Investors Who Bought Broadway Industrial Group (SGX:B69) Shares A Year Ago Are Now Up 46%

The Broadway Industrial Group Limited (SGX:B69) share price has had a bad week, falling 11%. But looking back over the last year, the returns have actually been rather pleasing! Looking at the full year, the company has easily bested an index fund by gaining 46%.

View 3 warning signs we detected for Broadway Industrial Group

Broadway Industrial Group wasn’t profitable in the last twelve months, it is unlikely we’ll see a strong correlation between its share price and its earnings per share (EPS). Arguably revenue is our next best option. Shareholders of unprofitable companies usually expect strong revenue growth. That’s because it’s hard to be confident a company will be sustainable if revenue growth is negligible, and it never makes a profit.

Broadway Industrial Group actually shrunk its revenue over the last year, with a reduction of 26%. The stock is up 46% in that time, a fine performance given the revenue drop. To us that means that there isn’t a lot of correlation between the past revenue performance and the share price, but a closer look at analyst forecasts and the bottom line may well explain a lot.

The image below shows how earnings and revenue have tracked over time (if you click on the image you can see greater detail).

SGX:B69 Income Statement, January 13th 2020
SGX:B69 Income Statement, January 13th 2020

You can see how its balance sheet has strengthened (or weakened) over time in this free interactive graphic.

What about the Total Shareholder Return (TSR)?

We’d be remiss not to mention the difference between Broadway Industrial Group’s total shareholder return (TSR) and its share price return. The TSR attempts to capture the value of dividends (as if they were reinvested) as well as any spin-offs or discounted capital raisings offered to shareholders. Broadway Industrial Group’s TSR of 46% for the year exceeded its share price return, because it has paid dividends.

A Different Perspective

It’s good to see that Broadway Industrial Group has rewarded shareholders with a total shareholder return of 46% in the last twelve months. Since the one-year TSR is better than the five-year TSR (the latter coming in at 0.3% per year), it would seem that the stock’s performance has improved in recent times. Given the share price momentum remains strong, it might be worth taking a closer look at the stock, lest you miss an opportunity. You might want to assess this data-rich visualization of its earnings, revenue and cash flow.

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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 SG exchanges.

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