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Those Who Purchased Advanced Holdings (SGX:BLZ) Shares Five Years Ago Have A 81% Loss To Show For It

We’re definitely into long term investing, but some companies are simply bad investments over any time frame. We don’t wish catastrophic capital loss on anyone. For example, we sympathize with anyone who was caught holding Advanced Holdings Ltd. (SGX:BLZ) during the five years that saw its share price drop a whopping 81%. And we doubt long term believers are the only worried holders, since the stock price has declined 49% over the last twelve months. More recently, the share price has dropped a further 33% in a month. But this could be related to poor market conditions — stocks are down 15% in the same time.

While a drop like that is definitely a body blow, money isn’t as important as health and happiness.

View our latest analysis for Advanced Holdings

Given that Advanced 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. 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.

In the last five years Advanced Holdings saw its revenue shrink by 9.3% per year. That puts it in an unattractive cohort, to put it mildly. So it’s not that strange that the share price dropped 28% per year in that period. This kind of price performance makes us very wary, especially when combined with falling revenue. Ironically, that behavior could create an opportunity for the contrarian investor – but only if there are good reasons to predict a brighter future.

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

SGX:BLZ Income Statement, March 14th 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.

What about the Total Shareholder Return (TSR)?

Investors should note that there’s a difference between Advanced Holdings’s total shareholder return (TSR) and its share price change, which we’ve covered above. The TSR attempts to capture the value of dividends (as if they were reinvested) as well as any spin-offs or discounted capital raisings offered to shareholders. Its history of dividend payouts mean that Advanced Holdings’s TSR, which was a 75% drop over the last 5 years, was not as bad as the share price return.

A Different Perspective

We regret to report that Advanced Holdings shareholders are down 49% for the year. Unfortunately, that’s worse than the broader market decline of 13%. 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 25% over the last half decade. We realise that Baron Rothschild 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 business. It’s always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand Advanced Holdings better, we need to consider many other factors. Case in point: We’ve spotted 3 warning signs for Advanced Holdings you should be aware of, and 2 of them are significant.

Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of companies we expect will grow earnings.

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

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