Since MasTec, Inc. ( NYSE:MTZ ) released its earnings in December 2018, analysts seem cautiously optimistic, with earnings expected to grow by 24% in the upcoming year, though this is noticeably lower than the historical 5-year average earnings growth of 31%. Currently with trailing-twelve-month earnings of US$260m, we can expect this to reach US$322m by 2020. In this article, I've outline a few earnings growth rates to give you a sense of the market sentiment for MasTec in the longer term. Readers that are interested in understanding the company beyond these figures should research its fundamentals here .
What can we expect from MasTec in the longer term?
The longer term expectations from the 9 analysts of MTZ is tilted towards the positive sentiment. Since forecasting becomes more difficult further into the future, broker analysts generally project out to around three years. To understand the overall trajectory of MTZ'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.
This results in an annual growth rate of 14% based on the most recent earnings level of US$260m to the final forecast of US$380m by 2022. EPS reaches $5.08 in the final year of forecast compared to the current $3.3 EPS today. In 2022, MTZ's profit margin will have expanded from 3.8% to 4.7%.
Future outlook is only one aspect when you're building an investment case for a stock. For MasTec, I've compiled three key factors you should look at:
- 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 MasTec 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 MasTec is currently mispriced by the market.
- Other High-Growth Alternatives : Are there other high-growth stocks you could be holding instead of MasTec? 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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