Should Nimble Holdings (HKG:186) Be Disappointed With Their 22% Profit?

Some Nimble Holdings Company Limited (HKG:186) shareholders are probably rather concerned to see the share price fall 33% over the last three months. But don’t let that distract from the very nice return generated over three years. In the last three years the share price is up, 22%: better than the market.

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While markets are a powerful pricing mechanism, share prices reflect investor sentiment, not just underlying business performance. 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.

Over the last three years, Nimble Holdings failed to grow earnings per share, which fell 85% (annualized).

This means it’s unlikely the market is judging the company based on earnings growth. Therefore, we think it’s worth considering other metrics as well.

You can only imagine how long term shareholders feel about the declining revenue trend (slipping at per year). What’s clear is that historic earnings and revenue aren’t matching up with the share price action, very well. So you might have to dig deeper to get a grasp of the situation

The graphic below depicts how revenue has changed over time.

SEHK:186 Income Statement, December 9th 2019
SEHK:186 Income Statement, December 9th 2019

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A Different Perspective

The last twelve months weren’t great for Nimble Holdings shares, which cost holders 15%, while the market was up about 2.0%. Of course the long term matters more than the short term, and even great stocks will sometimes have a poor year. Investors are up over three years, booking 6.8% per year, much better than the more recent returns. Sometimes when a good quality long term winner has a weak period, it’s turns out to be an opportunity, but you really need to be sure that the quality is there. Before forming an opinion on Nimble Holdings you might want to consider these 3 valuation metrics.

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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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