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Coty Inc. forecasts growth despite EPS estimate cut

Published Nov 10, 2023 06:20AM ET
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In a recent financial update, beauty giant Coty (NYSE:COTY) Inc. has presented a mixed bag of expectations for the coming year. While the company's first-quarter revenue of $1.6 billion exceeded analyst predictions by 3.9%, there's a notable downward revision in earnings per share (EPS) for 2024, now anticipated to be $0.20 - a sharp 53% decline from previous estimates.

Despite this adjustment in EPS forecasts, analysts maintain a consensus price target of $12.75 for Coty's stock, with individual projections ranging between $10.00 and $17.00 per share. This indicates that the expected earnings decrease may not drastically affect Coty's market valuation.

Looking ahead, Coty's projected annual revenue growth rate of 6.8% through the end of 2024 is set to outpace its historical performance, which saw an average annual decline of 8.6% over the past five years. This optimistic revenue trajectory is also in line with the broader industry's expected growth rate of 6% annually.

InvestingPro Insights

Drawing from InvestingPro's real-time data and tips, it's clear that Coty's financial landscape offers both challenges and opportunities. First, let's consider the InvestingPro data. With a market cap of $8700 million and a P/E ratio of 22.7, Coty's valuation is solid. Over the last twelve months as of Q1 2024, the company has seen a revenue growth of 9.07% and a gross profit margin of 63.73%.

Turning to the InvestingPro Tips, there are some key insights to note. Despite the anticipated drop in net income this year, the company's revenue growth has been accelerating, and its consistently increasing earnings per share are impressive. This suggests that Coty is in a strong position to maintain its growth trajectory, even in the face of some short-term challenges.

It's also worth noting that while the stock price has fallen significantly over the last three months, analysts predict the company will be profitable this year and have been profitable over the last twelve months. This is an encouraging sign for potential investors.

These are just a couple of the tips available from InvestingPro, which offers a wealth of additional insights for those interested in a deeper analysis. With InvestingPro, you can access a wide range of real-time data and expert advice to help guide your investment decisions.

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Coty Inc. forecasts growth despite EPS estimate cut

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