Should You Be Happy With Future Enterprises Limited’s (NSE:FELDVR) Performance Lately?

Improvement in profitability and outperformance against the industry can be important characteristics in a stock for some investors. Below, I will assess Future Enterprises Limited’s (NSEI:FELDVR) track record on a high level, to give you some insight into how the company has been performing against its historical trend and its industry peers. Check out our latest analysis for Future Enterprises

How Well Did FELDVR Perform?

To account for any quarterly or half-yearly updates, I use the ‘latest twelve-month’ data, which annualizes the most recent half-year data, or in some cases, the latest annual report is already the most recent financial year data. This blend allows me to assess different stocks on a more comparable basis, using the most relevant data points. For Future Enterprises, its most recent bottom-line (trailing twelve month) is ₹350.00M, which, against the previous year’s level, has fallen by -1.58%. Since these figures are somewhat short-term, I’ve calculated an annualized five-year figure for Future Enterprises’s net income, which stands at ₹1.15B This means Future Enterprises’s average annual earnings have historically been higher, which indicates a falling trend in earnings.

NSEI:FELDVR Income Statement Apr 24th 18
NSEI:FELDVR Income Statement Apr 24th 18
What could be happening here? Well, let’s look at what’s going on with margins and if the rest of the industry is experiencing the hit as well. Although revenue growth in the last couple of years, has been negative, earnings growth has been falling by even more, implying that Future Enterprises has been growing its expenses. This harms margins and earnings, and is not a sustainable practice. Scanning growth from a sector-level, the IN industrials industry has been enduring some headwinds over the prior year, leading to average earnings dropping by more than half. This is a a strong change, given that the industry has been delivering a relatively flat growth rate over the last couple of years. This means that whatever recent headwind the industry is experiencing, Future Enterprises is relatively better-cushioned than its peers.

What does this mean?

Though Future Enterprises’s past data is helpful, it is only one aspect of my investment thesis. In some cases, companies that endure a drawn out period of decline in earnings are undergoing some sort of reinvestment phase Though if the entire industry is struggling to grow over time, it may be a signal of a structural shift, which makes Future Enterprises and its peers a higher risk investment. You should continue to research Future Enterprises to get a more holistic view of the stock by looking at:

  1. Financial Health: Is FELDVR’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 31 March 2017. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.