Good to see a file Rigetti Computing, Inc. (Nasdaq: RGTIThe stock price is up 14% in a week. But that doesn’t change the fact that last year’s returns were inflated. Specifically, the stock price is down 79% in that time. So it’s no surprise to see some bounce. Only time will tell if the company is able to sustain the transformation.
Although last week was more reassuring for shareholders, they have been in the red for the past year, so let’s see if core business is responsible for the pullback.
Before we look at performance, you may want to know that our analysis indicates that The RGTI is probably overrated!
Given that Rigetti Computing has not been profitable in the past 12 months, we will focus on revenue growth to quickly form a vision for the development of its business. Shareholders of unprofitable companies typically expect strong revenue growth. This is because it is difficult to be confident that a company will be sustainable if revenue growth is minimal, and never turns a profit.
Last year, Rigetti Computing saw its revenue grow 39%. This is definitely a respectable growth rate. Unfortunately, the market wanted something better, since it sent the stock price down 79% during the year. Losses may be too much for investors to bear without losing their nerve. The market seems to have concerns about the future, because the stock price movement doesn’t seem to reflect revenue growth at all.
You can see how earnings and revenue have changed over time in the image below (click on the graph for exact values).
We like that insiders have been buying stocks in the last 12 months. Having said that, most people consider earnings and revenue growth trends as a more useful guide for business. If you are thinking of buying or selling shares of Rigetti Computing, you should check this out Free Report showing analyst earnings forecasts.
We suspect Rigetti Computing shareholders are happy with a 79% loss in twelve months. This is lower than the market, which lost 17%. This is disappointing, but it is worth noting that selling at the market level would not have helped. The stock price has continued to decline over the last three months, down 55%, indicating a lack of enthusiasm on the part of investors. Basically, most investors should beware of buying into underperforming stocks, unless the business itself clearly improves. I find it very interesting to look at the long-term stock price as an indicator of business performance. But to really gain insight, we need to consider other information as well. Take risks, for example – Rigetti Computing has 5 warning signs (and 3 which makes us uncomfortable) We think you should know about it.
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Please note that the market returns mentioned in this article reflect the weighted average market returns of the stocks currently traded on US stock exchanges.
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