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Analysts Just Made A Major Revision To Their RWE Aktiengesellschaft (ETR:RWE) Revenue Forecasts

The latest analyst coverage could presage a bad day for RWE Aktiengesellschaft (ETR:RWE), with the analysts making across-the-board cuts to their statutory estimates that might leave shareholders a little shell-shocked. Revenue estimates were cut sharply as the analysts signalled a weaker outlook - perhaps a sign that investors should temper their expectations as well.

Following the downgrade, the consensus from 15 analysts covering RWE is for revenues of €27b in 2024, implying a painful 22% decline in sales compared to the last 12 months. Prior to the latest estimates, the analysts were forecasting revenues of €30b in 2024. It looks like forecasts have become a fair bit less optimistic on RWE, given the measurable cut to revenue estimates.

Check out our latest analysis for RWE

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These estimates are interesting, but it can be useful to paint some more broad strokes when seeing how forecasts compare, both to the RWE's past performance and to peers in the same industry. We would highlight that sales are expected to reverse, with a forecast 22% annualised revenue decline to the end of 2024. That is a notable change from historical growth of 28% over the last five years. Compare this with our data, which suggests that other companies in the same industry are, in aggregate, expected to see their revenue grow 7.4% per year. It's pretty clear that RWE's revenues are expected to perform substantially worse than the wider industry.

The Bottom Line

The most important thing to take away is that analysts cut their revenue estimates for this year. They're also anticipating slower revenue growth than the wider market. Overall, given the drastic downgrade to this year's forecasts, we'd be feeling a little more wary of RWE going forwards.

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