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Does Valmet Oyj's (HEL:VALMT) Recent Track Record Look Strong?

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Measuring Valmet Oyj's (HEL:VALMT) track record of past performance is a valuable exercise for investors. It allows 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 VALMT's recent performance announced on 30 June 2019 and compare these figures to its historical trend and industry movements.

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Commentary On VALMT's Past Performance

VALMT's trailing twelve-month earnings (from 30 June 2019) of €178m has jumped 50% 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 VALMT is growing has accelerated. What's enabled this growth? Well, let’s take a look at if it is only owing to an industry uplift, or if Valmet Oyj has seen some company-specific growth.

HLSE:VALMT Income Statement, August 26th 2019

In terms of returns from investment, Valmet Oyj has fallen short of achieving a 20% return on equity (ROE), recording 20% instead. Furthermore, its return on assets (ROA) of 5.7% is below the FI Machinery industry of 6.0%, indicating Valmet Oyj's are utilized less efficiently. However, its return on capital (ROC), which also accounts for Valmet Oyj’s debt level, has increased over the past 3 years from 12% to 19%.

What does this mean?

Valmet Oyj's track record can be a valuable insight into its earnings performance, but it certainly doesn't tell the whole story. Positive growth and profitability are what investors like to see in a company’s track record, but how do we properly assess sustainability? You should continue to research Valmet Oyj to get a more holistic view of the stock by looking at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for VALMT’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for VALMT’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Are VALMT’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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