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As an investor, mistakes are inevitable. But really big losses can really drag down an overall portfolio. So take a moment to sympathize with the long term shareholders of Solid Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ:SLDB), who have seen the share price tank a massive 90% over a three year period. That'd be enough to cause even the strongest minds some disquiet. Shareholders have had an even rougher run lately, with the share price down 28% in the last 90 days.
We really hope anyone holding through that price crash has a diversified portfolio. Even when you lose money, you don't have to lose the lesson.
Solid Biosciences 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. Some companies are willing to postpone profitability to grow revenue faster, but in that case one does expect good top-line growth.
The company's revenue and earnings (over time) are depicted in the image below (click to see the exact numbers).
This free interactive report on Solid Biosciences' balance sheet strength is a great place to start, if you want to investigate the stock further.
A Different Perspective
Over the last year Solid Biosciences shareholders have received a TSR of 16%. It's always nice to make money but this return falls short of the market return which was about 41% for the year. The silver lining is that the recent rise is far preferable to the annual loss of 24% that shareholders have suffered over the last three years. It could well be that the business is stabilizing. 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 Solid Biosciences is showing 5 warning signs in our investment analysis , and 2 of those are significant...
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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 US exchanges.
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