Nisun International Enterprise Development Group (NASDAQ:NISN) sheds 14% this week, as yearly returns fall more in line with earnings growth

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Simply Wall St
Published
November 08, 2021
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It's been a soft week for Nisun International Enterprise Development Group Co., Ltd (NASDAQ:NISN) shares, which are down 14%. But over the last three years the stock has shone bright like a diamond. Indeed, the share price is up a whopping 899% in that time. So you might argue that the recent reduction in the share price is unremarkable in light of the longer term performance. Only time will tell if there is still too much optimism currently reflected in the share price. It really delights us to see such great share price performance for investors.

While this past week has detracted from the company's three-year return, let's look at the recent trends of the underlying business and see if the gains have been in alignment.

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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 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.

Nisun International Enterprise Development Group was able to grow its EPS at 26% per year over three years, sending the share price higher. This EPS growth is lower than the 115% 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. That's not necessarily surprising considering the three-year track record of earnings growth.

The graphic below depicts how EPS has changed over time (unveil the exact values by clicking on the image).

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NasdaqCM:NISN Earnings Per Share Growth November 9th 2021

It's probably worth noting that the CEO is paid less than the median at similar sized companies. But while CEO remuneration is always worth checking, the really important question is whether the company can grow earnings going forward. It might be well worthwhile taking a look at our free report on Nisun International Enterprise Development Group's earnings, revenue and cash flow.

A Different Perspective

Over the last year, Nisun International Enterprise Development Group shareholders took a loss of 19%. In contrast the market gained about 33%. Of course the long term matters more than the short term, and even great stocks will sometimes have a poor year. Investors are up over three years, booking 115% per year, much better than the more recent returns. Sometimes when a good quality long term winner has a weak period, it's turns out to be an opportunity, but you really need to be sure that the quality is there. It's always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand Nisun International Enterprise Development Group better, we need to consider many other factors. Take risks, for example - Nisun International Enterprise Development Group has 1 warning sign we think you should be aware of.

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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 US exchanges.

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