Did The Underlying Business Drive Karora Resources’ (TSE:KRR) Lovely 387% Share Price Gain?

We think that it’s fair to say that the possibility of finding fantastic multi-year winners is what motivates many investors. But when you hold the right stock for the right time period, the rewards can be truly huge. For example, the Karora Resources Inc. (TSE:KRR) share price is up a whopping 387% in the last three years, a handsome return for long term holders. Also pleasing for shareholders was the 100% gain in the last three months.

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While markets are a powerful pricing mechanism, share prices reflect investor sentiment, not just underlying business performance. 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).

During three years of share price growth, Karora Resources moved from a loss to profitability. That kind of transition can be an inflection point that justifies a strong share price gain, just as we have seen here.

You can see below how EPS has changed over time (discover the exact values by clicking on the image).

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TSX:KRR Earnings Per Share Growth September 15th 2020

We like that insiders have been buying shares in the last twelve months. 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 Karora Resources’ earnings, revenue and cash flow.

A Different Perspective

It’s nice to see that Karora Resources shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 164% over the last year. That’s better than the annualised return of 30% over half a decade, implying that the company is doing better recently. Given the share price momentum remains strong, it might be worth taking a closer look at the stock, lest you miss an opportunity. It’s always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand Karora Resources better, we need to consider many other factors. For instance, we’ve identified 3 warning signs for Karora Resources that you should be aware of.

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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