Do Shivalik Bimetal Controls' (NSE:SBCL) Earnings Warrant Your Attention?

June 28, 2022
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Investors are often guided by the idea of discovering 'the next big thing', even if that means buying 'story stocks' without any revenue, let alone profit. But as Peter Lynch said in One Up On Wall Street, 'Long shots almost never pay off.' Loss-making companies are always racing against time to reach financial sustainability, so investors in these companies may be taking on more risk than they should.

So if this idea of high risk and high reward doesn't suit, you might be more interested in profitable, growing companies, like Shivalik Bimetal Controls (NSE:SBCL). Even if this company is fairly valued by the market, investors would agree that generating consistent profits will continue to provide Shivalik Bimetal Controls with the means to add long-term value to shareholders.

Check out our latest analysis for Shivalik Bimetal Controls

Shivalik Bimetal Controls' Earnings Per Share Are Growing

The market is a voting machine in the short term, but a weighing machine in the long term, so you'd expect share price to follow earnings per share (EPS) outcomes eventually. So it makes sense that experienced investors pay close attention to company EPS when undertaking investment research. It certainly is nice to see that Shivalik Bimetal Controls has managed to grow EPS by 31% per year over three years. If the company can sustain that sort of growth, we'd expect shareholders to come away satisfied.

It's often helpful to take a look at earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) margins, as well as revenue growth, to get another take on the quality of the company's growth. The music to the ears of Shivalik Bimetal Controls shareholders is that EBIT margins have grown from 15% to 21% in the last 12 months and revenues are on an upwards trend as well. Both of which are great metrics to check off for potential growth.

In the chart below, you can see how the company has grown earnings and revenue, over time. Click on the chart to see the exact numbers.

NSEI:SBCL Earnings and Revenue History June 28th 2022

Shivalik Bimetal Controls isn't a huge company, given its market capitalisation of ₹16b. That makes it extra important to check on its balance sheet strength.

Are Shivalik Bimetal Controls Insiders Aligned With All Shareholders?

It's pleasing to see company leaders with putting their money on the line, so to speak, because it increases alignment of incentives between the people running the business, and its true owners. So it is good to see that Shivalik Bimetal Controls insiders have a significant amount of capital invested in the stock. Indeed, they hold ₹3.4b worth of its stock. That's a lot of money, and no small incentive to work hard. That amounts to 21% of the company, demonstrating a degree of high-level alignment with shareholders.

Is Shivalik Bimetal Controls Worth Keeping An Eye On?

For growth investors, Shivalik Bimetal Controls' raw rate of earnings growth is a beacon in the night. This EPS growth rate is something the company should be proud of, and so it's no surprise that insiders are holding on to a considerable chunk of shares. The growth and insider confidence is looked upon well and so it's worthwhile to investigate further with a view to discern the stock's true value. We should say that we've discovered 2 warning signs for Shivalik Bimetal Controls (1 shouldn't be ignored!) that you should be aware of before investing here.

There's always the possibility of doing well buying stocks that are not growing earnings and do not have insiders buying shares. But for those who consider these important metrics, we encourage you to check out companies that do have those features. You can access a free list of them here.

Please note the insider transactions discussed in this article refer to reportable transactions in the relevant jurisdiction.

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