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Life Concepts Holdings (HKG:8056) shareholder returns have been notable, earning 76% in 1 year
The simplest way to invest in stocks is to buy exchange traded funds. But you can significantly boost your returns by picking above-average stocks. To wit, the Life Concepts Holdings Limited (HKG:8056) share price is 61% higher than it was a year ago, much better than the market decline of around 8.6% (not including dividends) in the same period. So that should have shareholders smiling. Also impressive, the stock is up 58% over three years, making long term shareholders happy, too.
The past week has proven to be lucrative for Life Concepts Holdings investors, so let's see if fundamentals drove the company's one-year performance.
See our latest analysis for Life Concepts Holdings
Life Concepts Holdings isn't currently profitable, so most analysts would look to revenue growth to get an idea of how fast the underlying business is growing. Generally speaking, companies without profits are expected to grow revenue every year, and at a good clip. As you can imagine, fast revenue growth, when maintained, often leads to fast profit growth.
In the last year Life Concepts Holdings saw its revenue shrink by 74%. Despite the lack of revenue growth, the stock has returned a solid 61% the last twelve months. We can correlate the share price rise with revenue or profit growth, but it seems the market had previously expected weaker results, and sentiment around the stock is improving.
The company's revenue and earnings (over time) are depicted in the image below (click to see the exact numbers).
We like that insiders have been buying shares in the last twelve months. 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 Life Concepts Holdings' earnings, revenue and cash flow.
What About The Total Shareholder Return (TSR)?
Investors should note that there's a difference between Life Concepts Holdings' total shareholder return (TSR) and its share price change, which we've covered above. 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. We note that Life Concepts Holdings' TSR, at 76% is higher than its share price return of 61%. When you consider it hasn't been paying a dividend, this data suggests shareholders have benefitted from a spin-off, or had the opportunity to acquire attractively priced shares in a discounted capital raising.
A Different Perspective
It's nice to see that Life Concepts Holdings shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 76% over the last year. There's no doubt those recent returns are much better than the TSR loss of 3% per year over five years. The long term loss makes us cautious, but the short term TSR gain certainly hints at a brighter future. 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 Life Concepts Holdings is showing 7 warning signs in our investment analysis , and 5 of those are concerning...
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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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Life Concepts Holdings
Life Concepts Holdings Limited, an investment holding company, operates restaurants in Italian, Western, and Asian style in Hong Kong and Mainland China.
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