zooplus (ETR:ZO1) Shareholders Have Enjoyed A 81% Share Price Gain

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Simply Wall St
Published
May 18, 2021
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Stock pickers are generally looking for stocks that will outperform the broader market. And in our experience, buying the right stocks can give your wealth a significant boost. For example, the zooplus AG (ETR:ZO1) share price is up 81% in the last 5 years, clearly besting the market return of around 32% (ignoring dividends).

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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 five years of share price growth, zooplus moved from a loss to profitability. That's generally thought to be a genuine positive, so we would expect to see an increasing share price.

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

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XTRA:ZO1 Earnings Per Share Growth May 19th 2021

It's probably worth noting that the CEO is paid less than the median at similar sized companies. But while CEO remuneration is always worth checking, the really important question is whether the company can grow earnings going forward. It might be well worthwhile taking a look at our free report on zooplus' earnings, revenue and cash flow.

A Different Perspective

We're pleased to report that zooplus shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 65% over one year. Since the one-year TSR is better than the five-year TSR (the latter coming in at 13% per year), it would seem that the stock's performance has improved in recent times. Someone with an optimistic perspective could view the recent improvement in TSR as indicating that the business itself is getting better with time. Before forming an opinion on zooplus you might want to consider these 3 valuation metrics.

Of course zooplus may not be the best stock to buy. So you may wish to see this free collection of growth stocks.

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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