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Is it time to put ALD (EPA: ALD) on your watchlist?

Like a puppy chasing its tail, some new investors often pursue “the next big thing,” even if that means buying “history stocks” with no income, let alone profit. And in their study entitled Who is the prey of the Wolf of Wall Street? ‘ Leuz and. Al have found that it is “quite common” for investors to lose money by purchasing “pump and dump” programs.

If, on the other hand, you like businesses that have revenue, and even profits, then you might be interested in ALD (EPA: ALD). While that doesn’t make stocks worth buying at all costs, you can’t deny that successful capitalism ultimately requires profits. In comparison, loss-making companies act like a sponge for capital – but unlike such a sponge, they don’t always produce something when in a hurry.

Discover our latest analysis for ALD

ALD’s earnings per share are growing.

As one of my mentors once told me, the stock price tracks earnings per share (EPS). This means that growing EPS is seen as a real benefit by most successful long-term investors. We can see that over the past three years, ALD has increased its EPS by 12% per year. This growth rate is good enough, assuming the business can sustain it.

One way to recheck a business’s growth is to look at how its income and profit before interest and tax (EBIT) have changed. ALD shareholders can rely on the fact that EBIT margins are up 6.0% to 9.5% and revenue is increasing. Checking those two boxes is a good sign of growth in my book.

In the graph below, you can see how the business has increased its profit and revenue over time. To see the actual numbers, click on the graph.

ENXTPA: ALD Earnings and Revenue History November 9, 2021

Of course, the trick is to find stocks that have their best days in the future, not in the past. You can of course base your opinion on past performance, but you can also check out this interactive chart of Professional Analyst EPS Forecasts for ALD.

Are ALD Insiders Aligned with All Shareholders?

I always like to check the CEO’s compensation, because I think reasonable compensation levels, around or below the median, can be a sign that shareholders’ interests are being taken into account. For companies with a market capitalization between 3.5 and 10 billion euros, like ALD, the median CEO salary is around 2.3 million euros.

The CEO of ALD received a total remuneration of only 867 K € during the year to. It sounds like modest compensation to me, and may suggest a certain respect for the interests of shareholders. Although the level of CEO compensation is not a big factor in my view of the company, modest compensation is positive because it suggests that the board has the interests of shareholders in mind. It can also be a sign of a culture of integrity, in the broad sense.

Does ALD deserve a spot on your watchlist?

An important and encouraging feature of ALD is that it increases its profits. Not only that, but the CEO is paid quite reasonably which gives me more confidence in the board. So I think the title deserves further research, if not an instant addition to your watchlist. We don’t want to rain too much on the parade, but we also found 3 warning signs of ALD (2 shouldn’t be ignored!) That you should be aware of.

While ALD certainly looks good to me, I would like more insiders to buy stocks. If you also like to see insider buying then this free list of growing companies that insiders are buying, might be exactly what you are looking for.

Please note that the insider trading discussed in this article refers to reportable trades in the relevant jurisdiction.

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