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If You Had Bought DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate (ETR:DMRE) Stock Five Years Ago, You Could Pocket A 330% Gain Today

Simply Wall St

Long term investing can be life changing when you buy and hold the truly great businesses. While the best companies are hard to find, but they can generate massive returns over long periods. Just think about the savvy investors who held DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate AG (ETR:DMRE) shares for the last five years, while they gained 330%. If that doesn't get you thinking about long term investing, we don't know what will.

See our latest analysis for DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate

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 last half decade, DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate became profitable. Sometimes, the start of profitability is a major inflection point that can signal fast earnings growth to come, which in turn justifies very strong share price gains.

You can see how EPS has changed over time in the image below (click on the chart to see the exact values).

XTRA:DMRE Past and Future Earnings, April 25th 2019

We know that DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate has improved its bottom line lately, but is it going to grow revenue? If you're interested, you could check this free report showing consensus revenue forecasts.

A Different Perspective

We're pleased to report that DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 14% over one year. However, that falls short of the 34% TSR per annum it has made for shareholders, each year, over five years. Potential buyers might understandably feel they've missed the opportunity, but it's always possible business is still firing on all cylinders. Before forming an opinion on DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate you might want to consider these 3 valuation metrics.

But note: DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate may not be the best stock to buy. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies with past earnings growth (and further growth forecast).

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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