Today I am looking at three FTSE 100 beauties expected to deliver stunning earnings growth in 2015 and beyond.
City brokers expect chipbuilder ARM Holdings (LSE: ARM) (NASDAQ: ARMH.US) to keep on churning out explosive earnings growth on the back of its portfolio of market-leading technology, a quality which has sealed its top-tier status to the world’s biggest gadget manufacturers like Apple. Current forecasts point to a 22% expansion in the bottom line this year, and an extra 20% advance is estimated for 2016.
At face value ARM Holdings may not be considered the most attractive stock available owing to stratospheric P/E multiples of 33.7 times and 27.8 times for 2015 and 2016 respectively, figures which also leave it prone to huge share price swings should earnings projections come under pressure.
But with revenues from in the critical smartphone market having improved following Apple’s exceptional iPhone launch during the autumn, and ARM Holdings expanding aggressively in the next-gen growth sectors of networking and servers, I believe that the firm is in exceptional shape to make good on analyst assumptions.
Budget airliner easyJet (LSE: EZJ) continues to benefit from bubbly demand from holidaymakers and business customers alike for cheap air travel. As has been seen in the UK grocery sector, consumers are now demanding more bang for their buck in the post-recession landscape, exacerbated by lasting economic pressure on travellers’ wallets.
Indeed, the carrier announced last week that passenger numbers leapt 6.5% during 2014 to 65.3 million, and easyJet’s ongoing route and airport-adding programme promises to keep earnings growth soaring in future years. Meanwhile a nosediving oil price should also looks likely to boost the bottom line in coming years.
The number crunchers expect easyJet to see earnings soar 11% in the 12 months ending September 2015, and a further 13% improvement is pencilled in for fiscal 2016. As a result the business changes hands on highly-attractive P/E multiples of 12.6 times and 11.3 times for 2015 and 2016 correspondingly.
Global insurance giant Prudential (LSE: PRU) (NYSE: PUK.US) looks set to benefit from its sprawling exposure to emerging markets, particularly those of Asia where product penetration remains relatively low yet rising disposable income levels continue to climb. Indeed, the business saw new business profit from the region jump 15% during January-September, to £775m.
Like easyJet, Prudential has a terrific record of generating year-on-year earnings growth, a trend which analysts see no signs of abating — the company is anticipated to see growth surge 14% in 2015, and a further 12% in 2016.
Consequently Prudential changes hands on a P/E of just 13.6 times for this year and 12.1 times for 2016. And the company’s excellent value for money is really underlined by a price to earnings to growth (PEG) multiple of just 1 through to the end of next year, bang on the watermark which indicates stupendous bang for one’s buck.
Royston Wild has no position in any shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ARM Holdings. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.