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- MNOV's stock share price has done very poorly compared to where it was a year ago: Despite any rallies, the net result is that it is down by 27.62%, which is also worse that the performance of the S&P 500 Index. Investors have so far failed to pay much attention to the earnings improvements the company has managed to achieve over the last quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
- The gross profit margin for MEDICINOVA INC is currently extremely low, coming in at 0.00%. Despite the low profit margin, it has increased significantly from the same period last year.
- The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Biotechnology industry and the overall market, MEDICINOVA INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
- The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed compared to the Biotechnology industry average, but is greater than that of the S&P 500. The net income increased by 2.8% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from -$2.42 million to -$2.35 million.
- MNOV, with its very weak revenue results, has greatly underperformed against the industry average of 36.6%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues plummeted by 100.0%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
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