Some Investors May Be Worried About Yik Wo International Holdings' (HKG:8659) Returns On Capital

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Simply Wall St
Published
May 13, 2022
SEHK:8659
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To find a multi-bagger stock, what are the underlying trends we should look for in a business? In a perfect world, we'd like to see a company investing more capital into its business and ideally the returns earned from that capital are also increasing. Put simply, these types of businesses are compounding machines, meaning they are continually reinvesting their earnings at ever-higher rates of return. Having said that, while the ROCE is currently high for Yik Wo International Holdings (HKG:8659), we aren't jumping out of our chairs because returns are decreasing.

Return On Capital Employed (ROCE): What is it?

For those that aren't sure what ROCE is, it measures the amount of pre-tax profits a company can generate from the capital employed in its business. The formula for this calculation on Yik Wo International Holdings is:

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

0.28 = CN¥48m ÷ (CN¥201m - CN¥33m) (Based on the trailing twelve months to December 2021).

Therefore, Yik Wo International Holdings has an ROCE of 28%. That's a fantastic return and not only that, it outpaces the average of 9.9% earned by companies in a similar industry.

Check out our latest analysis for Yik Wo International Holdings

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SEHK:8659 Return on Capital Employed May 13th 2022

Historical performance is a great place to start when researching a stock so above you can see the gauge for Yik Wo International Holdings' ROCE against it's prior returns. If you'd like to look at how Yik Wo International Holdings has performed in the past in other metrics, you can view this free graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow.

How Are Returns Trending?

In terms of Yik Wo International Holdings' historical ROCE movements, the trend isn't fantastic. To be more specific, while the ROCE is still high, it's fallen from 47% where it was four years ago. However, given capital employed and revenue have both increased it appears that the business is currently pursuing growth, at the consequence of short term returns. If these investments prove successful, this can bode very well for long term stock performance.

The Key Takeaway

While returns have fallen for Yik Wo International Holdings in recent times, we're encouraged to see that sales are growing and that the business is reinvesting in its operations. And the stock has followed suit returning a meaningful 47% to shareholders over the last year. So should these growth trends continue, we'd be optimistic on the stock going forward.

On a final note, we've found 3 warning signs for Yik Wo International Holdings that we think you should be aware of.

Yik Wo International Holdings is not the only stock earning high returns. If you'd like to see more, check out our free list of companies earning high returns on equity with solid fundamentals.

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