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Here's What TVS Electronics' (NSE:TVSELECT) Strong Returns On Capital Mean

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If you're not sure where to start when looking for the next multi-bagger, there are a few key trends you should keep an eye out for. 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. That's why when we briefly looked at TVS Electronics' (NSE:TVSELECT) ROCE trend, we were very happy with what we saw.

What Is Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)?

For those that aren't sure what ROCE is, it measures the amount of pre-tax profits a company can generate from the capital employed in its business. Analysts use this formula to calculate it for TVS Electronics:

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

0.20 = ₹215m ÷ (₹2.2b - ₹1.1b) (Based on the trailing twelve months to September 2022).

So, TVS Electronics has an ROCE of 20%. That's a fantastic return and not only that, it outpaces the average of 9.3% earned by companies in a similar industry.

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NSEI:TVSELECT Return on Capital Employed February 2nd 2023

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 TVS Electronics, check out these free graphs here.

What The Trend Of ROCE Can Tell Us

It's hard not to be impressed by TVS Electronics' returns on capital. The company has employed 38% more capital in the last five years, and the returns on that capital have remained stable at 20%. Now considering ROCE is an attractive 20%, 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, TVS Electronics has done well to reduce current liabilities to 51% of total assets over the last five years. Effectively suppliers now fund less of the business, which can lower some elements of risk. Although because current liabilities are still 51%, some of that risk is still prevalent.

The Key Takeaway

TVS Electronics has demonstrated its proficiency by generating high returns on increasing amounts of capital employed, which we're thrilled about. However, over the last five years, the stock has only delivered a 6.0% return to shareholders who held over that period. So to determine if TVS Electronics is a multi-bagger going forward, we'd suggest digging deeper into the company's other fundamentals.

TVS Electronics does come with some risks though, we found 3 warning signs in our investment analysis, and 1 of those is concerning...

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