The S&P/ASX 200 index has built on 2019’s exceptional gain and started the year in a very positive fashion. Since the turn of the year the index has climbed a sizeable 6.1%.
Not all shares have climbed higher with the index, though. Here’s why these ASX 200 shares have been sold off in 2020:
The Corporate Travel Management Ltd (ASX: CTD) share price is down a disappointing 17.2% since the start of the year. The catalyst for this share price weakness has been the coronavirus outbreak in China. Investors appear concerned that demand for business travel will be negatively impacted given the travel restrictions that have been put in place into and out of mainland China. At the end of January Corporate Travel Management advised that it was monitoring the situation and would provide an update with its half year results.
The Nearmap Ltd (ASX: NEA) share price has fallen 23% in 2020. The aerial imagery technology and location data company’s shares have come under pressure this year after a disappointing guidance downgrade. Instead of annualised contract value (ACV) of $116 million to $120 million, it now expects its ACV to be in the range of $102 million to $110 million in FY 2020. This is due to the loss of a major contract and two churn/downgrade events. Management was quick to point out that the downgrade was because of tough market conditions and not the result of rising competition.
The Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (ASX: TWE) share price has crashed 31.5% lower since the turn of the year. Investors have been heading to the exits after the wine company downgraded its FY 2020 EBITS guidance. This follows a poor first half showing in the United States due to leadership changes and unfavourable market conditions. Treasury Wine now expects EBITS growth of just 5% to 10%, compared to its previous guidance of 15% to 20% growth. Though, management has admitted that this guidance does not incorporate any negative impacts from the coronavirus outbreak.
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