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Métropole Télévision S.A. (EPA:MMT): Are Analysts Right About The Drop In Earnings?

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Looking at Métropole Télévision S.A.’s (EPA:MMT) earnings update in December 2018, analyst consensus outlook appear pessimistic, as a -0.2% fall in profits is expected in the upcoming year compared with the past 5-year average growth rate of 8.0%. Presently, with latest-twelve-month earnings at €175m, we should see this fall to €174m by 2020. Below is a brief commentary on the longer term outlook the market has for Métropole Télévision. For those interested in more of an analysis of the company, you can research its fundamentals here.

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How will Métropole Télévision perform in the near future?

Over the next three years, it seems the consensus view of the 12 analysts covering MMT is skewed towards the positive sentiment. Given that it becomes hard to forecast far into the future, broker analysts tend to project ahead roughly three years. To understand the overall trajectory of MMT’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.

ENXTPA:MMT Past and Future Earnings, March 26th 2019

By 2022, MMT’s earnings should reach €179m, from current levels of €175m, resulting in an annual growth rate of 0.8%. This leads to an EPS of €1.39 in the final year of projections relative to the current EPS of €1.39. With a current profit margin of 12%, this movement will result in a margin of 12% by 2022.

Next Steps:

Future outlook is only one aspect when you’re building an investment case for a stock. For Métropole Télévision, I’ve compiled three essential 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 Métropole Télévision 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 Métropole Télévision is currently mispriced by the market.
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