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It might be of some concern to shareholders to see the The Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE:TCS) share price down 10% in the last month. But that doesn't change the fact that the returns over the last year have been spectacular. Indeed, the share price is up a whopping 583% in that time. Arguably, the recent fall is to be expected after such a strong rise. While winners often keep winning, it can pay to be cautious after a strong rise.
We love happy stories like this one. The company should be really proud of that performance!
In his essay The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville Warren Buffett described how share prices do not always rationally reflect the value of a business. 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.
Container Store Group was able to grow EPS by 101% in the last twelve months. This EPS growth is significantly lower than the 583% increase in the share price. This indicates that the market is now more optimistic about the stock.
You can see below how EPS has changed over time (discover the exact values by clicking on the image).
We know that Container Store Group has improved its bottom line lately, but is it going to grow revenue? You could check out this free report showing analyst revenue forecasts.
A Different Perspective
It's good to see that Container Store Group has rewarded shareholders with a total shareholder return of 583% in the last twelve months. That gain is better than the annual TSR over five years, which is 17%. 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. 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. Case in point: We've spotted 4 warning signs for Container Store Group 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 US exchanges.
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