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Scholar Education Group (HKG:1769) surges 13% this week, taking one-year gains to 225%
Unless you borrow money to invest, the potential losses are limited. On the other hand, if you find a high quality business to buy (at the right price) you can more than double your money! For example, the Scholar Education Group (HKG:1769) share price had more than doubled in just one year - up 225%. It's also up 49% in about a month. In contrast, the longer term returns are negative, since the share price is 73% lower than it was three years ago.
The past week has proven to be lucrative for Scholar Education Group investors, so let's see if fundamentals drove the company's one-year performance.
See our latest analysis for Scholar Education Group
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 imperfect but simple way to consider how the market perception of a company has shifted is to compare the change in the earnings per share (EPS) with the share price movement.
During the last year Scholar Education Group saw its earnings per share (EPS) drop below zero. While some may see this as temporary, we're a skeptical bunch, and so we're a little surprised to see the share price go up. We might get a clue to explain the share price move by looking to other metrics.
Unfortunately Scholar Education Group's fell 46% over twelve months. So the fundamental metrics don't provide an obvious explanation for the share price gain.
You can see below how earnings and revenue have changed over time (discover the exact values by clicking on the image).
We consider it positive that insiders have made significant purchases in the last year. Even so, future earnings will be far more important to whether current shareholders make money. Dive deeper into the earnings by checking this interactive graph of Scholar Education Group's earnings, revenue and cash flow.
A Different Perspective
It's nice to see that Scholar Education Group shareholders have gained 225% (in total) over the last year. What is absolutely clear is that is far preferable to the dismal 19% average annual loss suffered over the last three years. The optimist would say this is evidence that the stock has bottomed, and better days lie ahead. I find it very interesting to look at share price over the long term as a proxy for business performance. But to truly gain insight, we need to consider other information, too. Even so, be aware that Scholar Education Group is showing 2 warning signs in our investment analysis , you should know about...
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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 Hong Kong exchanges.
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Scholar Education Group
Scholar Education Group, an investment holding company, provides K-12 after-school education services in the People’s Republic of China.
Flawless balance sheet with questionable track record.