In December 2018, PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust (NYSE:PMT) announced its most recent earnings update, which indicated that the company experienced a robust tailwind, eventuating to a double-digit earnings growth of 25%. Today I want to provide a brief commentary on how market analysts perceive PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust’s earnings growth trajectory over the next couple of years and whether the future looks even brighter than the past. I will be using net income excluding extraordinary items in order to exclude one-off volatility which I am not interested in.
Market analysts’ consensus outlook for next year seems rather subdued, with earnings climbing by a single digit 7.7%. The growth outlook in the following year seems much more buoyant with rates arriving at double digit 24% compared to today’s earnings, and finally hitting US$197m by 2022.
While it is informative understanding the growth each year relative to today’s value, it may be more insightful to estimate the rate at which the business is moving every year, on average. The pro of this approach is that we can get a bigger picture of the direction of PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust’s earnings trajectory over the long run, irrespective of near term fluctuations, which may be more relevant for long term investors. To calculate this rate, I’ve inserted a line of best fit through analyst consensus of forecasted earnings. The slope of this line is the rate of earnings growth, which in this case is 15%. This means, we can anticipate PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust will grow its earnings by 15% every year for the next few years.
For PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust, I’ve compiled three essential aspects 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 PMT 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 PMT is currently mispriced by the market.
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