BG Group plc (BG), Bunzl plc (BNZL), John Wood Group PLC (WG): 3 More FTSE 100 Shares With High Forecast Growth

LONDON — BG Group plc (LON:BG)‘s  profits will soar as more oil and gas production comes onstream. Earnings per share is forecast to rise by 30% in 2013. Another 19% increase is expected next year. More modest dividend growth is expected, with the payout forecast to hit $0.31 in 2014.

BG Group plc

There is very little difference in the oil and gas that BG Group plc (LON:BG) produces versus other companies. This means that it has to take the price that is dictated by the global energy markets.

BG Group plc (LON:BG)’s future profits are thus dependent on the future price of energy, and there is little that they can do about it.

BG Group plc (LON:BG)’s forecast yield for the year is just 1.5%. That’s not much compensation for holding shares in a company exposed to factors beyond its control.

Bunzl
Bunzl plc (LON:BNZL) is one of the elite dozen FTSE 100 companies that has reported rising EPS and dividends year on year for the last five years. This record has seen the shares rewarded with a premium rating. Bunzl plc (LON:BNZL) shares are today trading at 20.5 times 2012 earnings.

More earnings growth is expected. Analysts have pencilled in EPS of 77.1 pence for 2013, rising to 81.8 pence the year after. The dividend is expected to be increased ahead of inflation this year and next. This pushes the 2014 yield on the shares to 2.6%.

While Bunzl plc (LON:BNZL) may look expensive today, any market decline could present an opportunity to buy a top-quality share at an average price.

John Wood Group
John Wood Group PLC (LON:WG) is an engineering services firm supplying expertise to the oil and gas industry. As such, its fortunes are aligned with the large producers’.

That has not stopped John Wood Group PLC (LON:WG) from rewarding its shareholders handsomely. The company’s dividend to shareholders has risen year on year for the last 10 years. Since 2007, the average rate of dividend increase has been 13.6%.

According to the consensus of analyst expectations, the market is forecasting 47% EPS growth this year, followed by a 13% rise in 2014. Despite the dividend increases in recent years, the payout is still well covered by earnings. A 24% dividend hike is expected this year, and a 14% rise for 2014.

If the growth is delivered, the shares look too cheap today on 11.0 times the 2014 estimate.

Buying shares in companies that can grow earnings ahead of economic growth could accelerate your wealth building.

The article 3 More FTSE 100 Shares With High Forecast Growth originally appeared on Fool.com.

David O’Hara does not own shares in any of companies mentioned. The Motley Fool has no position in any of the stocks mentioned.

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