Should Weakness in Aminologics Co.,Ltd.'s (KOSDAQ:074430) Stock Be Seen As A Sign That Market Will Correct The Share Price Given Decent Financials?

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Published
March 19, 2021
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With its stock down 7.9% over the past three months, it is easy to disregard AminologicsLtd (KOSDAQ:074430). But if you pay close attention, you might find that its key financial indicators look quite decent, which could mean that the stock could potentially rise in the long-term given how markets usually reward more resilient long-term fundamentals. Specifically, we decided to study AminologicsLtd's ROE in this article.

Return on equity or ROE is an important factor to be considered by a shareholder because it tells them how effectively their capital is being reinvested. Put another way, it reveals the company's success at turning shareholder investments into profits.

View our latest analysis for AminologicsLtd

How Do You Calculate Return On Equity?

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 AminologicsLtd is:

4.0% = ₩2.1b ÷ ₩54b (Based on the trailing twelve months to December 2020).

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 ₩0.04.

What Is The Relationship Between ROE And Earnings Growth?

So far, we've learned that ROE is a measure of a company's profitability. Based on how much of its profits the company chooses to reinvest or "retain", we are then able to evaluate a company's future ability to generate profits. Generally speaking, other things being equal, firms with a high return on equity and profit retention, have a higher growth rate than firms that don’t share these attributes.

AminologicsLtd's Earnings Growth And 4.0% ROE

It is hard to argue that AminologicsLtd's ROE is much good in and of itself. Even compared to the average industry ROE of 8.0%, the company's ROE is quite dismal. Although, we can see that AminologicsLtd saw a modest net income growth of 19% over the past five years. Therefore, the growth in earnings could probably have been caused by other variables. 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.

As a next step, we compared AminologicsLtd's net income growth with the industry, and pleasingly, we found that the growth seen by the company is higher than the average industry growth of 7.7%.

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KOSDAQ:A074430 Past Earnings Growth March 19th 2021

The basis for attaching value to a company is, to a great extent, tied to its earnings growth. What investors need to determine next is if the expected earnings growth, or the lack of it, is already built into the share price. This then helps them determine if the stock is placed for a bright or bleak future. One good indicator of expected earnings growth is the P/E ratio which determines the price the market is willing to pay for a stock based on its earnings prospects. So, you may want to check if AminologicsLtd is trading on a high P/E or a low P/E, relative to its industry.

Is AminologicsLtd Making Efficient Use Of Its Profits?

Summary

On the whole, we do feel that AminologicsLtd has some positive attributes. 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. To know the 2 risks we have identified for AminologicsLtd visit our risks dashboard for free.

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