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Such Is Life: How Navya (EPA:NAVYA) Shareholders Saw Their Shares Drop 57%

Simply Wall St

The nature of investing is that you win some, and you lose some. And there's no doubt that Navya SA (EPA:NAVYA) stock has had a really bad year. The share price has slid 57% in that time. Navya may have better days ahead, of course; we've only looked at a one year period. Shareholders have had an even rougher run lately, with the share price down 30% in the last 90 days.

See our latest analysis for Navya

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

Navya grew its revenue by 11% over the last year. While that may seem decent it isn't great considering the company is still making a loss. Without profits, and with revenue growth sluggish, you get a 57% loss for shareholders, over the year. Like many holders, we really want to see better revenue growth in companies that lose money. When a stock falls hard like this, it can signal an over-reaction. Our preference is to wait for a fundamental improvements before buying, but now could be a good time for some research.

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

ENXTPA:NAVYA Income Statement, December 10th 2019

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A Different Perspective

While Navya shareholders are down 57% for the year, the market itself is up 26%. While the aim is to do better than that, it's worth recalling that even great long-term investments sometimes underperform for a year or more. With the stock down 30% over the last three months, the market doesn't seem to believe that the company has solved all its problems. Given the relatively short history of this stock, we'd remain pretty wary until we see some strong business performance. You might want to assess this data-rich visualization of its earnings, revenue and cash flow.

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Please note, the market returns quoted in this article reflect the market weighted average returns of stocks that currently trade on FR exchanges.

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