Internet Union SA’s (WSE:IUS) P/E Remains Up After 28% Share Price Bounce

Despite an already strong career, Internet Union SA Shares (WSE:IUS) have been on fire, gaining 28% over the past thirty days. The last 30 days bring the annual gain to a very steep 95%.

Given that its price has soared, given that almost half of Poland’s companies have price-to-earnings (or “P/E”) ratios below 12x, you can consider Internet Union a stock to avoid entirely with its 26.1x P/ E ratio. However, the P/E may be quite high for a reason and requires further research to determine if it is justified.

For example, consider that Internet Union’s financial performance has been poor lately, as its earnings have declined. Many may expect the company to still outperform most other companies over the next period, which has kept the P/E from sinking. If not, existing shareholders may be quite nervous about the viability of the share price.

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WSE:IUS price/earnings ratio vs industry May 8, 2024

We don’t have analyst forecasts, but you can see how recent trends are shaping the company for the future by checking out our free Internet Union’s earnings, revenue and cash flow report.

How is the growth trend of Internet Union?

There is an inherent assumption that a company would have to far outperform the market for P/E ratios like Internet Union to be considered reasonable.

If we look at the last year of profits, dishearteningly the company’s profits fell by up to 11%. Still, the past three years have seen an excellent 52% overall increase in EPS, despite its unsatisfactory short-term performance. Consequently, while they would have preferred to keep the run going, shareholders would likely welcome earnings growth rates in the medium term.

Weighing this recent medium-term earnings trajectory against the broader market’s one-year forecast of 9.0% expansion shows that it is noticeably more attractive on an annualized basis.

In light of this, it’s understandable that Internet Union’s P/E is above most other companies. Shareholders are presumably unwilling to unload something they believe will continue to outperform the stock market.

The key to take away

Internet Union’s stock has gotten some nice momentum lately, which has really inflated its P/E. Normally, we would caution against reading too much into price-to-earnings ratios when making investment decisions, even though it can reveal a lot about what other market participants think about the company.

We have established that Internet Union maintains its high P/E due to its recent three-year growth above the broader market forecast, as expected. At this stage, investors feel that the potential for earnings deterioration is not great enough to justify a lower P/E ratio. If recent medium-term earnings trends continue, it’s hard to see the share price falling sharply in the near future under these circumstances.

Before taking the next step, you should know the 4 Warning Signs for Internet Union (2 are a little worrying!) that we discovered.

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