There's Been No Shortage Of Growth Recently For HusCompagniet's (CPH:HUSCO) Returns On Capital

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Simply Wall St
Published
March 18, 2022
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If we want to find a potential multi-bagger, often there are underlying trends that can provide clues. Typically, we'll want to notice a trend of growing return on capital employed (ROCE) and alongside that, an expanding base of capital employed. Ultimately, this demonstrates that it's a business that is reinvesting profits at increasing rates of return. So on that note, HusCompagniet (CPH:HUSCO) looks quite promising in regards to its trends of return on capital.

What is Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)?

If you haven't worked with ROCE before, it measures the 'return' (pre-tax profit) a company generates from capital employed in its business. The formula for this calculation on HusCompagniet is:

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

0.13 = kr.353m ÷ (kr.3.7b - kr.970m) (Based on the trailing twelve months to June 2021).

Thus, HusCompagniet has an ROCE of 13%. That's a relatively normal return on capital, and it's around the 12% generated by the Consumer Durables industry.

View our latest analysis for HusCompagniet

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CPSE:HUSCO Return on Capital Employed March 18th 2022

In the above chart we have measured HusCompagniet's prior ROCE against its prior performance, but the future is arguably more important. If you're interested, you can view the analysts predictions in our free report on analyst forecasts for the company.

What Can We Tell From HusCompagniet's ROCE Trend?

HusCompagniet is showing promise given that its ROCE is trending up and to the right. The figures show that over the last five years, ROCE has grown 65% whilst employing roughly the same amount of capital. Basically the business is generating higher returns from the same amount of capital and that is proof that there are improvements in the company's efficiencies. On that front, things are looking good so it's worth exploring what management has said about growth plans going forward.

Our Take On HusCompagniet's ROCE

To sum it up, HusCompagniet is collecting higher returns from the same amount of capital, and that's impressive. And given the stock has remained rather flat over the last year, there might be an opportunity here if other metrics are strong. That being the case, research into the company's current valuation metrics and future prospects seems fitting.

On a separate note, we've found 1 warning sign for HusCompagniet you'll probably want to know about.

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