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Looking at Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings) Limited's (HKG:551) earnings update in March 2019, analysts seem cautiously optimistic, as a 28% increase in profits is expected in the upcoming year, relative to the past 5-year average growth rate of 1.9%. Presently, with latest-twelve-month earnings at US$307m, we should see this growing to US$394m by 2020. I will provide a brief commentary around the figures and analyst expectations in the near term. Readers that are interested in understanding the company beyond these figures should research its fundamentals here.
Exciting times ahead?
The longer term expectations from the 7 analysts of 551 is tilted towards the positive sentiment. Since forecasting becomes more difficult further into the future, broker analysts generally project out to around three years. I've plotted out each year's earnings expectations and inserted a line of best fit to calculate an annual growth rate from the slope in order to understand the overall trajectory of 551's earnings growth over these next few years.
From the current net income level of US$307m and the final forecast of US$485m by 2022, the annual rate of growth for 551’s earnings is 12%. EPS reaches $0.27 in the final year of forecast compared to the current $0.19 EPS today. In 2022, 551's profit margin will have expanded from 3.2% to 4.5%.
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