Pil Italica Lifestyle’s (NSE:PILITA) Wonderful 388% Share Price Increase Shows How Capitalism Can Build Wealth

Pil Italica Lifestyle Limited (NSE:PILITA) shareholders might be concerned after seeing the share price drop 29% in the last quarter. But that doesn’t undermine the fantastic longer term performance (measured over five years). In that time, the share price has soared some 388% higher! So it might be that some shareholders are taking profits after good performance. Of course what matters most is whether the business can improve itself sustainably, thus justifying a higher price.

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There is no denying that markets are sometimes efficient, but prices do not always reflect 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.

Pil Italica Lifestyle’s earnings per share are down 29% per year, despite strong share price performance over five years. This means it’s unlikely the market is judging the company based on earnings growth. Because earnings per share don’t seem to match up with the share price, we’ll take a look at other metrics instead.

On the other hand, Pil Italica Lifestyle’s revenue is growing nicely, at a compound rate of 16% over the last five years. It’s quite possible that management are prioritizing revenue growth over EPS growth at the moment.

The chart below shows how revenue and earnings have changed with time, (if you click on the chart you can see the actual values).

NSEI:PILITA Income Statement, April 4th 2019
NSEI:PILITA Income Statement, April 4th 2019

You can see how its balance sheet has strengthened (or weakened) over time in this free interactive graphic.

A Different Perspective

Investors in Pil Italica Lifestyle had a tough year, with a total loss of 50%, against a market gain of about 3.5%. However, keep in mind that even the best stocks will sometimes underperform the market over a twelve month period. On the bright side, long term shareholders have made money, with a gain of 37% per year over half a decade. 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. Before deciding if you like the current share price, check how Pil Italica Lifestyle scores on these 3 valuation metrics.

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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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