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The MEI Pharma (NASDAQ:MEIP) Share Price Is Up 150% And Shareholders Are Boasting About It

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MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:MEIP) shareholders might be concerned after seeing the share price drop 17% in the last quarter. But that doesn't change the fact that shareholders have received really good returns over the last five years. In fact, the share price is 150% higher today. To some, the recent pullback wouldn't be surprising after such a fast rise. Ultimately business performance will determine whether the stock price continues the positive long term trend.

View our latest analysis for MEI Pharma

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

The image below shows how earnings and revenue have tracked over time (if you click on the image you can see greater detail).

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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

MEI Pharma shareholders are up 23% for the year. But that was short of the market average. The silver lining is that the gain was actually better than the average annual return of 20% per year over five year. This could indicate that the company is winning over new investors, as it pursues its strategy. 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. Case in point: We've spotted 4 warning signs for MEI Pharma you should be aware of.

For those who like to find winning investments this free list of growing companies with recent insider purchasing, could be just the ticket.

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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