Raval ACS (TLV:RVL) Is Achieving High Returns On Its Capital

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Simply Wall St
Published
November 21, 2021
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If you're looking for a multi-bagger, there's a few things to keep an eye out for. 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. Ultimately, this demonstrates that it's a business that is reinvesting profits at increasing rates of return. With that in mind, the ROCE of Raval ACS (TLV:RVL) looks great, so lets see what the trend can tell us.

Understanding Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)

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. To calculate this metric for Raval ACS, this is the formula:

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

0.21 = €33m ÷ (€273m - €115m) (Based on the trailing twelve months to June 2021).

Thus, Raval ACS has an ROCE of 21%. In absolute terms that's a great return and it's even better than the Auto Components industry average of 8.2%.

View our latest analysis for Raval ACS

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TASE:RVL Return on Capital Employed November 22nd 2021

While the past is not representative of the future, it can be helpful to know how a company has performed historically, which is why we have this chart above. If you want to delve into the historical earnings, revenue and cash flow of Raval ACS, check out these free graphs here.

So How Is Raval ACS' ROCE Trending?

We like the trends that we're seeing from Raval ACS. The data shows that returns on capital have increased substantially over the last five years to 21%. The amount of capital employed has increased too, by 90%. So we're very much inspired by what we're seeing at Raval ACS thanks to its ability to profitably reinvest capital.

On a separate but related note, it's important to know that Raval ACS has a current liabilities to total assets ratio of 42%, which we'd consider pretty high. This can bring about some risks because the company is basically operating with a rather large reliance on its suppliers or other sorts of short-term creditors. Ideally we'd like to see this reduce as that would mean fewer obligations bearing risks.

Our Take On Raval ACS' ROCE

A company that is growing its returns on capital and can consistently reinvest in itself is a highly sought after trait, and that's what Raval ACS has. Astute investors may have an opportunity here because the stock has declined 11% in the last five years. So researching this company further and determining whether or not these trends will continue seems justified.

One more thing to note, we've identified 2 warning signs with Raval ACS and understanding these should be part of your investment process.

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