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In December 2018, Earthstone Energy, Inc. (NYSE:ESTE) announced its earnings update. Overall, analyst consensus outlook appear cautiously subdued, with profits predicted to rise by -23% next year against the higher past 5-year average growth rate of 11%. With trailing-twelve-month net income at current levels of US$42m, we should see this rise to US$33m in 2020. In this article, I've outline a few earnings growth rates to give you a sense of the market sentiment for Earthstone Energy in the longer term. Investors wanting to learn more about other aspects of the company should research its fundamentals here.
How will Earthstone Energy perform in the near future?
The longer term expectations from the 9 analysts of ESTE is tilted towards the positive sentiment. Generally, broker analysts tend to make predictions for up to three years given the lack of visibility beyond this point. To get an idea of the overall earnings growth trend for ESTE, 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.
This results in an annual growth rate of 23% based on the most recent earnings level of US$42m to the final forecast of US$92m by 2022. However, if we exclude extraordinary items from net income, we see that earnings is projected to fall over time, resulting in an EPS of $1.42 in the final year of forecast compared to the current $1.5 EPS today. In 2022, ESTE's profit margin will have expanded from 27% to 31%.
Future outlook is only one aspect when you're building an investment case for a stock. For Earthstone Energy, there are 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.
- Future Earnings: How does Earthstone Energy's growth rate compare to its peers and the wider market? Dig deeper into the analyst consensus number for the upcoming years by interacting with our free analyst growth expectation chart.
- Other High-Growth Alternatives : Are there other high-growth stocks you could be holding instead of Earthstone Energy? 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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