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Investors in DGL Group (ASX:DGL) have made a notable return of 100% over the past year

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It hasn't been the best quarter for DGL Group Limited (ASX:DGL) shareholders, since the share price has fallen 20% in that time. But looking back over the last year, the returns have actually been rather pleasing! After all, the share price is up a market-beating 100% in that time.

Now it's worth having a look at the company's fundamentals too, because that will help us determine if the long term shareholder return has matched the performance of the underlying business.

See our latest analysis for DGL Group

While the efficient markets hypothesis continues to be taught by some, it has been proven that markets are over-reactive dynamic systems, and investors are not always rational. One imperfect but simple way to consider how the market perception of a company has shifted is to compare the change in the earnings per share (EPS) with the share price movement.

A Different Perspective

It's nice to see that DGL Group shareholders have gained 100% over the last year. We regret to report that the share price is down 20% over ninety days. Shorter term share price moves often don't signify much about the business itself. I find it very interesting to look at share price over the long term as a proxy for business performance. But to truly gain insight, we need to consider other information, too. For instance, we've identified 4 warning signs for DGL Group (2 are potentially serious) that you should be aware of.

DGL Group is not the only stock that insiders are buying. For those who like to find winning investments this free list of growing companies with recent insider purchasing, could be just the ticket.

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

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