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Investors Who Bought Itafos (CVE:IFOS) Shares Three Years Ago Are Now Down 79%

This month, we saw the Itafos (CVE:IFOS) up an impressive 95%. But the last three years have seen a terrible decline. The share price has sunk like a leaky ship, down 79% in that time. So it sure is nice to see a bit of an improvement. Of course the real question is whether the business can sustain a turnaround.

View our latest analysis for Itafos

Given that Itafos 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. That’s because it’s hard to be confident a company will be sustainable if revenue growth is negligible, and it never makes a profit.

You can see how earnings and revenue have changed over time in the image below (click on the chart to see the exact values).

TSXV:IFOS Income Statement March 31st 2020

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

Itafos shareholders are down 47% for the year, falling short of the market return. Meanwhile, the broader market slid about 22%, likely weighing on the stock. Shareholders have lost 41% per year over the last three years, so the share price drop has become steeper, over the last year; a potential symptom of as yet unsolved challenges. We would be wary of buying into a company with unsolved problems, although some investors will buy into struggling stocks if they believe the price is sufficiently attractive. I find it very interesting to look at share price over the long term as a proxy for business performance. But to truly gain insight, we need to consider other information, too. Take risks, for example – Itafos has 3 warning signs (and 1 which is significant) we think you should know about.

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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 CA exchanges.

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