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Let’s now take a look at the company’s fundamentals and see if long-term shareholder returns match the performance of the underlying business.

See our latest analysis for Anglo Asian Mining

While markets are a powerful pricing mechanism, share prices reflect investor sentiment, not just underlying business performance. By comparing earnings per share (EPS) and share price changes over time, we can get a feel for how investor attitudes towards a company have changed over time.

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Anglo Asian Mining saw its EPS decline at a compounded rate of 64% per annum over the last three years. In comparison the 17% compound annual share price decline is not as bad as the EPS drop-off. So the market may not be too concerned about the EPS figure at this point – or it may have been priced in a little earlier. This positive sentiment is also reflected in the generous P/E ratio of 106.63.

The image below shows how EPS has tracked over time (if you click on the image you can see more detail).

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it Free If you want to investigate the stock further, Anglo Asian Mining’s interactive report on earnings, revenue and cash flow is a great place to start.

What about total shareholder return (TSR)?

It would be remiss of us not to mention the differences between Anglo Asian Mining total shareholder return (TSR) and its share price return, The TSR attempts to combine the value of dividends (as if they were reinvested) as well as any spin-offs or discounted capital raisings offered to shareholders. Its dividend payment history means that Anglo Asian Mining’s TSR, which was 33% drop Over the last 3 years, the share price returns were not that bad.

a different perspective

We’re sad to report that Anglo Asian Mining shareholders’ earnings are down 9.5% this year. Unfortunately, that’s worse than the broader market decline of 0.3%. Having said that, it is inevitable that some stocks will be oversold in a falling market. The main thing is that you keep an eye on the basic development. The upside is that long-term shareholders have made money, with gains of 1.6% per year over the last half decade. It could be that the recent sell-off is an opportunity, so it may be worth checking the fundamental data for signs of a long-term growth trend. It is always interesting to track share price performance over the long term. But to understand Anglo Asian Mining better, we need to consider many other factors. In this case: we have seen 2 warning signs for Anglo Asian Mining You should be aware of it, and 1 of them cannot be ignored.

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But note: Anglo Asian Mining may not be the best stock to buy, So take a look at this Free A list of interesting companies with past earnings growth (and further growth forecast).

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

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This article from Simply Wall St is of a general nature. We only provide commentary based on historical data and analyst forecasts using unbiased methodology and our articles are not intended to provide financial advice. It does not recommend buying or selling any stock, and does not take into account your objectives, or your financial situation. Our goal is to bring you long-term focused analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not take into account the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Simply Wall St has no position in any of the stocks mentioned.

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