Mesa Laboratories, Inc. (MLAB)

Nasdaq Stock Exchange
USD
US59064R1095
25 January 1995  –  9 December 2022

Performance

Annualized Return
17.92%
Sharpe Ratio
0.59
Maximum Drawdown
-64.81%

Metrics

Metric Mesa Laboratories, Inc.
Initial Balance $10,000
Final Balance $992,815
Returns   [View more details]
Month-To-Date 2.67%
Year-To-Date -46.89%
3M 7.88%
6M -16.75%
Annual Return (3Y) -10.52%
Annual Return (5Y) 6.81%
Annual Return (All) 17.92%
Risk   [View more details]
Annual Volatility 42.96%
Max Drawdown -64.81%
Sharpe Ratio 0.59
Sortino Ratio 0.92
Adjusted Sortino (S/√2) 0.65

  • Initial balance: The amount of starting capital used to invest in the asset or portfolio. In this case, we're starting with a $10,000 investment on January 1995.
  • Final balance: The amount of capital we've accrued over time as of December 2022.
  • Annual return: Also known as annualized return, or CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate), measures how much an investment has increased on average each year, during a specific time period. The time period in this case is approximately 28 year(s). Even a small difference in return can have a big impact on the final balance over a long period of time.
  • Annual volatility: Basically indicates how much, in percentage points, the investment can deviate from its annual return, under most circumstances. An investment with an annual return of 5% and an annual volatility of 10% would indicate returns from approximately -5% to 15% most of the time. A lower volatility is usually preferred to ensure more steady returns over time.
  • Best year: The best performance attained over its lifetime in a given year.
  • Worst year: The worst performance undergone over its lifetime in a given year.
  • Max drawdown: The largest percentage drop from a peak to a trough of an asset or portfolio, before a new peak is attained. Maximum drawdown is an indicator of downside risk over a specified time period.
  • Sharpe Ratio: The Sharpe ratio measures the performance of an investment compared to a risk-free asset, after adjusting for its risk. A Sharpe Ratio above 1 is considered good.
  • Sortino Ratio: The Sortino Ratio is a variation of the Sharpe ratio that only penalizes the investment for negative volatility/outcomes, and not for positive volatility. A Sortino Ratio above 1 is considered good.
  • Adjusted Sortino Ratio: Sortino Ratio/√2. To allow for comparing the Sortino ratio to the Sharpe ratio, we multiply the risk measure of the Sortino ratio by the square root of 2 (which is the same as dividing the Sortino ratio by the square root of 2).
  • Ulcer Index: The Ulcer Index (UI) is a technical indicator that measures downside risk in terms of both the depth and duration of price declines.
  • Gain to Pain Ratio: The sum of all returns divided by the absolute value of the sum of all negative returns. In essence, the GPR shows the ratio of net returns to the losses incurred in getting those returns.

Annualized Returns

Annual Return 1y Annual Return 3y Annual Return 5y Annual Return 10y Annual Return 20y Annual Return
Mesa Laboratories, Inc. -46.22% -10.52% 6.81% 14.42% 19.48% 17.92%

Annual Returns

Year Mesa Laboratories, Inc.
1995 102.74%
1996 16.32%
1997 25.46%
1998 -35.19%
1999 -12.85%
2000 57.36%
2001 0.17%
2002 10.15%
2003 53.76%
2004 33.2%
2005 21.08%
2006 29.6%
2007 34.17%
2008 -28.61%
2009 50.54%
2010 18.3%
2011 40.19%
2012 22.24%
2013 58.29%
2014 -0.84%
2015 29.58%
2016 24.12%
2017 1.74%
2018 68.27%
2019 20.01%
2020 15.22%
2021 14.73%
2022 -46.89%

Mesa Laboratories, Inc. had 23 positive years and 5 negative years. That's a positive ratio of 82%.

