Did Tikkurila Oyj’s (HEL:TIK1V) Recent Earnings Growth Beat The Trend?

When Tikkurila Oyj (HEL:TIK1V) released its most recent earnings update (31 December 2018), I compared it against two factor: its historical earnings track record, and the performance of its industry peers on average. Understanding how Tikkurila Oyj performed requires a benchmark rather than trying to assess a standalone number at one point in time. Below is a quick commentary on how I see TIK1V has performed.

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How Did TIK1V’s Recent Performance Stack Up Against Its Past?

TIK1V’s trailing twelve-month earnings (from 31 December 2018) of €15m has jumped 37% compared to the previous year.

Furthermore, this one-year growth rate has exceeded its 5-year annual growth average of -28%, indicating the rate at which TIK1V is growing has accelerated. How has it been able to do this? Well, let’s take a look at if it is merely owing to an industry uplift, or if Tikkurila Oyj has seen some company-specific growth.

HLSE:TIK1V Income Statement, April 2nd 2019
HLSE:TIK1V Income Statement, April 2nd 2019

In terms of returns from investment, Tikkurila Oyj has fallen short of achieving a 20% return on equity (ROE), recording 9.7% instead. Furthermore, its return on assets (ROA) of 3.7% is below the FI Chemicals industry of 5.6%, indicating Tikkurila Oyj’s are utilized less efficiently. And finally, its return on capital (ROC), which also accounts for Tikkurila Oyj’s debt level, has declined over the past 3 years from 21% to 14%. This correlates with an increase in debt holding, with debt-to-equity ratio rising from 37% to 81% over the past 5 years.

What does this mean?

Tikkurila Oyj’s track record can be a valuable insight into its earnings performance, but it certainly doesn’t tell the whole story. Recent positive growth isn’t always indicative of a continued optimistic outlook. You should continue to research Tikkurila Oyj to get a better picture of the stock by looking at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for TIK1V’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for TIK1V’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Are TIK1V’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 31 December 2018. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.

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