not particularly surprising to see the stock down 22% in a year. It’s important not to lose sight of the fact that profitless companies must grow. So remember, if you buy a profitless company then you risk being a profitless investor.
You can see how earnings and revenue have changed over time in the image below.
It’s good to see that there was some significant insider buying in the last three months. That’s a positive. That said, we think earnings and revenue growth trends are even more important factors to consider. It might be well worthwhile taking a look at our free report on Risecomm Group Holdings’s earnings, revenue and cash flow.
A Different Perspective
Risecomm Group Holdings shareholders are down 22% for the year, even worse than the market loss of 2.4%. That’s disappointing, but it’s worth keeping in mind that the market-wide selling wouldn’t have helped. Putting aside the last twelve months, it’s good to see the share price has rebounded by 303%, in the last ninety days. This could just be a bounce because the selling was too aggressive, but fingers crossed it’s the start of a new trend. It is all well and good that insiders have been buying shares, but we suggest you check here to see what price insiders were buying at.
Risecomm Group Holdings is not the only stock that insiders are buying. For those who like to find winning investments this free list of growing companies with recent insider purchasing, could be just the ticket.
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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