Based on Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.'s (NYSE:AXTA) earnings update in March 2019, the consensus outlook from analysts appear highly confident, as a 99% rise in profits is expected in the upcoming year, compared with the past 5-year average growth rate of 44%. Presently, with latest-twelve-month earnings at US$207m, we should see this growing to US$413m by 2020. In this article, I've outline a few earnings growth rates to give you a sense of the market sentiment for Axalta Coating Systems in the longer term. For those keen to understand more about other aspects of the company, you can research its fundamentals here.
Exciting times ahead?
Longer term expectations from the 16 analysts covering AXTA’s stock is one of positive sentiment. Given that it becomes hard to forecast far into the future, broker analysts tend to project ahead roughly three years. To get an idea of the overall earnings growth trend for AXTA, I’ve plotted out each year’s earnings expectations and inserted a line of best fit to determine an annual rate of growth from the slope of this line.
By 2022, AXTA's earnings should reach US$481m, from current levels of US$207m, resulting in an annual growth rate of 13%. EPS reaches $1.77 in the final year of forecast compared to the current $0.87 EPS today. Margins are currently sitting at 4.4%, which is expected to expand to 9.5% by 2022.
Future outlook is only one aspect when you're building an investment case for a stock. For Axalta Coating Systems, I've compiled three essential factors you should look at:
- Financial Health: Does it have a healthy balance sheet? Take a look at our free balance sheet analysis with six simple checks on key factors like leverage and risk.
- Valuation: What is Axalta Coating Systems worth today? Is the stock undervalued, even when its growth outlook is factored into its intrinsic value? The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether Axalta Coating Systems is currently mispriced by the market.
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