After Vicinity Centres’s (ASX:VCX) earnings announcement on 30 June 2019, the consensus outlook from analysts appear highly confident, with earnings expected to grow by a high double-digit of 91% in the upcoming year, compared with the historical 5-year average growth rate of 8.5%. By 2020, we can expect Vicinity Centres’s bottom line to reach AU$660m, a jump from the current trailing-twelve-month of AU$346m. I will provide a brief commentary around the figures and analyst expectations in the near term. For those keen to understand more about other aspects of the company, you can research its fundamentals here.
Can we expect Vicinity Centres to keep growing?
The longer term view from the 5 analysts covering VCX is one of positive sentiment. Broker analysts tend to forecast up to three years ahead due to a lack of clarity around the business trajectory beyond this. 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 VCX’s earnings growth over these next few years.
From the current net income level of AU$346m and the final forecast of AU$660m by 2022, the annual rate of growth for VCX’s earnings is 21%. This leads to an EPS of A$0.18 in the final year of projections relative to the current EPS of A$0.090. With a current profit margin of 27%, this movement will result in a margin of 63% by 2022.
Future outlook is only one aspect when you’re building an investment case for a stock. For Vicinity Centres, I’ve compiled three pertinent factors 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 Vicinity Centres 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 Vicinity Centres is currently mispriced by the market.
- Other High-Growth Alternatives : Are there other high-growth stocks you could be holding instead of Vicinity Centres? 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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