Analysts’ expectations for next year seems rather muted, with earnings expanding by a single digit 9.51%. The growth outlook in the following year seems much more optimistic with rates arriving at double digit 13.41% compared to today’s earnings, and finally hitting €7.96B by 2021.
Even though it’s informative knowing the rate of growth year by year relative to today’s figure, it may be more valuable determining the rate at which the company is rising or falling every year, on average. The pro of this approach is that it removes the impact of near term flucuations and accounts for the overarching direction of Allianz’s earnings trajectory over time, which may be more relevant for long term investors. To compute this rate, I’ve appended a line of best fit through analyst consensus of forecasted earnings. The slope of this line is the rate of earnings growth, which in this case is 5.17%. This means, we can assume Allianz will grow its earnings by 5.17% every year for the next couple of years.
For Allianz, I’ve compiled three key factors you should look at:
- 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.
- Valuation: What is ALV 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 ALV is currently mispriced by the market.
- Other High-Growth Alternatives: Are there other high-growth stocks you could be holding instead of ALV? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large growth potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!