In January 2019, Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:MEI) released its earnings update. Generally, the consensus outlook from analysts appear fairly confident, with profits predicted to increase by 17% next year relative to the past 5-year average growth rate of -7.3%. Presently, with latest-twelve-month earnings at US$57m, we should see this growing to US$67m by 2020. In this article, I've outline a few earnings growth rates to give you a sense of the market sentiment for Methode Electronics 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?
Over the next three years, it seems the consensus view of the 3 analysts covering MEI is skewed towards the positive sentiment. Since forecasting becomes more difficult further into the future, broker analysts generally project out to around three years. To understand the overall trajectory of MEI's earnings growth over these next fews years, I've fitted a line through these analyst earnings forecast to determine an annual growth rate from the slope.
From the current net income level of US$57m and the final forecast of US$94m by 2022, the annual rate of growth for MEI’s earnings is 17%. EPS reaches $4.63 in the final year of forecast compared to the current $1.53 EPS today. In 2022, MEI's profit margin will have expanded from 6.3% to 8.5%.
Future outlook is only one aspect when you're building an investment case for a stock. For Methode Electronics, I've compiled three pertinent aspects you should further research:
- 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 Methode Electronics 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 Methode Electronics is currently mispriced by the market.
- Other High-Growth Alternatives : Are there other high-growth stocks you could be holding instead of Methode Electronics? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large growth potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!
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