Returns At Pashupati Cotspin (NSE:PASHUPATI) Appear To Be Weighed Down

Simply Wall St
April 15, 2022
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To find a multi-bagger stock, what are the underlying trends we should look for in a business? Firstly, we'd want to identify a growing return on capital employed (ROCE) and then alongside that, an ever-increasing base of capital employed. This shows us that it's a compounding machine, able to continually reinvest its earnings back into the business and generate higher returns. That's why when we briefly looked at Pashupati Cotspin's (NSE:PASHUPATI) ROCE trend, we were pretty happy with what we saw.

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

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 Pashupati Cotspin is:

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

0.16 = ₹240m ÷ (₹2.9b - ₹1.4b) (Based on the trailing twelve months to September 2021).

Therefore, Pashupati Cotspin has an ROCE of 16%. That's a relatively normal return on capital, and it's around the 14% generated by the Luxury industry.

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NSEI:PASHUPATI Return on Capital Employed April 15th 2022

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 Pashupati Cotspin, check out these free graphs here.

What Can We Tell From Pashupati Cotspin's ROCE Trend?

While the returns on capital are good, they haven't moved much. The company has consistently earned 16% for the last five years, and the capital employed within the business has risen 56% in that time. Since 16% is a moderate ROCE though, it's good to see a business can continue to reinvest at these decent rates of return. Stable returns in this ballpark can be unexciting, but if they can be maintained over the long run, they often provide nice rewards to shareholders.

Another point to note, we noticed the company has increased current liabilities over the last five years. This is intriguing because if current liabilities hadn't increased to 48% of total assets, this reported ROCE would probably be less than16% because total capital employed would be higher.The 16% ROCE could be even lower if current liabilities weren't 48% of total assets, because the the formula would show a larger base of total capital employed. Additionally, this high level of current liabilities isn't ideal because it means the company's suppliers (or short-term creditors) are effectively funding a large portion of the business.

The Bottom Line On Pashupati Cotspin's ROCE

The main thing to remember is that Pashupati Cotspin has proven its ability to continually reinvest at respectable rates of return. And the stock has followed suit returning a meaningful 93% to shareholders over the last three years. So while investors seem to be recognizing these promising trends, we still believe the stock deserves further research.

On a final note, we found 5 warning signs for Pashupati Cotspin (2 can't be ignored) you should be aware of.

While Pashupati Cotspin may not currently earn the highest returns, we've compiled a list of companies that currently earn more than 25% return on equity. Check out this free list here.

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