Will DNB ASA’s (OB:DNB) Earnings Grow In The Next Couple Of Years?

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DNB ASA’s (OB:DNB) latest earnings announcement in December 2018 showed that the business gained from a strong tailwind, leading to a double-digit earnings growth of 13%. Below, I’ve presented key growth figures on how market analysts view DNB’s earnings growth trajectory over the next couple of years and whether the future looks even brighter than the past. I will be looking at earnings excluding extraordinary items to exclude one-off activities to get a better understanding of the underlying drivers of earnings.

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Market analysts’ prospects for this coming year seems rather muted, with earnings climbing by a single digit 6.6%. The following year doesn’t look much more exciting, though earnings does reach øre25b in 2022.

OB:DNB Past and Future Earnings, February 22nd 2019
OB:DNB Past and Future Earnings, February 22nd 2019

While it’s helpful to be aware of the growth rate each year relative to today’s value, it may be more valuable determining the rate at which the business is growing on average every year. The pro of this approach is that we can get a bigger picture of the direction of DNB’s earnings trajectory over the long run, irrespective of near term fluctuations, be more volatile. To compute this rate, I’ve appended a line of best fit through analyst consensus of forecasted earnings. The slope of this line is the rate of earnings growth, which in this case is 1.6%. This means, we can expect DNB will grow its earnings by 1.6% every year for the next few years.

Next Steps:

For DNB, I’ve put together three essential aspects you should further examine:

  1. Financial Health: Does it have a healthy balance sheet? Take a look at our free balance sheet analysis with six simple checks on key factors like leverage and risk.
  2. Valuation: What is DNB 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 DNB is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other High-Growth Alternatives: Are there other high-growth stocks you could be holding instead of DNB? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large growth potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

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