Do you even know at all what Intel revenue and EPS was 12 years ago, rookie?
Back in 2005, about 7 years ago, Intel achieved record revenues.
Which means they were higher than 12 years ago.
And that was about $38.8 Billion for 2005.
Yet currently, we are expected to deliver revenues of $54 Billion.
Which is 39% higher than 2005 and well over 40% higher than 12 years ago.
So what are you talking about "no growth in 12 years"?
Back in 2000, Intel reached its peak market capitalization of $500 billion ($74 share price X 7 billion shares). That was after a decade (1991 to 2000) that saw revenues go from $4.7 billion to $33 billion, net income go from 820 million to 10,350 million and the share price go from $1.50 to $74.
According to your logic, the very best time to buy INTC would have been when it was at $74 because it had demonstrated astronomical growth in stock price.