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Can You Imagine How Chuffed XOMA's (NASDAQ:XOMA) Shareholders Feel About Its 215% Share Price Gain?

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It certainly might concern XOMA Corporation (NASDAQ:XOMA) shareholders to see the share price down 33% in just 30 days. In contrast, the return over three years has been impressive. In three years the stock price has launched 215% higher: a great result. So the recent fall in the share price should be viewed in that context. If the business can perform well for years to come, then the recent drop could be an opportunity.

See our latest analysis for XOMA

Given that XOMA 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. When a company doesn't make profits, we'd generally expect to see good revenue growth. As you can imagine, fast revenue growth, when maintained, often leads to fast profit growth.

In the last 3 years XOMA saw its revenue shrink by 7.8% per year. So we wouldn't have expected the share price to gain 47% per year, but it has. It's a good reminder that expectations about the future, not the past history, always impact share prices.

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

NasdaqGM:XOMA Income Statement, March 13th 2020
NasdaqGM:XOMA Income Statement, March 13th 2020

Balance sheet strength is crucial. It might be well worthwhile taking a look at our free report on how its financial position has changed over time.

A Different Perspective

It's good to see that XOMA has rewarded shareholders with a total shareholder return of 15% in the last twelve months. That certainly beats the loss of about 27% per year over the last half decade. This makes us a little wary, but the business might have turned around its fortunes. 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. Even so, be aware that XOMA is showing 2 warning signs in our investment analysis , you should know about...

But note: XOMA may not be the best stock to buy. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies with past earnings growth (and further growth forecast).

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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