The 13% return this week takes MediaCo Holding's (NASDAQ:MDIA) shareholders one-year gains to 65%

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Simply Wall St
Published
February 16, 2022
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Passive investing in index funds can generate returns that roughly match the overall market. But if you pick the right individual stocks, you could make more than that. To wit, the MediaCo Holding Inc. (NASDAQ:MDIA) share price is 65% higher than it was a year ago, much better than the market return of around 2.3% (not including dividends) in the same period. So that should have shareholders smiling. We'll need to follow MediaCo Holding for a while to get a better sense of its share price trend, since it hasn't been listed for particularly long.

On the back of a solid 7-day performance, let's check what role the company's fundamentals have played in driving long term shareholder returns.

View our latest analysis for MediaCo Holding

Given that MediaCo Holding 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. When a company doesn't make profits, we'd generally expect to see good revenue growth. That's because fast revenue growth can be easily extrapolated to forecast profits, often of considerable size.

Over the last twelve months, MediaCo Holding's revenue grew by 28%. That's a fairly respectable growth rate. Buyers pushed the share price 65% in response, which isn't unreasonable. If revenue stays on trend, there may be plenty more share price gains to come. But it's crucial to check profitability and cash flow before forming a view on the future.

The company's revenue and earnings (over time) are depicted in the image below (click to see the exact numbers).

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NasdaqCM:MDIA Earnings and Revenue Growth February 16th 2022

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A Different Perspective

MediaCo Holding boasts a total shareholder return of 65% for the last year. We regret to report that the share price is down 3.9% over ninety days. Shorter term share price moves often don't signify much about the business itself. 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. For instance, we've identified 4 warning signs for MediaCo Holding that you should be aware of.

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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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