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Introducing Shreyas Shipping and Logistics (NSE:SHREYAS), A Stock That Climbed 83% In The Last Five Years

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Shreyas Shipping and Logistics Limited (NSE:SHREYAS) shareholders might understandably be very concerned that the share price has dropped 49% in the last quarter. On the bright side the returns have been quite good over the last half decade. After all, the share price is up a market-beating 83% in that time.

Check out our latest analysis for Shreyas Shipping and Logistics

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 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 five years of share price growth, Shreyas Shipping and Logistics moved from a loss to profitability. That's generally thought to be a genuine positive, so we would expect to see an increasing share price.

You can see below how EPS has changed over time (discover the exact values by clicking on the image).

NSEI:SHREYAS Past and Future Earnings, August 29th 2019
NSEI:SHREYAS Past and Future Earnings, August 29th 2019

It might be well worthwhile taking a look at our free report on Shreyas Shipping and Logistics's earnings, revenue and cash flow.

What About Dividends?

As well as measuring the share price return, investors should also consider the total shareholder return (TSR). The TSR incorporates the value of any spin-offs or discounted capital raisings, along with any dividends, based on the assumption that the dividends are reinvested. So for companies that pay a generous dividend, the TSR is often a lot higher than the share price return. We note that for Shreyas Shipping and Logistics the TSR over the last 5 years was 87%, which is better than the share price return mentioned above. And there's no prize for guessing that the dividend payments largely explain the divergence!

A Different Perspective

We regret to report that Shreyas Shipping and Logistics shareholders are down 70% for the year (even including dividends). Unfortunately, that's worse than the broader market decline of 12%. Having said that, it's inevitable that some stocks will be oversold in a falling market. The key is to keep your eyes on the fundamental developments. On the bright side, long term shareholders have made money, with a gain of 13% per year over half a decade. If the fundamental data continues to indicate long term sustainable growth, the current sell-off could be an opportunity worth considering. Before deciding if you like the current share price, check how Shreyas Shipping and Logistics scores on 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 IN exchanges.

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