For investors with a long-term horizon, examining earnings trend over time and against industry peers is more insightful than looking at an earnings announcement in one point in time. Investors may find my commentary, albeit very high-level and brief, on Puravankara Limited (NSE:PURVA) useful as an attempt to give more color around how Puravankara is currently performing.
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How PURVA fared against its long-term earnings performance and its industry
PURVA's trailing twelve-month earnings (from 31 March 2019) of ₹1.1b has jumped 25% compared to the previous year.
Furthermore, this one-year growth rate has exceeded its 5-year annual growth average of -5.4%, indicating the rate at which PURVA is growing has accelerated. What's the driver of this growth? Let's take a look at if it is only due to an industry uplift, or if Puravankara has experienced some company-specific growth.
In terms of returns from investment, Puravankara has fallen short of achieving a 20% return on equity (ROE), recording 6.2% instead. However, its return on assets (ROA) of 5.1% exceeds the IN Real Estate industry of 3.0%, indicating Puravankara has used its assets more efficiently. And finally, its return on capital (ROC), which also accounts for Puravankara’s debt level, has increased over the past 3 years from 9.1% to 22%. This correlates with a decrease in debt holding, with debt-to-equity ratio declining from 78% to 61% over the past 5 years.
What does this mean?
Though Puravankara's past data is helpful, it is only one aspect of my investment thesis. Recent positive growth doesn’t necessarily mean it’s onwards and upwards for the company. I recommend you continue to research Puravankara to get a more holistic view of the stock by looking at:
- Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for PURVA’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for PURVA’s outlook.
- Financial Health: Are PURVA’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.
- 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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