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Devoteam SA's (EPA:DVT) Earnings Grew 39%, Did It Beat Long-Term Trend?

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Measuring Devoteam SA's (EPA:DVT) track record of past performance is a useful exercise for investors. It enables us to understand whether or not the company has met or exceed expectations, which is an insightful signal for future performance. Today I will assess DVT's recent performance announced on 30 June 2019 and weigh these figures against its long-term trend and industry movements.

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Commentary On DVT's Past Performance

DVT's trailing twelve-month earnings (from 30 June 2019) of €39m has jumped 39% compared to the previous year.

Furthermore, this one-year growth rate has exceeded its 5-year annual growth average of 34%, indicating the rate at which DVT is growing has accelerated. How has it been able to do this? Let's take a look at whether it is solely due to industry tailwinds, or if Devoteam has experienced some company-specific growth.

ENXTPA:DVT Income Statement, September 17th 2019

In terms of returns from investment, Devoteam has invested its equity funds well leading to a 24% return on equity (ROE), above the sensible minimum of 20%. Furthermore, its return on assets (ROA) of 7.5% exceeds the FR IT industry of 4.5%, indicating Devoteam has used its assets more efficiently. And finally, its return on capital (ROC), which also accounts for Devoteam’s debt level, has increased over the past 3 years from 24% to 27%.

What does this mean?

While past data is useful, it doesn’t tell the whole story. While Devoteam has a good historical track record with positive growth and profitability, there's no certainty that this will extrapolate into the future. You should continue to research Devoteam to get a more holistic view of the stock by looking at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for DVT’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for DVT’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Are DVT’s operations financially sustainable? Balance sheets can be hard to analyze, which is why we’ve done it for you. Check out our financial health checks here.
  3. Other High-Performing Stocks: Are there other stocks that provide better prospects with proven track records? Explore our free list of these great stocks here.

NB: Figures in this article are calculated using data from the trailing twelve months from 30 June 2019. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.

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