Matica Enterprises's (CNSX:MMJ) Wonderful 500% Share Price Increase Shows How Capitalism Can Build Wealth

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It hasn't been the best quarter for Matica Enterprises Inc. (CNSX:MMJ) shareholders, since the share price has fallen 22% in that time. But over the last three years the stock has shone bright like a diamond. Indeed, the share price is up a whopping 500% in that time. So the recent fall doesn't do much to dampen our respect for the business. Only time will tell if there is still too much optimism currently reflected in the share price.

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Matica Enterprises hasn't yet reported any revenue yet, so it's as much a business idea as an actual business. So it seems that the investors focused more on what could be, than paying attention to the current revenues (or lack thereof). It seems likely some shareholders believe that Matica Enterprises will significantly advance the business plan before too long.

As a general rule, if a company doesn't have much revenue, and it loses money, then it is a high risk investment. You should be aware that there is always a chance that this sort of company will need to issue more shares to raise money to continue pursuing its business plan. While some companies like this go on to deliver on their plan, making good money for shareholders, many end in painful losses and eventual de-listing. Some Matica Enterprises investors have already had a taste of the sweet taste stocks like this can leave in the mouth, as they gain popularity and attract speculative capital.

When it last reported its balance sheet in December 2018, Matica Enterprises could boast a strong position, with cash in excess of all liabilities of CA$6.8m. This gives management the flexibility to drive business growth, without worrying too much about cash reserves. And given that the share price has shot up 82% per year, over 3 years, its fair to say investors are liking management's vision for the future. The image below shows how Matica Enterprises's balance sheet has changed over time; if you want to see the precise values, simply click on the image.

CNSX:MMJ Historical Debt, May 22nd 2019

In reality it's hard to have much certainty when valuing a business that has neither revenue or profit. However you can take a look at whether insiders have been buying up shares. It's often positive if so, assuming the buying is sustained and meaningful. Luckily we are in a position to provide you with this free chart of insider buying (and selling).

A Different Perspective

Matica Enterprises shareholders are down 59% for the year, but the broader market is up 1.7%. Of course the long term matters more than the short term, and even great stocks will sometimes have a poor year. Investors are up over three years, booking 82% per year, much better than the more recent returns. The recent sell-off could be an opportunity if the business remains sound, so it may be worth checking the fundamental data for signs of a long-term growth trend. Before spending more time on Matica Enterprises it might be wise to click here to see if insiders have been buying or selling shares.

Of course Matica Enterprises may not be the best stock to buy. So you may wish to see this free collection of growth stocks.

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

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