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Can You Imagine How Elated Wisr's (ASX:WZR) Shareholders Feel About Its 366% Share Price Gain?

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Investing can be hard but the potential fo an individual stock to pay off big time inspires us. Not every pick can be a winner, but when you pick the right stock, you can win big. One bright shining star stock has been Wisr Limited (ASX:WZR), which is 366% higher than three years ago. Then again, the 10.0% share price decline hasn't been so fun for shareholders. We note that the broader market is down 1.7% in the last month, and this may have impacted Wisr's share price.

See our latest analysis for Wisr

Wisr isn't a profitable company, so it is unlikely we'll see a strong correlation between its share price and its earnings per share (EPS). Arguably revenue is our next best option. 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.

Over the last three years Wisr has grown its revenue at 26% annually. That's well above most pre-profit companies. In light of this attractive revenue growth, it seems somewhat appropriate that the share price has been rocketing, boasting a gain of 67% 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 Wisr can sometimes sustain strong growth for many years. So we'd recommend you take a closer look at this one, or even put it on your watchlist.

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

ASX:WZR Income Statement, August 13th 2019

We consider it positive that insiders have made significant purchases in the last year. Even so, future earnings will be far more important to whether current shareholders make money. So it makes a lot of sense to check out what analysts think Wisr will earn in the future (free profit forecasts).

A Different Perspective

We're pleased to report that Wisr rewarded shareholders with a total shareholder return of 160% over the last year. That gain actually surpasses the 67% TSR it generated (per year) over three years. Given the track record of solid returns over varying time frames, it might be worth putting Wisr on your watchlist. Investors who like to make money usually check up on insider purchases, such as the price paid, and total amount bought. You can find out about the insider purchases of Wisr by clicking this link.

If you like to buy stocks alongside management, then you might just love this free list of companies. (Hint: insiders have been buying them).

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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