It hasn't been the best quarter for NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:NSTG) shareholders, since the share price has fallen 11% in that time. But that doesn't change the fact that the returns over the last five years have been pleasing. After all, the share price is up a market-beating 87% in that time.
Given that NanoString Technologies 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. When a company doesn't make profits, we'd generally expect to see good revenue growth. That's because fast revenue growth can be easily extrapolated to forecast profits, often of considerable size.
In the last 5 years NanoString Technologies saw its revenue grow at 21% per year. That's well above most pre-profit companies. It's good to see that the stock has 13%, but not entirely surprising given revenue shows strong growth. If you think there could be more growth to come, now might be the time to take a close look at NanoString Technologies. Of course, you'll have to research the business more fully to figure out if this is an attractive opportunity.
You can see below how earnings and revenue have changed over time (discover the exact values by clicking on the image).
Balance sheet strength is crucial. It might be well worthwhile taking a look at our free report on how its financial position has changed over time.
A Different Perspective
It's good to see that NanoString Technologies has rewarded shareholders with a total shareholder return of 47% in the last twelve months. Since the one-year TSR is better than the five-year TSR (the latter coming in at 13% per year), it would seem that the stock's performance has improved in recent times. In the best case scenario, this may hint at some real business momentum, implying that now could be a great time to delve deeper. Shareholders might want to examine this detailed historical graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow.
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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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