Investors in Jia Yao Holdings (HKG:1626) have made a splendid return of 167% over the past year

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Simply Wall St
Published
February 18, 2022
SEHK:1626
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The most you can lose on any stock (assuming you don't use leverage) is 100% of your money. But if you pick the right stock, you can make a lot more than 100%. For example, the Jia Yao Holdings Limited (HKG:1626) share price has soared 167% return in just a single year. The last week saw the share price soften some 10.0%. However, the longer term returns haven't been so impressive, with the stock up just 6.9% in the last three years.

So let's assess the underlying fundamentals over the last 1 year and see if they've moved in lock-step with shareholder returns.

See our latest analysis for Jia Yao Holdings

Given that Jia Yao Holdings didn't make a profit in the last twelve months, we'll focus on revenue growth to form a quick view of its business development. When a company doesn't make profits, we'd generally expect to see good revenue growth. That's because it's hard to be confident a company will be sustainable if revenue growth is negligible, and it never makes a profit.

Jia Yao Holdings grew its revenue by 8.8% last year. That's not great considering the company is losing money. In contrast, the share price took off during the year, gaining 167%. We're happy that investors have made money, though we wonder if the increase will be sustained. We're not so sure that revenue growth is driving the market optimism about the stock.

The graphic below depicts how earnings and revenue have changed over time (unveil the exact values by clicking on the image).

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SEHK:1626 Earnings and Revenue Growth February 18th 2022

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A Different Perspective

We're pleased to report that Jia Yao Holdings shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 167% over one year. There's no doubt those recent returns are much better than the TSR loss of 7% per year over five years. 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 Jia Yao Holdings better, we need to consider many other factors. Consider for instance, the ever-present spectre of investment risk. We've identified 2 warning signs with Jia Yao Holdings (at least 1 which is a bit concerning) , and understanding them should be part of your investment process.

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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 HK exchanges.

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