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Shareholders in Blade Air Mobility (NASDAQ:BLDE) are in the red if they invested a year ago

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Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDE) shareholders should be happy to see the share price up 25% in the last month. But that doesn't change the reality of under-performance over the last twelve months. In fact, the price has declined 28% in a year, falling short of the returns you could get by investing in an index fund.

So let's have a look and see if the longer term performance of the company has been in line with the underlying business' progress.

Check out our latest analysis for Blade Air Mobility

Blade Air Mobility wasn't profitable in the last twelve months, it is unlikely we'll see a strong correlation between its share price and its earnings per share (EPS). Arguably revenue is our next best option. Generally speaking, companies without profits are expected to grow revenue every year, and at a good clip. Some companies are willing to postpone profitability to grow revenue faster, but in that case one does expect good top-line growth.

Blade Air Mobility grew its revenue by 299% over the last year. That's well above most other pre-profit companies. The share price drop of 28% over twelve months would be considered disappointing by many, so you might argue the company is getting little credit for its impressive revenue growth. On the bright side, if this company is moving profits in the right direction, top-line growth like that could be an opportunity. Our monkey brains haven't evolved to think exponentially, so humans do tend to underestimate companies that have exponential growth.

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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If you are thinking of buying or selling Blade Air Mobility stock, you should check out this FREE detailed report on its balance sheet.

A Different Perspective

Blade Air Mobility shareholders are down 28% for the year, even worse than the market loss of 11%. That's disappointing, but it's worth keeping in mind that the market-wide selling wouldn't have helped. It's worth noting that the last three months did the real damage, with a 35% decline. So it seems like some holders have been dumping the stock of late - and that's not bullish. 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 Blade Air Mobility is showing 2 warning signs in our investment analysis , you should know about...

If you are like me, then you will not want to miss this free list of growing companies that insiders are buying.

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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