Teradata (NYSE:TDC) shareholders have earned a 98% return over the last year

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Simply Wall St
Published
November 28, 2021
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Teradata Corporation (NYSE:TDC) shareholders have seen the share price descend 22% over the month. While that might be a setback, it doesn't negate the nice returns received over the last twelve months. To wit, it had solidly beat the market, up 98%.

So let's investigate and see if the longer term performance of the company has been in line with the underlying business' progress.

Check out our latest analysis for Teradata

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.

During the last year Teradata grew its earnings per share (EPS) by 14%. The share price gain of 98% certainly outpaced the EPS growth. This indicates that the market is now more optimistic about the stock.

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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NYSE:TDC Earnings Per Share Growth November 29th 2021

We know that Teradata has improved its bottom line over the last three years, but what does the future have in store? If you are thinking of buying or selling Teradata stock, you should check out this FREE detailed report on its balance sheet.

A Different Perspective

It's nice to see that Teradata shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 98% over the last year. Since the one-year TSR is better than the five-year TSR (the latter coming in at 11% per year), it would seem that the stock's performance has improved in recent times. In the best case scenario, this may hint at some real business momentum, implying that now could be a great time to delve deeper. It's always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand Teradata better, we need to consider many other factors. Case in point: We've spotted 2 warning signs for Teradata you should be aware of.

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 US exchanges.

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