Vogiatzoglou Systems S.A.’s (ATH:VOSYS) Earnings Grew 4.8%, Did It Beat Long-Term Trend?

Examining Vogiatzoglou Systems S.A.’s (ATH:VOSYS) past track record of performance is a useful exercise for investors. It allows us to reflect on whether the company has met or exceed expectations, which is a powerful signal for future performance. Below, I will assess VOSYS’s latest performance announced on 30 June 2018 and weight these figures against its longer term trend and industry movements.

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How Well Did VOSYS Perform?

VOSYS recently turned a profit of €1.5m (most recent trailing twelve-months) compared to its average loss of -€229.7k over the past five years.

ATSE:VOSYS Income Statement Export December 18th 18
ATSE:VOSYS Income Statement Export December 18th 18

In terms of returns from investment, Vogiatzoglou Systems has fallen short of achieving a 20% return on equity (ROE), recording 10% instead. However, its return on assets (ROA) of 7.3% exceeds the GR Trade Distributors industry of 5.9%, indicating Vogiatzoglou Systems has used its assets more efficiently. And finally, its return on capital (ROC), which also accounts for Vogiatzoglou Systems’s debt level, has increased over the past 3 years from 7.9% to 10%. This correlates with a decrease in debt holding, with debt-to-equity ratio declining from 31% to 19% over the past 5 years.

What does this mean?

Though Vogiatzoglou Systems’s past data is helpful, it is only one aspect of my investment thesis. Positive growth and profitability are what investors like to see in a company’s track record, but how do we properly assess sustainability? You should continue to research Vogiatzoglou Systems to get a more holistic view of the stock by looking at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for VOSYS’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for VOSYS’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Are VOSYS’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 30 June 2018. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.

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