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Ability Enterprise (TWSE:2374) hikes 12% this week, taking five-year gains to 121%


The simplest way to invest in stocks is to buy exchange traded funds. But the truth is, you can make significant gains if you buy good quality businesses at the right price. For example, the Ability Enterprise Co., Ltd. (TWSE:2374) share price is 91% higher than it was five years ago, which is more than the market average. We’re also happy to report the stock is up a healthy 45% in the last year.

After a strong gain in the past week, it’s worth seeing if longer term returns have been driven by improving fundamentals.

View our latest analysis for Ability Enterprise

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 the last half decade, Ability Enterprise became profitable. That’s generally thought to be a genuine positive, so investors may expect to see an increasing share price.

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

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TWSE:2374 Earnings Per Share Growth April 2nd 2024

It might be well worthwhile taking a look at our free report on Ability Enterprise’s earnings, revenue and cash flow.

What About Dividends?

As well as measuring the share price return, investors should also consider the total shareholder return (TSR). The TSR incorporates the value of any spin-offs or discounted capital raisings, along with any dividends, based on the assumption that the dividends are reinvested. So for companies that pay a generous dividend, the TSR is often a lot higher than the share price return. In the case of Ability Enterprise, it has a TSR of 121% for the last 5 years. That exceeds its share price return that we previously mentioned. This is largely a result of its dividend payments!

A Different Perspective

It’s good to see that Ability Enterprise has rewarded shareholders with a total shareholder return of 49% in the last twelve months. That’s including the dividend. Since the one-year TSR is better than the five-year TSR (the latter coming in at 17% per year), it would seem that the stock’s performance has improved in recent times. Someone with an optimistic perspective could view the recent improvement in TSR as indicating that the business itself is getting better with time. Before deciding if you like the current share price, check how Ability Enterprise scores on these 3 valuation metrics.

Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of companies we expect will grow earnings.

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

Valuation is complex, but we’re helping make it simple.

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