This week we saw the Elys Game Technology, Corp. (NASDAQ: ELYS) stock price climbs 19%. But that doesn’t change the reality of the past twelve months’ underperformance. In fact, the stock has fallen 35% in the past year, well below market performance.
With the stock up 19% last week but long-term shareholders still in the red, let’s see what the fundamentals can tell us.
Since Elys Game Technology has not made a profit in the past twelve months, we will focus on revenue growth to get a quick overview of its business development. Shareholders of unprofitable companies generally expect strong revenue growth. Some companies are ready to postpone profitability to increase revenue faster, but in this case, good revenue growth is expected.
Over the last twelve months, Elys Game Technology has increased its turnover by 32%. We think that’s a nice growth. Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough to prevent the stock price from falling 35%. You might even wonder if the stock price was previously overhyped. However, that is in the past now, and it is the future that matters most.
The graph below illustrates the evolution of income and revenue over time (reveal the exact values by clicking on the image).
It’s probably worth noting that we’ve seen significant insider buying over the past quarter, which we view as a positive. On the other hand, we believe revenue and earnings trends are much more meaningful measures of the business. If you are considering buying or selling Elys Game Technology stock, you should check out this free report showing analyst earnings forecast.
A different perspective
While the broader market gained around 9.5% last year, Elys Game Technology shareholders lost 35%. However, keep in mind that even the best stocks will sometimes underperform the market over a twelve month period. Unfortunately, last year’s performance may indicate unresolved challenges, given that it was worse than the 4% annualized loss over the past half-decade. We realize that Baron Rothschild said investors should “buy when there’s blood in the streets”, but we caution that investors must first make sure they are buying a high quality company. I find it very interesting to look at stock price over the long term as a proxy for company performance. But to really get insight, we also need to consider other information. Take risks, for example – Elys Game Technology has 3 warning signs we think you should know.
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Please note that the market returns quoted in this article reflect the average market-weighted returns of stocks currently trading on US exchanges.
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