Based on Robertet SA's (EPA:RBT) earnings update on 31 December 2018, it seems that analyst expectations are fairly bearish, with earnings expected to grow by 11% in the upcoming year against the higher past 5-year average growth rate of 15%. By 2020, we can expect Robertet’s bottom line to reach €57m, a jump from the current trailing-twelve-month of €52m. Below is a brief commentary around Robertet's earnings outlook going forward, which may give you a sense of market sentiment for the company. Readers that are interested in understanding the company beyond these figures should research its fundamentals here.
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What can we expect from Robertet in the longer term?
Longer term expectations from the 1 analysts covering RBT’s stock is one of positive sentiment. Since forecasting becomes more difficult further into the future, broker analysts generally project out to around three years. To get an idea of the overall earnings growth trend for RBT, 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.
This results in an annual growth rate of 12% based on the most recent earnings level of €52m to the final forecast of €73m by 2022. EPS reaches €31.69 in the final year of forecast compared to the current €22.41 EPS today. Margins are currently sitting at 9.9%, which is expected to expand to 12% by 2022.
Future outlook is only one aspect when you're building an investment case for a stock. For Robertet, I've compiled three key aspects you should further examine:
- 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 Robertet 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 Robertet is currently mispriced by the market.
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