Was Sporting Clube de Braga – Futebol SAD’s (ELI:SCB) Earnings Growth Better Than The Industry’s?

Improvement in profitability and outperformance against the industry can be important characteristics in a stock for some investors. Below, I will assess Sporting Clube de Braga – Futebol SAD’s (ENXTLS:SCB) track record on a high level, to give you some insight into how the company has been performing against its historical trend and its industry peers. View our latest analysis for Sporting Clube de Braga – Futebol SAD

How SCB fared against its long-term earnings performance and its industry

I look at 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 method enables me to analyze different stocks on a similar basis, using the most relevant data points. For Sporting Clube de Braga – Futebol SAD, its most recent bottom-line (trailing twelve month) is €2.78M, which, relative to the previous year’s figure, has climbed up by 31.02%. Since these figures are somewhat nearsighted, I’ve calculated an annualized five-year figure for Sporting Clube de Braga – Futebol SAD’s net income, which stands at €1.19M This suggests that, generally, Sporting Clube de Braga – Futebol SAD has been able to steadily grow its profits over the past couple of years as well.

ENXTLS:SCB Income Statement May 11th 18
ENXTLS:SCB Income Statement May 11th 18
How has it been able to do this? Well, let’s take a look at if it is merely a result of industry tailwinds, or if Sporting Clube de Braga – Futebol SAD has experienced some company-specific growth. Over the past few years, Sporting Clube de Braga – Futebol SAD grew its bottom line faster than revenue by effectively controlling its costs. This has led to a margin expansion and profitability over time. Inspecting growth from a sector-level, the PT media industry has been growing its average earnings by double-digit 31.02% in the prior year, and 23.43% over the past five.

What does this mean?

Though Sporting Clube de Braga – Futebol SAD’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? You should continue to research Sporting Clube de Braga – Futebol SAD to get a more holistic view of the stock by looking at:

  1. Financial Health: Is SCB’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.
  2. 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 30 June 2017. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.