Some stocks are best avoided. We really hate to see fellow investors lose their hard-earned money. Spare a thought for those who held Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EIGI) for five whole years – as the share price tanked 76%. And it’s not just long term holders hurting, because the stock is down 61% in the last year. Shareholders have had an even rougher run lately, with the share price down 19% in the last 90 days. This could be related to the recent financial results – you can catch up on the most recent data by reading our company report.
Given that Endurance International Group 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. Shareholders of unprofitable companies usually expect strong revenue growth. As you can imagine, fast revenue growth, when maintained, often leads to fast profit growth.
Over five years, Endurance International Group Holdings grew its revenue at 13% per year. That’s a pretty good rate for a long time period. So it is unexpected to see the stock down 25% per year in the last five years. The market can be a harsh master when your company is losing money and revenue growth disappoints.
The graphic below depicts how revenue has changed over time.
Balance sheet strength is crucial. It might be well worthwhile taking a look at our free report on how its financial position has changed over time.
A Different Perspective
While the broader market gained around 14% in the last year, Endurance International Group Holdings shareholders lost 61%. Even the share prices of good stocks drop sometimes, but we want to see improvements in the fundamental metrics of a business, before getting too interested. Regrettably, last year’s performance caps off a bad run, with the shareholders facing a total loss of 25% per year over five years. We realise that Buffett has said investors should ‘buy when there is blood on the streets’, but we caution that investors should first be sure they are buying a high quality businesses. Most investors take the time to check the data on insider transactions. You can click here to see if insiders have been buying or selling.
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