By buying an index fund, investors can approximate the average market return. But if you choose individual stocks with prowess, you can make superior returns. Just take a look at Franklin Covey Co. (NYSE:FC), which is up 90%, over three years, soundly beating the market return of 33% (not including dividends). However, more recent returns haven’t been as impressive as that, with the stock returning just 55% in the last year.
See our latest analysis for Franklin Covey
Franklin Covey isn’t currently profitable, so most analysts would look to revenue growth to get an idea of how fast the underlying business is growing. When a company doesn’t make profits, we’d generally expect to see good revenue growth. As you can imagine, fast revenue growth, when maintained, often leads to fast profit growth.
Over the last three years Franklin Covey has grown its revenue at 4.4% annually. That’s not a very high growth rate considering it doesn’t make profits. In that time the share price is up 24% per year, which is not unreasonable given the revenue gorwth. Ultimately, the important thing is whether the company is trending to profitability. Given the market doesn’t seem too excited about the stock, a closer look at the financial data could pay off, if you can find indications of a stronger growth trend in the future.
You can see how revenue has changed over time in the image below.
You can see how its balance sheet has strengthened (or weakened) over time in this free interactive graphic.
A Different Perspective
We’re pleased to report that Franklin Covey shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 55% over one year. That’s better than the annualised return of 13% over half a decade, implying that the company is doing better recently. Given the share price momentum remains strong, it might be worth taking a closer look at the stock, lest you miss an opportunity. If you would like to research Franklin Covey in more detail then you might want to take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in the company.
We will like Franklin Covey better if we see some big insider buys. While we wait, check out this free list of growing companies with considerable, recent, insider buying.
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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