It hasn't been the best quarter for Dycom Industries, Inc. (NYSE:DY) shareholders, since the share price has fallen 27% in that time. While that might be a setback, it doesn't negate the nice returns received over the last twelve months. Looking at the full year, the company has easily bested an index fund by gaining 85%.
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...' 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 Dycom Industries saw its earnings per share (EPS) increase strongly. While that particular rate of growth is unlikely to be sustained for long, it is still remarkable. So we'd expect to see the share price higher. We're real advocates of letting inflection points like this guide our research as stock pickers.
The image below shows how EPS has tracked over time (if you click on the image you can see greater detail).
We know that Dycom Industries has improved its bottom line lately, but is it going to grow revenue? Check if analysts think Dycom Industries will grow revenue in the future.
A Different Perspective
We're pleased to report that Dycom Industries shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 85% over one year. That certainly beats the loss of about 5% per year over the last half decade. We generally put more weight on the long term performance over the short term, but the recent improvement could hint at a (positive) inflection point within the business. It's always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand Dycom Industries better, we need to consider many other factors. For instance, we've identified 2 warning signs for Dycom Industries that you should be aware of.
But note: Dycom Industries 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 US exchanges.
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