Returns on Capital Paint A Bright Future For BP Plastics Holding Bhd (KLSE:BPPLAS)

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Simply Wall St
Published
November 26, 2021
KLSE:BPPLAS
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If we want to find a stock that could multiply over the long term, what are the underlying trends we should look 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. With that in mind, the ROCE of BP Plastics Holding Bhd (KLSE:BPPLAS) looks great, so lets see what the trend can tell us.

Understanding Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)

For those who don't know, ROCE is a measure of a company's yearly pre-tax profit (its return), relative to the capital employed in the business. The formula for this calculation on BP Plastics Holding Bhd is:

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

0.21 = RM49m ÷ (RM293m - RM57m) (Based on the trailing twelve months to September 2021).

So, BP Plastics Holding Bhd has an ROCE of 21%. That's a fantastic return and not only that, it outpaces the average of 12% earned by companies in a similar industry.

View our latest analysis for BP Plastics Holding Bhd

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KLSE:BPPLAS Return on Capital Employed November 27th 2021

In the above chart we have measured BP Plastics Holding Bhd's prior ROCE against its prior performance, but the future is arguably more important. If you'd like, you can check out the forecasts from the analysts covering BP Plastics Holding Bhd here for free.

How Are Returns Trending?

The trends we've noticed at BP Plastics Holding Bhd are quite reassuring. The numbers show that in the last five years, the returns generated on capital employed have grown considerably to 21%. The company is effectively making more money per dollar of capital used, and it's worth noting that the amount of capital has increased too, by 35%. So we're very much inspired by what we're seeing at BP Plastics Holding Bhd thanks to its ability to profitably reinvest capital.

The Bottom Line On BP Plastics Holding Bhd's ROCE

To sum it up, BP Plastics Holding Bhd has proven it can reinvest in the business and generate higher returns on that capital employed, which is terrific. Since the stock has returned a staggering 131% to shareholders over the last five years, it looks like investors are recognizing these changes. With that being said, we still think the promising fundamentals mean the company deserves some further due diligence.

One final note, you should learn about the 3 warning signs we've spotted with BP Plastics Holding Bhd (including 1 which is potentially serious) .

If you'd like to see other companies earning high returns, check out our free list of companies earning high returns with solid balance sheets here.

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