According to statistics, long-term investment is a lucrative business. But unfortunately, some companies just do not succeed. The share price of Insignia Financial Ltd has fallen. ASX: IFL 72% in five years. We are definitely concerned about the shareholders who bought near the top. And the damage is not just for long-term shareholders, as shares have fallen by 34% over the past year. Shareholders have been more reckless lately: the share price has fallen by 23% over the past 90 days. However, we can say that the price was affected by the general market, which fell by 13% over the same period.
Since last week was difficult for shareholders, let's look at the basics and see what we can learn.
Check out our latest analysis for Insignia Financial
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Over the past five years, Insignia Financial's earnings per share have fallen sharply and slipped into the red, while share prices have also fallen. This was partly due to special effects affecting income. As the company has found itself in a loss-making position, it is difficult to compare the development of EPS with the development of the share price. However, we can say that in this scenario we expect the share price to fall.
The image below shows how EPS is tracked over time (click on the image to see more details).
Immerse yourself in Insignia's core finances with this interactive chart of Insignia Financial's revenue, earnings and cash flow.
What about dividends?
In addition to measuring share price performance, investors should also consider total shareholder earnings (TSR). TSR is a calculation of profitability that takes into account the value of cash dividends (provided the dividends received are reinvested), the calculated value of any capital increase and discounted random interest. The TSR can provide a more complete picture of the return on equities. Coincidentally, for the last five years, TSR Insignia Financial has been -61%, which is much higher than the return on share price. And it's hard to think that paying dividends would explain such a big difference!
The story continues
We are sorry to report that Insignia Financial's shareholders have fallen by 30% for the year (even with dividends). Unfortunately, this is worse than the 8.4% drop in the broader market. However, it may be simple that the share price has been affected by greater market fears. When the opportunity arises, it can be helpful to remember the basics. Unfortunately, last year's figures may indicate unresolved issues, as they were worse than 10% of annual losses over the past half year. In general, a long-term weak stock price can be a bad sign, although opposing investors may want to look at equities in hopes of a reversal. I am very interested in looking at long-term stock prices as an indication of business development. But to really look, we need to consider other information. Note, however, that Insignia Financial shows two warning signs in our investment analysis, and one of these signs is important …
But note: Insignia Financial may not be the best stock to buy. So check out this free list of exciting companies that have published revenue growth (and other growth forecasts) in the past.
Note that the market returns mentioned in this article reflect the weighted average market returns of shares currently traded on AU stock exchanges.
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