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After BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc.'s (NYSE:BJ) earnings announcement on 04 May 2019, analyst consensus outlook appear cautiously optimistic, with earnings growth rate expected to be 44% next year, which is within range of the past five-year average earnings growth of 41%. By 2020, we can expect BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings’s bottom line to reach US$183m, a jump from the current trailing-twelve-month of US$127m. Below is a brief commentary on the longer term outlook the market has for BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings. Readers that are interested in understanding the company beyond these figures should research its fundamentals here.
Exciting times ahead?
Longer term expectations from the 14 analysts covering BJ’s stock is one of positive sentiment. Broker analysts tend to forecast up to three years ahead due to a lack of clarity around the business trajectory beyond this. To get an idea of the overall earnings growth trend for BJ, I’ve plotted out each year’s earnings expectations and inserted a line of best fit to determine an annual rate of growth from the slope of this line.
By 2022, BJ's earnings should reach US$236m, from current levels of US$127m, resulting in an annual growth rate of 14%. This leads to an EPS of $1.91 in the final year of projections relative to the current EPS of $1.09. Margins are currently sitting at 1.0%, which is expected to expand to 1.7% by 2022.
Future outlook is only one aspect when you're building an investment case for a stock. For BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings, I've put together three relevant factors you should look at:
- 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 BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings 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 BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings is currently mispriced by the market.
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