Those who invested in Suzano (BVMF:SUZB3) three years ago are up 63%

One simple way to benefit from the stock market is to buy an index fund. But many of us dare to dream of bigger returns, and build a portfolio ourselves. Just take a look at Suzano S.A. (BVMF:SUZB3), which is up 62%, over three years, soundly beating the market return of 17% (not including dividends). However, more recent returns haven’t been as impressive as that, with the stock returning just 6.1% in the last year.

With that in mind, it’s worth seeing if the company’s underlying fundamentals have been the driver of long term performance, or if there are some discrepancies.

Check out our latest analysis for Suzano

There is no denying that markets are sometimes efficient, but prices do not always reflect 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).

Suzano became profitable within the last three years. So we would expect a higher share price over the period.

You can see how EPS has changed over time in the image below (click on the chart to see the exact values).

We know that Suzano has improved its bottom line lately, but is it going to grow revenue? You could check out this free report showing analyst revenue forecasts.

A Different Perspective

We’re pleased to report that Suzano rewarded shareholders with a total shareholder return of 6.1% over the last year. That falls short of the 18% it has made, for shareholders, each year, over three years. While it is well worth considering the different impacts that market conditions can have on the share price, there are other factors that are even more important. Even so, be aware that Suzano is showing 2 warning signs in our investment analysis , and 1 of those shouldn’t be ignored…

If you would prefer to check out another company — one with potentially superior financials — then do not miss this free list of companies that have proven they can grow earnings.

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

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