Monthly Returns

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec YTD
1995 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 56.2% 12.3% 3.1% 4.6% 7.2% 88.2%
1996 -1.4% 37% 20% 3.3% 16.1% -4.2% -21.6% 3.5% -5.4% -6.5% 3.1% -15.7% 41.5%
1997 11.5% -6.3% -11.1% 5% 14.3% -0% -10.4% 4.7% 16.7% 0.9% 17% -12.9% 32.3%
1998 -13% 4.3% -5.1% 3.2% -6.3% -8.9% -2.4% -3.7% -11.7% 11.8% -10.5% 2.9% -27.9%
1999 2.9% 5.6% 5.3% 5% -11.9% 8.1% -1.2% 0% -11.4% -8.6% -7.8% 3.4% 0.9%
2000 3.3% 20.6% -9.2% 4.3% -2.8% 25.7% 2.3% -5.5% 3.5% 6.8% 2.1% -0% 59.4%
2001 5.2% -18.8% -2.4% -0% 3% -6.8% -7.7% 3.6% 4.6% 14.6% 6.5% 2.6% 7.8%
2002 8.2% 7.5% 10.2% -9.1% -8.3% -5.9% -3% -0.2% 10.3% 0.2% -0.3% 2.8% 16.8%
2003 4.1% -1.7% -9.2% 0.8% 12.1% 0.9% 7% 17.9% 1.9% -11.2% 16.3% 9.5% 48.4%
2004 -2.7% -6.1% 5.5% 2.1% 0.7% 0.9% 0.6% 8.4% 10% 3.4% -1.3% 8.8% 34.6%
2005 -6.1% 4.8% 9.9% -9.1% -1.1% 13.3% -5.2% -6.4% 3.7% -9.7% 39.1% -4.8% 28.4%
2006 7% -5.8% -5.9% 3.5% 1.5% 5.1% -1.6% 15.6% -2.3% 4.5% 9.8% -2.9% 34.7%
2007 12.2% -6.1% -4.4% 0.8% 29.3% -5.5% 3.7% -8.2% -6.2% 8.6% 11% 0.4% 39.8%
2008 -9.2% 6.2% -8.6% -0.6% -7.4% 19.4% -12.3% -2.1% 3.7% -20% 9.4% -5.4% -18.7%
2009 14.9% -9.9% -11.2% 25% 0.5% -2% 12.2% 0.5% 4% 4.8% 0.6% 7.5% 47.8%
2010 5.1% -4.1% 0.2% -0.5% -10.9% 5% -0.4% -4.7% 1.2% 8.7% 5.9% 13.9% 23.2%
2011 -5.3% 6.9% -4.8% 6.6% -0.9% 4.3% 4.7% 1.8% 5.4% 6.2% 9.5% 1.2% 38.3%
2012 7.3% 20.6% -7.8% 0.6% -9.6% 3.9% -0.4% 1.9% 2.9% 0.8% -2.6% 5.8% 23.6%
2013 3.8% 2.3% -0.5% -6.5% 7.5% 2.2% 20.6% -0.1% 3.9% 3% 19.1% -5.1% 49.5%
2014 2.2% 9.1% 3.3% -5% -6.5% 4.9% -8.9% -6.7% -18.8% 32.2% -3.3% 4.9% 4.3%
2015 -1.5% -2.8% -2.3% 17.6% 4.2% 0.7% 16.5% 4.8% 2.8% 0.4% -3.1% -8% 30.7%
2016 4.5% -13.3% 7.1% 4.6% -2% 24.7% -6% -2.7% 1.8% 10.4% -1.6% -1.1% 29.1%
2017 -2.9% 5.1% -1.9% 14% 11.9% -8.3% 0.9% -5.4% 9.3% 6.8% -15.5% -7.6% 6.5%
2018 13.8% -7.3% 13.3% 13.4% -5.4% 32.7% -4.2% -0.7% -7.5% -1.6% 21.2% -5.9% 58.4%
2019 8.7% 1.6% 0.2% 2.7% 5.6% -2.1% 3% -12% 7.5% -4.2% 2.9% 6.5% 28.2%
2020 5.2% -8.8% -5.5% 5.3% 11.1% -18% 9.3% 3.9% 3.6% 2.6% 4% 5.5% 22.7%
2021 -3.3% -1.8% -10.4% 2.1% -1% 10.2% 8.6% -9.3% 13.3% 1.1% 1.1% 6.3% 16.7%
2022 -13.3% -10.1% -0.2% -16.2% -2% -2.5% 4.6% -19.8% -17.6% -6.1% 28.1% 2.7% -54.5%
Pos 63% 48.1% 37% 70.4% 48.1% 59.3% 48.1% 44.4% 71.4% 71.4% 67.9% 60.7% 89.3%
Avg 2.3% 1.1% -0.9% 2.7% 1.6% 3.6% 0.3% 1.3% 1.5% 2.2% 5.9% 0.8% 25.4%

Other Return Metrics

Metric Mesa Laboratories, Inc.
Cumulative Return 9828.15%
Enh Ann Return 21.81%
Best Year 102.74%
Worst Year -46.89%
Best Month 56.19%
Worst Month -21.56%
Best Day 61.67%
Worst Day -25.72%
Win Ratio (Yearly) 82.14%
Win Ratio (Quarterly) 63.3%
Win Ratio (Monthly) 57.62%
Win Ratio (Daily) 51.94%

Annual Volatility

Annual Volatility 1y Annual Volatility 3y Annual Volatility 5y Annual Volatility 10y Annual Volatility 20y Annual Volatility
Mesa Laboratories, Inc. 42.24% 36.93% 38.03% 35.22% 37.25% 42.96%

Sharpe Ratio

Sharpe Ratio 1y Sharpe Ratio 3y Sharpe Ratio 5y Sharpe Ratio 10y Sharpe Ratio 20y Sharpe Ratio
Mesa Laboratories, Inc. -1.25 -0.12 0.37 0.56 0.66 0.59

3-Year Rolling Sharpe Ratio

The rolling Sharpe Ratio gives a clue about the continued consistency or stability of the risk-adjusted returns.

Drawdown Periods

Simply said, a drawdown is the "pain" period experienced by an investor between a peak (new highs) and subsequent valley (a low point before moving higher). In the table below are the fifth largest drawdowns encountered for the portfolio/asset in question.

Mesa Laboratories, Inc.

start valley end Drawdown days
1996-06-19 2000-02-16 2003-12-17 -64.81% 2737
2021-12-28 2022-10-21 - -64.25% 346
2008-01-10 2009-03-25 2009-12-29 -43.68% 719
2014-03-24 2014-09-23 2015-07-20 -41.25% 483
2015-08-04 2016-02-09 2016-06-06 -34.53% 307

The Mesa Laboratories, Inc. took approximately 31 months on average to recover from a major drawdown. The longest drawdown lasted 91 months.

Underwater plot

The underwater plot shows you the drawdown periods on a chart. Whereas the performance chart usually gives you a positive viewpoint, the underwater plot gives you a pessimistic viewpoint. It helps you to visualize downtrends that occurred and how long it took for the portfolio's value to rebound to hit a new high after suffering a loss.

Other Risk Metrics

Metric Mesa Laboratories, Inc.
Sharpe Ratio 0.59
Sortino Ratio 0.92
Adjusted Sortino (S/√2) 0.65
Calmar Ratio 0.28
Omega Ratio 0.28
Gain to Pain Ratio 0.13
Winckel Ratio 71.43
Ulcer Index 0.26
Kelly Criterion 6.02%
Skew 2.03
Kurtosis 44.47
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