If you want to compound wealth in the stock market, you can do so by buying an index fund. But one can do better than that by picking better than average stocks (as part of a diversified portfolio). To wit, the QuickFee Limited (ASX:QFE) share price is 85% higher than it was a year ago, much better than the market decline of around 12% (not including dividends) in the same period. So that should have shareholders smiling. We'll need to follow QuickFee for a while to get a better sense of its share price trend, since it hasn't been listed for particularly long.
QuickFee wasn't profitable in the last twelve months, 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 twelve months, QuickFee's revenue grew by 31%. We respect that sort of growth, no doubt. While the share price performed well, gaining 85% over twelve months, you could argue the revenue growth warranted it. If the company can maintain the revenue growth, the share price could go higher still. But before deciding this growth stock is underappreciated, you might want to check out profitability trends (and cash flow)
You can see how earnings and revenue have changed over time in the image below (click on the chart to see the exact values).
If you are thinking of buying or selling QuickFee stock, you should check out this FREE detailed report on its balance sheet.
A Different Perspective
QuickFee shareholders should be happy with the total gain of 85% over the last twelve months. A substantial portion of that gain has come in the last three months, with the stock up 213% in that time. Demand for the stock from multiple parties is pushing the price higher; it could be that word is getting out about its virtues as a business. It's always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand QuickFee better, we need to consider many other factors. To that end, you should be aware of the 4 warning signs we've spotted with QuickFee .
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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 AU exchanges.
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