Euroxx Securities SA.’s (ATH:EX) Earnings Dropped -38.39%, Did Its Industry Show Weakness Too?

Understanding how Euroxx Securities SA. (ATSE:EX) is performing as a company requires looking at more than just a years’ earnings. Today I will run you through a basic sense check to gain perspective on how Euroxx Securities is doing by comparing its latest earnings with its long-term trend as well as the performance of its capital markets industry peers. See our latest analysis for Euroxx Securities

Despite a decline, did EX underperform the long-term trend and the industry?

For the purpose of this commentary, I like to use data from the most recent 12 months, which annualizes the latest 6-month earnings release, or some times, the latest annual report is already the most recent financial data. This method allows me to assess different companies in a uniform manner using new information. For Euroxx Securities, its most recent trailing-twelve-month earnings is -€931.78K, which, against the previous year’s level, has become more negative. Given that these values may be relatively myopic, I have determined an annualized five-year value for EX’s earnings, which stands at -€491.65K. This doesn’t seem to paint a better picture, since earnings seem to have consistently been getting more and more negative over time.

ATSE:EX Income Statement Mar 13th 18
ATSE:EX Income Statement Mar 13th 18
We can further assess Euroxx Securities’s loss by looking at what the industry has been experiencing over the past few years. Each year, for the last five years Euroxx Securities’s top-line has grown by 10.43% on average, signalling that the company is in a high-growth phase with expenses racing ahead revenues, leading to annual losses. Scanning growth from a sector-level, the GR capital markets industry has been growing its average earnings by double-digit 17.54% over the previous twelve months, and 12.83% over the last five years. This means whatever tailwind the industry is enjoying, Euroxx Securities has not been able to leverage it as much as its average peer.

What does this mean?

Though Euroxx Securities’s past data is helpful, it is only one aspect of my investment thesis. With companies that are currently loss-making, it is always hard to predict what will occur going forward, and when. The most valuable step is to assess company-specific issues Euroxx Securities may be facing and whether management guidance has dependably been met in the past. I suggest you continue to research Euroxx Securities to get a better picture of the stock by looking at:

  • 1. Financial Health: Is EX’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.
  • 2. 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 2017. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.