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It hasn't been the best quarter for Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ:RRGB) shareholders, since the share price has fallen 21% in that time. On the other hand, over the last twelve months the stock has delivered rather impressive returns. We're very pleased to report the share price shot up 242% in that time. So some might not be surprised to see the price retrace some. Investors should be wondering whether the business itself has the fundamental value required to continue to drive gains.
Because Red Robin Gourmet Burgers made a loss in the last twelve months, we think the market is probably more focussed on revenue and revenue growth, at least for now. Shareholders of unprofitable companies usually expect strong 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.
In the last year Red Robin Gourmet Burgers saw its revenue shrink by 27%. So we would not have expected the share price to rise 242%. It just goes to show the market doesn't always pay attention to the reported numbers. It's quite likely the revenue fall was already priced in, anyway.
The graphic below depicts how earnings and revenue have changed over time (unveil 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 Red Robin Gourmet Burgers has rewarded shareholders with a total shareholder return of 242% in the last twelve months. That certainly beats the loss of about 8% per year over the last half decade. This makes us a little wary, but the business might have turned around its fortunes. It's always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand Red Robin Gourmet Burgers better, we need to consider many other factors. To that end, you should be aware of the 3 warning signs we've spotted with Red Robin Gourmet Burgers .
Of course Red Robin Gourmet Burgers may not be the best stock to buy. So you may wish to see this free collection of growth stocks.
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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