Is Manaksia Steels Limited's (NSE:MANAKSTEEL) Recent Stock Performance Influenced By Its Fundamentals In Any Way?

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Simply Wall St
Published
April 11, 2022
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Most readers would already be aware that Manaksia Steels' (NSE:MANAKSTEEL) stock increased significantly by 11% over the past week. We wonder if and what role the company's financials play in that price change as a company's long-term fundamentals usually dictate market outcomes. In this article, we decided to focus on Manaksia Steels' ROE.

Return on Equity or ROE is a test of how effectively a company is growing its value and managing investors’ money. In simpler terms, it measures the profitability of a company in relation to shareholder's equity.

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How Is ROE Calculated?

The formula for return on equity is:

Return on Equity = Net Profit (from continuing operations) ÷ Shareholders' Equity

So, based on the above formula, the ROE for Manaksia Steels is:

13% = ₹316m ÷ ₹2.4b (Based on the trailing twelve months to September 2021).

The 'return' refers to a company's earnings over the last year. So, this means that for every ₹1 of its shareholder's investments, the company generates a profit of ₹0.13.

What Is The Relationship Between ROE And Earnings Growth?

We have already established that ROE serves as an efficient profit-generating gauge for a company's future earnings. Depending on how much of these profits the company reinvests or "retains", and how effectively it does so, we are then able to assess a company’s earnings growth potential. Assuming everything else remains unchanged, the higher the ROE and profit retention, the higher the growth rate of a company compared to companies that don't necessarily bear these characteristics.

Manaksia Steels' Earnings Growth And 13% ROE

When you first look at it, Manaksia Steels' ROE doesn't look that attractive. However, its ROE is similar to the industry average of 15%, so we won't completely dismiss the company. Looking at Manaksia Steels' exceptional 27% five-year net income growth in particular, we are definitely impressed. Given the slightly low ROE, it is likely that there could be some other aspects that are driving this growth. For example, it is possible that the company's management has made some good strategic decisions, or that the company has a low payout ratio.

We then compared Manaksia Steels' net income growth with the industry and we're pleased to see that the company's growth figure is higher when compared with the industry which has a growth rate of 19% in the same period.

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NSEI:MANAKSTEEL Past Earnings Growth April 11th 2022

Earnings growth is an important metric to consider when valuing a stock. The investor should try to establish if the expected growth or decline in earnings, whichever the case may be, is priced in. This then helps them determine if the stock is placed for a bright or bleak future. If you're wondering about Manaksia Steels''s valuation, check out this gauge of its price-to-earnings ratio, as compared to its industry.

Is Manaksia Steels Using Its Retained Earnings Effectively?

Manaksia Steels doesn't pay any dividend currently which essentially means that it has been reinvesting all of its profits into the business. This definitely contributes to the high earnings growth number that we discussed above.

Conclusion

Overall, we feel that Manaksia Steels certainly does have some positive factors to consider. Despite its low rate of return, the fact that the company reinvests a very high portion of its profits into its business, no doubt contributed to its high earnings growth. While we won't completely dismiss the company, what we would do, is try to ascertain how risky the business is to make a more informed decision around the company. You can see the 2 risks we have identified for Manaksia Steels by visiting our risks dashboard for free on our platform here.

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