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One Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Limited (HKG:2342) Analyst Has Been Cutting Their Forecasts Enthusiastically

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The analyst covering Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Limited (HKG:2342) delivered a dose of negativity to shareholders today, by making a substantial revision to their statutory forecasts for this year. This report focused on revenue estimates, and it looks as though the consensus view of the business has become substantially more conservative.

Following the downgrade, the current consensus from Comba Telecom Systems Holdings's lone analyst is for revenues of HK$7.4b in 2020 which - if met - would reflect a substantial 27% increase on its sales over the past 12 months. Before the latest update, the analyst was foreseeing HK$9.1b of revenue in 2020. It looks like forecasts have become a fair bit less optimistic on Comba Telecom Systems Holdings, given the measurable cut to revenue estimates.

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The consensus price target fell 10% to HK$2.96, with the analyst clearly less optimistic about Comba Telecom Systems Holdings's valuation following this update.

One way to get more context on these forecasts is to look at how they compare to both past performance, and how other companies in the same industry are performing. One thing stands out from these estimates, which is that Comba Telecom Systems Holdings is forecast to grow faster in the future than it has in the past, with revenues expected to grow 27%. If achieved, this would be a much better result than the 4.8% annual decline over the past five years. By contrast, our data suggests that other companies (with analyst coverage) in the industry are forecast to see their revenue grow 16% per year. Not only are Comba Telecom Systems Holdings's revenues expected to improve, it seems that the analyst is also expecting it to grow faster than the wider industry.

The Bottom Line

The clear low-light was that the analyst slashing their revenue forecasts for Comba Telecom Systems Holdings this year. The analyst also expects revenues to grow faster than the wider market. The consensus price target fell measurably, with the analyst seemingly not reassured by recent business developments, leading to a lower estimate of Comba Telecom Systems Holdings's future valuation. Often, one downgrade can set off a daisy-chain of cuts, especially if an industry is in decline. So we wouldn't be surprised if the market became a lot more cautious on Comba Telecom Systems Holdings after today.

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