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Investors bid Denison Mines (TSE:DML) up CA$346m despite increasing losses YoY, taking one-year return to 270%

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Unless you borrow money to invest, the potential losses are limited. But if you pick the right business to buy shares in, you can make more than you can lose. For example, the Denison Mines Corp. (TSE:DML) share price has soared 270% return in just a single year. And in the last month, the share price has gained 76%. It is also impressive that the stock is up 204% over three years, adding to the sense that it is a real winner.

Since it's been a strong week for Denison Mines shareholders, let's have a look at trend of the longer term fundamentals.

Check out our latest analysis for Denison Mines

Denison Mines isn't currently profitable, so most analysts would look to revenue growth to get an idea of how fast the underlying business is growing. 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.

In the last year Denison Mines saw its revenue shrink by 7.1%. We're a little surprised to see the share price pop 270% in the last year. This is a good example of how buyers can push up prices even before the fundamental metrics show much growth. Of course, it could be that the market expected this revenue drop.

The graphic below depicts how earnings and revenue have changed over time (unveil the exact values by clicking on the image).

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We like that insiders have been buying shares in the last twelve months. Even so, future earnings will be far more important to whether current shareholders make money. This free report showing analyst forecasts should help you form a view on Denison Mines

A Different Perspective

It's nice to see that Denison Mines shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 270% over the last year. Since the one-year TSR is better than the five-year TSR (the latter coming in at 29% per year), it would seem that the stock's performance has improved in recent times. In the best case scenario, this may hint at some real business momentum, implying that now could be a great time to delve deeper. 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 Denison Mines that you should be aware of before investing here.

There are plenty of other companies that have insiders buying up shares. You probably do not want to miss this free list of growing companies that insiders are 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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