Teck Resources Limited Just Missed Earnings – But Analysts Have Updated Their Models

Teck Resources Limited (TSE:TECK.B) just released its latest quarterly report and things are not looking great. Results showed a clear earnings miss, with CA$4.0b revenue coming in 6.5% lower than what the analystsexpected. Statutory earnings per share (EPS) of CA$0.65 missed the mark badly, arriving some 26% below what was expected. This is an important time for investors, as they can track a company's performance in its report, look at what experts are forecasting for next year, and see if there has been any change to expectations for the business. So we collected the latest post-earnings statutory consensus estimates to see what could be in store for next year.

Check out our latest analysis for Teck Resources

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Taking into account the latest results, the consensus forecast from Teck Resources' ten analysts is for revenues of CA$15.8b in 2024. This reflects a satisfactory 4.0% improvement in revenue compared to the last 12 months. Statutory earnings per share are predicted to bounce 60% to CA$4.97. Before this earnings report, the analysts had been forecasting revenues of CA$16.9b and earnings per share (EPS) of CA$5.21 in 2024. It's pretty clear that pessimism has reared its head after the latest results, leading to a weaker revenue outlook and a small dip in earnings per share estimates.

The analysts made no major changes to their price target of CA$68.17, suggesting the downgrades are not expected to have a long-term impact on Teck Resources' valuation. Fixating on a single price target can be unwise though, since the consensus target is effectively the average of analyst price targets. As a result, some investors like to look at the range of estimates to see if there are any diverging opinions on the company's valuation. Currently, the most bullish analyst values Teck Resources at CA$88.00 per share, while the most bearish prices it at CA$45.00. This is a fairly broad spread of estimates, suggesting that analysts are forecasting a wide range of possible outcomes for the business.

Another way we can view these estimates is in the context of the bigger picture, such as how the forecasts stack up against past performance, and whether forecasts are more or less bullish relative to other companies in the industry. It's pretty clear that there is an expectation that Teck Resources' revenue growth will slow down substantially, with revenues to the end of 2024 expected to display 5.4% growth on an annualised basis. This is compared to a historical growth rate of 8.9% over the past five years. By way of comparison, the other companies in this industry with analyst coverage are forecast to grow their revenue at 14% per year. So it's pretty clear that, while revenue growth is expected to slow down, the wider industry is also expected to grow faster than Teck Resources.

The Bottom Line

The most important thing to take away is that the analysts downgraded their earnings per share estimates, showing that there has been a clear decline in sentiment following these results. Unfortunately, they also downgraded their revenue estimates, and our data indicates underperformance compared to the wider industry. Even so, earnings per share are more important to the intrinsic value of the business. The consensus price target held steady at CA$68.17, with the latest estimates not enough to have an impact on their price targets.

Following on from that line of thought, we think that the long-term prospects of the business are much more relevant than next year's earnings. At Simply Wall St, we have a full range of analyst estimates for Teck Resources going out to 2026, and you can see them free on our platform here..

However, before you get too enthused, we've discovered 2 warning signs for Teck Resources (1 makes us a bit uncomfortable!) that you should be aware of.

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Matt Earle

Matthew Earle is the Founder of MiningFeeds. In 2005, Matt founded MiningNerds.com to provide data and information to the mining investment community. This site was merged with Highgrade Review to form MiningFeeds. Matt has a B.Sc. degree with a minor in geology from the University of Toronto.

By Matt Earle

Matthew Earle is the Founder of MiningFeeds. In 2005, Matt founded MiningNerds.com to provide data and information to the mining investment community. This site was merged with Highgrade Review to form MiningFeeds. Matt has a B.Sc. degree with a minor in geology from the University of Toronto.

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