Did Industria de Diseño Textil’s (BME:ITX) Share Price Deserve to Gain 19%?

When we invest, we’re generally looking for stocks that outperform the market average. And the truth is, you can make significant gains if you buy good quality businesses at the right price. To wit, the Industria de Diseño Textil share price has climbed 19% in five years, easily topping the market return of -18% (ignoring dividends). On the other hand, the more recent gains haven’t been so impressive, with shareholders gaining just 3.7% , including dividends .

See our latest analysis for Industria de Diseño Textil

While the efficient markets hypothesis continues to be taught by some, it has been proven that markets are over-reactive dynamic systems, and investors are not always rational. 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).

Over half a decade, Industria de Diseño Textil managed to grow its earnings per share at 8.8% a year. This EPS growth is higher than the 3.6% average annual increase in the share price. So it seems the market isn’t so enthusiastic about the stock these days.

BME:ITX Past and Future Earnings, September 16th 2019
BME:ITX Past and Future Earnings, September 16th 2019

We like that insiders have been buying shares in the last twelve months. Having said that, most people consider earnings and revenue growth trends to be a more meaningful guide to the business. It might be well worthwhile taking a look at our free report on Industria de Diseño Textil’s earnings, revenue and cash flow.

What About Dividends?

As well as measuring the share price return, investors should also consider the total shareholder return (TSR). Whereas the share price return only reflects the change in the share price, the TSR includes the value of dividends (assuming they were reinvested) and the benefit of any discounted capital raising or spin-off. So for companies that pay a generous dividend, the TSR is often a lot higher than the share price return. As it happens, Industria de Diseño Textil’s TSR for the last 5 years was 31%, which exceeds the share price return mentioned earlier. And there’s no prize for guessing that the dividend payments largely explain the divergence!

A Different Perspective

It’s good to see that Industria de Diseño Textil has rewarded shareholders with a total shareholder return of 3.7% in the last twelve months. And that does include the dividend. However, the TSR over five years, coming in at 5.5% per year, is even more impressive. Potential buyers might understandably feel they’ve missed the opportunity, but it’s always possible business is still firing on all cylinders. It is all well and good that insiders have been buying shares, but we suggest you check here to see what price insiders were buying at.

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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 ES exchanges.

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