It might be of some concern to shareholders to see the myTaste AB (publ) (STO:TASTE) share price down 16% in the last month. But that doesn't detract from the splendid returns of the last year. Indeed, the share price is up an impressive 165% in that time. So we think most shareholders won't be too upset about the recent fall. Investors should be wondering whether the business itself has the fundamental value required to continue to drive gains.
Given that myTaste 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. Generally speaking, companies without profits are expected to grow revenue every year, and at a good clip. That's because fast revenue growth can be easily extrapolated to forecast profits, often of considerable size.
In the last year myTaste saw its revenue grow by 55%. That's well above most other pre-profit companies. And the share price has responded, gaining 165% as we previously mentioned. It's great to see strong revenue growth, but the question is whether it can be sustained. The strong share price rise indicates optimism, so there may be a better opportunity for buyers as the hype fades a bit.
You can see how revenue and earnings have changed over time in the image below, (click on the chart to see cashflow).
It's probably worth noting that the CEO is paid less than the median at similar sized companies. It's always worth keeping an eye on CEO pay, but a more important question is whether the company will grow earnings throughout the years. You can see what analysts are predicting for myTaste in this interactive graph of future profit estimates.
A Different Perspective
It's nice to see that myTaste shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 165% over the last year. Notably the five-year annualised TSR loss of 16% per year compares very unfavourably with the recent share price performance. We generally put more weight on the long term performance over the short term, but the recent improvement could hint at a (positive) inflection point within the business. You might want to assess this data-rich visualization of its earnings, revenue and cash flow.
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