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Those who invested in EMX Royalty (CVE:EMX) five years ago are up 85%

While EMX Royalty Corporation (CVE:EMX) shareholders are probably generally happy, the stock hasn't had particularly good run recently, with the share price falling 26% in the last quarter. But that doesn't change the fact that the returns over the last five years have been pleasing. It has returned a market beating 85% in that time. While the long term returns are impressive, we do have some sympathy for those who bought more recently, given the 41% drop, in the last year.

So let's investigate and see if the longer term performance of the company has been in line with the underlying business' progress.

See our latest analysis for EMX Royalty

Because EMX Royalty 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. That's because fast revenue growth can be easily extrapolated to forecast profits, often of considerable size.

For the last half decade, EMX Royalty can boast revenue growth at a rate of 30% per year. That's well above most pre-profit companies. It's good to see that the stock has 13%, but not entirely surprising given revenue shows strong growth. If the strong revenue growth continues, we'd expect the share price to follow, in time. Of course, you'll have to research the business more fully to figure out if this is an attractive opportunity.

You can see how earnings and revenue have changed over time in the image below (click on the chart to see the exact values).

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It's probably worth noting we've seen significant insider buying in the last quarter, which we consider a positive. That said, we think earnings and revenue growth trends are even more important factors to consider. You can see what analysts are predicting for EMX Royalty in this interactive graph of future profit estimates.

A Different Perspective

EMX Royalty shareholders are down 41% for the year, but the market itself is up 21%. 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 13% 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. It's always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand EMX Royalty better, we need to consider many other factors. Even so, be aware that EMX Royalty is showing 3 warning signs in our investment analysis , and 1 of those can't be ignored...

EMX Royalty 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 CA exchanges.

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