After Kesko Oyj's (HEL:KESKOB) earnings announcement in June 2019, the consensus outlook from analysts appear somewhat bearish, as a 17% rise in profits is expected in the upcoming year, against the higher past 5-year average growth rate of 20%. By 2020, we can expect Kesko Oyj’s bottom line to reach €252m, a jump from the current trailing-twelve-month of €216m. In this article, I've outline a few earnings growth rates to give you a sense of the market sentiment for Kesko Oyj in the longer term. Readers that are interested in understanding the company beyond these figures should research its fundamentals here.
How will Kesko Oyj perform in the near future?
The longer term view from the 4 analysts covering KESKOB is one of positive sentiment. Generally, broker analysts tend to make predictions for up to three years given the lack of visibility beyond this point. To understand the overall trajectory of KESKOB's earnings growth over these next fews years, I've fitted a line through these analyst earnings forecast to determine an annual growth rate from the slope.
By 2022, KESKOB's earnings should reach €263m, from current levels of €216m, resulting in an annual growth rate of 3.7%. EPS reaches €3.04 in the final year of forecast compared to the current €2.18 EPS today. With a current profit margin of 2.1%, this movement will result in a margin of 2.3% by 2022.
Future outlook is only one aspect when you're building an investment case for a stock. For Kesko Oyj, there are three pertinent aspects you should further examine:
- 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 Kesko Oyj 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 Kesko Oyj is currently mispriced by the market.
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