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Endurance Technologies' (NSE:ENDURANCE) investors will be pleased with their decent 32% return over the last three years
Buying a low-cost index fund will get you the average market return. But in any diversified portfolio of stocks, you'll see some that fall short of the average. That's what has happened with the Endurance Technologies Limited (NSE:ENDURANCE) share price. It's up 30% over three years, but that is below the market return. Disappointingly, the share price is down 2.6% in the last year.
Let's take a look at the underlying fundamentals over the longer term, and see if they've been consistent with shareholders returns.
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While markets are a powerful pricing mechanism, share prices reflect investor sentiment, not just underlying business performance. 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.
During the three years of share price growth, Endurance Technologies actually saw its earnings per share (EPS) drop 7.0% per year.
So we doubt that the market is looking to EPS for its main judge of the company's value. Given this situation, it makes sense to look at other metrics too.
Languishing at just 0.4%, we doubt the dividend is doing much to prop up the share price. It may well be that Endurance Technologies revenue growth rate of 7.6% over three years has convinced shareholders to believe in a brighter future. In that case, the company may be sacrificing current earnings per share to drive growth, and maybe shareholder's faith in better days ahead will be rewarded.
The graphic below depicts how earnings and revenue have changed over time (unveil the exact values by clicking on the image).
Endurance Technologies is a well known stock, with plenty of analyst coverage, suggesting some visibility into future growth. You can see what analysts are predicting for Endurance Technologies in this interactive graph of future profit estimates.
A Different Perspective
We regret to report that Endurance Technologies shareholders are down 2.1% for the year (even including dividends). Unfortunately, that's worse than the broader market decline of 0.3%. Having said that, it's inevitable that some stocks will be oversold in a falling market. The key is to keep your eyes on the fundamental developments. Longer term investors wouldn't be so upset, since they would have made 4%, each year, over five years. It could be that the recent sell-off is an opportunity, so it may be worth checking the fundamental data for signs of a long term growth trend. While it is well worth considering the different impacts that market conditions can have on the share price, there are other factors that are even more important. Case in point: We've spotted 1 warning sign for Endurance Technologies you should be aware of.
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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 IN exchanges.
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Endurance Technologies Limited, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and supplies automotive components for original equipment manufacturers in the automotive industry in India and Europe.
Flawless balance sheet with reasonable growth potential.