What You Must Know About Goldiam International Limited's (BOM:526729) 5.49% ROE

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Simply Wall St
Published
June 13, 2018
BSE:526729

I am writing today to help inform people who are new to the stock market and want to begin learning the link between Goldiam International Limited (BOM:526729)’s return fundamentals and stock market performance.

Goldiam International Limited (BOM:526729) performed in line with its apparel, accessories and luxury goods industry on the basis of its ROE – producing a return of 5.49% relative to the peer average of 7.55% over the past 12 months. But what is more interesting is whether 526729 can sustain or improve on this level of return. I will take you through how metrics such as financial leverage impact ROE which may affect the overall sustainability of 526729's returns. Check out our latest analysis for Goldiam International

Breaking down Return on Equity

Firstly, Return on Equity, or ROE, is simply the percentage of last years’ earning against the book value of shareholders’ equity. It essentially shows how much the company can generate in earnings given the amount of equity it has raised. Investors seeking to maximise their return in the Apparel, Accessories and Luxury Goods industry may want to choose the highest returning stock. However, this can be deceiving as each company has varying costs of equity and debt levels, which could exaggeratedly push up ROE at the same time as accumulating high interest expense.

Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders Equity

ROE is measured against cost of equity in order to determine the efficiency of Goldiam International’s equity capital deployed. Its cost of equity is 13.55%. Given a discrepancy of -8.05% between return and cost, this indicated that Goldiam International may be paying more for its capital than what it’s generating in return. ROE can be broken down into three different ratios: net profit margin, asset turnover, and financial leverage. This is called the Dupont Formula:

Dupont Formula

ROE = profit margin × asset turnover × financial leverage

ROE = (annual net profit ÷ sales) × (sales ÷ assets) × (assets ÷ shareholders’ equity)

ROE = annual net profit ÷ shareholders’ equity

BSE:526729 Last Perf June 13th 18
BSE:526729 Last Perf June 13th 18

Essentially, profit margin shows how much money the company makes after paying for all its expenses. Asset turnover reveals how much revenue can be generated from Goldiam International’s asset base. Finally, financial leverage will be our main focus today. It shows how much of assets are funded by equity and can show how sustainable the company’s capital structure is. ROE can be inflated by disproportionately high levels of debt. This is also unsustainable due to the high interest cost that the company will also incur. Thus, we should look at Goldiam International’s debt-to-equity ratio to examine sustainability of its returns. The ratio currently stands at a sensible 9.99%, meaning Goldiam International has not taken on excessive debt to drive its returns. The company is able to produce profit growth without a huge debt burden and still has headroom to grow returns to industry average.

BSE:526729 Historical Debt June 13th 18
BSE:526729 Historical Debt June 13th 18

Next Steps:

ROE is a simple yet informative ratio, illustrating the various components that each measure the quality of the overall stock. Goldiam International exhibits a weak ROE against its peers, as well as insufficient levels to cover its own cost of equity this year. However, ROE is not likely to be inflated by excessive debt funding, giving shareholders more conviction in the sustainability of returns, which has headroom to increase further. Although ROE can be a useful metric, it is only a small part of diligent research.

For Goldiam International, there are three important factors you should further examine:

  1. Financial Health: Does it have a healthy balance sheet? Take a look at our free balance sheet analysis with six simple checks on key factors like leverage and risk.
  2. Valuation: What is Goldiam International worth today? Is the stock undervalued, even when its growth outlook is factored into its intrinsic value? The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether Goldiam International is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other High-Growth Alternatives : Are there other high-growth stocks you could be holding instead of Goldiam International? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large growth potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

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