CBAK Energy Technology's (NASDAQ:CBAT) Wonderful 504% Share Price Increase Shows How Capitalism Can Build Wealth

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CBAK Energy Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBAT) shareholders might be concerned after seeing the share price drop 11% in the last quarter. But that cannot eclipse the spectacular share price rise we’ve seen over the last twelve months. Indeed, the share price is up a whopping 504% in that time. So we wouldn’t blame sellers for taking some profits. Of course, winners often do keep winning, so there may be more gains to come (if the business fundamentals stack up).

It really delights us to see such great share price performance for investors.

View our latest analysis for CBAK Energy Technology

To quote Buffett, ‘Ships will sail around the world but the Flat Earth Society will flourish. There will continue to be wide discrepancies between price and value in the marketplace…’ By comparing earnings per share (EPS) and share price changes over time, we can get a feel for how investor attitudes to a company have morphed over time.

During the last year CBAK Energy Technology grew its earnings per share, moving from a loss to a profit.

When a company is just on the edge of profitability it can be well worth considering other metrics in order to more precisely gauge growth (and therefore understand share price movements).

However the year on year revenue growth of 68% would help. Many businesses do go through a phase where they have to forgo some profits to drive business development, and sometimes its for the best.

You can see how earnings and revenue have changed over time in the image below (click on the chart to see the exact values).

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It’s probably worth noting that the CEO is paid less than the median at similar sized companies. It’s always worth keeping an eye on CEO pay, but a more important question is whether the company will grow earnings throughout the years. It might be well worthwhile taking a look at our free report on CBAK Energy Technology’s earnings, revenue and cash flow.

A Different Perspective

It’s nice to see that CBAK Energy Technology shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 504% over the last year. That gain is better than the annual TSR over five years, which is 12%. Therefore it seems like sentiment around the company has been positive lately. Someone with an optimistic perspective could view the recent improvement in TSR as indicating that the business itself is getting better with time. It’s always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand CBAK Energy Technology better, we need to consider many other factors. Case in point: We’ve spotted 3 warning signs for CBAK Energy Technology you should be aware of, and 1 of them shouldn’t be ignored.

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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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