The simplest way to invest in stocks is to buy exchange traded funds. But if you pick the right individual stocks, you could make more than that. To wit, the UNITEKNO Co.,Ltd (KOSDAQ:241690) share price is 54% higher than it was a year ago, much better than the market return of around 44% (not including dividends) in the same period. That's a solid performance by our standards! In contrast, the longer term returns are negative, since the share price is 1.4% lower than it was three years ago.
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. One way to examine how market sentiment has changed over time is to look at the interaction between a company's share price and its earnings per share (EPS).
UNITEKNOLtd was able to grow EPS by 72% in the last twelve months. It's fair to say that the share price gain of 54% did not keep pace with the EPS growth. So it seems like the market has cooled on UNITEKNOLtd, despite the growth. Interesting.
The company's earnings per share (over time) is depicted in the image below (click to see the exact numbers).
It might be well worthwhile taking a look at our free report on UNITEKNOLtd's earnings, revenue and cash flow.
A Different Perspective
Pleasingly, UNITEKNOLtd's total shareholder return last year was 54%. This recent result is much better than the 0.5% drop suffered by shareholders each year (on average) over the last three. It could well be that the business has turned around -- or else regained the confidence of investors. It's always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand UNITEKNOLtd better, we need to consider many other factors. Even so, be aware that UNITEKNOLtd is showing 3 warning signs in our investment analysis , and 1 of those is concerning...
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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 KR exchanges.
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