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It’s easy to match the overall market return by buying an index fund. Active investors aim to buy stocks that vastly outperform the market – but in the process, they risk under-performance. For example, the CIMC-TianDa Holdings Company Limited (HKG:445) share price is down 35% in the last year. That falls noticeably short of the market return of around -13%. Because CIMC-TianDa Holdings hasn’t been listed for many years, the market is still learning about how the business performs. Unfortunately the share price momentum is still quite negative, with prices down 13% in thirty days.
There is no denying that markets are sometimes efficient, but prices do not always reflect underlying business performance. One flawed but reasonable way to assess how sentiment around a company has changed is to compare the earnings per share (EPS) with the share price.
Even though the CIMC-TianDa Holdings share price is down over the year, its EPS actually improved. Of course, the situation might betray previous over-optimism about growth. It seems quite likely that the market was expecting higher growth from the stock. But looking to other metrics might better explain the share price change.
CIMC-TianDa Holdings’s revenue is actually up 68% over the last year. Since the fundamental metrics don’t readily explain the share price drop, there might be an opportunity if the market has overreacted.
You can see how revenue and earnings have changed over time in the image below, (click on the chart to see cashflow).
If you are thinking of buying or selling CIMC-TianDa Holdings stock, you should check out this FREE detailed report on its balance sheet.
A Different Perspective
CIMC-TianDa Holdings shareholders are down 35% for the year, even worse than the market loss of 13%. There’s no doubt that’s a disappointment, but the stock may well have fared better in a stronger market. The share price decline has continued throughout the most recent three months, down 1.6%, suggesting an absence of enthusiasm from investors. Given the relatively short history of this stock, we’d remain pretty wary until we see some strong business performance. Before forming an opinion on CIMC-TianDa Holdings you might want to consider these 3 valuation metrics.
But note: CIMC-TianDa Holdings may not be the best stock to buy. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies with past earnings growth (and further growth forecast).
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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