1680) Shareholders Saw Their Shares Drop 67%

We think intelligent long term investing is the way to go. But unfortunately, some companies simply don’t succeed. To wit, the Macau Legend Development Limited (HKG:1680) share price managed to fall 67% over five long years. That’s an unpleasant experience for long term holders. And we doubt long term believers are the only worried holders, since the stock price has declined 28% over the last twelve months. There was little comfort for shareholders in the last week as the price declined a further 1.1%.

Check out our latest analysis for Macau Legend Development

Given that Macau Legend Development 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. As you can imagine, fast revenue growth, when maintained, often leads to fast profit growth.

Over five years, Macau Legend Development grew its revenue at 7.5% per year. That’s a fairly respectable growth rate. The share price return isn’t so respectable with an annual loss of 20% over the period. That suggests the market is disappointed with the current growth rate. That could lead to an opportunity if the company is going to become profitable sooner rather than later.

The image below shows how earnings and revenue have tracked over time (if you click on the image you can see greater detail).

SEHK:1680 Income Statement May 7th 2020

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. Dive deeper into the earnings by checking this interactive graph of Macau Legend Development’s earnings, revenue and cash flow.

What about the Total Shareholder Return (TSR)?

We’d be remiss not to mention the difference between Macau Legend Development’s total shareholder return (TSR) and its share price return. Arguably the TSR is a more complete return calculation because it accounts for the value of dividends (as if they were reinvested), along with the hypothetical value of any discounted capital that have been offered to shareholders. Macau Legend Development hasn’t been paying dividends, but its TSR of -65% exceeds its share price return of -67%, implying it has either spun-off a business, or raised capital at a discount; thereby providing additional value to shareholders.

A Different Perspective

While the broader market lost about 13% in the twelve months, Macau Legend Development shareholders did even worse, losing 28%. However, it could simply be that the share price has been impacted by broader market jitters. It might be worth keeping an eye on the fundamentals, in case there’s a good opportunity. Unfortunately, last year’s performance may indicate unresolved challenges, given that it was worse than the annualised loss of 19% over the last half decade. Generally speaking long term share price weakness can be a bad sign, though contrarian investors might want to research the stock in hope of a turnaround. Investors who like to make money usually check up on insider purchases, such as the price paid, and total amount bought. You can find out about the insider purchases of Macau Legend Development by clicking this link.

Macau Legend Development is not the only stock that insiders are buying. For those who like to find winning investments this free list of growing companies with recent insider purchasing, could be just the ticket.

Please note, the market returns quoted in this article reflect the market weighted average returns of stocks that currently trade on HK exchanges.

If you spot an error that warrants correction, please contact the editor at [email protected] This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. Simply Wall St has no position in the stocks mentioned.

We aim to bring you long-term focused research analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Thank you for reading.

Source Article