When you buy shares in a company, it’s worth keeping in mind the possibility that it could fail, and you could lose your money. But on the bright side, you can make far more than 100% on a really good stock. For instance, the price of ProntoForms Corporation (CVE:PFM) stock is up an impressive 126% over the last five years.
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Given that ProntoForms 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. Some companies are willing to postpone profitability to grow revenue faster, but in that case one does expect good top-line growth.
For the last half decade, ProntoForms can boast revenue growth at a rate of 19% per year. Even measured against other revenue-focussed companies, that’s a good result. So it’s not entirely surprising that the share price reflected this performance by increasing at a rate of 18% per year, in that time. This suggests the market has well and truly recognized the progress the business has made. To our minds that makes ProntoForms worth investigating – it may have its best days ahead.
You can see below how earnings and revenue have changed over time (discover the exact values by clicking on the image).
Take a more thorough look at ProntoForms’ financial health with this free report on its balance sheet.
A Different Perspective
It’s nice to see that ProntoForms shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 37% over the last year. Since the one-year TSR is better than the five-year TSR (the latter coming in at 18% per year), it would seem that the stock’s performance has improved in recent times. In the best case scenario, this may hint at some real business momentum, implying that now could be a great time to delve deeper. 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. For example, we’ve discovered 3 warning signs for ProntoForms (1 is a bit unpleasant!) that you should be aware of before investing here.
If you would prefer to check out another company — one with potentially superior financials — then do not miss this free list of companies that have proven they can grow earnings.
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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