Unless you borrow money to invest, potential losses are limited. But if you choose the right stocks, you can achieve a lot more than 100%. For example, file New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE:EDU) the share price is up 270% in the past year. Most of them would be very happy with that, especially in just one year! And in more good news, the share price is up 10% in thirty days. But the price may have benefited from a market rebound, as shares are up 5.7% in the past 30 days. Unfortunately, the long-term returns aren’t as good, as the stock has fallen 64% in the past three years.
The past week has proven profitable for New Oriental Education & Technology Group’s investors, so let’s see if fundamentals have driven the company’s one-year performance.
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While some continue to teach the efficient markets hypothesis, it has been shown that markets are dynamic, hyper-reactive systems, and that investors are not always rational. One way to examine how market sentiment changes over time is to look at the interaction between a company’s share price and earnings per share (EPS).
Over the past year, New Oriental Education & Technology Group has increased earnings per share (EPS) by 69%. However, we note that unusual items have affected earnings. This EPS growth is well below the 270% increase in the share price. This indicates that the market is now more optimistic about stocks.
The company’s earnings per share (over time) are depicted in the image below (click to see the exact numbers).
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It’s good to see shareholders of New Oriental Education & Technology Group have received a total shareholder return of 270% over the past year. That certainly beats a loss of about 9% annually over the past half decade. In general we place more importance on long-term performance over the short-term, but the recent improvement may signal a (positive) inflection point within the company. You can get a better understanding of the growth of New Oriental Education & Technology Group by reviewing this most detailed historical chart of earnings, revenue and cash flow.
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Please note that the market returns mentioned in this article reflect the weighted average market returns of stocks currently traded on US stock exchanges.
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