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Based on Wacker Neuson SE's (FRA:WAC) earnings update in March 2019, the consensus outlook from analysts appear bearish, with profits predicted to drop by 17% next year compared with the past 5-year average growth rate of 12%. Currently with a trailing-twelve-month profit of €145m, the consensus growth rate suggests that earnings will drop to €120m by 2020. Below is a brief commentary around Wacker Neuson's earnings outlook going forward, which may give you a sense of market sentiment for the company. For those interested in more of an analysis of the company, you can research its fundamentals here.
How is Wacker Neuson going to perform in the near future?
Longer term expectations from the 6 analysts covering WAC’s stock is one of positive sentiment. Given that it becomes hard to forecast far into the future, broker analysts tend to project ahead roughly three years. To get an idea of the overall earnings growth trend for WAC, I’ve plotted out each year’s earnings expectations and inserted a line of best fit to determine an annual rate of growth from the slope of this line.
This results in an annual growth rate of 8.3% based on the most recent earnings level of €145m to the final forecast of €153m by 2022. This leads to an EPS of €2.25 in the final year of projections relative to the current EPS of €2.06. However, the expansion of the current 8.5% margin is not expected to be sustained, as it begins to contract to 7.8% by the end of 2022.
Future outlook is only one aspect when you're building an investment case for a stock. For Wacker Neuson, I've compiled three essential aspects you should further examine:
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- Valuation: What is Wacker Neuson 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 Wacker Neuson is currently mispriced by the market.
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