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What Should You Know About Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc.'s (NYSE:ALSN) Future?

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On 31 March 2019, Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ALSN) released its most recent earnings update. Generally, analyst consensus outlook appear bearish, with profits predicted to drop by -14% next year compared with the past 5-year average growth rate of 31%. Currently with a trailing-twelve-month profit of US$639m, the consensus growth rate suggests that earnings will drop to US$551m by 2020. I will provide a brief commentary around the figures and analyst expectations in the near term. For those interested in more of an analysis of the company, you can research its fundamentals here.

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Can we expect Allison Transmission Holdings to keep growing?

Longer term expectations from the 14 analysts covering ALSN’s stock is one of negative 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 ALSN'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.

NYSE:ALSN Past and Future Earnings, May 6th 2019

From the current net income level of US$639m and the final forecast of US$470m by 2022, the annual rate of growth for ALSN’s earnings is -8.8%. EPS reaches $4.67 in the final year of forecast compared to the current $4.8 EPS today. The primary reason for earnings contraction is due to a reduction in the top line of -3.6%, squeezing the bottom line. With earnings declining at a faster rate over time, margins is expected to contract from 24% to 19% by the end of 2022.

Next Steps:

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