Can we expect Scandinavian Tobacco Group to keep growing?The view from 4 analysts over the next three years is one of positive sentiment. Given that it becomes hard to forecast far into the future, broker analysts tend to project ahead roughly three years. To get an idea of the overall earnings growth trend for STG, I’ve plotted out each year’s earnings expectations and inserted a line of best fit to determine an annual rate of growth from the slope of this line. By 2021, STG’s earnings should reach ø769.36m, from current levels of ø711.60m, resulting in an annual growth rate of 5.27%. This leads to an EPS of DKK7.85 in the final year of projections relative to the current EPS of DKK7.14. Growth in the bottom line seems to suggest reduction in costs rather than purely top-line expansion as earnings is increasing at a faster rate. However, the expansion of the current 11.01% margin is not expected to be sustained, as it begins to contract to 10.93% by the end of 2021.
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- Valuation: What is Scandinavian Tobacco Group 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 Scandinavian Tobacco Group is currently mispriced by the market.
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