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Even though Hexagon Composites (OB:HEX) has lost kr655m market cap in last 7 days, shareholders are still up 86% over 3 years

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Low-cost index funds make it easy to achieve average market returns. But across the board there are plenty of stocks that underperform the market. That's what has happened with the Hexagon Composites ASA (OB:HEX) share price. It's up 69% over three years, but that is below the market return. Zooming in, the stock is up a respectable 9.4% in the last year.

Although Hexagon Composites has shed kr655m from its market cap this week, let's take a look at its longer term fundamental trends and see if they've driven returns.

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Hexagon Composites isn't currently profitable, so most analysts would look to revenue growth to get an idea of how fast the underlying business is growing. 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.

Over the last three years Hexagon Composites has grown its revenue at 14% annually. That's pretty nice growth. The annual gain of 19% over three years is better than nothing, but hardly impresses. So it's possible that expectations were elevated in the past, muting returns over three years. However, if you can reasonably expect profits in the next few years, this stock might belong on your watchlist.

You can see below how earnings and revenue have changed over time (discover the exact values by clicking on the image).

OB:HEX Earnings and Revenue Growth March 14th 2023

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What About The Total Shareholder Return (TSR)?

We've already covered Hexagon Composites' share price action, but we should also mention its total shareholder return (TSR). The TSR is a return calculation that accounts for the value of cash dividends (assuming that any dividend received was reinvested) and the calculated value of any discounted capital raisings and spin-offs. Its history of dividend payouts mean that Hexagon Composites' TSR of 86% over the last 3 years is better than the share price return.

A Different Perspective

It's good to see that Hexagon Composites has rewarded shareholders with a total shareholder return of 9.4% in the last twelve months. However, that falls short of the 11% TSR per annum it has made for shareholders, each year, over five years. Before spending more time on Hexagon Composites it might be wise to click here to see if insiders have been buying or selling shares.

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Please note, the market returns quoted in this article reflect the market weighted average returns of stocks that currently trade on NO exchanges.

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