Investors push Liberty Braves Group (NASDAQ:BATR.K) 4.2% lower this week, company's increasing losses might be to blame

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Simply Wall St
Published
January 14, 2022
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When you buy and hold a stock for the long term, you definitely want it to provide a positive return. But more than that, you probably want to see it rise more than the market average. Unfortunately for shareholders, while the The Liberty Braves Group (NASDAQ:BATR.K) share price is up 28% in the last five years, that's less than the market return. Over the last twelve months the stock price has risen a very respectable 5.2%.

Although Liberty Braves Group has shed US$62m from its market cap this week, let's take a look at its longer term fundamental trends and see if they've driven returns.

View our latest analysis for Liberty Braves Group

Given that Liberty Braves Group 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. Some companies are willing to postpone profitability to grow revenue faster, but in that case one does expect good top-line growth.

For the last half decade, Liberty Braves Group can boast revenue growth at a rate of 0.8% per year. Put simply, that growth rate fails to impress. It's probably fair to say that the modest growth is reflected in the modest share price gain of 5% per year. If profitability is likely in the near term, then this might be one to add to your watchlist.

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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NasdaqGS:BATR.K Earnings and Revenue Growth January 14th 2022

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A Different Perspective

Liberty Braves Group provided a TSR of 5.2% over the last twelve months. Unfortunately this falls short of the market return. On the bright side, that's still a gain, and it's actually better than the average return of 5% over half a decade This suggests the company might be improving over time. While it is well worth considering the different impacts that market conditions can have on the share price, there are other factors that are even more important. Consider risks, for instance. Every company has them, and we've spotted 2 warning signs for Liberty Braves Group you should know about.

We will like Liberty Braves Group better if we see some big insider buys. While we wait, check out this free list of growing companies with considerable, recent, insider buying.

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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