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China Hanking Holdings Limited's (HKG:3788) Fundamentals Look Pretty Strong: Could The Market Be Wrong About The Stock?

It is hard to get excited after looking at China Hanking Holdings' (HKG:3788) recent performance, when its stock has declined 16% over the past three months. 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. In this article, we decided to focus on China Hanking 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 Do You Calculate Return On Equity?

The formula for return on equity is:

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

So, based on the above formula, the ROE for China Hanking Holdings is:

43% = CN¥355m ÷ CN¥831m (Based on the trailing twelve months to June 2020).

The 'return' is the amount earned after tax 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\$0.43.

What Has ROE Got To Do With 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 all else is equal, companies that have both a higher return on equity and higher profit retention are usually the ones that have a higher growth rate when compared to companies that don't have the same features.

A Side By Side comparison of China Hanking Holdings' Earnings Growth And 43% ROE

To begin with, China Hanking Holdings has a pretty high ROE which is interesting. Second, a comparison with the average ROE reported by the industry of 6.3% also doesn't go unnoticed by us. As a result, China Hanking Holdings' exceptional 64% net income growth seen over the past five years, doesn't come as a surprise.

We then compared China Hanking 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 24% in the same period.

The basis for attaching value to a company is, to a great extent, tied to its earnings growth. The investor should try to establish if the expected growth or decline in earnings, whichever the case may be, is priced in. This then helps them determine if the stock is placed for a bright or bleak future. Is China Hanking Holdings fairly valued compared to other companies? These 3 valuation measures might help you decide.

Is China Hanking Holdings Using Its Retained Earnings Effectively?

China Hanking Holdings has a really low three-year median payout ratio of 10%, meaning that it has the remaining 90% left over to reinvest into its business. So it seems like the management is reinvesting profits heavily to grow its business and this reflects in its earnings growth number.

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

Conclusion

On the whole, we feel that China Hanking 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. If the company continues to grow its earnings the way it has, that could have a positive impact on its share price given how earnings per share influence long-term share prices. Remember, the price of a stock is also dependent on the perceived risk. Therefore investors must keep themselves informed about the risks involved before investing in any company. You can see the 4 risks we have identified for China Hanking Holdings by visiting our risks dashboard for free on our platform here.

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