Why You Should Care About Gokul Agro Resources' (NSE:GOKULAGRO) Strong Returns On Capital

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Simply Wall St
Published
September 27, 2021
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To find a multi-bagger stock, what are the underlying trends we should look for in a business? Typically, we'll want to notice a trend of growing return on capital employed (ROCE) and alongside that, an expanding base of capital employed. If you see this, it typically means it's a company with a great business model and plenty of profitable reinvestment opportunities. Ergo, when we looked at the ROCE trends at Gokul Agro Resources (NSE:GOKULAGRO), we liked what we saw.

What is Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)?

Just to clarify if you're unsure, ROCE is a metric for evaluating how much pre-tax income (in percentage terms) a company earns on the capital invested in its business. The formula for this calculation on Gokul Agro Resources is:

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

0.31 = ₹1.2b ÷ (₹16b - ₹12b) (Based on the trailing twelve months to June 2021).

Therefore, Gokul Agro Resources has an ROCE of 31%. In absolute terms that's a great return and it's even better than the Food industry average of 12%.

View our latest analysis for Gokul Agro Resources

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NSEI:GOKULAGRO Return on Capital Employed September 28th 2021

Historical performance is a great place to start when researching a stock so above you can see the gauge for Gokul Agro Resources' ROCE against it's prior returns. If you're interested in investigating Gokul Agro Resources' past further, check out this free graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow.

What Can We Tell From Gokul Agro Resources' ROCE Trend?

Gokul Agro Resources deserves to be commended in regards to it's returns. Over the past five years, ROCE has remained relatively flat at around 31% and the business has deployed 81% more capital into its operations. Now considering ROCE is an attractive 31%, this combination is actually pretty appealing because it means the business can consistently put money to work and generate these high returns. You'll see this when looking at well operated businesses or favorable business models.

On a side note, Gokul Agro Resources' current liabilities are still rather high at 75% of total assets. This effectively means that suppliers (or short-term creditors) are funding a large portion of the business, so just be aware that this can introduce some elements of risk. Ideally we'd like to see this reduce as that would mean fewer obligations bearing risks.

The Bottom Line On Gokul Agro Resources' ROCE

In the end, the company has proven it can reinvest it's capital at high rates of returns, which you'll remember is a trait of a multi-bagger. On top of that, the stock has rewarded shareholders with a remarkable 168% return to those who've held over the last five years. So while the positive underlying trends may be accounted for by investors, we still think this stock is worth looking into further.

If you want to know some of the risks facing Gokul Agro Resources we've found 2 warning signs (1 makes us a bit uncomfortable!) that you should be aware of before investing here.

If you want to search for more stocks that have been earning high returns, check out this free list of stocks with solid balance sheets that are also earning high returns on equity.

This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. We provide commentary based on historical data and analyst forecasts only using an unbiased methodology and our articles are not intended to be financial advice. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. We aim to bring you long-term focused analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Simply Wall St has no position in any stocks mentioned.

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