Dagestan Energy Supply Company Public Joint-Stock Company (MCX:DASB): Does The Earnings Decline Make It An Underperformer?

Investors with a long-term horizong may find it valuable to assess Dagestan Energy Supply Company Public Joint-Stock Company’s (MISX:DASB) earnings trend over time and against its industry benchmark as opposed to simply looking at a sincle earnings announcement at one point in time. Below is my commentary, albiet very simple and high-level, on how Dagestan Energy Supply Company is currently performing. Check out our latest analysis for Dagestan Energy Supply Company

Despite a decline, did DASB underperform the long-term trend and the industry?

I like to use the ‘latest twelve-month’ data, which annualizes the most recent half-year data, or in some cases, the latest annual report is already the most recent financial year data. This blend enables me to examine various companies on a similar basis, using the latest information. For Dagestan Energy Supply Company, its most recent earnings (trailing twelve month) is -RUРУБ5.75B, which, relative to last year’s figure, has become more negative. Since these values may be relatively short-term, I have estimated an annualized five-year figure for DASB’s earnings, which stands at -RUРУБ2.64B. This doesn’t seem to paint a better picture, as earnings seem to have gradually been getting more and more negative over time.

MISX:DASB Income Statement Mar 16th 18
MISX:DASB Income Statement Mar 16th 18
We can further assess Dagestan Energy Supply Company’s loss by looking at what the industry has been experiencing over the past few years. Each year, for the last five years Dagestan Energy Supply Company’s top-line has increased by a mere 9.77%, on average. The company’s inability to breakeven has been aided by the relatively flat top-line in the past. Scanning growth from a sector-level, the RU electric utilities industry has been growing its average earnings by double-digit 12.44% in the previous year, and a less exciting 2.08% over the past five. This means whatever tailwind the industry is benefiting from, Dagestan Energy Supply Company has not been able to leverage it as much as its average peer.

What does this mean?

Dagestan Energy Supply Company’s track record can be a valuable insight into its earnings performance, but it certainly doesn’t tell the whole story. With companies that are currently loss-making, it is always difficult to forecast what will happen in the future and when. The most valuable step is to assess company-specific issues Dagestan Energy Supply Company may be facing and whether management guidance has consistently been met in the past. I suggest you continue to research Dagestan Energy Supply Company to get a better picture of the stock by looking at:

  • 1. Financial Health: Is DASB’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.
  • 2. Valuation: What is DASB 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 DASB is currently mispriced by the market.
  • 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 31 December 2017. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.