Eckoh plc’s (LON:ECK) most recent earnings update in June 2019 signalled that the business faced a immense headwind with earnings falling by -30%. Below, I’ve presented key growth figures on how market analysts predict Eckoh’s earnings growth trajectory over the next couple of years and whether the future looks brighter. I will be looking at earnings excluding extraordinary items to exclude one-off activities to get a better understanding of the underlying drivers of earnings.
Market analysts’ prospects for the coming year seems buoyant, with earnings expanding by a robust 48%. This growth in earnings is expected to continue at an exponential rate, bringing the bottom line up to UK£3.3m by 2022.
Although it’s helpful to understand the growth year by year relative to today’s figure, it may be more beneficial gauging the rate at which the earnings are moving every year, on average. The benefit of this method is that we can get a better picture of the direction of Eckoh’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 inserted a line of best fit through analyst consensus of forecasted earnings. The slope of this line is the rate of earnings growth, which in this case is 40%. This means that, we can expect Eckoh will grow its earnings by 40% every year for the next few years.
For Eckoh, there are three important 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 ECK 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 ECK is currently mispriced by the market.
- Other High-Growth Alternatives: Are there other high-growth stocks you could be holding instead of ECK? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large growth potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!
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