Netanel Group (TLV:NTGR) shareholders YoY returns are lagging the company's 101% three-year earnings growth

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Simply Wall St
Published
May 13, 2022
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It hasn't been the best quarter for Netanel Group Ltd (TLV:NTGR) shareholders, since the share price has fallen 23% in that time. But in three years the returns have been great. Indeed, the share price is up a very strong 168% in that time. To some, the recent share price pullback wouldn't be surprising after such a good run. The thing to consider is whether the underlying business is doing well enough to support the current price.

Although Netanel Group has shed ₪55m from its market cap this week, let's take a look at its longer term fundamental trends and see if they've driven returns.

Check out our latest analysis for Netanel Group

While markets are a powerful pricing mechanism, share prices reflect investor sentiment, not just 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.

During three years of share price growth, Netanel Group achieved compound earnings per share growth of 706% per year. This EPS growth is higher than the 39% average annual increase in the share price. Therefore, it seems the market has moderated its expectations for growth, somewhat. We'd venture the lowish P/E ratio of 5.66 also reflects the negative sentiment around the stock.

You can see below how EPS has changed over time (discover the exact values by clicking on the image).

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TASE:NTGR Earnings Per Share Growth May 13th 2022

Dive deeper into Netanel Group's key metrics by checking this interactive graph of Netanel Group's earnings, revenue and cash flow.

A Different Perspective

Netanel Group shareholders are up 1.0% for the year. But that return falls short of the market. If we look back over five years, the returns are even better, coming in at 11% per year for five years. It may well be that this is a business worth popping on the watching, given the continuing positive reception, over time, from the market. It's always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand Netanel Group better, we need to consider many other factors. Take risks, for example - Netanel Group has 3 warning signs (and 2 which are a bit unpleasant) we think you should know about.

Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of companies we expect will grow earnings.

Please note, the market returns quoted in this article reflect the market weighted average returns of stocks that currently trade on IL exchanges.

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