Meaning of “underperform” in the English Dictionary

"underperform" in Business English

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underperformverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˌʌndəpəˈfɔːm/ us

to operate in a less successful way than other things of the same type:

The company has underperformed for a long time.

FINANCE to make less profit than other investments of the same type:

The company's shares have underperformed the market by 35%.
noun [ U ]

The Bank's shares should improve their recent 20% underperformance against the rest of the banking sector.

(Definition of “underperform” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)