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Does Endeavor Group Holdings (NYSE:EDR) Deserve A Spot On Your Watchlist?

The excitement of investing in a company that can reverse its fortunes is a big draw for some speculators, so even companies that have no revenue, no profit, and a record of falling short, can manage to find investors. But the reality is that when a company loses money each year, for long enough, its investors will usually take their share of those losses. Loss making companies can act like a sponge for capital - so investors should be cautious that they're not throwing good money after bad.

Despite being in the age of tech-stock blue-sky investing, many investors still adopt a more traditional strategy; buying shares in profitable companies like Endeavor Group Holdings (NYSE:EDR). While profit isn't the sole metric that should be considered when investing, it's worth recognising businesses that can consistently produce it.

View our latest analysis for Endeavor Group Holdings

How Fast Is Endeavor Group Holdings Growing Its Earnings Per Share?

Even modest earnings per share growth (EPS) can create meaningful value, when it is sustained reliably from year to year. So EPS growth can certainly encourage an investor to take note of a stock. Impressively, Endeavor Group Holdings' EPS catapulted from US$0.77 to US$1.28, over the last year. It's a rarity to see 67% year-on-year growth like that. That could be a sign that the business has reached a true inflection point.

Careful consideration of revenue growth and earnings before interest and taxation (EBIT) margins can help inform a view on the sustainability of the recent profit growth. Endeavor Group Holdings shareholders can take confidence from the fact that EBIT margins are up from -4.2% to 8.9%, and revenue is growing. Ticking those two boxes is a good sign of growth, in our book.

The chart below shows how the company's bottom and top lines have progressed over time. For finer detail, click on the image.

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Fortunately, we've got access to analyst forecasts of Endeavor Group Holdings' future profits. You can do your own forecasts without looking, or you can take a peek at what the professionals are predicting.

Are Endeavor Group Holdings Insiders Aligned With All Shareholders?

Owing to the size of Endeavor Group Holdings, we wouldn't expect insiders to hold a significant proportion of the company. But thanks to their investment in the company, it's pleasing to see that there are still incentives to align their actions with the shareholders. Holding US$51m worth of stock in the company is no laughing matter and insiders will be committed in delivering the best outcomes for shareholders. This should keep them focused on creating long term value for shareholders.

Should You Add Endeavor Group Holdings To Your Watchlist?

Endeavor Group Holdings' earnings per share growth have been climbing higher at an appreciable rate. This level of EPS growth does wonders for attracting investment, and the large insider investment in the company is just the cherry on top. The hope is, of course, that the strong growth marks a fundamental improvement in the business economics. So based on this quick analysis, we do think it's worth considering Endeavor Group Holdings for a spot on your watchlist. We don't want to rain on the parade too much, but we did also find 3 warning signs for Endeavor Group Holdings (1 is a bit unpleasant!) that you need to be mindful of.

The beauty of investing is that you can invest in almost any company you want. But if you prefer to focus on stocks that have demonstrated insider buying, here is a list of companies with insider buying in the last three months.

Please note the insider transactions discussed in this article refer to reportable transactions in the relevant jurisdiction.

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