RKT Stock – With EPS Growth And More, Anam ElectronicsLtd (KRX:008700) Is Interesting
Some have more dollars than sense, they say, so even companies that have no revenue, no profit, and a record of falling short, can easily find investors. And in their study titled Who Falls Prey to the Wolf of Wall Street?’ Leuz et. al. found that it is ‘quite common’ for investors to lose money by buying into ‘pump and dump’ schemes.
In the age of tech-stock blue-sky investing, my choice may seem old fashioned; I still prefer profitable companies like Anam ElectronicsLtd (KRX:008700). Now, I’m not saying that the stock is necessarily undervalued today; but I can’t shake an appreciation for the profitability of the business itself. Conversely, a loss-making company is yet to prove itself with profit, and eventually the sweet milk of external capital may run sour.
See our latest analysis for Anam ElectronicsLtd
How Fast Is Anam ElectronicsLtd Growing Its Earnings Per Share?
In a capitalist society capital chases profits, and that means share prices tend rise with earnings per share (EPS). So like a ray of sunshine through a gap in the clouds, improving EPS is considered a good sign. You can imagine, then, that it almost knocked my socks off when I realized that Anam ElectronicsLtd grew its EPS from ₩5.42 to ₩71.00, in one short year. When you see earnings grow that quickly, it often means good things ahead for the company.
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. While we note Anam ElectronicsLtd’s EBIT margins were flat over the last year, revenue grew by a solid 8.9% to ₩265b. That’s progress.
In the chart below, you can see how the company has grown earnings, and revenue, over time. Click on the chart to see the exact numbers.
Since Anam ElectronicsLtd is no giant, with a market capitalization of ₩233b, so you should definitely check its cash and debt before getting too excited about its prospects.
Are Anam ElectronicsLtd Insiders Aligned With All Shareholders?
It makes me feel more secure owning shares in a company if insiders also own shares, thusly more closely aligning our interests. As a result, I’m encouraged by the fact that insiders own Anam ElectronicsLtd shares worth a considerable sum. Indeed, they hold ₩26b worth of its stock. That’s a lot of money, and no small incentive to work hard. That amounts to 11% of the company, demonstrating a degree of high-level alignment with shareholders.
Is Anam ElectronicsLtd Worth Keeping An Eye On?
Anam ElectronicsLtd’s earnings per share have taken off like a rocket aimed right at the moon. That EPS growth certainly has my attention, and the large insider ownership only serves to further stoke my interest. The hope is, of course, that the strong growth marks a fundamental improvement in the business economics. So yes, on this short analysis I do think it’s worth considering Anam ElectronicsLtd for a spot on your watchlist. You still need to take note of risks, for example – Anam ElectronicsLtd has 1 warning sign we think you should be aware of.
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