Could The Market Be Wrong About Dantax A/S (CPH:DANT) Given Its Attractive Financial Prospects?

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Simply Wall St
Published
February 22, 2022
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It is hard to get excited after looking at Dantax's (CPH:DANT) recent performance, when its stock has declined 42% over the past month. But if you pay close attention, you might gather that its strong financials could mean that the stock could potentially see an increase in value in the long-term, given how markets usually reward companies with good financial health. Specifically, we decided to study Dantax's ROE in this article.

ROE or return on equity is a useful tool to assess how effectively a company can generate returns on the investment it received from its shareholders. In short, ROE shows the profit each dollar generates with respect to its shareholder investments.

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How Is ROE Calculated?

The formula for ROE is:

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

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

26% = kr.19m ÷ kr.75m (Based on the trailing twelve months to December 2021).

The 'return' is the profit over the last twelve months. Another way to think of that is that for every DKK1 worth of equity, the company was able to earn DKK0.26 in profit.

What Is The Relationship Between ROE And Earnings Growth?

So far, we've learned that ROE is a measure of a company's profitability. Based on how much of its profits the company chooses to reinvest or "retain", we are then able to evaluate a company's future ability to generate profits. Assuming everything else remains unchanged, the higher the ROE and profit retention, the higher the growth rate of a company compared to companies that don't necessarily bear these characteristics.

Dantax's Earnings Growth And 26% ROE

To begin with, Dantax has a pretty high ROE which is interesting. Secondly, even when compared to the industry average of 13% the company's ROE is quite impressive. So, the substantial 25% net income growth seen by Dantax over the past five years isn't overly surprising.

We then compared Dantax's net income growth with the industry and we're pleased to see that the company's growth figure is higher when compared with the industry which has a growth rate of 8.9% in the same period.

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CPSE:DANT Past Earnings Growth February 22nd 2022

Earnings growth is an important metric to consider when valuing a stock. It’s important for an investor to know whether the market has priced in the company's expected earnings growth (or decline). By doing so, they will have an idea if the stock is headed into clear blue waters or if swampy waters await. If you're wondering about Dantax's's valuation, check out this gauge of its price-to-earnings ratio, as compared to its industry.

Is Dantax Making Efficient Use Of Its Profits?

Dantax has a significant three-year median payout ratio of 72%, meaning the company only retains 28% of its income. This implies that the company has been able to achieve high earnings growth despite returning most of its profits to shareholders.

Besides, Dantax has been paying dividends over a period of five years. This shows that the company is committed to sharing profits with its shareholders.

Conclusion

Overall, we are quite pleased with Dantax's performance. In particular, its high ROE is quite noteworthy and also the probable explanation behind its considerable earnings growth. Yet, the company is retaining a small portion of its profits. Which means that the company has been able to grow its earnings in spite of it, so that's not too bad. So far, we've only made a quick discussion around the company's earnings growth. So it may be worth checking this free detailed graph of Dantax's past earnings, as well as revenue and cash flows to get a deeper insight into the company's performance.

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