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Is Hygeia Healthcare Holdings' Stock Performance A Reflection Of Financial Strengths?
Hygeia Healthcare Holdings (HKG:6078) has had a great run on the share market with its stock up by a significant 90% over the last three months. Given that the market rewards strong financials in the long-term, we wonder if that is the case in this instance. In this article, we decided to focus on Hygeia Healthcare Holdings' ROE.
Return on equity or ROE is an important factor to be considered by a shareholder because it tells them how effectively their capital is being reinvested. Put another way, it reveals the company's success at turning shareholder investments into profits.
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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 Hygeia Healthcare Holdings is:
10% = CN¥476m ÷ CN¥4.7b (Based on the trailing twelve months to June 2022).
The 'return' is the profit over the last twelve months. So, this means that for every HK$1 of its shareholder's investments, the company generates a profit of HK$0.10.
What Is The Relationship Between ROE And Earnings Growth?
Thus far, we have learned that ROE measures how efficiently a company is generating its profits. 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 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.
Hygeia Healthcare Holdings' Earnings Growth And 10% ROE
To begin with, Hygeia Healthcare Holdings seems to have a respectable ROE. On comparing with the average industry ROE of 8.3% the company's ROE looks pretty remarkable. This probably laid the ground for Hygeia Healthcare Holdings' significant 63% net income growth seen over the past five years. However, there could also be other causes behind this growth. For example, it is possible that the company's management has made some good strategic decisions, or that the company has a low payout ratio.
We then compared Hygeia Healthcare Holdings' 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 13% in the same period.
The basis for attaching value to a company is, to a great extent, tied to its earnings growth. 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. Has the market priced in the future outlook for 6078? You can find out in our latest intrinsic value infographic research report.
Is Hygeia Healthcare Holdings Using Its Retained Earnings Effectively?
While the company did pay out a portion of its dividend in the past, it currently doesn't pay a dividend. This is likely what's driving the high earnings growth number discussed above.
On the whole, we feel that Hygeia Healthcare Holdings' performance has been quite good. In particular, it's great to see that the company is investing heavily into its business and along with a high rate of return, that has resulted in a sizeable growth in its earnings. With that said, the latest industry analyst forecasts reveal that the company's earnings growth is expected to slow down. To know more about the company's future earnings growth forecasts take a look at this free report on analyst forecasts for the company to find out more.
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Hygeia Healthcare Holdings
Hygeia Healthcare Holdings Co., Limited operates as an oncology healthcare company in the People's Republic of China.
Flawless balance sheet with reasonable growth potential.