Is Groupimo S.A.’s (EPA:ALIMO) Recent Performance Tethered To Its Attractive Financial Prospects?

Most readers would already know that Groupimo’s (EPA:ALIMO) stock increased by 4.0% over the past month. Given its impressive performance, we decided to study the company’s key financial indicators as a company’s long-term fundamentals usually dictate market outcomes. Specifically, we decided to study Groupimo’s ROE in this article.

Return on equity or ROE is a key measure used to assess how efficiently a company’s management is utilizing the company’s capital. In short, ROE shows the profit each dollar generates with respect to its shareholder investments.

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How Do You Calculate Return On Equity?

The formula for ROE is:

Return on Equity = Net Profit (from continuing operations) ÷ Shareholders’ Equity

So, based on the above formula, the ROE for Groupimo is:

28% = €439k ÷ €1.6m (Based on the trailing twelve months to December 2019).

The ‘return’ refers to a company’s earnings over the last year. Another way to think of that is that for every €1 worth of equity, the company was able to earn €0.28 in profit.

What Has ROE Got To Do With Earnings Growth?

Thus far, we have learned that ROE measures how efficiently a company is generating its profits. We now need to evaluate how much profit the company reinvests or “retains” for future growth which then gives us an idea about the growth potential of the company. Generally speaking, other things being equal, firms with a high return on equity and profit retention, have a higher growth rate than firms that don’t share these attributes.

A Side By Side comparison of Groupimo’s Earnings Growth And 28% ROE

First thing first, we like that Groupimo has an impressive ROE. Additionally, the company’s ROE is higher compared to the industry average of 10% which is quite remarkable. This likely paved the way for the modest 19% net income growth seen by Groupimo over the past five years. growth

As a next step, we compared Groupimo’s net income growth with the industry and found that the company has a similar growth figure when compared with the industry average growth rate of 21% in the same period.

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ENXTPA:ALIMO Past Earnings Growth September 2nd 2020

Earnings growth is a huge factor in stock valuation. The investor should try to establish if the expected growth or decline in earnings, whichever the case may be, is priced in. Doing so will help them establish if the stock’s future looks promising or ominous. Is Groupimo fairly valued compared to other companies? These 3 valuation measures might help you decide.

Is Groupimo Using Its Retained Earnings Effectively?

Groupimo has a low three-year median payout ratio of 12%, meaning that the company retains the remaining 88% of its profits. This suggests that the management is reinvesting most of the profits to grow the business.

Conclusion

In total, we are pretty happy with Groupimo’s performance. Specifically, we like that the company is reinvesting a huge chunk of its profits at a high rate of return. This of course has caused the company to see substantial growth in its earnings. If the company continues to grow its earnings the way it has, that could have a positive impact on its share price given how earnings per share influence long-term share prices. Remember, the price of a stock is also dependent on the perceived risk. Therefore investors must keep themselves informed about the risks involved before investing in any company. To know the 3 risks we have identified for Groupimo visit our risks dashboard for free.

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