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Enviro-Hub Holdings' (SGX:L23) three-year earnings growth trails the 26% YoY shareholder returns

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One simple way to benefit from the stock market is to buy an index fund. But many of us dare to dream of bigger returns, and build a portfolio ourselves. For example, Enviro-Hub Holdings Ltd. (SGX:L23) shareholders have seen the share price rise 100% over three years, well in excess of the market decline (12%, not including dividends).

The past week has proven to be lucrative for Enviro-Hub Holdings investors, so let's see if fundamentals drove the company's three-year performance.

Our analysis indicates that L23 is potentially undervalued!

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.

During three years of share price growth, Enviro-Hub Holdings achieved compound earnings per share growth of 8.5% per year. This EPS growth is lower than the 26% average annual increase in the share price. This indicates that the market is feeling more optimistic on the stock, after the last few years of progress. It is quite common to see investors become enamoured with a business, after a few years of solid progress.

The image below shows how EPS has tracked over time (if you click on the image you can see greater detail).

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SGX:L23 Earnings Per Share Growth December 6th 2022

This free interactive report on Enviro-Hub Holdings' earnings, revenue and cash flow is a great place to start, if you want to investigate the stock further.

A Different Perspective

While the broader market gained around 4.8% in the last year, Enviro-Hub Holdings shareholders lost 29%. Even the share prices of good stocks drop sometimes, but we want to see improvements in the fundamental metrics of a business, before getting too interested. Unfortunately, last year's performance may indicate unresolved challenges, given that it was worse than the annualised loss of 1.1% over the last half decade. We realise that Baron Rothschild has said investors should "buy when there is blood on the streets", but we caution that investors should first be sure they are buying a high quality business. I find it very interesting to look at share price over the long term as a proxy for business performance. But to truly gain insight, we need to consider other information, too. Even so, be aware that Enviro-Hub Holdings is showing 3 warning signs in our investment analysis , and 1 of those is concerning...

If you would prefer to check out another company -- one with potentially superior financials -- then do not miss this free list of companies that have proven they can grow earnings.

Please note, the market returns quoted in this article reflect the market weighted average returns of stocks that currently trade on SG exchanges.

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