Further weakness as MedAvail Holdings (NASDAQ:MDVL) drops 14% this week, taking one-year losses to 87%

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MedAvail Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDVL) shareholders will doubtless be very grateful to see the share price up 53% in the last quarter. But that hardly compensates for the shocking decline over the last twelve months. Indeed, the share price is down a whopping 87% in the last year. So the rise may not be much consolation. The real question is whether the company can turn around its fortunes. We really hope anyone holding through that price crash has a diversified portfolio. Even when you lose money, you don't have to lose the lesson.

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

See our latest analysis for MedAvail Holdings

Because MedAvail Holdings 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. 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.

In the last twelve months, MedAvail Holdings increased its revenue by 64%. That's well above most other pre-profit companies. So on the face of it we're really surprised to see the share price down 87% over twelve months. Something weird is definitely impacting the stock price; we'd venture the company has destroyed value somehow. What is clear is that the market is not judging the company on its revenue growth right now. Of course, markets do over-react so share price drop may be too harsh.

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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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

We doubt MedAvail Holdings shareholders are happy with the loss of 87% over twelve months. That falls short of the market, which lost 21%. That's disappointing, but it's worth keeping in mind that the market-wide selling wouldn't have helped. Putting aside the last twelve months, it's good to see the share price has rebounded by 53%, in the last ninety days. Let's just hope this isn't the widely-feared 'dead cat bounce' (which would indicate further declines to come). It's always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand MedAvail Holdings better, we need to consider many other factors. Consider for instance, the ever-present spectre of investment risk. We've identified 4 warning signs with MedAvail Holdings (at least 2 which are a bit concerning) , 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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