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Will Chatham Lodging Trust's (NYSE:CLDT) Earnings Grow Over The Next Few Years?

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Chatham Lodging Trust's (NYSE:CLDT) most recent earnings update in December 2018 indicated that the company benefited from a small tailwind, eventuating to a single-digit earnings growth of 3.7%. Below, I've laid out key growth figures on how market analysts predict Chatham Lodging Trust's earnings growth outlook over the next couple of years and whether the future looks even brighter than the past. Note that I will be looking at net income excluding extraordinary items to get a better understanding of the underlying drivers of earnings.

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Analysts' expectations for the upcoming year seems pessimistic, with earnings declining by -4.9%. Beyond this, earnings are expected to continue to be below today's level, with a reduction of -0.6% in 2021, eventually reaching US$30m in 2022.

NYSE:CLDT Past and Future Earnings, May 1st 2019

Even though it’s informative understanding the growth rate year by year relative to today’s figure, it may be more valuable analyzing the rate at which the earnings are moving on average every year. The pro of this method is that we can get a better picture of the direction of Chatham Lodging Trust'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 put 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 0.1%. This means, we can presume Chatham Lodging Trust will grow its earnings by 0.1% every year for the next couple of years.

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