Judo Capital Holdings (ASX:JDO shareholders incur further losses as stock declines 13% this week, taking one-year losses to 34%
Investors can approximate the average market return by buying an index fund. Active investors aim to buy stocks that vastly outperform the market - but in the process, they risk under-performance. For example, the Judo Capital Holdings Limited (ASX:JDO) share price is down 34% in the last year. That's disappointing when you consider the market declined 0.8%. Judo Capital Holdings hasn't been listed for long, so although we're wary of recent listings that perform poorly, it may still prove itself with time. More recently, the share price has dropped a further 18% in a month. This could be related to the recent financial results - you can catch up on the most recent data by reading our company report.
After losing 13% this past week, it's worth investigating the company's fundamentals to see what we can infer from past performance.
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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 imperfect but simple way to consider how the market perception of a company has shifted is to compare the change in the earnings per share (EPS) with the share price movement.
During the last year Judo Capital Holdings grew its earnings per share, moving from a loss to a profit.
When a company has just transitioned to profitability, earnings per share growth is not always the best way to look at the share price action. But we may find different metrics more enlightening.
Judo Capital Holdings managed to grow revenue over the last year, which is usually a real positive. Since we can't easily explain the share price movement based on these metrics, it might be worth considering how market sentiment has changed towards the stock.
You can see below how earnings and revenue have changed over time (discover the exact values by clicking on the image).
We consider it positive that insiders have made significant purchases in the last year. Even so, future earnings will be far more important to whether current shareholders make money. So it makes a lot of sense to check out what analysts think Judo Capital Holdings will earn in the future (free profit forecasts).
A Different Perspective
While Judo Capital Holdings shareholders are down 34% for the year, the market itself is up 0.8%. While the aim is to do better than that, it's worth recalling that even great long-term investments sometimes underperform for a year or more. With the stock down 2.4% over the last three months, the market doesn't seem to believe that the company has solved all its problems. Basically, most investors should be wary of buying into a poor-performing stock, unless the business itself has clearly improved. I find it very interesting to look at share price over the long term as a proxy for business performance. But to truly gain insight, we need to consider other information, too. For example, we've discovered 1 warning sign for Judo Capital Holdings that you should be aware of before investing here.
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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 Australian exchanges.
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Judo Capital Holdings
Judo Capital Holdings Limited provides various banking products and services for small and medium businesses in Australia.
High growth potential with excellent balance sheet.