What Should You Know About Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited’s (NYSE:TNP) Earnings Outlook?

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited’s (NYSE:TNP) most recent earnings announcement in December 2018 indicated company earnings became less negative compared to the previous year’s level – great news for investors Below, I’ve laid out key growth figures on how market analysts view Tsakos Energy Navigation’s earnings growth outlook over the next couple of years and whether the future looks brighter. I will be looking at earnings excluding extraordinary items to exclude one-off activities to get a better understanding of the underlying drivers of earnings.

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Market analysts’ prospects for this coming year seems buoyant, with earnings becoming less negative, generating -US$57.1m in 2020. However, earnings should fall off in the following year, before bouncing back up again to -US$58.3m in 2022.

NYSE:TNP Past and Future Earnings, May 24th 2019
NYSE:TNP Past and Future Earnings, May 24th 2019

While it is useful to be aware of the rate of growth each year relative to today’s figure, it may be more beneficial analyzing the rate at which the earnings are growing every year, on average. The advantage of this technique is that we can get a bigger picture of the direction of Tsakos Energy Navigation’s earnings trajectory over the long run, irrespective of near term fluctuations, fluctuate up and down. To compute this rate, I put 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 49%. This means that, we can expect Tsakos Energy Navigation will grow its earnings by 49% every year for the next few years.

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