The most you can lose on any stock (assuming you don't use leverage) is 100% of your money. But if you pick the right stock, you can make a lot more than 100%. For example, the SUN KWANG CO.,Ltd. (KOSDAQ:003100) share price had more than doubled in just one year - up 164%. It's also good to see the share price up 10% over the last quarter. But this could be related to the strong market, which is up 8.1% in the last three months. And shareholders have also done well over the long term, with an increase of 59% in the last three years.
To paraphrase Benjamin Graham: Over the short term the market is a voting machine, but over the long term it's a weighing machine. 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).
SUN KWANGLtd was able to grow EPS by 163% in the last twelve months. The similarity between the EPS growth and the 164% share price gain really stands out. That suggests that the market sentiment around the company hasn't changed much over that time. It looks like the share price is responding to the EPS.
The graphic below depicts how EPS has changed over time (unveil the exact values by clicking on the image).
Before buying or selling a stock, we always recommend a close examination of historic growth trends, available here.
What About Dividends?
As well as measuring the share price return, investors should also consider the total shareholder return (TSR). The TSR incorporates the value of any spin-offs or discounted capital raisings, along with any dividends, based on the assumption that the dividends are reinvested. So for companies that pay a generous dividend, the TSR is often a lot higher than the share price return. We note that for SUN KWANGLtd the TSR over the last year was 167%, which is better than the share price return mentioned above. This is largely a result of its dividend payments!
A Different Perspective
We're pleased to report that SUN KWANGLtd shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 167% over one year. That's including the dividend. That's better than the annualised return of 11% over half a decade, implying that the company is doing better recently. Given the share price momentum remains strong, it might be worth taking a closer look at the stock, lest you miss an opportunity. While it is well worth considering the different impacts that market conditions can have on the share price, there are other factors that are even more important. To that end, you should learn about the 4 warning signs we've spotted with SUN KWANGLtd (including 2 which are a bit unpleasant) .
But note: SUN KWANGLtd may not be the best stock to buy. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies with past earnings growth (and further growth forecast).
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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