KVH Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KVHI) shareholders should be happy to see the share price up 11% in the last month. But over the last half decade, the stock has not performed well. You would have done a lot better buying an index fund, since the stock has dropped 10% in that half decade.
Given that KVH Industries 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. Shareholders of unprofitable companies usually expect strong revenue growth. That's because fast revenue growth can be easily extrapolated to forecast profits, often of considerable size.
In the last five years KVH Industries saw its revenue shrink by 1.7% per year. While far from catastrophic that is not good. The stock hasn't done well for shareholders in the last five years, falling 2.1%, annualized. Unfortunately, though, it makes sense given the lack of either profits or revenue growth. Without profits, its hard to see how shareholders win if the revenue keeps falling.
You can see how earnings and revenue have changed over time in the image below (click on the chart to see the exact values).
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A Different Perspective
KVH Industries shareholders gained a total return of 8.5% during the year. But that was short of the market average. But at least that's still a gain! Over five years the TSR has been a reduction of 2.1% per year, over five years. So this might be a sign the business has turned its fortunes around. Before spending more time on KVH Industries it might be wise to click here to see if insiders have been buying or selling shares.
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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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