Assessing Norway Royal Salmon AS’s (OB:NRS) past track record of performance is a valuable exercise for investors. It enables us to reflect on whether the company has met or exceed expectations, which is a great indicator for future performance. Today I will assess NRS’s recent performance announced on 31 March 2019 and evaluate these figures to its longer term trend and industry movements.
Commentary On NRS’s Past Performance
NRS’s trailing twelve-month earnings (from 31 March 2019) of øre593m has jumped 15% compared to the previous year.
However, this one-year growth rate has been lower than its average earnings growth rate over the past 5 years of 21%, indicating the rate at which NRS is growing has slowed down. Why could this be happening? Well, let’s look at what’s transpiring with margins and if the entire industry is facing the same headwind.
In terms of returns from investment, Norway Royal Salmon has invested its equity funds well leading to a 25% return on equity (ROE), above the sensible minimum of 20%. Furthermore, its return on assets (ROA) of 15% exceeds the NO Food industry of 12%, indicating Norway Royal Salmon has used its assets more efficiently. And finally, its return on capital (ROC), which also accounts for Norway Royal Salmon’s debt level, has increased over the past 3 years from 18% to 22%. This correlates with a decrease in debt holding, with debt-to-equity ratio declining from 49% to 19% over the past 5 years.
What does this mean?
Though Norway Royal Salmon’s past data is helpful, it is only one aspect of my investment thesis. Positive growth and profitability are what investors like to see in a company’s track record, but how do we properly assess sustainability? I recommend you continue to research Norway Royal Salmon to get a better picture of the stock by looking at:
- Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for NRS’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for NRS’s outlook.
- Financial Health: Are NRS’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.
- 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 2019. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.
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