The simplest way to benefit from a rising market is to buy an index fund. Active investors aim to buy stocks that vastly outperform the market – but in the process, they risk under-performance. Investors in Shineco, Inc. (NASDAQ:TYHT) have tasted that bitter downside in the last year, as the share price dropped 39%. That falls noticeably short of the market return of around -0.8%. Because Shineco hasn’t been listed for many years, the market is still learning about how the business performs. Unfortunately the share price momentum is still quite negative, with prices down 21% in thirty days.
To quote Buffett, ‘Ships will sail around the world but the Flat Earth Society will flourish. There will continue to be wide discrepancies between price and value in the marketplace…’ One way to examine how market sentiment has changed over time is to look at the interaction between a company’s share price and its earnings per share (EPS).
Shineco fell to a loss making position during the year. Buyers no doubt think it’s a temporary situation, but those with a nose for quality have low tolerance for losses. We hope for shareholders’ sake that the company becomes profitable again soon.
It’s probably worth noting that the CEO is paid less than the median at similar sized companies. It’s always worth keeping an eye on CEO pay, but a more important question is whether the company will grow earnings throughout the years. It might be well worthwhile taking a look at our free report on Shineco’s earnings, revenue and cash flow.
A Different Perspective
Shineco shareholders are down 39% for the year, even worse than the market loss of 0.8%. There’s no doubt that’s a disappointment, but the stock may well have fared better in a stronger market. The share price decline has continued throughout the most recent three months, down 9.2%, suggesting an absence of enthusiasm from investors. Given the relatively short history of this stock, we’d remain pretty wary until we see some strong business performance. Shareholders might want to examine this detailed historical graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow.
Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of companies we expect will grow earnings.
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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