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The simplest way to invest in stocks is to buy exchange traded funds. But investors can boost returns by picking market-beating companies to own shares in. To wit, the Space Group Holdings Limited (HKG:2448) share price is 22% higher than it was a year ago, much better than the market return of around -9.3% (not including dividends) in the same period. If it can keep that out-performance up over the long term, investors will do very well! Space Group Holdings hasn't been listed for long, so it's still not clear if it is a long term winner.
While the efficient markets hypothesis continues to be taught by some, it has been proven that markets are over-reactive dynamic systems, and investors are not always rational. One way to examine how market sentiment has changed over time is to look at the interaction between a company's share price and its earnings per share (EPS).
During the last year, Space Group Holdings actually saw its earnings per share drop 46%. So we don't think that investors are paying too much attention to EPS. Since the change in EPS doesn't seem to correlate with the change in share price, it's worth taking a look at other metrics.
Unfortunately Space Group Holdings's fell 16% over twelve months. So the fundamental metrics don't provide an obvious explanation for the share price gain.
You can see how revenue and earnings have changed over time in the image below, (click on the chart to see cashflow).
This free interactive report on Space Group Holdings's balance sheet strength is a great place to start, if you want to investigate the stock further.
A Different Perspective
It's nice to see that Space Group Holdings shareholders have gained 22% over the last year. And the share price momentum remains respectable, with a gain of 14% in the last three months. This suggests the company is continuing to win over new investors. Before forming an opinion on Space Group Holdings you might want to consider these 3 valuation metrics.
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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 HK exchanges.
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