Here's What To Make Of Olvi Oyj's (HEL:OLVAS) Decelerating Rates Of Return

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Simply Wall St
Published
February 18, 2022
HLSE:OLVAS
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There are a few key trends to look for if we want to identify the next multi-bagger. One common approach is to try and find a company with returns on capital employed (ROCE) that are increasing, in conjunction with a growing amount of capital employed. Put simply, these types of businesses are compounding machines, meaning they are continually reinvesting their earnings at ever-higher rates of return. With that in mind, the ROCE of Olvi Oyj (HEL:OLVAS) looks decent, right now, so lets see what the trend of returns can tell us.

What is Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)?

Just to clarify if you're unsure, ROCE is a metric for evaluating how much pre-tax income (in percentage terms) a company earns on the capital invested in its business. Analysts use this formula to calculate it for Olvi Oyj:

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

0.19 = €59m ÷ (€490m - €173m) (Based on the trailing twelve months to December 2021).

Therefore, Olvi Oyj has an ROCE of 19%. On its own, that's a standard return, however it's much better than the 9.7% generated by the Beverage industry.

See our latest analysis for Olvi Oyj

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HLSE:OLVAS Return on Capital Employed February 18th 2022

Above you can see how the current ROCE for Olvi Oyj 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 Olvi Oyj.

The Trend Of ROCE

While the current returns on capital are decent, they haven't changed much. The company has consistently earned 19% for the last five years, and the capital employed within the business has risen 42% in that time. 19% is a pretty standard return, and it provides some comfort knowing that Olvi Oyj has consistently earned this amount. Over long periods of time, returns like these might not be too exciting, but with consistency they can pay off in terms of share price returns.

The Key Takeaway

The main thing to remember is that Olvi Oyj has proven its ability to continually reinvest at respectable rates of return. Therefore it's no surprise that shareholders have earned a respectable 92% return if they held over the last five years. So while investors seem to be recognizing these promising trends, we still believe the stock deserves further research.

If you're still interested in Olvi Oyj it's worth checking out our FREE intrinsic value approximation to see if it's trading at an attractive price in other respects.

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