Not Many Are Piling Into Mondee Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOND) Stock Yet As It Plummets 28%

Simply Wall St ·  Nov 21, 2023 13:24

Unfortunately for some shareholders, the Mondee Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOND) share price has dived 28% in the last thirty days, prolonging recent pain. For any long-term shareholders, the last month ends a year to forget by locking in a 65% share price decline.

Although its price has dipped substantially, there still wouldn't be many who think Mondee Holdings' price-to-sales (or "P/S") ratio of 1.3x is worth a mention when it essentially matches the median P/S in the United States' Hospitality industry. However, investors might be overlooking a clear opportunity or potential setback if there is no rational basis for the P/S.

See our latest analysis for Mondee Holdings

NasdaqGM:MOND Price to Sales Ratio vs Industry November 21st 2023

What Does Mondee Holdings' P/S Mean For Shareholders?

With revenue growth that's inferior to most other companies of late, Mondee Holdings has been relatively sluggish. One possibility is that the P/S ratio is moderate because investors think this lacklustre revenue performance will turn around. You'd really hope so, otherwise you're paying a relatively elevated price for a company with this sort of growth profile.

Keen to find out how analysts think Mondee Holdings' future stacks up against the industry? In that case, our free report is a great place to start.

What Are Revenue Growth Metrics Telling Us About The P/S?

Mondee Holdings' P/S ratio would be typical for a company that's only expected to deliver moderate growth, and importantly, perform in line with the industry.

Retrospectively, the last year delivered an exceptional 23% gain to the company's top line. The latest three year period has also seen an excellent 197% overall rise in revenue, aided by its short-term performance. So we can start by confirming that the company has done a great job of growing revenue over that time.

Turning to the outlook, the next three years should generate growth of 20% per annum as estimated by the four analysts watching the company. That's shaping up to be materially higher than the 13% each year growth forecast for the broader industry.

In light of this, it's curious that Mondee Holdings' P/S sits in line with the majority of other companies. Apparently some shareholders are skeptical of the forecasts and have been accepting lower selling prices.

The Key Takeaway

Following Mondee Holdings' share price tumble, its P/S is just clinging on to the industry median P/S. It's argued the price-to-sales ratio is an inferior measure of value within certain industries, but it can be a powerful business sentiment indicator.

We've established that Mondee Holdings currently trades on a lower than expected P/S since its forecasted revenue growth is higher than the wider industry. Perhaps uncertainty in the revenue forecasts are what's keeping the P/S ratio consistent with the rest of the industry. However, if you agree with the analysts' forecasts, you may be able to pick up the stock at an attractive price.

It's always necessary to consider the ever-present spectre of investment risk. We've identified 2 warning signs with Mondee Holdings (at least 1 which is concerning), and understanding them should be part of your investment process.

Of course, profitable companies with a history of great earnings growth are generally safer bets. So you may wish to see this free collection of other companies that have reasonable P/E ratios and have grown earnings strongly.

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