If You Had Bought Group Ten Metals Shares Five Years Ago You’d Have Made 39%

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When we invest, we’re generally looking for stocks that outperform the market average. And in our experience, buying the right stocks can give your wealth a significant boost. To wit, the Group Ten Metals share price has climbed 39% in five years, easily topping the market return of 22%.

See our latest analysis for Group Ten Metals

With zero revenue generated over twelve months, we Group Ten Metals has proved its business plan yet. As a result, we think it’s unlikely shareholders are paying much attention to current revenue, but rather speculating on growth in the years to come. For example, investors may be hoping that Group Ten Metals finds some valuable resources, before it runs out of money.

Companies that lack both meaningful revenue and profits are usually considered high risk. There is almost always a chance they will need to raise more capital, and their progress – and share price – will dictate how dilutive that is to current holders. 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).

Our data indicates that Group Ten Metals had net debt of CA$1,175,216 when it last reported in September 2018. That makes it extremely high risk, in our view. So we’re surprised to see the stock up 6.9% per year, over 5 years, but we’re happy for holders. Investors must really like its potential. You can see in the image below, how Group Ten Metals’s cash and debt levels have changed over time (click to see the values).

TSXV:PGE Historical Debt, February 22nd 2019
TSXV:PGE Historical Debt, February 22nd 2019

It can be extremely risky to invest in a company that doesn’t even have revenue. There’s no way to know its value easily. However you can take a look at whether insiders have been buying up shares. It’s usually a positive if they have, as it may indicate they see value in the stock. Luckily we are in a position to provide you with this free chart of insider buying (and selling).

A Different Perspective

Group Ten Metals shareholders are down 20% for the year, but the market itself is up 3.4%. However, keep in mind that even the best stocks will sometimes underperform the market over a twelve month period. Longer term investors wouldn’t be so upset, since they would have made 6.9%, each year, over five years. It could be that the recent sell-off is an opportunity, so it may be worth checking the fundamental data for signs of a long term growth trend. 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 Group Ten Metals by clicking this link.

If you like to buy stocks alongside management, then you might just love this free list of companies. (Hint: insiders have been buying them).

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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