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Crown Energy (NGM:CRWN) pulls back 12% this week, but still delivers shareholders splendid 41% CAGR over 3 years
While Crown Energy AB (publ) (NGM:CRWN) shareholders are probably generally happy, the stock hasn't had particularly good run recently, with the share price falling 29% in the last quarter. But that doesn't change the fact that the returns over the last three years have been very strong. The share price marched upwards over that time, and is now 183% higher than it was. After a run like that some may not be surprised to see prices moderate. Only time will tell if there is still too much optimism currently reflected in the share price.
While this past week has detracted from the company's three-year return, let's look at the recent trends of the underlying business and see if the gains have been in alignment.
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Because Crown Energy made a loss in the last twelve months, we think the market is probably more focussed on revenue and revenue growth, at least for now. Generally speaking, companies without profits are expected to grow revenue every year, and at a good clip. Some companies are willing to postpone profitability to grow revenue faster, but in that case one does expect good top-line growth.
Crown Energy actually saw its revenue drop by 14% per year over three years. So we wouldn't have expected the share price to gain 41% per year, but it has. It's a good reminder that expectations about the future, not the past history, always impact share prices.
You can see below how earnings and revenue have changed over time (discover the exact values by clicking on the image).
Balance sheet strength is crucial. It might be well worthwhile taking a look at our free report on how its financial position has changed over time.
A Different Perspective
While the broader market lost about 11% in the twelve months, Crown Energy shareholders did even worse, losing 44%. However, it could simply be that the share price has been impacted by broader market jitters. It might be worth keeping an eye on the fundamentals, in case there's a good opportunity. Regrettably, last year's performance caps off a bad run, with the shareholders facing a total loss of 9% per year over five years. Generally speaking long term share price weakness can be a bad sign, though contrarian investors might want to research the stock in hope of a turnaround. It's always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand Crown Energy better, we need to consider many other factors. For example, we've discovered 3 warning signs for Crown Energy (1 makes us a bit uncomfortable!) that you should be aware of before investing here.
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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 Swedish exchanges.
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Crown Energy AB (publ), together with its subsidiaries, operates in the oil, gas, and real estate industries with operations focused on underexplored areas in Africa and the Middle East.
Flawless balance sheet and slightly overvalued.