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Shareholders in Stoneridge (NYSE:SRI) are in the red if they invested a year ago

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While it may not be enough for some shareholders, we think it is good to see the Stoneridge, Inc. (NYSE:SRI) share price up 22% in a single quarter. But that doesn't change the reality of under-performance over the last twelve months. In fact the stock is down 34% in the last year, well below the market return.

Now let's have a look at the company's fundamentals, and see if the long term shareholder return has matched the performance of the underlying business.

See our latest analysis for Stoneridge

Because Stoneridge made a loss in the last twelve months, we think the market is probably more focussed on revenue and revenue growth, at least for now. Generally speaking, companies without profits are expected to grow revenue every year, and at a good clip. Some companies are willing to postpone profitability to grow revenue faster, but in that case one does expect good top-line growth.

Stoneridge grew its revenue by 21% over the last year. We think that is pretty nice growth. Meanwhile, the share price is down 34% over twelve months, which is disappointing given the progress made. This implies the market was expecting better growth. However, that's in the past now, and it's the future that matters most.

The company's revenue and earnings (over time) are depicted in the image below (click to see the exact numbers).

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It's probably worth noting we've seen significant insider buying in the last quarter, which we consider a positive. On the other hand, we think the revenue and earnings trends are much more meaningful measures of the business. If you are thinking of buying or selling Stoneridge stock, you should check out this free report showing analyst profit forecasts.

A Different Perspective

We regret to report that Stoneridge shareholders are down 34% for the year. Unfortunately, that's worse than the broader market decline of 10%. Having said that, it's inevitable that some stocks will be oversold in a falling market. The key is to keep your eyes on the fundamental developments. On the bright side, long term shareholders have made money, with a gain of 5% 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's always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand Stoneridge better, we need to consider many other factors. Consider risks, for instance. Every company has them, and we've spotted 1 warning sign for Stoneridge you should know about.

Stoneridge is not the only stock insiders are buying. So take a peek at this free list of growing companies with insider buying.

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

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