The U.S. economy is expanding; personal incomes are increasing and so are personal expenditures. This company makes products that are in some 22,000 retail stores around the nation. If more Americans are earning more and then spending more, a company that well positioned in retail outlets will do well in this expanding economic landscape.
Insignia Systems, Inc is a company that deals with point of sale advertising programs. Their products are in over 22,000 store locations worldwide. The company is a smaller company traded on the NASDAQ. Its market capitalization is only $18 million. Its stock is trading at $1.51 per share.
I have been very bullish on the economy of the United States. Earlier this morning, the Bureau of Economic Analysis released numbers for both personal income and personal consumption expenditures. Personal incomes have an annual growth rate of 3.7% and expenditures by consumers has a 4.5% annual growth rate. Consumers are earning more and they are spending more. So, a company like Insignia Systems - ISIG - is positioned well to see an increase in revenue and earnings. Over the years the company has increased its asset quite modestly. But, given its assets, it has increased its gross income considerable and from that its earnings per share. Here are the assets and the gross income for the company over the past couple of years, respectively:
2012: $31,706 / $7,302
2013: $31,572 / $12,746
2014: $30,475 / $11,782
2015: $31,714 / $12,671
Assets have remained relatively stable over the past several years. But, given the assets, revenues have increased over the same period showing that management is proactive in its work on maximizing its potential with what it has available.
Also, earnings per share have increased over the same period, and this is more noticeable:
Revenues are increasing nicely. You can see the increase from the low of the revenue base from 2012 turning around and increasing to a high of 2015. I am fully expecting this trend to push higher for a longer period as the country’s economy expands and grows more. This will provide the company, ISIG, to earn more income in the future.
Being a much smaller company as ISIG is they are not always on the front radar of trader’s and investor’s minds. Again, the market capitalization is only $18 million. Because of that, the company’s earnings per share is slightly higher than 10-times. The stock is trading at $1.51 at the time of this writing and the earnings per share is expected to come in at about $0.50 per share, off of the $0.13 per share from 2015. That would make this stock a strong candidate for buying in to and holding on for a long period. With the earnings expected to push higher in 2016, and because this stock is lightly traded, this stock has a lot of potential to move to the upside quite quickly.
But, even without any real jump in the next earnings release this company is still positioned to do well going forward with the economy and the fact that the company’s products are in so many stores around the world, 22,000. With that much retail exposure around the country, there is going to be a large opportunity for revenue growth. And given management’s ability to capitalize on its ability to increase its earnings with limited increases of assets, as it did over the past five years, this company should prove to be able to do it again and increase its revenue and earnings consistently.
This stock is above the status of penny stock. It is smaller. But, it has increasing earnings while still having some of the characteristics of a penny stock, priced at $1.51 per share. That means this company’s stock could jump up quickly and jump quite high. This could be an exciting holding in your portfolio. But, you would want to hold on to this stock for a very long period of time.
|This media report from Macroaxis distributed on January 31, 2017 was a factor to the next trading day price decrease.The trading delta at closing time against the next closing price was 0.65% . The trading delta at closing time when the story was published against the current closing price is 4.82% .|