Hemisphere Energy (CVE:HME) Is Looking To Continue Growing Its Returns On Capital

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Simply Wall St
Published
November 24, 2021
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If you're looking for a multi-bagger, there's a few things to keep an eye out for. Amongst other things, we'll want to see two things; firstly, a growing return on capital employed (ROCE) and secondly, an expansion in the company's amount of capital employed. Ultimately, this demonstrates that it's a business that is reinvesting profits at increasing rates of return. So on that note, Hemisphere Energy (CVE:HME) looks quite promising in regards to its trends of return on capital.

What is Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)?

For those that aren't sure what ROCE is, it measures the amount of pre-tax profits a company can generate from the capital employed in its business. To calculate this metric for Hemisphere Energy, this is the formula:

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

0.15 = CA$6.2m ÷ (CA$56m - CA$14m) (Based on the trailing twelve months to September 2021).

Therefore, Hemisphere Energy has an ROCE of 15%. On its own, that's a standard return, however it's much better than the 6.5% generated by the Oil and Gas industry.

See our latest analysis for Hemisphere Energy

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TSXV:HME Return on Capital Employed November 24th 2021

While the past is not representative of the future, it can be helpful to know how a company has performed historically, which is why we have this chart above. If you'd like to look at how Hemisphere Energy has performed in the past in other metrics, you can view this free graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow.

What Does the ROCE Trend For Hemisphere Energy Tell Us?

Hemisphere Energy has recently broken into profitability so their prior investments seem to be paying off. Shareholders would no doubt be pleased with this because the business was loss-making five years ago but is is now generating 15% on its capital. In addition to that, Hemisphere Energy is employing 46% more capital than previously which is expected of a company that's trying to break into profitability. This can tell us that the company has plenty of reinvestment opportunities that are able to generate higher returns.

The Key Takeaway

Long story short, we're delighted to see that Hemisphere Energy's reinvestment activities have paid off and the company is now profitable. Since the stock has returned a staggering 550% to shareholders over the last five years, it looks like investors are recognizing these changes. With that being said, we still think the promising fundamentals mean the company deserves some further due diligence.

Hemisphere Energy does have some risks, we noticed 5 warning signs (and 1 which is significant) we think you should know about.

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