PureTech Health plc (LON:PRTC): What’s The Analyst Consensus Outlook?

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The most recent earnings update PureTech Health plc’s (LON:PRTC) released in April 2019 revealed tough times for the business, with earnings reversing into losses due to recent headwinds. Today I want to provide a brief commentary on how market analysts predict PureTech Health’s earnings growth outlook over the next few years and whether the future looks brighter. I will be using net income excluding extraordinary items in order to exclude one-off volatility which I am not interested in.

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Market analysts’ consensus outlook for this coming year seems relatively subdued, with earnings continuing to flop around in the negative territory, reaching -US$42.1m in 2020. However, earnings are expected to move into an upward direction, generating -US$49.5m in 2021, and -US$58.8m in 2022.

LSE:PRTC Past and Future Earnings, July 18th 2019
LSE:PRTC Past and Future Earnings, July 18th 2019

Although it’s helpful to understand the growth year by year relative to today’s figure, it may be more insightful determining the rate at which the business is moving on average every year. The benefit of this technique is that it ignores near term flucuations and accounts for the overarching direction of PureTech Health’s earnings trajectory over time, be more volatile. To calculate this rate, I put a line of best fit through the forecasted earnings by market analysts. The slope of this line is the rate of earnings growth, which in this case is -13%. This means that, we can anticipate PureTech Health will chip away at a rate of -13% every year for the next few years.

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