Earnings are growing at DXC Technology (NYSE:DXC) but shareholders still don't like its prospects – Simply Wall St

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Statistically speaking, long term investing is a profitable endeavour. But unfortunately, some companies simply don't succeed. Zooming in on an example, the DXC Technology Company (NYSE:DXC) share price dropped 72% in the last half decade. That's an unpleasant experience for long term holders. Even worse, it's down 9.3% in about a month, which isn't fun at all.
If the past week is anything to go by, investor sentiment for DXC Technology isn't positive, so let's see if there's a mismatch between fundamentals and the share price.
See our latest analysis for DXC Technology
To paraphrase Benjamin Graham: Over the short term the market is a voting machine, but over the long term it's a weighing machine. By comparing earnings per share (EPS) and share price changes over time, we can get a feel for how investor attitudes to a company have morphed over time.
DXC Technology became profitable within the last five years. That would generally be considered a positive, so we are surprised to see the share price is down. Other metrics might give us a better handle on how its value is changing over time.
It could be that the revenue decline of 4.4% per year is viewed as evidence that DXC Technology is shrinking. This has probably encouraged some shareholders to sell down the stock.
You can see below how earnings and revenue have changed over time (discover the exact values by clicking on the image).
DXC Technology is well known by investors, and plenty of clever analysts have tried to predict the future profit levels. If you are thinking of buying or selling DXC Technology stock, you should check out this free report showing analyst consensus estimates for future profits.
We'd be remiss not to mention the difference between DXC Technology's total shareholder return (TSR) and its share price return. The TSR attempts to capture the value of dividends (as if they were reinvested) as well as any spin-offs or discounted capital raisings offered to shareholders. Its history of dividend payouts mean that DXC Technology's TSR, which was a 66% drop over the last 5 years, was not as bad as the share price return.
Although it hurts that DXC Technology returned a loss of 15% in the last twelve months, the broader market was actually worse, returning a loss of 19%. What is more upsetting is the 11% per annum loss investors have suffered over the last half decade. This sort of share price action isn't particularly encouraging, but at least the losses are slowing. 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 DXC Technology is showing 1 warning sign in our investment analysis , you should know about…
Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of companies we expect will grow earnings.
Please note, the market returns quoted in this article reflect the market weighted average returns of stocks that currently trade on US exchanges.
What are the risks and opportunities for DXC Technology?
DXC Technology
DXC Technology Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides information technology services and solutions primarily in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Trading at 54.1% below our estimate of its fair value
Earnings are forecast to grow 7.59% per year
Earnings grew by 94.1% over the past year
Significant insider selling over the past 3 months
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DXC Technology Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides information technology services and solutions primarily in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
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Undervalued with solid track record.

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