Tiong Woon Corporation Holding Ltd (SGX:BQM) shareholders might be concerned after seeing the share price drop 25% in the last quarter. But don't let that distract from the very nice return generated over three years. To wit, the share price did better than an index fund, climbing 64% during that period.
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 imperfect but simple way to consider how the market perception of a company has shifted is to compare the change in the earnings per share (EPS) with the share price movement.
During three years of share price growth, Tiong Woon Corporation Holding moved from a loss to profitability. That would generally be considered a positive, so we'd expect the share price to be up.
The graphic below depicts how EPS has changed over time (unveil the exact values by clicking on the image).
Dive deeper into Tiong Woon Corporation Holding's key metrics by checking this interactive graph of Tiong Woon Corporation Holding's earnings, revenue and cash flow.
What about the Total Shareholder Return (TSR)?
We've already covered Tiong Woon Corporation Holding's share price action, but we should also mention its total shareholder return (TSR). 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. Its history of dividend payouts mean that Tiong Woon Corporation Holding's TSR of 65% over the last 3 years is better than the share price return.
A Different Perspective
It's nice to see that Tiong Woon Corporation Holding shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 36% over the last year. Of course, that includes the dividend. Notably the five-year annualised TSR loss of 0.6% per year compares very unfavourably with the recent share price performance. 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 Tiong Woon Corporation Holding better, we need to consider many other factors. For example, we've discovered 3 warning signs for Tiong Woon Corporation Holding (1 makes us a bit uncomfortable!) that you should be aware of before investing here.
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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 SG exchanges.
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