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The T&G Global (NZSE:TGG) Share Price Has Gained 40% And Shareholders Are Hoping For More

Simply Wall St

The main point of investing for the long term is to make money. But more than that, you probably want to see it rise more than the market average. Unfortunately for shareholders, while the T&G Global Limited (NZSE:TGG) share price is up 40% in the last five years, that's less than the market return. Zooming in, the stock is up a respectable 5.3% in the last year.

View our latest analysis for T&G Global

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 flawed but reasonable way to assess how sentiment around a company has changed is to compare the earnings per share (EPS) with the share price.

T&G Global's earnings per share are down 13% per year, despite strong share price performance over five years.

Essentially, it doesn't seem likely that investors are focused on EPS. Because earnings per share don't seem to match up with the share price, we'll take a look at other metrics instead.

On the other hand, T&G Global's revenue is growing nicely, at a compound rate of 11% over the last five years. It's quite possible that management are prioritizing revenue growth over EPS growth at the moment.

The image below shows how earnings and revenue have tracked over time (if you click on the image you can see greater detail).

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What about the Total Shareholder Return (TSR)?

Investors should note that there's a difference between T&G Global's total shareholder return (TSR) and its share price change, which we've covered above. The TSR is a return calculation that accounts for the value of cash dividends (assuming that any dividend received was reinvested) and the calculated value of any discounted capital raisings and spin-offs. T&G Global's TSR of 56% for the 5 years exceeded its share price return, because it has paid dividends.

A Different Perspective

It's good to see that T&G Global has rewarded shareholders with a total shareholder return of 5.3% in the last twelve months. However, that falls short of the 9.3% TSR per annum it has made for shareholders, each year, over five years. The pessimistic view would be that be that the stock has its best days behind it, but on the other hand the price might simply be moderating while the business itself continues to execute. It's always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand T&G Global better, we need to consider many other factors. Even so, be aware that T&G Global is showing 3 warning signs in our investment analysis , and 2 of those are significant...

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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 NZ exchanges.

This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. We aim to bring you long-term focused analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Simply Wall St has no position in any stocks mentioned.

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