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If You Had Bought XXL Energy (CVE:XL) Shares Three Years Ago You'd Have Made 156%

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It hasn't been the best quarter for XXL Energy Corp. (CVE:XL) shareholders, since the share price has fallen 12% in that time. In contrast, the return over three years has been impressive. Indeed, the share price is up a very strong 156% in that time. To some, the recent share price pullback wouldn't be surprising after such a good run. The fundamental business performance will ultimately dictate whether the top is in, or if this is a stellar buying opportunity.

See our latest analysis for XXL Energy

Given that XXL Energy didn't make a profit in the last twelve months, we'll focus on revenue growth to form a quick view of its business development. Shareholders of unprofitable companies usually expect strong revenue growth. As you can imagine, fast revenue growth, when maintained, often leads to fast profit growth.

Over the last three years XXL Energy has grown its revenue at 137% annually. That's well above most pre-profit companies. Along the way, the share price gained 37% per year, a solid pop by our standards. But it does seem like the market is paying attention to strong revenue growth. That's not to say we think the share price is too high. In fact, it might be worth keeping an eye on this one.

Depicted in the graphic below, you'll see revenue and earnings over time. If you want more detail, you can click on the chart itself.

TSXV:XL Income Statement, May 3rd 2019

Take a more thorough look at XXL Energy's financial health with this free report on its balance sheet.

A Different Perspective

Investors in XXL Energy had a tough year, with a total loss of 12%, against a market gain of about 4.6%. 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 8.9% per year over half a decade. If the fundamental data continues to indicate long term sustainable growth, the current sell-off could be an opportunity worth considering. Before spending more time on XXL Energy it might be wise to click here to see if insiders have been buying or selling shares.

But note: XXL Energy may not be the best stock to buy. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies with past earnings growth (and further growth forecast).

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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