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The RosCan Gold (CVE:ROS) Share Price Is Up 1200% And Shareholders Are Euphoric

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While RosCan Gold Corporation (CVE:ROS) shareholders are probably generally happy, the stock hasn't had particularly good run recently, with the share price falling 28% in the last quarter. But that doesn't displace its brilliant performance over three years. In fact, the share price has taken off in that time, up 1200%. So the recent fall doesn't do much to dampen our respect for the business. The thing to consider is whether there is still too much elation around the company's prospects.

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

View our latest analysis for RosCan Gold

RosCan Gold hasn't yet reported any revenue yet, so it's as much a business idea as an actual business. So it seems shareholders are too busy dreaming about the progress to come than dwelling on the current (lack of) revenue. It seems likely some shareholders believe that RosCan Gold 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. 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). RosCan Gold has already given some investors a taste of the sweet gains that high risk investing can generate, if your timing is right.

RosCan Gold had liabilities exceeding cash by CA$268,257 when it last reported in January 2019, according to our data. That puts it in the highest risk category, according to our analysis. So the fact that the stock is up 135% 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 RosCan Gold's cash levels have changed over time.

TSXV:ROS Historical Debt, June 25th 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 usually a positive if they have, as it may indicate they see value in the stock. You can click here to see if there are insiders buying.

A Different Perspective

We're pleased to report that RosCan Gold shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 179% over one year. That's better than the annualised return of 58% 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. Investors who like to make money usually check up on insider purchases, such as the price paid, and total amount bought. You can find out about the insider purchases of RosCan Gold by clicking this link.

RosCan Gold 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 CA exchanges.

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