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In May 2019, SATS Ltd. (SGX:S58) announced its latest earnings update, which confirmed that the company faced a minor headwind with earnings falling from S$261m to S$248m, a change of -5.0%. Below, I've presented key growth figures on how market analysts perceive SATS's earnings growth outlook over the next few years and whether the future looks brighter. Note that I will be looking at net income excluding extraordinary items to get a better understanding of the underlying drivers of earnings.
Market analysts' prospects for the upcoming year seems rather muted, with earnings expanding by a single digit 4.6%. The growth outlook in the following year seems much more optimistic with rates generating double digit 13% compared to today’s earnings, and finally hitting S$295m by 2022.
Even though it’s helpful to be aware of the growth rate year by year relative to today’s level, it may be more beneficial evaluating the rate at which the company is growing on average every year. The benefit of this method is that we can get a better picture of the direction of SATS's earnings trajectory over the long run, irrespective of near term fluctuations, which may be more relevant for long term investors. To compute this rate, I've inserted a line of best fit through the forecasted earnings by market analysts. The slope of this line is the rate of earnings growth, which in this case is 5.9%. This means that, we can expect SATS will grow its earnings by 5.9% every year for the next few years.
For SATS, I've put together three pertinent aspects you should further examine:
- 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 S58 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 S58 is currently mispriced by the market.
- Other High-Growth Alternatives: Are there other high-growth stocks you could be holding instead of S58? 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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