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Y-mAbs Therapeutics (NASDAQ:YMAB) shareholders have endured a 57% loss from investing in the stock a year ago

·3 min read

Y-mAbs Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:YMAB) shareholders should be happy to see the share price up 25% in the last month. But that's not enough to compensate for the decline over the last twelve months. During that time the share price has sank like a stone, descending 57%. The share price recovery is not so impressive when you consider the fall. Arguably, the fall was overdone.

Now let's have a look at the company's fundamentals, and see if the long term shareholder return has matched the performance of the underlying business.

Check out our latest analysis for Y-mAbs Therapeutics

Y-mAbs Therapeutics 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. Shareholders of unprofitable companies usually expect strong revenue growth. That's because it's hard to be confident a company will be sustainable if revenue growth is negligible, and it never makes a profit.

Y-mAbs Therapeutics grew its revenue by 53% over the last year. That's a strong result which is better than most other loss making companies. Meanwhile, the share price slid 57%. This could mean hype has come out of the stock because the bottom line is concerning investors. Generally speaking investors would consider a stock like this less risky once it turns a profit. But when do you think that will happen?

You can see how earnings and revenue have changed over time in the image below (click on the chart to see the exact values).

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We're pleased to report that the CEO is remunerated more modestly than most CEOs at similarly capitalized companies. It's always worth keeping an eye on CEO pay, but a more important question is whether the company will grow earnings throughout the years. So it makes a lot of sense to check out what analysts think Y-mAbs Therapeutics will earn in the future (free profit forecasts).

A Different Perspective

The last twelve months weren't great for Y-mAbs Therapeutics shares, which performed worse than the market, costing holders 57%. The market shed around 20%, no doubt weighing on the stock price. Shareholders have lost 10% per year over the last three years, so the share price drop has become steeper, over the last year; a potential symptom of as yet unsolved challenges. We would be wary of buying into a company with unsolved problems, although some investors will buy into struggling stocks if they believe the price is sufficiently attractive. 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. To that end, you should be aware of the 2 warning signs we've spotted with Y-mAbs Therapeutics .

But note: Y-mAbs Therapeutics 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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