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Those who invested in Stabilis Solutions (NASDAQ:SLNG) a year ago are up 39%

The last three months have been tough on Stabilis Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SLNG) shareholders, who have seen the share price decline a rather worrying 41%. But that doesn't change the fact that the returns over the last year have been pleasing. After all, the share price is up a market-beating 39% in that time.

With that in mind, it's worth seeing if the company's underlying fundamentals have been the driver of long term performance, or if there are some discrepancies.

Check out our latest analysis for Stabilis Solutions

Stabilis Solutions isn't currently profitable, so most analysts would look to revenue growth to get an idea of how fast the underlying business is growing. When a company doesn't make profits, we'd generally expect to see good revenue growth. Some companies are willing to postpone profitability to grow revenue faster, but in that case one does expect good top-line growth.

In the last year Stabilis Solutions saw its revenue grow by 58%. That's well above most other pre-profit companies. The solid 39% share price gain goes down pretty well, but it's not necessarily as good as you might expect given the top notch revenue growth. So quite frankly it could be a good time to investigate Stabilis Solutions in some detail. Human beings have trouble conceptualizing (and valuing) exponential growth. Is that what we're seeing here?

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

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We like that insiders have been buying shares in the last twelve months. Having said that, most people consider earnings and revenue growth trends to be a more meaningful guide to the business. This free interactive report on Stabilis Solutions' earnings, revenue and cash flow is a great place to start, if you want to investigate the stock further.

A Different Perspective

Pleasingly, Stabilis Solutions' total shareholder return last year was 39%. So this year's TSR was actually better than the three-year TSR (annualized) of 7%. Given the track record of solid returns over varying time frames, it might be worth putting Stabilis Solutions on your watchlist. While it is well worth considering the different impacts that market conditions can have on the share price, there are other factors that are even more important. For example, we've discovered 3 warning signs for Stabilis Solutions (1 is a bit concerning!) that you should be aware of before investing here.

Stabilis Solutions 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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