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If You Had Bought Everi Holdings (NYSE:EVRI) Stock Three Years Ago, You Could Pocket A 375% Gain Today

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For us, stock picking is in large part the hunt for the truly magnificent stocks. But when you hold the right stock for the right time period, the rewards can be truly huge. One bright shining star stock has been Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EVRI), which is 375% higher than three years ago. Also pleasing for shareholders was the 101% gain in the last three months. The company reported its financial results recently; you can catch up on the latest numbers by reading our company report.

See our latest analysis for Everi Holdings

To quote Buffett, 'Ships will sail around the world but the Flat Earth Society will flourish. There will continue to be wide discrepancies between price and value in the marketplace...' By comparing earnings per share (EPS) and share price changes over time, we can get a feel for how investor attitudes to a company have morphed over time.

Everi Holdings became profitable within the last three years. Given the importance of this milestone, it's not overly surprising that the share price has increased strongly.

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

NYSE:EVRI Past and Future Earnings, March 27th 2019

We know that Everi Holdings has improved its bottom line over the last three years, but what does the future have in store? If you are thinking of buying or selling Everi Holdings stock, you should check out this FREE detailed report on its balance sheet.

A Different Perspective

It's nice to see that Everi Holdings shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 56% over the last year. That gain is better than the annual TSR over five years, which is 8.3%. Therefore it seems like sentiment around the company has been positive lately. Someone with an optimistic perspective could view the recent improvement in TSR as indicating that the business itself is getting better with time. Before forming an opinion on Everi Holdings you might want to consider these 3 valuation metrics.

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 US exchanges.

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