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Even With A 25% Surge, Cautious Investors Are Not Rewarding Orient Precision Industries Inc's (KOSDAQ:065500) Performance Completely

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Orient Precision Industries Inc (KOSDAQ:065500) shareholders have had their patience rewarded with a 25% share price jump in the last month. Taking a wider view, although not as strong as the last month, the full year gain of 16% is also fairly reasonable.

Even after such a large jump in price, you could still be forgiven for feeling indifferent about Orient Precision Industries' P/S ratio of 0.3x, since the median price-to-sales (or "P/S") ratio for the Auto Components industry in Korea is about the same. While this might not raise any eyebrows, if the P/S ratio is not justified investors could be missing out on a potential opportunity or ignoring looming disappointment.

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KOSDAQ:A065500 Price to Sales Ratio vs Industry June 4th 2024

What Does Orient Precision Industries' Recent Performance Look Like?

Orient Precision Industries certainly has been doing a great job lately as it's been growing its revenue at a really rapid pace. Perhaps the market is expecting future revenue performance to taper off, which has kept the P/S from rising. Those who are bullish on Orient Precision Industries will be hoping that this isn't the case, so that they can pick up the stock at a lower valuation.

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Do Revenue Forecasts Match The P/S Ratio?

The only time you'd be comfortable seeing a P/S like Orient Precision Industries' is when the company's growth is tracking the industry closely.

Retrospectively, the last year delivered an exceptional 36% gain to the company's top line. Pleasingly, revenue has also lifted 89% in aggregate from three years ago, thanks to the last 12 months of growth. Accordingly, shareholders would have definitely welcomed those medium-term rates of revenue growth.

This is in contrast to the rest of the industry, which is expected to grow by 4.7% over the next year, materially lower than the company's recent medium-term annualised growth rates.

In light of this, it's curious that Orient Precision Industries' P/S sits in line with the majority of other companies. It may be that most investors are not convinced the company can maintain its recent growth rates.

The Bottom Line On Orient Precision Industries' P/S

Orient Precision Industries appears to be back in favour with a solid price jump bringing its P/S back in line with other companies in the industry We'd say the price-to-sales ratio's power isn't primarily as a valuation instrument but rather to gauge current investor sentiment and future expectations.

We didn't quite envision Orient Precision Industries' P/S sitting in line with the wider industry, considering the revenue growth over the last three-year is higher than the current industry outlook. When we see strong revenue with faster-than-industry growth, we can only assume potential risks are what might be placing pressure on the P/S ratio. It appears some are indeed anticipating revenue instability, because the persistence of these recent medium-term conditions would normally provide a boost to the share price.

Don't forget that there may be other risks. For instance, we've identified 2 warning signs for Orient Precision Industries that you should be aware of.

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