Antero Resources (NYSE:AR) shareholders are still up 168% over 1 year despite pulling back 12% in the past week

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Simply Wall St
Published
January 21, 2022
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Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) shareholders might be concerned after seeing the share price drop 14% in the last quarter. On the other hand, over the last twelve months the stock has delivered rather impressive returns. Indeed, the share price is up an impressive 168% in that time. So some might not be surprised to see the price retrace some. Only time will tell if there is still too much optimism currently reflected in the share price.

Since the long term performance has been good but there's been a recent pullback of 12%, let's check if the fundamentals match the share price.

See our latest analysis for Antero Resources

Given that Antero Resources didn't make a profit in the last twelve months, we'll focus on revenue growth to form a quick view of its business development. When a company doesn't make profits, we'd generally expect to see good revenue growth. Some companies are willing to postpone profitability to grow revenue faster, but in that case one does expect good top-line growth.

In the last year Antero Resources saw its revenue grow by 71%. That's well above most other pre-profit companies. And the share price has responded, gaining 168% as we previously mentioned. It's great to see strong revenue growth, but the question is whether it can be sustained. The strong share price rise indicates optimism, so there may be a better opportunity for buyers as the hype fades a bit.

The company's revenue and earnings (over time) are depicted in the image below (click to see the exact numbers).

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NYSE:AR Earnings and Revenue Growth January 21st 2022

It's probably worth noting that the CEO is paid less than the median at similar sized companies. But while CEO remuneration is always worth checking, the really important question is whether the company can grow earnings going forward. So it makes a lot of sense to check out what analysts think Antero Resources will earn in the future (free profit forecasts).

A Different Perspective

It's good to see that Antero Resources has rewarded shareholders with a total shareholder return of 168% in the last twelve months. That certainly beats the loss of about 6% per year over the last half decade. The long term loss makes us cautious, but the short term TSR gain certainly hints at a brighter future. It's always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand Antero Resources better, we need to consider many other factors. Case in point: We've spotted 1 warning sign for Antero Resources you should be aware of.

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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 US exchanges.

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