Some BKM Industries (NSE:BKMINDST) Shareholders Have Taken A Painful 84% Share Price Drop

It’s nice to see the BKM Industries Limited (NSE:BKMINDST) share price up 24% in a week. But that doesn’t change the fact that the returns over the last year have been stomach churning. To wit, the stock has dropped 84% over the last year. So it’s not that amazing to see a bit of a bounce. The important thing is whether the company can turn it around, longer term.

While a drop like that is definitely a body blow, money isn’t as important as health and happiness.

View our latest analysis for BKM Industries

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.

During the last year BKM Industries saw its earnings per share drop below zero. Buyers no doubt think it’s a temporary situation, but those with a nose for quality have low tolerance for losses. Of course, if the company can turn the situation around, investors will likely profit.

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

NSEI:BKMINDST Past and Future Earnings, March 14th 2019
NSEI:BKMINDST Past and Future Earnings, March 14th 2019

It might be well worthwhile taking a look at our free report on BKM Industries’s earnings, revenue and cash flow.

A Different Perspective

BKM Industries shareholders are down 84% for the year, but the broader market is up 0.4%. However, keep in mind that even the best stocks will sometimes underperform the market over a twelve month period. Fortunately the longer term story is brighter, with total returns averaging about 2.8% per year over three years. The recent sell-off could be an opportunity if the business remains sound, so it may be worth checking the fundamental data for signs of a long-term growth trend. Shareholders might want to examine this detailed historical graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow.

If you would prefer to check out another company — one with potentially superior financials — then do not miss this free list of companies that have proven they can grow earnings.

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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