Even though Nel (OB: NEL) lost a market cap of 1.7 billion crowns in the last 7 days, shareholders are still up 490% over 5 years
Nel ASA (OB: NEL) Shareholders saw the share price drop 27% during the month. But that doesn’t change the fact that the stock’s performance has been formidable, over five years. Indeed, the share price rose 490% during this period. It is therefore possible that some shareholders take profits after a good performance. The most important thing for sophisticated investors to consider is whether the underlying company can justify the stock price gain.
Given that long-term performance has been good but there has been a recent 7.9% pullback, let’s check if the fundamentals match the stock price.
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Since Nel has not made a profit in the past twelve months, we will focus on revenue growth to get a quick view of his business development. When a business is not making a profit, we generally expect good revenue growth. Some companies are ready to postpone profitability to increase their revenue faster, but in this case, good revenue growth is expected.
Over the past five years, Nel can boast about 30% revenue growth per year. That’s way above most nonprofit businesses. Arguably, this is indeed reflected in the sharply rising share price of 43% (per year) over the same period. It’s never too late to start following a top-notch stock like Nel, as some long-term winners keep winning for decades. At first glance, this looks like a good opportunity, although we note that sentiment is already looking very positive.
You can see how earnings and income have evolved over time below (find out the exact values by clicking on the image).
We consider it positive that insiders have made significant purchases over the past year. With that said, most people consider earnings and revenue growth trends to be a more meaningful guide for the business. So it makes sense to check what analysts think Nel will earn in the future (free profit forecast).
A different perspective
Nel’s shareholders are down 34% for the year, but the market itself is up 31%. Even good stock prices drop sometimes, but we want to see improvements in the fundamentals of a company, before we get too interested. Longer-term investors wouldn’t be so upset, as they would have gained 43%, each year, over five years. If fundamentals continue to point to sustainable long-term growth, the current sell-off could be an opportunity to consider. It is always interesting to follow the evolution of stock prices over the long term. But to understand Nel better, there are many other factors that we need to consider. Consider risks, for example. Every business has them, and we’ve spotted 3 warning signs for Nel you should know.
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Please note that the market returns quoted in this article reflect the average market weighted returns of stocks that are currently trading on NO stock exchange.
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