Did You Miss Flexopack Société Anonyme Commercial and Industrial Plastics' (ATH:FLEXO) Impressive 242% Share Price Gain?

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Simply Wall St
Published
May 28, 2021
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When you buy a stock there is always a possibility that it could drop 100%. But on the bright side, if you buy shares in a high quality company at the right price, you can gain well over 100%. Long term Flexopack Société Anonyme Commercial and Industrial Plastics Company (ATH:FLEXO) shareholders would be well aware of this, since the stock is up 242% in five years.

Check out our latest analysis for Flexopack Société Anonyme Commercial and Industrial Plastics

There is no denying that markets are sometimes efficient, but prices do not always reflect underlying business performance. 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, Flexopack Société Anonyme Commercial and Industrial Plastics managed to grow its earnings per share at 23% a year. So the EPS growth rate is rather close to the annualized share price gain of 28% per year. That suggests that the market sentiment around the company hasn't changed much over that time. Indeed, it would appear the share price is reacting to the EPS.

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

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ATSE:FLEXO Earnings Per Share Growth May 29th 2021

It might be well worthwhile taking a look at our free report on Flexopack Société Anonyme Commercial and Industrial Plastics' earnings, revenue and cash flow.

What About Dividends?

It is important to consider the total shareholder return, as well as the share price return, for any given stock. 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 Flexopack Société Anonyme Commercial and Industrial Plastics the TSR over the last 5 years was 251%, which is better than the share price return mentioned above. This is largely a result of its dividend payments!

A Different Perspective

It's nice to see that Flexopack Société Anonyme Commercial and Industrial Plastics shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 23% over the last year. Of course, that includes the dividend. Having said that, the five-year TSR of 29% a year, is even better. Is Flexopack Société Anonyme Commercial and Industrial Plastics cheap compared to other companies? These 3 valuation measures might help you decide.

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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 GR exchanges.

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