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What Should We Expect From Skellerup Holdings Limited's (NZSE:SKL) Earnings In The Year Ahead?

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Looking at Skellerup Holdings Limited's (NZSE:SKL) earnings update on 30 June 2019, analyst consensus outlook appear cautiously optimistic, with earnings expected to grow by 4.9% in the upcoming year compared with the past 5-year average growth rate of -5.0%. With trailing-twelve-month net income at current levels of NZ$29m, we should see this rise to NZ$30m in 2020. I will provide a brief commentary around the figures and analyst expectations in the near term. For those keen to understand more about other aspects of the company, you can research its fundamentals here.

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How will Skellerup Holdings perform in the near future?

The view from 3 analysts over the next three years is one of positive sentiment. Since forecasting becomes more difficult further into the future, broker analysts generally project out to around three years. I've plotted out each year's earnings expectations and inserted a line of best fit to calculate an annual growth rate from the slope in order to understand the overall trajectory of SKL's earnings growth over these next few years.

NZSE:SKL Past and Future Earnings, August 24th 2019

By 2022, SKL's earnings should reach NZ$34m, from current levels of NZ$29m, resulting in an annual growth rate of 5.5%. EPS reaches NZ$0.17 in the final year of forecast compared to the current NZ$0.15 EPS today. With a current profit margin of 12%, this movement will result in a margin of 12% by 2022.

Next Steps:

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