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Investors one-year losses continue as Karrie International Holdings (HKG:1050) dips a further 24% this week, earnings continue to decline
Investors can approximate the average market return by buying an index fund. When you buy individual stocks, you can make higher profits, but you also face the risk of under-performance. Investors in Karrie International Holdings Limited (HKG:1050) have tasted that bitter downside in the last year, as the share price dropped 25%. That's disappointing when you consider the market returned 9.1%. The silver lining (for longer term investors) is that the stock is still 11% higher than it was three years ago. The last week also saw the share price slip down another 24%.
After losing 24% this past week, it's worth investigating the company's fundamentals to see what we can infer from past performance.
See our latest analysis for Karrie International Holdings
In his essay The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville Warren Buffett described how share prices do not always rationally reflect the value of a business. By comparing earnings per share (EPS) and share price changes over time, we can get a feel for how investor attitudes to a company have morphed over time.
Unfortunately Karrie International Holdings reported an EPS drop of 0.005% for the last year. This reduction in EPS is not as bad as the 25% share price fall. So it seems the market was too confident about the business, a year ago. The less favorable sentiment is reflected in its current P/E ratio of 3.99.
The graphic below depicts how EPS has changed over time (unveil the exact values by clicking on the image).
Dive deeper into Karrie International Holdings' key metrics by checking this interactive graph of Karrie International Holdings's earnings, revenue and cash flow.
What About Dividends?
When looking at investment returns, it is important to consider the difference between total shareholder return (TSR) and share price return. The TSR incorporates the value of any spin-offs or discounted capital raisings, along with any dividends, based on the assumption that the dividends are reinvested. It's fair to say that the TSR gives a more complete picture for stocks that pay a dividend. In the case of Karrie International Holdings, it has a TSR of -21% for the last 1 year. That exceeds its share price return that we previously mentioned. The dividends paid by the company have thusly boosted the total shareholder return.
A Different Perspective
Karrie International Holdings shareholders are down 21% for the year (even including dividends), but the market itself is up 9.1%. Even the share prices of good stocks drop sometimes, but we want to see improvements in the fundamental metrics of a business, before getting too interested. On the bright side, long term shareholders have made money, with a gain of 5% per year over half a decade. If the fundamental data continues to indicate long term sustainable growth, the current sell-off could be an opportunity worth considering. 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. For example, we've discovered 2 warning signs for Karrie International Holdings (1 is concerning!) that you should be aware of before investing here.
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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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Karrie International Holdings
Karrie International Holdings Limited, an investment holding company, provides metal and plastic products, and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) worldwide.
Excellent balance sheet average dividend payer.