Redbubble (ASX:RBL) share price surges 7% despite litigation outcome

Redbubble shares continue their recovery following a verdict in the company’s US litigation case.

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The Redbubble (ASX: RBL) share price has jumped 7.87% today to reach $3.70 at the time of writing.

Today’s gains come are a short-term reversal out of the red for Redbubble’s share price. Year-to-date, the company’s shares have dropped by 37.82%, whereas the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) has posted a return of 11%.

However, over the past month, the Redbubble share price has gained 8.19% in 1 month, giving Redbubble a current market capitalisation of around $1 billion.

Share price gains amidst litigation outcome

Redbubble operates an online print-on-demand marketplace where artists can sell their own art and designs on a range of products.

On 24 June 2021, the company provided a litigation update in the case involving its US subsidiary Redbubble inc, originally commenced by US fashion retailer Brandy Melville.

The release outlined the company had received a verdict relating to alleged intellectual property infringement. The jury’s verdict included a reward of US$520,000.

In the statement, the company noted that:

Redbubble also notes that, in US court proceedings, this is but one step in the overall litigation and a number of possible steps remain before the claim is finally concluded. Redbubble believes that certain critical findings were not supported by the evidence offered at trial and will be asking the court for relief from the verdict on that basis. Redbubble remains confident in its position and will continue to vigorously pursue its defence of the claims.

Investors continue to reward Redbubble stock despite the litigation outcome. On Wednesday 24 June, Redbubble’s shares were trading at $3.27, and since this event, have gained 13.15%.

Redbubble share price snapshot

Over the past 6 months, Redbubble shares have lost 37.82% in value (at the time of writing). The company’s 52-week price range is $1.86–$7.35, a 295% difference.

Shares made a quick run from $2 and change in June 2020 to the all-time-high of $7.35 in January 2021. However, since this time, the share price has retraced 49.66% back down to today’s level of $3.70 at time of writing.

Redbubble shares also currently have an earnings per share of 12.8 cents, and trade at a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 26.81.

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