The most you can lose on any stock (assuming you don't use leverage) is 100% of your money. But if you pick the right stock, you can make a lot more than 100%. Take, for example Bill.com Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:BILL). Its share price is already up an impressive 188% in the last twelve months. On top of that, the share price is up 37% in about a quarter. Note that businesses generally develop over the long term, so the returns over the last year might not reflect a long term trend.
Given that Bill.com 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. Generally speaking, companies without profits are expected to grow revenue every year, and at a good clip. As you can imagine, fast revenue growth, when maintained, often leads to fast profit growth.
Over the last twelve months, Bill.com Holdings' revenue grew by 39%. We respect that sort of growth, no doubt. While that revenue growth is pretty good the share price performance outshone it, with a lift of 188% as mentioned above. Given that the business has made good progress on the top line, it would be worth taking a look at its path to profitability. But investors need to be wary of how the 'fear of missing out' could influence them to buy without doing thorough research.
You can see how earnings and revenue have changed over time in the image below (click on the chart to see the exact values).
Bill.com Holdings is well known by investors, and plenty of clever analysts have tried to predict the future profit levels. If you are thinking of buying or selling Bill.com Holdings stock, you should check out this free report showing analyst consensus estimates for future profits.
A Different Perspective
Bill.com Holdings shareholders should be happy with the total gain of 188% over the last twelve months. That's better than the more recent three month gain of 37%, implying that share price has plateaued recently. It seems likely the market is waiting on fundamental developments with the business before pushing the share price higher (or lower). 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. To that end, you should be aware of the 3 warning signs we've spotted with Bill.com Holdings .
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 US exchanges.
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