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With EPS Growth And More, Pandox (STO:PNDX B) Makes An Interesting Case
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 can act like a sponge for capital - so investors should be cautious that they're not throwing good money after bad.
In contrast to all that, many investors prefer to focus on companies like Pandox (STO:PNDX B), which has not only revenues, but also profits. While this doesn't necessarily speak to whether it's undervalued, the profitability of the business is enough to warrant some appreciation - especially if its growing.
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How Quickly Is Pandox 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) outcomes. That means EPS growth is considered a real positive by most successful long-term investors. We can see that in the last three years Pandox grew its EPS by 13% per year. That growth rate is fairly good, assuming the company can keep it up.
One way to double-check a company's growth is to look at how its revenue, and earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) margins are changing. Our analysis has highlighted that Pandox's revenue from operations did not account for all of their revenue in the previous 12 months, so our analysis of its margins might not accurately reflect the underlying business. The music to the ears of Pandox shareholders is that EBIT margins have grown from 48% to 51% 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.
You can take a look at the company's revenue and earnings growth trend, in the chart below. To see the actual numbers, click on the chart.
In investing, as in life, the future matters more than the past. So why not check out this free interactive visualization of Pandox's forecast profits?
Are Pandox Insiders Aligned With All Shareholders?
Investors are always searching for a vote of confidence in the companies they hold and insider buying is one of the key indicators for optimism on the market. Because often, the purchase of stock is a sign that the buyer views it as undervalued. However, small purchases are not always indicative of conviction, and insiders don't always get it right.
Shareholders in Pandox will be more than happy to see insiders committing themselves to the company, spending kr2.7m on shares in just twelve months. This, combined with the lack of sales from insiders, should be a great signal for shareholders in what's to come. It is also worth noting that it was Chief Executive Officer Liia Nou who made the biggest single purchase, worth kr490k, paying kr138 per share.
Along with the insider buying, another encouraging sign for Pandox is that insiders, as a group, have a considerable shareholding. Notably, they have an enviable stake in the company, worth kr3.1b. That equates to 13% of the company, making insiders powerful and aligned with other shareholders. Very encouraging.
Should You Add Pandox To Your Watchlist?
One positive for Pandox is that it is growing EPS. That's nice to see. Better yet, insiders are significant shareholders, and have been buying more shares. That makes the company a prime candidate for your watchlist - and arguably a research priority. However, before you get too excited we've discovered 4 warning signs for Pandox (2 are a bit concerning!) that you should be aware of.
There are plenty of other companies that have insiders buying up shares. So if you like the sound of Pandox, you'll probably love this free list of growing companies that insiders are buying.
Please note the insider transactions discussed in this article refer to reportable transactions in the relevant jurisdiction.
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About OM:PNDX B
Pandox AB (publ), a hotel property company, engages in the ownership, operation, and leasing of hotel properties.
Acceptable track record second-rate dividend payer.