Are Earnings Prospects Improving For Loss-Making RHC Capital Corporation’s (CVE:RHC)?

Examining RHC Capital Corporation’s (TSXV:RHC) past track record of performance is a useful exercise for investors. It allows us to reflect on whether the company has met or exceed expectations, which is a powerful signal for future performance. Below, I will assess RHC’s latest performance announced on 31 October 2017 and weight these figures against its longer term trend and industry movements. View our latest analysis for RHC Capital

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

I like 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 different companies in a uniform manner using the latest information. For RHC Capital, its latest earnings (trailing twelve month) is -CA$815.17K, which, against the prior year’s level, has become less negative. Given that these figures are relatively myopic, I’ve estimated an annualized five-year value for RHC Capital’s net income, which stands at -CA$4.01M. This shows that, even though net income is negative, it has become less negative over the years.

TSXV:RHC Income Statement Mar 26th 18
TSXV:RHC Income Statement Mar 26th 18
We can further examine RHC Capital’s loss by looking at what the industry has been experiencing over the past few years. Each year, for the last five years RHC Capital has seen an annual decline in revenue of -31.54%, on average. This adverse movement is a driver of the company’s inability to reach breakeven. Has the entire industry experienced this headwind? Inspecting growth from a sector-level, the Canadian oil and gas industry has been relatively flat in terms of earnings growth over the previous couple of years. This means though RHC Capital is currently loss-making, any near-term headwind the industry is facing, RHC Capital is less exposed compared to its peers.

What does this mean?

RHC Capital’s track record can be a valuable insight into its earnings performance, but it certainly doesn’t tell the whole story. With companies that are currently loss-making, it is always hard to envisage what will occur going forward, and when. The most useful step is to assess company-specific issues RHC Capital may be facing and whether management guidance has steadily been met in the past. I recommend you continue to research RHC Capital to get a better picture of the stock by looking at:

  • 1. Financial Health: Is RHC’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.
  • 2. 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 31 October 2017. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.