The Skuerebank Share Price Is Up 122% And Shareholders Are Boasting About It

The most you can lose on any stock (assuming you don’t use leverage) is 100% of your money. But when you pick a company that is really flourishing, you can make more than 100%. One great example is Skue Sparebank (OB:SKUE) which saw its share price drive 122% higher over five years. It’s also good to see the share price up 22% over the last quarter. This could be related to the recent financial results, released recently – you can catch up on the most recent data by reading our company report.

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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 flawed but reasonable way to assess how sentiment around a company has changed is to compare the earnings per share (EPS) with the share price.

Skuerebank’s earnings per share are down 8.9% per year, despite strong share price performance over five years. Essentially, it doesn’t seem likely that investors are focused on EPS. Because earnings per share don’t seem to match up with the share price, we’ll take a look at other metrics instead.

We note that the dividend is higher than it was previously – always nice to see. Maybe dividend investors have helped support the share price. The revenue growth of about 9.8% per year might also encourage buyers.

Depicted in the graphic below, you’ll see revenue and earnings over time. If you want more detail, you can click on the chart itself.

OB:SKUE Income Statement, March 7th 2019
OB:SKUE Income Statement, March 7th 2019

If you are thinking of buying or selling Skuerebank stock, you should check out this FREE detailed report on its balance sheet.

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 is a return calculation that accounts for the value of cash dividends (assuming that any dividend received was reinvested) and the calculated value of any discounted capital raisings. So for companies that pay a generous dividend, the TSR is often a lot higher than the share price return. We note that for Skuerebank the TSR over the last 5 years was 173%, which is better than the share price return mentioned above. The dividends paid by the company have thusly boosted the total shareholder return.

A Different Perspective

It’s nice to see that Skuerebank shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 20% over the last year. That’s including the dividend. Having said that, the five-year TSR of 22% a year, is even better. Before forming an opinion on Skuerebank you might want to consider the cold hard cash it pays as a dividend. This free chart tracks its dividend over time.

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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 NO exchanges.

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