NVR (NYSE:NVR) shareholders have earned a 25% CAGR over the last five years

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Simply Wall St
Published
September 26, 2021
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When you buy a stock there is always a possibility that it could drop 100%. But on the bright side, if you buy shares in a high quality company at the right price, you can gain well over 100%. For example, the NVR, Inc. (NYSE:NVR) share price has soared 202% in the last half decade. Most would be very happy with that. In the last week shares have slid back 2.3%.

So let's assess the underlying fundamentals over the last 5 years and see if they've moved in lock-step with shareholder returns.

See our latest analysis for NVR

While markets are a powerful pricing mechanism, share prices reflect investor sentiment, not just underlying business performance. 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.

Over half a decade, NVR managed to grow its earnings per share at 25% a year. That makes the EPS growth particularly close to the yearly share price growth of 25%. This indicates that investor sentiment towards the company has not changed a great deal. Indeed, it would appear the share price is reacting to the EPS.

You can see how EPS has changed over time in the image below (click on the chart to see the exact values).

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NYSE:NVR Earnings Per Share Growth September 26th 2021

We like that insiders have been buying shares in the last twelve months. Even so, future earnings will be far more important to whether current shareholders make money. This free interactive report on NVR's earnings, revenue and cash flow is a great place to start, if you want to investigate the stock further.

A Different Perspective

NVR shareholders gained a total return of 26% during the year. But that return falls short of the market. On the bright side, that's still a gain, and it's actually better than the average return of 25% over half a decade This could indicate that the company is winning over new investors, as it pursues its strategy. It's always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand NVR better, we need to consider many other factors. Even so, be aware that NVR is showing 1 warning sign in our investment analysis , you should know about...

NVR is not the only stock insiders are buying. So take a peek at this free list of growing companies with insider buying.

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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