If You Had Bought Seven Generations Energy (TSE:VII) Stock Three Years Ago, You’d Be Sitting On A 77% Loss, Today

As every investor would know, not every swing hits the sweet spot. But you have a problem if you face massive losses more than once in a while. So spare a thought for the long term shareholders of Seven Generations Energy Ltd. (TSE:VII); the share price is down a whopping 77% in the last three years. That’d be enough to cause even the strongest minds some disquiet. And more recent buyers are having a tough time too, with a drop of 56% in the last year. Furthermore, it’s down 22% in about a quarter. That’s not much fun for holders. We note that the company has reported results fairly recently; and the market is hardly delighted. You can check out the latest numbers in our company report.

View our latest analysis for Seven Generations Energy

To quote Buffett, ‘Ships will sail around the world but the Flat Earth Society will flourish. There will continue to be wide discrepancies between price and value in the marketplace…’ One way to examine how market sentiment has changed over time is to look at the interaction between a company’s share price and its earnings per share (EPS).

Seven Generations Energy 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. So it’s worth looking at other metrics to try to understand the share price move.

We note that, in three years, revenue has actually grown at a 40% annual rate, so that doesn’t seem to be a reason to sell shares. This analysis is just perfunctory, but it might be worth researching Seven Generations Energy more closely, as sometimes stocks fall unfairly. This could present an opportunity.

TSX:VII Income Statement, August 16th 2019
TSX:VII Income Statement, August 16th 2019

It’s good to see that there was some significant insider buying in the last three months. That’s a positive. That said, we think earnings and revenue growth trends are even more important factors to consider. This free report showing analyst forecasts should help you form a view on Seven Generations Energy

A Different Perspective

The last twelve months weren’t great for Seven Generations Energy shares, which performed worse than the market, costing holders 56%. The market shed around 1.2%, no doubt weighing on the stock price. Shareholders have lost 38% per year over the last three years, so the share price drop has become steeper, over the last year; a potential symptom of as yet unsolved challenges. We would be wary of buying into a company with unsolved problems, although some investors will buy into struggling stocks if they believe the price is sufficiently attractive. Investors who like to make money usually check up on insider purchases, such as the price paid, and total amount bought. You can find out about the insider purchases of Seven Generations Energy by clicking this link.

Seven Generations Energy is not the only stock insiders are buying. So take a peek at this free list of growing companies with insider 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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