Peijia Medical (HKG:9996 shareholders incur further losses as stock declines 5.4% this week, taking one-year losses to 54%

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Simply Wall St
Published
January 05, 2022
SEHK:9996
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Taking the occasional loss comes part and parcel with investing on the stock market. And there's no doubt that Peijia Medical Limited (HKG:9996) stock has had a really bad year. The share price has slid 54% in that time. We wouldn't rush to judgement on Peijia Medical because we don't have a long term history to look at. Furthermore, it's down 43% in about a quarter. That's not much fun for holders.

Given the past week has been tough on shareholders, let's investigate the fundamentals and see what we can learn.

Check out our latest analysis for Peijia Medical

Because Peijia Medical made a loss in the last twelve months, we think the market is probably more focussed on revenue and revenue growth, at least for now. 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.

In the last twelve months, Peijia Medical increased its revenue by 175%. That's a strong result which is better than most other loss making companies. In contrast the share price is down 54% over twelve months. Yes, the market can be a fickle mistress. This could mean hype has come out of the stock because the bottom line is concerning investors. We'd definitely consider it a positive if the company is trending towards profitability. If you can see that happening, then perhaps consider adding this stock to your watchlist.

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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SEHK:9996 Earnings and Revenue Growth January 5th 2022

Balance sheet strength is crucial. It might be well worthwhile taking a look at our free report on how its financial position has changed over time.

A Different Perspective

Peijia Medical shareholders are down 54% for the year, even worse than the market loss of 8.3%. There's no doubt that's a disappointment, but the stock may well have fared better in a stronger market. With the stock down 43% over the last three months, the market doesn't seem to believe that the company has solved all its problems. Given the relatively short history of this stock, we'd remain pretty wary until we see some strong business performance. 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. Consider for instance, the ever-present spectre of investment risk. We've identified 2 warning signs with Peijia Medical , and understanding them should be part of your investment process.

Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of companies we expect will grow earnings.

Please note, the market returns quoted in this article reflect the market weighted average returns of stocks that currently trade on HK exchanges.

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