When you buy a stock there is always a possibility that it could drop 100%. But on a lighter note, a good company can see its share price rise well over 100%. For example, the Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXTR) share price has soared 110% in the last half decade. Most would be very happy with that. Also pleasing for shareholders was the 76% gain in the last three months.
Given that Extreme Networks 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.
For the last half decade, Extreme Networks can boast revenue growth at a rate of 16% per year. That's well above most pre-profit companies. So it's not entirely surprising that the share price reflected this performance by increasing at a rate of 16% per year, in that time. This suggests the market has well and truly recognized the progress the business has made. Extreme Networks seems like a high growth stock - so growth investors might want to add it to their watchlist.
You can see below how earnings and revenue have changed over time (discover the exact values by clicking on the image).
We like that insiders have been buying shares in the last twelve months. Even so, future earnings will be far more important to whether current shareholders make money. So it makes a lot of sense to check out what analysts think Extreme Networks will earn in the future (free profit forecasts).
A Different Perspective
While the broader market gained around 22% in the last year, Extreme Networks shareholders lost 2.0%. However, keep in mind that even the best stocks will sometimes underperform the market over a twelve month period. On the bright side, long term shareholders have made money, with a gain of 16% per year over half a decade. It could be that the recent sell-off is an opportunity, so it may be worth checking the fundamental data for signs of a long term growth trend. It's always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand Extreme Networks better, we need to consider many other factors. Like risks, for instance. Every company has them, and we've spotted 2 warning signs for Extreme Networks (of which 1 makes us a bit uncomfortable!) you should know about.
There are plenty of other companies that have insiders buying up shares. You probably do not want to miss this free list of growing companies that insiders are 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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