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Further weakness as Dragonfly Energy Holdings (NASDAQ:DFLI) drops 16% this week, taking one-year losses to 65%
Even the best stock pickers will make plenty of bad investments. Anyone who held Dragonfly Energy Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:DFLI) over the last year knows what a loser feels like. To wit the share price is down 65% in that time. We wouldn't rush to judgement on Dragonfly Energy Holdings because we don't have a long term history to look at. In the last ninety days we've seen the share price slide 74%.
Since Dragonfly Energy Holdings has shed US$29m from its value in the past 7 days, let's see if the longer term decline has been driven by the business' economics.
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To quote Buffett, 'Ships will sail around the world but the Flat Earth Society will flourish. There will continue to be wide discrepancies between price and value in the marketplace...' One flawed but reasonable way to assess how sentiment around a company has changed is to compare the earnings per share (EPS) with the share price.
Dragonfly Energy Holdings fell to a loss making position during the year. While this may prove temporary, we'd consider it a negative, so it doesn't surprise us that the stock price is down. We hope for shareholders' sake that the company becomes profitable again soon.
The image below shows how EPS has tracked over time (if you click on the image you can see greater detail).
We're pleased to report that the CEO is remunerated more modestly than most CEOs at similarly capitalized companies. But while CEO remuneration is always worth checking, the really important question is whether the company can grow earnings going forward. Before buying or selling a stock, we always recommend a close examination of historic growth trends, available here..
A Different Perspective
Dragonfly Energy Holdings shareholders are down 65% for the year, even worse than the market loss of 7.3%. 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 74% decline. So it seems like some holders have been dumping the stock of late - and that's not bullish. 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 3 warning signs with Dragonfly Energy Holdings , and understanding them should be part of your investment process.
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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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Dragonfly Energy Holdings
Dragonfly Energy Holdings Corp. manufactures and supplies deep cycle lithium-ion batteries for RVs, marine vessels, off-grid installations, and other storage applications.
High growth potential and good value.