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Here's Why We Think Komputronik (WSE:KOM) Is Well Worth Watching
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. Sometimes these stories can cloud the minds of investors, leading them to invest with their emotions rather than on the merit of good company fundamentals. 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.
In contrast to all that, many investors prefer to focus on companies like Komputronik (WSE:KOM), which has not only revenues, but also profits. Now this is not to say that the company presents the best investment opportunity around, but profitability is a key component to success in business.
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How Fast Is Komputronik Growing Its Earnings Per Share?
Investors and investment funds chase profits, and that means share prices tend rise with positive earnings per share (EPS) outcomes. So a growing EPS generally brings attention to a company in the eyes of prospective investors. Commendations have to be given in seeing that Komputronik grew its EPS from zł1.19 to zł16.45, in one short year. Even though that growth rate may not be repeated, that looks like a breakout improvement.
Careful consideration of revenue growth and earnings before interest and taxation (EBIT) margins can help inform a view on the sustainability of the recent profit growth. EBIT margins for Komputronik remained fairly unchanged over the last year, however the company should be pleased to report its revenue growth for the period of 6.0% to zł1.8b. That's a real positive.
In the chart below, you can see how the company has grown earnings and revenue, over time. For finer detail, click on the image.
Komputronik isn't a huge company, given its market capitalisation of zł68m. That makes it extra important to check on its balance sheet strength.
Are Komputronik Insiders Aligned With All Shareholders?
Theory would suggest that it's an encouraging sign to see high insider ownership of a company, since it ties company performance directly to the financial success of its management. So we're pleased to report that Komputronik insiders own a meaningful share of the business. To be exact, company insiders hold 56% of the company, so their decisions have a significant impact on their investments. This should be seen as a good thing, as it means insiders have a personal interest in delivering the best outcomes for shareholders. Of course, Komputronik is a very small company, with a market cap of only zł68m. That means insiders only have zł38m worth of shares, despite the large proportional holding. That's not a huge stake in absolute terms, but it should help keep insiders aligned with other shareholders.
Is Komputronik Worth Keeping An Eye On?
Komputronik's earnings per share have been soaring, with growth rates sky high. This level of EPS growth does wonders for attracting investment, and the large insider investment in the company is just the cherry on top. The hope is, of course, that the strong growth marks a fundamental improvement in the business economics. So based on this quick analysis, we do think it's worth considering Komputronik for a spot on your watchlist. Don't forget that there may still be risks. For instance, we've identified 3 warning signs for Komputronik (2 shouldn't be ignored) you should be aware of.
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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Komputronik S.A. engages in the distribution of computer hardware and software, household appliances, and electronics in Poland.
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