Investing in Floor & Decor Holdings (NYSE:FND) three years ago would have delivered you a 326% gain

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Generally speaking, investors are inspired to be stock pickers by the potential to find the big winners. Mistakes are inevitable, but a single top stock pick can cover any losses, and so much more. One such superstar is Floor & Decor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:FND), which saw its share price soar 326% in three years. It’s also good to see the share price up 22% over the last quarter.

So let’s assess the underlying fundamentals over the last 3 years and see if they’ve moved in lock-step with shareholder returns.

View our latest analysis for Floor & Decor Holdings

There is no denying that markets are sometimes efficient, but prices do not always reflect underlying business performance. 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.

During three years of share price growth, Floor & Decor Holdings achieved compound earnings per share growth of 22% per year. In comparison, the 62% per year gain in the share price outpaces the EPS growth. This suggests that, as the business progressed over the last few years, it gained the confidence of market participants. That’s not necessarily surprising considering the three-year track record of earnings growth. This favorable sentiment is reflected in its (fairly optimistic) P/E ratio of 47.98.

The company’s earnings per share (over time) is depicted in the image below (click to see the exact numbers).

earnings-per-share-growth

We know that Floor & Decor Holdings has improved its bottom line lately, but is it going to grow revenue? This free report showing analyst revenue forecasts should help you figure out if the EPS growth can be sustained.

A Different Perspective

It’s nice to see that Floor & Decor Holdings shareholders have gained 76% (in total) over the last year. So this year’s TSR was actually better than the three-year TSR (annualized) of 62%. The improving returns to shareholders suggests the stock is becoming more popular with time. It’s always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand Floor & Decor Holdings better, we need to consider many other factors. Even so, be aware that Floor & Decor Holdings is showing 1 warning sign in our investment analysis , you should know about…

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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 US exchanges.

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