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What Should You Know About Midwich Group Plc's (LON:MIDW) Long Term Outlook?

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Midwich Group Plc's (LON:MIDW) announced its latest earnings update in April 2019, which revealed that the company benefited from a small tailwind, leading to a single-digit earnings growth of 8.6%. Below is my commentary, albeit very simple and high-level, on how market analysts perceive Midwich Group's earnings growth outlook over the next few years and whether the future looks even brighter than the past. Note that I will be looking at net income excluding extraordinary items to get a better understanding of the underlying drivers of earnings.

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Market analysts' consensus outlook for the upcoming year seems optimistic, with earnings expanding by a robust 38%. This growth seems to continue into the following year with rates arriving at double digit 51% compared to today’s earnings, and finally hitting UK£24m by 2022.

AIM:MIDW Past and Future Earnings, July 17th 2019

While it’s helpful to be aware of the growth year by year relative to today’s figure, it may be more valuable estimating the rate at which the earnings are moving every year, on average. The advantage of this approach is that it removes the impact of near term flucuations and accounts for the overarching direction of Midwich Group's earnings trajectory over time, which may be more relevant for long term investors. To compute this rate, I've appended a line of best fit through analyst consensus of forecasted earnings. The slope of this line is the rate of earnings growth, which in this case is 15%. This means, we can presume Midwich Group will grow its earnings by 15% every year for the next few years.

Next Steps:

For Midwich Group, there are three relevant aspects you should further research:

  1. 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.
  2. Valuation: What is MIDW 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 MIDW is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other High-Growth Alternatives: Are there other high-growth stocks you could be holding instead of MIDW? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large growth potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

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