Do Roche Bobois (EPA:RBO) revenues deserve your attention?
Like a puppy chasing its tail, some new investors are often looking for “the next big thing,” even if that means buying “history stocks” with no revenue, let alone profit. But as Warren Buffett said, “If you’ve been playing poker for half an hour and you still don’t know who the sucker is, you’re the sucker.” When buying such stocks, investors are too often suckers.
Contrary to all that, I prefer to spend time on companies like Roche Bobois (EPA:RBO), which not only generates revenue, but also profits. Although profit is not necessarily a social good, it is easy to admire a company that can produce it consistently. While a well-funded business may suffer losses for years, unless its owners have an endless appetite to subsidize the customer, it will eventually have to turn a profit, or else breathe its last breath.
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How fast is Roche Bobois increasing its earnings per share?
If a company can keep increasing its earnings per share (EPS) long enough, its stock price will eventually follow. Therefore, there are many investors who like to buy shares in companies that grow EPS. Who among us wouldn’t applaud Roche Bobois’ stratospheric annual EPS growth of 58%, compound, over the past three years? Although this type of growth rate is not sustainable for long, it certainly catches my eye. like a crow with a sparkling stone.
I like to take a look at earnings before interest and tax margins (EBIT), as well as revenue growth, to get another view of the quality of the company’s growth. The good news is that Roche Bobois is increasing its revenues and EBIT margins have improved by 5.2 percentage points to 9.3% compared to last year. It’s great to see, on both counts.
You can check the company’s revenue and profit growth trend in the table below. For more details, click on the image.
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Are Roche Bobois insiders aligned with all shareholders?
I feel safer owning stock in a company if insiders also own stock, thereby aligning our interests more closely. Accordingly, I am encouraged by the fact that insiders hold Roche Bobois shares of considerable value. Indeed, they have invested a mountain of glittering wealth there, currently valued at 101 million euros. This equates to 32% of the company, making insiders powerful and aligned with other shareholders. It may be my imagination, but I feel the glimmer of opportunity.
Should Roche Bobois be added to its watch list?
Roche Bobois revenue took off like any random cryptocurrency in 2017. This BPA growth is certainly catching my attention, and the large insider ownership only heightens my interest. Sometimes rapid EPS growth is a sign that the business has reached an inflection point; and I like those. So yes, on this short analysis, I think it’s worth considering Roche Bobois for a spot on your watch list. However, before you get too excited, we found out 3 warning signs for Roche Bobois (1 is a little unpleasant!) which you should be aware of.
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