Investing in JKG Land Berhad (KLSE:JKGLAND) three years ago would have delivered you a 25% gain

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By buying an index fund, you can roughly match the market return with ease. But if you buy good businesses at attractive prices, your portfolio returns could exceed the average market return. For example, JKG Land Berhad (KLSE:JKGLAND) shareholders have seen the share price rise 25% over three years, well in excess of the market decline (2.8%, not including dividends). On the other hand, the returns haven’t been quite so good recently, with shareholders up just 5.3%.

With that in mind, it’s worth seeing if the company’s underlying fundamentals have been the driver of long term performance, or if there are some discrepancies.

View our latest analysis for JKG Land Berhad

In his essay The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville Warren Buffett described how share prices do not always rationally reflect the value of a business. By comparing earnings per share (EPS) and share price changes over time, we can get a feel for how investor attitudes to a company have morphed over time.

During three years of share price growth, JKG Land Berhad achieved compound earnings per share growth of 29% per year. This EPS growth is higher than the 8% average annual increase in the share price. So one could reasonably conclude that the market has cooled on the stock. This cautious sentiment is reflected in its (fairly low) P/E ratio of 9.01.

The graphic below depicts how EPS has changed over time (unveil the exact values by clicking on the image).

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This free interactive report on JKG Land Berhad’s earnings, revenue and cash flow is a great place to start, if you want to investigate the stock further.

A Different Perspective

We’re pleased to report that JKG Land Berhad shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 5.3% over one year. Since the one-year TSR is better than the five-year TSR (the latter coming in at 3% per year), it would seem that the stock’s performance has improved in recent times. Given the share price momentum remains strong, it might be worth taking a closer look at the stock, lest you miss an opportunity. I find it very interesting to look at share price over the long term as a proxy for business performance. But to truly gain insight, we need to consider other information, too. For instance, we’ve identified 1 warning sign for JKG Land Berhad that you should be aware of.

If you like to buy stocks alongside management, then you might just love this free list of companies. (Hint: insiders have been buying them).

Please note, the market returns quoted in this article reflect the market weighted average returns of stocks that currently trade on MY exchanges.

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