What Should We Expect From China Resources Power Holdings Company Limited’s (HKG:836) Earnings In The Year Ahead?

After China Resources Power Holdings Company Limited’s (HKG:836) earnings announcement in December 2018, analyst consensus outlook appear vastly optimistic, as a 89% rise in profits is expected in the upcoming year, against the past 5-year average growth rate of -20%. With trailing-twelve-month net income at current levels of HK$4.0b, we should see this rise to HK$7.5b in 2020. 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.

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What can we expect from China Resources Power Holdings in the longer term?

Over the next three years, it seems the consensus view of the 12 analysts covering 836 is skewed towards the positive sentiment. Since forecasting becomes more difficult further into the future, broker analysts generally project out to around three years. To understand the overall trajectory of 836’s earnings growth over these next fews years, I’ve fitted a line through these analyst earnings forecast to determine an annual growth rate from the slope.

SEHK:836 Past and Future Earnings, August 13th 2019
SEHK:836 Past and Future Earnings, August 13th 2019

This results in an annual growth rate of 26% based on the most recent earnings level of HK$4.0b to the final forecast of HK$9.8b by 2022. This leads to an EPS of HK$1.97 in the final year of projections relative to the current EPS of HK$0.83. In 2022, 836’s profit margin will have expanded from 5.1% to 12%.

Next Steps:

Future outlook is only one aspect when you’re building an investment case for a stock. For China Resources Power Holdings, I’ve compiled three key aspects you should further examine:

  1. 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.
  2. Valuation: What is China Resources Power Holdings 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 China Resources Power Holdings is currently mispriced by the market.
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