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Does Public Joint Stock Company Gazprom Gazoraspredelenie Rostov-na-Donu’s (MCX:RTGZ) Recent Track Record …

For investors with a long-term horizon, examining earnings trend over time and against industry peers is more insightful than looking at an earnings announcement in one point in time. Investors may find my commentary, albeit very high-level and brief, on Public Joint Stock Company Gazprom Gazoraspredelenie Rostov-na-Donu (MISX:RTGZ) useful as an attempt to give more color around how Gazprom Gazoraspredelenie Rostov-na-Donu is currently performing. View our latest analysis for Gazprom Gazoraspredelenie Rostov-na-Donu

Commentary On RTGZ’s Past Performance

I look at data from the most recent 12 months, which annualizes the most recent half-year data, or in some cases, the latest annual report is already the most recent financial year data. This allows me to examine different companies in a uniform manner using the most relevant data points. For Gazprom Gazoraspredelenie Rostov-na-Donu, its most recent trailing-twelve-month earnings is RUРУБ900.41M, which compared to the previous year’s figure, has jumped up by 14.28%. Since these values are somewhat short-term thinking, I’ve estimated an annualized five-year figure for RTGZ’s net income, which stands at RUРУБ766.94M This means that, generally, Gazprom Gazoraspredelenie Rostov-na-Donu has been able to increasingly improve its net income over the last couple of years as well.

MISX:RTGZ Income Statement Apr 6th 18
MISX:RTGZ Income Statement Apr 6th 18

What’s the driver of this growth? Well, let’s take a look at whether it is only owing to an industry uplift, or if Gazprom Gazoraspredelenie Rostov-na-Donu has seen some company-specific growth. Over the last few years, Gazprom Gazoraspredelenie Rostov-na-Donu top-line expansion has outstripped earnings and the growth rate of expenses. Though this brought about a margin contraction, it has cushioned Gazprom Gazoraspredelenie Rostov-na-Donu’s earnings contraction. Looking at growth from a sector-level, the RU gas utilities industry has been growing its average earnings by double-digit 15.92% over the past year, and a less exciting 5.69% over the past five years. This suggests that any tailwind the industry is enjoying, Gazprom Gazoraspredelenie Rostov-na-Donu has not been able to reap as much as its average peer.

What does this mean?

Though Gazprom Gazoraspredelenie Rostov-na-Donu’s past data is helpful, it is only one aspect of my investment thesis. While Gazprom Gazoraspredelenie Rostov-na-Donu has a good historical track record with positive growth and profitability, there’s no certainty that this will extrapolate into the future. I suggest you continue to research Gazprom Gazoraspredelenie Rostov-na-Donu to get a more holistic view of the stock by looking at:

  • 1. Financial Health: Is RTGZ’s operations financially sustainable? Balance sheets can be hard to analyze, which is why we’ve done it for you. Check out our financial health checks here.
  • 2. Valuation: What is RTGZ 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 RTGZ is currently mispriced by the market.
  • 3. Other High-Performing Stocks: Are there other stocks that provide better prospects with proven track records? Explore our free list of these great stocks here.

NB: Figures in this article are calculated using data from the trailing twelve months from 31 December 2017. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.

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