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Some Shareholders Feeling Restless Over Golden House Ltd's (TLV:GOHO) P/S Ratio

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It's not a stretch to say that Golden House Ltd's (TLV:GOHO) price-to-sales (or "P/S") ratio of 4.8x right now seems quite "middle-of-the-road" for companies in the Healthcare industry in Israel, where the median P/S ratio is around 4.9x. While this might not raise any eyebrows, if the P/S ratio is not justified investors could be missing out on a potential opportunity or ignoring looming disappointment.

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TASE:GOHO Price to Sales Ratio vs Industry May 27th 2024

What Does Golden House's P/S Mean For Shareholders?

For example, consider that Golden House's financial performance has been poor lately as its revenue has been in decline. Perhaps investors believe the recent revenue performance is enough to keep in line with the industry, which is keeping the P/S from dropping off. If not, then existing shareholders may be a little nervous about the viability of the share price.

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How Is Golden House's Revenue Growth Trending?

The only time you'd be comfortable seeing a P/S like Golden House's is when the company's growth is tracking the industry closely.

Retrospectively, the last year delivered a frustrating 2.2% decrease to the company's top line. Unfortunately, that's brought it right back to where it started three years ago with revenue growth being virtually non-existent overall during that time. Accordingly, shareholders probably wouldn't have been overly satisfied with the unstable medium-term growth rates.

Comparing the recent medium-term revenue trends against the industry's one-year growth forecast of 16% shows it's noticeably less attractive.

In light of this, it's curious that Golden House's P/S sits in line with the majority of other companies. Apparently many investors in the company are less bearish than recent times would indicate and aren't willing to let go of their stock right now. Maintaining these prices will be difficult to achieve as a continuation of recent revenue trends is likely to weigh down the shares eventually.

What Does Golden House's P/S Mean For Investors?

Typically, we'd caution against reading too much into price-to-sales ratios when settling on investment decisions, though it can reveal plenty about what other market participants think about the company.

Our examination of Golden House revealed its poor three-year revenue trends aren't resulting in a lower P/S as per our expectations, given they look worse than current industry outlook. Right now we are uncomfortable with the P/S as this revenue performance isn't likely to support a more positive sentiment for long. Unless there is a significant improvement in the company's medium-term performance, it will be difficult to prevent the P/S ratio from declining to a more reasonable level.

You should always think about risks. Case in point, we've spotted 4 warning signs for Golden House you should be aware of, and 1 of them shouldn't be ignored.

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