If you’d invested in: DP Poland and Carpetright
Pizza sellers DP Poland made a loss of £2.2m last year, after losing £3.6m in 2014 and £3.3m in 2013. But that hasn’t deterred investors.
DP Poland (LSE: DPP) operates the franchise for Domino's Pizza in Poland. It holds an exclusive 15-year franchise for the brand, which runs until 2025. It opened its first store in Warsaw in 2011 and now operates 24 stores throughout the country, directly and via sub-franchises.
It made a loss of £2.2m last year, after losing £3.6m in 2014 and £3.3m in 2013. But that hasn't deterred investors the share price has risen by 120% in the last year.
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Carpetright (LSE: CPR) is the UK's biggest flooring retailer. The shares took a beating as house prices crashed in 2008, but recovered to a high of 973p by early 2010. But since then, they've been in a gradual decline, which has accelerated in the past year.
The firm is moving away from its cut-price warehouse model by expanding its range of products and opening smaller high-street stores. But despite a 33% rise in pre-tax profits for the year to April 2016, the share price has slid by more than 60% in the last 12 months.