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Has G5 Entertainment AB (publ) (STO:G5EN) Improved Earnings Growth In Recent Times?

Jonathon Baker

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Examining G5 Entertainment AB (publ)’s (STO:G5EN) past track record of performance is a valuable exercise for investors. It enables us to understand whether the company has met or exceed expectations, which is a powerful signal for future performance. Below, I will assess G5EN’s latest performance announced on 31 December 2018 and weigh these figures against its longer term trend and industry movements.

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How G5EN fared against its long-term earnings performance and its industry

G5EN’s trailing twelve-month earnings (from 31 December 2018) of kr129m has jumped 44% compared to the previous year.

However, this one-year growth rate has been lower than its average earnings growth rate over the past 5 years of 66%, indicating the rate at which G5EN is growing has slowed down. What could be happening here? Well, let’s look at what’s transpiring with margins and whether the whole industry is facing the same headwind.

OM:G5EN Income Statement Export February 19th 19

In terms of returns from investment, G5 Entertainment has invested its equity funds well leading to a 37% return on equity (ROE), above the sensible minimum of 20%. Furthermore, its return on assets (ROA) of 24% exceeds the SE Entertainment industry of 8.9%, indicating G5 Entertainment has used its assets more efficiently. And finally, its return on capital (ROC), which also accounts for G5 Entertainment’s debt level, has increased over the past 3 years from 25% to 41%.

What does this mean?

G5 Entertainment’s track record can be a valuable insight into its earnings performance, but it certainly doesn’t tell the whole story. While G5 Entertainment has a good historical track record with positive growth and profitability, there’s no certainty that this will extrapolate into the future. I recommend you continue to research G5 Entertainment to get a more holistic view of the stock by looking at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for G5EN’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for G5EN’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Are G5EN’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.
  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 2018. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.

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