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Unfortunately, investing is risky - companies can and do go bankrupt. But if you pick the right business to buy shares in, you can make more than you can lose. Take, for example Credible Labs Inc. (ASX:CRD). Its share price is already up an impressive 151% in the last twelve months. It's also good to see the share price up 103% over the last quarter. We'll need to follow Credible Labs for a while to get a better sense of its share price trend, since it hasn't been listed for particularly long.
Credible Labs isn't currently profitable, so most analysts would look to revenue growth to get an idea of how fast the underlying business is growing. 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.
Over the last twelve months, Credible Labs's revenue grew by 34%. That's a fairly respectable growth rate. The revenue growth is decent but the share price had an even better year, gaining 151%. If the profitability is on the horizon then now could be a very exciting time to be a shareholder. Of course, we are always cautious about succumbing to 'fear of missing out' when a stock has shot up strongly.
The graphic below depicts how earnings and revenue have changed over time (unveil the exact values by clicking on the image).
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A Different Perspective
Credible Labs shareholders should be happy with the total gain of 151% over the last twelve months. And the share price momentum remains respectable, with a gain of 103% in the last three months. Demand for the stock from multiple parties is pushing the price higher; it could be that word is getting out about its virtues as a business. You could get a better understanding of Credible Labs's growth by checking out this more detailed historical graph of earnings, revenue and cash flow.
Of course Credible Labs may not be the best stock to buy. So you may wish to see this free collection of growth stocks.
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