What Should We Expect From Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.’s (NYSE:SWK) Earnings In The Next 12 Months?

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Based on Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.’s (NYSE:SWK) earnings update in December 2018, analyst consensus outlook appear vastly optimistic, as a 84% rise in profits is expected in the upcoming year, against the previous 5-year average growth rate of 9.3%. Currently with trailing-twelve-month earnings of US$645m, we can expect this to reach US$1.2b by 2020. In this article, I’ve outline a few earnings growth rates to give you a sense of the market sentiment for Stanley Black & Decker in the longer term. For those keen to understand more about other aspects of the company, you can research its fundamentals here.

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What can we expect from Stanley Black & Decker in the longer term?

The longer term view from the 18 analysts covering SWK is one of positive sentiment. Broker analysts tend to forecast up to three years ahead due to a lack of clarity around the business trajectory beyond this. To understand the overall trajectory of SWK’s earnings growth over these next fews years, I’ve fitted a line through these analyst earnings forecast to determine an annual growth rate from the slope.

NYSE:SWK Past and Future Earnings, February 22nd 2019
NYSE:SWK Past and Future Earnings, February 22nd 2019

By 2022, SWK’s earnings should reach US$1.5b, from current levels of US$645m, resulting in an annual growth rate of 18%. EPS reaches $10 in the final year of forecast compared to the current $4.33 EPS today. With a current profit margin of 4.6%, this movement will result in a margin of 9.8% by 2022.

Next Steps:

Future outlook is only one aspect when you’re building an investment case for a stock. For Stanley Black & Decker, there are three key factors you should further examine:

  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 Stanley Black & Decker 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 Stanley Black & Decker is currently mispriced by the market.
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