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If EPS Growth Is Important To You, National Industrialization (TADAWUL:2060) Presents An Opportunity

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For beginners, it can seem like a good idea (and an exciting prospect) to buy a company that tells a good story to investors, even if it currently lacks a track record of revenue and profit. But as Peter Lynch said in One Up On Wall Street, 'Long shots almost never pay off.' A loss-making company is yet to prove itself with profit, and eventually the inflow of external capital may dry up.

Despite being in the age of tech-stock blue-sky investing, many investors still adopt a more traditional strategy; buying shares in profitable companies like National Industrialization (TADAWUL:2060). Even if this company is fairly valued by the market, investors would agree that generating consistent profits will continue to provide National Industrialization with the means to add long-term value to shareholders.

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National Industrialization's Improving Profits

Over the last three years, National Industrialization has grown earnings per share (EPS) at as impressive rate from a relatively low point, resulting in a three year percentage growth rate that isn't particularly indicative of expected future performance. As a result, we'll zoom in on growth over the last year, instead. National Industrialization's EPS has risen over the last 12 months, growing from ر.س1.26 to ر.س1.44. This amounts to a 14% gain; a figure that shareholders will be pleased to see.

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. National Industrialization shareholders can take confidence from the fact that EBIT margins are up from 3.8% to 13%, and revenue is growing. Both of which are great metrics to check off for potential growth.

The chart below shows how the company's bottom and top lines have progressed over time. For finer detail, click on the image.

SASE:2060 Earnings and Revenue History February 21st 2023

The trick, as an investor, is to find companies that are going to perform well in the future, not just in the past. While crystal balls don't exist, you can check our visualization of consensus analyst forecasts for National Industrialization's future EPS 100% free.

Are National Industrialization Insiders Aligned With All Shareholders?

It's a good habit to check into a company's remuneration policies to ensure that the CEO and management team aren't putting their own interests before that of the shareholder with excessive salary packages. Our analysis has discovered that the median total compensation for the CEOs of companies like National Industrialization with market caps between ر.س3.8b and ر.س12b is about ر.س716k.

The CEO of National Industrialization was paid just ر.س91k in total compensation for the year ending December 2021. This could be considered a token amount, and indicates that the company does not need to use payment to motivate the CEO - that is often a good sign. CEO compensation is hardly the most important aspect of a company to consider, but when it's reasonable, that gives a little more confidence that leadership are looking out for shareholder interests. It can also be a sign of good governance, more generally.

Does National Industrialization Deserve A Spot On Your Watchlist?

One positive for National Industrialization is that it is growing EPS. That's nice to see. To add to this, the modest CEO compensation should tell investors that the directors have an active interest in delivering the best for shareholders. All things considered, National Industrialization is definitely worth taking a deeper dive into. Don't forget that there may still be risks. For instance, we've identified 1 warning sign for National Industrialization that you should be aware of.

Although National Industrialization certainly looks good, it may appeal to more investors if insiders were buying up shares. If you like to see insider buying, then this free list of growing companies that insiders are buying, could be exactly what you're looking for.

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