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Introducing Ouro Fino Saúde Animal Participações (BVMF:OFSA3), A Stock That Climbed 42% In The Last Three Years

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Low-cost index funds make it easy to achieve average market returns. But across the board there are plenty of stocks that underperform the market. For example, the Ouro Fino Saúde Animal Participações S.A. (BVMF:OFSA3) share price return of 42% over three years lags the market return in the same period. Zooming in, the stock is actually down 15% in the last year.

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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. One way to examine how market sentiment has changed over time is to look at the interaction between a company's share price and its earnings per share (EPS).

During three years of share price growth, Ouro Fino Saúde Animal Participações achieved compound earnings per share growth of 192% per year. This EPS growth is higher than the 12% average annual increase in the share price. So one could reasonably conclude that the market has cooled on the stock.

You can see below how EPS has changed over time (discover the exact values by clicking on the image).

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BOVESPA:OFSA3 Earnings Per Share Growth December 15th 2020

It is of course excellent to see how Ouro Fino Saúde Animal Participações has grown profits over the years, but the future is more important for shareholders. If you are thinking of buying or selling Ouro Fino Saúde Animal Participações stock, you should check out this FREE detailed report on its balance sheet.

What about the Total Shareholder Return (TSR)?

We'd be remiss not to mention the difference between Ouro Fino Saúde Animal Participações' total shareholder return (TSR) and its share price return. Arguably the TSR is a more complete return calculation because it accounts for the value of dividends (as if they were reinvested), along with the hypothetical value of any discounted capital that have been offered to shareholders. Dividends have been really beneficial for Ouro Fino Saúde Animal Participações shareholders, and that cash payout contributed to why its TSR of 45%, over the last 3 years, is better than the share price return.

A Different Perspective

Ouro Fino Saúde Animal Participações shareholders are down 15% for the year, but the market itself is up 5.4%. Even the share prices of good stocks drop sometimes, but we want to see improvements in the fundamental metrics of a business, before getting too interested. On the bright side, long term shareholders have made money, with a gain of 3% per year over half a decade. If the fundamental data continues to indicate long term sustainable growth, the current sell-off could be an opportunity worth considering. 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. To that end, you should be aware of the 3 warning signs we've spotted with Ouro Fino Saúde Animal Participações .

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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 BR exchanges.

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