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Even after rising 51% this past week, Patriot One Technologies (TSE:PAT) shareholders are still down 79% over the past three years

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Patriot One Technologies Inc. (TSE:PAT) has rebounded strongly over the last week, with the share price soaring 51%. But only the myopic could ignore the astounding decline over three years. The share price has sunk like a leaky ship, down 79% in that time. So it's about time shareholders saw some gains. The thing to think about is whether the business has really turned around.

The recent uptick of 51% could be a positive sign of things to come, so let's take a lot at historical fundamentals.

See our latest analysis for Patriot One Technologies

Patriot One Technologies wasn't profitable in the last twelve months, it is unlikely we'll see a strong correlation between its share price and its earnings per share (EPS). Arguably revenue is our next best option. When a company doesn't make profits, we'd generally expect to see good revenue growth. That's because it's hard to be confident a company will be sustainable if revenue growth is negligible, and it never makes a profit.

In the last three years, Patriot One Technologies saw its revenue grow by 71% per year, compound. That's well above most other pre-profit companies. So on the face of it we're really surprised to see the share price down 21% a year in the same time period. The share price makes us wonder if there is an issue with profitability. Ultimately, revenue growth doesn't amount to much if the business can't scale well. Unless the balance sheet is strong, the company might have to raise capital.

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

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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

Investors in Patriot One Technologies had a tough year, with a total loss of 13%, against a market gain of about 23%. However, keep in mind that even the best stocks will sometimes underperform the market over a twelve month period. However, the loss over the last year isn't as bad as the 10% per annum loss investors have suffered over the last half decade. We would want clear information suggesting the company will grow, before taking the view that the share price will stabilize. While it is well worth considering the different impacts that market conditions can have on the share price, there are other factors that are even more important. For instance, we've identified 5 warning signs for Patriot One Technologies (2 shouldn't be ignored) that 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 CA exchanges.

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