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The Identiv (NASDAQ:INVE) Share Price Is Up 647% And Shareholders Are Delighted

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We think all investors should try to buy and hold high quality multi-year winners. While not every stock performs well, when investors win, they can win big. Don't believe it? Then look at the Identiv, Inc. (NASDAQ:INVE) share price. It's 647% higher than it was five years ago. This just goes to show the value creation that some businesses can achieve. On top of that, the share price is up 45% in about a quarter. The company reported its financial results recently; you can catch up on the latest numbers by reading our company report.

It really delights us to see such great share price performance for investors.

See our latest analysis for Identiv

Identiv isn't currently profitable, so most analysts would look to revenue growth to get an idea of how fast the underlying business is growing. 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.

For the last half decade, Identiv can boast revenue growth at a rate of 11% per year. That's a pretty good long term growth rate. However, the share price gain of 49% during the period is considerably stronger. We usually like strong growth stocks but it does seem the market already appreciates this one quite well!

The image below shows how earnings and revenue have tracked over time (if you click on the image you can see greater detail).

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We're pleased to report that the CEO is remunerated more modestly than most CEOs at similarly capitalized companies. But while CEO remuneration is always worth checking, the really important question is whether the company can grow earnings going forward. So it makes a lot of sense to check out what analysts think Identiv will earn in the future (free profit forecasts).

A Different Perspective

It's nice to see that Identiv shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 266% over the last year. That gain is better than the annual TSR over five years, which is 49%. Therefore it seems like sentiment around the company has been positive lately. In the best case scenario, this 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 Identiv better, we need to consider many other factors. Consider for instance, the ever-present spectre of investment risk. We've identified 2 warning signs with Identiv , and understanding them should be part of your investment process.

For those who like to find winning investments this free list of growing companies with recent insider purchasing, could be just the ticket.

Please note, the market returns quoted in this article reflect the market weighted average returns of stocks that currently trade on US exchanges.

This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. We aim to bring you long-term focused analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Simply Wall St has no position in any stocks mentioned.

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