Investors are often guided by the idea of discovering 'the next big thing', even if that means buying 'story stocks' without any revenue, let alone profit. Sometimes these stories can cloud the minds of investors, leading them to invest with their emotions rather than on the merit of good company fundamentals. Loss making companies can act like a sponge for capital - so investors should be cautious that they're not throwing good money after bad.
In contrast to all that, many investors prefer to focus on companies like Brickability Group (LON:BRCK), which has not only revenues, but also profits. While this doesn't necessarily speak to whether it's undervalued, the profitability of the business is enough to warrant some appreciation - especially if its growing.
Brickability Group's Earnings Per Share Are Growing
If a company can keep growing earnings per share (EPS) long enough, its share price should eventually follow. That makes EPS growth an attractive quality for any company. It certainly is nice to see that Brickability Group has managed to grow EPS by 23% per year over three years. If the company can sustain that sort of growth, we'd expect shareholders to come away satisfied.
One way to double-check a company's growth is to look at how its revenue, and earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) margins are changing. Brickability Group maintained stable EBIT margins over the last year, all while growing revenue 97% to UK£649m. That's progress.
You can take a look at the company's revenue and earnings growth trend, in the chart below. To see the actual numbers, click on the chart.
Fortunately, we've got access to analyst forecasts of Brickability Group's future profits. You can do your own forecasts without looking, or you can take a peek at what the professionals are predicting.
Are Brickability Group Insiders Aligned With All Shareholders?
Insider interest in a company always sparks a bit of intrigue and many investors are on the lookout for companies where insiders are putting their money where their mouth is. Because often, the purchase of stock is a sign that the buyer views it as undervalued. However, small purchases are not always indicative of conviction, and insiders don't always get it right.
Belief in the company remains high for insiders as there hasn't been a single share sold by the management or company board members. But the real excitement comes from the UK£100k that Member of Management Board & MD of Crest Group Arnold Van Huet spent buying shares (at an average price of about UK£0.81). It seems at least one insider has seen potential in the company's future - and they're willing to put money on the line.
Along with the insider buying, another encouraging sign for Brickability Group is that insiders, as a group, have a considerable shareholding. Given insiders own a significant chunk of shares, currently valued at UK£51m, they have plenty of motivation to push the business to succeed. Amounting to 24% of the outstanding shares, indicating that insiders are also significantly impacted by the decisions they make on the behalf of the business.
Should You Add Brickability Group To Your Watchlist?
You can't deny that Brickability Group has grown its earnings per share at a very impressive rate. That's attractive. On top of that, insiders own a significant piece of the pie when it comes to the company's stock, and one has been buying more. These things considered, this is one stock worth watching. However, before you get too excited we've discovered 1 warning sign for Brickability Group that you should be aware of.
There are plenty of other companies that have insiders buying up shares. So if you like the sound of Brickability Group, you'll probably love this free list of growing companies that insiders are buying.
Please note the insider transactions discussed in this article refer to reportable transactions in the relevant jurisdiction.
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