Acadia Healthcare Company’s (NASDAQ:ACHC) earnings growth rate lags the 21% CAGR it delivers to shareholders

The most you can lose on a stock (assuming you don’t use leverage) is 100% of your money. But if you choose a business that’s really thriving, you can make more than 100%. A great example is Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHC), whose stock price is up 158% over five years. But it’s down 4.0% over the past week. However, note that the broader market is down 3.6% since last week, which may have impacted Acadia Healthcare Company’s stock price.

As long-term performance has been good but recently down 4.0%, we check if the fundamentals are consistent with the share price.

Check out our latest analysis for Acadia Healthcare Company

To quote Buffett, “Ships will sail around the world, but the Flat Earth Society will thrive. There will continue to be wide discrepancies between price and value in the market…” By comparing earnings per share (EPS) and share price changes over time, we can get a sense of how investor attitudes towards a company are changing has changed over time.

Over the past half decade, Acadia Healthcare Company has become profitable. Sometimes the onset of profitability is a key turning point that can signal rapid earnings growth ahead, which in turn justifies very strong price gains.

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

Earnings per share growth
NasdaqGS:ACHC Earnings Per Share Growth, Dec 12, 2022

We know that Acadia Healthcare Company has improved its bottom line over the past three years, but what does the future hold? Get a closer look at Acadia Healthcare Company’s financial health here free report on its balance sheet.

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A different perspective

It’s good to see that Acadia Healthcare Company has rewarded shareholders with a total return of 42% over the trailing 12 months. With the 1-year TSR outperforming the 5-year TSR (the latter is up 21% per year), the stock’s performance appears to have improved recently. Someone with a bullish perspective might take the recent improvement in TSR as an indication that the business itself is getting better with time. I find it very interesting to look at the share price as an indicator of business development over the long term. But to really gain insight, we need to consider other information as well. Note, however, that Acadia Healthcare Company is exhibiting 1 warning sign in our investment analysis you should know that…

sure, You might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So check this out free List of companies we expect to grow profits.

Please note that the market returns reported in this article reflect the market-weighted average returns of stocks currently traded on US exchanges.

The assessment is complex, but we help to simplify it.

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