Investors Who Bought Saturn Oil & Gas (CVE:SOIL) Shares Three Years Ago Are Now Up 53%

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It hasn't been the best quarter for Saturn Oil & Gas Inc. (CVE:SOIL) shareholders, since the share price has fallen 19% in that time. But that shouldn't obscure the pleasing returns achieved by shareholders over the last three years. In the last three years the share price is up, 53%: better than the market.

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View our latest analysis for Saturn Oil & Gas

Because Saturn Oil & Gas is loss-making, we think the market is probably more focussed on revenue and revenue growth, at least for now. When a company doesn't make profits, we'd generally expect to see good revenue growth. That's because fast revenue growth can be easily extrapolated to forecast profits, often of considerable size.


The chart below shows how revenue and earnings have changed with time, (if you click on the chart you can see the actual values).

TSXV:SOIL Income Statement, May 16th 2019

We consider it positive that insiders have made significant purchases in the last year. Having said that, most people consider earnings and revenue growth trends to be a more meaningful guide to the business. Dive deeper into the earnings by checking this interactive graph of Saturn Oil & Gas's earnings, revenue and cash flow.

A Different Perspective

We're pleased to report that Saturn Oil & Gas shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 12% over one year. Notably the five-year annualised TSR loss of 2.6% per year compares very unfavourably with the recent share price performance. We generally put more weight on the long term performance over the short term, but the recent improvement could hint at a (positive) inflection point within the business. If you want to research this stock further, the data on insider buying is an obvious place to start. You can click here to see who has been buying shares - and the price they paid.

There are plenty of other companies that have insiders buying up shares. You probably do not want to miss this free list of growing companies that insiders are buying.

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

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