In March 2019, Koninklijke Vopak N.V. (AMS:VPK) released its earnings update. Generally, analysts seem extremely confident, with earnings expected to grow by a high double-digit of 72% in the upcoming year, compared with the past 5-year average growth rate of -2.4%. Presently, with latest-twelve-month earnings at €255m, we should see this growing to €438m by 2020. Below is a brief commentary around Koninklijke Vopak's earnings outlook going forward, which may give you a sense of market sentiment for the company. Readers that are interested in understanding the company beyond these figures should research its fundamentals here.
How will Koninklijke Vopak perform in the near future?
The longer term view from the 9 analysts covering VPK is one of positive sentiment. Since forecasting becomes more difficult further into the future, broker analysts generally project out to around three years. To understand the overall trajectory of VPK'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.
By 2022, VPK's earnings should reach €376m, from current levels of €255m, resulting in an annual growth rate of 1.3%. This leads to an EPS of €2.97 in the final year of projections relative to the current EPS of €1.99. Analysts are predicting earnings growth to outpace revenue by the end of 2022, resulting in a margin expansion from 20% to 28%.
Future outlook is only one aspect when you're building an investment case for a stock. For Koninklijke Vopak, I've compiled three pertinent aspects you should further examine:
- 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 Koninklijke Vopak 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 Koninklijke Vopak is currently mispriced by the market.
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