Interested In SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge (OB:NONG)? Here’s What Its Recent Performance Looks Like

Examining how SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge (OB:NONG) is performing as a company requires looking at more than just a years’ earnings. Below, I will run you through a simple sense check to build perspective on how SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge is doing by comparing its most recent earnings with its historical trend, in addition to the performance of its banks industry peers. See our latest analysis for SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge

How Well Did NONG Perform?

For the most up-to-date info, I use data from the most recent 12 months, which annualizes the latest 6-month earnings release, or some times, the latest annual report is already the most recent financial data. This blend allows me to assess many different companies on a more comparable basis, using the latest information. For SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge, its most recent trailing-twelve-month earnings is ØRE669.00M, which, against the prior year’s figure, has jumped up by 11.69%. Given that these values may be somewhat myopic, I’ve calculated an annualized five-year value for SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge’s net income, which stands at ØRE609.29M This means on average, SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge has been able to consistently raise its net income over the past few years as well.

OB:NONG Income Statement May 25th 18
OB:NONG Income Statement May 25th 18
What’s the driver of this growth? Let’s take a look at whether it is merely because of industry tailwinds, or if SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge has experienced some company-specific growth. In the past few years, SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge top-line expansion has outstripped earnings and the growth rate of expenses. Though this has led to a margin contraction, it has moderated SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge’s earnings contraction. Looking at growth from a sector-level, the NO banks industry has been growing its average earnings by double-digit 11.17% over the past year, and a less exciting 7.45% over the last five years. This means that any uplift the industry is deriving benefit from, SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge is able to leverage this to its advantage.

What does this mean?

Though SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge’s past data is helpful, it is only one aspect of my investment thesis. Companies that have performed well in the past, such as SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge gives investors conviction. However, the next step would be to assess whether the future looks as optimistic. I suggest you continue to research SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge to get a more holistic view of the stock by looking at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for NONG’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for NONG’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Is NONG’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.
  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 31 March 2018. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.