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Garibaldi Resources's (CVE:GGI) Wonderful 678% Share Price Increase Shows How Capitalism Can Build Wealth

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Garibaldi Resources Corp. (CVE:GGI) shareholders might understandably be very concerned that the share price has dropped 47% in the last quarter. But over three years the performance has been really wonderful. Over that time, we've been excited to watch the share price climb an impressive 678%. Arguably, the recent fall is to be expected after such a strong rise. The share price action could signify that the business itself is dramatically improved, in that time.

Anyone who held for that rewarding ride would probably be keen to talk about it.

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Check out our latest analysis for Garibaldi Resources

Garibaldi Resources didn't have any revenue in the last year, so it's fair to say it doesn't yet have a proven product (or at least not one people are paying for). As a result, we think it's unlikely shareholders are paying much attention to current revenue, but rather speculating on growth in the years to come. It seems likely some shareholders believe that Garibaldi Resources will find or develop a valuable new mine before too long.

We think companies that have neither significant revenues nor profits are pretty high risk. You should be aware that there is always a chance that this sort of company will need to issue more shares to raise money to continue pursuing its business plan. While some such companies go on to make revenue, profits, and generate value, others get hyped up by hopeful naifs before eventually going bankrupt. Garibaldi Resources has already given some investors a taste of the sweet gains that high risk investing can generate, if your timing is right.

Garibaldi Resources had net cash of just CA$13m when it last reported (October 2018). So if it hasn't remedied the situation already, it will almost certainly have to raise more capital soon. It's a testament to the popularity of the business plan that the share price gained 98% per year, over 3 years, despite the weak balance sheet. You can see in the image below, how Garibaldi Resources's cash levels have changed over time (click to see the values).

TSXV:GGI Historical Debt, May 20th 2019

It can be extremely risky to invest in a company that doesn't even have revenue. There's no way to know its value easily. 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

Investors in Garibaldi Resources had a tough year, with a total loss of 79%, against a market gain of about 1.7%. However, keep in mind that even the best stocks will sometimes underperform the market over a twelve month period. On the bright side, long term shareholders have made money, with a gain of 21% per year over half a decade. It could be that the recent sell-off is an opportunity, so it may be worth checking the fundamental data for signs of a long term growth trend. It is all well and good that insiders have been buying shares, but we suggest you check here to see what price insiders were buying at.

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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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