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Crew Energy's (TSE:CR) three-year total shareholder returns outpace the underlying earnings growth

It might be of some concern to shareholders to see the Crew Energy Inc. (TSE:CR) share price down 12% in the last month. But that doesn't displace its brilliant performance over three years. The longer term view reveals that the share price is up 898% in that period. So the recent fall doesn't do much to dampen our respect for the business. The thing to consider is whether there is still too much elation around the company's prospects. It really delights us to see such great share price performance for investors.

Since the long term performance has been good but there's been a recent pullback of 9.5%, let's check if the fundamentals match the share price.

View our latest analysis for Crew Energy

While markets are a powerful pricing mechanism, share prices reflect investor sentiment, not just underlying business performance. One imperfect but simple way to consider how the market perception of a company has shifted is to compare the change in the earnings per share (EPS) with the share price movement.

Crew Energy was able to grow its EPS at 87% per year over three years, sending the share price higher. In comparison, the 115% per year gain in the share price outpaces the EPS growth. This suggests that, as the business progressed over the last few years, it gained the confidence of market participants. It is quite common to see investors become enamoured with a business, after a few years of solid progress.

The graphic below depicts how EPS has changed over time (unveil the exact values by clicking on the image).


We consider it positive that insiders have made significant purchases in the last year. Having said that, most people consider earnings and revenue growth trends to be a more meaningful guide to the business. Dive deeper into the earnings by checking this interactive graph of Crew Energy's earnings, revenue and cash flow.

A Different Perspective

We're pleased to report that Crew Energy shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 104% over one year. That's better than the annualised return of 12% over half a decade, implying that the company is doing better recently. In the best case scenario, this may hint at some real business momentum, implying that now could be a great time to delve deeper. It's always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand Crew Energy better, we need to consider many other factors. For example, we've discovered 3 warning signs for Crew Energy that you should be aware of before investing here.

Crew Energy is not the only stock insiders are buying. So take a peek at this free list of growing companies with insider buying.

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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This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. We provide commentary based on historical data and analyst forecasts only using an unbiased methodology and our articles are not intended to be financial advice. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. We aim to bring you long-term focused analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Simply Wall St has no position in any stocks mentioned.

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