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Doro AB (publ)'s (STO:DORO) Earnings Dropped -15%, How Did It Fare Against The Industry?

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Examining Doro AB (publ)'s (OM:DORO) past track record of performance is an insightful exercise for investors. It allows us to reflect on whether or not the company has met or exceed expectations, which is a great indicator for future performance. Today I will assess DORO's latest performance announced on 31 December 2019 and compare these figures to its longer term trend and industry movements.

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Was DORO weak performance lately part of a long-term decline?

DORO's trailing twelve-month earnings (from 31 December 2019) of kr78m has declined by -15% compared to the previous year.

Furthermore, this one-year growth rate has been lower than its average earnings growth rate over the past 5 years of 12%, indicating the rate at which DORO is growing has slowed down. Why could this be happening? Let's examine what's going on with margins and if the entire industry is facing the same headwind.

OM:DORO Income Statement, March 14th 2020

In terms of returns from investment, Doro has fallen short of achieving a 20% return on equity (ROE), recording 10.0% instead. Furthermore, its return on assets (ROA) of 4.9% is below the SE Tech industry of 5.6%, indicating Doro's are utilized less efficiently. However, its return on capital (ROC), which also accounts for Doro’s debt level, has increased over the past 3 years from 9.3% to 9.9%.

What does this mean?

Though Doro's past data is helpful, it is only one aspect of my investment thesis. Companies that are profitable, but have volatile earnings, can have many factors impacting its business. I suggest you continue to research Doro to get a better picture of the stock by looking at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for DORO’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for DORO’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Are DORO’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 31 December 2019. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.

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