Market is not liking Andean Precious Metals' (CVE:APM) earnings decline as stock retreats 16% this week - Simply Wall St - Financial Daily News Site

Market is not liking Andean Precious Metals' (CVE:APM) earnings decline as stock retreats 16% this week – Simply Wall St

Passive investing in an index fund is a good way to ensure your own returns roughly match the overall market. When you buy individual stocks, you can make higher profits, but you also face the risk of under-performance. That downside risk was realized by Andean Precious Metals Corp. (CVE:APM) shareholders over the last year, as the share price declined 36%. That’s well below the market return of 8.0%. Because Andean Precious Metals hasn’t been listed for many years, the market is still learning about how the business performs. The share price has dropped 43% in three months. We note that the company has reported results fairly recently; and the market is hardly delighted. You can check out the latest numbers in our company report.

Given the past week has been tough on shareholders, let’s investigate the fundamentals and see what we can learn.

See our latest analysis for Andean Precious Metals

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. 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.

Unhappily, Andean Precious Metals had to report a 85% decline in EPS over the last year. This fall in the EPS is significantly worse than the 36% the share price fall. It may have been that the weak EPS was not as bad as some had feared.

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

TSXV:APM Earnings Per Share Growth June 6th 2022

We consider it positive that insiders have made significant purchases in the last year. Having said that, most people consider earnings and revenue growth trends to be a more meaningful guide to the business. Dive deeper into the earnings by checking this interactive graph of Andean Precious Metals’ earnings, revenue and cash flow.

A Different Perspective

While Andean Precious Metals shareholders are down 36% for the year, the market itself is up 8.0%. While the aim is to do better than that, it’s worth recalling that even great long-term investments sometimes underperform for a year or more. It’s worth noting that the last three months did the real damage, with a 43% decline. So it seems like some holders have been dumping the stock of late – and that’s not bullish. 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. Even so, be aware that Andean Precious Metals is showing 3 warning signs in our investment analysis , and 1 of those can’t be ignored…

There are plenty of other companies that have insiders buying up shares. You probably do not want to miss this free list of growing companies that insiders are buying.

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

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

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