If You Had Bought TTL Beteiligungs- und Grundbesitz-AG (FRA:TTO) Stock Three Years Ago, You Could Pocket A 2945% Gain Today

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Generally speaking, investors are inspired to be stock pickers by the potential to find the big winners. But when you hold the right stock for the right time period, the rewards can be truly huge. One such superstar is TTL Beteiligungs- und Grundbesitz-AG (FRA:TTO), which saw its share price soar 2945% in three years. Then again, the 8.6% share price decline hasn’t been so fun for shareholders. This could be related to the soft market, with stocks down around 2.3% in the last month.

Anyone who held for that rewarding ride would probably be keen to talk about it.

Check out our latest analysis for TTL Beteiligungs- und Grundbesitz-AG

There is no denying that markets are sometimes efficient, but prices do not always reflect underlying business performance. One flawed but reasonable way to assess how sentiment around a company has changed is to compare the earnings per share (EPS) with the share price.

TTL Beteiligungs- und Grundbesitz-AG became profitable within the last three years. That kind of transition can be an inflection point that justifies a strong share price gain, just as we have seen here.

The company’s earnings per share (over time) is depicted in the image below (click to see the exact numbers).

DB:TTO Past and Future Earnings, May 14th 2019
DB:TTO Past and Future Earnings, May 14th 2019

It is of course excellent to see how TTL Beteiligungs- und Grundbesitz-AG has grown profits over the years, but the future is more important for shareholders. You can see how its balance sheet has strengthened (or weakened) over time in this free interactive graphic.

A Different Perspective

While it’s certainly disappointing to see that TTL Beteiligungs- und Grundbesitz-AG shares lost 3.8% throughout the year, that wasn’t as bad as the market loss of 9.2%. Longer term investors wouldn’t be so upset, since they would have made 93%, each year, over five years. It could be that the business is just facing some short term problems, but shareholders should keep a close eye on the fundamentals. Before deciding if you like the current share price, check how TTL Beteiligungs- und Grundbesitz-AG scores on these 3 valuation metrics.

We will like TTL Beteiligungs- und Grundbesitz-AG better if we see some big insider buys. While we wait, check out this free list of growing companies with considerable, recent, insider buying.

Please note, the market returns quoted in this article reflect the market weighted average returns of stocks that currently trade on DE exchanges.

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