It is doubtless a positive to see that the Concrete Pumping Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBCP) share price has gained some 76% in the last three months. But that doesn't help the fact that the three year return is less impressive. In fact, the share price is down 37% in the last three years, falling well short of the market return.
Given that Concrete Pumping Holdings didn't make a profit in the last twelve months, we'll focus on revenue growth to form a quick view of its business development. Generally speaking, companies without profits are expected to grow revenue every year, and at a good clip. As you can imagine, fast revenue growth, when maintained, often leads to fast profit growth.
Over three years, Concrete Pumping Holdings grew revenue at 14% per year. That's a pretty good rate of top-line growth. Shareholders have endured a share price decline of 11% per year. This implies the market had higher expectations of Concrete Pumping Holdings. However, that's in the past now, and it's the future is more important - and the future looks brighter (based on revenue, anyway).
You can see below how earnings and revenue have changed over time (discover the exact values by clicking on the image).
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A Different Perspective
Over the last year Concrete Pumping Holdings shareholders have received a TSR of 19%. It's always nice to make money but this return falls short of the market return which was about 42% for the year. The silver lining is that the recent rise is far preferable to the annual loss of 11% that shareholders have suffered over the last three years. It could well be that the business is stabilizing. It's always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand Concrete Pumping Holdings better, we need to consider many other factors. To that end, you should be aware of the 1 warning sign we've spotted with Concrete Pumping Holdings .
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Please note, the market returns quoted in this article reflect the market weighted average returns of stocks that currently trade on US exchanges.
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