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Star Navigation Systems Group (FRA:S3O) Shareholders Have Enjoyed A Magnificent 3100% Share Price Gain

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Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. (FRA:S3O) shareholders might be concerned after seeing the share price drop 20% in the last quarter. But over three years the performance has been really wonderful. Indeed, the share price is up a whopping 3100% in that time. So you might argue that the recent reduction in the share price is unremarkable in light of the longer term performance. Only time will tell if there is still too much optimism currently reflected in the share price.

We love happy stories like this one. The company should be really proud of that performance!

Check out our latest analysis for Star Navigation Systems Group

With just CA$471,604 worth of revenue in twelve months, we don't think the market considers Star Navigation Systems Group to have proven its business plan. So it seems shareholders are too busy dreaming about the progress to come than dwelling on the current (lack of) revenue. Investors will be hoping that Star Navigation Systems Group can make progress and gain better traction for the business, before it runs low on cash.

Companies that lack both meaningful revenue and profits are usually considered high risk. There is usually a significant chance that they will need more money for business development, putting them at the mercy of capital markets. So the share price itself impacts the value of the shares (as it determines the cost of capital). While some such companies do very well over the long term, others become hyped up by promoters before eventually falling back down to earth, and going bankrupt (or being recapitalized). Of course, if you time it right, high risk investments like this can really pay off, as Star Navigation Systems Group investors might know.

Our data indicates that Star Navigation Systems Group had net debt of CA$1,757,825 when it last reported in December 2018. That puts it in the highest risk category, according to our analysis. So the fact that the stock is up 217% per year, over 3 years shows that high risks can lead to high rewards, sometimes. It's clear more than a few people believe in the potential. You can click on the image below to see (in greater detail) how Star Navigation Systems Group's cash levels have changed over time.

DB:S3O Historical Debt, May 6th 2019

In reality it's hard to have much certainty when valuing a business that has neither revenue or profit. Given that situation, many of the best investors like to check if insiders have been buying shares. It's often positive if so, assuming the buying is sustained and meaningful. Luckily we are in a position to provide you with this free chart of insider buying (and selling).

A Different Perspective

We're pleased to report that Star Navigation Systems Group shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 10% over one year. That's better than the annualised return of 4.2% over half a decade, implying that the company is doing better recently. Given the share price momentum remains strong, it might be worth taking a closer look at the stock, lest you miss an opportunity. If you would like to research Star Navigation Systems Group in more detail then you might want to take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in the company.

If you would prefer to check out another company -- one with potentially superior financials -- then do not miss this free list of companies that have proven they can grow earnings.

Please note, the market returns quoted in this article reflect the market weighted average returns of stocks that currently trade on DE exchanges.

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