Some Investors May Be Worried About Magadh Sugar & Energy's (NSE:MAGADSUGAR) Returns On Capital

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Simply Wall St
Published
April 19, 2022
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If we want to find a potential multi-bagger, often there are underlying trends that can provide clues. In a perfect world, we'd like to see a company investing more capital into its business and ideally the returns earned from that capital are also increasing. This shows us that it's a compounding machine, able to continually reinvest its earnings back into the business and generate higher returns. In light of that, when we looked at Magadh Sugar & Energy (NSE:MAGADSUGAR) and its ROCE trend, we weren't exactly thrilled.

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

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. To calculate this metric for Magadh Sugar & Energy, this is the formula:

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

0.14 = ₹958m ÷ (₹11b - ₹4.3b) (Based on the trailing twelve months to December 2021).

Therefore, Magadh Sugar & Energy has an ROCE of 14%. That's a relatively normal return on capital, and it's around the 12% generated by the Food industry.

View our latest analysis for Magadh Sugar & Energy

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NSEI:MAGADSUGAR Return on Capital Employed April 19th 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'd like to look at how Magadh Sugar & Energy has performed in the past in other metrics, you can view this free graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow.

What Does the ROCE Trend For Magadh Sugar & Energy Tell Us?

When we looked at the ROCE trend at Magadh Sugar & Energy, we didn't gain much confidence. To be more specific, ROCE has fallen from 37% over the last five years. On the other hand, the company has been employing more capital without a corresponding improvement in sales in the last year, which could suggest these investments are longer term plays. It's worth keeping an eye on the company's earnings from here on to see if these investments do end up contributing to the bottom line.

In Conclusion...

In summary, Magadh Sugar & Energy is reinvesting funds back into the business for growth but unfortunately it looks like sales haven't increased much just yet. Investors must think there's better things to come because the stock has knocked it out of the park, delivering a 486% gain to shareholders who have held over the last three years. But if the trajectory of these underlying trends continue, we think the likelihood of it being a multi-bagger from here isn't high.

Magadh Sugar & Energy does come with some risks though, we found 5 warning signs in our investment analysis, and 1 of those is concerning...

While Magadh Sugar & Energy isn't earning the highest return, check out this free list of companies that are earning high returns on equity with solid balance sheets.

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