Some stocks are best avoided. We really hate to see fellow investors lose their hard-earned money. For example, we sympathize with anyone who was caught holding Ann Joo Resources Berhad (KLSE:ANNJOO) during the five years that saw its share price drop a whopping 75%. And we doubt long term believers are the only worried holders, since the stock price has declined 55% over the last twelve months. Furthermore, it’s down 16% in about a quarter. That’s not much fun for holders.
So let’s have a look and see if the longer term performance of the company has been in line with the underlying business’ progress.
See our latest analysis for Ann Joo Resources Berhad
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.
Looking back five years, both Ann Joo Resources Berhad’s share price and EPS declined; the latter at a rate of 4.4% per year. Readers should note that the share price has fallen faster than the EPS, at a rate of 24% per year, over the period. This implies that the market is more cautious about the business these days. The less favorable sentiment is reflected in its current P/E ratio of 3.55.
The company’s earnings per share (over time) is depicted in the image below (click to see the exact numbers).
We’re pleased to report that the CEO is remunerated more modestly than most CEOs at similarly capitalized 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. Before buying or selling a stock, we always recommend a close examination of historic growth trends, available here..
What About The Total Shareholder Return (TSR)?
We’ve already covered Ann Joo Resources Berhad’s share price action, but we should also mention its total shareholder return (TSR). The TSR is a return calculation that accounts for the value of cash dividends (assuming that any dividend received was reinvested) and the calculated value of any discounted capital raisings and spin-offs. Ann Joo Resources Berhad’s TSR of was a loss of 70% for the 5 years. That wasn’t as bad as its share price return, because it has paid dividends.
A Different Perspective
While the broader market lost about 7.0% in the twelve months, Ann Joo Resources Berhad shareholders did even worse, losing 54%. 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 11% per year over five years. 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. It’s always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand Ann Joo Resources Berhad better, we need to consider many other factors. Take risks, for example – Ann Joo Resources Berhad has 4 warning signs (and 2 which shouldn’t be ignored) we think you should know about.
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 MY exchanges.
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