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Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings (LON:RQIH) Has Compensated Shareholders With A Respectable 95% Return On Their Investment

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It hasn't been the best quarter for Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd (LON:RQIH) shareholders, since the share price has fallen 11% in that time. But that doesn't change the fact that the returns over the last five years have been pleasing. It has returned a market beating 58% in that time.

See our latest analysis for Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings

While markets are a powerful pricing mechanism, share prices reflect investor sentiment, not just underlying business performance. One imperfect but simple way to consider how the market perception of a company has shifted is to compare the change in the earnings per share (EPS) with the share price movement.

During five years of share price growth, Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings achieved compound earnings per share (EPS) growth of 28% per year. This EPS growth is higher than the 10% average annual increase in the share price. Therefore, it seems the market has become relatively pessimistic about the company. The reasonably low P/E ratio of 11.76 also suggests market apprehension.

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

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It might be well worthwhile taking a look at our free report on Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings' earnings, revenue and cash flow.

What About Dividends?

It is important to consider the total shareholder return, as well as the share price return, for any given stock. The TSR is a return calculation that accounts for the value of cash dividends (assuming that any dividend received was reinvested) and the calculated value of any discounted capital raisings and spin-offs. Arguably, the TSR gives a more comprehensive picture of the return generated by a stock. We note that for Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings the TSR over the last 5 years was 95%, which is better than the share price return mentioned above. This is largely a result of its dividend payments!

A Different Perspective

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings shareholders have received returns of 27% over twelve months (even including dividends), which isn't far from the general market return. That gain looks pretty satisfying, and it is even better than the five-year TSR of 14% per year. It is possible that management foresight will bring growth well into the future, even if the share price slows down. It's always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings better, we need to consider many other factors. To that end, you should learn about the 5 warning signs we've spotted with Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings (including 1 which makes us a bit uncomfortable) .

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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 GB exchanges.

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