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Did Changing Sentiment Drive VOXX International's (NASDAQ:VOXX) Share Price Down By 49%?

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In order to justify the effort of selecting individual stocks, it's worth striving to beat the returns from a market index fund. But every investor is virtually certain to have both over-performing and under-performing stocks. So we wouldn't blame long term VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ:VOXX) shareholders for doubting their decision to hold, with the stock down 49% over a half decade. We also note that the stock has performed poorly over the last year, with the share price down 25%. The falls have accelerated recently, with the share price down 20% in the last three months. This could be related to the recent financial results - you can catch up on the most recent data by reading our company report.

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View our latest analysis for VOXX International

Given that VOXX International didn't make a profit in the last twelve months, we'll focus on revenue growth to form a quick view of its business development. Shareholders of unprofitable companies usually expect strong revenue growth. As you can imagine, fast revenue growth, when maintained, often leads to fast profit growth.

Over half a decade VOXX International reduced its trailing twelve month revenue by 13% for each year. That's definitely a weaker result than most pre-profit companies report. It seems pretty reasonable to us that the share price dipped 13% per year in that time. We doubt many shareholders are delighted with this share price performance. Risk averse investors probably wouldn't like this one much.

The graphic below shows how revenue and earnings have changed as management guided the business forward. If you want to see cashflow, you can click on the chart.

NasdaqGS:VOXX Income Statement, May 17th 2019

Take a more thorough look at VOXX International's financial health with this free report on its balance sheet.

A Different Perspective

Investors in VOXX International had a tough year, with a total loss of 25%, against a market gain of about 5.2%. Even the share prices of good stocks drop sometimes, but we want to see improvements in the fundamental metrics of a business, before getting too interested. Unfortunately, last year's performance may indicate unresolved challenges, given that it was worse than the annualised loss of 13% over the last half decade. Generally speaking long term share price weakness can be a bad sign, though contrarian investors might want to research the stock in hope of a turnaround. Before spending more time on VOXX International it might be wise to click here to see if insiders have been buying or selling shares.

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