|2023/02/07 / Erste Group Research|
Positive 4Q22 earnings season
Rating changes: Advanced Micro Devices, Exxon Mobil, Home Depot, Infineon, KBC Group, Salesforce.com, Starbucks, Bank of America , ConocoPhillips, Equinor, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Unilever, Waste Management
The stock market took the Fed's recent comments as "dovish" despite the U.S. rate hike. Recent positive surprises from purchasing managers' indices (China & Eurozone) prompted investors to increase risk appetite. The consensus forecast for global corporate sales growth in 2023 is +2.5% (y/y). Profits should increase slightly this year (2023e: +1.5% y/y).
We see upside potential in consensus forecasts for this year given the positive 4Q22 reporting season so far and the solid 2023 outlook from corporations. These revisions will have a positive impact on share prices, in our view.
Salesforce.com: Revenue growth of approx. 17% p.a. expected until 2026
Home Depot: Solid growth and stable margins, US housing market with upside potential
KBC Group: Very high profitability with ROE of 14%
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|Author||Erste Group Research|
|Product name||Recommendation List|
|Topic in focus||Equities|
|Economy in focus||Eurozone, Germany, Japan, United States|
|Currency in focus||Euro, US Dollar|
|Sector in focus||Automobiles & Parts, Banks, Basic Resources, Chemicals, Construction & Material, Financial Services, Food & Beverage, Health Care, Industrial Goods & Services, Insurance, Media, Oil & Gas, Personal & Household Goods, Retail, Technology, Telecommunications, Travel & Leisure, Utilities|
|Name||ISIN||# Erste Group products|
|Advanced Micro Devices||US0079031078||1|
|Amadeus IT Group||ES0109067019||0|
|Anheuser Busch Inbev||BE0974293251||0|
|Bank of America||US0605051046||1|
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