We think that it's fair to say that the possibility of finding fantastic multi-year winners is what motivates many investors. Not every pick can be a winner, but when you pick the right stock, you can win big. One such superstar is Bigtincan Holdings Limited (ASX:BTH), which saw its share price soar 338% in three years. On top of that, the share price is up 11% in about a quarter. But this move may well have been assisted by the reasonably buoyant market (up 13% in 90 days).
Given that Bigtincan Holdings 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. When a company doesn't make profits, we'd generally expect to see good revenue growth. That's because fast revenue growth can be easily extrapolated to forecast profits, often of considerable size.
Bigtincan Holdings' revenue trended up 38% each year over three years. That's much better than most loss-making companies. In light of this attractive revenue growth, it seems somewhat appropriate that the share price has been rocketing, boasting a gain of 64% per year, over the same period. It's always tempting to take profits after a share price gain like that, but high-growth companies like Bigtincan Holdings can sometimes sustain strong growth for many years. In fact, it might be time to put it on your watchlist, if you're not already familiar with the stock.
The company's revenue and earnings (over time) are depicted in the image below (click to see the exact numbers).
This free interactive report on Bigtincan Holdings' balance sheet strength is a great place to start, if you want to investigate the stock further.
What about the Total Shareholder Return (TSR)?
We've already covered Bigtincan Holdings' share price action, but we should also mention its total shareholder return (TSR). The TSR attempts to capture the value of dividends (as if they were reinvested) as well as any spin-offs or discounted capital raisings offered to shareholders. Bigtincan Holdings hasn't been paying dividends, but its TSR of 343% exceeds its share price return of 338%, implying it has either spun-off a business, or raised capital at a discount; thereby providing additional value to shareholders.
A Different Perspective
Pleasingly, Bigtincan Holdings' total shareholder return last year was 84%. That's better than the annualized TSR of 64% over the last three years. These improved returns may hint at some real business momentum, implying that now could be a great time to delve deeper. It's always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand Bigtincan Holdings better, we need to consider many other factors. For instance, we've identified 2 warning signs for Bigtincan Holdings that you should be aware of.
Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of companies we expect will grow earnings.
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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