The simplest way to invest in stocks is to buy exchange traded funds. But investors can boost returns by picking market-beating companies to own shares in. To wit, the GMéxico Transportes, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV:GMXT) share price is 18% higher than it was a year ago, much better than the market decline of around 3.5% (not including dividends) in the same period. That’s a solid performance by our standards! We’ll need to follow GMéxico Transportes. de for a while to get a better sense of its share price trend, since it hasn’t been listed for particularly long.
To quote Buffett, ‘Ships will sail around the world but the Flat Earth Society will flourish. There will continue to be wide discrepancies between price and value in the marketplace…’ One imperfect but simple way to consider how the market perception of a company has shifted is to compare the change in the earnings per share (EPS) with the share price movement.
GMéxico Transportes. de was able to grow EPS by 1.6% in the last twelve months. The share price gain of 18% certainly outpaced the EPS growth. This indicates that the market is now more optimistic about the stock.
You can see how EPS has changed over time in the image below (click on the chart to see the exact values).
Before buying or selling a stock, we always recommend a close examination of historic growth trends, available here.
What About Dividends?
It is important to consider the total shareholder return, as well as the share price return, for any given stock. 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. As it happens, GMéxico Transportes. de’s TSR for the last year was 24%, which exceeds the share price return mentioned earlier. And there’s no prize for guessing that the dividend payments largely explain the divergence!
A Different Perspective
GMéxico Transportes. de shareholders should be happy with the total gain of 24% over the last twelve months, including dividends. And the share price momentum remains respectable, with a gain of 17% in the last three months. Demand for the stock from multiple parties is pushing the price higher; it could be that word is getting out about its virtues as a business. 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. Consider for instance, the ever-present spectre of investment risk. We’ve identified 2 warning signs with GMéxico Transportes. de , and understanding them should be part of your investment process.
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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 MX exchanges.
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