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In March 2019, Cabot Microelectronics Corporation (NASDAQ:CCMP) announced its earnings update. Overall, analyst consensus outlook appear vastly optimistic, as a 59% rise in profits is expected in the upcoming year, relative to the previous 5-year average growth rate of 18%. With trailing-twelve-month net income at current levels of US$110m, we should see this rise to US$175m in 2020. Below is a brief commentary on the longer term outlook the market has for Cabot Microelectronics. Readers that are interested in understanding the company beyond these figures should research its fundamentals here.
How will Cabot Microelectronics perform in the near future?
Over the next three years, it seems the consensus view of the 3 analysts covering CCMP is skewed towards the positive sentiment. Generally, broker analysts tend to make predictions for up to three years given the lack of visibility beyond this point. I've plotted out each year's earnings expectations and inserted a line of best fit to calculate an annual growth rate from the slope in order to understand the overall trajectory of CCMP's earnings growth over these next few years.
This results in an annual growth rate of 18% based on the most recent earnings level of US$110m to the final forecast of US$262m by 2022. This leads to an EPS of $10.15 in the final year of projections relative to the current EPS of $4.31. Margins are currently sitting at 19%, which is expected to expand to 27% by 2022.
Future outlook is only one aspect when you're building an investment case for a stock. For Cabot Microelectronics, there are three fundamental factors 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 Cabot Microelectronics 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 Cabot Microelectronics is currently mispriced by the market.
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