Tecsys Inc. (TSE:TCS) just released its latest first-quarter results and things are looking bullish. It was overall a positive result, with revenues beating expectations by 4.7% to hit CA$28m. Tecsys also reported a statutory profit of CA$0.08, which was an impressive 220% above what the analysts had forecast. Following the result, the analysts have updated their earnings model, and it would be good to know whether they think there's been a strong change in the company's prospects, or if it's business as usual. So we collected the latest post-earnings statutory consensus estimates to see what could be in store for next year.
Taking into account the latest results, the current consensus from Tecsys' four analysts is for revenues of CA$117.5m in 2021, which would reflect a decent 9.4% increase on its sales over the past 12 months. Per-share earnings are expected to ascend 16% to CA$0.33. In the lead-up to this report, the analysts had been modelling revenues of CA$115.6m and earnings per share (EPS) of CA$0.22 in 2021. Although the revenue estimates have not really changed, we can see there's been a massive increase in earnings per share expectations, suggesting that the analysts have become more bullish after the latest result.
The consensus price target was unchanged at CA$35.38, implying that the improved earnings outlook is not expected to have a long term impact on value creation for shareholders. There's another way to think about price targets though, and that's to look at the range of price targets put forward by analysts, because a wide range of estimates could suggest a diverse view on possible outcomes for the business. There are some variant perceptions on Tecsys, with the most bullish analyst valuing it at CA$37.00 and the most bearish at CA$34.50 per share. The narrow spread of estimates could suggest that the business' future is relatively easy to value, or thatthe analysts have a strong view on its prospects.
Looking at the bigger picture now, one of the ways we can make sense of these forecasts is to see how they measure up against both past performance and industry growth estimates. We can infer from the latest estimates that forecasts expect a continuation of Tecsys'historical trends, as next year's 9.4% revenue growth is roughly in line with 11% annual revenue growth over the past five years. By contrast, our data suggests that other companies (with analyst coverage) in a similar industry are forecast to see their revenues grow 17% per year. So although Tecsys is expected to maintain its revenue growth rate, it's forecast to grow slower than the wider industry.
The Bottom Line
The most important thing here is that the analysts upgraded their earnings per share estimates, suggesting that there has been a clear increase in optimism towards Tecsys following these results. On the plus side, there were no major changes to revenue estimates; although forecasts imply revenues will perform worse than the wider industry. There was no real change to the consensus price target, suggesting that the intrinsic value of the business has not undergone any major changes with the latest estimates.
With that said, the long-term trajectory of the company's earnings is a lot more important than next year. We have forecasts for Tecsys going out to 2022, and you can see them free on our platform here.
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