Was Moury Construct SA’s (EBR:MOUR) Earnings Growth Better Than The Industry’s?

After looking at Moury Construct SA’s (ENXTBR:MOUR) latest earnings announcement (30 June 2019), I found it useful to revisit the company’s performance in the past couple of years and assess this against the most recent figures. As a long term investor, I pay close attention to earnings trend, rather than the figures published at one point in time. I also compare against an industry benchmark to check whether Moury Construct’s performance has been impacted by industry movements. In this article I briefly touch on my key findings.

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Could MOUR beat the long-term trend and outperform its industry?

MOUR’s trailing twelve-month earnings (from 30 June 2019) of €5.0m has jumped 24% compared to the previous year.

Furthermore, this one-year growth rate has exceeded its 5-year annual growth average of 11%, indicating the rate at which MOUR is growing has accelerated. How has it been able to do this? Well, let’s take a look at if it is merely a result of an industry uplift, or if Moury Construct has experienced some company-specific growth.

ENXTBR:MOUR Income Statement, October 23rd 2019
ENXTBR:MOUR Income Statement, October 23rd 2019

In terms of returns from investment, Moury Construct has fallen short of achieving a 20% return on equity (ROE), recording 10% instead. However, its return on assets (ROA) of 4.5% exceeds the BE Construction industry of 4.3%, indicating Moury Construct has used its assets more efficiently. And finally, its return on capital (ROC), which also accounts for Moury Construct’s debt level, has increased over the past 3 years from 9.0% to 11%.

What does this mean?

While past data is useful, it doesn’t tell the whole story. Positive growth and profitability are what investors like to see in a company’s track record, but how do we properly assess sustainability? You should continue to research Moury Construct to get a more holistic view of the stock by looking at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for MOUR’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for MOUR’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Are MOUR’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.
  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 30 June 2019. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.

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