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Did You Miss Medios's (ETR:ILM1) Impressive 248% Share Price Gain?

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The most you can lose on any stock (assuming you don't use leverage) is 100% of your money. But when you pick a company that is really flourishing, you can make more than 100%. For instance the Medios AG (ETR:ILM1) share price is 248% higher than it was three years ago. That sort of return is as solid as granite. On top of that, the share price is up 49% in about a quarter.

View our latest analysis for Medios

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 flawed but reasonable way to assess how sentiment around a company has changed is to compare the earnings per share (EPS) with the share price.

During the three years of share price growth, Medios actually saw its earnings per share (EPS) drop 18% per year.

This means it's unlikely the market is judging the company based on earnings growth. Therefore, we think it's worth considering other metrics as well.

The revenue drop of is as underwhelming as some politicians. What's clear is that historic earnings and revenue aren't matching up with the share price action, very well. So you might have to dig deeper to get a grasp of the situation

The graphic below depicts how earnings and revenue have changed over time (unveil the exact values by clicking on the image).

XTRA:ILM1 Income Statement, January 15th 2020

It's probably worth noting that the CEO is paid less than the median at similar sized companies. But while CEO remuneration is always worth checking, the really important question is whether the company can grow earnings going forward. You can see what analysts are predicting for Medios in this interactive graph of future profit estimates.

A Different Perspective

We're pleased to report that Medios rewarded shareholders with a total shareholder return of 103% over the last year. That gain actually surpasses the 51% TSR it generated (per year) over three years. Given the track record of solid returns over varying time frames, it might be worth putting Medios on your watchlist. 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. For instance, we've identified 3 warning signs for Medios (1 is a bit unpleasant) that 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 DE exchanges.

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