Shareholders in Global Blue Group Holding (NYSE:GB) have lost 53%, as stock drops 4.9% this past week

If you are building a properly diversified stock portfolio, the chances are some of your picks will perform badly. But the last three years have been particularly tough on longer term Global Blue Group Holding AG (NYSE:GB) shareholders. So they might be feeling emotional about the 53% share price collapse, in that time. And over the last year the share price fell 22%, so we doubt many shareholders are delighted.

Since Global Blue Group Holding has shed €56m from its value in the past 7 days, let’s see if the longer term decline has been driven by the business’ economics.

Before we look at the performance, you might like to know that our analysis indicates that GB is potentially overvalued!

Global Blue Group Holding isn’t currently profitable, so most analysts would look to revenue growth to get an idea of how fast the underlying business is growing. When a company doesn’t make profits, we’d generally expect to see good revenue growth. That’s because fast revenue growth can be easily extrapolated to forecast profits, often of considerable size.

In the last three years Global Blue Group Holding saw its revenue shrink by 60% per year. That’s definitely a weaker result than most pre-profit companies report. With no profits and falling revenue it is no surprise that investors have been dumping the stock, pushing the price down by 15% per year over that time. When revenue is dropping, and losses are still costing, and the share price sinking fast, it’s fair to ask if something is remiss. It could be a while before the company repays long suffering shareholders with share price gains.

The company’s revenue and earnings (over time) are depicted in the image below (click to see the exact numbers).

NYSE:GB Earnings and Revenue Growth September 15th 2022

Take a more thorough look at Global Blue Group Holding’s financial health with this free report on its balance sheet.

A Different Perspective

Global Blue Group Holding shareholders are down 22% for the year, falling short of the market return. The market shed around 16%, no doubt weighing on the stock price. However, the loss over the last year isn’t as bad as the 15% per annum loss investors have suffered over the last three years. We would want clear information suggesting the company will grow, before taking the view that the share price will stabilize. 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. For instance, we’ve identified 2 warning signs for Global Blue Group Holding (1 is concerning) 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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