Introducing Andhra Bank (NSE:ANDHRABANK), The Stock That Tanked 73%

Some stocks are best avoided. We don’t wish catastrophic capital loss on anyone. Spare a thought for those who held Andhra Bank (NSE:ANDHRABANK) for five whole years – as the share price tanked 73%. And some of the more recent buyers are probably worried, too, with the stock falling 42% in the last year. Shareholders have had an even rougher run lately, with the share price down 21% in the last 90 days. We note that the company has reported results fairly recently; and the market is hardly delighted. You can check out the latest numbers in our company report.

See our latest analysis for Andhra Bank

Because Andhra Bank is loss-making, we think the market is probably more focussed on revenue and revenue growth, at least for now. Generally speaking, companies without profits are expected to grow revenue every year, and at a good clip. That’s because fast revenue growth can be easily extrapolated to forecast profits, often of considerable size.

NSEI:ANDHRABANK Income Statement, August 9th 2019
NSEI:ANDHRABANK Income Statement, August 9th 2019

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. If you are thinking of buying or selling Andhra Bank stock, you should check out this free report showing analyst profit forecasts.

A Different Perspective

While the broader market lost about 11% in the twelve months, Andhra Bank shareholders did even worse, losing 42%. However, it could simply be that the share price has been impacted by broader market jitters. It might be worth keeping an eye on the fundamentals, in case there’s a good opportunity. Unfortunately, last year’s performance may indicate unresolved challenges, given that it was worse than the annualised loss of 22% over the last half decade. Generally speaking long term share price weakness can be a bad sign, though contrarian investors might want to research the stock in hope of a turnaround. Shareholders might want to examine this detailed historical graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow.

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