Investors Who Bought Extreme Networks (NASDAQ:EXTR) Shares Five Years Ago Are Now Up 86%

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Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXTR) shareholders have seen the share price descend 15% over the month. On the other hand the returns over the last half decade have not been bad. It’s good to see the share price is up 86% in that time, better than its market return of 73%.

Check out our latest analysis for Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks wasn’t profitable in the last twelve months, it is unlikely we’ll see a strong correlation between its share price and its earnings per share (EPS). Arguably revenue is our next best option. When a company doesn’t make profits, we’d generally expect to see good revenue growth. That’s because it’s hard to be confident a company will be sustainable if revenue growth is negligible, and it never makes a profit.

For the last half decade, Extreme Networks can boast revenue growth at a rate of 17% per year. Even measured against other revenue-focussed companies, that’s a good result. It’s good to see that the stock has 13%, but not entirely surprising given revenue shows strong growth. If you think there could be more growth to come, now might be the time to take a close look at Extreme Networks. Of course, you’ll have to research the business more fully to figure out if this is an attractive opportunity.

The company’s revenue and earnings (over time) are depicted in the image below (click to see the exact numbers).

NasdaqGS:EXTR Income Statement, February 13th 2020

It’s probably worth noting we’ve seen significant insider buying in the last quarter, which we consider a positive. That said, we think earnings and revenue growth trends are even more important factors to consider. So we recommend checking out this free report showing consensus forecasts

A Different Perspective

Investors in Extreme Networks had a tough year, with a total loss of 15%, against a market gain of about 23%. However, keep in mind that even the best stocks will sometimes underperform the market over a twelve month period. Longer term investors wouldn’t be so upset, since they would have made 13%, each year, over five years. It could be that the recent sell-off is an opportunity, so it may be worth checking the fundamental data for signs of a long term growth trend. It’s always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand Extreme Networks better, we need to consider many other factors. To that end, you should be aware of the 2 warning signs we’ve spotted with Extreme Networks .

There are plenty of other companies that have insiders buying up shares. You probably do not want to miss this free list of growing companies that insiders are 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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