Over the Wire Holdings Limited's (ASX:OTW) released its most recent earnings update in August 2019, which signalled that the business gained from a large tailwind, eventuating to a high double-digit earnings growth of 83%. Investors may find it useful to understand how market analysts perceive Over the Wire Holdings's earnings growth outlook over the next few years and whether the future looks even brighter than the past. I will be using net income excluding extraordinary items in order to exclude one-off volatility which I am not interested in.
Market analysts' prospects for the coming year seems pessimistic, with earnings falling by a double-digit -18%. However, the next few years show a contrast, with earnings growth becoming positive in 2021, with the bottom line increasing to AU$13m in 2022.
Even though it’s useful to be aware of the growth year by year relative to today’s level, it may be more insightful gauging the rate at which the earnings are moving every year, on average. The pro of this technique is that we can get a bigger picture of the direction of Over the Wire Holdings's earnings trajectory over the long run, irrespective of near term fluctuations, which may be more relevant for long term investors. To calculate this rate, I've appended a line of best fit through the forecasted earnings by market analysts. The slope of this line is the rate of earnings growth, which in this case is 12%. This means that, we can presume Over the Wire Holdings will grow its earnings by 12% every year for the next few years.
For Over the Wire Holdings, I've compiled three essential aspects you should look at:
- 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 OTW 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 OTW is currently mispriced by the market.
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