Passive investing in index funds can generate returns that roughly match the overall market. But if you pick the right individual stocks, you could make more than that. To wit, the Smart Globe Holdings Limited (HKG:8485) share price is 13% higher than it was a year ago, much better than the market return of around -6.1% (not including dividends) in the same period. If it can keep that out-performance up over the long term, investors will do very well! We'll need to follow Smart Globe Holdings for a while to get a better sense of its share price trend, since it hasn't been listed for particularly long.
While markets are a powerful pricing mechanism, share prices reflect investor sentiment, not just underlying business performance. 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).
Smart Globe Holdings was able to grow EPS by 291% in the last twelve months. This EPS growth is significantly higher than the 13% increase in the share price. So it seems like the market has cooled on Smart Globe Holdings, despite the growth. Interesting. This cautious sentiment is reflected in its (fairly low) P/E ratio of 4.01.
You can see how EPS has changed over time in the image below (click on the chart to see the exact values).
We're pleased to report that the CEO is remunerated more modestly than most CEOs at similarly capitalized companies. It's always worth keeping an eye on CEO pay, but a more important question is whether the company will grow earnings throughout the years. Dive deeper into the earnings by checking this interactive graph of Smart Globe Holdings's earnings, revenue and cash flow.
A Different Perspective
Smart Globe Holdings boasts a total shareholder return of 13% for the last year. A substantial portion of that gain has come in the last three months, with the stock up 8.8% in that time. This suggests the company is continuing to win over new investors. You might want to assess this data-rich visualization of its earnings, revenue and cash flow.
Of course Smart Globe Holdings may not be the best stock to buy. So you may wish to see this free collection of growth stocks.
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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