Should Weakness in Yoho Group Holdings Ltd.'s (HKG:2347) Stock Be Seen As A Sign That Market Will Correct The Share Price Given Decent Financials?
Yoho Group Holdings (HKG:2347) has had a rough three months with its share price down 18%. But if you pay close attention, you might find that its key financial indicators look quite decent, which could mean that the stock could potentially rise in the long-term given how markets usually reward more resilient long-term fundamentals. In this article, we decided to focus on Yoho Group Holdings' ROE.
Return on Equity or ROE is a test of how effectively a company is growing its value and managing investors’ money. In short, ROE shows the profit each dollar generates with respect to its shareholder investments.
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How To Calculate Return On Equity?
Return on equity 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 Yoho Group Holdings is:
7.7% = HK$20m ÷ HK$258m (Based on the trailing twelve months to September 2022).
The 'return' is the yearly profit. One way to conceptualize this is that for each HK$1 of shareholders' capital it has, the company made HK$0.08 in profit.
What Has ROE Got To Do With Earnings Growth?
So far, we've learned that ROE is a measure of a company's profitability. Depending on how much of these profits the company reinvests or "retains", and how effectively it does so, we are then able to assess a company’s earnings growth potential. 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 Yoho Group Holdings' Earnings Growth And 7.7% ROE
On the face of it, Yoho Group Holdings' ROE is not much to talk about. However, the fact that the company's ROE is higher than the average industry ROE of 2.5%, is definitely interesting. But then again, seeing that Yoho Group Holdings' net income shrunk at a rate of 8.6% in the past five years, makes us think again. Bear in mind, the company does have a slightly low ROE. It is just that the industry ROE is lower. Therefore, the decline in earnings could also be the result of this.
Next, when we compared with the industry, which has shrunk its earnings at a rate of 3.1% in the same period, we still found Yoho Group Holdings' performance to be quite bleak, because the company has been shrinking its earnings faster than the industry.
Earnings growth is a huge factor in stock valuation. The investor should try to establish if the expected growth or decline in earnings, whichever the case may be, is priced in. By doing so, they will have an idea if the stock is headed into clear blue waters or if swampy waters await. Is Yoho Group Holdings fairly valued compared to other companies? These 3 valuation measures might help you decide.
Is Yoho Group Holdings Using Its Retained Earnings Effectively?
Yoho Group Holdings doesn't pay any dividend, meaning that the company is keeping all of its profits, which makes us wonder why it is retaining its earnings if it can't use them to grow its business. It looks like there might be some other reasons to explain the lack in that respect. For example, the business could be in decline.
On the whole, we do feel that Yoho Group Holdings has some positive attributes. Although, we are disappointed to see a lack of growth in earnings even in spite of a moderate ROE and and a high reinvestment rate. We believe that there might be some outside factors that could be having a negative impact on the business. While we won't completely dismiss the company, what we would do, is try to ascertain how risky the business is to make a more informed decision around the company. You can see the 3 risks we have identified for Yoho Group Holdings by visiting our risks dashboard for free on our platform here.
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Yoho Group Holdings
Yoho Group Holdings Ltd. provides online and offline retail services in Hong Kong, the People’s Republic of China, and internationally.
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