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Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CWH) insiders who sold US$10m worth of stock earlier this year are probably glad they did so as market cap slides to US$1.8b

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By selling US$10m worth of Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CWH) stock at an average sell price of US$27.59 over the last year, insiders seemed to have made the most of their holdings. The company's market worth decreased by US$66m over the past week after the stock price dropped 6.6%, although insiders were able to minimize their losses

While we would never suggest that investors should base their decisions solely on what the directors of a company have been doing, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider transactions altogether.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Camping World Holdings

Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider sale was by the Chairman & CEO, Marcus Lemonis, for US$10m worth of shares, at about US$28.19 per share. While insider selling is a negative, to us, it is more negative if the shares are sold at a lower price. The good news is that this large sale was at well above current price of US$20.91. So it may not tell us anything about how insiders feel about the current share price. The only individual insider seller over the last year was Marcus Lemonis.

You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last 12 months, below. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

NYSE:CWH Insider Trading Volume March 15th 2023

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Insider Ownership

For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. Camping World Holdings insiders own about US$26m worth of shares. That equates to 1.4% of the company. While this is a strong but not outstanding level of insider ownership, it's enough to indicate some alignment between management and smaller shareholders.

So What Does This Data Suggest About Camping World Holdings Insiders?

There haven't been any insider transactions in the last three months -- that doesn't mean much. Still, the insider transactions at Camping World Holdings in the last 12 months are not very heartening. The modest level of insider ownership is, at least, some comfort. So while it's helpful to know what insiders are doing in terms of buying or selling, it's also helpful to know the risks that a particular company is facing. At Simply Wall St, we've found that Camping World Holdings has 3 warning signs (1 is significant!) that deserve your attention before going any further with your analysis.

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For the purposes of this article, insiders are those individuals who report their transactions to the relevant regulatory body. We currently account for open market transactions and private dispositions, but not derivative transactions.

What are the risks and opportunities for Camping World Holdings?

Camping World Holdings, Inc., together its subsidiaries, retails recreational vehicles (RVs), and related products and services.

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  • Price-To-Earnings ratio (6.4x) is below the US market (14.6x)

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 3.46% per year


  • Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow

  • Profit margins (2%) are lower than last year (4%)

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