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K92 Mining Inc. (CVE:KNT) shareholders might be concerned after seeing the share price drop 15% in the last month. But looking back over the last year, the returns have actually been rather pleasing! In that time we’ve seen the stock easily surpass the market return, with a gain of 97%.
While markets are a powerful pricing mechanism, share prices reflect investor sentiment, not just underlying business performance. 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 K92 Mining 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.
Revenue was pretty stable on last year, so deeper research might be needed to explain the share price rise.
The chart below shows how revenue and earnings have changed with time, (if you click on the chart you can see the actual values).
We’re pleased to report that the CEO is remunerated more modestly than most CEOs at similarly capitalized companies. It’s always worth keeping an eye on CEO pay, but a more important question is whether the company will grow earnings throughout the years. If you are thinking of buying or selling K92 Mining stock, you should check out this free report showing analyst profit forecasts.
A Different Perspective
K92 Mining boasts a total shareholder return of 97% for the last year. And the share price momentum remains respectable, with a gain of 20% in the last three months. Demand for the stock from multiple parties is pushing the price higher; it could be that word is getting out about its virtues as a business. Most investors take the time to check the data on insider transactions. You can click here to see if insiders have been buying or selling.
But note: K92 Mining may not be the best stock to buy. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies with past earnings growth (and further growth forecast).Please note, the market returns quoted in this article reflect the market weighted average returns of stocks that currently trade on CA exchanges.
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