Even though Beijing Jingcheng Machinery Electric (HKG:187) has lost CN¥398m market cap in last 7 days, shareholders are still up 88% over 1 year

Simply Wall St
March 15, 2022
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Some Beijing Jingcheng Machinery Electric Company Limited (HKG:187) shareholders are probably rather concerned to see the share price fall 34% over the last three months. But that doesn't change the reality that over twelve months the stock has done really well. In that time we've seen the stock easily surpass the market return, with a gain of 88%.

Since the long term performance has been good but there's been a recent pullback of 20%, let's check if the fundamentals match the share price.

View our latest analysis for Beijing Jingcheng Machinery Electric

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).

Beijing Jingcheng Machinery Electric went from making a loss to reporting a profit, in the last year.

When a company is just on the edge of profitability it can be well worth considering other metrics in order to more precisely gauge growth (and therefore understand share price movements).

Revenue was pretty flat year on year, but maybe a closer look at the data can explain the market optimism.

You can see below how earnings and revenue have changed over time (discover the exact values by clicking on the image).

SEHK:187 Earnings and Revenue Growth March 15th 2022

It's probably worth noting that the CEO is paid less than the median at similar sized companies. It's always worth keeping an eye on CEO pay, but a more important question is whether the company will grow earnings throughout the years. Before buying or selling a stock, we always recommend a close examination of historic growth trends, available here..

A Different Perspective

It's good to see that Beijing Jingcheng Machinery Electric has rewarded shareholders with a total shareholder return of 88% in the last twelve months. That certainly beats the loss of about 0.2% per year over the last half decade. We generally put more weight on the long term performance over the short term, but the recent improvement could hint at a (positive) inflection point within the business. It's always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand Beijing Jingcheng Machinery Electric better, we need to consider many other factors. For example, we've discovered 2 warning signs for Beijing Jingcheng Machinery Electric (1 is a bit concerning!) that you should be aware of before investing here.

If you would prefer to check out another company -- one with potentially superior financials -- then do not miss this free list of companies that have proven they can grow earnings.

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

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