For many, the main point of investing is to generate higher returns than the overall market. But every investor is virtually certain to have both over-performing and under-performing stocks. At this point some shareholders may be questioning their investment in Shenzhen Refond Optoelectronics Co.,Ltd. (SZSE:300241), since the last five years saw the share price fall 39%. And we doubt long term believers are the only worried holders, since the stock price has declined 34% over the last twelve months.
The recent uptick of 11% could be a positive sign of things to come, so let's take a look at historical fundamentals.
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There is no denying that markets are sometimes efficient, but prices do not always reflect 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.
During the five years over which the share price declined, Shenzhen Refond OptoelectronicsLtd's earnings per share (EPS) dropped by 11% each year. This change in EPS is reasonably close to the 9% average annual decrease in the share price. This implies that the market has had a fairly steady view of the stock. So it's fair to say the share price has been responding to changes in EPS.
The graphic below depicts how EPS has changed over time (unveil the exact values by clicking on the image).SZSE:300241 Earnings Per Share Growth December 15th 2022
Dive deeper into Shenzhen Refond OptoelectronicsLtd's key metrics by checking this interactive graph of Shenzhen Refond OptoelectronicsLtd's earnings, revenue and cash flow.
A Different Perspective
We regret to report that Shenzhen Refond OptoelectronicsLtd shareholders are down 34% for the year (even including dividends). Unfortunately, that's worse than the broader market decline of 17%. Having said that, it's inevitable that some stocks will be oversold in a falling market. The key is to keep your eyes on the fundamental developments. Unfortunately, last year's performance may indicate unresolved challenges, given that it was worse than the annualised loss of 7% over the last half decade. Generally speaking long term share price weakness can be a bad sign, though contrarian investors might want to research the stock in hope of a turnaround. I find it very interesting to look at share price over the long term as a proxy for business performance. But to truly gain insight, we need to consider other information, too. Take risks, for example - Shenzhen Refond OptoelectronicsLtd has 2 warning signs 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 CN exchanges.
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