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Nederman Holding AB (publ)'s (STO:NMAN) Earnings Grew 14%, Did It Beat Long-Term Trend?

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Understanding how Nederman Holding AB (publ) (STO:NMAN) is performing as a company requires looking at more than just a years' earnings. Today I will run you through a basic sense check to gain perspective on how Nederman Holding is doing by comparing its latest earnings with its long-term trend as well as the performance of its building industry peers.

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Did NMAN beat its long-term earnings growth trend and its industry?

NMAN's trailing twelve-month earnings (from 30 June 2019) of kr223m has jumped 14% compared to the previous year.

However, this one-year growth rate has been lower than its average earnings growth rate over the past 5 years of 16%, indicating the rate at which NMAN is growing has slowed down. To understand what's happening, let’s take a look at what’s going on with margins and if the rest of the industry is facing the same headwind.

OM:NMAN Income Statement, July 16th 2019

In terms of returns from investment, Nederman Holding has fallen short of achieving a 20% return on equity (ROE), recording 17% instead. Furthermore, its return on assets (ROA) of 6.0% is below the SE Building industry of 6.4%, indicating Nederman Holding's are utilized less efficiently. And finally, its return on capital (ROC), which also accounts for Nederman Holding’s debt level, has declined over the past 3 years from 14% to 11%.

What does this mean?

While past data is useful, it doesn’t tell the whole story. Positive growth and profitability are what investors like to see in a company’s track record, but how do we properly assess sustainability? I recommend you continue to research Nederman Holding to get a more holistic view of the stock by looking at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for NMAN’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for NMAN’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Are NMAN’s operations financially sustainable? Balance sheets can be hard to analyze, which is why we’ve done it for you. Check out our financial health checks here.
  3. Other High-Performing Stocks: Are there other stocks that provide better prospects with proven track records? Explore our free list of these great stocks here.

NB: Figures in this article are calculated using data from the trailing twelve months from 30 June 2019. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.

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