Introducing SYNNEX (NYSE:SNX), A Stock That Climbed 82% In The Last Five Years

When we invest, we’re generally looking for stocks that outperform the market average. And the truth is, you can make significant gains if you buy good quality businesses at the right price. For example, the SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE:SNX) share price is up 82% in the last 5 years, clearly besting the market return of around 54% (ignoring dividends). However, more recent returns haven’t been as impressive as that, with the stock returning just 45% in the last year , including dividends .

Check out our latest analysis for SYNNEX

While the efficient markets hypothesis continues to be taught by some, it has been proven that markets are over-reactive dynamic systems, and investors are not always rational. By comparing earnings per share (EPS) and share price changes over time, we can get a feel for how investor attitudes to a company have morphed over time.

During five years of share price growth, SYNNEX achieved compound earnings per share (EPS) growth of 16% per year. The EPS growth is more impressive than the yearly share price gain of 13% over the same period. So one could conclude that the broader market has become more cautious towards the stock.

You can see how EPS has changed over time in the image below (click on the chart to see the exact values).

NYSE:SNX Past and Future Earnings, February 6th 2020
NYSE:SNX Past and Future Earnings, February 6th 2020

We know that SYNNEX has improved its bottom line lately, but is it going to grow revenue? You could check out this free report showing analyst revenue forecasts.

What About Dividends?

It is important to consider the total shareholder return, as well as the share price return, for any given stock. The TSR incorporates the value of any spin-offs or discounted capital raisings, along with any dividends, based on the assumption that the dividends are reinvested. Arguably, the TSR gives a more comprehensive picture of the return generated by a stock. In the case of SYNNEX, it has a TSR of 93% for the last 5 years. That exceeds its share price return that we previously mentioned. And there’s no prize for guessing that the dividend payments largely explain the divergence!

A Different Perspective

It’s good to see that SYNNEX has rewarded shareholders with a total shareholder return of 45% in the last twelve months. That’s including the dividend. That’s better than the annualised return of 14% over half a decade, implying that the company is doing better recently. Someone with an optimistic perspective could view the recent improvement in TSR as indicating that the business itself is getting better with time. While it is well worth considering the different impacts that market conditions can have on the share price, there are other factors that are even more important. Take risks, for example – SYNNEX has 2 warning signs (and 1 which is potentially serious) we think you should know about.

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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 US exchanges.

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