If you want to compound wealth in the stock market, you can do so by buying an index fund. But if you pick the right individual stocks, you could make more than that. For example, the Angel Seafood Holdings Limited (ASX:AS1) share price is up 52% in the last year, clearly besting the market return of around 7.2% (not including dividends). So that should have shareholders smiling. We'll need to follow Angel Seafood Holdings for a while to get a better sense of its share price trend, since it hasn't been listed for particularly long.
To quote Buffett, 'Ships will sail around the world but the Flat Earth Society will flourish. There will continue to be wide discrepancies between price and value in the marketplace...' One flawed but reasonable way to assess how sentiment around a company has changed is to compare the earnings per share (EPS) with the share price.
During the last year Angel Seafood Holdings grew its earnings per share, moving from a loss to a profit. When a company is just on the edge of profitability it can be well worth considering other metrics in order to more precisely gauge growth (and therefore understand share price movements).
We think that the revenue growth of 193% could have some investors interested. Many businesses do go through a faze where they have to forgo some profits to drive business development, and sometimes its for the best.
The graphic below depicts how earnings and revenue have changed over time (unveil the exact values by clicking on the image).
We know that Angel Seafood Holdings has improved its bottom line lately, but what does the future have in store? This free report showing analyst forecasts should help you form a view on Angel Seafood Holdings
A Different Perspective
It's nice to see that Angel Seafood Holdings shareholders have gained 52% over the last year. A substantial portion of that gain has come in the last three months, with the stock up 13% in that time. This suggests the company is continuing to win over new investors. Most investors take the time to check the data on insider transactions. You can click here to see if insiders have been buying or selling.
If you are like me, then you will not want to miss this free list of growing companies that insiders are buying.
Please note, the market returns quoted in this article reflect the market weighted average returns of stocks that currently trade on AU exchanges.
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