Further weakness as REGENXBIO (NASDAQ:RGNX) drops 8.7% this week, taking five-year losses to 71%

REGENXBIO, Inc. -3.40%

REGENXBIO, Inc.

RGNX

15.33

-3.40%

We're definitely into long term investing, but some companies are simply bad investments over any time frame. We really hate to see fellow investors lose their hard-earned money. Spare a thought for those who held REGENXBIO Inc. (NASDAQ:RGNX) for five whole years - as the share price tanked 71%. And some of the more recent buyers are probably worried, too, with the stock falling 42% in the last year. Unfortunately the share price momentum is still quite negative, with prices down 28% in thirty days.

If the past week is anything to go by, investor sentiment for REGENXBIO isn't positive, so let's see if there's a mismatch between fundamentals and the share price.

Check out our latest analysis for REGENXBIO

REGENXBIO 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. When a company doesn't make profits, we'd generally expect to see good 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.

Over five years, REGENXBIO grew its revenue at 18% per year. That's better than most loss-making companies. So it's not at all clear to us why the share price sunk 11% throughout that time. It could be that the stock was over-hyped before. While there might be an opportunity here, you'd want to take a close look at the balance sheet strength.

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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NasdaqGS:RGNX Earnings and Revenue Growth January 30th 2024

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

Investors in REGENXBIO had a tough year, with a total loss of 42%, against a market gain of about 22%. Even the share prices of good stocks drop sometimes, but we want to see improvements in the fundamental metrics of a business, before getting too interested. Regrettably, last year's performance caps off a bad run, with the shareholders facing a total loss of 11% per year over five years. 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. While it is well worth considering the different impacts that market conditions can have on the share price, there are other factors that are even more important. To that end, you should learn about the 2 warning signs we've spotted with REGENXBIO (including 1 which is a bit concerning) .

Of course REGENXBIO may not be the best stock to buy. So you may wish to see this free collection of growth stocks.

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

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