Here’s Why I Think Addtech AB (publ.) (STO:ADDT B) Is An Interesting Stock

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 completely 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.’

If, on the other hand, you like companies that have revenue, and even earn profits, then you may well be interested in Addtech AB (publ.) (STO:ADDT B). Now, I’m not saying that the stock is necessarily undervalued today; but I can’t shake an appreciation for the profitability of the business itself. While a well funded company may sustain losses for years, unless its owners have an endless appetite for subsidizing the customer, it will need to generate a profit eventually, or else breathe its last breath.

See our latest analysis for Addtech AB (publ.)

How Quickly Is Addtech AB (publ.) Increasing Earnings Per Share?

If you believe that markets are even vaguely efficient, then over the long term you’d expect a company’s share price to follow its earnings per share (EPS). Therefore, there are plenty of investors who like to buy shares in companies that are growing EPS. Impressively, Addtech AB (publ.) has grown EPS by 28% per year, compound, in the last three years. If the company can sustain that sort of growth, we’d expect shareholders to come away winners.

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. While we note Addtech AB (publ.)’s EBIT margins were flat over the last year, revenue grew by a solid 27% to kr11b. That’s a real positive.

OM:ADDT B Income Statement, July 22nd 2019
OM:ADDT B Income Statement, July 22nd 2019

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Are Addtech AB (publ.) Insiders Aligned With All Shareholders?

I like company leaders to have some skin in the game, so to speak, because it increases alignment of incentives between the people running the business, and its true owners. As a result, I’m encouraged by the fact that insiders own Addtech AB (publ.) shares worth a considerable sum. Indeed, they have a glittering mountain of wealth invested in it, currently valued at kr1.3b. I would find that kind of skin in the game quite encouraging, if I owned shares, since it would ensure that the leaders of the company would also experience my success, or failure, with the stock.

Does Addtech AB (publ.) Deserve A Spot On Your Watchlist?

You can’t deny that Addtech AB (publ.) has grown its earnings per share at a very impressive rate. That’s attractive. I think that EPS growth is something to boast of, and it doesn’t surprise me that insiders are holding on to a considerable chunk of shares. So this is very likely the kind of business that I like to spend time researching, with a view to discerning its true value. Once you’ve identified a business you like, the next step is to consider what you think it’s worth. And right now is your chance to view our exclusive discounted cashflow valuation of Addtech AB (publ.). You might benefit from giving it a glance today.

Although Addtech AB (publ.) certainly looks good to me, I would like it more if insiders were buying up shares. If you like to see insider buying, too, then this free list of growing companies that insiders are buying, could be exactly what you’re looking for.

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