Did Space Group Holdings’s (HKG:2448) Share Price Deserve to Gain 25%?

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Passive investing in index funds can generate returns that roughly match the overall market. But you can significantly boost your returns by picking above-average stocks. For example, the Space Group Holdings Limited (HKG:2448) share price is up 25% in the last year, clearly besting than the market return of around -7.3% (not including dividends). That’s a solid performance by our standards! Space Group Holdings hasn’t been listed for long, so it’s still not clear if it is a long term winner.

See our latest analysis for Space Group Holdings

To paraphrase Benjamin Graham: Over the short term the market is a voting machine, but over the long term it’s a weighing machine. One way to examine how market sentiment has changed over time is to look at the interaction between a company’s share price and its earnings per share (EPS).

Over the last twelve months, Space Group Holdings actually shrank its EPS by 46%. So we don’t think that investors are paying too much attention to EPS. Since the change in EPS doesn’t seem to correlate with the change in share price, it’s worth taking a look at other metrics.

Space Group Holdings’s revenue actually dropped 16% over last year. So the fundamental metrics don’t provide an obvious explanation for the share price gain.

SEHK:2448 Income Statement, July 3rd 2019
SEHK:2448 Income Statement, July 3rd 2019

Take a more thorough look at Space Group Holdings’s financial health with this free report on its balance sheet.

A Different Perspective

Space Group Holdings boasts a total shareholder return of 25% for the last year. A substantial portion of that gain has come in the last three months, with the stock up 14% in that time. Demand for the stock from multiple parties is pushing the price higher; it could be that word is getting out about its virtues as a business. Is Space Group Holdings cheap compared to other companies? These 3 valuation measures might help you decide.

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Please note, the market returns quoted in this article reflect the market weighted average returns of stocks that currently trade on HK exchanges.

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