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Investors in Dianomi (LON:DNM) have unfortunately lost 16% over the last year

·2-min read

The simplest way to benefit from a rising market is to buy an index fund. Active investors aim to buy stocks that vastly outperform the market - but in the process, they risk under-performance. Investors in Dianomi plc (LON:DNM) have tasted that bitter downside in the last year, as the share price dropped 16%. That's well below the market decline of 1.2%. Because Dianomi hasn't been listed for many years, the market is still learning about how the business performs. The share price has dropped 29% in three months. This could be related to the recent financial results - you can catch up on the most recent data by reading our company report.

Now let's have a look at the company's fundamentals, and see if the long term shareholder return has matched the performance of the underlying business.

Check out our latest analysis for Dianomi

Dianomi isn't currently profitable, so most analysts would look to revenue growth to get an idea of how fast the underlying business is growing. Shareholders of unprofitable companies usually expect strong 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, Dianomi increased its revenue by 26%. We think that is pretty nice growth. Unfortunately that wasn't good enough to stop the share price dropping 16%. You might even wonder if the share price was previously over-hyped. But if revenue keeps growing, then at a certain point the share price would likely follow.

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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If you are thinking of buying or selling Dianomi stock, you should check out this FREE detailed report on its balance sheet.

A Different Perspective

While Dianomi shareholders are down 16% for the year, the market itself is up 1.2%. However, keep in mind that even the best stocks will sometimes underperform the market over a twelve month period. It's worth noting that the last three months did the real damage, with a 29% decline. So it seems like some holders have been dumping the stock of late - and that's not bullish. 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. Consider for instance, the ever-present spectre of investment risk. We've identified 1 warning sign with Dianomi , and understanding them should be part of your investment process.

We will like Dianomi better if we see some big insider buys. While we wait, check out this free list of growing companies with considerable, recent, insider buying.

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

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