The simplest way to invest in stocks is to buy exchange traded funds. But you can significantly boost your returns by picking above-average stocks. For example, the Sanok Rubber Company Spólka Akcyjna (WSE:SNK) share price is up 91% in the last year, clearly besting the market return of around 15% (not including dividends). So that should have shareholders smiling. On the other hand, longer term shareholders have had a tougher run, with the stock falling 34% in 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. By comparing earnings per share (EPS) and share price changes over time, we can get a feel for how investor attitudes to a company have morphed over time.
During the last year Sanok Rubber Company Spólka Akcyjna grew its earnings per share (EPS) by 2.8%. The share price gain of 91% certainly outpaced the EPS growth. So it's fair to assume the market has a higher opinion of the business than it a year ago.
You can see below how EPS has changed over time (discover the exact values by clicking on the image).
It might be well worthwhile taking a look at our free report on Sanok Rubber Company Spólka Akcyjna's earnings, revenue and cash flow.
A Different Perspective
We're pleased to report that Sanok Rubber Company Spólka Akcyjna shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 91% over one year. That certainly beats the loss of about 6% per year over the last half decade. This makes us a little wary, but the business might have turned around its fortunes. 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. For example, we've discovered 3 warning signs for Sanok Rubber Company Spólka Akcyjna (1 is potentially serious!) that you should be aware of before investing here.
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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 PL exchanges.
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