It's been a soft week for Parsvnath Developers Limited (NSE:PARSVNATH) shares, which are down 11%. But that doesn't change the fact that the returns over the last year have been spectacular. Few could complain about the impressive 319% rise, throughout the period. So it is not that surprising to see the stock retrace a little. The real question is whether the fundamental business performance can justify the strong increase over the long term.
Although Parsvnath Developers has shed ₹849m from its market cap this week, let's take a look at its longer term fundamental trends and see if they've driven returns.
Parsvnath Developers 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. Generally speaking, companies without profits are expected to grow revenue every year, and at a good clip. That's because it's hard to be confident a company will be sustainable if revenue growth is negligible, and it never makes a profit.
In the last year Parsvnath Developers saw its revenue shrink by 67%. This is in stark contrast to the splendorous stock price, which has rocketed 319% since this time a year ago. It's pretty clear the market isn't basing its valuation on fundamental metrics like revenue. To us, a gain like this looks like speculation, but there might be historical trends to back it up.
The company's revenue and earnings (over time) are depicted in the image below (click to see the exact numbers).
Balance sheet strength is crucial. It might be well worthwhile taking a look at our free report on how its financial position has changed over time.
A Different Perspective
It's good to see that Parsvnath Developers has rewarded shareholders with a total shareholder return of 319% in the last twelve months. That gain is better than the annual TSR over five years, which is 5%. Therefore it seems like sentiment around the company has been positive lately. Given the share price momentum remains strong, it might be worth taking a closer look at the stock, lest you miss an opportunity. It's always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand Parsvnath Developers better, we need to consider many other factors. Take risks, for example - Parsvnath Developers has 3 warning signs (and 1 which is concerning) we think 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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