Mirza International (NSE:MIRZAINT) Will Be Hoping To Turn Its Returns On Capital Around

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Simply Wall St
Published
October 08, 2021
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What trends should we look for it we want to identify stocks that can multiply in value over the long term? Amongst other things, we'll want to see two things; firstly, a growing return on capital employed (ROCE) and secondly, an expansion in the company's amount of capital employed. Basically this means that a company has profitable initiatives that it can continue to reinvest in, which is a trait of a compounding machine. However, after briefly looking over the numbers, we don't think Mirza International (NSE:MIRZAINT) has the makings of a multi-bagger going forward, but let's have a look at why that may be.

Understanding Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)

If you haven't worked with ROCE before, it measures the 'return' (pre-tax profit) a company generates from capital employed in its business. The formula for this calculation on Mirza International is:

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

0.10 = ₹864m ÷ (₹12b - ₹3.1b) (Based on the trailing twelve months to June 2021).

Thus, Mirza International has an ROCE of 10.0%. In absolute terms, that's a low return but it's around the Luxury industry average of 12%.

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NSEI:MIRZAINT Return on Capital Employed October 9th 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 Mirza International, check out these free graphs here.

What Does the ROCE Trend For Mirza International Tell Us?

On the surface, the trend of ROCE at Mirza International doesn't inspire confidence. Over the last five years, returns on capital have decreased to 10.0% from 29% five years ago. Although, given both revenue and the amount of assets employed in the business have increased, it could suggest the company is investing in growth, and the extra capital has led to a short-term reduction in ROCE. And if the increased capital generates additional returns, the business, and thus shareholders, will benefit in the long run.

The Key Takeaway

In summary, despite lower returns in the short term, we're encouraged to see that Mirza International is reinvesting for growth and has higher sales as a result. However, despite the promising trends, the stock has fallen 27% over the last five years, so there might be an opportunity here for astute investors. As a result, we'd recommend researching this stock further to uncover what other fundamentals of the business can show us.

If you want to continue researching Mirza International, you might be interested to know about the 2 warning signs that our analysis has discovered.

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