As Koninklijke Philips N.V. (AMS:PHIA) announced its earnings release on 31 March 2019, it seems that analyst expectations are fairly bearish, as a 15% rise in profits is expected in the upcoming year, compared with the higher past 5-year average growth rate of 22%. By 2020, we can expect Koninklijke Philips’s bottom line to reach €1.5b, a jump from the current trailing-twelve-month of €1.3b. I will provide a brief commentary around the figures and analyst expectations in the near term. Investors wanting to learn more about other aspects of the company should research its fundamentals here.
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How is Koninklijke Philips going to perform in the near future?
Longer term expectations from the 16 analysts covering PHIA’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 PHIA, 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, PHIA's earnings should reach €2.0b, from current levels of €1.3b, resulting in an annual growth rate of 14%. This leads to an EPS of €2.3 in the final year of projections relative to the current EPS of €1.41. In 2022, PHIA's profit margin will have expanded from 7.2% to 9.5%.
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