This month, we saw the Cardinal Energy Ltd. (TSE:CJ) up an impressive 40%. But that doesn’t change the fact that the returns over the last half decade have been stomach churning. Like a ship taking on water, the share price has sunk 97% in that time. So we don’t gain too much confidence from the recent recovery. The real question is whether the business can leave its past behind and improve itself over the years ahead.

While a drop like that is definitely a body blow, money isn’t as important as health and happiness.

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