GBM Resources Limited’s (ASX:GBZ) Earnings Dropped -148.44%, How Did It Fare Against The Industry?

Increase in profitability and industry-beating performance can be essential considerations in a stock for some investors. In this article, I will take a look at GBM Resources Limited’s (ASX:GBZ) track record on a high level, to give you some insight into how the company has been performing against its historical trend and its industry peers. Check out our latest analysis for GBM Resources

Did GBZ perform worse than its track record and industry?

I prefer to use data from the most recent 12 months, 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 method allows me to analyze many different companies in a uniform manner using the latest information. For GBM Resources, its most recent earnings (trailing twelve month) is -AU$1.54M, which, in comparison to the prior year’s figure, has turned from positive to negative. Given that these values are relatively short-term thinking, I’ve computed an annualized five-year value for GBM Resources’s earnings, which stands at -AU$2.08M. This suggests that, though net income is negative, it has become less negative over the years.

ASX:GBZ Income Statement Mar 9th 18
ASX:GBZ Income Statement Mar 9th 18
We can further evaluate GBM Resources’s loss by looking at what the industry has been experiencing over the past few years. Each year, for the past five years GBM Resources has seen an annual decline in revenue of -16.72%, on average. This adverse movement is a driver of the company’s inability to reach breakeven. Has the entire industry experienced this headwind? Eyeballing growth from a sector-level, the Australian metals and mining industry has been growing its average earnings by double-digit 13.86% over the previous twelve months, and 13.19% over the past half a decade. This means that whatever uplift the industry is profiting from, GBM Resources has not been able to gain as much as its industry peers.

What does this mean?

Though GBM Resources’s past data is helpful, it is only one aspect of my investment thesis. With companies that are currently loss-making, it is always difficult to forecast what will happen in the future and when. The most useful step is to examine company-specific issues GBM Resources may be facing and whether management guidance has steadily been met in the past. I recommend you continue to research GBM Resources to get a more holistic view of the stock by looking at the areas below. Just a heads up – to access some parts of the Simply Wall St research tool you might be asked to create a free account, but it takes just one click and the information they provide is definitely worth it in my opinion.

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NB: Figures in this article are calculated using data from the trailing twelve months from 30 June 2017. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.