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Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation's (NASDAQ:IART) Earnings Grew 19%, Did It Beat Long-Term Trend?

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Examining Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation's (NASDAQ:IART) past track record of performance is a useful exercise for investors. It allows us to reflect on whether the company has met or exceed expectations, which is a powerful signal for future performance. Below, I will assess IART's latest performance announced on 31 March 2019 and weight these figures against its longer term trend and industry movements.

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How Did IART's Recent Performance Stack Up Against Its Past?

IART's trailing twelve-month earnings (from 31 March 2019) of US$83m has jumped 19% compared to the previous year.

However, this one-year growth rate has been lower than its average earnings growth rate over the past 5 years of 33%, indicating the rate at which IART is growing has slowed down. What could be happening here? Well, let’s take a look at what’s going on with margins and whether the entire industry is experiencing the hit as well.

NasdaqGS:IART Income Statement, June 16th 2019

In terms of returns from investment, Integra LifeSciences Holdings has fallen short of achieving a 20% return on equity (ROE), recording 5.9% instead. Furthermore, its return on assets (ROA) of 4.3% is below the US Medical Equipment industry of 6.8%, indicating Integra LifeSciences Holdings's are utilized less efficiently. And finally, its return on capital (ROC), which also accounts for Integra LifeSciences Holdings’s debt level, has declined over the past 3 years from 8.3% to 8.2%. This correlates with an increase in debt holding, with debt-to-equity ratio rising from 93% to 99% over the past 5 years.

What does this mean?

Integra LifeSciences Holdings's track record can be a valuable insight into its earnings performance, but it certainly doesn't tell the whole story. While Integra LifeSciences Holdings has a good historical track record with positive growth and profitability, there's no certainty that this will extrapolate into the future. I suggest you continue to research Integra LifeSciences Holdings to get a more holistic view of the stock by looking at:

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

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