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Investing in Advanced Medical Solutions Group (LON:AMS) a year ago would have delivered you a 20% gain

Advanced Medical Solutions Group plc (LON:AMS) shareholders might be concerned after seeing the share price drop 14% in the last quarter. But looking back over the last year, the returns have actually been rather pleasing! To wit, it had solidly beat the market, up 20%.

Now it's worth having a look at the company's fundamentals too, because that will help us determine if the long term shareholder return has matched the performance of the underlying business.

See our latest analysis for Advanced Medical Solutions Group

While markets are a powerful pricing mechanism, share prices reflect investor sentiment, not just underlying business performance. One way to examine how market sentiment has changed over time is to look at the interaction between a company's share price and its earnings per share (EPS).

During the last year Advanced Medical Solutions Group grew its earnings per share (EPS) by 103%. It's fair to say that the share price gain of 20% did not keep pace with the EPS growth. So it seems like the market has cooled on Advanced Medical Solutions Group, despite the growth. Interesting.

You can see below how EPS has changed over time (discover the exact values by clicking on the image).

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We know that Advanced Medical Solutions Group has improved its bottom line lately, but is it going to grow revenue? If you're interested, you could check this free report showing consensus revenue forecasts.

A Different Perspective

It's good to see that Advanced Medical Solutions Group has rewarded shareholders with a total shareholder return of 20% in the last twelve months. Of course, that includes the dividend. Since the one-year TSR is better than the five-year TSR (the latter coming in at 3% per year), it would seem that the stock's performance has improved in recent times. Given the share price momentum remains strong, it might be worth taking a closer look at the stock, lest you miss an opportunity. Before deciding if you like the current share price, check how Advanced Medical Solutions Group scores on these 3 valuation metrics.

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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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