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Ratio Energies - Limited Partnership's (TLV:RATI) 39% CAGR outpaced the company's earnings growth over the same three-year period

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The most you can lose on any stock (assuming you don't use leverage) is 100% of your money. But in contrast you can make much more than 100% if the company does well. For instance the Ratio Energies - Limited Partnership (TLV:RATI) share price is 138% higher than it was three years ago. Most would be happy with that. And in the last month, the share price has gained 8.0%. But this could be related to good market conditions -- stocks in its market are up 4.1% in the last month.

On the back of a solid 7-day performance, let's check what role the company's fundamentals have played in driving long term shareholder returns.

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To paraphrase Benjamin Graham: Over the short term the market is a voting machine, but over the long term it's a weighing machine. 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.

Ratio Energies - Limited Partnership was able to grow its EPS at 77% per year over three years, sending the share price higher. This EPS growth is higher than the 34% average annual increase in the share price. So one could reasonably conclude that the market has cooled on the stock. This cautious sentiment is reflected in its (fairly low) P/E ratio of 7.19.

The graphic below depicts how EPS has changed over time (unveil the exact values by clicking on the image).

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TASE:RATI Earnings Per Share Growth December 24th 2023

It might be well worthwhile taking a look at our free report on Ratio Energies - Limited Partnership's earnings, revenue and cash flow.

What About Dividends?

As well as measuring the share price return, investors should also consider the total shareholder return (TSR). 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. As it happens, Ratio Energies - Limited Partnership's TSR for the last 3 years was 171%, which exceeds the share price return mentioned earlier. The dividends paid by the company have thusly boosted the total shareholder return.

A Different Perspective

It's nice to see that Ratio Energies - Limited Partnership shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 34% over the last year. That's including the dividend. That gain is better than the annual TSR over five years, which is 6%. Therefore it seems like sentiment around the company has been positive lately. Given the share price momentum remains strong, it might be worth taking a closer look at the stock, lest you miss an opportunity. It's always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand Ratio Energies - Limited Partnership better, we need to consider many other factors. For example, we've discovered 2 warning signs for Ratio Energies - Limited Partnership that you should be aware of before investing here.

But note: Ratio Energies - Limited Partnership may not be the best stock to buy. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies with past earnings growth (and further growth forecast).

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

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