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IntegraFin Holdings (LON:IHP) sheds UK£42m, company earnings and investor returns have been trending downwards for past year
It's easy to match the overall market return by buying an index fund. When you buy individual stocks, you can make higher profits, but you also face the risk of under-performance. Unfortunately the IntegraFin Holdings plc (LON:IHP) share price slid 40% over twelve months. That's disappointing when you consider the market declined 0.9%. To make matters worse, the returns over three years have also been really disappointing (the share price is 31% lower than three years ago). Even worse, it's down 16% in about a month, which isn't fun at all. We do note, however, that the broader market is down 7.5% in that period, and this may have weighed on the share price.
If the past week is anything to go by, investor sentiment for IntegraFin Holdings isn't positive, so let's see if there's a mismatch between fundamentals and the share price.
Check out our latest analysis for IntegraFin Holdings
To paraphrase Benjamin Graham: Over the short term the market is a voting machine, but over the long term it's a weighing machine. 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).
Unhappily, IntegraFin Holdings had to report a 14% decline in EPS over the last year. This reduction in EPS is not as bad as the 40% share price fall. Unsurprisingly, given the lack of EPS growth, the market seems to be more cautious about the stock.
The company's earnings per share (over time) is depicted in the image below (click to see the exact numbers).
This free interactive report on IntegraFin Holdings' earnings, revenue and cash flow is a great place to start, if you want to investigate the stock further.
What About Dividends?
When looking at investment returns, it is important to consider the difference between total shareholder return (TSR) and share price return. The TSR is a return calculation that accounts for the value of cash dividends (assuming that any dividend received was reinvested) and the calculated value of any discounted capital raisings and spin-offs. So for companies that pay a generous dividend, the TSR is often a lot higher than the share price return. We note that for IntegraFin Holdings the TSR over the last 1 year was -38%, which is better than the share price return mentioned above. The dividends paid by the company have thusly boosted the total shareholder return.
A Different Perspective
While the broader market lost about 0.9% in the twelve months, IntegraFin Holdings shareholders did even worse, losing 38% (even including dividends). However, it could simply be that the share price has been impacted by broader market jitters. It might be worth keeping an eye on the fundamentals, in case there's a good opportunity. On the bright side, long term shareholders have made money, with a gain of 1.6% per year over half a decade. It could be that the recent sell-off is an opportunity, so it may be worth checking the fundamental data for signs of a long term growth trend. While it is well worth considering the different impacts that market conditions can have on the share price, there are other factors that are even more important. For example, we've discovered 1 warning sign for IntegraFin Holdings that you should be aware of before investing here.
We will like IntegraFin Holdings 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 British exchanges.
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IntegraFin Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides an investment platform for UK financial advisers and their clients.
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