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Earnings are growing at 3SBio (HKG:1530) but shareholders still don't like its prospects

Simply Wall St ·  {{timeTz}}

The truth is that if you invest for long enough, you're going to end up with some losing stocks. But the long term shareholders of 3SBio Inc. (HKG:1530) have had an unfortunate run in the last three years. Regrettably, they have had to cope with a 60% drop in the share price over that period. Unfortunately the share price momentum is still quite negative, with prices down 19% in thirty days.

If the past week is anything to go by, investor sentiment for 3SBio isn't positive, so let's see if there's a mismatch between fundamentals and the share price.

See our latest analysis for 3SBio

There is no denying that markets are sometimes efficient, but prices do not always reflect underlying business performance. 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).

During the unfortunate three years of share price decline, 3SBio actually saw its earnings per share (EPS) improve by 10% per year. Given the share price reaction, one might suspect that EPS is not a good guide to the business performance during the period (perhaps due to a one-off loss or gain). Alternatively, growth expectations may have been unreasonable in the past.

It's worth taking a look at other metrics, because the EPS growth doesn't seem to match with the falling share price.

Revenue is actually up 9.6% over the three years, so the share price drop doesn't seem to hinge on revenue, either. This analysis is just perfunctory, but it might be worth researching 3SBio more closely, as sometimes stocks fall unfairly. This could present an opportunity.

The company's revenue and earnings (over time) are depicted in the image below (click to see the exact numbers).

earnings-and-revenue-growthSEHK:1530 Earnings and Revenue Growth July 28th 2022

3SBio is well known by investors, and plenty of clever analysts have tried to predict the future profit levels. If you are thinking of buying or selling 3SBio stock, you should check out this free report showing analyst consensus estimates for future profits.

A Different Perspective

While the broader market lost about 13% in the twelve months, 3SBio shareholders did even worse, losing 17% (even including dividends). However, it could simply be that the share price has been impacted by broader market jitters. It might be worth keeping an eye on the fundamentals, in case there's a good opportunity. Regrettably, last year's performance caps off a bad run, with the shareholders facing a total loss of 7% per year over five years. 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. While it is well worth considering the different impacts that market conditions can have on the share price, there are other factors that are even more important. Take risks, for example - 3SBio has 1 warning sign we think 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 HK exchanges.

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