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In December 2018, XP Power Limited (LON:XPP) announced its earnings update. Overall, analysts seem cautiously bearish, as a 3.2% rise in profits is expected in the upcoming year, against the higher past 5-year average growth rate of 12%. By 2020, we can expect XP Power’s bottom line to reach UK£31m, a jump from the current trailing-twelve-month of UK£30m. Below is a brief commentary around XP Power's earnings outlook going forward, which may give you a sense of market sentiment for the company. For those keen to understand more about other aspects of the company, you can research its fundamentals here.
Exciting times ahead?
The view from 4 analysts over the next three years 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. I've plotted out each year's earnings expectations and inserted a line of best fit to calculate an annual growth rate from the slope in order to understand the overall trajectory of XPP's earnings growth over these next few years.
From the current net income level of UK£30m and the final forecast of UK£38m by 2022, the annual rate of growth for XPP’s earnings is 7.7%. EPS reaches £1.99 in the final year of forecast compared to the current £1.58 EPS today. Margins are currently sitting at 15%, which is expected to expand to 17% by 2022.
Future outlook is only one aspect when you're building an investment case for a stock. For XP Power, there are three relevant aspects you should further research:
- 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.
- Valuation: What is XP Power 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 XP Power is currently mispriced by the market.
- Other High-Growth Alternatives : Are there other high-growth stocks you could be holding instead of XP Power? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large growth potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!
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