It hasn't been the best quarter for Reliance Infrastructure Limited (NSE:RELINFRA) shareholders, since the share price has fallen 17% in that time. But that doesn't change the fact that the returns over the last three years have been very strong. The share price marched upwards over that time, and is now 114% higher than it was. To some, the recent share price pullback wouldn't be surprising after such a good run. Only time will tell if there is still too much optimism currently reflected in the share price.
On the back of a solid 7-day performance, let's check what role the company's fundamentals have played in driving long term shareholder returns.
In his essay The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville Warren Buffett described how share prices do not always rationally reflect the value of a business. 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, Reliance Infrastructure moved from a loss to profitability. Given the importance of this milestone, it's not overly surprising that the share price has increased strongly.
The graphic below depicts how EPS has changed over time (unveil the exact values by clicking on the image).
It might be well worthwhile taking a look at our free report on Reliance Infrastructure's earnings, revenue and cash flow.
A Different Perspective
It's nice to see that Reliance Infrastructure shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 25% over the last year. That certainly beats the loss of about 12% per year over the last half decade. We generally put more weight on the long term performance over the short term, but the recent improvement could hint at a (positive) inflection point within the business. It's always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand Reliance Infrastructure better, we need to consider many other factors. Take risks, for example - Reliance Infrastructure has 2 warning signs (and 1 which is a bit unpleasant) 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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Reliance Infrastructure Limited, an infrastructure company, generates, transmits, and distributes electrical power to residential, industrial, commercial, and other consumers in India.
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Good value with adequate balance sheet.