Vardhman Special Steels (NSE:VSSL) stock performs better than its underlying earnings growth over last three years

Published
June 28, 2022
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The worst result, after buying shares in a company (assuming no leverage), would be if you lose all the money you put in. But if you buy shares in a really great company, you can more than double your money. For example, the Vardhman Special Steels Limited (NSE:VSSL) share price has soared 188% in the last three years. Most would be happy with that. Better yet, the share price has risen 10% in the last week.

Since it's been a strong week for Vardhman Special Steels shareholders, let's have a look at trend of the longer term fundamentals.

See our latest analysis for Vardhman Special Steels

To quote Buffett, 'Ships will sail around the world but the Flat Earth Society will flourish. There will continue to be wide discrepancies between price and value in the marketplace...' 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 three years of share price growth, Vardhman Special Steels achieved compound earnings per share growth of 59% per year. This EPS growth is higher than the 42% average annual increase in the share price. Therefore, it seems the market has moderated its expectations for growth, somewhat. This cautious sentiment is reflected in its (fairly low) P/E ratio of 8.93.

The image below shows how EPS has tracked over time (if you click on the image you can see greater detail).

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NSEI:VSSL Earnings Per Share Growth June 28th 2022

This free interactive report on Vardhman Special Steels' earnings, revenue and cash flow is a great place to start, if you want to investigate the stock further.

A Different Perspective

While the broader market gained around 0.7% in the last year, Vardhman Special Steels shareholders lost 3.7% (even including dividends). However, keep in mind that even the best stocks will sometimes underperform the market over a twelve month period. Longer term investors wouldn't be so upset, since they would have made 15%, each year, over five years. If the fundamental data continues to indicate long term sustainable growth, the current sell-off could be an opportunity worth considering. I find it very interesting to look at share price over the long term as a proxy for business performance. But to truly gain insight, we need to consider other information, too. To that end, you should be aware of the 1 warning sign we've spotted with Vardhman Special Steels .

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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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