If You Had Bought dynaCERT (CVE:DYA) Stock Three Years Ago, You Could Pocket A 500% Gain Today

We think that it’s fair to say that the possibility of finding fantastic multi-year winners is what motivates many investors. You won’t get it right every time, but when you do, the returns can be truly splendid. One such superstar is dynaCERT Inc. (CVE:DYA), which saw its share price soar 500% in three years. In more good news, the share price has risen 2.0% in thirty days.

Check out our latest analysis for dynaCERT

We don’t think dynaCERT’s revenue of CA$94,860 is enough to establish significant demand. So it seems shareholders are too busy dreaming about the progress to come than dwelling on the current (lack of) revenue. Investors will be hoping that dynaCERT can make progress and gain better traction for the business, before it runs low on cash.

Companies that lack both meaningful revenue and profits are usually considered high risk. There is usually a significant chance that they will need more money for business development, putting them at the mercy of capital markets. So the share price itself impacts the value of the shares (as it determines the cost of capital). While some such companies do very well over the long term, others become hyped up by promoters before eventually falling back down to earth, and going bankrupt (or being recapitalized). Some dynaCERT investors have already had a taste of the sweet taste stocks like this can leave in the mouth, as they gain popularity and attract speculative capital.

Our data indicates that dynaCERT had CA$920,684 more in total liabilities than it had cash, when it last reported in March 2019. That makes it extremely high risk, in our view. So the fact that the stock is up 82% per year, over 3 years shows that high risks can lead to high rewards, sometimes. It’s clear more than a few people believe in the potential. You can see in the image below, how dynaCERT’s cash levels have changed over time (click to see the values).

TSXV:DYA Historical Debt, July 30th 2019
TSXV:DYA Historical Debt, July 30th 2019

Of course, the truth is that it is hard to value companies without much revenue or profit. One thing you can do is check if company insiders are buying shares. If they are buying a significant amount of shares, that’s certainly a good thing. Luckily we are in a position to provide you with this free chart of insider buying (and selling).

A Different Perspective

We’re pleased to report that dynaCERT shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 108% over one year. That gain is better than the annual TSR over five years, which is 30%. Therefore it seems like sentiment around the company has been positive lately. Given the share price momentum remains strong, it might be worth taking a closer look at the stock, lest you miss an opportunity. It is all well and good that insiders have been buying shares, but we suggest you check here to see what price insiders were buying at.

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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