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NextNav (NASDAQ:NN investor one-year losses grow to 66% as the stock sheds US$57m this past week
Investing in stocks comes with the risk that the share price will fall. Unfortunately, shareholders of NextNav Inc. (NASDAQ:NN) have suffered share price declines over the last year. To wit the share price is down 66% in that time. Because NextNav hasn't been listed for many years, the market is still learning about how the business performs. More recently, the share price has dropped a further 31% in a month.
After losing 20% this past week, it's worth investigating the company's fundamentals to see what we can infer from past performance.
Check out our latest analysis for NextNav
NextNav 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. Some companies are willing to postpone profitability to grow revenue faster, but in that case one does expect good top-line growth.
In the last year NextNav saw its revenue grow by 270%. That's well above most other pre-profit companies. In contrast the share price is down 66% over twelve months. Yes, the market can be a fickle mistress. Typically a growth stock like this will be volatile, with some shareholders concerned about the red ink on the bottom line (that is, the losses). Generally speaking investors would consider a stock like this less risky once it turns a profit. But when do you think that will happen?
The company's revenue and earnings (over time) are depicted in the image below (click to see the exact numbers).
We consider it positive that insiders have made significant purchases in the last year. Even so, future earnings will be far more important to whether current shareholders make money. You can see what analysts are predicting for NextNav in this interactive graph of future profit estimates.
A Different Perspective
We doubt NextNav shareholders are happy with the loss of 66% over twelve months. That falls short of the market, which lost 7.3%. There's no doubt that's a disappointment, but the stock may well have fared better in a stronger market. The share price decline has continued throughout the most recent three months, down 26%, suggesting an absence of enthusiasm from investors. 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. For instance, we've identified 5 warning signs for NextNav (2 can't be ignored) that you should be aware of.
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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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NextNav Inc. provides next generation global positioning system (GPS) and 3D geolocation services.
Excellent balance sheet with limited growth.