Earnings Tell The Story For Turpaz Industries Ltd (TLV:TRPZ)

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Simply Wall St
Published
March 17, 2022
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Turpaz Industries Ltd's (TLV:TRPZ) price-to-earnings (or "P/E") ratio of 58.7x might make it look like a strong sell right now compared to the market in Israel, where around half of the companies have P/E ratios below 14x and even P/E's below 8x are quite common. However, the P/E might be quite high for a reason and it requires further investigation to determine if it's justified.

For example, consider that Turpaz Industries' financial performance has been poor lately as it's earnings have been in decline. One possibility is that the P/E is high because investors think the company will still do enough to outperform the broader market in the near future. You'd really hope so, otherwise you're paying a pretty hefty price for no particular reason.

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TASE:TRPZ Price Based on Past Earnings March 17th 2022
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Does Growth Match The High P/E?

Turpaz Industries' P/E ratio would be typical for a company that's expected to deliver very strong growth, and importantly, perform much better than the market.

Retrospectively, the last year delivered a frustrating 40% decrease to the company's bottom line. However, a few very strong years before that means that it was still able to grow EPS by an impressive 53% in total over the last three years. Although it's been a bumpy ride, it's still fair to say the earnings growth recently has been more than adequate for the company.

This is in contrast to the rest of the market, which is expected to grow by 7.1% over the next year, materially lower than the company's recent medium-term annualised growth rates.

In light of this, it's understandable that Turpaz Industries' P/E sits above the majority of other companies. It seems most investors are expecting this strong growth to continue and are willing to pay more for the stock.

The Bottom Line On Turpaz Industries' P/E

We'd say the price-to-earnings ratio's power isn't primarily as a valuation instrument but rather to gauge current investor sentiment and future expectations.

As we suspected, our examination of Turpaz Industries revealed its three-year earnings trends are contributing to its high P/E, given they look better than current market expectations. Right now shareholders are comfortable with the P/E as they are quite confident earnings aren't under threat. If recent medium-term earnings trends continue, it's hard to see the share price falling strongly in the near future under these circumstances.

You should always think about risks. Case in point, we've spotted 1 warning sign for Turpaz Industries you should be aware of.

Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking at a few good candidates. So take a peek at this free list of companies with a strong growth track record, trading on a P/E below 20x.

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