These days it's easy to simply buy an index fund, and your returns should (roughly) match the market. But if you pick the right individual stocks, you could make more than that. To wit, the CryptoStar Corp. (CVE:CSTR) share price is 11% higher than it was a year ago, much better than the market decline of around 20% (not including dividends) in the same period. That's a solid performance by our standards! CryptoStar hasn't been listed for long, so it's still not clear if it is a long term winner.
CryptoStar isn't currently profitable, so most analysts would look to revenue growth to get an idea of how fast the underlying business is growing. When a company doesn't make profits, we'd generally expect to see good revenue growth. That's because it's hard to be confident a company will be sustainable if revenue growth is negligible, and it never makes a profit.
CryptoStar actually shrunk its revenue over the last year, with a reduction of 46%. Despite the lack of revenue growth, the stock has returned a solid 11% the last twelve months. We can correlate the share price rise with revenue or profit growth, but it seems the market had previously expected weaker results, and sentiment around the stock is improving.
The graphic below depicts how earnings and revenue have changed over time (unveil the exact values by clicking on the image).
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A Different Perspective
CryptoStar boasts a total shareholder return of 11% for the last year. And the share price momentum remains respectable, with a gain of 67% in the last three months. Demand for the stock from multiple parties is pushing the price higher; it could be that word is getting out about its virtues as a business. While it is well worth considering the different impacts that market conditions can have on the share price, there are other factors that are even more important. Even so, be aware that CryptoStar is showing 5 warning signs in our investment analysis , and 3 of those make us uncomfortable...
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