Most readers would already be aware that M+S Hydraulic AD's (BUL:5MH) stock increased significantly by 21% over the past three months. Given the company's impressive performance, we decided to study its financial indicators more closely as a company's financial health over the long-term usually dictates market outcomes. Particularly, we will be paying attention to M+S Hydraulic AD's ROE today.
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 other words, it is a profitability ratio which measures the rate of return on the capital provided by the company's shareholders.
How Is ROE Calculated?
ROE can be calculated by using the formula:
Return on Equity = Net Profit (from continuing operations) ÷ Shareholders' Equity
So, based on the above formula, the ROE for M+S Hydraulic AD is:
16% = лв12m ÷ лв75m (Based on the trailing twelve months to September 2020).
The 'return' is the amount earned after tax over the last twelve months. That means that for every BGN1 worth of shareholders' equity, the company generated BGN0.16 in profit.
What Has ROE Got To Do With Earnings Growth?
We have already established that ROE serves as an efficient profit-generating gauge for a company's future earnings. 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. Assuming all else is equal, companies that have both a higher return on equity and higher profit retention are usually the ones that have a higher growth rate when compared to companies that don't have the same features.
M+S Hydraulic AD's Earnings Growth And 16% ROE
To start with, M+S Hydraulic AD's ROE looks acceptable. Especially when compared to the industry average of 9.1% the company's ROE looks pretty impressive. Probably as a result of this, M+S Hydraulic AD was able to see a decent growth of 5.4% over the last five years.
Next, on comparing with the industry net income growth, we found that M+S Hydraulic AD's growth is quite high when compared to the industry average growth of 1.6% in the same period, which is great to see.
Earnings growth is a huge factor in stock valuation. It’s important for an investor to know whether the market has priced in the company's expected earnings growth (or decline). This then helps them determine if the stock is placed for a bright or bleak future. If you're wondering about M+S Hydraulic AD's's valuation, check out this gauge of its price-to-earnings ratio, as compared to its industry.
Is M+S Hydraulic AD Efficiently Re-investing Its Profits?
While the company did pay out a portion of its dividend in the past, it currently doesn't pay a dividend. We infer that the company has been reinvesting all of its profits to grow its business.
In total, we are pretty happy with M+S Hydraulic AD's performance. Especially the high ROE, Which has contributed to the impressive growth seen in earnings. Despite the company reinvesting only a small portion of its profits, it still has managed to grow its earnings so that is appreciable. So far, we've only made a quick discussion around the company's earnings growth. You can do your own research on M+S Hydraulic AD and see how it has performed in the past by looking at this FREE detailed graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flows.
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