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While shareholders of Kelt Exploration (TSE:KEL) are in the black over 1 year, those who bought a week ago aren't so fortunate

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The Kelt Exploration Ltd. (TSE:KEL) share price has had a bad week, falling 18%. While that might be a setback, it doesn't negate the nice returns received over the last twelve months. After all, the share price is up a market-beating 94% in that time.

Since the long term performance has been good but there's been a recent pullback of 18%, let's check if the fundamentals match the share price.

Check out our latest analysis for Kelt Exploration

To paraphrase Benjamin Graham: Over the short term the market is a voting machine, but over the long term it's a weighing machine. By comparing earnings per share (EPS) and share price changes over time, we can get a feel for how investor attitudes to a company have morphed over time.

Kelt Exploration went from making a loss to reporting a profit, in the last year.

The result looks like a strong improvement to us, so we're not surprised the market likes the growth. Inflection points like this can be a great time to take a closer look at a company.

The image below shows how EPS has tracked over time (if you click on the image you can see greater detail).

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We like that insiders have been buying shares in the last twelve months. Having said that, most people consider earnings and revenue growth trends to be a more meaningful guide to the business. This free interactive report on Kelt Exploration's earnings, revenue and cash flow is a great place to start, if you want to investigate the stock further.

A Different Perspective

It's nice to see that Kelt Exploration shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 94% over the last year. That's better than the annualised return of 1.5% 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. 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 example, we've discovered 3 warning signs for Kelt Exploration (1 doesn't sit too well with us!) that you should be aware of before investing here.

If you like to buy stocks alongside management, then you might just love this free list of companies. (Hint: insiders have been buying them).

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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