On average, over time, stock markets tend to rise higher. This makes investing attractive. But if you choose that path, you're going to buy some stocks that fall short of the market. Over the last year the TCNS Clothing Co. Limited (NSE:TCNSBRANDS) share price is up 16%, but that's less than the broader market return. Note that businesses generally develop over the long term, so the returns over the last year might not reflect a long term trend.
TCNS Clothing wasn't profitable in the last twelve months, it is unlikely we'll see a strong correlation between its share price and its earnings per share (EPS). Arguably revenue is our next best option. When a company doesn't make profits, we'd generally expect to see good revenue growth. That's because fast revenue growth can be easily extrapolated to forecast profits, often of considerable size.
TCNS Clothing actually shrunk its revenue over the last year, with a reduction of 48%. Given the revenue reduction the modest 16% share price rise over the year seems pretty decent. We'd want to see progress to profitability before getting too interested in this stock.
You can see below how earnings and revenue have changed over time (discover the exact values by clicking on the image).
You can see how its balance sheet has strengthened (or weakened) over time in this free interactive graphic.
A Different Perspective
We're happy to report that TCNS Clothing are up 16% over the year. Unfortunately this falls short of the market return of around 77%. It's always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand TCNS Clothing better, we need to consider many other factors. Even so, be aware that TCNS Clothing is showing 1 warning sign in our investment analysis , you should know about...
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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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