Did Selonda Aquaculture SA.’s (ATH:SELO) Recent Earnings Growth Beat The Trend?

When Selonda Aquaculture SA.’s (ATSE:SELO) announced its latest earnings (30 June 2017), I wanted to understand how these figures stacked up against its past performance. The two benchmarks I used were Selonda Aquaculture’s average earnings over the past couple of years, and its industry performance. These are useful yardsticks to help me gauge whether or not SELO actually performed well. Below is a quick commentary on how I see SELO has performed. View our latest analysis for Selonda Aquaculture

How SELO fared against its long-term earnings performance and its industry

I use data from the most recent 12 months, which either annualizes the most recent 6-month earnings update, or in some cases, the most recent annual report is already the latest available financial data. This method enables me to assess different stocks on a similar basis, using the latest information. For Selonda Aquaculture, its latest trailing-twelve-month earnings is -€10.69M, which, relative to the prior year’s level, has become less negative. Since these values are fairly short-term, I have estimated an annualized five-year value for Selonda Aquaculture’s earnings, which stands at -€17.83M. This means that, despite the fact that net income is negative, it has become less negative over the years.

ATSE:SELO Income Statement Mar 15th 18
ATSE:SELO Income Statement Mar 15th 18
We can further analyze Selonda Aquaculture’s loss by looking at what the industry has been experiencing over the past few years. Each year, for the last five years Selonda Aquaculture’s top-line has risen by a mere 5.74%, on average. The company’s inability to breakeven has been aided by the relatively flat top-line in the past. Scanning growth from a sector-level, the GR food industry has been increasing average earnings growth of 73.73% in the previous twelve months, and a more subdued 6.14% over the last five years. This suggests that any uplift the industry is enjoying, Selonda Aquaculture has not been able to reap as much as its average peer.

What does this mean?

Selonda Aquaculture’s track record can be a valuable insight into its earnings performance, but it certainly doesn’t tell the whole story. Companies that incur net loss is always hard to predict what will happen in the future and when. The most insightful step is to assess company-specific issues Selonda Aquaculture may be facing and whether management guidance has dependably been met in the past. I suggest you continue to research Selonda Aquaculture to get a better picture of the stock by looking at:

  • 1. Financial Health: Is SELO’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. Valuation: What is SELO 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 SELO is currently mispriced by the market.
  • 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 2017. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.