UP Fintech Holding (NASDAQ:TIGR) shareholders have endured a 84% loss from investing in the stock three years ago

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It’s not possible to invest over long periods without making some bad investments. But really big losses can really drag down an overall portfolio. So consider, for a moment, the misfortune of UP Fintech Holding Limited (NASDAQ:TIGR) investors who have held the stock for three years as it declined a whopping 84%. That might cause some serious doubts about the merits of the initial decision to buy the stock, to put it mildly. While a drop like that is definitely a body blow, money isn’t as important as health and happiness.

Now let’s have a look at the company’s fundamentals, and see if the long term shareholder return has matched the performance of the underlying business.

Check out our latest analysis for UP Fintech Holding

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.

UP Fintech Holding became profitable within the last five years. We would usually expect to see the share price rise as a result. So it’s worth looking at other metrics to try to understand the share price move.

Revenue is actually up 7.6% over the three years, so the share price drop doesn’t seem to hinge on revenue, either. It’s probably worth investigating UP Fintech Holding further; while we may be missing something on this analysis, there might also be an opportunity.

The image below shows how earnings and revenue have tracked over time (if you click on the image you can see greater detail).

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We know that UP Fintech Holding has improved its bottom line lately, but what does the future have in store? If you are thinking of buying or selling UP Fintech Holding stock, you should check out this free report showing analyst profit forecasts.

A Different Perspective

It’s nice to see that UP Fintech Holding shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 35% over the last year. There’s no doubt those recent returns are much better than the TSR loss of 0.8% per year over five years. This makes us a little wary, but the business might have turned around its fortunes. Before deciding if you like the current share price, check how UP Fintech Holding 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 American exchanges.

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