How Does Geotrans SA.’s (WSE:GTS) Earnings Growth Stack Up Against Industry Performance?

For investors, increase in profitability and industry-beating performance can be essential considerations in an investment. Below, I will examine Geotrans SA.’s (WSE:GTS) track record on a high level, to give you some insight into how the company has been performing against its long term trend and its industry peers. Check out our latest analysis for Geotrans

Did GTS beat its long-term earnings growth trend and its industry?

I use the ‘latest twelve-month’ data, which either annualizes the most recent 6-month earnings update, or in some cases, the most recent annual report is already the latest available financial data. This blend enables me to assess various companies on a similar basis, using the most relevant data points. For Geotrans, its most recent trailing-twelve-month earnings is ZŁ2.52M, which, relative to last year’s level, has moved up by 24.34%. Given that these values may be fairly short-term thinking, I’ve computed an annualized five-year value for Geotrans’s earnings, which stands at ZŁ1.92M This shows that, on average, Geotrans has been able to consistently grow its net income over the last few years as well.

WSE:GTS Income Statement Mar 12th 18
WSE:GTS Income Statement Mar 12th 18
What’s the driver of this growth? Let’s take a look at if it is only because of an industry uplift, or if Geotrans has experienced some company-specific growth. The ascend in earnings seems to be driven by a solid top-line increase outstripping its growth rate of costs. Though this brought about a margin contraction, it has made Geotrans more profitable. Viewing growth from a sector-level, the PL commercial services industry has been relatively flat in terms of earnings growth in the previous year, settling down from a robust 12.67% over the previous five years. This suggests that whatever near-term headwind the industry is facing, the impact on Geotrans has been softer relative to its peers.

What does this mean?

Geotrans’s track record can be a valuable insight into its earnings performance, but it certainly doesn’t tell the whole story. While Geotrans has a good historical track record with positive growth and profitability, there’s no certainty that this will extrapolate into the future. I suggest you continue to research Geotrans to get a more holistic view of the stock by looking at the areas below. Just a heads up – to access some parts of the Simply Wall St research tool you might be asked to create a free account, but it takes just one click and the information they provide is definitely worth it in my opinion.

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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.