Jumbo Interactive (ASX:JIN) Is Aiming To Keep Up Its Impressive Returns

Simply Wall St
April 07, 2022
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There are a few key trends to look for if we want to identify the next multi-bagger. Ideally, a business will show two trends; firstly a growing return on capital employed (ROCE) and secondly, an increasing amount of capital employed. If you see this, it typically means it's a company with a great business model and plenty of profitable reinvestment opportunities. Ergo, when we looked at the ROCE trends at Jumbo Interactive (ASX:JIN), we liked what we saw.

Return On Capital Employed (ROCE): What is it?

For those who don't know, ROCE is a measure of a company's yearly pre-tax profit (its return), relative to the capital employed in the business. To calculate this metric for Jumbo Interactive, this is the formula:

Return on Capital Employed = Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) ÷ (Total Assets - Current Liabilities)

0.46 = AU$44m ÷ (AU$123m - AU$27m) (Based on the trailing twelve months to December 2021).

So, Jumbo Interactive has an ROCE of 46%. In absolute terms that's a great return and it's even better than the Hospitality industry average of 9.1%.

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ASX:JIN Return on Capital Employed April 7th 2022

Above you can see how the current ROCE for Jumbo Interactive compares to its prior returns on capital, but there's only so much you can tell from the past. If you'd like to see what analysts are forecasting going forward, you should check out our free report for Jumbo Interactive.

So How Is Jumbo Interactive's ROCE Trending?

It's hard not to be impressed by Jumbo Interactive's returns on capital. The company has consistently earned 46% for the last five years, and the capital employed within the business has risen 277% in that time. Now considering ROCE is an attractive 46%, this combination is actually pretty appealing because it means the business can consistently put money to work and generate these high returns. If Jumbo Interactive can keep this up, we'd be very optimistic about its future.

On a side note, Jumbo Interactive has done well to reduce current liabilities to 22% of total assets over the last five years. This can eliminate some of the risks inherent in the operations because the business has less outstanding obligations to their suppliers and or short-term creditors than they did previously.

In Conclusion...

In short, we'd argue Jumbo Interactive has the makings of a multi-bagger since its been able to compound its capital at very profitable rates of return. And long term investors would be thrilled with the 1,078% return they've received over the last five years. So while investors seem to be recognizing these promising trends, we still believe the stock deserves further research.

Like most companies, Jumbo Interactive does come with some risks, and we've found 1 warning sign that you should be aware of.

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