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Investors in Dubber (ASX:DUB) have made a enviable return of 692% over the past five years

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Dubber Corporation Limited (ASX:DUB) shareholders have seen the share price descend 15% over the month. But that doesn't change the fact that the returns over the last half decade have been spectacular. To be precise, the stock price is 692% higher than it was five years ago, a wonderful performance by any measure. Arguably, the recent fall is to be expected after such a strong rise. Only time will tell if there is still too much optimism currently reflected in the share price. We love happy stories like this one. The company should be really proud of that performance!

Now it's worth having a look at the company's fundamentals too, because that will help us determine if the long term shareholder return has matched the performance of the underlying business.

View our latest analysis for Dubber

Dubber wasn't profitable in the last twelve months, it is unlikely we'll see a strong correlation between its share price and its earnings per share (EPS). Arguably revenue is our next best option. Shareholders of unprofitable companies usually expect strong revenue growth. That's because fast revenue growth can be easily extrapolated to forecast profits, often of considerable size.

In the last 5 years Dubber saw its revenue grow at 63% per year. That's well above most pre-profit companies. Fortunately, the market has not missed this, and has pushed the share price up by 51% per year in that time. Despite the strong run, top performers like Dubber have been known to go on winning for decades. So we'd recommend you take a closer look at this one, but keep in mind the market seems optimistic.

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 consider it positive that insiders have made significant purchases in the last year. Having said that, most people consider earnings and revenue growth trends to be a more meaningful guide to the business. If you are thinking of buying or selling Dubber stock, you should check out this free report showing analyst profit forecasts.

A Different Perspective

It's nice to see that Dubber shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 145% over the last year. That's better than the annualised return of 51% 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. I find it very interesting to look at share price over the long term as a proxy for business performance. But to truly gain insight, we need to consider other information, too. For example, we've discovered 2 warning signs for Dubber 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 AU exchanges.

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