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Pulling back 12% this week, Max Ventures and Industries' NSE:MAXVIL) three-year decline in earnings may be coming into investors focus

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It hasn't been the best quarter for Max Ventures and Industries Limited (NSE:MAXVIL) shareholders, since the share price has fallen 28% in that time. In contrast, the return over three years has been impressive. In three years the stock price has launched 296% higher: a great result. It's not uncommon to see a share price retrace a bit, after a big gain. If the business can perform well for years to come, then the recent drop could be an opportunity.

While the stock has fallen 12% this week, it's worth focusing on the longer term and seeing if the stocks historical returns have been driven by the underlying fundamentals.

Check out our latest analysis for Max Ventures and Industries

While the efficient markets hypothesis continues to be taught by some, it has been proven that markets are over-reactive dynamic systems, and investors are not always rational. 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.

Over the last three years, Max Ventures and Industries failed to grow earnings per share, which fell 27% (annualized).

Thus, it seems unlikely that the market is focussed on EPS growth at the moment. Therefore, we think it's worth considering other metrics as well.

You can only imagine how long term shareholders feel about the declining revenue trend (slipping at 52% per year). What's clear is that historic earnings and revenue aren't matching up with the share price action, very well. So you might have to dig deeper to get a grasp of the situation

The company's revenue and earnings (over time) are depicted in the image below (click to see the exact numbers).

NSEI:MAXVIL Earnings and Revenue Growth March 17th 2023

Take a more thorough look at Max Ventures and Industries' financial health with this free report on its balance sheet.

A Different Perspective

We're pleased to report that Max Ventures and Industries shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 11% over one year. Having said that, the five-year TSR of 13% a year, is even better. You might want to assess this data-rich visualization of its 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 Indian exchanges.

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