UK markets closed
  • FTSE 100

    7,018.60
    -140.92 (-1.97%)
     
  • FTSE 250

    17,972.69
    -359.00 (-1.96%)
     
  • AIM

    833.59
    -13.83 (-1.63%)
     
  • GBP/EUR

    1.1189
    -0.0251 (-2.19%)
     
  • GBP/USD

    1.0857
    -0.0398 (-3.54%)
     
  • BTC-GBP

    17,455.74
    -248.13 (-1.40%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    434.61
    -9.92 (-2.23%)
     
  • S&P 500

    3,693.23
    -64.76 (-1.72%)
     
  • DOW

    29,590.41
    -486.27 (-1.62%)
     
  • CRUDE OIL

    79.43
    -4.06 (-4.86%)
     
  • GOLD FUTURES

    1,651.70
    -29.40 (-1.75%)
     
  • NIKKEI 225

    27,153.83
    -159.30 (-0.58%)
     
  • HANG SENG

    17,933.27
    -214.68 (-1.18%)
     
  • DAX

    12,284.19
    -247.41 (-1.97%)
     
  • CAC 40

    5,783.41
    -135.09 (-2.28%)
     

Here's Why We Think Residential Secure Income (LON:RESI) Might Deserve Your Attention Today

·3-min read

For beginners, it can seem like a good idea (and an exciting prospect) to buy a company that tells a good story to investors, even if it currently lacks a track record of revenue and profit. Sometimes these stories can cloud the minds of investors, leading them to invest with their emotions rather than on the merit of good company fundamentals. A loss-making company is yet to prove itself with profit, and eventually the inflow of external capital may dry up.

If this kind of company isn't your style, you like companies that generate revenue, and even earn profits, then you may well be interested in Residential Secure Income (LON:RESI). Even if this company is fairly valued by the market, investors would agree that generating consistent profits will continue to provide Residential Secure Income with the means to add long-term value to shareholders.

View our latest analysis for Residential Secure Income

How Fast Is Residential Secure Income Growing Its Earnings Per Share?

Even when EPS earnings per share (EPS) growth is unexceptional, company value can be created if this rate is sustained each year. So EPS growth can certainly encourage an investor to take note of a stock. Impressively, Residential Secure Income's EPS catapulted from UK£0.032 to UK£0.079, over the last year. It's not often a company can achieve year-on-year growth of 148%.

One way to double-check a company's growth is to look at how its revenue, and earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) margins are changing. The good news is that Residential Secure Income is growing revenues, and EBIT margins improved by 2.8 percentage points to 35%, over the last year. That's great to see, on both counts.

In the chart below, you can see how the company has grown earnings and revenue, over time. Click on the chart to see the exact numbers.

earnings-and-revenue-history
earnings-and-revenue-history

In investing, as in life, the future matters more than the past. So why not check out this free interactive visualization of Residential Secure Income's forecast profits?

Are Residential Secure Income Insiders Aligned With All Shareholders?

Insider interest in a company always sparks a bit of intrigue and many investors are on the lookout for companies where insiders are putting their money where their mouth is. This view is based on the possibility that stock purchases signal bullishness on behalf of the buyer. However, small purchases are not always indicative of conviction, and insiders don't always get it right.

Not only did Residential Secure Income insiders refrain from selling stock during the year, but they also spent UK£87k buying it. This is a good look for the company as it paints an optimistic picture for the future. Zooming in, we can see that the biggest insider purchase was by Senior Independent Director of ReSI Capital Management Limited Robert Gray for UK£55k worth of shares, at about UK£1.11 per share.

Should You Add Residential Secure Income To Your Watchlist?

Residential Secure Income's earnings per share growth have been climbing higher at an appreciable rate. Most growth-seeking investors will find it hard to ignore that sort of explosive EPS growth. And in fact, it could well signal a fundamental shift in the business economics. If this is the case, then keeping a watch over Residential Secure Income could be in your best interest. You should always think about risks though. Case in point, we've spotted 4 warning signs for Residential Secure Income you should be aware of, and 1 of them shouldn't be ignored.

There are plenty of other companies that have insiders buying up shares. So if you like the sound of Residential Secure Income, you'll probably love this free list of growing companies that insiders are buying.

Please note the insider transactions discussed in this article refer to reportable transactions in the relevant jurisdiction.

Have feedback on this article? Concerned about the content? Get in touch with us directly. Alternatively, email editorial-team (at) simplywallst.com.

This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. We provide commentary based on historical data and analyst forecasts only using an unbiased methodology and our articles are not intended to be financial advice. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. We aim to bring you long-term focused analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Simply Wall St has no position in any stocks mentioned.