Did You Manage To Avoid Anonimi Naftiliaki Etaria Kritis's (ATH:ANEK) 22% Share Price Drop?

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Anonimi Naftiliaki Etaria Kritis S.A. (ATH:ANEK) shareholders should be happy to see the share price up 27% in the last month. It's not great that the stock is down 22% over the last five years. But on the other hand, that beats the market return of 81%.

Check out our latest analysis for Anonimi Naftiliaki Etaria Kritis

Given that Anonimi Naftiliaki Etaria Kritis 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.

Over half a decade Anonimi Naftiliaki Etaria Kritis reduced its trailing twelve month revenue by 0.9% for each year. That's not what investors generally want to see. The share price may be down by 4.8% per year, but the market is also down. That could mean the market isn't too worried about the falling revenue at the moment. We'd need to get more comfortable that the company will trend towards profitability, before getting considering a purchase.

The company's revenue and earnings (over time) are depicted in the image below (click to see the exact numbers).

ATSE:ANEK Income Statement, July 12th 2019
ATSE:ANEK Income Statement, July 12th 2019

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

Anonimi Naftiliaki Etaria Kritis shareholders gained a total return of 5.1% during the year. But that was short of the market average. But at least that's still a gain! Over five years the TSR has been a reduction of 4.8% per year, over five years. So this might be a sign the business has turned its fortunes around. Shareholders might want to examine this detailed historical graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow.

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 GR exchanges.

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