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Earnings growth of 102% over 1 year hasn't been enough to translate into positive returns for TELUS International (Cda) (NYSE:TIXT) shareholders

·3-min read

TELUS International (Cda) Inc. (NYSE:TIXT) shareholders should be happy to see the share price up 20% in the last quarter. But that is minimal compensation for the share price under-performance over the last year. In fact the stock is down 23% in the last year, well below the market return.

After losing 3.1% this past week, it's worth investigating the company's fundamentals to see what we can infer from past performance.

Check out our latest analysis for TELUS International (Cda)

To paraphrase Benjamin Graham: Over the short term the market is a voting machine, but over the long term it's a weighing machine. 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.

Even though the TELUS International (Cda) share price is down over the year, its EPS actually improved. It could be that the share price was previously over-hyped.

The divergence between the EPS and the share price is quite notable, during the year. But we might find some different metrics explain the share price movements better.

TELUS International (Cda)'s revenue is actually up 25% over the last year. Since we can't easily explain the share price movement based on these metrics, it might be worth considering how market sentiment has changed towards the stock.

The company's revenue and earnings (over time) are depicted in the image below (click to see the exact numbers).

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We consider it positive that insiders have made significant purchases in the last year. Even so, future earnings will be far more important to whether current shareholders make money. If you are thinking of buying or selling TELUS International (Cda) stock, you should check out this free report showing analyst profit forecasts.

A Different Perspective

TELUS International (Cda) shareholders are down 23% for the year, even worse than the market loss of 16%. That's disappointing, but it's worth keeping in mind that the market-wide selling wouldn't have helped. It's great to see a nice little 20% rebound in the last three months. Let's just hope this isn't the widely-feared 'dead cat bounce' (which would indicate further declines to come). 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. Consider for instance, the ever-present spectre of investment risk. We've identified 2 warning signs with TELUS International (Cda) , and understanding them should be part of your investment process.

TELUS International (Cda) is not the only stock insiders are buying. So take a peek at this free list of growing companies with insider buying.

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

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