Property For Industry Limited (NZSE:PFI): What Can We Expect From This High Growth Stock?

Property For Industry Limited’s (NZSE:PFI) most recent earnings update in December 2017 showed that the business experienced a immense headwind with earnings falling by -58.12%. Below is my commentary, albeit very simple and high-level, on how market analysts view Property For Industry’s earnings growth trajectory over the next couple of years and whether the future looks brighter. I will be using net income excluding extraordinary items in order to exclude one-off volatility which I am not interested in. Check out our latest analysis for Property For Industry

Analysts’ outlook for this coming year seems rather muted, with earnings expanding by a single digit 0.78%. The following years do not look much more exciting, with earnings reaching NZ$54.00m in 2021, though growth rates are still positive relative to today’s bottom line value.

NZSE:PFI Future Profit June 21st 18
NZSE:PFI Future Profit June 21st 18

While it is useful to be aware of the growth each year relative to today’s level, it may be more valuable evaluating the rate at which the earnings are growing every year, on average. The advantage of this method is that it removes the impact of near term flucuations and accounts for the overarching direction of Property For Industry’s earnings trajectory over time, which may be more relevant for long term investors. 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 1.67%. This means that, we can anticipate Property For Industry will grow its earnings by 1.67% every year for the next few years.

Next Steps:

For Property For Industry, there are three essential aspects you should further research:

  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 PFI 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 PFI is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other High-Growth Alternatives: Are there other high-growth stocks you could be holding instead of PFI? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large growth potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!