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Alper Consultoria e Corretora de Seguros (BVMF:APER3) shareholders are still up 96% over 5 years despite pulling back 11% in the past week

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Alper Consultoria e Corretora de Seguros S.A. (BVMF:APER3) shareholders might be concerned after seeing the share price drop 14% in the last month. But that doesn't change the fact that the returns over the last five years have been pleasing. After all, the share price is up a market-beating 75% in that time. While the long term returns are impressive, we do have some sympathy for those who bought more recently, given the 29% drop, in the last year.

In light of the stock dropping 11% in the past week, we want to investigate the longer term story, and see if fundamentals have been the driver of the company's positive five-year return.

See our latest analysis for Alper Consultoria e Corretora de Seguros

In his essay The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville Warren Buffett described how share prices do not always rationally reflect the value of a business. 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 the last half decade, Alper Consultoria e Corretora de Seguros became profitable. That's generally thought to be a genuine positive, so we would expect to see an increasing share price.

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

BOVESPA:APER3 Earnings Per Share Growth March 18th 2023

This free interactive report on Alper Consultoria e Corretora de Seguros' earnings, revenue and cash flow is a great place to start, if you want to investigate the stock further.

What About The Total Shareholder Return (TSR)?

Investors should note that there's a difference between Alper Consultoria e Corretora de Seguros' total shareholder return (TSR) and its share price change, which we've covered above. 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. Its history of dividend payouts mean that Alper Consultoria e Corretora de Seguros' TSR of 96% over the last 5 years is better than the share price return.

A Different Perspective

We regret to report that Alper Consultoria e Corretora de Seguros shareholders are down 29% for the year. Unfortunately, that's worse than the broader market decline of 13%. However, it could simply be that the share price has been impacted by broader market jitters. It might be worth keeping an eye on the fundamentals, in case there's a good opportunity. Longer term investors wouldn't be so upset, since they would have made 14%, each year, over five years. If the fundamental data continues to indicate long term sustainable growth, the current sell-off could be an opportunity worth considering. 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. Even so, be aware that Alper Consultoria e Corretora de Seguros is showing 3 warning signs in our investment analysis , 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 Brazilian exchanges.

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