Did Changing Sentiment Drive Kandi Technologies Group’s (NASDAQ:KNDI) Share Price Down A Painful 71%?

Long term investing works well, but it doesn’t always work for each individual stock. We don’t wish catastrophic capital loss on anyone. Anyone who held Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:KNDI) for five years would be nursing their metaphorical wounds since the share price dropped 71% in that time. The last week also saw the share price slip down another 6.3%.

View our latest analysis for Kandi Technologies Group

Because Kandi Technologies Group is loss-making, we think the market is probably more focussed on revenue and revenue growth, at least for now. 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.

Over half a decade Kandi Technologies Group reduced its trailing twelve month revenue by 13% for each year. That puts it in an unattractive cohort, to put it mildly. So it’s not that strange that the share price dropped 22% per year in that period. This kind of price performance makes us very wary, especially when combined with falling revenue. Ironically, that behavior could create an opportunity for the contrarian investor – but only if there are good reasons to predict a brighter future.

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

NasdaqGS:KNDI Income Statement, November 4th 2019
NasdaqGS:KNDI Income Statement, November 4th 2019

We like that insiders have been buying shares in the last twelve months. Having said that, most people consider earnings and revenue growth trends to be a more meaningful guide to the business. This free interactive report on Kandi Technologies Group’s earnings, revenue and cash flow is a great place to start, if you want to investigate the stock further.

A Different Perspective

Kandi Technologies Group shareholders are up 1.0% for the year. But that return falls short of the market. But at least that’s still a gain! Over five years the TSR has been a reduction of 22% per year, over five years. It could well be that the business is stabilizing. Investors who like to make money usually check up on insider purchases, such as the price paid, and total amount bought. You can find out about the insider purchases of Kandi Technologies Group by clicking this link.

Kandi Technologies Group is not the only stock that insiders are buying. 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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